Wes Edens teams up with Richard Branson in the Innovative Travel Business

Wes Edens, as the Chairman for Brightline, one of the biggest private firms in the railroad business in the US today, has joined hands with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. This new alliance allows Brightline to harness Virgin Group’s vast experience and expertise in the sector. While Wes Edens’ company has been a critical player between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, there have been plans to expand operations to include new terminals like Orlando and Tampa. When all signings are complete, construction of the railroad should commence anytime in the coming year.

Welcoming Virgin Group to the private enterprise in America, Wes Edens was happy at the innovative possibilities the two partners have in place for the American market. Brightline’s mother company, Fortress Investment Group, plans to enhance its portfolio by associating with Virgin Groups expansive one. Fortress Investment Group was founded by Wes Edens , together with Peter Briger, Randal Nardone. Optimism is being felt in this regard as Brightline’s new partner has over 60 successful companies whose businesses range from financial services to health, to travel and leisure. Part of the agreement is to rename Brightline – Virgin Trains USA. View Wes Edens’s profile on Linkedin

Linking all similarly branded investments is among the perks Wes Edens’ company stands to gain as this linkage will raise ridership. This would happen by associative partnering between such entities as Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Hotels and Virgin Voyages and now Virgin Trains USA. Virgin Group also has immense experience having run at least 38 million trips in the UK in the last 21 years. The establishment is UK Coast mainline.

In the agreement, Fortress Investment Group will retain majority stake at Brightline while Virgin Group will acquire a minority stake, a fact Wes Edens has expressed satisfaction. He noted that the partnership underlines Fortress Investment group hold on the American market as a major player looking to grow multifold. The firm is ready for a big game. It also underscores the fact that Brightline’s innovation and approach to modern business has become the model of choice for Virgin Group to partner.

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Fortress Investment Group Launces New Train line in South Florida with Sir Richard Branson

During November 2018, a new line of trains will begin to run in the state of Florida named the Virgin Trains USA. This project is an effort between companies which include Brightline, Fortress Investment Group, and Virgin Train. The Brightline trains will carry the logo of Sir Richard Branson as he embarks upon the train industry in the United States. This project is the first private intercity passenger train project that has occurred in the United States in over 100 years. Read the article about Fortress at dailyforexreport.com

This train project will serve the area of south Florida that includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Fortress Investment Group will primarily finance the train line. The daily operations and managerial duties for the project are the responsibility of Brightline. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains is a minority investor in the train project. An affiliate company of Fortress Investment Group is the majority owner of Brightline. The name Virgin Train will be used for this line in an effort to raise the number of passengers because of the long history the brand has in the train industry in the United Kingdom and on the West Coast of the United States which dates back over 21 years.

Chairman and Co-Founder of Fortress Investment Group Wes Edens and Sir Richard Branson shared their perspectives about the new partnership and the benefits it will bring in the future. Edens spoke of the reputation that Virgin Group has in the travel and hospitality industry. It is the hope of Edens that the partnership can increase the performance of the train line and capitalize on the technology and emphasis that both companies have on satisfying customers. Branson believed from his initial tour of Brightline that there was potential for a great partnership and that the company can benefit from the innovation that Virgin Group is known for using to alter the perspectives of travelers in the United States and expand the train market.

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THE HISTORY BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF SHAFIK SACHEDINA

Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar Salaam Tanzania. His parent’s identity is not well known. When he was a teen, he migrated to the United Kingdom. In London, he joined Guy Medical Hospital where he studied medicine. Later in life, Shafik Sachidina attended London Dental College where he was trained to be a dental surgeon. Shafik Sachedina has practiced dental surgeon in different hospitals in the United Kingdom. He has been recognized for being the best surgeons in a dental surgeon. Connect with Shafik Sachedina by visiting his linkedin account.

Shafik sachedina is a qualified, experienced and reputable dental surgeon. He has a broad knowledge in dental surgeon since he has practiced this professional in England over many years. Shafik Sachedina is committed to offering quality services, and because of this, he has worked with many healthcare facilities.

