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The George W. Bushi Presidential Center has become a top attraction in Houston, Texas. They host many events have become part of the national discussion when it comes to government policies. The museum section details the Bush Presidency and contains many artifacts such as a piece taken from the World Trade Center. There is also an interactive theater called Decision Points Theater where guests are exposed to what it is like to have to make very weighty real-time decisions during an unfolding crisis. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.

The other big part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center is their Engage series. This series is sponsored by a local investment firm, Highland Capital Management. The executives of Highland Capital kicked off 2018 by endowing $10 million that will be used to grow the Engage series of events. This was in addition to the $5 million they have given this center since 2012. President Jim Dondero of Highland Capital Management said that he and the other executives of his company recognize the importance of people engaging in discussions about policy issues and he is happy his company is part of the effort to expand this. Visit highlandcap.com to know more.

Highland Capital Management’s endowment is already being put to great use. An event coming up on May 9th is called “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management – The Lazarus Effect, 15 Years Later”. The tickets to this event, which will be held at 6:30 pm, is priced at $40 each. This event will cover the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that Bush had signed into law when serving as president.

PEPFAR is credited with helping 13.3 million people, many in Africa, who receive antiretroviral therapies which keep them alive. When writing about this program Bush wrote that it brought people back from the dead and made them healthy and productive people once again.

There were a number of panelists at this Highland Capital Management event. This included Dr. Agnes Binagwhao who is the Rwandan Minister of Health. Dr. Mark Dybul, an Ambassador, was also a panelist as well as other such as Dr. Paul Farmer of Partner in Health.

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Internet entrepeneur Jason Hope is one of the people who has invested the most in the concept of anti-aging technology. With an initial grant of $500,000, he helped jump-start an organization called SENS, which is a medical research organization focused on addressing the root causes of aging. They believe that, through their research, they can greatly extend the length and quality of human life, to which I can say….it’s about time!

If human beings spent half as much time working on this issue as we spend working on new ways to kill each other, we would all live to be a thousand. Just a thought. Apparently, Jason Hope has a similar attitude, as he says that he considers this work to be essential to the advancement of medicine. He went on to state that they are not just important: they are the future. Assuming that SENS is able to meet their goals, this would literally be true. Jason Hope Helps Push Anti-Aging Efforts Forward

The organization has been working on ways to stop or reverse the hardening of arteries often seen in aging. To put it in simple terms, the arteries are made up of cells, and those cells are held in place by proteins. These proteins are themselves held together by molecular bonds. As a person ages, those molecular bonds often multiply and cause the arteries to become hard and brittle. This degradation of the arteries is one of the most critical factors of the aging process. Jason Hope’s Hard Line Stance on the Internet of Things

Growing up in Tempe, Arizona, Jason Hope attended Arizona State University, where he received a degree in finance. He also attended the W.P. Carey School Of Business (Also at ASU), from which he received an MBA. He has made his living as a successful investor, and also described himself as a “futurist”. When you look at the kinds of things he has invested in, you can see why. The technology of the future is obviously where this man puts his money, and that doesn’t seem like a bad bet to make. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging

We can only hope that such research will continue, and that there will continue to be people of vision to support it. Apart from his support of SENS, Jason Hope also runs a grant program that literally anyone can apply for. All you need is a good business idea. He has helped a lot of startup entrepeneurs to get their ideas off the ground, offering grants anywhere from $500 to $5000. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000

Peter Briger got hitched with Fortress Investment Group in 2002, after a fruitful career of fifteen years at Goldman Sachs and Co. Since Fortress Investment Group had plans to expand from the private equity venture, Peter Briger is accountable in heading the debt securities and real estate businesses team of Fortress. Currently, he is the company’s principal and a Co-Chairman of the board.

The personal prosperity Peter Briger enjoys are the fruits of his labor and skill in trading assets that nobody is interested in – dealing in distressed debt is his specialty.

During his stint with Goldman Sachs and Co., Briger, Mark McGoldrick and others formed a group called Special Situations Group. The team’s business deals were quite private and guarded, for which they became famous for, since whatever ventures they had at that time were remarkably profitable as it became the major source of profits for Goldman Sachs ever since its inception in 1997 under the tutelage and tenure of Peter Briger and his group.

