Robert Ivy: The Visionary At The American Institute Of Architects

     Robert Ivy has been a prominent member of the American Institute of Architects and currently stands as the CEO of the entire organization. He is an incredibly well-reputed name in the field and has brought a tremendous amount of development to the company. He is someone who can gauge what kind of developments the industry needs as a whole, and tries to implement those ideas with the help of the American Institute of Architects.

He has always viewed the architectural industry as something that can benefit society as a whole. There have been several accounts where Ivy has spoken about the implementation of the good architecture, and the effect that it can have on the people living around it, and the quality of life that they lead. He has also emphasized the need for better technology for architects and has pushed for programs that can improve the way architects do their work. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released an advertisement calling for software developers, designers, and programmers so that they could all collaborate and produce architectural software and tools, thereby digitalizing the process that people in this industry perform.

Robert Ivy is also someone who is well versed in the field of publications and was most well known for his position as the Editor in Chief for a magazine known as Architectural Record. In addition, he also served as the Editorial Director for a publishing company known as McGraw Hill Construction, which focused on architectural and construction based editorials and publications. Because of the incredible experience that he had gained from the field of publishing, and because of the expertise he had, he decided to author his book, and publish it under the name of the American Institute of Architects. The book was a biography of the life and works of Fay Jones, who was an incredibly notable architect who had a tremendous contribution to the kind of society that we live in.

In addition to working for architectural publications, Ivy also worked at positions that required him to perform architectural work. One of the notable positions that Ivy was in was when he served as the Principal at Dale, Dean, and Ivy. He received several awards for his role here, and worked with a large number of clients, taking on several important projects. While working here, he was the recipient of the Crane Award, which is one of the highest honors that an architect can get. He was also featured in numerous magazines and lists for his work and his entrepreneurial skills that emerged while leading the company.

Robert Ivy is on several advisory boards of various organizations, and also in a few educational institutions in different parts of the world.

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Conor Lamb and End Citizens United Get Excited For March 13 Special Election

     The team at End Citizens United is working overtime as the 2018 Congressional Elections approach. With that being said, there is an important Special Election coming up that could set the tone for Democrats and Republicans around the country. We are talking about, of course, the March 13th Special Election being held in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone. Conor Lamb is looking to become the latest victory in what can only be described as a tidal wave of Blue sweeping over the nation. Rick Saccone is a stout Republican with the Presidential endorsement to his back. End Citizens United is a political action committee looking to bring their grassroots enthusiasm to Lamb’s campaign in order to even the odds.

Conor Lamb isn’t your traditional progressive and that’s why he actually has a shot at scoring a seat in one of the reddest areas in the entire country. Lamb is only 33 years old but he has already found massive outreach to traditional progressive strongholds, like the labor unions, and even rural areas throughout Pennsylvania, like moderate and hardcore conservatives. Most important of all, Lamb is winning over groups like End Citizens United who are seeking to put legislators into power that are willing to fight for the common voter.

The reason End Citizens United found themselves drawn to Conor Lamb was simple, he’s willing to put himself above dark money politics in order to fight for the will of the American voter. End Citizens United was created in response to the 2010 Supreme Court decision surrounding the conservative propaganda group, Citizens United. Citizens United argued for uninhibited dark money to be flooded into American politics, thus allowing billionaires and millionaires to purchase their own politicians. ECU, led by PAC President Tiffany Muller, has been working to put legislators into a position to introduce a constitutional amendment to overturn the SCOTUS decision.

Conor Lamb has an uphill battle ahead of him as the GOP has begun to pull out all of the stops in order to overcome Lamb’s surprising surge in popularity. The 18th District in Pennsylvania has been gerrymandered beyond sanity and Republicans are also pouring millions of dollars into advertisements and attack ads against Lamb’s unimpeachable record on the issues. Donald Trump won this district by nearly 20% during the 2016 election but Lamb and Democrats are feeling really good about their chances for change.

