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Wes Edens: The Beginning of the Trains USA

Wesley Edens is the brainchild behind Fortress Investment Group. Wes Edens has several investments in different sectors of the economy ranging from media, healthcare, financial services, infrastructure, transportation and real estate.

Wes Edens recently made headlines after the announcement of the partnership between Brightline and the Virgin Group. The partnership will see the construction of one of a kind intercity passenger train which will be privately owned. This cooperation will spurn a total of 100 years. The partnership will also bring together the expertise of Wes Edens and Virgin Group CEO, Sir. Richard Branson.

Through the acting CEO, Wes Edens, Brightline will utilize the brand and marketing prowess by Virgin brand. This partnership will be fostered for future developments thus creating the Virgin Trains USA. The transitioning from Brightline to Virgin Trains USA started off recently and the branding is bound to follow suit in 2019.


The move will see the Virgin Group become a minority shareholder. The investments will be managed through the Brightline board of management which is a close associate of Fortress Investment Group. Learn more at fortress.com for more info.

Brightline is currently operating the passenger rail system based in Florida and transcending into Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the West Palm Beach. The firms’ future plan includes expansion plans to cover the services in Orlando and Tampa. The interconnection plan is seen to expand and offer a connection to Las Vegas to also cover Southern California.

The Virgin Group currently is constituted of more than 60 firms that are focused on the different consumer sectors. This transcends into sectors such as travel, telecoms, leisure, music, entertainment, media, health and financial services.

The move is set to revolutionize the train travel in America. This would see millions of train travelers connected through the Virgin brand. This would hold the potential to the hospital businesses under the Virgin Group such as Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Voyages and Virgin Hotels.

The Virgin Group will bring on board the experience garnered from operations in the UK rail sector. Fortress Investment Group which is an affiliate of Brightline is set to retain a major share of the Brightline ownership. Brightline will take over the daily operations, development of business, engineering and the overall strategy.

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Opportunity for Fortress Investment Group’s Brightline Following Rebranding to Virgin Trains USA

As of September 30, 2018, Fortress was managing close to $42.1 billion worth of assets, making it one of the leading global investment management firms in the world. Over 1700 clients and private investors have trusted Fortress with their assets in hedge funds, private equity and credit funds. It goes to show the amount of credibility bestowed upon the 20-year old company.

In the recent past, Fortress Investment Group has been spreading its wings to other sectors of the service industry. The company entered into an agreement with Richard Branson’s to have Virgin Group lend its brand to Brightline to become Virgin Trains USA. Currently, Brightline has operations in cities such as Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach.

The Project, if successfully undertaken by the Fortress Investment Group, will see the revival of US Train service in a profitable. Brightline is the first privately funded intercity passenger train service in the US over the past century. The Virgin Trains USA will take train service monopoly from Amtrak Service which is subsidized by the federal government. Read more about Fortress Investment Group Reviews at indeed.com

Fortress Investment Group under the leadership of Wes Edens has a vision to expand the train service to other parts of the country. With a little investment from Richard Branson, the company is committed to revolutionizing the commuter train service, expand its operations to benefit residents of other cities. Currently, plans are underway to open up operations in Orlando and Tampa and later between Las Vegas and California. Similar deals across the US will see Virgin Group benefit from a small percentage of stake at the new Virgin Trains USA. Fortress Investment Group will retain the management of the company through its executives and affiliates.

Richard Branson cites shared vision and the common goal of transforming US rail service, as one of the things that have made it easy to strike a deal with Fortress Investment Group. 2019 presents more significant opportunities for the new brand as it seeks to expand more to other areas. Virgin Hotels, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Voyages are also set to benefit from the expansion.

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Shafik Sachedina The Renowned Dental Surgeon

Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Tanzania East Africa. In his teenage, Sachedina relocated to the U.K to attend Guy medical college in London. He then joined a school of dentists in London where he got his training as a dental surgeon. Since then he has worked as an active surgeon specializing in dental surgery in different hospitals in London and established himself a position of being the best dental surgeon in the nation.

