How Joel Friant developed his Original Habanero Shaker

Joel Friant is a businessman and entrepreneur who has used his business talent to make successful forays into several different markets, including real estate and the food industry. Joel’s success comes from his unwavering ability to provide only the highest quality of products to his customers.

Joel worked in real estate for a while before opening his restaurant, which was the first to serve Thai cuisine in fast food from. Joel has always had a passion for spicy foods and he realized other people enjoyed spice as well. Joel especially enjoyed the flavor and spice of the habanero pepper, but every habanero shaker he tasted fell short of his expectations. Because of this, Joel began research to create his own habanero shaker.

He traveled around trying different habanero peppers, even going to Jamaica. Joel finally found the right habanero peppers to use for his Original Habanero Shaker. His product has no additives or sugar, its 100 percent dried and flaked habanero pepper. The design of the shaker bottle ensures that the spice of the habanero flakes, which have 200,000 units on the Scoville heat scale, maintain their flavor and spiciness.

When Joel first introduced his Original Habanero Shaker, it was soon stocked by big-name grocery stores in the state of Washington. But being the businessman he is, Joel took a break from the Original Habanero Shaker and re-entered the real estate business. He worked on houses, which he renovated and then sold.

In 2010 Joel began to explore the opportunities of e-commerce. He took some classes about the World Wide Web market and decided it was time to expand the Original Habanero Shaker brand and to begin selling the product online. He continues to sell the Original Habanero Shaker online. He also has begun to explore the opportunities of cryptocurrency.

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Online Trading Brokers: A Review of AvaTrade

AvaTrade is a global online trading broker based out of Ireland that offers ForEx, CFD and Cryptocurrencies trading. As a regulated broker, AvaTrade supports trading 24 hours a day, five days a week, from the time the markets open in Austrailia until the end of the day in New York. Cryptocurrencies can trade 24/7. Several choices of platforms, whether manual or automated, mean that AvaTrade has the right solution for investors whether they are a beginner or experienced. Tools like an economic calendar, trading analysis and weekly market report make sure investors are kept up to date on the global market.

AvaTrade also offers several different educational opportunities for all levels of traders. Clients that are very new to the world of online trading will benefit from videos and guides that cover everything from the terms used in trading, understanding prices through pips or pipettes and choosing your trading style. As clients skills increase, or if already experienced, AvaTrade has advanced educational topics covering different trading tools and strategies. AvaTrade’s ebook, Forex First Steps, has everything for the beginner to get started in trading and the critical basics that even the most advanced trader needs to remember. The Sharp Trader section also has relevant videos on current events that are affecting current market conditions.

It is easy to get started with AvaTrade. They provide an option of a free demo account so that their clients can explore all that AvaTrade has to offer. Opening a real account can be done with a minimum of 250 base currency on a credit card, or 500 base currency through wire transfer. Base currency can be euros, dollars, Austrailian or Brittish pounds.

AvaTrade is regulated in Europe, Australia, Japan, British Virgin Islands and South Africa.

Central Bank of Ireland (No.C53877), the B.V.I Financial Services Commission, the ASIC (No.406684), the South African Financial Services Board (FSP No.45984), the FSA (No.1662) and the FFAJ (No.1574).

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The Oxford Club Strives to Build and Protect Wealth

Not many people in Baltimore, Maryland realize it, but their city is home to the headquarters of one of the premier financial networks in the world, the Oxford Club. It doesn’t strive for general attention, just to catch the attention of the kind of people who are potential members. This includes entrepreneurs, small business owners, successful professionals and business executives. It also includes people who make their living from the financial markets and people who are already retired and living on their investment portfolios. It’s safe to say the membership of the Oxford Club is wealthier than average, and the membership takes an active interest in their continuing financial education.

The mission of the Oxford Club is to help members grow their wealth and protect it from all dangers. The dangers include taxes, lawsuits and financial crises. Or, simply, any stock a member might own that is on the brink of losing its value. One of the many services the Oxford Club provides to its elite membership is that continuing education. Also, members help members because obviously no one person knows everything, so Oxford Club members are stronger for the knowledge and experience of everybody admitted to this exclusive organization. Plus, their 157,000 members live in 130 countries, so they bring a perspective on investment opportunities in their own countries.

One of the Club’s strong points is its use of powerful, low-risk investment strategies to outperform the overall stock market’s performance and the average performance of many asset classes. The Club obtains advice from experts on the full range of potential investments, including: currencies, stocks, bonds, gold and silver, real estate, mutual funds and options. With their fortunes secure, Oxford Club members can enjoy a full, rich and happy life doing the things they enjoy with their friends and families.

