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Human rights advocacy groups in the United States

The issue of human rights has been at the center of peace negotiations in the whole world. Human rights groups have played a crucial role in ensuring that the rights of the people are protected by all means possible. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

In the United States, there are numerous human rights groups whose work is to spearhead human rights protection all over the world. One of the largest human rights organizations in the United States is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) details cases of human injustices that go on in the society. For instance, they have records showing that thousands of people, women, and children included are living in immigration detention camps.

These cases usually happen without the due process of the law being followed. These detainees proceed to be held in these camps for months or years with no government listening to their cases or anyone coming to their rescue.

In the United States, there are numerous migrants’ rights groups that are involved in the protection of civil rights for immigrants. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is one of the leading groups. This organization calls for reforms in the immigration department to ensure that both documented and undocumented migrants especially those from the Mexico border are accorded justice while in the United States. Learn more about Michael and Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIR) is another organization that advocates for the protection of migrant’s human rights. This organization is mainly aligned to cases that are about discrimination of workers who come into the United States unlawfully.

The groups in its report state that there numerous cases where private contractors operate detentions camps where they force migrants to work with little concern about their rights as human beings.

The group also report of cases where border patrol units use excessive force by subjecting migrants to inhumane treatment. Most of the detention camps are poorly maintained prisons that deny migrants even the basic human needs such as water and food.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is all about the welfare of these human right organizations. All most all human rights organizations are non-profit organizations which depend on the goodwill of donors to support their work. This fund was established by two journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin from the settlement money they got out of an illegitimate detention by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were awarded $3.75 million an amount which they decided to use in funding the operations of human, civil and migrants rights groups.

Marc Sparks: Rugged Individualist…and Caring Communitarian

The phrase “rugged individualist” was once common in America. It referred to a person who made his or her own way in life with little assistance. Taming the wilderness, cultivating rocky soil and settling in inhospitable environments all characterized the rugged individualist. With the end of the frontier and the misery of the Great Depression, rugged individualism fell from favor as a popular expression and celebrated ideal. Yet this concept never escaped the American bloodstream. In modern times, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists still prosper—and create jobs—from the most meager beginnings. A 21st-century example is Marc Sparks. Learn more: http://www.marcsparks.com/

Often called a “serial entrepreneur,” Marc Sparks was born to do business. Like many with boundless energy and restless imaginations, he chafed at the confines and structures of traditional schooling, graduating from high school with a mediocre grade point average. From there, he shot out of the gate and never looked back. Among his creations was a software production firm that—at its peak—sold $200 million worth of computer programs annually. Another of Sparks’ start-ups was an enterprise that held ownership in multiple insurance companies (he developed this business out of his bedroom). At one point this business concern exceeded a billion dollars in value—which plummeted to nearly zero in just three months.

It is his failures to which Sparks credits his successes. Each loss revealed insights which he later used to win. This philosophy rests at the heart of Sparks’ 2014 book, They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success. In the book, he shares “Fifty Sparks,” gleaned from both triumphs and defeats, that readers can apply to their own commercial ventures. Underlying it all is the conviction that a willingness to lose everything is the paradoxical key to phenomenal professional and financial success. Sparks practices this in his own private equity company, Timber Creek Capital, LP. Based in Dallas, Texas, that supports promising start-up firms with financing, infrastructure and marketing expertise. Key components in his criteria are uniqueness of product or service; laser-like focus on the business; and “an outrageous sense of urgency.” Learn more: http://timbercreekcapital.com/

Timber Creek is one of Sparks’ winners, profiting from thriving partner companies in real estate, media, technology and health care. Still, Marc Sparks does not make money to simply hoard or spend it. A generous philanthropist, he directs large donations to causes like Habitat for Humanity, homeless shelters, magnet schools for at-risk youth and pet adoption programs. Is Marc Sparks a rugged individualist? Yes, he did get far on his own instincts, guts and savvy. At the same time, his passion is for partnering, mentoring and giving. To indulge this zeal, he needs people as much as people need him. Learn more: http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/

Mr. Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega – A Financial Expert And A Leader

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a renowned leader and financial expert of Mexican descent. He was born on 17 Jan. 1962 in the bustling capital of Mexico, Mexico City. Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega had his higher education at the University of Namibia or UNAM for short. The institution is also located in Mexico City. Mr. Alfonso Noriega majored in Law with a bachelor’s degree.

