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Why Sujit Choudhry and other international scholars had to pen a letter to Catalonia and Spain

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When two people are involved in a conflict, it tends to affect not only them but also those around them. The scenario is even worse when the two feuding sides involve a large group of people as it causes stalling in economic and social progress. For instance, the ongoing conflict between Catalonia and Spain affects the entire European Union block, causing several international law scholars led by Sujit Choudhry to take action.

The scholars recently took it upon themselves to write an open letter to Catalonia and Spain, urging them to put their differences aside, and lawfully settle the heated secession issue.

 

Why the situation has been escalating from bad to worse

The scholars do not hesitate from pointing out the mistakes made by both sides that seem to have made the already bad situation, worse. For instance, even though they agree that the Catalonian president made a right decision by first postponing Catalonia’s declaration of independence in a bid to solve the matter peacefully, it is essential that he stops insisting on secession as some Catalonians have expressed their doubts about being independent. The also courageously point out that Spain’s prime minister has been violating international law by issuing the arrests and prosecutions of those who have been in support of the secession.

 

Suggestions by the scholars 

In the letter, Sujit Choudhry and his fellow law scholars remind the two nations of the importance of being vigilant and also gives them a few suggestions that will help bring ease to the political unrest they are currently experiencing.

On the one hand, they urge President Pudgemont of Catalonia to draft an official referendum which will allow his people to express their desire to be an independent nation lawfully. On the other hand, they urge the prime minister of Spain, to refrain from initiating any actions that might prevent the Catalonians from partaking their democratic right, see (Patch.com) for more.

According to the scholars, a referendum is the only thing that will allow the citizens to express their wishes and desires lawfully.

 

Insight on Sujit Choudhry

Born in New Delhi, Sujit Choudhry is a reputable law scholar, who has spent his entire life in the legal realm. Sujit who established the Center for constitutional transitions, is also a professor at various prominent facilities such as the University Of New York School of law. He has also taken part in different peacekeeping missions and constitution building processes. When he is not busy carrying out his professional duties, Sujit can be found writing. As of now, he has authored myriads of articles and work papers about the law, click medium.com to know more info.

CEO Matthew Fleeger Looks to Take Gulf Coast Western to New Heights in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

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It is important for any company to find the correct leadership if success is to be found; for Gulf Coast Western, which specializes in the business of gas and oil, a better match may not exist than the wonderful Matthew Fleeger. A versatile individual serving a number of roles, Mr. Fleeger functions currently as director, president and chief executive officer. There is no doubt that his service to the company has been instrumental in its growth.

When it comes to being the leader of a powerful business, however, this far from the first rodeo for Matthew Fleeger. After earning his degree from Southern Methodist University, he became the founding father of MedSolutions, Inc. It was here that the gained some of the most valuable experience that would prepare him for his current role. Since he was also the president and chief executive officer at MedSolutions, Inc., taking the reigns at Gulf Coast Western was a very natural thing for him.

It is never easy to make the proper changes in a company shortly after taking over its leadership responsibilities, but Matthew Fleeger certainly can make it look easy from the outside. Improving a company’s culture of internal structure can make a mountain of a difference, and this was readily apparent when Fleeger was with Palm Beach Tan Inc. The company made big waves in the tanning salon sector under his vision as director.

With the help of a CEO who has a history of exploding the growth rate of companies he leads, it is only a matter of time before Gulf Coast Western becomes a true force to be reckoned with when it comes to the American oil and gas market, and Matthew Fleeger will be an important part of of growing the company even further, a task he seems more than ready for.

Find out more about Matthew Fleeger: https://matthewhfleeger.wordpress.com/

The Importance Of Education Reform As Told By Betsy DeVos

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If you were to sit down with the newest Secretary of Education of the United States, Betsy DeVos, you would quickly come to realize that there are new opportunities to solve old problems. Betsy DeVos was the first choice of President Trump for the role of Secretary of Education. President Trump, along with the modern conservative movement, knows that an outsider’s perspective on politics might be the most important perspective of all, especially when it comes to bringing reformation back to the people of the country. Let’s learn a little bit about Betsy DeVos as well as what path she is going to take in order to bring reform to America’s school system.

