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How Hussain Sawjani Become an Entreprenuer in Real Estate

Hussain Sawjani, who is the CEO and founder of the DAMAC group, started a real estate company in Dubai. Hussain Sawjani’s father was an entrepreneur who owned a store selling watches, pens, and shirts that came from China.

As he grew older, he decided to attend the University of Washington. When he obtained a scholarship, he got his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Hussain Sawjani started the DAMAC foundation providing free software development training to one million young Arab students.

When Hussain Sawjani began his career back in 1981, he started working in the finance department at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries.

After two years of working at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, he decided to start his own catering business, bringing in thousands of customers. After many years, the catering business he started, has changed the name to Global Logistics Services. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.hussainsajwani.com/ and https://www.damacproperties.com/en/investor-relations/corporate-governance/meet-our-board

In 2002, Hussain Sawjani became the DAMAC owner, the largest real estate company in the Middle East. Since the company started, it has built 19,000 apartment buildings with over 44,000 units under construction. By the year 2015, Hussain Sawjani’s company got publicly listed on The Dubai Financial Market.

One of the projects that Hussain Sawjani, the DAMAC owner has developed is a golf course designed by Tiger Woods and is managed by the Trump Organization. Also, he has built luxury apartments that have designed interiors from Italy. He owns lots of resorts and hotels, as well.

Hussian Sawjani is married with four children and lives in Dubai. One of Hussian Sawjani’s sons, Ali Sawjani graduated from North Eastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Today, Ali Sawjani is the General Manager of Operations at the DAMAC group. Read more: Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani | Bloomberg and Hussain Sajwani | Forbes

Donald Trump praised Hussain Sawjani for his entrepreneurship in DAMAC properties. Over time, the two men became friends building good relationships. Trump’s sons were even invited to Hussain Sawjani daughter’s wedding, Amira Sawjani.

Hussain Sawjani has done business with not only Donald Trump but Ivanka Trump as well. Over the years, Donald Trump and Hussian Sawjani have been friends and partners for a long time.

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Madison Street Capital Builds Company Reputation

Building a new business in any industry is very hard today due to regulations, costs of owning a business, and fierce competition. This can be even harder in the investment banking and corporate finance industry that is generally led by enormous banks that have been in business for more than 100 years. While it is a very hard industry to get into, one organization has continued to develop and grow a greater market share. This company, Madison Street Capital, is continuing to grow due to the amazing service and reputation that the company has.

 

Overall, the Madison Street Capital reputation is a very positive one. The company continues to build its brand by providing a unique set of services and other skills to its customers. While it is much smaller than many of the other companies in the industry that it services, Madison Street Capital has been able to be more flexible to meet customer needs. One of the main reasons why the company has been so successful is that it employs top talent. The company hires only the top quality individuals that are able to provide unique solutions and creative ideas to help a client grow and develop.

 

While the company started small in Chicago, Madison Street Capital has continued to grow across the world. Over the past few years the company has opened several offices across the United States and other parts of the world. This has allowed the firm to attract more clients in a variety of new industries. The strategy has continued to work as Madison Street Capital continues to find new clients that appreciate the advisory services that the firm can provide.

 

While Madison Street Capital has a strong reputation with its customers, it is also getting a lot of attention from its peers as well. Over the past few years, the company has been nominated for a number of major industry awards. This includes being nominated for several awards at the 2017 M&A Advisory awards. At this awards presentation, the company was nominated for the Deal of the Year award and the Boutique Investment Firm of the Year Award. Ultimately, Madison Street Capital was the winner of the Deal of the Year Award and a finalist for Firm of the Year.

 

These awards will continue to help develop the Madison Street Capital reputation in the M&A industry. This should help to make it much easier for the firm to grow and develop as they look for more markets and industries to serve. Within the next decade the company will look to enter more areas as global markets, which will help them to continue to compete with some of the larger firms spaced all over the world.

 

To learn more, visit http://madisonstreetcapital.org/.

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Securus Technologies gets full approval for rollout of Wireless Containment System

Securus Technologies is one of the largest providers of inmate communications services and prison security systems in the United States today. The company has been at the forefront of developing some of the most cutting-edge systems that help prison guards and administrators keep their institutions safe and secure. From its video visitation technology, which has proven to be a wildly popular way for inmates to stay in touch with loved ones, to its high-tech, artificial-intelligence-based call-monitoring systems, Securus is blazing new trails in prison tech.

