The Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy will receive an award on the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL).
Robert Ivy will be the first architect to receive the Polk Award, which is normally awarded to associated artists living Mississippi. This award has made him be included into the league of those people who have been previously awarded which include writer Shelby Foote, singer Leontyne Price, actor Morgan Freeman, writer Eudora Welty, the late artist Walter Anderson.
The MIAL President, Nancy LaForge said that there is nobody in Mississippi who can be compared to Robert Ivy when it comes to publicizing architecture. She also praised Ivy for the efforts he had put using architecture to transform the lives of people. She ended by congratulating Mr. Ivy for scooping the prestigious award from their institution.
Before joining the American Institute of Architects he was the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record. During his tenure at the publishing institution, he brought about major changes that lifted the standards of Architectural record as a publishing house. Besides, he also received several awards including the National Magazine Award.
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Robert Ivy has in a great way improved the global picture of American Institute Of Architects. Ever since he joined the institution, there have been tremendous improvements including an increase in membership. Robert Ivy has also been on the forefront championing for the need of diversification in the field of architecture. At the event which will occur in June, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters will honor stained- glass designer Andrew Cary and Robert Ivy with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Besides the occasional lifetime achievement award, MIAL also gives awards to people in different personal categories. For instance among those who have been honored in the past include author Barry Hannah, Ellen Gilchrist, Walker Percy and Richard Ford.
About the American Institute of Architects
The institute was established in 1857. It works coherently to design valuable, standard and suitable infrastructure within our towns and community. The Institution has its headquarters in Washington DC although it is also responsible for coordinating activities of over 300 other AIA chapters across the country. Aha has more than 90,000 members around the US. American Institute of Architects is also responsible for issuing licenses to qualified architects in the country. Since he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer, Robert Ivy has transformed the institution and brought it to the public limelight.
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The separation of David Samadi from his parents and sister would teach him to be independent, and this has greatly influenced the person he is today. Just a teenager, David together with his brother Dan was forced to move to Belgium after the revolution in the year 1979. The separation from their parents was not easy but has helped shape them into strong individuals.
Even with the separation David did not give up and continued to study to achieve his dreams. His dream of becoming a doctor could have been shuttered, but with hard work and dedication Samadi had finished his first year at Stony Brook School of medicine and had received honors in just a short time. David Samadi’s journey as one of the most celebrated and innovative doctors had started, he later attended Montefiore Medical Center for his postgraduate degree and received training in Urology.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) April 13, 2018
In 2002 in Paris France at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil, under Professor’s Claude Abbou guidance, David finished a robotic radical prostatectomy residency. Dr. Samadi’s passion and dedication finally paid off, and he was appointed as the Chief of the division of Robotics in Urology sector at Mount Sinai. In 2010 Dr. David was also given an opportunity to serve as the Vice-chair of the department in the same hospital.
Dr. David Samadi’s work in the treatment of cancer has put him on the global platform since it is one of the severe conditions. His research and practice in cancer have not been limited, and he has worked on the treatments of kidney cancer, bladder cancer as well as prostate cancer. One of the most recognized projects David has worked on is robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. This form of surgery is performed on men who have prostate cancer.
Dr. David Samadi has performed many prostate procedures and helped change the lives of many people, in his bid to improve the quality of life for more people around the world David established a platform that deals with robotic surgeries at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and serves as the director of the robotic surgery in the urology department.
Dr. Samadi’s work in providing a solution suffering from cancer is exceptional and commendable he aims at coming up with therapies that treat the conditions and ensuring his patients, boost their sexual function and eliminate any chances of future occurrences.
His work in the health sector is an excellent step in the right direction and helping people all over the world remove the risk of cancer.
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The Chainsmokers began conquering the charts just over two years ago. The group is comprised of the musicians Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The pair recently played on January 30th of 2018 in New York at the Conrad. It was towards the beginning of 2015 when the Chainsmokers first cracked the top ten with Roses. This led to an unstoppable period that lasted for years. They scored with numerous songs including Paris, Don’t Let Me Down, Closer and Something Just Like This. Closer was in the number one slot for twelve straight weeks.
