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San Francisco District Attorney Scrutinized After Blowing Whistle on Police Corruption

On March 1st, 2016 San Francisco District Attorney George Gasçon announced that his office would file felony and misdemeanor charges against three Sheriff’s deputies. This comes after D.A. Gasçon sounded off about the Police Officers Association, the Union representing police, in February. His criticism is that the union’s rules make reform impossible; essentially running interference where corruption needs to be examined and dealt with, such as in the case of the three deputies who allegedly played roles in facilitating gladiator-style fights between inmates at the county lockup. Some feel Gasçon’s motives in departmental reform are related more to his political aspirations than they are to any police corruption. District Attorney Gasçon was formerly the San Francisco Chief of Police; and those questioning the D.A.’s motives are presenting this as a conflict of interest.

 

As detailed in greater scope here: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Ex-police-union-leader-s-explosive-charge-6864230.php

former Police Officers Association Union president, Gary Delagnes, has presented a sworn testimony to the committee which Gasçon appointed to investigate alleged exchanges of racist and homophobic work-related text messages amongst officers. In this testimony Delagnes recalls a 2010 meeting that took place in a restaurant between then-Chief Gasçon, himself, and a couple of other union officials, during which an intoxicated Chief Gasçon didn’t shy away from expressing disdain for minorities and making racist remarks while remembering his time with the Los Angeles Police Department, loudly enough to attract ire from fellow patrons. Current Union President Martin Halloran, who was present at that dinner says that if called to testify he would vouch for the accuracy of Delagnes’s recollection and go into greater detail if or when that time comes.

More information for George Gascon:

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/category/news-politics/3368209-sf-police-union-officials-claim-da-gascon-made-racist-remarks-at-drunken-party/

http://www.ktvu.com/news/99857253-story

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Reputation is Very Fragile for University Teacher

A professor at a University has had her life changed and not for the better because of an altercation with some journalists. She has since become the image of someone that is against the first amendment. However, she was protecting students that were involved in a protest from the press. The video has shown her fighting with the journalists and calling for some muscle. As a result, she has been suspended and has gained a lot of fame for the altercation. She has also had her reputation torn apart which is going to be hard to recover. Fortunately, there is hope in the form of Status Labs.

 

Status Labs is an online reputation management company that specializes in helping people recover from any damages to his or her reputation. Reputation is very important for people in various aspects of life. One must have a good reputation in order to be able to get a job. Businesses that have a bad reputation tend to fail. Therefore, it is important to have an agency that could handle reputation, especially with the Internet since information can stick to the search engines for a lot longer than it would on a newspaper.

 

According to The Daily Beast, Status Labs works on improving the reputation of its clients with a wide variety of methods for its campaign. Among the methods of reputation management include providing new content that is optimized for search engines. This helps remove the bad piece of information from the front of the search results. In some cases, they can request to have certain images and pieces of information about the client removed so that he or she can recover better from the crisis. As of right now, Melissa Click is working on a campaign with Status Labs in order to recover from the incident that has made quite an impact on her career. Follow Status Labs on Instagram @statuslabs to keep up with their events.

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http://statuslabs.tumblr.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/darius-fisher/how-our-company-status-la_b_9752658.html

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Investment Banking: Investing and Raising Capital

An investment bank is a monetary establishment that aids individuals and companies in increasing their finances. This assistance is performed by helping the individual or company in investment decisions and participating in stock exchange transactions alongside or on behalf of the individual. Investment bankers make it possible for those skilled in business to locate the profitable investments and maintain them in the long run.

Investment banks are not only capable of underwriting and issuing collateral, but they offer the opportunity to act as a representative on their behalf. Martin Lustgarten, an investment banker, is a prime example of the personality type these financial entities may assign an individual with. Investment banking is a job which entails phenomenal analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and responsibility. A job which involves taking on the authority of another person’s finances requires a righteous-minded, trustworthy, and logical individual.

Martin Lustgarten is an investment banker with one of those winning personalities. He is a lover of all things vintage which entails that he holds sentimental value and morality. Accompanying his love of vintage collectibles, Lustgarten loves to collect aesthetically pleasing items as well. He is an investment banker who shows appreciation in both the idea and sight of an item. These small hobbies display a much larger scale idea of a person’s wisdom and values. A sharp mind coupled by morality is the type of mind an investor can trust when making decisions with his or her funds.