 

Now, the company is taking on what may be its biggest challenge ever. Since the late 90s, prisons across the country have been flooded with contraband cellular devices. These phones and other devices allow prisoners to effectively circumvent the security protocols and systems that the prison has installed. This poses a serious security risk to the institution. But the real threat that contraband cellphones have created is through providing an efficient and reliable means of communications with the outside world for dangerous, powerful and often-violent gang leaders.

 

Throughout most of the country, prison gangs rule the nation’s penal institutions. These gangs now exist in a sort of uneasy symbiosis with the institutions where they are contained. In a highly charged environment, where racial tensions are often right at the boiling point, the gangs can actually assist prison guards by maintaining internal discipline on a level that would not be possible for the guards themselves. Although it is a somewhat open secret in the prison world, the gangs are able to keep their members and those who they control in check through intra-gang violence. This would not be possible for guards, who would quickly face lawsuits. For this reason, the presence of prison gangs actually makes things like open rec yards and out-of-cell time possible. If it were not for the gangs’ ability to self-police and maintain order, prisoners in most of the nation’s high-security facilities might quickly find themselves locked in their cells 24 hours a day.

 

But the benefits of these gangs come with a steep cost. They are made up of criminals and are highly organized, hierarchical and often have well-read, intelligent leadership with a ruthless bent. Furthermore, prison gangs tend to be run on a Mafia-like model. They tend to be focused on making money, highly professional and ready to mete out vicious assaults on anyone who crosses them, at the drop of a hat.

 

These gangs have used contraband cellphones to intimidate witnesses, assault law enforcement and even carry out assassinations of prison staff. But Securus Technologies is putting an end to that with its Wireless Containment System. The WCS is currently being deployed at many prisons throughout the United States, where it has been proven 100 percent effective in shutting down illegal cellular calls.

 

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Victims of Arpaio Retaliate Against his Pardoning

In 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin began what would result in a half decade long legal battle against Maricopa County. In 2013, Lacey and Larkin, business partners, were awarded $3.75 million.

The lawsuit was the result of Maricopa County’s Sheriff to silence the free press. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were publishing revealing information about Joe Arpaio – the sheriff. Arpaio obviously didn’t like the contents of the articles, which is understandable.

What isn’t understandable is how he decided to handle the situation. Arpaio sent his deputies in unmarked SUVs to arrest Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin; arresting someone for what is published in a newspaper is a first amendment right violation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://michael-lacey.com/press/

“We were a constant thorn in his side,” Jim Larkin admitted. “I think that’s why Michael and I were arrested.” The two journalists had been investigating Arpaio for years prior to their arrest.

Arpaio has never been one to abide by the supreme law of the land. Ever since he took office in 1992 he has attempted to silence and oppress everyone that got in his way. He was Sheriff of Maricopa County for two decades, but once word got out on a national platform that Arpaio was corrupt, he was voted out of office.

“It ends up with contempt of court because he ignored a judge’s instruction,” said Lacey. “As opposed to being held accountable for the people were killed, the people who were tortured, the prisoners who were abused.” Joe Arpaio’s history of mistreatment for prisoners is well known. Lacey believes Arpaio should be held accountable for the unjust treatment of prisoners being held in Arpaio’s jails.

Joe Arpaio was recently saved by President Donald Trump. Another illegal arrest he committed in 2007 resulted in criminal contempt of court charges against Arpaio. Arpaio was relieved when President Trump extended a pardon to him. Arpaio took the pardon, and now his victims are livid.

Michael Lacey attributes the pardoning to Trump’s dwindling pool of supporters. “Trump’s approval rating is down around 30 percent, and that 30 percent is going to like what he did,” Lacey said.

About Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey met in college where they collaborated on a school newspaper. The project was so successful that they no longer had a need of college; the journalists dropped out to join the newspaper industry.

It wasn’t long until Lacey and Larkin had purchase “Phoenix New Times,” the paper that they used to give Arpaio such a hard time.

Since the lawsuit, they have sold their paper in order to start a couple of new organizations.