Currently, Dr.Sachedina serves as joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare Company. Sussex Healthcare has over 20 homes. Each of the facilities provides quality services to individuals with various disabilities and elderly citizens. Dr.Shafik has worked with highly skilled professionals and team to improve services at Sussex Healthcare. Shafik also has served as the head of the Department of Jamati Institutions, where he is in charge of coordinating the programs and all activities of the Ismaili community. Shafik is responsible for ensuring the efficient and smooth running of operations within all the 16 branches. He also ensures there is a constant flow of operations and delegation of functions in all the branches. Shafik is in charge of partnership management with the Aga Khan Development Network and Ismaili institutions in Asia.

Additionally, Dr.Shafik is a member of the committee of Aga Khan Development Network and chair of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee. He is also one of the decision makers in the Jamati Institutions where they decide main events in the organization make major decisions concerning the institute. Dr.Shafik has served in Britain’s dentistry industry for many years before joining residential care. Shafik experience has contributed to the success of Sussex healthcare. Under the leadership of Dr.Shafik Sussex has grown to be an independent network with well trained and skilled certified doctors and nurses.

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A chat with Brazil’s top investor Guilherme Paulus .

A chat with one of Brazil’s most influential entrepreneurs offers a perspective of his values and why he continues to make the choices he makes regarding investing. Guilherme Paulus has been an investor since he opened his first company CVC in 1972 and as the years went by it has grown to become the biggest travel company in Brazil with a presence in virtually every city in the country. Here Guilherme Paulus helps us understand a few things

The idea of CVC how did it come to you?

Carlos Vicente Cerchiari who was a state deputy at the time came up with the idea of establishing a travel agency. We had met with him in my time at CASA Faro, and he had been impressed by the knowledge of the industry and offered to partner with me to establish CVC. At the time, however, I did not have the money that I would have invested to earn my share, but he was willing to have me work and offer my expertise in order to earn my share. The partnership would last for four years before he left and CVC was left in my hands entirely. At the time I was 24 years old and did not know much about business, but I was determined to see the idea work. That was basically how CVC was born. Read more about Guilherme Paulus on Crunchbase.

A day in the life of Guilherme Paulus.

My days may not always be similar, but I like to write my weekly schedule. This enables me to anticipate what I will be doing on each and every day when that day eventually comes.

A strategy that sets Guilherme Paulus apart.

My love for travel has enabled me to incorporate hobbies and business into one. GJP was actually born of travel as it exposed me to different destinations that I quickly realized were undeserved and would need some upgrading when it came to an accommodation. This has been a strategy that I have employees since then, and I plan to continue blending the two hopefully with positive results. I have also been keen to bring innovations in every sector I choose to invest in.

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Robert Ivy, CEO of the AIA, Honored for Achievements

Robert Ivy, the CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects, has been honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which is bestowed by the Mississippi Academy of Arts an Letters. The Academy recognized Ivy for his tireless work in making architecture more accessible to the general public. In receiving the award, Ivy joins the ranks of the legendary author Eudora Welty, Hollywood heavyweight Morgan Freeman, and famed historian of the Civil War Shelby Foote.

In 2011, Robert Ivy took the helm of the AIA, based on his reputation as an author, editor, and architect. According to AIA President Carl Elefante, Ivy is a “worthy ambassador” of the architectural profession. Since assuming the presidency of the AIA, Ivy has made it his mission to grow the Institute, and thanks to his efforts, the organization now enjoys its highest membership level ever. Under Ivy’s administration, local chapters have been added, and there is now even a chapter in China. Visit on his twitter for more updates.

Ivy holds a degree in English from Sewanee, the University of the South, and undertook his professional architecture training at Tulane University, graduating with a master’s degree in architecture in 1976. Before architecture school, Ivy served in the US Navy. Prior to being appointed CEO of the AIA, he served as editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, the world’s most widely circulated architectural publication thanks to Robert Ivy’s visionary leadership.

In addition to his other achievements, Robert Ivy is an accomplished author. His biography of Fay Jones is now in its third edition and is considered the definitive work of its type. The volume was recognized by the Art Library Society of North America as a book of the highest standard.

Robert Ivy has had a long career in architecture, writing, and publishing, but his goals have not been met. Ivy wants to continue to expand the AIA in order to extend the influence of architecture as a profession and empower people to understand how the art of architecture touches their lives.

