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Making the Best out of their need for Quality Food-Nathaniel Ru

 

Everything you do should last more than you that is the believe of Nathaniel Ru. Nathaniel Ru and his friends found it hard to find an eating place which was easy and fun to be during their studies at the Georgetown University in Washington DC. Six years after they had completed school Nathaniel and his friends established an eatery place in the M Street in the Middle town area.

 

The eatery area has become a 21-store-farm-to-table style restaurant known as sweetgreen as described by the founder Nathaniel. Ru was very lucky as the apartment owner where he stayed during his campus period, was also the landlord of the tavern where he wanted to locate his restaurant. The owner did not listen to them, but they did not give up on their dreams they were very ambitious. The owner finally agreed, but she sent them back to come with a fine business plan, an architect and also people who would back their business. After three weeks they came back with all the requirements from the landlord. She gave them a chance and as Nathaniel explained that it was the right time for them to start the business.

 

Sweetgreen restaurant which has been expanding since it was founded has other branches in the Northeast’s major cities as well as its suburbs including Philadelphia, Boston, New York, as well as Washington. The eatery joint offers fresh food that is ordered directly from the farmers. The founders of sweetgreen have created the place as not only a place to buy food but also a fun place to be. The eatery joint was started with a deeper purpose as mentioned by one of the co-founders Theresa Dold who is also the head of digital marketing in the company.

 

Sweetgreen Restaurant wants to be unique, sexy, social, smart and be able to be local. Every year the restaurant holds a dancing event. Dold did not forget to mention that people do not buy what you do but instead they buy how you do.

 

Nathaniel Ru graduated from the Georgetown University of McDonough School of Business in2007 where he graduated with a BS in Finance. Nathaniel is also the Chief Executive Officer of the fast casual kitchen. IN 2010 Nathaniel and his partners’ founded sweet life which is one considered to be the largest music and food festival. The music and food event attract more than 20000 people who enjoy food prepared by top chefs.

 

The tremendous influence of Boraie Development in New Jersey

Boraie Development LLC offers a wide range of services dedicated to all areas of the contemporary real estate market including property development, real estate development and sales and marketing. Boraie’s forte lies in partnering with the strongest financial corporations, visionary architects, and contractors who understand time limits to guarantee timely completion and realization of its building projects.

Omar Boraie, the founder, and president of Boraie Development LLC was originally a chemist in Egypt and moved to the US to study his Ph. D in chemistry before answering to the strong call to venture into the real estate business in the US. Indeed, the company has become a leading developer of real estate in the state of New Jersey, particularly the city of New Brunswick.

Omar had the vision to rebuild the city of New Brunswick, which seemed bereft of hope and any sort of notable developmentManta. At the time, many people termed his vision and ideas as crazy. Looking back at the projects that Boraie Development has managed to undertake, it’s clear that the company has brought about the transformation and development that the city badly needed.

Boraie Company began its impact on property development in New Brunswick City by purchasing neglected tracts of land along Albany Street. In 1988, it put up Albany Street Plaza Tower One, affording the city highly desired Class A offices. In 2003, Tower two was constructed helping the city add to its already growing class A office units.

The top management of Boraie Development later gathered that to attract further growth into the city. Premium residential units on Yahoo had to be put up. As a result, the One Spring Street condominium building was constructed in 2007. Consequently, it led to an incursion of professionals in various fields in the city as well as many investors looking for a stake of the city’s pie.

Recently, Boraie Development completed The Aspire, a 17-story residential luxury building. The building offers the classiest of accommodations for potential renters including a cool design, onsite parking, ample security, a gymnasium, and yoga center, green roofing, a lounge area and rooftop garden.

The company has also partnered with retired basketball Shaquille O’Neal to complete the renovation of an old theater located on Springfield Avenue which is now dubbed CityPlex12 Newark. The new theater on boraierealty.com has a 300 seating capacity, and the seats are made of leather. Attendance has risen ever since its completion compared to previous years. This is one among many projects Boraie Development and Mr. O’Neal plan to do in Newark as well as other cities across New Jersey to expand commercial and residential units.

Securus Technologies Sets GTL Record Straight

Securus Technologies recently had to defend themselves against legal inaccuracies that Global Tele Link (GTL) has accused Securus of performing. This press release is one example of GTL’s harsh treatment of Securus Technologies. Meanwhile, Securus writes a fact filled rebuttal to everyone of GTL’s supposed accusations.

 

Below is a highlight of several of the offenses and the response Securus stated is the legal truth. Feel free to read the entire Securus rebuttal at length by clicking here.

