Constitutional Defense

In an upcoming book, titled Constitutional Democracies in Crisis, Professor Sujit Choudhry wrote a chapter focusing on a tweet written by former Attorney General Eric Holder. In the tweet, Eric Holder discusses the possible removal of Special Counsel Robert Muller and calls the American people to peacefully protest should such a thing happen. Sujit Choudhry breaks down the tweet, analyzing this “red line” as a symbolic constitutional line that the American people will have to pass judgement on. Only they can decide if anyone has crossed this line. This idea is based on the concept that the constitution is a set of governing ideal that only the voting public can enforce. The crossing of any constitutional line, whether it be the removal of Special Counsel Muller or an attempt to abolish term limits, is an example of the failure possible in a democracy. Of course, in the American Democracy there is also the judicial branch, which is responsible for determining both the constitutionality of a law and enforcing those laws, giving this branch a check on the executive branch. Sujit Choudhry discusses the fact that Eric Holder was a member of this branch and did not talk about this avenue as a way to check any actions against Special Counsel Muller.

As a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkley, Sujit Choudhry is considered an expert on comparative constitutional law and politics (blogs.law.nyu.edu). Throughout his career, Professor Choudhry has advised on the process of building a constitution in numerous countries, including Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, Ukraine and Yemen. As the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, he oversees field research that is then developed into policy options for practical use. The organization focuses on constitutional transitions and not only gathers research that can be used in the field but holds workshops and conferences all across the world to make the information accessible, check constitutionaltransitions.org.

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Obsidian Energy Changes Name And Optimism Resounds

Despite the fact that they have recently gone through a name change the oil and natural gas company now known as Obsidian Energy has remained focused on delivering quality results to their customers and investors. Though it has been around since 1976 (founded in Calgary) as Penn West Petroleum Ltd, Obsidian Energy is now in the process of ushering in a brand-new era that is relentlessly focused on providing a bright future. Going forward it is easy to picture Obsidian Energy atop the oil and natural gas industry in Canada for decades to come.

 

If you, like many, are curious about where the name comes from it was selected by CEO Dave French due to obsidian being a natural gas that can be both “sharpened” and “honed”. It is symbolic in nature for a company that is constantly looking forward to the future. The name change coincides with an effort by Obsidian Energy to deliver on their promises to make the company leaner and stronger in order to continue their growth well into the future. One thing that has remained the same since their inception is 1976 is the passion for what they do, and that is evident to any outside observer as well as any employee of the company.

 

One thing that won’t be changing alongside the name, however, is Obsidian Energy’s commitment to giving back to their community and surrounding environment. Their insistence on communicating openly and honestly with residents of the areas they are working in is refreshing in an era marred with corporations who only act in secrecy. Additionally, they are constantly working to refine their safety procedures to the point where they are not just simply meeting legislative requirements, but in many cases exceeding them. These are just some of the many ways Obsidian Energy is looking out for both their employees and residents of the areas they serve. Click Here for more information.

 

Going forward for the company it seems CEO Dave French hit the nail on the head with the name change. As we move forward expect many exciting developments on how the company proceeds in taking their plan to “hone” and “refine” Obsidian to the next level. One thing is for certain: the change is exciting.

 

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Sujit Choudhry Writes About Poland’s Constitutional Crisis

Internationally recognized constitutional expert Sujit Choudhry dedicated a chapter in his latest book, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?” to what is presently happening in Poland. In that nation a far-right party took over, called the Law and Justice Party, and is assaulting that nation’s constitution. They are rewriting it in order to take out all obstacles to their rule and they are working to ensure they maintain power going forward.

Sujit Choudhry says that the first thing they did was to focus on remaking the court system, including this nation’s Constitutional Court. They changed how voting works, how judges are assigned cases, and created the position of Interim President. He said they did this over a period of a year where at times they pushed things through intensely while at other times they didn’t appear to be doing much.

He says that they are taking small, seemingly innocuous, steps to slowly change Poland’s constitution to one that favors them holding onto power and being about what they believe in. The government no longer works for the people and is instead against many of them. This has been happening in many other countries around the world as well, such as Ukraine and to a certain extent in the United Kingdom and the United States as well.

