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Constitutional Comparison

Sujit Choudhry – The Expert and Educator in Comparative Constitutional Law

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Sujit Choudhry serves the Center for Constitutional Transitions as its director. On November 13 to14, 2017, he attended the Expert Group Meeting, which was held in Geneva, on atrocity prevention and transitional justice. That was one of the 2 meetings that Pablo de Greiff convened, a special rapporteur who reports on the promotion of reparation, justice, truth, and guarantees of non-recurrence together with Adama Dieng, a Secretary-General special adviser on the genocide prevention, source (Facebook.com).

The other meeting was held from September 19 to 20, 2017 in NY. The focus of those meetings was linkages analysis between transitional justice and atrocities prevention. The reason behind that Expert Group Meetings is typically the United Nations States’ assumed the responsibility of providing populations protection from “atrocity crimes” (crimes against humanity), ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and genocide developed over the past 20 years. The States, as such, have the right of preventing and inciting those crimes and their recurrence, as posted on sujitchoudhry.com.

As a way of addressing the legacy of these crimes, the United Nations States have established detailed transitional justice strategies, which include mechanisms for prosecuting crimes committed. They include truth commissions, national, international, or mixed tribunals, or other reparation programs, commissions of inquiry, fact-finding mechanisms, and institutional reforms.

 

About Sujit Choudhry

He’s internationally known on the comparative constitutional development and comparative constitutional law. The work of Sujit Choudhry addresses basic methodological queries in comparative constitutional law. Also, Sujit Choudhry has written on constitutional design to be used as a tool for managing the change from violent conflict to democratic politics that are peaceful, particularly in societies that are ethnically divided. Currently, he is studying constitutional design and in the context of transformations from authoritarian rule to democratic rule.

Sujit Choudhry has served as a constitutional advisor for more than 20 years. His expertise includes drafting memoranda and technical reports in the field, engaging parliamentarians and party leaders, training bureaucrats and civil servants, performing detailed advisory work together with technical experts, leading stakeholder consultations, and facilitating public dialogue sessions with other stakeholders and civil society groups. Additionally, he is a member of the UN Mediation Roster as well as a consultant to the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and World Bank Institute, the capacity building World Bank branch, view  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLFd6DxqzfF1AlWuyXnI1w.

CEO/Dating Apps/Founder

Whitney Wolfe: A Short Bio

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Whitney Wolfe, the founder of the popular dating app Bumble, which focuses on empowering women through the logic of the app, has been making big waves in her community throughout the years. She is a native of Salt Lake City and went to college at Southern Methodist University where she graduated with a degree in international relations. However, the route her life would take would not involve the use of such a degree, but it would involve leading a change that would bring more women into the business world mall also empowering women through the use of her app. Despite her recent success it is no surprise that Whitney Wolfe is living a life focused in business. At the age of 19, Whitney Wolfe was selling tote bags with the philosophy that all proceeds would go to those affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. For latest update connect with Whitney Wolfe on Twitter.

Some of the recent innovations that Whitney Wolfe has made include banning photos on the Bumble app that included firearms. The reason behind this is that the Bumble community is one that should make you feel safe instead of worrying otherwise. Another idea of Whitney Wolfe was soon going to a marketing partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers. It is no surprise that this partnership was formed due to the fact that the owner of the Clippers is the only female president of an NBA team. Ms. Wolfe and the Bumble team have also declined to be purchased by rival company Match Group. Despite the fact that in DS and offer was made to buy out Bumble, Ms. Whitney Wolfe and her team declined the offer due to leadership problems within the Match Group and Tinder executives. Lastly, Ms. Wolfe and her team have begun hosting Bumble’s Bizz Pitch competition which focuses on empowering women to express their business ideas and have a chance at winning money to set up their company.

Ms. Wolfe is making waves in her community and will continue to do so to help empower others to also follow their business dreams.

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Executive Leaders/Philantrophy

Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s Passion In Serving His Community

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Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a dental surgeon, a philanthropist and a renowned Ismaili leader from the United Kingdom. He is a native of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania where he was born in 1950 before moving to the United Kingdom to further his studies during his teenage years.

The doctor graduated from the University of London’s Dental School affiliated with the Guy’s Hospital Medical in 1975. He further holds various other positions in the Ismaili organizations in the U.K. besides heading some of the healthcare companies such as the Sussex Health Care Company.

