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Jose Auriemo Neto brings Parque Cidade Jardim to life

In the world of Brazilian construction and real estate development, no name stands taller than that of Jose Auriemo Neto. As one of the most prominent real estate developers throughout the country of Brazil, Jose Auriemo Neto and his company, JHSF Participacaoes, have been at the forefront of completing some of the most ambitious and important projects in the country’s history.

Among the vast and economy-boosting projects that his company has undertaken, few have risen to the heights of the Parque Cidade Jardim, a sprawling development located in the heart of Sao Paulo. What makes the story of the development of this great addition to the city so incredible is that few people even dreamed that the redevelopment of the land on which the development currently sits would be possible.

In 2004, Auriemo Neto first caught a glimpse of what would become one of the largest real estate developments in the history of the city of Sao Paulo. The large, abandoned property sat adjacent to one of the most highly trafficked highways in the country. This property, measuring more than 100 acres, was filled with slums and abandoned buildings that dated back to the early 1900s.

But as all great real estate developers know, the three most important considerations when assessing any property are location, location and location. And it so happened that, despite its gross dereliction, just vast property was located in one of the most fortuitous places that existed within the city.

Auriemo Neto bought the property on the cheap, promising to erect one of the most impressive developments that existed to date in the city. Ultimately, he delivered with flying colors. Today, Parque Cidade Jardim has nine residential towers, four office towers and a mall with more than 180 stores. It is one of the hottest addresses in the country of Brazil.

Building a Fast Growing Company Like Whitney Wolfe

There are new brands being started on a daily basis. However, they grow at variable rates. Some of these businesses will grow at slow rates. Other businesses will grow at a rate that is mind-blowing. Whitney Wolfe has started one of those fast growing brands. This begs the question as to what the factors are to a brand that is fast growing. While it is not that predictable as to what brands are going to grow fast and what are going to be slow, there are certain commonalities among brands that are fast growing. It is worth exploring each of these brands in order to see what they have in common.

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One thing that Whitney Wolfe does with her brand is look at a deep othat grows quickly. In Whitney’s case, she has looked at the rules that have kept women down for a long time. Women have been treated unfairly and told to not assert themselves. Whitney Wolfe wanted to empower women to be assertive and take initiative with their lives. This has been the whole point of Bumble. With this app, she has started with dating and relationships.

One of the larger factors behind the growth of Whitney’s company is the story behind it. Like so many women, Whitney Wolfe has dealt with her share of unfair treatment and other forms of injustice that has left her in a lot of pain. Instead of lying down and being silent, she has decided to take an opportunity to use her pain to move forward and reach out to others who have gone through similar experiences. She has also wanted to prepare other women for the possibility of dealing with such traumas by giving them platforms they can use for support.

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Shervin Pishevar Foresees Dark Times Ahead for US Economy

In early February 2018, the US stock market experienced one of the most dramatic drops it has seen in recent times. This led to Shervin Pishevar letting loose a Twitter storm that lasted 21 hours and predicted some dark times ahead for the economy of the United States. He feels that in the months to come the stock market will go down another 6,000 points.

 

Shervin Pishevar is a philanthropist, investor, and entrepreneur. He made his fortune by investing early in Uber. Other companies he has invested in include Munchery, Airbnb, Tumblr, and Warby Parker. The US government chose him as an Outstanding American by Choice back in 2012. He is of Iranian decent. In the year 2015, he was appointed to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board by the then president of the United States. In addition to his experience, it seems that Shervin Pishevar is pretty good at foreseeing the future. He correctly anticipated the crisis Facebook would go through.

 

One of the points that Shervin Pishevar mentioned in his tweet rant had to do with the fact that Silicon Valley has lost its exclusivity. That’s not really a bad thing, but it is not something that is good for short-term economic growth in the United States. The strongholds on ideas and talent that Silicon Valley once possessed are no longer something to be relied on. The United States no longer has a monopoly on the entrepreneurial spirit and the backing for startups. Talented immigrants no longer need to come to the United States to get their ideas going. He cites an example of a team building a train station in China in under 10 hours.