Their success was daunting and there was a lot of pressure for more Top 40 pop and EDM tunes. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart chose a different path and entered a darker territory. Most of their fans came along although their most ardent supports had already entered this new territory. Sick boy was launched as a single and is a good representation of the new direction of the superstars. At the time Sick Boy was released the Chainsmokers had not launched anything for nine months. In the past they released a new song almost every month because they want to remain current.
Sick Boy started a new chapter for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They have experienced a lot of growth both as people and artists. The lyrics of their music is a reflection of their generation and explains how they feel in relation to the rest of their generation. Their music is also about romance, the darker side of society and what is happening in the world and their lives. The duo admits they were a little angry and frustrated when they began creating Sick Boy. They felt like their lives has become a caricature and people only saw them for the things that were written or said about them. They realized they had to let go of this concept to move forward with their music.
They now consider the way they are relating to the world through their projections and social media. Part of their image is a story but the rest is left to interpretation. This was not arranged because it simply happened.
Sheldon Lavin has enjoyed a long and storied existence in the food processing industry. Lavin, who is now part of OSI Food Group, performs a number of functions for the company including being the active President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Lavin has worked in the industry since the 1970’s when he helped finance a family business that was to be called Otto & Sons. This business would grow exponentially and later become the company that is now known as the OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin took a moment recently to answer a few questions regarding his experiences and insights into the food processing industry.
What Is It That You Like About Financial Consulting
My educational background was in the fields of finance and accounting and it had always been a dream of mine to work for a company that in fact owned. This field provided the perfect opportunity to realize my dream while working in a field I had known about.
How Did You Get Your Start In The Meat Processing Business
I played a part in arranging the financing for the Kolschowsky family when they opened their first plant to process meat on the west side of Chicago. The company was first named after its owner and was known as Otto & Sons. Different things happened over the years and I would eventually gain ownership of the company that is now known as OSI Group.
What Was Your Earliest Vision For OSI
From the start, my goal was to see the company grow to its fullest possible potential and to become a leader in the industry.
How Would You Quantify OSI’s Global Reach Today
OSI now maintains more than 80 facilities located in 17 countries across the globe. We concentrate mostly on meat and protein products but do produce a few vegetable items, baked goods, and sauces of various sorts.
Can You Speak A Little About The Culture At OSI
We are a close-knit group at OSI and I am extremely proud of everyone that works for us. The door to my office, along with my ear, is always available. We eat lunch together whenever at the corporate office and everyone is on a first name basis. For instance, I am known as either Sheldon or Shelly within company ranks.
What Do You See In The Company’s Future
I want to see a continued expansion along with the further career development of all the talented people that perform duties for us.
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When President Donald Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in October last year, there was something that was an outcry from supports of human rights. The action did not go down well with the dictates of the human rights charter passed by the UN General Assembly. Joe Arpaio had committed crimes that could not have been allowed to go unpunished in any society that respects the rights of the people. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/
Joe Arpaio had committed grave violations of human rights while he was the sheriff that even after leaving office, his actions are still raising eyebrows. Joe Arpaio was inhumane to say the least. He treated anyone who was not a legal citizen of the United States in a way no human being should be treated.
Joe Arpaio had been found guilty of racial discrimination before Trump pardoned him. He had been ordered by the courts in 2013 to change the way he was treating immigrants in the state, but he did not. He kept on doing the same things that the courts had cautioned him.
When he was brought back to the courts, he was found guilty and was to be sentenced for disobeying court orders. In such cases, the slightest sentence would have been six months. In August, Trump recommended that Arpaio is pardoned for the charges facing him. Now he is a free man who can live with other people as nothing happened. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Facebook
Joe Arpaio and President Trump share the same sentiments about immigration. They believe that the United States belong to natives only and no one from outside the country should be allowed to live in the country. Trump’s approach to immigration is similar to what Arpaio was doing.
He believes that anyone who does not have papers to live or work in the United States should be sent away even if it is in an inhumane way soon after taking over the government, Trump was on record saying there are people from some countries who would not be allowed to step on the US soil.
