Sujit Choudhry: Pushing for a World Filled with Democracy

Sujit Choudhry is an international lawyer who established the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The center that he established aims to help countries shift to a democratic form of government. The center also provides the ideas coming from several intellectuals about the advantage of being in a democracy, versus other forms of government.

Sujit Choudhry has been in the business speaking with the highest officials in a particular country, and they have been presenting the advantages of shifting to democracy to countries which have been ruled differently for ages. Sujit Choudhry believes that it is not a simple task to do, but he told the people to keep their trust in their government about their actions regarding the status and condition of the country.

The Center for Constitutional Transitions has more than 50 experts coming from more than 20 countries (constitutionaltransitions.org). These experts have their own opinion and suggestion about different issues concerning their client governments who wanted to experience a new way to govern the people. One of the most recent examples of how they do their job was when the government of Ukraine called them for help.

Sujit Choudhry immediately called his men and stated that they would be leaving for Kiev. Upon meeting the remnants of the Ukrainian Government, Sujit Choudhry immediately explained the possibility of Ukraine embracing a fully democratic government. The team from the Center for Constitutional Transitions has given their sides to the government of Kiev. They claimed democracy would work perfectly in Ukraine, because of the established laws that have been written in their constitution. However, Sujit Choudhry contended that there must be a proper study conducted before shifting to a new form of government.

The officers back in Ukraine have praised the presentation prepared by Sujit Choudhry and his men. They are interested in the part wherein it was blatantly stated that democracy would change the country. Many nations across the world that have been under civil war and other forms of violence have asked the help from Sujit Choudhry regarding their plans to shift to a democratic form of government and forget the horrible history that keeps on haunting them.

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The RealReal: A forever growing company

The industry of buying and selling luxury goods is worth over trillions of dollars. The RealReal is a successful online consignment shop, that has taken the luxury market by storm. As one of the top pioneers in the second hand luxury e-commerce market, the RealReal has managed to grow their company quickly and continues to expand. They currently employ over 600 people, with locations all over the United States. They even ship worldwide.

The RealReal is an online, luxury, e-commerce store focused on selling second hand clothing from high end brands such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci as well as many other deluxe labels. Although this market has proven to be fruitful statistically, it takes expertise and skill to successfully run a business like this. Despite a competitive market, the RealReal has manage to sustain and grow their company, while other similar companies fizzled out and shutdown.

RealReal’s success is due to how and what they sell. The store regularly sells $30,000 and $40,000-dollar products a day. They once sold a princess’s diamond cuff to another princess for $100,000. The exchange of expensive products is not the only aspect of success to their million-dollar grossing business. Their success lies in their business model. The RealReal doesn’t actually have any product stock; they do not risk losing money from any unwanted or unsold items. The RealReal instead connects potential buyers with sellers. They act as a middle man. They then take a small percentage of the commission.

CEO and founder of The RealReal, Julie Wainwright, isn’t interested in selling the business they are actually working toward an imminent IPO. They are also meeting with investors in order to raise over $100 million in new funding.

The RealReal is definitely something worth looking into as a possible investor. The business has thrived for this long because of their business savvy fundamentals and qualities. They’ve raised over $170 million in funding since its conception. The RealReal also grossed approximately $500 million in 2017. This expanding luxury e-commerce shop seems to be a promising investment based on their pattern of success.

The Conquering Trabuco

The Trabuco has a long and storied history of claiming battlefields for the side of the victor worldwide. Though the weapon bears a familial resemblance to the catapult, the latter weapon was never used, constructed, or diagrammed in ancient China, where the earliest form of the Trabuco, the balancing Trabuco, is believed by historians to have been developed sometime in the fourth century A.D.

The Balancing Trabuco made use of a firing beam, ended with a sling in which the weapon’s projectile would be loaded. The beam was constructed within the frame of the weapon and attached with a ropes which would be pulled by a team of men to launch the Trabuco’s missile.

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The more popular and better functioning version of the weapon, the counterweight Trabuco, made use of a lever mechanism instead of the man power of the balancing former version. This not only freed up soldiers for infantry combat, but allowed the weapon to deliver it’s payload much further than it’s predecessor. The Counterweight Trabuco is believed to have been developed sometime in the sixth century A.D. after the nomadic Avars brought the weapon to the Middle East according to wordreference.com. It was there that many historians claim Persian engineers developed the latter version of the Trabuco.