Investment banking includes two fundamental services; the “selling” the “buying”. The selling service includes the trading and promoting of securities. Selling is performed through extensive research and underwriting. The buying service includes handling investment transactions; managing business experts and businesses in their investment. These two services can open up an abundance of opportunities for those who may choose to utilize them. Having access to high skill levels of investing is critical to business and personal finance.

Investment banking supplies an opportunity and location for investors to construct and preserve their investments. Access to skilled experts with wisdom-filled intuition in the stock exchange and mastery regarding profitable investments is pivotal. Individuals and companies should look to utilize the benefits of an investment bank. They may receive vital information and experience from updated, professional understandings in investing their finances and increasing capital. Find Lustgarten on Facebook to keep up with his news and events.

More sources for Martin Lustgarten information:

https://www.gofundme.com/martinlustgarten

https://twitter.com/mlustgarten2

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Shaygan Kheradpir: Chief Executive at Coriant

 

Shaygan Kheradpir is a man of many achievements. Kheradpir recieved his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorial degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He has over 28 years of experience in the financial, technological, and telecom industries.

He began his career as an executive with GTE Corp. From there, he worked at Verizon as executive vice president and chief information officer. After Verizon, Kheradpir entered the financial world working for Barclays as chief operations and technology officer. He then worked for Juniper Networks, and then began the role of operating partner at Marlin in early 2015.

Kheradpir has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman of Coriant in September of 2015. He built a relationship with Coriant during his time Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant gives many solutions to many network operators for more than 100 countries. Shygan is suspected to be a key factor in the planning and operations of Coriant. He will also help grow the industry with technological solutions that give direct impact to the market.

Shaygan Kheradpir is not lacking in experience, and this will be of great value to Coriant. Kheradpir will be a key factor in data-intensive end user applications. These application will be used in the development of the hyper-scale data center. They will also be used in 100G to multi-terabyte coherent metro and cloud infrastructure built-outs.

Shaygan is taking over for Pat DiPietro. While DiPietro was at Coriant he was President and CEO, DiPietro is now the company’s Vice Chairman. While DiPietro was in charge he focused on integration and portfolio initiatives. He enjoys Coriant’s portfolio of data networking. DiPietro also believes the environment at Coriant is innovative and has a strong global reach. He is confident in the fact that Coriant will be able to help clients with cost-disruptive network solutions. This will lead to a much better network for customers. They will experience an elevated amount of automation, the programming will be much easier, and will have an increased rate of agility. This will all be achievable with the appointment of Shaygan Kheradpir as Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman for Coriant.

Read more: http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548

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John Goullet’s Info Technologies Joins Diversant

John Goullet is a hedge fund manager and entrepreneur who founded Info Technologies in 1994. This Internet Technology company grew into a corporation worth about $30 million.

John Goullet got his start at Info Technologies. This eventually became number eight on the list of Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing private companies. John’s corporation also worked in conjunction with Diversant, Inc. since 2005 to provide both staff and technologies for clients until the merger. As of 2010, Info Technologies and Diversant, Inc. became DIVERSANT LLC.

One of the primary objectives DIVERSANT currently has is to provide highly-skilled staff to Fortune 500 corporations and mid-sized companies. Potential IT employees who turn to this company for career assistance are given tools to find gainful positions.

Some of the types of IT jobs people land via DIVERSANT include automation engineer, mobile technology engineer, website developer or account manager. They usually are required to have proficiency in a variety of database and networking technologies. In addition, they usually are required to have prior experience. Likewise, they usually need proof of proper training before becoming employed.

DIVERSTANT places the highest-performing employees. However, they also provide quite a bit of resources for people who are not sure what career path to take. This is especially true of active veterans who are now reentering the work world. They usually receive a comprehensive skill assessments. In addition, they are given tools to prepare for job interviews, design resumes, and build computer skills.

DIVERSANT also assists people in another way. This company, which now is the largest African-American owned corporation in America, offers diversity training for all employees. This helps companies boost their team-building morale and enhances production performance.

Follow John on Facebook and LinkedIn today!

Additional Links:

http://bcexploration.com/index.php/2016/04/28/a-visionary-entrepreneur-who-made-30-million-within-five-years-john-goullet/

How John Goullet Improves IT Services through DIVERSANT LLC

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Doug Levett is releasing his Greyhound Diaries

America has a great history, and singers play an incredible role in this history. Singer-songwriters have crossed the country for centuries singing the story of America, and helping people form greater connections to their history, culture, and each other. The traveling folk singer is an icon within American history, but today’s overprocessed music industry has convinced America that the singer-songwriter is dead. People need these singers, and one man decided that he was going to take up the cause of the classic folk singer.