Siteline Cabinetry: Leading the Way in Design and Renovations

When interior designs become old, damaged or outdated, they give an unpleasant impression despite their former glory. However, with Siteline Cabinetry, the tune has changed when it comes to renovations, remodeling and adding new designs. They have an extensive collection of beautiful full-access cabinets for offices, kitchens, and bathrooms. Siteline Cabinetry products are durable and can be customized to suit client’s quality and taste. They also come in different decors to suit different styles.

 

Their cabinets take both contemporary and traditional styles, though most of their products are a blend between the two. Siteline Cabinetry treats every cabinet as the order given, minimizing stocking costs. Clients are free to choose which materials among solid wood, veneers, or particleboard to use. They choose which accessories, and other modifications such as wood species, drawer type and color they prefer. They are free to customize their cabinets using the company’s 289 choices of different materials and finishes.

 

Whether paints, stains, more than 45 cabinet door styles, or materials such as aluminum and alder, Siteline is the company to go for. Their prices are very affordable too. Siteline Cabinetry uses the latest equipment in manufacturing its products such as computerized designs, which ensure that products are safe, long lasting and of high quality. They take between 28 and 35 days to assemble and deliver their products and offer shipping services.

 

Siteline Cabinetry started operating in 2015 and is the brainchild of Pat Corsi who started the Corsi Group in 1973. The firm is located in Keysville, Virginia, with branches in Indianapolis and Elkins. Siteline Cabinetry believes in a design concept that is combined with the client’s vision. It specializes in home improvement, home décor, smart home, and home renovation.The company founder Pat Corsi says that he considered the purchasing power of the millennials and looked at ways to enable them to get homes quicker at a competitive price.

 

Siteline Cabinetry is about to revolutionize home space, decor, and innovations. The company gives your home a beautiful look with its modern and spectacular finishes while utilizing space maximally. It is an investment worth taking as they have transformed a good number of homes in the two years they have been operational.

The American Institute of Architects Advocacies

     AIA or American Institute of Architects is an association composed of licensed architects in the United States, with a central office in Washington D.C. The organization was established in 1857 by a group of thirteen architects in New York City because there were no licensing laws for individuals who finished architecture at that time in the U.S., so anybody can assert that they are architects.

The original members of the AIA founding group included Leopold Eidlitz, Richard Morris Hunt, Jacob Wrey Mould, Richard M. Upjohn, Charles Babcock, Henry Dudley, Edward Gardiner, Fred A. Petersen, John Welch, Joseph Wells and Henry W. Cleaveland. Richard Upjohn was the first president of AIA. As of February 23, 1857, the group decided to invite 16 more well-known architects to be part of the organization with the inclusion of Calvert Vaux, Alexander Jackson Davis, and Thomas U. Walter.

By March 10, 1857, the constitution and by-laws were drawn for the New York Society of Architects. The group’s name was later changed to American Institute of Architects as suggested by Thomas U. Walter. The certificate of incorporation was filed on April 13, 1857, and two days later on April 15, 1857, the new constitution was signed by the members. Amendment of the constitution was done after a year, and soon architects from other cities were requesting to join the AIA during the 1860s. As the 1880s rolled in chapters have been established St. Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, Indianapolis, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Albany, Boston, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia. By 2008, the American Institute of Architects has over 300 chapters nationwide.

On February 1, 2011, the AIA assigned FAIA Robert Ivy as its new Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Having made a name for himself in the architectural industry, Robert Ivy held various positions related to the architect profession, namely: Editorial Director/Vice President of McGraw-Hill Construction, Principal of Ivy Architects, Vice President/Editorial Director for McGraw-Hill Construction, managing partner for Dean/Dale, Dean and Ivy, AIA Board of Directors (1990s).

Ivy received the Crane Award and was recognized as Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The awards given were acknowledgments of Robert Ivy’s dedication to the architectural profession as he is an advocate on a myriad of significant government, social and environmental concerns that affects the architectural industry.

In his new capacity as AIA President, Ivy will oversee the main office’s operations located in Washington D.C. He would likewise address the concerns of the organization about practice and design. Part of his responsibility would similarly be- to impart the AIA voice to demonstrate the significance of design, along with improving the public’s outlook of the architect profession as a whole.

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Lacey Issues Harsh Words Against Arpaio After Trump Pardon

The convicted former sheriff Joe Arpaio was formally pardoned by Trump, with the decision handed down recently by Susan R. Bolton, U.S. District Judge.

This move was not surprising to those who are following the story. The former sheriff was convicted last July for charges of criminal contempt when he ignored the order of a federal judge that stemmed from a lawsuit in 2007 for racial profiling. He was supposed to be sentenced a few weeks before.