 

  1. GTL alleged that the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) had given them the go ahead to file for damages after GTL claimed that their patent 816 was infringed upon by Securus. Whereas, Securus stated that patent 816 was not validated by the PTAB and are seeking a rehearing on this patent thereby voiding any legal action instituted by GTL.

 

  1. GTL claims that all components of patent 816 were approved as patentable by the PTAB. Securus noted that the PTAB did not state that all of the components of patent 816 were patentable, merely that the rest of the components were not being reviewed. Therefore, Securus stated the desire for a rehearing on this patent because they are not in violation of any patent infringement on an incomplete patent.

 

There are several more Securus rebuttals in this press release to claims made by GTL. CEO of Securus, Rick Smith, stated there was no wrong doing on Securus’ part and even discussed several companies that they have entered into contracts with on the basis of shared technology. As for GTL claims, only time will tell if they plan to persue these matters further.

 

Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas, and is one of the largest inmate communications companies in the nation. To read more about Securus, please click here.

 

 

Guide to UK Wine Vintners and Merchants

For wine connoisseurs, a superior vintner or wine merchant can open the pathway to developing a diverse and well-defined personal tasting palette. An experienced wine seller can provide a wealth of knowledge and a wide spectrum of choices. Whether you are looking for a rare vintage, to discover a new region, or just hoping to find competitively priced cases, we’ve compiled a go-to list five excellent wine vintners and merchants in the UK.

 

1. Laithwaite’s Wine

Laithwaite’s currently operates a number of shops around the UK and one of the top online wine websites. Whether you have an aversion to running your hands over the glass bottles before making a decision or are looking to have your favorite bottle delivered straight to your door before your next weekend soiree, Laithwithe’s has over 1,500 wines in all varieties.

 

2. Lea and Sanderman

These online UK Vintners call themselves the “most original wine merchants.” They have four brick and mortar locations, in Chelsea, Kensington, Barnes, and Chiswick. They also sell their fair share of wine online. Whether or not you’re are looking to buy in-person, be sure to check out their website, which features super helpful buying guides, blog posts, and frequently posted articles.

 

3. Wine Anorak

Wine Anorak isn’t exactly a UK vintner, but it does provide one of the most extensive databases of UK wine merchants. The website isn’t too to fancy, but you’ll find an all encompassing, alphabetical list of wine shops. They also feature an easy-to-use wine store locator. You can use your zip code to find a wine store nearest to your current location.

 

4. Farr Vintners

Farr Vintners is Britain’s largest wholesale wine provider and it has been that way for quite some time. They pride themselves on their diverse collection and sales of Bordeaux wines. They hold stock in some of the top french wines, but also offer a large collection of wines from around the world. While most of their sales are to wine sellers, they do offer competitive prices for individuals.

 

5. Highbury Vintners

Highbury offers everything from champagne to fine wine. Although their specialty may be their ability to provide premixed cases. You can purchase these cases, which have been tasted and paired for your enjoyability, online or in-person. They also offer customers a wine of the month club and many eclectic tastings. As for as UK vintners go, Highbury is great.

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Thor Halvorssen Is A Man Of Action When It Comes To Human Rights

In an article that was published in The Weekly Standard, Thor Halvorsen gives insight into what makes him tick and why he is driven both day and night to fight for basic human rights that have been withheld from individuals in countries that are led by dictators and other unscrupulous leaders that suppress the people to attain power. He himself has been touched personally by oppressive governments.

 

Thor Halvorssen is the Human Rights Foundation president. He created the foundation in 2005 and has incorporated the help of talented individuals throughout the world. Thor is a descendant of the first president of Venezuela on his mother’s side, and his Grandfather was Norway’s counsel to the king during WWII. He managed to divert the king’s maritime vessels to the ports in Venezuela when Nazi Germany invaded Norway.

 

Both of Thor’s parents were activists in their own right. In fact, his mother was shot by Hugo Chavez men during a protest in Venezuela. He himself had to free his father when he was taken as a political prisoner when he spoke up against unethical problems with the government. Thor even has a cousin that is still a prisoner in Venezuela.

 

Thor takes somewhat extreme measures at times to give help to those in remote areas. According to The Atlantic, Thor Halvorssen has even gone undercover to gain access to those being held captive. In some cases, he has had close calls and has even been beaten.

Although he has had those incidents he still maintains his determination to help people have basic human rights. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://humanrightsfoundation.org/about/board-and-international-council/thor-halvorssen

He even has created an event that is held annually in Norway that lasts for one week. The convention is the chance for those that are involved in furthering human rights to meet and create connections with others from all over the world.