Choudhry is a law professor. He has taught about constitutions since 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley. Over-all he has been a professor for almost 20 years. He also launched the Center for Constitutional Transitions in 2012 (constitutionaltransitions.org). This is an organization that provides evidence-based information to people who are designing constitutions for their nations or are trying to change them.

More about Choudhry on http://sujitchoudhry.com/about/

He often attends conferences, symposiums, and workshops about constitutional matters in other nations. He has also lectured internationally. He says that he often facilitates public  dialog sessions about constitutions with civil groups and other people who have a stake in a nation’s constitution. Over the course of his career he has also assisted in training civil servants and he has held talks with political party leaders and parliamentarians among other duties. More on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

Connect with Choudhry on LinkedIn.

The Insightful Ideas of Jorge Moll

Jorge Moll earned his Neuroscience Medical Degree for the Rio de Janeiro Federal University in Brazil. He completed his residency at the same university. Later, Dr. Moll took and finished his Experimental Pathophysiology Ph.D. from Brazil’s Sao Paulo University.

It is an innate characteristic of Jorge Moll to help people who are plagued with ailments that adversely affect their lives. Currently, Dr. Moll is a Board Member and the President of D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR) as well as the Director of the CBNU of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit including the Neuroinformatics Workgroup (a prominent imaging and diagnostics laboratory). Aside from his busy work schedule, he is a family who resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

From a recent interview granted by the good doctor, he said that it has always been his passion and dream to establish and develop a first-class healthcare institute that conducts education as well as research in his country (http://inspirery.com/jorge-moll/). Dr. Moll reveals that majority of his days are involved in meetings, which involves discussing a myriad of topics with entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, associates, and students; because he is confident that collaboration and free interchange of ideas are necessary for being productive.

Dr. Moll further explained that for his ideas to become a reality, he has to make choices on which one must be forsaken in favor of the others that can be converted into an action plan which will pave the way for establishing a partnership or association with others.

Jorge likewise says that he is very interest in artificial intelligence that involves cognitive schemes where the human brain and machines can function together and is correspondingly captivated with new advances related to gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

To be productive Dr. Jorge Moll encourages open-mindedness and transparency that must be coupled with a skill to be able to succeed. He also recommends that it is not a good habit to plan and hold on to ideas for a long time – it would be better to move on to the next best idea or plan if the current ones are not going to be implemented or are not good enough.

 

 

Telereal Trillium CEO Graham Edwards Establishing Himself As One Of The Top Property Developers In The U.K.

As CEO of Telereal Trillium, one of the main goals of CEO Graham Edwards has been to establish the company as a leader in property development. He knows that one of the crucial first steps in that regard would be to establish the lead in property outsourcing. This is why one of Graham Edwards’ crowning achievements as CEO of this company was when his company purchased Trillium in 2009 (Zoominfo). Graham Edwards had been CEO of this company since 2001, but after the merger Telereal first became Telereal Trillium and was established as the leader in property development and property outsourcing. Fast forward to 2018, and this company continues to grow with Graham Edwards at the helm.

Telereal Trillium is now one of the United Kingdom’s largest property management companies, and they now oversee properties worth over 6 billion pounds. Their properties also have a total area of 86 million square feet and they house one percent of the workforce in the United Kingdom. Moreover, the man at the helm of this company can point to many other instances besides the 2009 deal that have shaped his company and shaped the state of the U.K. modern housing for the better.

Graham Edwards is the founding CEO of Telereal and has seen it through many different growing pains. The first situation was an instance where Edwards led the fledgling company into a strategic partnership with Bt Plc (British Telecom). This partnership enabled them to acquire new properties in a deal that was worth just of 2.4 billion pounds. Their holdings increased an extra 59.2 million square feet and created Telereal into the part of what the company is today.

Perhaps to some it must have seemed like a foregone conclusion that Graham Edwards would be a humongous asset to the new company. Before his time at Telereal Trillium, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Talisman Global Asset Management. He played a crucial role in helping the company to grow. When he began this position, they only had about 50 million pounds in assets, and when he left they had as high as one billion pounds in properties. Thus, to say that Graham Edwards has the Midas Touch when it comes to U.K. property development would not be too far-fetched of an assumption.