Other than dental surgery services, Sachedina participates in community work service. He has been a huge contributor for several years at the Institute of Ismail studies. This institution was founded in 1977 with its main goal being to make awareness on the ethos of Islam’s via publications and initiatives in order to sanction this religion globally. This establishment has the largest library, which has publicized so many publications in journal’s form, magazines, and books that contain Islamic content to promote the Islamic culture and religion. Read this Article at Wikipedia to know more.

He serves the institution at several essential capacities. Shafik Sachedina heads Ismaili Institute Department, which operates around sixteen nations worldwide. He is charged with the accountability of making sure that all the sixteen divisions of the organization carry out their functions competently and smoothly. Shafik Sachedina also holds the designation of duties and functions in these sixteen branches. He is also a board member in the organization which is the decision-making arm in the institution. They make verdicts pertaining to major events and other stuff in the foundation. These verdicts are made after a detailed discussion among all the members of the board.

Shafik Sachedina is also a network board member at Aga Khan growth network. This establishment basically focuses on ensuring that economic development of Muslims is maintained. He joined the leadership at Sussex Health Care Corporation. The corporation, which specializes in providing sustenance and care to homes mainly in Sussex County, is located in the south of England. This firm has been in action for more than twenty -five years. Being one of the initiators of the company he has helped in the delivery of quality services to the individuals residing in the healthcare facility. Visit: https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-101716401

 

 

How Entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus Got Brazilians To Travel More

Guilherme Paulus of Sao Paulo, Alagoas, Brazil, established his first business in 1972. This is CVC Tours which is now the leading tour company in all of Latin America. He says it actually wasn’t him who came up with the idea for it, though. That was a then-state deputy named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. They met on a trip and discussed opening a tour office in Santo Andre. They came to an agreement where Cerchiari supplied the capital to get this company going and Guilherme Paulus did the work. See more of Guilherme Paulus on facebook.

He is also now the founder and chairman of the board of directors of GJP Hotels & Resorts. He says that he spends a lot of time each week traveling to his various hotels, often two to three times a week. He likes to get his feet on the ground and talk to clients so that he understands their needs. Guilherme Paulus says he also does the same with his employees. The goal is to continuously improve the operations of each hotel and exceed guest’s expectations.

When he started out in the tourism industry it was just international tourism in Latin America for the most part. Guilherme Paulus was a pioneer who got domestic tourism off the ground. He did so by starting to charter planes beginning in the 1980s. This encourages domestic travelers to fly to destinations rather than driving. In the 1990s he had CVC Tours buy 100,000 seats on VASP airlines which he planned to sell through in a year but ended up selling all of the tickets inside of eight months.

While CVC Tours is a big company they have plans to make it even bigger. Guilherme Paulus says that this company currently operates in 465 Brazilian cities. The plan is that within the next five years they are going to open an additional 500 locations around this nation. This will include kiosks that will be placed inside of malls. He says that 50 percent of this company’s revenues are generated inside of physical stores, 30 percent comes from corporate travel, and the remaining 10 percent primarily comes from his company’s website.

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How Marathon Pharmaceuticals Revolutionized How Children’s Veins Are Accessed

Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC, is a Chicago area company that develops, manufactures, and commercializes specialty medications. They provide treatments for a number of diseases such as cancer, central nervous system disorders, and gastrointestinal diseases. They were founded in 2008 and have a number of medications that have received FDA approval.

One of their most popular products is ZiNGO which is now being used in pediatric hospitals and clinics across the nation. Children who need their blood drawn or are about to have surgery is what this product is used for. Without the use of a needle, it numbs the area around where a vein needs to be entered by a medical device. The child doesn’t feel any pain and so it is much gentler on them and reduces the pain and anxiety that they experience. This has proven to be Marathon Pharmaceuticals top-selling product. (thenewsversion)

Dr. William Zempsky of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center called ZiNGO a breakthrough product. In the past children either needed to deal with the pain of having a vein accessed or else nurses would use a local anesthetic which would take up to an hour to become effective. This made using local anesthetics very difficult to use because the healthcare environment is too fast-paced to wait for one to become effective. Before ZiNGO was introduced nurses had to forego patient comfort which was especially troublesome with a child patient who needed to have their veins accessed several times a day.

