Advocating for Civil, Human and Migrant Rights
June 28, 2017 — 13:36

There are thousands of groups trying to make a positive change in the world focusing on issues such as: equal access to education, human trafficking, forest preservation, animal protection, and women’s rights.

Let’s talk about the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. These two have taken a $3.7 million settlement to fund many different migrant rights organizations across Arizona. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin where arrested at their homes late at night and thrown in jail. This all happened because they revealed a grand jury’s request to obtain reporters’ notes about the sheriff that arrested them. Even the identities of the people that read the articles about Sheriff Joe Arpaio online.

Lacey and Larkin have spent their careers defending their First Amendment rights. They ended up suing the county and won their case in the United States Court of Appeals for the ninth court. As activists themselves the Lacey and Larkin Fund supports all kinds of advocate groups that thrive with their aid.

The Advocates for Human Rights is another great group that has been helping people since 1983. Their goal is to aid in victim rehabilitation. They try to help them get their lives back on track in the form of employment, asylum, and legal advice.

The Advocates hold governments accountable when they violate basic human rights. They are striving to see a world where people have equality and no longer have to walk around in fear. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/

All these different Advocacy groups want the same thing. They are all aiming to change the world for the better. A world that all people are proud to call home and work together for the common good. It’s a long hard road to reach this outcome but they’re not giving up. These groups remind us all of the need to lend a helping hand, to care of each other.

Mike Lacey & Jim Larkin are doing something truly amazing today. They are providing a vital resource to these groups so they can continue their efforts to preserve civil, human and migrant rights. It’s important to keep the governments in check and make sure they really have the best interest of the people in mind. The groups they support are constantly working to improve the lives of people all over the world, working day and night.

There are many groups advocating for civil, human and migrant rights but they need support and that’s where people like Lacey & Larkin come in. They dedicate their lives and money to making the world a better place for all people.

Cotemar Mexico at the Center Of Mexican Oil Revolution
June 26, 2017 — 1:15

A new energy revolution in Mexico is underway: A deep water oil exploration tender that will see $ 45 billion worth of investments flow into Mexico is just about to happen, the Mexican Energy Secretariat says. At the center of the oil revolution, is the giant Mexican oil and gas company Cotemar.

 

Serving the Oil and Gas Industry

 

There is no doubt that Cotemar will play a crucial role in boosting the Mexican economy once the deep water oil project starts. Cotemar is a 38-year old oil and gas industry company specializing in offshore oil fields development, construction services, and maritime operations support. Additionally, Cotemar is also excellent in vessel maintenance, accommodation, catering, and transporting staff and supplies offshore with specialized sea vessels.

 

Founded in 1992, Cotemar’s services and contribution to the Mexican oil industry especially in offshore oilfields is exemplary. Cotemar’s highly specialized services fall into three strategic classes:

 

Expert Maritime Vessels Services

 

The company has assisted offshore oil field investors to transport personnel, foodstuffs, or light-weight items using specialized vessels. The company also has fire-fighting vessels, towing vessels, and barges boats to supplement any offshore oil drilling operations.

 

Construction, Engineering, and Maintenance

 

With a staff that is experienced in oil rig maintenance, oil rig rehabilitation, and caring for oil processing centers, Cotemar is the right partner in any offshore oil project. The staff at Cotemar is quite good at running jobs and even the assembling of prefab buildings.

 

Accommodation and Catering

 

Cotemar has the advantage over other companies offering oil drilling services. To guarantee the welfare of oil drilling clients, Cotemar will provide accommodation and catering too.

 

Work Ethics and Values

 

To work for Cotemar provides an opportunity for an integral development of your career, family, physical, and social life. Cotemar’s employees and their families can enjoy a wide range of programs ranging from equity programs, education, sports, health, and social events that promote family integration.

 

Service to Community

 

Cotemar believes that the community in which the company does business is part of the Cotemar family. To fulfill the company’s social responsibility, Cotemar has programs to create jobs, culture, social, health, and educational institutions for the community.

 

Sustainable Environment

 

Ensuring the sustainability of the environment during and after oil drilling activities is part of Cotemar’s policy. To promote environmental friendly oil drilling operations, Cotemar will operate on ecological preservation guidelines.

 

As the Mexican oil revolution takes off, Cotemar is ready to offer their 38-year old experience and professionalism but also help the community and preserve the environment.

 

For more details, visit http://cotemar.com.mx/.

How Sweetgreen’s Is A New Type Of Restaurant
June 14, 2017 — 5:13

Sweetgreen’s is a restaurant that is different than other chain fast food places. It sells food that is organic, fresh, and healthy. Additionally, each restaurant gets its ingredients from farms that are local to its location. The restaurant now has 40 locations which are located in the Northeastern United States and in California.

One of the co-CEO’s of Sweetgreen’s Nathaniel Ru, said that the restaurant was premised on the idea of serving customers healthy, great tasting food. When he and the other co-founder of Sweetgreens were attending Georgetown University they all attended an entrepreneurship class. They also came from families of immigrants who had started their own company. They developed the idea of Sweetgreen’s by noting that there were no healthy restaurant options around the university.