 

Louis Chenevert and Peerless Leadership Talents

United Technologies Corporation is a business that knows all about exemplary leaders. Louis Chenevert in the past was the business’ Chief Executive Officer. People simply cannot forget all of the great things he did for the company, either. Gregory Hayes is the name of United Technologies Corporation’s latest Chief Executive Officer. He makes a point to continue Chenevert tradition of strong work. He tells the people who work with him all the time about the value of company heads. He tells them that these leaders need to work as rocks of sorts. They need to try to improve companies in substantial ways. If a Chief Executive Officer exits a business for any reason, he or she should ensure that major improvements were made.

Company Chief Executive Officers have to provide tangible outcomes. They need to concentrate on brief spans of time. They need to concentrate on much lengthier ones as well. United Technologies Corporation is a firm that believes in employee investments. It’s one that believes in technological investments, too. The people who work for United Technologies Corporation are aware of the fact that present choices influence later outcomes in considerable ways.

Louis Chenevert homeland is the North American nation of Canada. The distinguished businessman was born in the Great White North in Montreal, Quebec at some point in 1958. Although he hails from Canada, he now lives in the United States in Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford is relatively close to New York, New York. Chenevert studied at the University of Montreal’s HEC Montreal. This is a noted business school that gave him a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) degree. He graduated in 1979.

Chenevert is equipped with a strong employment background. He was a reliable General Motors team member for close to 15 years. He worked his way up to general production manager status, too. He made the decision to leave General Motors in the early nineties. He got a job with Pratt & Whitney Canada at that time. He scored a gig as Pratt & Whitney’s trusted President in 1999. He began work with United Technologies Corporation in 2006.

Stream Energy Keen on Corporate Philanthropy

Dallas-based Stream Energy has managed to excel in not only its core business but also corporate social responsibility, especially corporate philanthropy. The firm, established in 2005, takes pride in supporting the less fortunate and other charitable causes. Corporate philanthropy to the utility firm means money, time, and other valuable resources—not just money. The multi-level marketing company prides itself on hundreds of business associates, who are equally passionate about philanthropy, in every part of America, making the firm’s philanthropic efforts far-reaching. Better yet, the retail-electricity company partners with other organizations to further its noble cause of helping the less fortunate.

Homelessness is a challenge in Dallas and other modern cities. The big D, therefore, welcomes Stream Energy’s partnership with Hope Supply Co. to support homeless children. Hope Supply Co. is a not for profit organization that has “met the critical needs of homeless children” for over 28 years, and Stream Energy’s constant chipping in has in part helped Hope Supply accomplish its mission. The utility firm, for instance, collaborated with Hope Supply in 2016 to provide over a thousand North Texas homeless children with a two-day recreational trip to Hawaiian Falls Water Park.

Stream Cares, a philanthropic program for Stream Energy, funds operation Once in a Lifetime that support the less fortunate Dallas-area veterans. The support is both moral and financial. Stream Cares, for instance, once funded a family lunch in an exquisite venue for such veterans and their families. In addition, the Stream Cares co-hosted the American Girl Doll Experience for daughters of the veterans.

When disasters strike, Stream associates can always count on the firm to provide both moral and financial support necessary to overcome such unfortunate occurrences. Case in point is Steam Energy’s contribution to a crowdfunding campaign initiated to assist its associates who had been got up in Hurricane Harvey. The firm contributed $25,000 to the campaign.

Stream Energy is a retail electricity firm with energy services in seven states. The company’s wireless services, protective services, and home services are available throughout the nation. The 12-year-old company is among the leading multi-level retail energy firms with over $8 billion in accumulated revenues.

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Dr. Holterman’s Impact on the Medical Community

Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric surgeon as well as a professor at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Peoria. He received his undergrad from Yale University and moved on to attend University of Virginia School of Medicine. His dedication and passion for helping others is what has made him successful in his career. Dr. Holterman is fluent in multiple languages as he travels the globe helping other communities. He has been awarded America’s Top Doctor multiple times as well as several other awards.

In an article written by Positive Facts, Dr. Mark Holterman discusses how he hopes to support global healthcare innovations. He is a pediatrician based out of Chicago. He has developed advanced surgical skills and is known for his kindness. Dr. Holterman is not only dedicated to helping children in his community, but donates time and money to help children all over the world.