 

Shervin Pishevar did mention some companies that he feels will inspire good work. Out of the decaying infrastructure of the United States, he feels that there are some moonshots that will inspire hope. One he mentioned is Virgin Hyperloop. Of course, this should be taken with a grain of salt considering he is one of the co-founders of this company. In order to experience a global economy everyone can enjoy, he feels that middlemen need to become irrelevant.

 

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Fusion on the Go app by Talk Fusion Winning Hearts

For companies who want to continue to have the edge over their competitors, trying out new and innovate marketing techniques is essential. Without new and creative marketing measures, the companies would not be able to engage the customers actively and would lose out to competition on a daily basis. One of the companies that have been redefining the field of marketing with its innovative video marketing products and services is Talk Fusion. The company has a long list of products and services that it offers to its customers, who are spread in over 140 countries. Talk Fusion started its operations in the year 2007 when video marketing was not a big thing, but the company remains committed to its belief in the power of video marketing. And, today, video marketing has been leading the means of marketing that are most powerful and result-oriented in the market.

 

Bob Reina is the Chief Executive Officer as well as the founder of the Talk Fusion and is also a tech blogger on many leading websites, including Huffington Post, and others. He believes that video marketing has the power and influence that not many other marketing methods have, and should be explored by companies who are looking to increase their revenue and outreach. Talk Fusion has been in the limelight recently after announcing the launch of its new video chat app named Fusion on the Go, which can be easily downloaded and installed on any smartphone or devices running on Android or iOS. The Fusion on the Go app has many useful features, which are scalable, and can be used by the professionals for the business or by individuals for their personal communication purposes. Learn more: https://www.businessforhome.org/2016/07/talk-fusion-classified-as-triple-a-opportunity/

 

The new app by Talk Fusion has been released just for a short period now and already has excellent reviews from its associates. Some of the associates admitted that the new app has been working seamlessly and since they have instant access to the app no matter where they are, it is of great advantage to them. Many associated also admitted to using it for their personal use as it is fast and easy to use.

 

The life of Ronald Fowlkes

Ronald has a successful career and life. He works for everything he has in life and earned it as well.

Ronald knew from when he was younger that he wanted to be in the Marines and was always sending in applications to be admitted

. This was when he got sad due to the fact that he was too young and that he had to wait until he was older to serve. Ronald served in the Marines and graduated from Army Jump School. He was also a member of the police force and he even led a swat time. This was when he was introduced to First spear which continued to be present during his time as a Marine. He has over two decades of experience in design, development, and even gear for those who were in the Military. He did all of this when he was a Marine because they are always looking to be safe in the gear they work with when they are doing their job. He also has experience working for a sales group when in the military and on the base that he was living on.

When he started working at First Spear he was able to bring in the skills and the roles that he knew how to do which was an essential part of who is was as a person. He was very pleased to be able to know more about the gear that was being used on him everyday when he was enlisted. He was even more excited when he found out the things he wanted to know more about were being made in his hometown. He talks about the passions he had and says that his passion was what brought him to First Spear. He was always talking about the way the gear held together when it was being worn and how it fit which is why he was interested in finding out more about the gear from FirstSpear.

Ronald Fowlkes was always wanting to know more about the gear he was working with which was why he decided to join the FirstSpear time and try to understand more about the making of the gear. From an early start there was always an interest in joining the Marines and when he did that there was always the interest in the work gear that he used. Even more interest when he found out it was being made in his hometown.

 

Larkin and Lacey Angry at Trump for Arpaio Pardon

If you haven’t heard of Joe Arpaio you probably should get to know him to understand why Michael Lacey and Joe Larkin are so angry.

Joe Arpaio was elected Sheriff of Maricopa County of Arizona in 1992 and quickly turned into a controversial figure.