 

Betsy DeVos has spent the past thirty years working tirelessly in order to prop up Milton Friedman’s concept of educational choice. Friedman originally penned ‘The Role of Government in Education’ back in the ’50s and since then the profound quality of the writing has only been amplified. Of course, Friedman’s work would have largely been lost to history had Betsy DeVos chosen to overlook it. Instead, DeVos took his writing to heart and she has been spreading his messages ever since. In fact, due to Betsy DeVos’s devotion to the cause, school choice has spread throughout 17 states, including the District of Columbia, and into 33 publicly funded, private educational facilities. More than a quarter of a million students are now receiving education through school choice facilities.

 

As the newest Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will be able to point to her success with school choice as a private citizen as proof that her concept can work. School choice gives conservatives a real movement to envelop themselves in when it comes to education and that is something that cannot be undersold. With a full Presidential mandate on her shoulders, as well as the support of the GOP, Betsy DeVos will be spending the next several years spreading the reality of school choice around the country. From Florida to Washington D.C., and everywhere in between, Betsy DeVos will be working to make sure that people know that there is a better path to education reform than a blank check.

 

Betsy DeVos was raised in Michigan and born in a small Dutch community in the town of Holland. She is married to Dick DeVos, a former Republican candidate for Governor. Betsy and Dick DeVos have spent decades personally reforming Michigan.

 

Visit www.betsydevos.com to learn more.

Shervin Pishevar argues that Fed has worsened pension crisis

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The nation’s pension funds, both public and private, are in serious trouble. Social Security is set to become insolvent by the year 2033. And there are those that argue, not without reason, that the Social Security Trust Fund itself is little more than an accounting fiction. If this premise is accepted, the truth about Social Security is that it is using new investor money to pay off old investors. And this is the very definition of a Ponzi scheme, with the catch, of course, that the investors are being forced under threat of state violence to participate in the scam.

But while many Americans will come to rely at least in part on Social Security, even more will rely on pension funds at the state and local level. Tens of millions of workers are currently at risk of losing substantial portions of their livelihoods into retirement due to the mounting crises that are afflicting public-employee pension funds at the state and local level.

Shervin Pishevar is one of the foremost financial experts in the United States. He is the founder and president of Investment company, a highly regarded venture capital firm that has helped fund some of the most important names in the tech sector, including Airbnb, Uber and Virgin Hyperloop.

Shervin Pishevar says that the current pension crises being seen in states from Illinois to Kentucky to New Jersey are primarily the result of irresponsible Federal Reserve policies. In particular, Shervin Pishevar says that the zero interest rate policies and the quantitative easing programs that the Fed has followed have reduced interest rates and bond yields to such a low level that it has forced pensions into taking risky actions in order to hit their target return rates on their investment portfolios.

But this, says Shervin Pishevar, could have disastrous consequences. By going headlong into risk assets, most of which have been in severely overbought markets, Shervin Pishevar says that these pensions are all but assuring that they will not even come close to meeting their long-term targets. If things go bad, due to the unprecedented risk to which they are exposed, tens of millions of people could find themselves with nothing in their golden years.

https://www.elitetrader.com/et/threads/early-uber-investor-shervin-pishevar-buys-miami-beach-mansion-for-17m.322705

Fortress Investment Group Brilliant Approach to Alternative Investment

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In the last two decades, Fortress Investment Group has been a trendsetter in the competitive world of investment. The Company has grown to be one of the investment giants in the world. Currently, the company has over $41.4 billion under their management. From the late 1990s, the investment company has been home to more than 1,750 institutions and private entities.

The New York-based investment company is one of the most trusted investment companies due to its professionalism and professional approach to investment. Fortress Investment Group is synonymous with high returns regardless of the investment venture. The work ethics of the company is exceptionally unmatched. Although Fortress Investment Group is diverse in the investment, it is synonymous with an alternative investment. The management (led by Wes Edens as a principal and Randal Nardone who is also a principal) has been clear on the company’s direction and more explicitly taking the company globally.

With the investment world changing, the company has also been restructuring to accommodate the changes. Some of the new developments by the company include Fortress’s Credit business. The latest addition to the company’s operation scope is without a doubt the most revolutionary addition to Fortress Investment Group. Led by one of the most innovative personalities in Fortress (Peter Briger) the entity approaches the world of undervalued assets from a different perspective making clients get high returns.

Fortress’s Private Equity as a business entity of the company, however, is one of the most stable parts of Fortress. Led by the legendary Wes Edens and his partner Randy Nardone, the entity has made a lot of high-end investments in healthcare, transport sector, energy and most importantly, financial services to millions of people around the world. The ability to manage value-oriented ventures collectively without losing the focus of the company makes Fortress Investment Group the future of assets management.