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Golly, Fagali’i is Unexplored Samoa

The Pacific Ocean is home to Fagali’i, a tiny village located on the island of Upolu, which is part of the Samoa archipelago. The district is about 3 miles south-east of the capital city of Apia.

A Polynesian surprise, Fagali’i is so small it was forced to close its one and only airport in 2005 due to noise and safety concerns from the islands residents. Polynesian Airlines reopened the former grass-strip airport in 2009 after undergoing renovations which included modernizing the airstrip. Many residents again bristled at the influx of tourism the revamped airport has brought, which has helped the local economy grow on the 1,600 person island. The Fagali’i International Airport receives flights from Pago Pago, American Samoa. Other airlines that operate in the region include Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways, and Talofa Airlines. Visit cheapflights.com for more info.

One of the main tourist attractions in the area is the Royal Samoa Golf Course, located about a five minute drive from the downtown city center in Apia, which is the capital and largest city of Samoa. Tee off in a South Pacific paradise on this 9-hole course which opened in 1970. There are a number of spectacular shots with ocean views and challenging hilly terrain. The native vegetation, which includes banana and Palm trees, makes this green unbelievably breathtaking.

Apia is located along the central north coast of the island of Upolu. The city has an urban population of 37,000 people. The indigenous people of Samoa maintain their tribal affiliations, complete with chiefly leaders. The lifestyle of Fagali’i is slow and laid back. The area experiences a hot tropical rainforest climate, where the temperature is stable all-year around, with lows between 75 F and highs at 95 F, for twelve months a year.

Fagali’i is definitely off-the-beaten path. For those interested in a South Pacific Polynesia adventure, look no further than this tropical island paradise. Check: https://www.booking.com/place/ws-1307199.pt-br.html

 

Aloha Construction: More Than A General Contractor

Having good ethics is one of the most important attributes when conducting business. Good ethics shows that you have integrity, and strict-personal honesty goes a long way. When it comes to home improvement, there are more than enough companies that are able to get the job done. Unfortunately, all of the companies aren’t created equal. Lake Zurich, Illinois, is home to one of the absolute best, especially when it comes to this particular subject. Aloha Construction, a general-contracting company, provides a huge list of home-improvement services such as window fascia repair, roof installation, door installation, flashing, gutter repair, kitchen design, stucco installation and bathroom repair.

In 2017, Aloha Construction was presented the Torch Award for its outstanding ethics. This special award is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau. In order to win the award, each applicant will go through an extensive screening process. There will also be an independent panel of 15 individuals who will vote on a winner. Marketplace ethics is the name of the game and Aloha Construction displays this notion to the fullest. The Torch Award is a prestigious type of award for general contracting. Companies must display good ethics throughout a 12-month-long duration. Demonstrating leadership, holding high-standards in ethics and having social responsibility are crucial to winning this award. The great thing about this general contractor is that it gives back to its community in a number of ways. Aloha Construction has provided the youth with free tickets to attend professional sporting events as well as partnered with numerous charitable organizations.

This company serves a huge geographical area thanks to its two distinct locations in the state of Illinois. The company also provides beneficial services for homeowners of Southern Wisconsin. It would be extremely hard trying to find a more productive home-improvement company than this and that speaks volumes.

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New Tasks as the Chief Executive Officer of America Institute of Architects.

Robert Ivy has been a dedicated member of American Institute of Architects. In 2011, he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr Ivy is a recognized figure of AIA and has been an advocate for the architectural profession on very many occasions.

As the Executive Vice President of AIA, Robert Ivy is responsible for the running of AIA’s national office in Washington D.C. The organization has an annual budget of $56 million and 206 employees. He is also expected to direct AIA’s focus on design and practice issues and work together with over 300 chapters across America, to ensure AIA and the profession continue to grow.

An award-winning architect and a guru in the field. Robert Ivy is one of the biggest names in the architectural world. The recipient of the McGraw-Hill Award in 1998 for Management Excellence, Robert Ivy is a man who came from a humble background and mastered the art of architecture. Furthermore, Robert Ivy was voted in 2010 as a Master Architect. This was by the national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi. He was named ‘Master Architect’ for his ability to communicate the value of design impeccably. Robert Ivy is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of American Institute of Architects.