Dr. Sachedina’s Contributions to Sussex Healthcare

Dr. Shafik Sachedina founded the Sussex Healthcare center along with his co-founder Shiraz Boghani in 1985. The healthcare focuses on care for the elderly and adults with specific mental ailments. The doctor heads the company as the joint chairman and board member of Sussex Healthcare, which has been operational for the last three decades. Currently, the facility has expanded to have more than 20 facilities in different areas in the United Kingdom. Again, this had a positive impact to the community where the facility employed over 1100 individuals who work at the different centers.

Sussex Healthcare provides a range of treatment services to its patients where it specializes in people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and adults with various learning disabilities among other mental diseases. Other than Sussex Healthcare’s high reputation for providing exceptional services to its visitors, the group is also an award-winning center due to its unique services. Equally important, it is due to Dr. Sachedina’s active involvement in the company that has seen the facility being ranked as one of the best homecare centers in Sussex through such programs like incorporating a gym for the elderly.

About Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s other Leadership Roles

Dr. Sachedina practiced his profession as a dentist for many years before engaging in different roles with the Ismaili community. He currently heads the Jamati institution’s department at the secretariat of Aga Khan located in Aiglemont, France. Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s role in the institution is to provide coordination of the programs and activities to the Ismaili communities in the 16 areas where the institutions are located. Additionally, the doctor is a member of several boards that support the Ismaili people such as the Institute’s Board of Governors and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) among others.

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Company

Fans of the Bachelor Spread Rumors of Romance for Academy of Art University Graduate

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The San-Francisco based art school, The Academy of Art University, is believed to be the largest privately-operated university of its kind in the United States. The school has been in operation for over 80 years and counts as its alumni many cinematographers, fashion designers and even actresses Heidi Montag and Raven-Symoné. However, recent attention to the university has not been due to its age or size, but because of a current reality show participant.

Bachelor in Paradise, the latest in the popular Bachelor series, puts Grocery Store Joe back into the spotlight as he tries for love a second time after previously failing in The Bachelorette. His main love interest, Kendall Long, was also a prior love interest on The Bachelor and appears to be the fan favorite for the season.

As a graduate of the Academy of Art University and a former track star for their team the Urban Knights, Kendall has the creativity and persistence to go far in both her career and with this latest bachelor. Many fans think she has already succeeded with the latter. Multiple visits to California by Grocery Store Joe, Kendall’s home state, and several similar social media posts made by the two reality stars have fans sharing the rumor that she was the final choice for this bachelor.

Kendell and her twin sister both graduated from the university in 2014 and Kendell worked as a creative director before her initial appearance on The Bachelor in January of 2018. Her prior career is notable, as the founder of the university also worked as a creative director before establishing the school. Richard S. Stephens left his career at Sunset Magazine to open the Academy of Art University. The school has always sought out creative minds that wanted success and to give them the foundation necessary to have their dream career. Judging by the audience response to Long, she is making the most of her multimedia communications degree.

Entrepreneur/Businessman/CEO/Business/Company

Sahm Adrangi, an investment banker

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Sahm Adrangi is an American investment banker and entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for his unique investment analysis skills. Sahm is the chief investment officer at Kerriscale Capital Management. He helped establish the company in 2009 and has played a critical role in the development of the company. When he started the company, it was only worth less than $1 million. However, today it manages a portfolio worth more than $150 million with clients across the world.

Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, is a fundamentally-oriented investment company which focuses on event driven special situations and long-term value investment. Adrangi is known for his excellent and unique trading strategies where he has made a name for himself by exposing and shorting Chinese companies including Lihua International, China Marine Food Group, and China Biotics in 2011. Other companies that he has targeted include the ChinaCast Education Corp, and China Education Alliance.

Previously, Sahm Adrangi worked for Longacre Fund Management LCC where he held the position of an Investment Analyst. He also had a stint with Chanin Capital Partners where he was involved in the restructuring the company after it was almost declared bankrupt. As such, he helped advise the creditors of the company through an out-of-the-court settlement using Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy restructuring and assignments Act.

In the past he, has represented bondholder’s committees, bank debt holders, other creditors, and equity committees of bankrupt and distress companies. Other places where Sahm Adrangi has worked in the past include at Deutsche Bank where he helped restructure the syndicate non-investment grade bank debt as well as high yield bonds.

Mr Sahm Adrangi is a graduate of Yale University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Today, Sahm Adrangi, is a speaker at several investment conferences such as the Sohn Conference, the Distress Debt Investing Conference, Traders 4 a Cause, the Value Investing Conference, and the Activist Investor Conference. Moreover, he appears on several TV interviews including at Bloomberg and CNBC. Other major publications including, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Business Week, and the Washington Post have quoted his work.