From it’s upgrade, the Trabuco would make it’s way into Europe where rival kingdoms would use the weapon extensively in land scrimmages, border wars, and takeovers. In France the Trabuco would take on the name of the Trebuchet, which it is still commonly known, and in Brazil the weapon was used in a primitive shotgun like fashion in which it was loaded with as many projectiles as possible and launched at the enemy. In the Crusades, the Trabuco served as one of the earliest forms of biological warfare when plague infected corpses were launched into enemy camps by both sides in hopes of infecting rival armies. The Trabuco had vanished from battlefields after the rise of gunpowder, with the cannon taking it’s place as the preferred siege engine. The weapon is commonly constructed in modern times by collectors, historians, and hobbyists.

Learn more about Trabuco: https://pt.wiktionary.org/wiki/trabuco

End Citizens United Sees Big Things Ahead

End Citizens United has managed to make a name for itself by fighting big money in politics with the hopes that people would finally be able to decide what should happen when their politicians make choices. If the recent special elections have shown us anything, it’s that people are tired of what they’ve seen over the last two years and they want to elect new leadership.

End Citizens United is a PAC designed to help people finally have a voice in how things are going to happen within their particular neck of the woods.

You have to understand the history of Citizens United in order to understand why the work of this PAC is so important. It’s the Supreme Court decision that led to the rise of corporate campaign donations being treated as if they were in fact free speech. This has led to the idea that corporations are in fact people in the sense that they have constitutional rights. There are serious consequences to allowing this to go on. There is a need to make sure we see the rights of the voters and their interest prevail. Fortunately, these midterm elections seem to be showing just that at work.

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We won’t know for sure how things will go until we actually see them happen. The elections are going to be a time of serious hopes for Democrats and those who want to see an end to corporate influence in politics. Hopefully, voters are able to make it to the polls and have their voices heard. Doug Jones and Conor Lamb have already proven what we need to know about how people currently feel. Now, we just need to see it actually come to life in order for us to get a proper assessment.

You can’t help but look at the 2018 elections and see promising opportunities for Democrats. The upcoming elections all share the common thread of Americans wanting to take the country back and realize that they are the ones who have the final say in what goes on in the politics of their country. The recent election of Donald Trump has led many to be disappointed with the way that politics in this country is headed. With the hope of replacing GOP figures with those that can be relied upon their is hope that we can finally have the interests of the people served rather than corporations.

End Citizens United was created to get big money out of politics. They have more than 3 million members all over the country. They endorsed politicians that will support their idea of campaign finance reform.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/

From the Heart to the Big Screen of the Academy of Art University

Academy of University alumni Daniel Arriaga, recalls his experience working on the Disney Pixar movie Coco. Whether it’s the story, the animation, or the music, all three come together to create an entertaining story based on the Mexican culture. Daniel discussed the animation of the movie, specifically, the skeletons in the movie that were inspired by the Calaveras-skulls that are painted and are an integral part of Day of the Dead, or Dios de los Muertos. From the early drawings of the skeleton animations to the vibrant colors of the skeletons, it was important to Daniel as a Mexican-American to be as accurate as possible to Dios de los Muertos. As Senior Director of the Pixar Academy, Daniel’s advice to those who wished to work as an animator in studios such as Pixar, is to be open to creative opportunities and work on creating a strong portfolio.

Located in San Francisco, California is designed(no pun intended)to prep students to work as professionals in communication, the arts, and design. Not only is this a fact, but it’s also apart of the Academy’s mission statement. The school was founded in 1929 by painter and magazine editor Richard S. Stephens whose descendants have watched over the school.

The Academy of University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers master’s degrees, associate, and bachelor’s degrees. Graphic Design, Photography, Advertising, and Fashion are only a few of over ten majors the school has to offer. With 53,010 alumni, some graduates have gone on to work for EA, Pixar, Apple, and many others as well.

The founder, who was also a creative director for Sunset Magazine, had a vision for the college to help students achieve and grow to their full potential through hard work, and their portfolio shouldn’t define their talent.