This recent development was totally unacceptable to Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. In reaction to the pardon, Lacey said that Rex Tillerson was right in saying that Trump’s pardon of Arpaio proves that he is a moron.

Lacey added that Arpaio is a sheriff that revels in racism and torture. He also referred to the mutilated bodies and corpses that came out of Arpaio’s jail.

The story of Larkin and Lacey against Arpaio goes a long way. Larkin and Lacey were co-owners of the Phoenix New Times. They were very critical of the criminal activities that Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County has been committing in his jurisdiction for more than two decades.

New times were running news items and articles exposing and condemning these shady activities of the former sheriff. This caused Arpaio to set his eyes on the two, and their local newspaper. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Among the criminal acts that the two claim that Arpaio has committed in his tenure as sheriff are brutal conditions inside prison cells. The sheriff even called his jail as a concentration camp. The sheriff, according to Lacey and Larkin is also guilty of causing inmate suicides and beating deaths. Over $100 million representing jail funds were illegally diverted as well, claimed the two.

There are also countless sex-crimes, many of them involving children, their investigations botched up by non-existent or poor investigations they said.

The sheriff also harassed Latinos which resulted in the class action suit called Melendres v. Arpaio which ended up with the sheriff’s criminal conviction. And on and on the list goes according to Lacey and Larkin.

The expose of New Times must have caught the ire of Arpaio and he ordered his armed deputies, the Selective Enforcement Unit, to get hold of the two. Lacey and Larkin were taken from their homes at Phoenix and brought to Arpaio’s jail on Oct. 18, 2007.

Actually, the two were incarcerated in two separate jails. However, there came out a large public outcry about the incident and Arpaio was forced to release the two in less than 24 hours.

Many observers say that Lacey and Larkin were illegally detained by Arpaio. The former sheriff and his SEU violated the First Amendment rights of the two, they claim. This started the long and protracted legal fight between Lacey and Larkin against Arpaio. It resulted in the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012 saying that the two were arrested illegally and without probable cause.

That ruling states that Arpaio and his SEU were public officials who ordered the urgent arrests of their critics. Even with the pardon handed down by Judge Bolton, the culpability of Arpaio with regards to the crime he has committed against Lacey and Larkin cannot be erased.

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Rocketship Education: Lessons Learned Over The Years It Is Running

Some people say that the government really cares about the educational system of the country, but only by the skin of its teeth. This means that it is barely doing anything that can structurally address the problems of the deficiencies in the educational framework of the public education system.

This means that there has to be other alternatives today. One of the brilliant and most responsive alternatives discovered today by passionate educators is Rocketship Education, which is a charter school that right now is the pioneer of K-5 Personalized Learning. But what is it?

Lessons Learned

The K-5 Education System from Rocketship Education is essentially focused on elementary education and helping parents get the most quality public education for their children at the lowest cost. Co-founder and CEO of Rocketship Education, Preston Smith, publicly explained what Rocketship Education is about by highlighting in an article from The 74 Million the different lessons the school has learned in over the 10 years that it is helping communities address the issues of marginalized students.

Some of the lessons learned by Rocketship Education is the fact that personalized learning should always start at home. Sure, the charter school has made headlines in advocating for technology integration that helps bridge the gap between parents and schools, but Rocketship learned that it is their annual home visits that really have made an impact in their business model. It is the strong relationships that the teachers have built with parents that have really shaped the future and motivation of the teachers.

Another lesson that the Rocketship Education has learned is the fact that there has a lot to be said about the racial discrimination that the government seems to portray in terms of children and parents choosing schools.

About Rocketship Education

Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of public charter schools that aim to serve disadvantaged youth across the nation. Rocketship Education wants to clarify that it is welcome to all kids, regardless or race, creed or class. It is their value for diversity that makes their system work, and the fact that it is able to function by doing so means that it knows what it is doing and where it is going.

Chris Linkas Notes Important Areas Where Professional and Private Investors Differ in Industry Knowledge

To help narrow the gap between what the Wall Street pros know and what outsiders to the industry do not, Chris Linkas, the European Head of Credit at Fortress Investment Group shares the knowledge he has gained through years of financial industry experience locating opportunistic investments in European markets.

 

For instance, many individuals believe that certain steady growth companies such as utility sector firms are immune to the declines of more speculative, riskier investments. Linkas points out that fears related to interest rate hikes have resulted in price declines of nearly 15 percent in those “safe investment” stocks, pointing to Fortris, Inc. and Enbridge, Inc. as two recent examples.

 

Additionally, there is a skill that professional investors have in their ability to distance themselves emotionally from their investments, which benefit private investors as well. One particular area where individuals can hinder their wealth growing efforts is by vowing to never again invest in some company, let’s call it XYZ, after taking a sizable loss on it.