Nathaniel and his business partners established the first Sweetgreen’s near Georgetown University and it proved to be a very successful restaurant concept. They’re first big test occurred during winter break as all of the students went home for the holiday.

Nathaniel Ru has said that he wants to build a business that stands for more than just providing people food. He wants to help create a culture of healthy eating that primarily eats food from local sources. This not only helps build local economies but it also cuts down on the environmental impact or running a business. Getting ingredients from local sources cause far fewer greenhouse gasses than getting food shipped to each restaurant from across the United States or even from around the world.

Rather than clustering their locations near other fast food options as most of the chains operate, Nathaniel Ru points out that they establish theirs in areas that are up and coming. The idea is to place restaurants near where people live rather than just near where they work. In this way they stay busy not only during lunch hour but also have lines out the door for dinners and during the weekend hours.

Another important thing at Sweetgreen, according to Nathaniel Ru, is an open kitchen design. They want customers to see and experience their food being created. The company focuses on being transparent and showing rather than telling their customers how they treat the food that they serve.

 

Follow Nathaniel Ru on twitter @nathanielru.

 

 

Mike Baur; One of the Pioneers of the Startup Ecosystem in Switzerland
June 9, 2017 — 1:41

Mike Baur is a technology investor and a former banker based in Switzerland. His work revolves around scouting for startups, advising startups, and connecting them with investors. He started his career in the banking sector as a commercial apprentice at UBS Fribourg. Baur worked in this role for nine years. He moved to a higher position in 2000. He joined the KeyClient Group Switzerland division at the bank two years later. Baur advanced to Clariden Leu as the head of private banking in 2008. This is another top bank in the country.

 

Baur accepted the same position at Sallfort Privatbank AG in 2012. He worked there for one and a half years. He is noted for his meteoric rise from the bottom to become a top executive at the top banks in Switzerland. He left to become an investor in technology companies after working for two decades in the financial sector. He launched Think Reloaded AG in April 2014. Baur co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister at the beginning of 2015. The accelerator is based in Zurich. It incubates startups for three months. They also provide services such as office space, mentoring, and coaching to teams. The Swiss Startup Factory offers startups a chance to tap into the vast network of investors and industry leaders who can help their companies.

 

Baur became the deputy managing director of Swiss Startup Invest last year. He gained this role after CTI partnered with the accelerator during one of the rounds. Swiss Startup Invest offers seed funding and late-stage funding to technology companies in the country. They bring together angel investors and venture capitalists to fund companies. They also host networking events where various stakeholders can come and meet the founders and see their products. Baur co-founded the Swiss Startup Association in October 2015. The association is dedicated to speak for upstarts and to make the country more friendly to their growth. They champion for a better tax and regulatory environment that allow them to thrive.

 

Baur is also the vice president of the Innovation Lab in Fribourg. The lab mentors and supports engineering and business students who have innovative ideas and wish to take them to the market. The lab gives them access to a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors to advise them on how to succeed. He is frequently invited to give talks at universities and startup events because of his rich background in business and startup companies.

 

 

Hussain Sajwani of Damac Properties
June 7, 2017 — 18:33

Hussain Sajwani is the founder of DAMAC Properties, a company that started off in Dubai and is now a global brand. Hussain Sajwani attended the University of Washington and worked at GASCO as a contracts manager. GASCO is one of the leading companies in the world. When he quit working there, he started his empire in 1982 with a catering service company. Today, he has expanded to the property market in Dubai venturing in hotel accommodation for visitors going to the Arabian Gulf for business.

In 2002, Hussain Sajwani created the DAMAC Properties company that was going to invest heavily in the real estate business. DAMAC has achieved a lot of milestones, and as of now, it is the world’s finest brand in the real estate development. They are leading in the Middle East, and they have interests and assets in other cities like Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Jeddah, Riyadh, London, Amman, Doha and are still looking to venture in other countries.

Hussain Sajwani has over 2000 employees that help in building his empire. So far, they have developed 16,800 homes having a portfolio of over 44,000 units that are yet to be completed.

DAMAC has partnered with other like-minded companies and individuals to come up with prestigious projects and get into new markets. Damac owner contracts big and established companies with respected brands having a taste of fashion that will bring excellent results and products. Read more: DAMAC Chairman Relishes His Roots | The National

The golfer, Tiger Woods made the plan of DAMAC’s newest golf course that will open in 2018. His luxurious apartments interiors were designed and fixed Italian designers like Versace, Bugatti, and Fendi. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/23813-the-rise-and-rise-of-damac/

The Trumps family and Hussain Sajwani family are good friends, and they have invested in great golf courses in Dubai. The DAMAC brand is now large because of Sajwani’s entrepreneurial skills and his clear vision on real estates. He is now among the 100 most influential Arabs in the world. Efforts made by him are always fruitful.

The company is philanthropic giving cheques that go into supporting kids that are without clothing in the world. The initiative is called the Ramadan that was initiated and blessed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Al Makhtoum together with the prime minister, vice president and the ruler of Dubai.