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The Benefits of Waiakea Water: The pH Debate

Many companies claim to be “organic” or “green” and the term is being used so regularly that it almost seems cliche at this point. Some companies, however, really do earn the title organic. One of these companies is the Waiakea water company.

Waiakea water sources and bottles water from a very unique source, the Hawaiian volcanoes. In specific, Waiakea gets its water from Mauna Loa — or Long Mountain — the largest mountain on the planet. The volcanic rocks that coat the valleys of Mauna Loa boast a high mineral content and the clear waters that flow through these valleys have a unique alkaline pH.

The body maintains a pH of 7.4 naturally and alkaline products can help the body get rid of diseases as well as decrease the risk of things such as acid reflux. Most water in the store is generally anywhere from 4 – 7 in its pH level. Waiakea volcanic water from the Mauna Loa mountains has a pH of 8.8. Not only that, it contains silica (a nutrient that reduces Alzheimer’s risks) as well as a plethora of unique minerals.

Waiakea is healthy, sure, but they are also one of the companies fighting to reduce emissions through their green movement. First, Waiakea’s bottles are certified Carbon Neutral which is an ultra-sustainable packaging model. Second, the company’s factory runs on 33 percent renewable energy and pumps out BPA free 100% recyclable polyethylene terephthalate plastic. This plastic uses around 85% less energy than standard plastic bottles.

On top of this, Waiakea is using profits from their company to aid communities with at-risk (or no) water supplies. For every liter of Waiakea water purchased, Waiakea donates a massive 650 liters of fresh water to African communities. This is done through Waiakea’s Pump Aid donation program. This charity has already supplied over 500 million liters of water to in-need communities.

Ryan Emmons, Waiakea CEO has always had the vision of having a green charitable company. Pulling it off, however, was tough work. Breaking into the bottled water industry is tough. It’s a saturated industry filled with some big names. Ryan — who has a B.S. In Business Administration — fought tooth and nail to rise his water company up. Now, Waiakea stands with a $10 million valuation and is growing every year. Before you know it, Ryan’s ultra-clean green water company should be on the store shelf near you. So look out for it, and remember, it’s not only healthy, for every liter purchases 650 liters are given. That’s not a half bad return.

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Larkin & Lacey

What Arpaio Did

As the Sheriff of Maricopa County, he told the officers who were subordinate to him to pick out “illegal aliens.” Unfortunately, there is no sure-fire way to actually know, for sure, whether or not somebody has that status. So, his subordinates ended up going around, harassing anyone who had Hispanic-looking physiognomies.

That wasn’t the only crime he did, though. Arpaio also tried to silence any citizen who had an opposing opinion against him. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were two such people. In the summer of 2017, Lacey and Larkin were horrified to learn that Arpaio was set free of his racial profiling accusations by President Trump. They made sure to keep on top of the issue and publish as much about it as they could.

Lacey and Larkin had run into problems with Arpaio years earlier when he tried to wrongfully arrest them. Ever since that unjust event, they have been passionately exposing Arpaio’s abuse of power.

The Underlying Context of What Arpaio Did

When talking about what Arpaio did and why he should not have been pardoned, we must talk about American history and the diverse experiences of Americans.

Prior to the arrival of Columbus, the Americas were inhabited by native Amerindians. The natives were the majority. Eventually, Europeans arrived in the America’s en masse. The American Indians died off in large numbers and were pushed off their lands.  Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

Descendants of Europeans created a political entity—America–where they were the majority. So, America was a place where most of the people were white and orientated with Christianity. In order to fit in and have the most social mobility and value in society, it helped to appear white and Christian.

The demographics stayed mostly white and Christian until the middle of the 20th century, when the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 was passed. Also, in the 1960s, centuries of social justice efforts culminated into new considerations about the civil rights of minorities.

As a result of the change in thought concerning racial minorities and immigration, non-white people of various religions poured into the country at an unprecedented rate. Many non-white immigrants were fleeing violent conditions in their countries that could actually be traced back to American political interests.