An Overview of Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is one of the most chronic sleep disorders to affect humanity.it is a health dysfunction that disrupts sleep due to difficulty in breathing. It has now significantly increased the number of times that a person wakes up at night however it has been linked to other common health hazards including stroke and diabetes.

 

Sleep apnea greatly affects the male who are obese, they also tend to have large necks. Dr. Avi Weifogel who started Dental Sleep Masters has broad knowledge on sleeping health disorders and how to treat them, Dental Sleep Masters brings together staff members to help find better treatment solutions of the sleeping disorder and providing accessible medication, therefore, encouraging more patients suffering from sleep apnea to acquire treatment.

 

Dr.Avi Weisfogel.

Doctor Avi Weisfogel is a well-established dentist, He got his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology at Rutgers University and DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. He opened his first dental practice in 1999 and managed the office Old Bridge Dental Care for over a decade. He entirely put all his work and effort in studying and treating patients with dental dysfunctions and also sleep disorders for more than 20 years.

 

Through his great work, He was severally awarded by his community as the best dentist, he later opened Dental Sleep Masters in 2004 to bring together dentist and other doctors in helping patients with sleep apnea. Dr.Weisfogel has nurtured and taught dentists and doctors in using oral treatment as well as creating awareness to the community in reducing the risk of acquiring sleep apnea.

What Geoff Cone Wants You to Know About Foreign Trusts

Foreign trusts aren’t usually at the top of the list of things to be concerned about every day, but it’s the related taxes that are troubling to most individuals. Geoff Cone, the Principal of Cone Marshall Law Group makes these trusts his business, but more than that, he’s one of just a few tax experts in New Zealand. The Cone Marshall Law Group is the only law firm in New Zealand that deals with taxes for estates and trusts.

One of the most common misconceptions is that New Zealand is a tax haven. However, this isn’t true. In fact, New Zealand is one of the few countries outside of the United States that is not a tax haven, and they have some of the tightest regulations on taxes. It’s all about accountability in New Zealand, and the laws state that the trustees must be accountable to record all of the pertinent details regarding these trusts. This is why they are considered leaders when it comes to laws and regulations regarding trusts.

The laws as Cone explains it enforce strict rules on ensuring that all transactions recorded are kept in the country of New Zealand, and they must all be recorded in English for transparency. Trusts that relate to business must keep strict records and note everything that takes place through the accounting system.

Geoff Cone, one of the Principals at Cone Marshall, is a well-respected international tax and trust attorney. Cone has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, and has set the standard for wealth planning as well as handling the estates and trust of high net worth individuals. The countries Cone represents most frequently are Spain, Italy, and Latin America. This is why the emphasis is on foreign trusts.

Cone and his wife have a home in Uruguay, and they enjoy the landscape as it is similar to that of New Zealand. Having a home away from home gives them a welcome respite when Cone isn’t practicing law. Cone founded this practice in the year 2000 in Auckland, and he is still located there today along with his partners.

Three Georgetown Undergraduates Transform a Startup Into a $95 Million Venture

 

Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman never knew that they would one day be millionaires eight years after graduating from college. With no much expectation except for a few bucks to help sustain themselves, the three undergraduates started Sweetgreen. The company is one of the most popular food chain companies in the United States.

Nicolas, Nathaniel and Jonathan started Sweetgreen in a single shop in Georgetown nine years ago. They managed to put up a store after getting funds from over 40 relatives and friends. The company now has 31 outlets nationwide with about $95 million assets.

The brilliant young men held a round-table discussion while in college. They contemplated what life would be after graduating. They decided to hatch a master plan that would see them survive the hustles and bustles associated with job hunting. Both of them came from business families. With the entrepreneurship background, they already knew what they wanted to do, which was to start a business.

During an interview, Nathaniel Ru acknowledged that they made it to the top as young entrepreneurs because of hard work and determination. They understood the challenges that come with a new business, but they fearlessly gave it a shot. Today, he alongside his colleagues can smile as they admire the fruits of their labor and courage.

About Nathaniel Ru

Nathaniel is a co-founder of Sweetgreen, a fast casual restaurant chain that operates in over 31 locations across the country. The company currently has 40 stores and is planning to establish others in Chicago and Northern California. The company currently has more 1,700 employees. Nathaniel is a graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship. He lives in New York City where he runs his daily activities. Nathaniel believes that people can achieve something bigger in life if they have the confidence to try new things. He encourages young entrepreneurs not to cave in to backward thinking associated with the college environment.