Although the company has a lot of American values in its operations, it is now becoming a global investment company. The geographical areas where the company has functional entities include Caribbean counties, North America, and now in Europe. This diversification makes the company home to thousands of employees.

Doe Deere Found A Winning Idea With Lime Crime

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Doe Deere is currently climbing the ladder in the cosmetic industry with her incredible brands and makeup products that she has through her company Lime Crime. Not only is she a success in cosmetics, but she is a former fashion designer with a clothing line as well. Lime Crime is known for its high quality and vibrant colors that come in all sorts of mixes. Many of these combinations and bright colors are Doe’s own personal works of art, which she loves to do every single day. Doe started up her first company in 2004 which was her entrance to the fashion industry. Doe’s own personal style was considered electric and became popular right away in the online market.

Ever since she started becoming a success, Doe Deere has been acting as a beacon of support for everyone out there currently struggling in their lives. However difficult it may be or feel, pushing through difficult times will result in a stronger person. This was certainly the case for Doe Deere. Doe wasn’t born in the United States, instead, she moved over with her parents while she was still an infant from Russia. Doe and her family had a difficult time for many months with difficult living situations as they were mostly homeless. Instead of being crippled, Doe Deere was determined and dedicated to her passions and with her parents support she was able to start off her own clothing line. Althgouh it was small, her business gained traction and eventually led to the startup of Lime Crime.

Lime Crime is a leading cosmetic company that offers a huge variety of makeup products that are unique compared to any other seller online or at a physical location. Doe Deere loves the bright colors for her hair and makeup and she regularly experiments with them on herself, including the colors Alien, Cement, Zenon, and Wicked.

https://www.limecrime.com/pages/our-founder-doe-deere

Jacob Gottlieb: Establishing the Altium Capital

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Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod have been working together in the past under the Merlin BioMed Group, but they decided to separate and took on different career paths. But recently, a new development took place, and the two were reunited once again under the same roof. Stuart Weisbrod started working with Jacob Gottlieb back in 1998 when he co-founded Merlin BioMed Group. The company focused on health care and medical innovation, and Stuart Weisbrod contributed to the company’s success by making it one of the most successful medical firms in the United States. They also invested in other medical related ventures and made it possible for the Merlin BioMed Group to become more competitive when it comes to their performance. The two founders of the company managed to increase the profits of their investors, by making the company more valuable. However, in 2007, they decided to split, and all of the assets invested in the company were eventually returned to their investors.

Stuart Weisbrod created his investment firm, which is known as Iguana Healthcare Partners. Jacob Gottlieb also established his own company, named the Visium Asset Management. The two companies have focused on two different sectors, with the Iguana Healthcare Partners focusing on public healthcare firms, while Visium Asset Management is focusing on the financial sector. The $300 million capital invested by Jacob Gottlieb exponentially grew to over $2.5 billion. It later grew to an $8 billion business, employing more than 200 people. The economic recession in 2008 did not stop these companies from growing, partly because the founders knew about this scenario and they have already prepared themselves if a similar event happens,

In 2016, the Visium Asset Management had to close down its doors, but Jacob Gottlieb continued his stint in the financial world and established the Altium Capital along with Stuart Weisbrod. Altium Capital invested a 5.61% stake in Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., and it started their company’s transformation. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. produces a treatment for diabetic patients, and the products that they are manufacturing are now under the review from the FDA. International researchers stated that the treatment they created for diabetic patients is highly effective.

 

Dr. Saad Saad: Saving Children From the Western Hemisphere To the West Bank

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Pediatric surgeons are jacks of all trades. They do not specialize in a specific part of the body, but instead a specific type of person. Making the job of a pediatric surgeon even more difficult is the fact that children’s bodies are smaller than an adult’s. Tools used during routine surgical procedures cannot always be used on children due to their size.

This does not stop surgeons instead it drives innovation. These innovations do not just impact the pediatric field of medicine, but surgery as a whole. Dr. Saad Saad has done just that with his inventions. In doing so, he has saved children from the Western hemisphere to the West Bank.

One such life saving invention is the Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device. This piece of equipment allows surgeons to efficiently insert and subsequently locate a catheter without using potentially dangerous metal guide wires or subjecting the patient to radiation again and again.