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Investor/Hospitality Sector

Shiraz Boghani Pioneering Hotel Growth in the UK

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Originally from Kenya, Shiraz Boghani began his career in the UK as an accountant in 1969. Hoping to expand professional portfolio, he began to look for areas of opportunity in the business world. He saw a need for care homes for the elderly and disabled leading him to co-found Sussex Healthcare in 1985, which has grown to over 20 facilities. He also further branched into the hospitality industry in the 1990’s by founding and serving as Chairman of the Sojourn Hotels LLP as well as later serving as Chairman for the Splendid Hospitality Group. Shiraz Boghani has spent over 30 years in the hospitality business in the UK and is considered one of the top leaders in the industry.

Sussex Healthcare, Mr. Boghani’s first business venture, is a managed healthcare facility in the UK. They currently have 20 homes offering specialized long-term, inpatient health care services. Their world-class staff of highly trained professionals specialize in providing a nurturing environment for senior citizens which has earned them several accolades over the last 25 years.

Splendid Hospitality Group controls and manages over 20 hotels in the UK ranging from Shiraz Boghani’s limited services prototypes to 5-star accommodations. They proudly feature world-renowned institutions including Hilton, IHG, Choice, and Accor and are planning further developments in their saturation of the UK market.

Shiraz Boghani is considered, by many, as the first hotelier to see the need for well-known hotels that would offer limited services to their customers offering a more cost-effective alternative to lodging in the UK. Building on that philosophy, he pioneered this growth opportunity by leading one of the largest hotel groups in the UK while demonstrating astronomical growth. His tenacious dedication has paid off with his latest award. In 2016, the Asian Business Awards honored Shiraz Boghani by presenting him with the ‘Hotelier of the Year Award’ for his ability to lead and grow the Splendid Hospitality Group into the powerhouse group it is today.

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Businessman

Malcolm CasSellle on Success in the Digital World

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Malcolm CasSelle is the President of Worldwide Asset Exchange(WAX), a company that allows users to purchase virtual items using blockchain as a means for secure payments. The idea for the company came from CasSelle’s involvement in OPSKINS, which was a virtual global trading space that lacked a stable online currency. CasSelle saw that using blockchain for the payment transactions could solve the problem of lacking a global currency and that it would give the platform a credible form of payment.

Before becoming CIO of WAX, CasSelle was the Chief Technical Advisor and President of New Ventures at Tronc, Inc. He has also been a part of other startups in the technology sector like Mediapass and XFires. CasSelle thinks that digital currency still has a long ways to go. He was an early investor of Bitcoin and his companies rely on Blockchain as a way to have secure funding.

In a recent interview, CasSelle has mentioned that time management was very important for owning a business and he had a morning routine that emphasized self-care. He uses mornings as the time to plan out the workday with his team and saves the afternoon for emails and meeting with external business partners. He believes that it is important to work with the brightest people in your nitch and to have a business that is in an untapped market.

Being part of a new industry is important because if there is low competition for an area, it can lead to better profits. The downside is that can be harder to secure funding for something new because the idea hasn’t been shown to be profitable yet. CasSelle isn’t afraid to fail when trying new things. He thinks that failure can be an opportunity for us to learn. It is necessary for building the resilience to not to give up when things don’t go the way that we expect them to.

Entrepreneur/CEO/Business/Bitcoin/Social Media/Stock Market

Predictions from the Incredible Shervin Pishevar Tweet Storm

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Every once in a while, some big name in Silicon Valley decides to give out their wild opinions and crazy predictions on Twitter. Recently, one of the biggest players in the tech world let loose on an incredible 21-hour tweetstorm. That executive, Shervin Pishevar, unleashed some of the most shocking predictions on the popular social media platform. Below are some of the highlights from the much talked about tweet storm.

The Dow Will Crash 6,000 Points

Though the American stock market has been experiencing the biggest bull run in its history, Shervin Pishevar believes the ride is about to be over. In one of his first tweets, of his tweet storm, Mr. Pishevar predicted that the Dow will drop 6,000 points. If that comes to pass, the Dow will crash into bear market territory.

And Bitcoin Will Go Down As Well

Another big financial prediction, from Mr. Pishevar, has to do with the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. Shervin Pishevar believes that Bitcoin will crash to the $2,000 to $5,000 level before recovering from its $20,000 high in late December of 2017.