Peter Briger’s business ability was put in full display during his time with the Special Situations Group of Goldman Sachs. The group engaged in various deals such as procuring a power plant in Britain, acquiring a commercial aircraft, purchasing an alcohol beverage company in South Korea, funding troubled mortgages in Japan, buying and selling cars in Thailand, etc. The tactic was to get the asset that was no longer of interest to the owners because it is no longer a good source of income. And there are various reasons why such assets fall from favor, like because of economic and political issues among others.

What the group will do is that they will maintain the assets they have procured at a bargain price and wait for the right opportunity wherein the markets would become sound and stable; then they would sell the said assets at a higher price yielding a big gain in the process. Basically, it is procuring at a low price and selling at a higher one – while this scheme may sound simple, it takes a high class business sense to be able to pull it off since the transactions are puzzling and secretive at most. However, Peter Briger and his team were able to pull it off.

To prove that Goldman Sachs is really benefitting from the Special Situations Group, Mark McGoldrick another co-founder left Golden Sachs because he claims that the $70 million salary grade he is given annually is a small change to the income he brings in for Goldman.

Still after having profitable career at Goldman Sachs and joining Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger is still successfully bringing in the big cash into Fortress when he and his team were able to amass $4.7 billion for the Fortress Opportunities Fund IV, which is literally 87% of profits gained by Fortress within the current quarter of the year.

At present, aside from his business at Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger is a Board Member with the Central Park Conservancy, Global Fund for Children, Special Surgery Hospital, and the Investment Company of the Princeton University.

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Investment opportunities help customers make the best choices with their finances. Not many people know how to make the most out of investment opportunities, though. Fortress Investment Group has taken their time to give customers an idea of what they can do to invest their money the right way. They don’t just tell their customers where to invest their money, but they tell them where they need to invest it so they can learn about it. They want to teach customers how to find a great investment opportunity so they can invest on their own in the future instead of relying on someone else to do it.

Fortress Investment Group makes investing a positive experience for all their customers. They want their customers to know there are other opportunities they can use and things will continue to get better for them. It all goes back to the right way to operate as a company. Fortress Investment Group knows how to operate the right way. They do their best job to give positive experiences to all the customers they have. It helps them grow and helps customers grow so they can make more money than what they did in the past.

Social media is a huge part of the Fortress Investment Group brand. They use social media to share information about the company and to connect with all their customers. They are confident in the abilities they have with social media. The company has spent a long time trying to make sure they can help people through social media. Fortress Investment Group has always done their best to give people an idea of who they are through social media. By doing this, they prepare to show people what will happen when they do things the right way.

The brand continues to grow as Fortress Investment Group keeps adding more customers. They know what it will take to give people the best options for investing. There are other ways they can grow, but investing has allowed them the chance to make more money for all their customers. They have always done what they can to show customers there will be more of it if they invest right way. Customers consistently see how Fortress Investment Group is growing portfolios. They want to make sure people realize they are doing a great job no matter what other companies around them are doing.

Even though Softbank acquired Fortress Investment Group, customers will not see a lot of changes. In fact, they will see the company stay the same because that is what they focus on doing. Softbank is giving Fortress Investment Group the chance to be independent. Their independence will help them maintain their identity as a brand. Even though they are now backed by Softbank, they want to stay their own company. Fortress Investment Group hopes to continue thriving under the Softbank company and chose this path because they knew it would be a strategic business decision that would help them in the future.

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Joe Arpaio’s Presidential Pardon has created a wave of awareness around the country – awareness that the government does not care about its people, does not adhere to the sentiments of the population, and only wants to free people who come from a position of money or power.

Arpaio was a criminal. He was known for committing several crimes and acts that caused severe pain and suffering to thousands of people. He was particularly resentful towards the Latin American community and believed that no one belonging to that race could legally be living in the country. He was governed by his own racist notions which led him to partake in a number of illegal activities so that he could enforce his own bigoted view of moral justice.

In spite of people getting to know of the crimes that he was committing, he continued on in the position as the Sheriff of Maricopa County for over twenty-five years. This was in spite of the crimes that he had already committed, and the punishments he was giving people who belonged to the Latin American community. He also was known for the harsh conditions that the prisons that he ran were kept in. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and  http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

These prisons were considered to be akin to concentration camps, and people were denied basic necessities that one needed to live. Inmates inside these prisons were also subject to an incredible amount of torture and many of them died as a result of the conditions that they were made to live in.

While reports started surfacing everywhere about the acts that Arpaio was engaging in, the Sheriff would actively try to shut down reporters or publications that brought his actions to light. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were two people who got to experience this when they released articles about Arpaio and the acts that he was committing. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

They were imprisoned falsely by Arpaio and soon after decided to sue the sheriff for what he had done to them. The case dragged on for an incredibly long time before Lacey and Larkin were actually given any compensation for the trouble that Arpaio had put them through during that period.