So, for decades, non-white people—or at least people who are not considered to be “white” in the traditional American sense, have been flooding the United States. Even though non-whites have a larger presence than ever, they are still subjected to prejudice, exclusion and racism. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/

Society still thinks of them as “others,” and individuals are classified by race before individuality—which is very condescending. This is why people like Sheriff Arpaio think that anyone with black hair, brown skin and Amerindian features is an “illegal alien.”

What Arpaio Should Have Done

Arpaio should have understood that each human being is unique, and not every person of a given ethnic group is “illegal.” Also, he should have understood that there has been a long, rich history of Hispanic people residing in the United States of America.

Louis Chenevert: Success is a Team Effort

IdeaMensch is an internet newspaper that chronicles the experiences of entrepreneurs throughout the country. This issue is about Louis Chenevert, the former chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. Before he was CEO of United Technologies Corp., he worked at General Motors for 14 years and then he worked for Pratt & Whitney in 1993. Chenevert earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management from the University of Montreal École des hautes études commerciales (HEC). Presently he is Chairman of HEC Montreal International Advisory Board, and the founding director and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Friends of HEC.

Chenevert’s Successes with United Technology.

During his tenure at United Technologies Corp. he had overseen the design of many new engines and technologies that made UTC a force to be reckoned with in the engineering industry. Chenevert credits being passionate and eternally optimistic as well as being extremely focused for his reasons that his time with United Technologies was so successful. During his time at UTC, Chenevert helped take the airplane engine engineering monopoly from Rolls Royce with their design of the new Gulfstream G500 and G600 engines. They also managed to acquire Goodrich Aerospace, which was the largest acquisition at its time, costing 18 billion dollars.

Chenevert’s Vision for Success.

Louis Chenevert has a lot of entrepreneurial wisdom, that he was happy to share with the guys at IdeaMensch. One of the main ideas he shared was to put the right team together. A leader has to help the team overcome obstacles, while inspiring and appreciating them, and most importantly, never tolerate people who in aren’t in line with the agenda. People who don’t believe in your vision will drain your energy and the energy of the company over time. In fact, he regrets not paying more attention to interoffice politics.

Louis Chenevert in his vision, relied upon more than simply spending money. Above all, he focused on making sure those who are working for him are achieved their visions alongside the company. It was this idea that he credits for his success as an executive.

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Bob Reina: He’s Not A Quitter

If there is one thing that Bob Reina prides himself on, it is the fact he is not a quitter. That is the one thing that stands out above everything else in his career both in law enforcement and also as the CEO and founder of Talk Fusion. It’s hard to believe the company has been around for over a decade, but when looking at the man in charge, the IT team, and all they do, it is not a big surprise. When the right people are in charge with the right can-do attitude, it all starts to add up and make a lot of sense as to why Bob Reina and the company are so popular and so successful.

 

Sadly, the world has made it all too easy to quit. Bob Reina, on the other hand, wants to encourage people to not be like everyone else out there. If there is something out there that someone is passionate about, they are going to feel even more passionate about it when they see the response from an audience that is looking at what they are doing. They also become a lot more passionate when they see it has turned into a profit for them. Even though money is not the sole reason they are doing it, it is an added bonus.

 

He knows they are special and they are not like other people out there. They want to make their business a business that is talked about all over the Internet. They know they have a great idea, and they want this great idea to really flourish and really blossom. They need Talk Fusion for that to happen. They have the right ingredients to make it all come together for them and really help them in a ton of ways. It is why Talk Fusion is used so much by so many companies out there.

 

The message is still clear, however, and that is not to quit and to keep going ahead with the company. People need to be realistic when they use Talk Fusion. They will see results and they will see growth, but it is not going to happen overnight. However, little by little, piece-by-piece, they will see the company in a whole new light.