Silicon Valley Will Lose Its Crown as the Tech King

In one of his most shocking predictions, Mr. Pishevar believes that Silicon Valley will no longer attract thousands of start-ups. Instead, Mr. Pishevar believes that start-ups will work remotely and connect with vendors and clients online.

American Infrastructure is in Big Trouble

Straying away from his area of expertise, Mr. Pishevar proclaimed that America’s infrastructure will continue to fall behind. The Silicon Valley expert pointed out that the Chinese are now able to build an entire train station in 9 hours while America’s rail system continues to fall apart.

America’s Biggest Companies Hold Too Much Power

Mr. Pishevar talked a little about the power of America’s biggest companies. The Silicon Valley executive believes that companies like Apple and Amazon and stifling U.S. start-ups and that Uber may be the last start-up to make it big.

These tweets mark the first public remarks from Shervin Pishevar in months. A number of these tweets have been shared by tens of thousands of people on Twitter. As the year passes, the social media will see which one of Shervin Pishevar’s tweets will come true.

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Lawyers

Jeremy Goldstein, Fellow Fountain House Board Members Organize a Dinner Party Filled With Chateau Latour Wine

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Jeremy Goldstein, one of the pro-active board members at the Fountain House, a New York-based NGO, organized a fabulous dinner party on May 22, 2018. Those who attended the party confirmed that they have gone to different dinner parties in the past but none would match what Jeremy Goldstein and crew organized. It was unique, filled with all sorts of delicacies and above all, there was plenty of exotic Chateau Latour wine.

 

 

 

The aim of the party was to raise funds in support of the Fountain House, an NGO that solely deals with the mentally challenged persons. According to Jeremy Goldstein, the dinner party started at 6:45 pm New York time. An hour later, visitors who arrived were served with special meals prepared by an award-winning chef. For one to take part in the dinner party, they were supposed to buy tickets. Each ticket cost $3, 700. All the money that was collected from the dinner party was channeled to the Fountain House to support several educational programs for its members.

 

 

 

The Fountain House has been around for over 70 years. During the first four years of its start as ‘We Are Not Alone’, the Fountain House did not have a permanent residence. Today, more than 74 years later, the NGO has a permanent residence in New York at the Fountain House. This Non-Governmental Organization got its name from a fountain of water that was in the garden of its current residence.

 

 

 

About Jeremy Goldstein

 

 

 

Jeremy Goldstein has been a board member at the Fountain House since 2010. For 8 years, he has seen a tremendous growth of service delivery especially to persons living with mental challenges who live in the Fountain House. Out there, Jeremy Goldstein is known as a writer. He is an accomplished speaker and a lawyer by profession. Before he joined the Fountain House, Jeremy Goldstein worked with several established lawyers in different law firms. He also opened his Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates LLC law firm, which serves many high-end clients. He has a degree in Law from New York University School of Law and an additional M.A. in Law, which h he attained from the University of Chicago.

 

To learn more, visit http://jlgassociates.com/.

 

Health Plans/Health Expert

Accomplishment Of David McDonald In OSI Group

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David McDonald is the president of the OSI Group and has been able to provide leadership in this firm serving in several positions. The contribution that he has offered has made it easy for the OSI to expand to its current position in the market significantly. OSI Group is popular in providing meat and food products that are of great quality. Customers like a lot the meat products from this company, and it ensures that all its potential customers all over the world are able to get their meals on time. David McDonald has ensured that the employees are enjoying their work while serving at OSI Group.

David McDonald is a graduate from Lowa State University with a Bachelor degree in animal science. After his graduation, he joined OSI Groups as a member and was committed to working hard. His passion and dedication in serving earned him promotions to serving to more prestigious positions of the firm. Since he worked at OSI for quite a long time made him to have enormous experience thus executing his roles and responsibilities in a more significant way. David McDonald as the president of OSI Group has made it possible for it to record a massive growth that made it to be competitive in the industry of meat and food production.

Moreover, so that it can have increased exposure and wide reach to its potential and new customers, the company has opened other offices in various countries. Through that expansion, the clients have conveniently accessed the food products. Besides, David McDonald has led the company in the acquisition of other companies such as Baho Foods, Tyson Foods, and even Flagship Food Group. The acquisition has enabled OSI to have a greater exploration of newer markets making it possible to achieve its objectives. OSI Group has grown significantly as it was established as a family business and later the leadership was transformed to other professionals. In addition, more employees have been hired to work for OSI so that the services can be useful. It is therefore imperative to note that David role as the President of OSI industries has yielded lots of benefits to the company.