Using the money that the duo was offered, they decided to start up an organization that would aid people who were in a similar situation as them. Granting justice to Arpaio was one of the main aims of the organization, and was something that they worked towards immensely since the establishment.

Because of the goals that the organization had, several people from all over the country came forward in support of the organization and the goals they were looking to achieve.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was what the organization came to be known as, and was one that played a big role in the sentencing of Arpaio. Lacey and Larkin knew the road to convicting Arpaio would not be easy, and they are only working more towards seeing their goals to fruition.

Even with the pardon, the organization is still in the fight, hoping that one day the judicial system will be in the favor of the people, and not the corrupt officials who run the place.

Lots of us have great ideas about starting a restaurant or a deli with specialized food orders to go. But how would you actually serve a community as a small business and then be prepared to expand when the time is right? You would be smart to align yourself with an experienced and versatile food products company. Who knows what off-the-wall idea of yours is going to connect and when that chance presents itself, you need to be ready to use that idea to grow your business.

OSI Food Solutions can connect businesses with the experience and technological know-how needed to thrive in today’s economy. There are so many aspects of food product development that don’t seem obvious until you start considering them in your business plan. This company can be a great help when it comes to new product development. They can even help find ingredients, supply nutritional information and provide a sensory analysis. Historically, their market research and shelf life studies are always apt for the current trends and practices.

In 2016, OSI Food Solutions won the Globe of Honour from the British Safety Council for their excellence in the management of environmental risks. In order to qualify for this award, they had to pass a stringent environmental management audit scheme and get the maximum score of five stars. Their constant efforts towards maintaining excellence have enabled OSI Food Solutions to be one of the top companies when it comes to putting environmental protection on the same level as safety and health.

This is why they are one of America’s top 100 food companies. They are at the top of their game as evidenced by their products that can be found at Subway, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, and Starbucks to name a few. If your food service idea involves beef, chicken, pork or seafood, then OSI Food Solutions is the place to start especially when it comes down to cost analysis. Maybe you’re thinking that you’d like to include vegetables in your menu. OSI is currently processing lettuce, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, corn, and fruits. This can really expand the choices you can offer at an affordable cost.

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Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, investor, futurist, and philanthropist who is a strong believer in the Internet of Things (IOT), which has to do with everyday objects or devices being made capable of sending and receiving data on the internet in order to perform specific tasks. Hope has said numerous times that the IOT is the future and that people should expect to see more and more devices that use that kind of technology. Hope is an Arizona native who attended Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance. He also studied at the W.P. Carey School Of Business where received an MBA in business.

Jason Hope has offered grants to senior high school students, college students, and entrepreneurs who are looking to turn their ideas into real world applications or companies. He offers the grant to help them overcome the initial hurdles of getting their idea off of the ground, and he personally reviews every submission that a person sends in to him for consideration. Jason Hope has expressed his belief about keeping things simple and not over complicating ideas, which only leads to frustration. He says he runs his ideas by the people who are closest to him before moving forward with them.

As a philanthropist, Jason Hope has been a supporter of many causes but one of them is very close to his heart. This cause is the fight against diseases that mainly effect the aging population, and he is helping the battle by contributing a large amount of money to the SENS Foundation, which works to research rejuvenation biotechnologies that can help to get rid of age-related disease. Specifically, in 2010, Hope donated $500,000 to the California-based non-profit organization, and he expressed his interest in the foundation’s work and especially the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey who he has been following for some time.

Jason Hope is working with the SENS Foundation to help cure or prevent diseases that effect the aging, such as, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, and Atherosclerosis. He hopes to be able to prevent high blood pressure as well as long-sightedness and aging of the skin. Hope also supports and works with other charitable organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, Family Health International, T Gen Foundation, International Foundation for Education and Self Help, and many more. Looking into the future, which Jason Hope does often, he expects to see age-related disease to become a thing of the past.

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Losing a beloved pet can be very hard on people. They become part of the family, like a friendly cat who loves to sit in your lap while you are working. People domesticated dogs first, about 14,000 years ago. Some wonder whether people brought cats into their lives long ago or if it was the other way around. Almost 70% of households have a pet. The most common, of course, are dogs and cats but people also have animals like horses, hamsters, fish, and so on.