Currently, Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is the executive vice president of the Grupo Televisa, S. A. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the corporation. Grupo Televisa S. A. was founded in 1973, almost half a century ago. Televisa S. A. is a Mexican company, and it is operating in the industry of mass media. In the Spanish-speaking world, Televisa is the largest and most popular source of news and entertainment. The products that Televisa offers include television, radio, internet service, and more.

In 1997, Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega became a part of the Grupo Televisa, S. A. His position at first was a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega demonstrated his skills, and in two years’ time, he was promoted to the essential role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company of Grupo Televisa. He stayed at the position for a couple of years as he was promoted once more to a higher rank. In the year of 2000, Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega started occupying his current position – Executive Vice President.

Along with his responsibilities at Grupo Televisa, Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is also a member of a few boards. In 2015, He became a valuable member of the Board of Directors of another Mexican company called Grupo Financiero Banorte. In the same year, Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was also appointed to be the President of the Board of a foundation under the name of Kardias Foundation. The Kardias Foundation trains medical professionals further with a focus on surgeons. The non-profit organization has the goal of transforming health care and developing experts rather than systems. The foundation is based in the US.

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Hussain Sajwani – Taking Damac Properties to New Heights of Success

Hussain Sajwani is a powerful businessman who has dreamt of making it big from the very beginning. Hussain Sajwani is the Chairman of Damac Properties, one of the leading global real estate firms in Dubai. The company operates in many other countries, including in the United Kingdom, Qatar, United States, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and even some parts of Africa.

Hussain Sajwani has helped Damac Properties reach new heights of success with his strategic vision and business development plans. The company has grown manifolds in sizes from the time of its inception in 2002 and has constructed over 44,000 residential apartments so far.

Damac Properties primarily deals in building luxurious residential and commercial properties for the affluent society. The designs of the properties built by Damac Properties are developed in conjunction with the internationally acclaimed designers such as Fendi and Versace. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/the-world-richest-arabs-2014-574217.html?view=profile&itemid=574179#.WHgeI2QrIUs

Hussain Sajwani wants the properties developed by the company to be high-end and ultra modern. The company is also known for its unique marketing stunts such as giving away sports and executive cars with every apartment purchase.

Hussain Sajwani started his journey into the world of business by launching a catering and support services firm. The company was named as Al Jazeera Services and continues to be one of the top businesses in its market till date.

Hussain Sajwani is also known as one of the most passionate philanthropists in the country and is associated with many leading charities, local as well as international. Recently, Damac owner even gave away AED 2 Million in an initiative to provide clothing to one million poor and needy children worldwide.

Hussain Sajwani family is also popular for sharing friendly and cordial relations with the Donald Trump’s family. The real estate firm of Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump has worked on many different projects together and continues to develop high-end luxurious properties together.

They know each other for long, and over a period have grown to become friends rather than just business partners. Hussain Sajwani wants to put Damac Properties on the international map when it comes to real estate development and implements strategic measures to ensure the firm continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Lefkofsky Seeks to Find Connections in Cancer Patients

Eric Lefkofsky, CEO and co-founder of Tempus, feels that several data points are the only way to successfully treat cancer. His company Tempus has the goal of creating databases about data from cancer patients. These databases, he hopes, will help to create individualized goals in the cancer treatment field.Lefkofsky explained at a recent conference that data is in no short supply. There is an overabundance of genomic and therapeutic data, but there is no current databases that combine them. Cancer patients have multiple kinds of data collected on them, but he feels like there needs to be one database that combines them. What kind of therapy worked? What outcome did this treatment have? Multiple data points are gathered during the treatment, but a database that combines the all would allow doctors to make an informed decision about cancer treatment and next steps.