 

NewsWatch tv : Television Promotion Leader

The process of creating and releasing a product can be long and hard. Not only do companies have to deal with creating the product over years of trial and error and other processes. But the actual getting it out as well. You can’t just release a product always and get success it takes careful planning and promotion. But the promotion has to be done by the right venue or company that understands and is capable of doing what has to be done for each product and company’s individual needs. One company that has been doing this for years is Newswatch Tv.

This television show which has been around since 1990 has created an excellence platform for promotion. Newswatch creates reviews for the companies that they work with for their products. By reviewing these items, they show the mass audience what the product has to offer and they can decide to invest or not. This show wasn’t always what is today, in fact it was a show about financial issues to begin with. The change in direction to reviews for products especially in the technological realm has paid good dividends for the creators of the show and the companies that they work with.

An example of one of these companies is Saygus. This company is devoted to creating cellular devices and especially of the smartphone variety. They recently wanted to promote a new line of phones and they hired Newswatch to review their product for promotion. Newswatch agreed and created reviews that were aired not only on their television show but on the online branch of their program. Newswatch was very dedicated to doing a good job and even traveled to Barcelona to get footage for the review. The results were great as Saygus gained over 1.3 million dollars which exceeded their campaign goal by 300,000. Newswatch once again showed why it is one of the televised leaders of reviews and promotion.

 

Find out more about NewsWatch TV Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/user/TVConsumerWatch

 

Richard Dwayne Blair Reveals His Personal Approach To Retirement Planning

When it comes to financial planning, many people don’t give it as much thought as they should. Richard Dwayne Blair is an investment advisor who believes everyone should be more diligent in planning for their future and he has imparted his own system, hoping people will use it to help themselves.

Mr. Blair recommends consulting a financial advisor to help you map out your retirement goals and your current financial situation. This first step is critical, because it can help you and your advisor develop a solid plan for helping you achieve your goal. By determining your tolerance for risk, an advisor can recommend he best strategies for helping you maximize your financial growth.

This leads to the next step, which involves plotting out a course of action that will help you use your money to earn more growth, while also ensuring you keep enough capital liquidated for your immediate needs. Throughout this process, Richard Dwayne Blair recommends continued analysis of your progress, including any losses you may suffer. Through regular examination of your holdings, your investments may be adjusted or altered to maximize growth and limit your risks.

Finally, Richard suggests looking at your insurance coverage. By ensuring you have enough coverage, you can be protected from life’s emergencies. Too often, people are caught underinsured and unprepared, which forces them to drain their retirement and investment capital to cover these expenses. Instead, Mr. Blair recommends using insurance for what it was intended to do and leaving your investments where they can do the most good.

Richard Dwayne Blair founded Wealth Solutions as a Registered Investment Advisory firm in Austin, Texas in 1994. The firm helps individuals and families, as well as small businesses, address their financial and investment needs in an evolving economy. Richard has always enjoyed helping others and sharing his knowledge. His firm lets him do both in respect to retirement planning.

Mr. Blair attended the University of Houston, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and financial management services. He used that education to open his own firm shortly after finishing his education. Since that time, Wealth Solutions has evolved into a full service investment and wealth management firm.

 

Find out more about Richard Dwayne Blaire: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-blair-bb6772108

 

Malcolm CasSelle and The Innovation He Brings to the Success of WAX

There’s about as many new programs, methods, apps and tech in the world of cryptocurrency today that it might be hard to catch up on all of them. However, most of these apps don’t run out too well. They go bankrupt quick and most of these tech companies indulging in cryptocurrency trend could just be doing it for shady reasons. But the cryptocurrency and game skin Wax shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush. They’re trying something new, fresh, more stable and more likely looking out for the better good.

Malcolm Casselle

The Ignition from Wax

We can read from the Hi-Tech Chronicle that Wax right now remains to be a company that has offered a lot of wonderful changes in the way cryptocurrency is being run today. We should also state here that the iteration of Wax came from the ideas of the creators of OPSkins, which is right now the global leader in the sales of assets for most of the major virtual games available right now. The CIO of OPSkins is Malcolm Casselle, and right now OPSkins is the number one bitcoin merchant in the entire planet, according to the HiTechChronicle piece.

About Malcolm Casselle

We can say a lot about who Malcolm CasSelle is, but the most prominent info that’s relevant to most these days is the fact that he’s the President of WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange), as well as OPSkns’ CIO. With his expertise, he’s able to come out swinging in the competition of best ideas, apps, tech, and innovation in the world of cryptocurrency. As a result, he has created the most popular marketplace where people can buy and sell virtual assets and currencies to use in the games.