The Frontera Fund is a charity that assist citizens and residents of Arizona. Lacey and Larkin, through their new charity, support a variety of causes, but they mostly relate to Hispanics.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin wouldn’t be journalists if they weren’t still in the newspaper industry. They have created Front Page Confidential to be a more direct approach to political activism. Front Page Confidential publishes content relating to politics and constitutional right violations.

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OSI Group’s Sheldon Lavin Says That a Culture of Family Is What Sets His Company Apart From Others Large Businesses

Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC, the worlds leading supplier of meat to the retail and food service sector. Sheldon attended college at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, completing a degree in accounting and finance before earning a degree in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Upon completion of his education, he opened his own financial consulting firm, Sheldon Lavin and Associates, Inc. It was during this time that he made the acquaintance of the Kolschowsky family. He helped them with the financing to start their own meat processing company, Otto & Sons, the predecessor to OSI Group. In 1970, Sheldon accepted a position with Otto & Sons and he has been with the company ever since. Under his guidance, Otto & Sons, now known as OSI Group, has grown to be the global leader in the meat processing industry. The proof of this success is evident in the fact that OSI now has operations in 17 countries globally, with 80 facilities. The company has also expanded through the acquisition of other successful food companies. In 2006, OSI acquired Amick Farms, a vertically integrated poultry company from the eastern United States. As recently as 2016, the company acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food, a Dutch company that manufactures meat and other food items and has facilities in Germany and the Netherlands, and https://www.theofficialboard.com/biography/sheldon-lavin-d4824.

Sheldon Lavin recently opened up about his career with OSI Group and talked about what keeps him motivated in an interview with Interview.net. He talks about how he helped the Kolschowsky family, the founders of Otto & Sons, to get financing while he was still working as a consultant. The relationship didn’t end there and in 1970, Sheldon accepted a position with the company. He has been there ever since and has seen Otto & Sons evolve into the globally recognized OSI Group. He always envisioned that OSI would one day be a worldwide food processing enterprise. Sheldon believes that what truly made the company successful was the fact that OSI has maintained the same family atmosphere and culture that it started with. Unlike many other companies its size, OSI considers itself a family and according to Sheldon, this is what sets it apart and allows it to be able to meet the demands of its customers at a consistent level of excellence. He maintains that OSI is “extremely proud of the people who work with us. Without the loyal and talented folks on our team, we would have never achieved success in this industry. My office door is always open, and I listen to everyone who voices their thoughts. At the corporate office, we all eat lunch together and address each other by our first names.” This really sums up exactly what Sheldon means when he says that OSI is firstly and foremostly a family company, and learn more about Sheldon.

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Clayton Hutson – article recap

After being captivated by music for many years as well as having learned a great deal as a stage manager, producer, sound engineer and production manager, Clayton Hutson set about launching his own production management company.

 

Some of the artists he has worked with include Pink, Guns N’ Roses, Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock and more. He is currently a producer, designer and manager of a number of live tours, most of which involve rock music.

 

Hutson spoke about how he was fortunate to learn valuable lessons from each position he held and how those lessons and the skills he also learned have shaped his approach to his business. He also pointed out the effect of the timing of the last recession on his employer helped him determine the time was right for him to start his own company.

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The company makes available production design and management services, logistics and stage management services, rigging and more.

 

On a typical day for Hutson he gets an early start by arriving at the site before anyone else. He takes a look at the day’s schedule, carries out a walk-through, establishes a storage plan and compiles a list of things for the crew to perform.

 

During the show, Hutson works out what directions and details he will be giving his staff for when the show is over. Taking care of all the details helps him with his work throughout the day and delegate what needs to be completed.

 

What’s more, he envisions what each set will look like in his mind and at the same time he hears the sounds and sees the lighting he requires for his vision.

 

Advances in technology have been a significant ingredient and exciting for Hutson as well. Lights and video have made a huge impact on the industry and according to Hutson the industry has also benefitted from performers such as Lady Gaga and Pink and their aerial stunts during their shows.