 

The same can be said for the customers as well. They will start to come in and be interested in the company. Thanks to the technology that was mentioned, they will be able to see the company and they will be able to know everything there is to know about the company. It is all about getting the right exposure and getting the company in the right hands and seen through the right eyes. Learn more: https://medium.com/@bobreinatalkfusion/have-you-given-up-on-your-dreams-b2c37849845a

 

Once that occurs, the sky is the limit for the company and the individual as well.

Michael Lacey – Mathematician

Being a mathematician can mean simply one thing, but Michael Lacy has made this title much more than simple. He started his journey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he worked on his thesis focusing on the area of probability in Banach spaces. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Harmonic analysis was one of his most prominent works in the following years, but he also worked meticulously on probability and ergodic theory. After receiving his doctorate he took positions at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael  received the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship during his employment at Indiana University from 1989 to 1996. He used this fellowship to study the bilinear Hilbert transform. The same time that he was working on this transform, Lacy worked with Christoph Thiele to solve the subject of a conjecture.

They were awarded the Salem prize for this in 1996. Following this time, he has remained a Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In that time he has worked with Xiaochun Li, they worked under the Guggenheim Fellowship that Michael had received. Another highlight of his career was becoming a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012.

Since joining Georgia Tech in 1996 Lacey has done a lot to further his expertise, but also helped to teach students developing their mathematics degrees. He has been awarded numerous grants from the NSF such as MCTP and VIGRE.

These grants have helped to support many students from undergrad to graduate and postdoctoral.His work with these grants has made it possible for students to learn under a proficient professor, but has also given those students the opportunity to further their academics by working on new research for their mathematics field.

These successes lead Lacey to become the director in training grants for Georgia Tech. He has also advised and mentored students who went on to teach their own graduate programs. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html

Overall, Michael Lacey has not only grown the knowledge in the Mathematics field but he has also helps other to follow that same path.

There are many things that we may not know today because of his works and because of his mentoring he will continue to contribute to the mathematics community long after his research days are over.

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Larkin & Lacey

To understand the situation with Sheriff Arpaio, we must understand a few racial theories:

  • Our Western society is Euro-Centric. This means that Euro-Centric things—Euro-centric appearances, ways of speaking and cultural traits—are the standard.
  • A large number of whites, either consciously or subconsciousness, want America to remain a white man’s land
  • Anything that deviates from the Euro-centric standard is considered to be novel–an “other” or foreign.
  • Ethnic and racial minorities suffer from historic trauma, which manifests in behaviors and living conditions.
  • Some minority groups are considered to be “model minorities.” This means that even though they are seen as undesirable to some extent, they are seen as being more intelligent and civilized. They are also seen as safer and more desirable types of people to live around.

We must also understand the reasons why people come to this country. Foreigners come here to reap the financial and social benefits of America. Some individuals emigrate to America from their countries for the purpose of doing economically better. Not all of these people stay in America. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

While living in their native countries, some people live in their own personal hells as friends and relatives plot against them. Others are living in hell as their countries erupt in civil war. These reasons cause people to take the ultimate plunge and risk everything to pursue better lives in America by crossing the border in an unsanctioned manner.

There are many justifications that people give for being adamantly against illegal immigration. One reason is that having so many undocumented immigrants coming in creates a situation where the country is less viable to live in and less stable.

It also creates an unfair scenario were you get people who traditionally play the game of life in the way that they are told to, but get gypped out of the resources that they are entitled to. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

There is quite a bit of crime oozing in from south of the border. This is not any sort of exaggeration—it’s true. Violent criminals do make their way over the border. What’s even more alarming is that tons of illegal opiods also make it over the border. Fentanyl is a known killer. Only a few grains of it can kill someone.

Sheriff Arpaio

Sheriff Arpaio took the hardline view that illegal immigrants should be diligently pursued. This attitude lead to him racially profiling massive amount of Latinos—because they “looked like they could have been illegal aliens.” Finally, he was about to be reprimanded in in 2017. In one fatal swoop Trump took down the charges and cleared the situation for Arpaio.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were revolted at Trump’s action. How could a president of out great country pardon the charges of a guy who is purely a bum at heart? Lacey and Larkin were disappointed with Donald Trump and expressed their opinions to the readers of their publications. The Phoenix New Times is ripe with in depth stories about the pardon.