In 1993, to fight prison overcrowding, Arpaio created a facility called Tent City. In the desert of Arizona temperatures could reach 135 degrees. Prisoners were subjugated to inhumane treatment while being contained in Tent City.

While prisoners outside were yearning for the air conditioning of the indoors, the inmates being held in county jails were being beaten to death and soon to be mothers were chained to beds during child birth.

Arpaio sustained his position as Sheriff with strategies of bribery and abuse of power. He has misused his authority to arrest or smear all those who appose him. This corrupt behavior was allowed to go on until recent years when it finally got nationwide media coverage.

Arpaio was finally charged with criminal contempt of court when he violated a judge’s order to cease his racial profiling and enforcement of federal immigration laws. He failed to abide by the judge’s orders and was promptly charged and convicted.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are victims of Arpaio as well. The journalists were arrested for something they published in their paper, a violation of the first amendment. The duo were quickly released from custody and they went on to sue the county for their unlawful arrest.

In a time where the President of the United States is the biggest threat to the first amendment, it is no surprise that the President also pardoned Joe Arpaio from his conviction in criminal contempt of court. Citizens, including Larkin and Lacey, were outraged over the President’s decision.

Now Arpaio says he may be planning to run for Senator of Arizona.

Michael Lacey blames the justice system for not charging Arpaio with more crimes.

Lacey claims that Arpaio is accountable for countless deaths during his time as sheriff. Lacey believes the justice system has failed by only charging Arpaio with contempt of court.

With the winning of their lawsuit and the money they obtained from selling their newspaper, the duo now plan to fight against the local corruption that is so prevalent in Arizona. Larkin and Lacey have teamed up once again to create two new organizations.

The Frontera Fund is a charitable organization that raises money towards fighting migrant injustices like those committed by Joe Arpaio. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

The company focuses its attention on the Hispanic community in Arizona and works hard to inform them on issues important to them like immigration laws and DACA reform.

Their new newspaper, Front Page Confidential, aims to reach a much wider audience. The newspaper intends to educate people all across the nation on issues relating to their first amendment.

Lacey and Larkin want to make sure that the government, both local and federal, do not impede on the basic rights The Constitution guarantees to all United States citizens.

 

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have Shifted Focus from Journalism to Altruism

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are no strangers to controversy. They started their career in journalism while they were still in college where they teamed up to create a liberal option for a news source at their school. Many of the students didn’t agree with the school’s conservative opinions on student protests, so Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin provided them with an alternative news source.

They dropped out of school to join the real journalism industry. They eventually purchased the Phoenix New Times and became the owners of Village Voice Media. In the red state of Arizona, they continued to provide an alternative source for residents of Arizona. Naturally, corrupt Sheriff of Maricopa County came under their journalistic scope. For year, at the Phoenix New Times, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin exposed the wrongful actions of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Joe Arpaio didn’t take these actions kindly. He responded by violating their first amendment rights. In 2007, under the guise of darkness, Joe Arpaio’s deputies moved in the the arrest. The two were pulled from their homes and shipped to separate facilities where they couldn’t make contact with each other.

Publications from all over the country joined published the story of their arrest. This led to a public outcry so loud that the journalists were released. They then filed a lawsuit with the county and walked away from the ordeal 4 million dollars richer.

 

The Frontera Fund & Front Page Confidential

The former owners of the Phoenix New Times have now created two new organization to use in their efforts against Joe Arpaio and o ther corrupt politicians. The Frontera Fund is a charity that is working to provide relief to Hispanic citizens in Arizona. They also support large, more varied charities such as The ACLU. Front Page Confidential, on the other hand, is making sure people like Joe Arpaio never hold office again. The new paper publishes content that exposes politicians for their immoral behavior. The newspaper also publishes content relating to civil rights violations and general oppression.