Nathaniel says that it is important for people to face their fears and dream about something bigger than them. Nathaniel’s consciousness about corporate responsibility has always driven him to make a positive impact on the lives of the unfortunate. Through the company, he has come up with initiatives meant to encourage philanthropy. He is also an active campaigner for lifestyle change and technology. Young and at the prime of his career, Nathaniel Ru is a source of inspiration to many people, especially young adults who want to invest.

DeVos Interview Helps Reveal A Soft Image Of Politicians

Politicians are always blamed for their lack of interest in understanding challenges faced by an average American. As such, most politicians are portrayed as power-hungry individuals who don’t want to work on the grassroots level of the society. Therefore, a recent article published on the website of a prominent philanthropy foundation is interesting in the sense that it offers readers a glimpse into the “soft” side of politicians.

 

When interviewed, Betsy DeVos, wife of the Republican politician, Dick DeVos, revealed how she and her husband started a successful nationwide campaign to allow children of low-income families to select the college of their choice. Interestingly, both Betsy and Dick realized that they wanted to give an opportunity to low-income parents by providing their children tax credits and education vouchers so that children can go to better educational institutions. Accordingly, Betsy revealed that she and her husband have committed themselves to educational-choice movement because they think that other families should also have a choice to send kids to the school of their choice. As a result of the initiative, thousands of children of low-income parents are able to get funding for their school of choice, just like the children of DeVos.

 

Dick DeVos

 

It is interesting to note that Betsy DeVos works closely with her husband, Dick DeVos. The successful relationship has allowed Betsy to support her husband initiate numerous successful ventures in business. Actually, Dick DeVos is a businessmen and politician by profession. His interest for sports and philanthropy is inherited from his father Richard M. DeVos, Sr. who is a well-known fatherly figure to thousands of Americans. Walking on the footsteps of his family, Dick DeVos initially helped his family by running successful operations at Amway and Amway International. During his tenure as a President, Amway extended its operations around the world and continued to report profitable years.

 

Philanthropy

 

Dick DeVos is also engaged in numerous philanthropic activities, particularly education. For instance, the Education Freedom Fund, awarded nearly 4000 scholarships for underprivileged families in Michigan. Likewise, nearly 50,000 children are getting funds for education through initiatives supported by DeVos in Florida. He is also involved with West Michigan Aviation Academy – the school that focuses on Aviation activities integrated into educational curriculum. Actually, Dick DeVos has also offered Millions of dollars to revitalization and development of the Grand Rapids area. His book, “Rediscovering American Values” is translated in seven different languages.

 

InnovaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans is a U.S-based health insurance program under Part C of Medicare. The program provides managed health care based on monthly capitated fee. It serves as an alternative to the Original Medicare Parts A and B. Both Parts A and B cover similar medical services and requires a beneficiary to pay an extra fee for services (FFS). However, before beneficiaries can enroll in Part C Medicare, they must first sign up for Parts A and B.

Medicare Part A pays for skilled nursing services and in-patient hospital. Conversely, Medicare Part B covers for surgeons and physicians services and skilled nursing facilities. Also, medically necessary outpatient services such as X-rays, ER, laboratory, and preventive medical facilities falls under Medicare Part B.

If you are eligible for Medicare, you can automatically enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan sponsored by your union or employer. As such, you can stick to the current Medicare plan on rocketreach.co, switch to Original Medicare or enroll in a different program. However, be aware that your union or employer may terminate or reduce your health benefit as a result of switching to the Original Medicare or enrolling in a different program.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a world-class leader in the provision of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, and physician practice services. They are committed to providing sustainable and affordable healthcare that integrates today’s most advanced technology. The company operates two Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico. They include PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. Over 200,000 people have subscribed to the InnovaCare Health Medicare Advantage plans. In partnership with the Government of Puerto Rico, InnovaCare manages two Medicaid plans that offer broad coverage benefits through a coordinated care model. Through Medicare Advantage plans and Medicaid, InnovaCare redefines healthcare management by finding solutions to complex challenges facing the healthcare environment.

InnovaCare’s leadership

Dr. Rick Shinto serves as the President and CEO of InnovaCare, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in operational healthcare and clinical management. Before joining InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto served as the COO and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management Company. Dr. Shinto began as an internist before switching to a pulmonologist in Southern California. He holds a medical degree from the State University, New York, B.S from the University of California and an M.B.A from Redlands University.

Dr. Shinto works alongside Penelope Kokkinides who serves as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. Penelope Kokkinides joined InnovaCare in June 2015. She served as the COO of InnovaCare before her way up as the Chief Administration Officer. Like Dr. Shinto, Penelope has over 20 years of experience specializing in Medicare and Medicaid.