Trump is proud of the actions taken by Arpaio, and that is why he recommended his pardon. To him, there was nothing wrong with actions committed by Joe Arpaio since it is the same thing that he is doing, Trump had hinted during his campaigns in Arizona that he would be pardoning Arpaio, but not many people understood what he meant at the time. Now it has become clear that he meant setting Arpaio free.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are journalists in Arizona who have used their whole career lives looking for better things for immigrants in the United States. Lacy and Larkin have a foundation known as Frontera Fund.
It is an organization they established after the courts granted them compensation of $3.75 million following case they had launched against their illegal arrest by Joe Arpaio. The group supports human right activists in Arizona do more in supporting the rights of the immigrants in the state. So far they have reached tens of other organizations.
Green Homes Structures (‘GHS’) under the auspices of Stokes Development, LLC, is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama and has constructed prefabricated residential homes and other style buildings in Minnesota, Virginia and the lower southern states like Florida, North Carolina, and Louisiana. In the company’s expansion plans, Barbara and Scott are opening a manufacturing plant in Cullman, Alabama. The plant helps the Cullman community with new jobs and better economic gains for the area. The Cullman city and country constructed a massive building called the Cullman Industrial Complex which the Stokes Development Green Homes Structures will occupy, and which was sold to Stokes Development. The first wave of employees will come from the Cullman community in jobs that involve sales, production or manufacturing, managers, and executives. Visit her Linkedin profile to know more.
In the new Cullman facility, Stokes Development GHS will manufacture up to 600 light-gauge steel homes every year. The homes can be made within two days and they will be constructed of innovative materials that are mold and mildew resistant and hurricane resistant. The UL materials to be used will come from Birmingham Alabama; Decatur, Georgia, and local Cullman supply services. The light-gauge steel to be used in the fabricated buildings will be made partially of recyclable material, all of which are eco-friendly and are light, yet durable to resist fire and winds. Barbara Stokes purposely built homes resistant to these incidences based on how safe she would want her family to be. For example, if an internal fire occurred in the home, the flames would automatically snuff out the flames. The safety of families is very important to Barbara Stokes and the company she has co-founded.
Stokes Development GHS LLC has collaborated with the Alabama Center for Foreign Investment, including China and Korean investors. Additional partners include the Cullman Economic Development Agency and other county agencies. Stokes Development GHS LLC is the leading restoration and disaster relief construction firm. Barbara Stokes is a licensed on-site building inspector, a design planner, and experienced installer. The company plant in Cullman will also be a deliverer of construction goods and services for the building industry. To say how happy Cullman city and Cullman County is an understatement. In addition to the building partners, Barbara Stokes as CEO and Scott Stokes as Chief Operating Officer have received many elated welcome addresses from the congressional districts and the Lieutenant Governor. Visit cullmantimes.com to know more about Barbara Stokes.
Barbara Stokes and her husband Scott bring more than 30 years of building and constructing experience and expertise to communities where they help to restore lives. The Stokes family have also made the Cullen community their home, however Barbara Stokes continues to volunteer throughout the whole Alabama community.
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In the finance world, one company is making great strides with the type of credit facility, it is extending it’s customers. The name of the company, is Equities First Holdings, the company provides the customers with optional financing.
Equities uses the stocks and shares of the customers to secure their loans, this they do by using their very experienced staff to find a suitable tailor made package for the customers. Their loans are usually on less than stringent conditions, having very low interest rates to help them pay back with ease. The company has the interest of the customers at heart. They havevsuccessfully completed over 700 transactions totalling over 1.4 Billion Dollars. They have offices in five countries, The United Kingdom, Thailand, The United Staes, China and Australia. They gave customers from all over the world. As they continue to grow in popularity, they plan to expand to other countries.
Tempus Has Partnered with the Mayo Clinic
Tempus, a startup company created by Eric Lefkofsky to lead the charge in the fight against cancer, has partnered with the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine according to the Chicago Tribune. Lefkofsky, the co-founder of Groupon, formed the company in Chicago, Illinois in 2015. Tempus has also partnered with other health care organizations such as Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and Rush University Medical Center. Lefkofsky stated that he is open to partnering with many more organizations in the future.