 

Atlantic City Will Have A Better Housing Selection With New Boraie Development Project

Atlantic City, NJ was once thought of as the gambling capital of the east in the same way Las Vegas was out west, but things have begun to change there. Casinos have actually started closing down, and its actually been a good thing economists have said is happening because they feel the city has had too much of a surplus in that category, and new businesses need to start coming in instead. But along with that, experts say its also time to change the city’s housing and a new condominium built by Boraie Development, The Beach at South Inlet could do just that. This is a property with 250 apartments that’s already undergoing construction and it’s going to have a pool, gym, spa and other features along with fully-furnished luxury apartments. Most of Boraie Development’s new projects have features that younger city workers prefer.

Boraie Development can be credited for bringing a lot of business back to New Jersey’s northeastern cities, especially New Brunswick where they are based. The company is privately-owned by Omar Boraie and his family, and it got started more than 40 years ago when he immigrated to the US. Boraie was planning to go into the chemistry field and was working on his doctorate’s degree at Rutgers University, but he decided to go into real estate instead because he became concerned about the social and economic outlook of New Brunswick where he lived. The city had a lot of abandoned properties in the downtown and its communities weren’t known to be too safe after dark, so Boraie decided to start buying these properties and turn them into high activity commercial centers. For more details visit Crunchbase.

The place currently known as Albany Street Plaza is where Omar Boraie started investing in first, and in 1988 his first renovated building was finished and on the top floor is where Boraie Development’s headquarters are today. By 2003 this property had another tower completed, and now fortune 500 companies, financial services and retail shops were moving back into the area. Boraie Development also began its realty company which has led to the sale of many homes in Newark’s suburbs, but they also started bringing in new apartments to the city with the completion of the Condominium on Spring Street in 2006. They also started expanding housing facilities for Rutgers students in the year 2010, and four years later they completed The Aspire, an 18-story apartment high rise that’s located near the metro station heading into Manhattan. Boraie Development has won several awards for being the top-ranked real estate development agency, and in 2013 Rutgers University announced an honorary Omar Boraie chair on its advisory board for his contribution to their genomics research department.

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Pardoning America’s Toughest Sheriff

In July 2017, Judge G. Murray Snow held Sheriff Joe Arpaio in criminal contempt for disregarding judicial orders stemming from a 2007 civil rights case involving racial profiling and racial discrimination. Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

A few weeks before Arpaio was scheduled to report to the jail, he was pardoned by President Donald Trump. The pardon was later upheld by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton.

No one was more outraged by the pardon than journalists Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, co-owners of the Phoenix New Times. Larkin described himself and Lacey as “a constant thorn” in Arpaio’s side during his 24-year reign as sheriff of Maricopa County. Larken also declared “I think that’s why Michael and I got arrested.”

After midnight on October 18, 2007, Lacey and Larken were taken from their respective homes and placed under arrest by plainclothes detectives from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on what they considered trumped-up charges. As a result of the public backlash, the pair were released and eventually settled with Maricopa County for more than $3 million.

The arrests were the culmination of a long-running feud between the sheriff and Lacey and Larken, who were unrelenting in their coverage of Sheriff Arpaio’s misdeeds during what their called his “reign of terror.”

Michael Lacey referred to Trump’s pardon of Arpaio as “the perfect marriage of two corrupt individuals,” and then listed a few of Arpaio’s transgressions, including the atrocious jail environment, both in the main jail and in the tent city Arpaio liked to call his “concentration camp,” consisting of rotten food, brutal beatings, and one of the highest incidences of prisoner “suicides” in the nation. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Arpaio also stands accused of illegally diverting more than $100 million in jail funds for his own uses, including buying nearly $700,000 worth of commercial real estate on a $78,000 salary.

Lacey called it a “failure in the justice system,” and lamented that all Arpaio drew was a contempt of court charge, “as opposed to being held accountable for the people who were killed, the people who were tortured, the prisoners who were abused.”