 

Hutson graduated with a BA degree in theatre design and technical production from Central Michigan University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

 

His career took in work with TV evangelist Billy Graham, production manager for Getagrip Touring, stage manager for Kanye West, vice president of production for Ronin Event Creative and the production manager for Prince and Jennifer Nettles. Learn more: https://www.discogs.com/artist/4165463-Clay-Hutson

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The Caring Family Of The Highest Paid CEO, Tony Petrello

The family continues to support the institution hoping that a cure will be found for their daughter and other children with cerebral palsy. Tony Petrello also serves on the hospital’s board of directors.

When they feel helpless about Carena’s condition, they think of other parents and children going through the same thing. They hope that their efforts can alleviate the suffering.

Tony Petrello started an endowment fund at Yale University for students who excel in mathematics. The $150,000 scholarship is in honor of the late Serge Lang, Tony Petrello’s professor of mathematics at the institution.

Nabors Industries and its employees were on site to give relief to hurricane Harvey. The employees gave a cash donation, and the company doubled it.

The company also gave the employees paid off time for them to participate fully in the relief services.

The company also put up a makeshift kitchen that made meals for affected families. The families were fed on three hot meals a day. Those affected by Hurricane Harvey included at least ten percent of Nabors Industries workers.

Read more: Tony Petrello’s Nabors Industries Will Purchase Tesco This Year

Nabors Industries gives scholarships to its employees’ children. It also supports charitable organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Bike MS.

The Petrello Shadyside home in Houston recently hosted Tommy Tune, the New York-based Broadway celebrity, for a cocktail party. Tommy Tune was born in Houston, but he left for New York to pursue a career in music.

He was returning home for the Tommy Tune Tonight concert at the Miller Outdoor Theater. During the event, the celebrity performed before five thousand fans.

Tony Petrello had invited about fifty of his friends and the advisory board members of the Miller Outdoor Theater. City Kitchen provided catering services, while Scott Graham, a piano player, and Divisi Strings Amp’d entertained guests.

Guests, including Tommy Tune, enjoyed watching the family’s outdoor bunnies on the well-landscaped palatial home. The celebrity, who is six feet six inches tall, towered above the other guests.

Tommy Tune has won many awards in the years he has worked on Broadway. An award was started in his honor in his hometown of Houston. The Tommy Tune Awards recognizes high school musical theater teachers in Houston.

Find more about Tony Petrello: https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/how-tony-petrello-helped-houston-hurricane-harvey-relief

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What Museums And Restaurants There Are Around Fagali’I Airport

Many visitors to Apia land at the Fagali’I Airport. This airport is only used by Polynesian Airlines and they fly routes exclusively between Apia and Pago Pago in American Samoa. However, this airline does offer chartered flights for sightseeing as well as doing emergency evacuations for those in severe medical conditions.

Fagali’I Airport just has a single airstrip for planes to land on and take off from. In the past other airlines have also used it such as Talofa Airways, Samoa Air, and South Pacific Island Airways. Its international airport code is FGI and it is in the Pacific/Apia time zone which means it is 14 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The airport consists of one large room in which you can book or pick up your tickets, if you haven’t already done so. You also wait in this room for your flight. The airport is air-conditioned and does have fans which are very helpful as it is located in the tropics.

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The Fagali’I Airport is central to most of the hotels on the island of Upolu. Depending on how nice of a hotel you want you can expect to pay somewhere between $24 to $180 a night with the average nightly cost being $70 on expedia.com.

There are seven museums that are within miles of the Fagali’I Airport. These are the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Plantation House Samoa, The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery, EFKS Museum, the Tiapapata Art Centre, the Museum of Samoa, and the Samoa Culture Centre according to cheapflights.com. These are all inexpensive to visit and feature historical artifacts of Samoa and are a celebration of its 3500 years of history of being populated.

When you’re staying in a hotel near the Fagali’I Airport, you will also have a large number of restaurants to choose from of every price range. Some of the “cheap eats” restaurants are Lynn’s Takeaway and the EziBro Juice Bar. Moderately priced places are the Nourish Cafe, Pacific Jewell’s Garden Cafe, and the Kokobanana Bar & Grill. Upscale dining options are Paddles Restaurant, Scalinis Restaurant, Amanaki Restaurant, and A Feast Restaurant by Sheraton among other options.