He feels information should flow more freely and the doctors need to know what treatments are working and what is not. An example he gave was about the breast cancer patients who are taking herceptin. If only 40% of patients are being effectively treated, then why is the other 60% falling short? What other factors are causing their treatments to not respond? His idea behind a database connecting all of this data will help to find those answers.

This entrepreneur originally started in the business as a co-founder of Groupon. When his wife was diagnosed with cancer, he quickly changed his focus. He went with his wife to her treatments and saw how the information was exchanged between doctors. His idea is to build another layer to the existing databases. This layer will help to find a connection between patients, treatments, and results. This database will help to judge the effectiveness of any given treatment and why it worked for that patient. You can also follow him on twitter : https://twitter.com/lefkofsky

 

Dick and Betsy Devos’ Big Hearts

Dick and Betsy DeVos are passionate about giving a helping hand to the less fortunate and their generosity has lift an eyebrow to some people who claim they are after political popularity. The truth, however, is the couple believes that being wealth is not about what one wears or what car one drives but the ability to give to those in need. Recently, Forbes ranked them position twenty-four in the top giver list. The family gave an account of how they have given the one hundred and thirty-nine million dollars.

The DeVos’ first passion is helping schools so that all the school especially the ones at less fortunate neighborhood can have privilege as the rest. In 2015, they gave a total twenty-six percent of their total donations to schools. They have helped many schools and accountability of the support is important to them; they want to make sure what they do helps the children. Five years ago they launched an aviation school and forty percent of the students are from less fortunate families.

Art and Culture are Dicks and Betsy second focus, twenty-one percent of their charitable contributions fall here; they believe high-quality culture is a start to a great art culture. They previously had contributed twenty-two million dollars to launch DeVos Institute of Art Management at the University of Maryland.

The remainder of the share of the donation went to Health and Human Services five percent, civic, community and others sixteen percent, churches four percent, public policy twelve percent and leadership and development thirteen percent. The couple is never interested in getting anything back, as long as they are sure the contributions are helping someone they are good. At Spectrum Health Foundation for instance, they were so pleased that donation will assist in finding a solution for childhood brain cancer. DeVos and his wife have included their children in their philanthropic work; they also know and understand the donation their parents make.

Dick DeVos has a vast of experience since he began his career path in 1974. He started working at Amway a company his father founded, before becoming the vice president in 1984 he held different positions in marketing, sales R$D, and finance. As vice president, DeVos led the company to triple its sales in foreign markets and opening new markets. He later was the president and CEO of Orlando Magic a basketball franchise, before he was appointed everyone believed in him, guests called him a business and political specialized. He then left to take over the presidency of Amway after his dad’s retirement and during his reign, the company flourished and expanded business to over fifty countries; he then retired from his father’s company to be the President of the Windquest Group.

 

George Soros comes back to the limelight

As you know, Americans voted in 2016. What you don’t know, is that the political game had many players and George Soros was one of them. He was not vying for any electoral position of course, but he was involved as a sponsor.

George is a Democrat supporter and enthusiast, and he had pledged money to the Hilary Clinton’s campaign. In 2004, he did the same as he didn’t want George Bush to win. He had committed approximately $27 million to the 2004 elections, but George Bush won the presidency. He later disappeared from the limelight although he continued to support the Democratic Party causes.

He came back so that he could support Hilary Clinton. There are three major reasons; his long term relationship with Clinton, his trust and faith in her and the fear of Trump winning. His opinion of Donald Trump is what motivated him to commit over $25 million to the campaign to promote Hilary’s popularity among the different states. He has on more than one occasion accused Trump to be in support of ISIS- a terrorist group on Politico. George didn’t support Hilary only but all the other candidates as well.

His reaction to the election

Despite the hard work and commitment shown by Hilary and the rest of the party members, she lost the elections to Donald Trump who is set to be inaugurated on January 20th, 2017. George Soros and the rest of the sponsors and other Democrat supporters scheduled a meeting to discuss the results. They met for a three-day conference to try and find a strategy to fight back Trump.