It was, however, Arpaio’s shameless persecution of anyone appearing to be Latino that presented the most problems. The case that actually resulted in Arpaio’s censure was a class-action suit involving, among others:

Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, a Mexican national who was arrested during a traffic stop and detained for several hours even though he presented a valid U.S. visa;

brother and sister Manuel Nieto & Velia Meraz, who were arrested after witnessing deputies holding two Latinos during one of many “saturation sweeps” by the sheriff’s office;

a married couple named David and Jessika Rodriguez, who were off-road motoring with their two toddlers in December 2007 near Lake Bartlett.

In 2013, Judge Snow ordered reforms to the sheriff’s office and appointed a monitor to administer them. Arpaio appealed the judge’s rulings and they were upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Continue Fight for Latino Rights after Pardoning of Joe Arpaio

Obsidian Energy

Obsidian Energy is a successful company with well-balanced assets producing roughly thirty thousand boe of oil daily. With a company that focuses on organization, discipline and bottom line results it can be classified as a real up and comer in the oil and gas industry. The passion and entrepreneurial spirit of its management team will lead the company into establishing creative solutions to complex problems. Obsidian Energy is a strong advocate for accountability to its shareholders. This should reassure shareholders that the company’s best interests are at heart. Obsidian Energy also feels a strong moral accountability towards the communities in which it operates. To that end, the company established the community matters program to efficiently address concerns of the communities the company deals with on a regular basis. Obsidian is also proactive on environmental issue. Obsidian Energy also established an environmental program to meet and when possible exceed governmental environmental regulations. Refer to This Article for related information.

 

David French has already made a huge and everlasting impact on the company. He started with reducing the companies’ humongous debt from the three billion dollars it had when he started to the modest three hundred eighty-four million it currently has now. That is something he should be proud of. Next, David went about streamlining and reorganizing the company’s operations and in doing so has stabilized employment for the company at between three to four hundred workers. With all of these successes, you would think that this would be enough. It was not for David French. He then set out to have the company’s name changed, a new name is a new attitude and company foresight. He was able to gain ninety two percent of the shareholder vote in doing so. He renamed the company Obsidian Energy, a new name for a new future.

 

David French is without a doubt the perfect new CEO. Previously he was CEO of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. He has also served in management and consultancy positions for companies such as Apache Corporation and in the Permian Basin for Amoco Production Company. His experience will truly be an asset for Obsidian Energy.

 

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Obsidian Energy Is Looking To Make Its Mark On The Gas And Oil Industry

Obsidian Energy is the new name of the company once known as Penn West Petroleum. Its new CEO, Dave French, who took control the ship in October has remarked that the name change was appropriate because the company has become something completely different from Penn West. He also commented that he was excited for the change and ready to turn the page on a new chapter for the oil and gas company that produces close to 30,000 boe a day. Part of the changes that occurred within the company were in the way it does business, and this means that the new Obsidian Energy is working hard to re-focus its energies on its shareholders, the public it serves, and the environment that it works in.

 

Obsidian Energy has a stable, strong, and vital management team that is leading it into the future. Its CEO, Dave West, who joined the company in 2016 has worked with other oil companies in the past and has led them to great success. David Hendry, its Chief Financial Officer, has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry and was previously the Vice President at Talisman Energy Inc. Tony Berthelet, Vice President of Development and Operations, who has close to 2 decades of experience in the energy industry. Andrew Sweerts, Vice President of Production and Technical Services who brings with him 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Last but not least, Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Business Development and Commercial, who has held several other management positions in the gas and oil industry. Visit This Page for additional information.

 

Obsidian Energy is making it a top priority to educate its shareholders on their new approach to business. Its diligence in following regulations and ensuring the safety of its employees and the communities that it works in has become a top point of focus. To hold itself to these new standards and to let the public as well as its shareholders in on some of its internal workings, Obsidian Energy has put together a Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, Disclosure and Trading Policy, Diversity Policy, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Environmental Policy, Health and Safety Policy, and many more policies that will guide it into a productive and profitable future.

 

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