Search more about Fagali’I Airport: http://www.dohop.com/travel-guide/airports/FGI/Fagali’I Airport

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Betsy DeVos speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference about Education Empowerment

Beginning with a moment of silence for the students, teachers, and all the people who were impacted by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference as she was interviewed by Kay Coles James, Heritage Foundation President. The subject of the speech was empowerment in the areas concerning freedom of choice for education and freedom to express ideas in college.

 

Among the items discussed by Secretary DeVos were the steps her office is taking to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Every Student Succeeds Act will help to ensure that all students and schools are successful. Secretary DeVos encouraged the decision makers at the State level to empower parents in the education of their children by offering them more educational opportunities, especially military parents. A new plan that the Department of Education and the Heritage Foundation are working to help military parents is to offer education savings accounts for military dependents. Military families with school-age children make decisions regarding whether they serve based on where their children will attend school.

 

Secretary DeVos explained that school vouchers are not just about considering whether to send your child to private schools. Vouchers are simply a mechanism of how to choose a school. She serves on a task force that focuses on elevating and increasing the opportunities involving apprenticeship. In this country we must realize that obtaining a four-year college or university degree is not the only way to become successful. Millions of jobs go unfilled because people do not have the required skills to fill those jobs.

 

Secretary DeVos believes college students should be able to express their opinions and test their ideas, which is something that she had a chance to do when she was in college. Without mentioning any specific incidents, Secretary DeVos acknowledged that there have been attempts to silence free speech and the expression of conservative ideas on college campuses. Secretary DeVos told listeners that the place to have disagreements, which she refers to as “the battle of ideas” is on the college campuses. Therefore, Secretary DeVos pledged to work towards ensuring that students will continue to have the opportunity to freely express their ideas. She explained that for college students, support for higher education is a significant role of the Office of Secretary of Education.

 

Secretary DeVos reiterated her goal of wanting to see that all parents be able to choose what school their child attend. Kay Coles James compared Secretary DeVos to Margaret Thatcher, who was described as, “an iron fist and a velvet glove.” At times, in the face of opposition, Secretary DeVos has championed the cause for equal educational opportunities for children. She was appointed Secretary of the Department of Education by President Donald Trump.

 

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Securus Technologies Helping Prevent the Use of Contraband Phones Inside Prison with Its WCS Technology

The correctional field has been highly competitive, and many companies are trying to dominate this growing sector. One of the companies that have been consistently growing regarding revenue, size, and market reputation since it was established in the year 1986 is Securus Technologies. The company is a market leader in North America, where over 3.400 correctional facilities use its services. More than 1.2 million inmates currently rely on Securus Technologies for the inmate communications services it provides. Securus Technologies spends millions of dollars each year on market and scientific research and developing high-end and advanced correctional technology, which has helped the company outgrow its competitors and lead the competition from the front.

 

Securus Technologies continues to develop new high-end technologies from time to time, and one of the latest technologies that it has introduced in the correctional sphere is the wireless containment system. With the help of wireless containment system, Securus Technologies would help the correctional facilities to eliminate the use of contraband phones by the inmates, which is a problem that has cost hundreds and even thousands of lives over the years. With the help of these smuggled contraband phones, the criminals inside the prison can control many different criminal activities outside the prison and can also potentially put the lives of the many law enforcement officials serving them in danger. Recently, it was found that one of the inmates in the Evans Correctional Facility shot a video of nearly 4 minutes and posted it on the social media network from inside the prison.

 

Such an incident comes as a shame to the law enforcement agencies and also highlights how vulnerable the lives of the officers inside and outside of the prison are. It is where the wireless containment system by Securus Technologies can help in ensuring that such incidents can be prevented. The wireless containment system would render the contraband phones inside the prison useless, and only the authorized communication with the registered phones would be made possible. So, even if the contraband phones reach the hand of the inmates, they would not be able to make or receive calls on it. It is this kind of system that was tasted in around eight facilities that Securus Technologies serve. It was seen that within one year, the wireless containment system was able to stop over 1.7 million unauthorized and illegal communications.

 

Robert Johnson, a former corrections officer, who now works with Securus Technologies as a consultant says that there is no technology other than the wireless containment system that can prevent the use of contraband phones as efficiently now. The company has invested millions into its development and is committed to updating the technology as the research continues to expand its capabilities.