Another product that Marathon Pharmaceuticals has on the market is Amytal Sodium. This is a barbiturate derivative which is used to sedate patients. It depresses the sensory cortex and hence the entire central nervous system. This results in the patient having reduced motor activity as well as being drowsier. It is used as a short-term treatment for patients who are experiencing insomnia. They also have a similar product on the market called Seconal Sodium. This medication, also a barbiturate derivative, is used on patients who are going into surgery as a form of a pre-anesthetic.

 

Jeffrey Aronin Received Weizmann Award

The Weizmann Institute of Science bestowed its Weizmann Award upon Jeffrey Aronin in December of 2017 at a Chicago gala event. That award is given annually to recognize medical professionals who have dedicated their lives, science undertakings and philanthropic efforts for the benefit of improving the lives of those who desperately need those efforts. The Institute was established in 1949 and is world-renowned in scientific research and in the advancement of avenues of investigation to improve human health, understanding of diseases, keeping up-to-date on and sharing the latest scientific breakthroughs, and educating about and advancing science literacy in the public and in schools.

 

Jeffrey Aronin is the CEO and chairman of Paragon Biosciences, LLC and is also the founder, chairman and CEO of Paragon Pharmaceutical Capital, LLC, which is an investment firm which backs healthcare companies. He received a BA in Marketing in 1989 from Northern Illinois University.

 

Paragon Biosciences is a life sciences company that is innovation-based and mission-driven. It focuses on debilitating diseases that have no effective treatment and creates major advancements in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology that will result in the improvement of patient care for those who need those new and successful therapy options. The Paragon team has a relentless motivation to deliver the benefits of science to suffering patients by developing and commercializing new medicines and supporting healthcare innovators.

 

In addition to the 13 new medicines that Paragon has aided in bringing to market after getting Novel Drug Approvals through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Jeffrey Aronin is helping the growth of future innovation by the founding of MATTER, a Chicago healthcare start-up incubator with more than 200 companies that are in various development stages.

 

The lifetime achiever Robert Ivy

The lifetime achiever Robert Ivy

Robert ivy just made history as the first architect to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at an event on June 2nd in Jackson Mississippi. He is the American Institute of Architects EVP and its CEO. This Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is normally given to artists and art patrons who are Mississippi-connected, and Ivy is the most-unlikely candidate when compared to the nature of the previous award nominees like Morgan Freeman (2007), an actor, singer Leontyme Price (2000), artist Walter Anderson (1989), among others. He received this award alongside Andrew Cary Young who is a stained-glass designer and the President of Pearl River Glass Studio. The American Institute of Architects President, Carl Elefante, was among the people to praise this nomination. Read more about Robert Ivy at Wikipedia.

Practicing architect Robert Ivy, who also doubles as an author and editor, has been honored before as Master Architect, by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. He has also previously received the Dean’s Medal in 2017 from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. He writes about architecture around the world and this is what led to his nomination.

Robert Ivy has previously served as the Editor-In-Chief of Architectural Record, a McGraw-Hill’s production, before joining the AIA in 2011. The journal gained worldwide fame during his tenure as the most distributed journal in the architectural field leading to bagging numerous awards that included the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. McGraw Hill grew in bounds in China and the Middle East, and this part of this success is the leadership of Robert Ivy where he led the launching of the Mandarin version of the journal hence broadening the journal’s reach, especially in the design and construction markets where it majored in.

Mississippi residents who show exceptional commitment to their craft is honored with this lifetime achievement award. Robert has been one of such individuals as he has stayed true to his commitment to showcasing the design, construction and architecture works of art to the whole world through many publications. This award will surely propel him to seek new ways of spreading his works to new boundaries. Follow: https://twitter.com/robertivy?lang=en

 

 

Fagali Airport Boosts Air Travel in Samoa

Fagali Airport is a small private airstrip (670 meters or 2,198 feet in length) on the island of Upolu in Samoa. It is currently owned by the Government of Samoa but was previously co-owned by Polynesian Airlines. Fagali Airport’s respective IATA and ICAO codes are FGI and NSFI. The airport is located next to the Royal Samoa Golf Course in Fagali’i-Uta, approximately 5 kilometers southeast of Apia, the capital of Samoa.