The catheter can be easily located inside the patient when used in conjunction with an external location device. The location device is a small hand held piece of equipment that illuminates when passing over the exact location of the catheter. The size and accuracy of the technology makes it easy to move and perfect for emergent use in facilities such as a NICU. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

Another invention of Dr. Saad Saad is a rigid endoscope with built in irrigation and suction. This upgraded endoscope allows surgeons to irrigate and suction delicate tissues within the body without ever removing the device. Normally the endoscope would need to be removed and another device would have to be inserted if a surgeon needed to use suction or irrigation.

The process of removing the endoscope, irrigating or suctioning the body, and inserting the endoscope again lengthens procedures. The use of Dr. Saad Saad’s device shortens procedures thus shortening the amount of time a patient is under general anesthesia.

Dr. Saad Saad’s inventions are in use by doctors all over the world. His pioneering spirit is driving forward not only the field of pediatric surgery but surgery in general. The use of his technology has made surgical procedures safer and more efficient.

Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad:

https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted and https://angel.co/saad-saad-2

Shervin Pishevar: Block Chain Technology will Continuously Drop and Later Stabilize

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The emergence of digital currency is one of the most critical and drastic changes in technology that many individuals are witnessing in the world currently. Shervin Pishevar, however, notes that the new technology is yet to be accepted universally. A significant number of individuals are still skeptical about the new currency. It is expected that a substantial amount of individuals will always wait and see what new technology will bring to the market before they can adopt it.

The only reining problem is that a significant number of individuals have a perception that blockchain technology, which supports the digital currency, is growing and much profitable more than what other individuals around the world believe. Shervin Pishevar notes that the market is not as simple as individuals think because blockchain technology will be expected to drop to less than 2,000 points.

Shervin Pishevar is a knowledgeable person who understands the market than any other individual. This means that, whenever he notes that something will be taking place in the market, individuals should take essential notes and be prepared to solve the problem, if at all they persist. The inventor has noted that the blockchain market will drop to 2,000 points after which it will stabilize. This technology is not, however, declaiming, but will soon secure and start growing to the point where investors will be able to accrue some profits.

Shervin Pishevar continues to note that there are a significant number of benefits that all person using blockchain technology will gain. One of the main benefits is that a considerable amount of individuals will be able to raise funds from a large number of individuals around the world. There is also the future possibility of various tokenizing assets such as real estate properties, which can be purchased by a large number of individuals.

It is important to conclude that a large number of individuals will be adopting blockchain technology because it offers security as compared to other currencies currently used in various parts of the world. Shervin Pishevar notes that block chain is a secure technology that cannot be infiltrated by criminals who steal or interfere with cash transactions

https://www.worldaffairs.org/event-calendar/speaker-directory/shervin-pishevar

Randal Nardone’s Hand in the Achievements of Fortress Investment Group

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Randal Nardone is a vastly experienced financial expert who co-founded Fortress Investment Group. From its headquarters in New York, the group now has gone international to have a presence in other countries such as Italy and United Kingdom. The group specializes in asset management, and currently, the assets under their control are in the tune of $ 43 billion. The company started out as a private equity firm, but with time it expanded to other businesses and even became public in 2007. Japanese bank SoftBank later acquired it for $3.3 billion. With the management team still in place even after the sale, Nardone believes even more breakthroughs are to come.

Fortress currently has over one thousand employees who are experienced in varied specialties. They have shown great satisfaction in working with the company and thank the management team for creating an enabling environment for the workers. Randal Nardone leads Fortress in many legal and financial aspects as a co-principal, co-CEO, co-chairman and a member of the board. His leadership has seen Fortress being awarded some awards including Hedge Funds Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor in 2014. Forbes magazine listed Randal Nardone in their 2008 Forbes Billionaires List at number 577 with an estimated net worth $1.8 billion.

Randal Nardone studied English and Biology in his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut. He then went to the University of Boston Law School where he graduated with a Juris Doctor in law. After graduating, he got a job at Thatcher Proffitt & Woods law firm as an advocate. He got interested in financial matters while there and decided to join BlackRock Financial Management where he rose to the position of managing director. Later on, he joined Swiss bank, Union Bank of Switzerland. It is while at UBS that he together with his two partners decided to form their own company that birthed Fortress. Nardone sits in the board of several entities such as Gagfah, Springleaf Holdings, Brookdale Senior Living and New Residential Investment Corp. At the age of 51 years, Nardone has achieved a lot for himself and helped thousands of others to achieve their financial goals.

To learn more:https://www.fortress.com/about