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Louis Chenevert Took the Radical Approach

Louis Chenevert’s rise to the top of United Technologies Corporation did not occur overnight, and as many of his counterparts would suggest, was strictly by his own design. After securing a degree in production management from HEC Montreal, the business school associated with the University of Montreal, Louis Chenevert delved into the business world, eventually landing with General Motors, where he would stay for over a decade. After blazing a trail that would include a stellar record of success, Louis Chenevert joined Pratt & Whitney Canada, and after spending six years with the company has risen to the position of President.

During his time with Pratt & Whitney Canada, Mr. Chenevert encountered several budding technologies that he would take with him upon becoming the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation, forever altering the trajectory of the company. The development of the GTF engine would prove to be a gamechanger, as it was able to cut fuel consumption by nearly twenty percent, while also decreasing the output of hazardous gases by fifty percent. Louis Chenevert’s forward thinking allowed him, as well as his corporation, to thrive under less than ideal economic circumstances, and today, the GTF engine is used in over 70 types of aircraft across the world.

Today, United Technologies Corporation continues to thrive under the leadership of Gregory Hayes, the current Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hayes maintains that is important for a CEO to leave a company in better standing than it was when he took over the company, and the record clearly suggests that Louis Chenevert has done so with unprecedented accuracy. Today, Mr. Chenvert has been the recipient of accolades, including his recognition by the National Building Museum, where he was presented with the prestigious Honor Award. While Louis Chenevert has not been actively involved with United Technologies Corporation for a number of years, the standards, as well as the blueprint that he created, is operating at full stride, and UTC is recognized as one of the world’s leading global entities.

Madison Street Capital and Positive Acknowledgment

The M&A Advisor Award winners for 2016 are no longer a big mystery for anyone. They were all made public on November 13th in New York, New York. This is when the awards ceremony took place. It was located at the Metropolitan Club in the Big Apple as well. Madison Street Capital is a company that won in the Debt Financing Deal of the Year category.

The firm offered guidance that related to an WLR Automotive deal. This awards gala is a big deal in the industry. Countless notable professionals who work in academics, media and finance attend it. Many other kinds of distinguished people keep their eye on it, too.

Madison Street Capital is part of the global investment banking community. It’s a company that follows a selection of critical guidelines. Madison Street Capital focuses on concepts such as leadership and exemplary work. It specializes in a host of relevant specialties as well. Learn more about Madison Street Capital: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/promotions/chi-ugc-article-madison-street-capitals-chief-operating-offi-2016-04-12-story.html

Clients turn to Madison Street Capital any time they need help with financial opinions, M&As (mergers and acquisitions), corporate financial advisory and even in-depth valuation. Madison Street Capital accommodates the needs of companies that are both privately and publicly held. The staff at this company aims to give its clients the talents necessary to do well in the international scene.

This business helps clients that come from an array of different industries. It, because of that, is well aware of the fact that all clients are equipped with their own specific and distinctive requirements. Madison Street Capital’s team members work hard to give clients advice that’s modern, reliable and accurate.

They work hard to give them advice that applies to their own individual objectives and aspirations, too. People who work for this firm can successfully connect sellers and purchasers. They know how to manage financial requests properly and thoroughly. They understand the ins and outs of suitable capitalization techniques.

Madison Street Capital makes a prominent company choice among people who can benefit from corporate advisory assistance. The staff is well-versed in corporate advisory matters that span a number of categories. They know all about bankruptcy services, capital restructuring, private placements, corporate governance and reorganization.

Financial reporting and associated valuation practices also mean a lot to the Madison Street Capital crew. These people routinely think about structured finance items, purchase price distribution, compensation that revolves around shares and the impairment of assets. People these days all know the importance of smart wealth preservation strategies.