Dr. Holterman has been interviewed multiply times, and has expressed his passion for helping children in all of them (https://interview.net/dr-mark-holterman/). Holterman does not shy away from challenges and prides himself in making timely, accurate diagnoses. His goal in life is for healthcare to be readily available for all children, across the globe.

Dr. Holterman co-founded the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies. The organization is non-profit and focuses on the importance of stem cell research. Dr. Holterman that this will help create lines of communication across the world for cellular treatment. He also helped form IPSAC-VN, a team of pediatric specialist working together to advance their skills in order to better treat children. These members often provide medical services for free. Not only do they provide medical services, they help educate future doctors in the countries they visit. In addition to this, they bring new surgeons from Vietnam to the United States to study.

Dr. Holterman spends a large amount of time reading about new technologies and developing new skills so he can continue helping children. Working with Mariam Global Health, Dr. Holterman and a team discuss funding new ideas that could improve how children are being cared for. He has an understanding with the importance of funding and bringing new ideas to life.

 

International Law Expert Sujit Choudhry Discusses His Organization

Recently, the international law expert Sujit Choudhry sat down to discuss an organization that he recently formed. Choudhry is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. With this organization, Sujit looks to offer knowledge in order to support the building of constitutions. The organization looks to assemble a number of international groups of experts who will be able to provide evidence-based policy options for political leaders. Over the course of the organization’s existence, the Center for Constitutional Transitions has helped many nations make improvements to their constitutional laws.

During the interview, Sujit Choudhry talked about his reasons and motivation for starting up his organization. He said that for many years, he would actively participate in advising political leaders and helping them develop constitutions that promote democracy (chronicleweek.com). Sujit would also write constitutions and amend a number of others that were currently in place. Since a number of issues come up when looking to address constitutional reform, Choudhry says that it is important to use updated research in order to make changes that benefit a given nation.

Choudhry says that he is a scholar of comparative constitutional law and spends much of his time comparing the legal systems of various nations. Sujit believes that nowadays, the world is facing a number of challenges to democratic constitutional law (iconnectblog.com). He says that the United States is facing a number of constitutional issues that many other nations are facing throughout the world. As a result, all countries including the United States will benefit by making updated changes to reform its constitution.

Sujit Choudhry has spent a number of years studying and interpreting constitutional law. Over the course of his career, he has accomplished a number of things such as helping political leaders draft new constitutions. As well as being active advising nations in constitutional reform, Sujit has also been active in providing assistance to government institutions. One of his most notable experiences was working with the Canadian Supreme Court. This stint allowed him to demonstrate his expertise and provide guidance to Canada whenever the nation was looking to make positive changes to its constitution and legal system.

Connect with Choudhry at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry

 

4 Economic Predictions by Shervin Pishevar

Shervin Pishevar recently went on to Twitter with a variety of economic predictions. Everyone knew it was going to be big when he identified that he saw some financial storms brewing. He sent out 50 tweets, numbering them all.

The Market Will Drop

Shervin Pishevar got everyone’s attention when the first tweet commented about how he thought there may be a 6000 point drop in aggregate over the next several months. He went on to explain that the market gave up all gains for 2018 and they will likely give up the gains from 2017 as well.

Bitcoin Will Lose Value

Shervin Pishevar decided to talk about cryptocurrency. He believes that bitcoin will lose value over the next 12 months and then slowly gain in value. Once it starts to gain, it will become more stable.

Monopolies Will Rule

Another thing that Shervin Pishevar predicted is that monopolies will rule. Much of this has to do with five US monopolies in place: Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet. They’re more powerful than Ma Bell and until the US government does something about them, they will start to destroy startups one after another.

We’re Closer to a Global Economy

With cryptocurrency and monopolies building, middlemen will become irrelevant. When that happens, we will be one step closer to a global economy. This could actually make it better for everyone, though it depends on how the companies form. Many US companies, as Shervin Pishevar explains, are too focused on the short-term and their infrastructures are weak.

With these predictions via Twitter, thousands of people are now commenting on what they expect to happen throughout 2018. Additionally, Shervin Pishevar’s predictions have already started to become a reality, particularly within the stock markets.

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