Being also the previous President and CTO at tronc had helped him get the training he needed to oversee a company as outstanding and curious as WAX. His belief in tinkering, trial and error and risk-taking is also what’s nurturing the foundation in making him as successful as he can be. There are still so many challenges in the world of business, especially in the tech industry, but with these experiences in Malcolm CasSelle, it’s no longer hard for him to sustain his success.

Eric Lefkofsky gets $80M in new funding for Tempus, fights cancer with technology

Tempus, the cancer-fighting tech firm led by Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, recently announced that it has received $80 million in new investments to continue its mission to revolutionize cancer treatment by using technology to collect and utilize genomic data from patients and make it accessible to doctors. This latest deal tops Tempus’ overall valuation at around 1.1 billion dollars, giving the company “Unicorn” status, a term coined to describe startup companies valued over $1 billion.

Lefkofsky’s Chicago-based company has built “an operating system to battle cancer.” Tempus works with doctors and hospitals to conduct molecular sequencing and analysis, and it combines that information with clinical data from cancer patients. Even doctor’s handwritten notes can be converted to searchable digital files to optimize treatment for patients. The goal is to create a library of data about the patient as outcomes of previously treated patients to help guide future treatment options. It may help predict outcomes of certain treatments, to ultimately improve patient’s survival rates and quality of life.

Tempus has announced a number of partnerships with renowned cancer research and treament centers such as Mayo Clinic, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, NYU School of Medicine, and Cleveland Clinic, to name a few. Lefkofsky says the concept of using big data to help patients has been well received and is quickly gaining traction.

Lefofksy, whose life has been personally touched by cancer, plans to use the new funds to expand the fast-growing company. At this time, Tempus has around 400 employees, and that number is increasing rapidly. The company expects to continue adding about 30 employees a month to meet growing demand.

Tempus represents Eric Lefkofsky’s latest achievement. In addition to co-founding Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), he is co-founder and CEO of several tech-based companies: Uptake Technologies, Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO), InnerWorkings (NASDAQ: INWK), Mediaocean, and venture capital firm, Light-bank, of Chicago. Lefkofsky and his wife Liz have established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a private, charitable trust which seeks to not only eradicate cancer, but also to enhance the quality of human life by supporting high-impact initiatives in communites they serve around the world.

About Eric Lefkofsky: www.tempus.com/about-us/

Previewing Sujit Choudhry’s Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?

In his newest release, Professor Sujit Choudhry issued a discussion of a recent tweet made by Former Attorney General Eric Holder from his upcoming book, Constitutional Democracies in Crisis. Holder’s tweet stated that any possible termination of White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller would cross an an “absolute red line” that Americans must act to deter.

Choudhry highlights that Holder leaves the direction of the issue to be resolved by the reactions of the American people. Holder’s tweet is heavily inspired from the idea of “constitutional self-enforcement.” Constitutions are ultimately governing expectations of the behavior of public authority focusing upon rules set out by the Constitution. Choudhry then describes his belief that Holder’s ‘red lines’ could be considered examples of democratic failures.

Choudhry continues by discussing one of the most significant and growing threats to constitutional democracies, ‘democratic backsliding.’ According to Choudhry, ‘democratic backsliding’ is a circumstance “whereby a democratically elected government or president uses legal means to manipulate rules and institutions to remain in future electoral cycles…” Choudhry raises the example of Poland’s PIS party. In recent years, the PIS has gradually dismantled the democratic nature of the Polish Government by assigning new judges to cases, creating new rules governing the constitution of panels and the creation of an Interim President.

Sujit Choudhry has over two decades of experience as a constitutional advisor. He has advised foreign dignitaries building constitutions in other nations such as Sri Lanka, Yemen, South Africa, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, and Tunisia (constitutionaltransitions.org).  He is also currently a member of the United Nations Meditation Roster. Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law and politics. His publication record comprises of over ninety articles, book chapters, working papers and reports.

Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley—School of Law. He has also been a member of the faculty at both New York University and the University of Toronto. He wrote numerous books including The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitutional Court Review and most recently, Constitutional Democracies in Crisis.  Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for additional reading.

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