That’s why people who are looking to safeguard their money and assets regularly focus on Madison Street Capital. Madison Capital is a business that understands how to help people with tax preparation duties. The staff concentrates on wealth establishment and business exits.

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The Interests Of Hussain Sajwani In The Real Estate Sector

Hussain Sajwani has left his imprint in the sector of real estate, specifically in the high-end market segment. The business mogul began his career in the energy industry before venturing into the construction sector. Hussain boasts of an extensive portfolio in the corporate world. He has established his business interests mainly in the United States. When Hussain shifted from the oil and gas industry, he ensured that he never left the field entirely by building hospitality companies that satisfy that sector. During the “Desert Storm” conflict, Hussain Sajwani was on the forefront in providing catering solutions to the peacekeepers. Learn more: https://www.instagram.com/hussainsajwani/

 

Hussain Sajwani entered the real estate market when socialism was disintegrating in Eastern Europe. The entrepreneur was in the catering business, and he decided to divert his attention to the construction industry. Hussain Sajwani created his real estate development company called DAMAC Properties and began developing luxury hotels and resorts. Hussain had identified a supply gap in the tourism industry, given the soaring numbers of expatriates who were moving to the Middle East from former Soviet countries. His accomplishments in the real estate sector in those early days enabled him to expand his investment portfolio. He ventured into the high-end market of the real estate sector. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/profile/hussain-sajwani

 

Hussain has an illustrious career in the construction industry. The businessman decided to venture into the luxury real estate segment of the construction sector in 2002. When Hussain Sajwani entered the market, he was lucky to find that the United Arab Emirates had liberalized her markets so that foreigners could also trade. One of the wisest decisions Sajwani made in the early days of his career was the purchase of a 38-floor luxury building. The Hussain Sajwani family is brand that is renowned in high-end real estate.

 

The DAMAC owner is ranked among the top dollar billionaires by Forbes. His fortune is estimated at $5 billion. Sajwani has fostered partnerships with the who’s who in the global construction industry such as Donald Trump. Together with the president of the United States, Sajwani has undertaken various ambitious construction projects. The most notable one is a golf course that has been designed by renowned professionals in the golfing world.

 

Though with Limited Education, Jim Larkin Dedicated His Life to Bravely Fight for All Workers in Ireland

Jim Larkin who was known to many as Big Jim was very instrumental in fighting for fair working conditions for the Irish people. Read more: James Larkin | Biography

Despite his limited education, he was able to influence positive changes on how workers both skilled and unskilled were treated. The famous phrase ‘A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay’ that is used to date originated from this strong trade unionist.

The Beginning

Jim Larkin grew up in the shanty town of Liverpool in England. His Irish parents could not afford to give him a good education which led him to resort to menial jobs including working at the Liverpool docks. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm

He was very dedicated to his work which eventually led him to the position of the foreman. He used his position to fight for fair working conditions for him and his colleagues. His fight led him to the National Union of Dock Labourers that became his launching pad to trade unionist. In 1905, Jim embraced the fight full-time by becoming an organizer.

The Fight Continues

Two years later, NUDL transferred him to Dublin where he established the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU). Jim had the mission of bringing all workers whether skilled or not under one union that would effectively safeguard their interests.

He was quick to draft what ITGWU would fight for that included fighting for the unemployed to find work, a working day of 8 hours and pensions for 60 years old workers among others. A few years later, Jim Larkin teamed up with James Connolly to establish the Irish Labour Party responsible for the historic strike, Dublin Lockout in 1913.

His Time in the United States

Jim Larkin was actively involved in anti-war demonstrations that he organized in Dublin at the start of World War 1. He was dedicated to fighting the British which led him to travel to the United States in 1914 to rally funds for the cause.

He went on to become a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and the Socialist Party of America.

Jim Larkin also started the James Connolly Socialist Club in New York in honor of his friend James who died in the Easter Rising in Ireland. He returned to his country in 1924 where he established the Workers’ Union of Ireland.

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