The main focus and mission of Tempus’ partnership with the Mayo Clinic is to use patient data, first and foremost, to treat and improve the survival rates of people suffering from cancer. Tempus will sequence the DNA of 1000 patients participating in research associating cancers such as lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, and bladder cancer with immunotherapy and endocrine therapy. The goal is to be able to guide doctors in creating customized treatment plans in the future that are safe and effective for their patients.
Tempus will take this data, which includes the DNA sequence of the patient’s DNA and a biochemical analysis of the tumor itself and build a comprehensive library that will be able to be accessed by any physician, at anytime. Lefkofsky believes that data gathered at the molecular level, when combined into a library with the molecular data from other patients, is a powerful tool. He states that the genetic sequences stored within the library yields patterns within the DNA sequences that may indicate the presence of a mutation or change within a gene. Doctors can look to see which treatments were effective in patients with a similar mutation. The library will help guide the medical decisions that need to be made and give doctors the confidence that they are making the right decisions on behalf of their patients.
An entrepreneur, philanthropist and businessman, Jason Hope has been impacting the business world for quite some time. A native of Arizona, Hope has become well known for his passion for technology and also for is eye for future trends in that world. Hope’s work is respected many in the industry. People seek out his advice and expertise when look at future trends in the world of technology.Jason Hope has become well known as a futurist. He uses his year of work and knowledge to make predictions about technology and where it is heading in the future. Hope has become a firm believer in the ‘Internet of Things.’ He is convinced it will be major player in the future of society. More and more people own devices that are connected in some way.
Hope is convinced this trend will continue to even higher levels.Jason Hope is a graduate of Arizona State University. It is there that he earned his degree in finance. He also earned an MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business. Hope understands the difficulty in starting a business and what is takes to maintain a successful one. His training and education has helped prepare him for this world.Hope’s success has allowed him to focus much of his energy on giving back. He is very well known for his philanthropic efforts. He supports groups that believe in his passions.
In particular his biggest passion has become the research done at the SENS foundation. This company is not only focused on anti-aging they are committed to saving lives. They look for cures for disease but also focus on preventative measure that people an take. This is a much different approach than what is seen by most in the medical industry today.Jason Hope continues to be committed to building his business and giving back to the community. With his track record he is certain to be a major voice in the technology world for many years to come.
Jose Auriemo Neto, the current CEO of JHSF, has played an instrumental role in the tremendous growth experienced by the Brazilian real estate holdings company. Established in 1972 JHSF, is currently a leader in the Brazilian high end real estate market. JHSF, based in Brazil is now an international corporation, with offices in Este (Uruguay), and New York City. Jose Auriemo Neto graduated from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s most populous city. Jose Auriemo Neto joined JHSF in 1993 and has played a key role in the company’s growth and innovation over the years.
Jose Auriemo Neto was instrumental in JHSF’s expansion into the services industry. In 1997 Mr. Jose Auriemo Neto established Parkbem, a parking lot management company. The following year, in 1998 Jose Auriemo Neto, took on the responsibility to implement and manage Shopping Santa Cruz, a company he also founded. Jose is also responsible the management JHSF’s extensive shopping and retail portfolio. JHSF shopping portfolio consists of Cidade Jardim, and Metro Tucuruv located in Sau Paulo and Bela Vista in Salvador and Ponta Negra in Manaus. In 2006 Jose Auriemo Neto was the CEO JHSF Holdings SA until May 2014.
Jose Auriemo Neto, also responsible for what turned out to be the JHSF’s first time establishing luxury brands, when he negotiated a partnership with Hermes, Pucci, and Jimmy Cho.In addition the Jose Auriemo Neto decorated and extensive responsibilities with JHSF, he was also an Executive Officer at YPO from 2003-2004 and once again the following year from 2004-2005. YPO is a global conglomerate of chief executives. YPO acts as place for the engagement and collective learning of fellow chief executives from around the world. YPO currently has over 25,000 members from over 130 countries. The members of YPO, collectively generate $ 6 trillion in annual revenue.Learn More.