The liberals on BusinessInsider are planning to fight Trump from day one after he takes the oath of office. They want to focus their efforts to thwarting his plans which they have termed as an assault to President Obama’s achievements.

Soros has stated that he is committed to investing his time and money to oppose Trump.

About Soros

George Soros has been reported to be among the 30 richest people in America. The self-billionaire was born in Hungary but later relocated to England for his studies 1947. After his immigration, he attended the London school of Economics where he did his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and later Master of Science in the same subject.

After graduating, he couldn’t find a job so he ended up settling for a salesman at the wholesale shop. During this time he wrote letters to all the managers of the Merchant Bank on Forbes. Most of the letters were ignored, but one day he got a positive reply. He was offered an entry level job at the Merchant Bank, and that marked the beginning of his career. Later in 1956 he moved to New York City in U.S.

In 1970, George Soros founded the Soros Fund Management, and he served as the chairman of the fund. He did resign from Double Eagle Fund in 1973 because he couldn’t manage two funds. After that, he focused on growing the Soros Fund.

Sam Boraie – Visionary Real Estate Developer & Philanthropist

Boraie Development LLC offers a wide variety of services focusing on all aspects of the urban real estate industry. The Team with Sam Boraie as Vice-President, while giving unrivalled service to their clients is dedicated towards building outstanding properties.

Sam Boraie is a visionary, phenomenal businessman, and philanthropist. The 73 year old real estate mogul and entrepreneur is regarded as a town hero in the New Brunswick community of New Jersey.

Boraie Development LLC deals in property management, real estate development, and sales/marketing. The Company works with financial institutions, contractors and architects to ensure project completion.

Real Estate Development

Boraie Development LLC operates as real estate Company. They offer speciality services that are focused on all areas related to the urban real estate sector such as Property Management, Development, and Sales & Marketing. The Company is based in New Brunswick although services extend across New Jersey to places like Newark and Atlantic City.

Boraie Development’s 30 year track record in development has made them among the most sought New Jersey developers. The goal is to create projects that are attractive to residents, tenants, and financial partners.

Boraie Development in New Brunswick

As Boraie nears completing his latest New Brunswick project, a high-rise deluxe luxury residential located in the city’s heart called The Aspire, in his view, the vision he had 4 decades for New Brunswick continues to taking shape.

The 25-storeies Aspire is the tallest New Brunswick building and has 40,000 sq-ft of office space, 121 residential units, 10,000 sq-ft of retail space, and a 400-space parking garage together with outdoor space suitable for barbeque and walking your dog.

Boraie’s next project is going to be the Albany Street Tower Three. This will be a mixed-use building that will have 150,000 square feet of space.

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Property Management

An important part of Boraie Development LLC’s overall strategy is managing their properties. This enables the Company, over time, to create additional value for their assets. Their properties are maintained with exceptional detail and physical improvements are undertaken continuously. Part of the functions undertaken by Boraie Development LLC’s Property Management wing include administration, accounting, marketing, leasing, maintenance, and customer service.

Through Boraie Realty subsidiary, the Sales Division has seamlessly integrated Property Management with Development to better understand the key intricate residential and commercial factors that determine local sales. Boraie Realty has successfully sold in excess of $150 million in terms of both commercial and residential transactions. See: http://www.boraie.com/

Boraie thePhilanthropist

As a respected community-minded philanthropist, not only is Sam Boraie a trustee on the Board of Trustees for the historical State Theater in New Brunswick but his Boraie Development is an active supporting partner, contributing towards sustaining the theatre’s education and artistic and programs.

Sam Boraie is also on Elija’s Promise Advisory Board where he is helping in promoting the mission of the non-profit of providing the hungry with nutritious meals and providing New Brunswick with food service training. Boraie was recently named by Rutgers as Chair in Genomic Science.

Conclusion

Formally a trained chemist in Egypt, Boraie came to the US in 1970 for his doctorate studies where he discovered his passion for real estate. Sam never returned to the lab and now with his three grown children is working as one of the most successful Brunswick real estate developers with vast philanthropic interests.

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