Fagali Airport primarily serves in the daytime. Nighttime flights are handled by the nearby Faleolo International Airport, which is about a 5-minute drive away, located in Apia. Polynesian Airlines purchased an additional DHC-6 Twin Otter to provide more inter-island route support. Current routes include service to Pago Pago and Savai’i of American Samoa and weekly service to the Ofu-Olosega Islands. Visit cheapflights.com for more info.

Some of the airlines that have operated from the Fagali Airport include Samoa Air, Polynesian Airlines, South Pacific Island Airways, and Talofa Airways. Currently, it appears as though only Polynesian and Talofa Airways operate from Fagali. The third primary airline of the nation, Samoa Air, has appeared to cease operations. There have been no updates from the company since 2015. While Talofa Airways began operations in 2016, it is unclear if the two companies are related.

Though it is currently operational, Fagali Aiport has had a number of closures. In January 2002 the runway reopened after it was paved, a renovation from a previous grass-only airstrip. In January 2005 until July 2009, it was closed again, this time over concerns regarding noise and safety for the residents of the island. Its reopening included a grand ceremony, news coverage, and commentary from Polynesian Airline general manager Brent Schwenke.

The approximately 1,500 residents of Fagali’i offered a variety of feedback on the operations and closures of the airport, ranging from support for the island’s economy to criticism of the airport’s environmental impact. Visit: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/211817/samoa-air-gets-green-light-to-use-fagali’i-airport

 

José Auriemo Neto- Chairman And CEO Of JHSF

José Auriemo Neto is the CEO of the largest real estate investment companies in Brazil known as JHSF. This company deals with the development of commercial residential houses. It is actually the number one company in the country to engage in the development of malls. JHSF has started as a construction company in the 1970s, but over time, it grew into one of the top companies in the world. It has been developing hotels and restaurants, shopping complexes and even private airports.

Some of the landmark real estate projects it has done include Cidade Jardim shopping complex in São Paulo. This was the first shopping complex in the country. It was constructed in 2001 and incorporated even subway. It made it easier for customers to get a means of transport back home after shopping in the mall. This was just the beginning of the company large projects. Other projects have been coming up over the years. Others include Ponta Negra shopping center in Manaus, Metrô Tucuruv and the Bela Vista in Salvador.

The development of JHSF has everything to do with the leadership of the company. The person behind the recent developments in the company is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of JHSF, José Auriemo Neto. Under his leadership, the company has made milestones in changing the country’s real estate landscape.

José Auriemo Neto has also taken the company in the retail sector path. They have been partnering with top brands in the world to open up shops in the malls they have built. This is one of the best ways of ensuring that the malls are always full of business activities.

José Auriemo Neto joined the firm in the 1990s after he graduated from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) University in São Paulo. When he joined JHSF, he came up with the idea of the parking lot management company which he called Parkbem.

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How Equities First Holdings Give Clients Great Loan Terms

In 2012, Equities First Holdings (EFH) has been one of the better performers in the financial sector. The global corporation of EFH celebrated a 15-year anniversary. EFH has performed well over time. They have used a 15-year anniversary, to announce they have been able to deliver over $1 billion dollars to their clients. The office in the United Kingdom had an intricate part in helping the corporation reach a billion dollars in transactions by generating over 700 customer transactions. UK is a new market and the performance shows the company is capable of expanding to other locations such as Australia in China.

An example of the equity loan used involved the Chief Executive Officer Joel Leonoff, Paysafe Group. PLC. He used 1.5 million shares as collateral to secure a loan with term lasting for three years. Leonoff would repay the loan and receive nearly 9 million shares. EEFH always tries to find favorable loan terms for his clients.

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