Owning a pet can be great for one’s mental health. They genuinely make people happy. They also keep people active, such as needing to take dogs on daily walks. However, the sad part is that most don’t have that long of life spans. When they die it can be traumatic for people. It can also be alienating as some friends and family will wonder why you’re so upset over the life of “just an animal”.

Talkspace is a company headquartered in New York City. They offer an app which can be used on both Android and Apple devices. This app offers access to a therapist who will help you through the things happening in your life, such as the loss of a beloved pet. It is text-based therapy. Each user is matched with the therapist who is most likely to help them through their problems in life.

You can write to your therapist anytime you want in Talkspace. One reviewer of this app said that she texted her therapist two or three times a day and heard back from them around twice a day. She said that after getting to know her the therapist gave her actionable strategies which were exactly what she was looking for. She engaged in things such as trauma and catharsis work which really helped out.

The world of sport is a place full of passion, love, enthusiasm and emotions we cannot get words to describe. The ability of games to bring together and unite people of different backgrounds is unfathomable. In Brazil, various names have contributed to the Brazilian sporting culture. Rodrigo Terpins is a familiar name amongst many of the Latin America for his incredible passion and performance in the rally races.

As a young boy, Rodrigo Terpins worked for a car garage helping to fix cars. His interaction with vehicles made him realize a talent in him that would later turn to be one of the primary purposes in his life. Fortunately, he was born in a family that had high regard in sports. His father, Jack Terpins, had a successful basketball career, while the brother Michael is a proficient rally driver. The father does give a lot of support to his boys as he believes it is not only about the skill but also how a sport can mold leaders.

In his career, Rodrigo has managed to participate in several events. The notable one is the Bull Sertoes Rally. In the 22nd edition, he managed to finish seventh out of the thirty-eight teams. In another incident, he finished sixth behind his brother who finished fifth. All these achievements are made possible by the help of his co-driver Fabricio Manchiana.

Besides sport, Rodrigo is an intelligent man. He managed to get admission into the University of Saint Hilaire where he learnt management and corporate governance. He has been able to apply his knowledge working with Lojas Marisa. After a few years, he started his own business by the trade name T5 Participacoes. The company focuses on organizing rally events and ensure that any matter arising within the sports are handled appropriately.

Has a successful rally driver, Rodrigo Terpins has attracted significant numbers of fans. Most of his supports do manage to attend almost all his events, though a considerable number always cannot make to show up. Ricardo runs several social media accounts to ensure all his fans are updated. Those who would love to attend the rally get notified, and those who miss out can also check later on how the day went down. You can visit his Facebook page.

Dr. Clay Siegall is the proud founder of Seattle Genetics where he is still the CEO. The entity is a biotech company, which specializes in the development and improvement of targeted drugs for cancer therapy. Siegall is an alumnus of the University of Maryland from where he earned his bachelor of science in zoology. He additionally holds a Ph.D. from the George Washington University in genetics.

Clay founded the firm in 1998, and since then, he has stewarded the corporation to lead the targeted therapy sector. Seattle Genetics is also the developer of the first antibody-drug conjugate to be approved by the FDA. Under Siegall’s leadership, the firm has risen from being a biotech startup to a veritable cancer research player. With an unending list of drugs under the development pipeline, Clay Siegall possesses big plans for the future of the company. This is partly evidenced by an always-increasing number of reliably potential indications for the existing drug portfolio for the firm.

Clay Siegall posits that Seattle Genetics is well geared to enter into the drug development sector of the 21st century. Additionally, Siegall firmly believes that the old generation of cancer treatment methods, including systemic chemotherapies, are designated for the historic trash bin. As the efficiency and effectiveness of targeted therapies bear more fruits that are significant in the future decades, Dr. Siegall believes that they will supplant the old treatments.

Since his younger years, Clay Siegall has always been interested in medicine, a reason to overcome disease and the power of technology. All the three aspects thrilled him on how they could intervene in the course of nature and reverse the fate of those destined for death. Siegall posits that he was first interested in cancer when studying for his zoology degree. This was following a family member’s diagnosis of cancer. He says that the treatment regimen to the patient was utterly brutal, which according to him, could kill.

Later, Dr. Clay Siegall grew some interests in other forms of treatments, often entailing amputation and radical surgery and saw the need for a better way of doing things in the cancer research and therapy sector, and that is how he primarily started. Through trial and errors, Clay Siegall, through Seattle Genetics are developing better-targeted drugs.