 

Linkas points out a case where Avigilon was dropped from a model portfolio after several quarters of missing their earnings targets (https://www.discogs.com/artist/2617983-Chris-Linkas). However, Avigilon experienced a down the road reversal in their performance and it became an attractive growth opportunity again.

 

A later investment in the stock returned $27/share as an acquisition bonus.

 

Another area where private investors’ information diverges from their financial industry counterparts is with regards to the effect that upcoming events have on the price (Kirkland). A lot of short term investors use the momentum generated by hype and rumor to churn a quick buck and move onto their next trade.

 

Individuals who acquire stocks based on a positive upcoming news event may find themselves disappointed by the drop in share price once the news is made public.

 

This principle extends to all types of news, with mergers and buyouts being at the top of the list.

 

Lastly, Chris Linkas points out that many private investors may be disheartened to learn that even with all of their years of training, news subscriptions and analysis that professional investors at major institutions don’t know everything.

 

The pros make plenty of costly mistakes and can be a victim to beliefs that blind them and keep them locked into losing positions.

 

There’s a saying on Wall Street that you’re only as good as your last trade. A principle understood by every professional investor.

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Jeff Aronin Changing the World One Patient at a Time

Jeff Aronin is the chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences. This is a company that invests in biopharmaceuticals and development of startups in the same field. Aronin is known to be an effective leader, entrepreneur, and a skilled scientist (Vimeo).

 

If there is one thing that inspires Jeff Aronin to keep doing what he does, it is seeing patients get better and get the most out of their life. He says that if there is a product that can help these patients beat whatever their illness is, then there is no better way for him to spend his resources than to develop and put health products on the market. This goal has seen him, together with his team, create 13 new innovative products. That is 13 new ways to fight the world’s diseases.

 

Having a desire and a goal to help patients get better is not the only thing that fuels Jeff Aronin’s passion for his work. Aronin looks at all patients as more than just patients. He sees them as a part of a family and the community at large. This makes him realize that his work does not just change the life of one person but of a family and a community. This has been a great source of inspiration to him; knowing that he is impacting the world by helping one person get better.

 

Jeff Aronin coaches start-up businesses that have a product or idea that could take the field of medicine further. His 20-year experience in developing biotech and healthcare innovation companies has proved to be an asset in this regard. He is quick to pick out promising startups and coaches them to the point of becoming successful businesses. This has also earned him the title of a mentor. Every entrepreneur who has passed through his hands comes out with more than just business experience. The come out with invaluable lessons that come from his experience in the field. He is a ready teacher to anyone who is eager to learn.

 

Due to Jeff Aronin’s passion for innovation in biotechnology and healthcare, he was awarded the Weizmann Leadership Award.

The Impressive and Fantastic Force Behind American Institute of Architects

     There are so many people out there that are truly masterful in their work, art or line of business. In the area of architecture, one of the few people that can offer us the real deal and designs that no one else has really dared to push is Mr. Robert A. Ivy, who is right now the Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. He is also known as the Editor-in-Chief of the Architectural Record in 1996, which is a publication for everything that has to do with the progress and changes in the Architecture industry.

It should also be stated here that the brilliant expertise and skillset of Mr. Robert Ivy have already been tested over time. The fact that he’s right now the man who’s presiding over RECORD, an architectural journal known among the best architects in the industry, it is safe to say that Ivy has been able to prove that his expertise really makes the cut in terms of global standards.

The Crane Award and Other Achievements

It must not also be forgotten that one of the resplendent achievements of Robert Ivy is the fact that in 2009 he was awarded the Crane Award, which is one of the biggest awards that can be given to an individual working in media communication. Right now, this award is currently the biggest award that can be given by the American Business Media to an individual who has done a lot of incredible work in the media.

One other achievement that Robert Ivy is the one from Alpha Rho Chi. Robert has also been named as the Master Architect in 2010 for the latest work that he did for a series of architectural designs. Alpha Rho Chi is a renowned architectural fraternity today that has been able to put a series of stamps of approval to different incredible architects today. Because of such achievement, Robert Ivy can now be considered as one of the few recipients of such award-giving body, which includes I.M. Pei and Buckminster Fuller. Another thing that you probably still don’t know about Robert is the fact that he went to Sewanee: The University of the South, which could have contributed to the kind of attitudes, thinking and ideas that he has for his profession.

About American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA is one of the biggest global networks today, but this is specifically focused on architects and architecture and the entire profession. This professional organization for all architects in the United States has its headquarters in Washington D.C. Right now, the main focus of the non-profit group is to provide assistance, support and intellectual foundations to both the new members and the architects who need the right connections to get more work and access better opportunities.

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