Doug Levitt was once a humble reporter. He worked as a foreign correspondent in London for many years, working with great news agencies like ABC and NBC. He loved life as a reporter, but he longed for an opportunity to hit the open road and to learn more about America. One day, he decided to hit the open road and learn the story of this great nation.

Ten years ago, Doug started riding Greyhound buses on a regular basis. During each ride, he would collect stories about American life. Levitt’s encounters helped him learn a great deal about Americans from all walks of life, but especially about the poorest Americans. People often avoid traveling by bus, so many bus riders are extremely poor people with no other option. After years of collecting stories during his bus rides, Doug Levitt is finally ready to release the results of his project.

Doug has unveiled his Greyhound Diaries series. The series manifests as a series of EP recordings and a web series of new and exciting songs. These songs give people real insight into the struggle that people feel every day in this country. Doug understands this struggle is real, but he also understands that the people experiencing this struggle are real people. He wants to tell their stories in a way that is authentic and enjoyable for the listener.

Audiences are already falling in love with the Greyhound Diaries. Listeners love the realness of each recording and they eagerly await more recordings. Doug is proud of the work that he did on this project and he plans on continuing his work for years to come.

Follow Doug on Twitter today!

Additional Links:

http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/the-greyhound-diaries/

http://www.msnbc.com/the-dylan-ratigan-show/watch/travelling-author-writes-about-struggling-americans-43891779817

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Charles Koch’s Influence in the Growth of Koch Industries

Charles Koch is an influential American businessman that was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He heads on of the largest privately owned companies in the United States, the Koch Industries. The Koch Industries was established in 1940 by his father, Fred Koch. Charles and David Koch inherited the business from their father. Charles is the one that has had an immense influence in running the company that has managed to get it to where it is today. Charles Koch has three brothers. He is the one that stood out from the rest from a very young age as he as brilliant and hardworking. Just like his father, he went to study general engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He specialized by studying master’s degrees in chemical and mechanical engineering.

After finishing his studies, he got a job at Arthur D. Little Inc. where he stayed for some time before joining his father’s company, which at the time was named Rock Island Oil and Refining Company. After he had become the president of the company, he decided to honor his father by renaming the business after his name, therefore, became Koch Industries. Besides the Koch Industries, that he co-owns with his younger brother, he also has an interest in politics. Together with his brother, they have sponsored several political activities and candidates financially. Charles is a philanthropist and has donated millions of dollars to various groups mainly involved in policy formulation, research, and educational projects.

Koch leads a quiet private life despite the amount of wealth he has amassed over the years and being the CEO of one of the largest companies in the United States. ABC News visited him at his office at the Koch Industries headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. They had a rare opportunity to get to know more about his personal life and story. Besides, he also talked about some of the values that have helped him become successful in running the business and participating in political activities.

One of the things that stand out in his office is the letter his father wrote to him. The letter is framed, and Charles Koch took some time to reflect on some of the things that his father outlined in the letter on how they should run the family fortune. He admits that some things on the letter have helped him in running the business.

This article recapped http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/charles-koch-shares-letter-guides-life/story?id=38763293

Additional Links:

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/10/21/business/corner-office/full-interview-charles-koch

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/25/new-koch

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Argentina Appeals to International Investors

Argentina has been on a comeback during this last year under President Mauricio Macri and their vision for economic growth and reform. President Mauricio has been seeking to undo the financial woes of the South American country since taking office in late 2015. Due to a previous administration Argentina has been banned from sovereign credit markets since 2014 under U.S. court order due to former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner refusing to service the outstanding bond debt the country had issued. President Mauricio has been doing the exact opposite, reaching out to creditors and negotiating with them to come to an understanding regarding future payments.

This pro-active attitude has led to many investors considering Argentina for further investment once it is allowed back into the sovereign credit markets. One such group is Highland Capital Management, co-founded by James Dondero who is also its acting President. They are one of the largest holders of long-term bonds from Argentina with the yield date set to 2033. Under Dondero’s leadership, the company held out on its bond position and with President Mauricio’s reformation efforts they stand to make a tidy 20% annualized profit from their holdings.