Founded in 1857, American Institute of Architects is a premier organization that involves licensed and professional architects in the United States of America. The organization offers education, community redevelopment services, and advocacy. This is to ensure that the architecture profession is fully supported and its value is retained at the top. Headquartered in Washington D.C the organization has since grown and expanded to an institute with over 90000 members.

At the American Institute of Architects, there are different groups of members like the Allied Members, Emeritus Members, and Associate Members. In as much as the members are placed in groups, they all work together to realize the goals of the organization. The American Institute of Architects also recognizes commendable works done around the world and actually gives out awards like The Architecture Firm Award.

Robert Ivy attended The University of The South and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He then furthered his studies at the Tulane University from where he graduated with a Masters in Architecture. Robert Ivy started off his career in 1996 at the ‘Architectural Record’ as the Editor in Chief. He then moved on to become the Vice President of McGraw Hill Construction Media. Robert Ivy continued to pursue his dreams and further his career in different places. It was in 2011, that he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of American Institute of Architects.

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Bob Reina`s Talk Fusion Takes lead in the Direct Selling industries

Bob Reina has brought a great revolution in the field of entrepreneurship through his invention of the Talk Fusion firm. Being the founder and chief executive officer of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina has not turned back to making people`s businesses successful, and his high commitment and dedication in his work have born him great fruits. His invention of the video email has helped business owners and all individuals interested in passing a message to their loved ones do it efficiently.

Talk Fusion has given entrepreneurs a chance to advertise their goodies and services through attractive and eye-catching advertisements that are likely to get their customers to purchase their goods and services. Through the various video messages that firms send to customers through emails, they have successfully given them a detailed information of the products that they can purchase and also provide them with an overview of all the services and products that their firms offer.

Bob has always had a passion for changing the world and help people deal with the small problems that they go through in their daily activities as well as business. When he played the role of a policeman, he always committed teaming up with people to solve any problems and calamities that affect them efficiently. He likes to make people`s lives comfortable, and his commitment towards inventing new ideas has seen him successfully acquire an excellent reputation due to his superb and admirable works. He is a great innovator, and his forward thinking has seen Talk Fusion take the lead in the direct selling industry.

Talk Fusion has significantly been designed to meet the various needs of people, and the high technology used in creating it has impressed a vast number of its users. Through the top platform, a significant amount of individuals have had a chance to connect with their loved ones. Besides, Talk Fusion has enabled individuals to earn extra income through the various videos they post and many businesses have increased their total revenue as a result of the massive awareness that the platform has enabled them to bring to their customers.

 

Architects Should Join The American Institute Of Architects

With the American government cutting back on building structures, it is crucial for all architects to join the American Institute of Architects. Upon joining the institute, architects will receive hundreds of benefits.

For starters, joining the American Institute of Architects comes with a low monthly payment. The payment, however, is well worth it. This payment includes the member’s name in the architect database. It has been proven that government officials and others seek out the American Institute of Architects whenever an architect is needed. The more jobs accomplished by an architect, the higher his/her name will be on the list. The list has nothing to do with politics, but it has everything to do with talent and perseverance.

In addition to being on a grand list, the American Institute of Architects offers free marketing advice for all members. This marketing advice consists of building a website, different ways to bring in clients, and how to manage your money. Every member of the American Institute of Architects has found a certain level of success.

Another benefit of being a member of the American Institute of Architects is that this organization is deeply rooted in history. Establishments like The Octagon House located in Washington, D.C. was designed and developed by the institute. There are also several historical buildings Philidelphia and New York that have been designed and developed by the institute. In fact, almost every city in America now has at least one structure built by members of the American Institute of Architects.

The American Institute of Architects also has several conferences throughout the year. These conferences are held in a different location within the United States. These conferences deal with helping architects find better jobs, introduce architects to new technology, and helps architects from around America connect with each another.

At these conferences, awards and grants are given out. These awards and grants are awarded to architects who gave their all, and the work(s) of the architect receiving recognition will be displayed as a slideshow. These conferences are always free for members to attend, but members must pay for their own transportation and stay.https://twitter.com/AIANational