James wasn’t surprised by Argentina’s move to resolve its outstanding credit with bondholders. In fact, he speculates in late early 2016 that the country would eventually settle its debt to re-enter the bond market. After being proven right the Dallas-based investor is doubling down on the South American countries future. Not only is Highland Capital Management seeking to pick up more Argentinian debt when the country issues 5, 10, and 30-year bonds to the valuation of $12 billion but they also plan to make an Argentina Fund which will enable direct investment in the country.

With President Mauricio at the helm and a positive economic outlook on the horizon, it is expected that Argentina will be receiving a credit rating increase in the near future. This increase will allow early investors in the country to pick up a tidy profit making it a very attractive option to those willing to invest. Likely the country will use its newly issued bonds to build infrastructure and develop its natural resources further raising its credit rating and rewarding those able to recognize a potential winner early in the race.

Follow James Dondero on Twitter and Facebook today!

Additional Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/donderojames

http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/highland+capital+management/173/

 

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New Minimum Wage News

People are struggling to survive on the current minimum wage, which is about $7.25 in most states. The good news is that both California and New York have signed legislature that raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour. However, workers will have to wait until the year 2022 for the new minimum wage law to take effect. California Governor, Jerry Brown, says this is a monumental step forward. The surprising fact is that nearly half of the workers in the state earn minimum wage. New Yorks Minimum Wage increase goes into effect in New York City before the rest of the state.

Governor Cuomo’s Proud
New York’s Governor Cuomo, states that he is proud to sign the new legislature to increase the minimum wage. Signing the new law surely gives hope to those that are struggling to make ends meet with the current minimum wage. However, there are others that wonder about the effect that the new raise might have on the smaller business owner. The fact is that the minimum wage seems stuck at $7.25 for most of the country. The hopes are that the smaller cities and states will follow California and New York with a raise in the minimum wage. The belief is that the Republican party is responsible for the slow wheels turning to raise the minimum wage. Still, some very high profile Democratic voices are fully behind a raise in the minimum wage for American workers.

About Ross Abelow
Ross Abelow is a successful Lawyer that resides in New York. He is fully aware of the needs of the citizens in New York. He is certainly well aware of the efforts to raise the minimum wage in the city along with other legal matters that affect the citizens. Abelow is a highly sought after legal professional that specializes in several areas that includes Matrimonial, Commercial, Family, and Litigation Law.

Ross Abelow received his education at NYU and the Brooklyn College Of Law. Ross Abelow has been licensed to practice law for over 20 years. His strong dedication to the law and his long experience make him one of the top lawyers in New York. Abelow is a lawyer that has enjoyed a long, successful legal career. He is also a philanthropist that has dedicated time to numerous charities that are located in the community. He is also involved with raising funds for charitable organizations.

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Shared Office Spaces– The Workplace of the 21st Century?

Today’s style of coworking is a unique style of work and work spaces that involves a shared work environment, often by employees not employed by the same organization. Coworking is designed as a social gathering with groups of individuals who share the same values, work ethics, and are interested in learning and working alongside someone of a different career background; not working in isolation. Coworking is about both the physical space as well as the community of workers.

These types of coworking spaces are on the rise today, but is shared work space a brand new and innovative idea? Take a look back at the Renaissance era. During this time period master artists would teach new artist, nurturing their talents. This led to new artistic forms with artists now competing among themselves, yet in a shared space with mutual respect. The Renaissance era expanded apprenticeships of all kinds, painters, sculptors, artists, mathematicians, engineers, and more. The result of this era was a new insight into ways of working together to design and deliver products and services.
The Renaissance era taught us to give workshop space, not separated office desks in small rooms, to employees in order to turn new ideas and inspirations into new products and ventures. It showed us how to foster conversations and combine intelligence of people with different skills and abilities, not to separate these specialties into separate offices.

One company that is taking what was learned in the Renaissance era and developing a new business called Workville. Workwille is located in Midtown West at 1412 Broadyway, 21st floor, New York City, New York. Workwille’s shared office space is designed to feel inviting, warm, and welcoming. They offer light, airy spaces to work in with plenty of sun-light. There is a terrace in which you can take a break and revitalize by taking in a breath-taking sunset.

There is also a café and common areas. Workville NYC is located in a central location within the city, provides fast internet, mail services, fresh coffee, private phones, and printers.

http://workvillenyc.com/