Read “End Citizens United begins GOP ditch drive for more.

Maricopa County Has been Rescued From a Wicked Sheriff

The former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, made national news for the number of crimes that he and his deputies committed under his reign. After supporting Donald Trump throughout his candidacy for President of the United States, he received a pardon, absolving him from his many injustices. The move was recently made official when U.S. District Judge, Sharon R. Bolton signed off – a move that many expected to occur.

Longtime foes of the former sheriff, Jim Larkin, and Michael Lacey, sounded off in the media in order to express their discontent with the President’s decision.

Michael Lacey would describe it as “the perfect marriage of two corrupt individuals” – a sentiment that many of the citizens of Maricopa County, particularly the Latino population, strongly echoed. This was just the latest event in the feud between Joe Arpaio and the former heads of New Times Inc, making it ten years since their unlawful arrest at the hands of the ex-sheriff.

Today, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are two of the most highly-regarded newspapermen of their generation, but in 1970, they were just two former students of Arizona State University directly experiencing the circumstances of Vietnam-era America.

At the time, protests against the Vietnam War were happening on campuses throughout America and having witnessed the conservative take that traditional news outlets were delivering regarding the Kent State Killings, Larkin and Lacey decided to act, creating the inaugural issue of the Phoenix New Times.

Joined by fellow members of the anti-war crowd, such as Karen Lofgren, Frank Fiore, Hal Smith, and Nick Stupey, the set out to deliver a raw and uncut news outlet that would be in sharp contrast with the uber-conservative positions taken by established media corporations.

In a short period of time, Phoenix New Times, due to the growing number of alternative newspapers, and with that, a growing audience began to gain traction, leading to the expansion of the physical weekly issue, as well as the overall readership. In the early 1980’s, the format of the Phoenix New Times changed considerably, now being presented in the fashion of a traditional tabloid. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

As they ushered in the 1980’s, Phoenix New Times began acquiring additional publications that were similar in content to Phoenix New Times, beginning with the Denver-based publication, Westword.

This acquisition would jumpstart the growth of the New Times Brand, and after purchasing 17 total publications, Larkin and Lacey were able to spread their message of alternative and effective journalism throughout the continental United States. Today, their prominent publications are available in every major market, receiving a number of awards and honors for their investigative journaling and magazine-like writing.

After a four-decade run, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey said goodbye to the company that they’d cultivated since its inception, choosing to sell their stakes to a few trusted executives in the company.

They currently operate the Frontera Fund, which focuses on protecting the constitutional rights of the Latino population that Joe Arpaio violated for so many years, and they recently reinitiated themselves into the world of journalism, creating FrontPage Confidential, which maintains all of the principles that made New Times such a resounding success.

Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

James Larkin, the docker who became a trade unionist

James Larkin had a job which he lost after two years because his skills did not meet those that the firm required of him. He looked for a job elsewhere and ran short of luck.

He then decided to seek after minor jobs that would not earn him much money, because it was better that he had something to do than to stay idle and jobless. He became a sailor. This later was followed by another minor job as a docker.

The docks of Liverpool was not the best place to be. This was not the ideal place to work in either, because of the meager income and the way workers were not treated well. However, when Larkin did not have a choice, he found his options at the docks. He climbed up in ranks soon and became a foreman of the very place that he worked before. His income increased a little.

James Larkin became one of the organizers of NUDL following an interesting turn of events. It so happened that the National Union of Dock Laborers were looking for a skilled organizer.

Larkin appeared to be one after he performed very well at a dock strike that he was involved in. Actually, his performance was so good that his fellow foremen made him a strike organizer. NUDL seized the opportunity when James Larkin was dismissed from being a foreman.

James worked at NUDL with a lot of loyalty and dedication. He did this not because he respected or looked up to the leaders, but simply because he believed so much in the union and what it stood for.

NUDL then stopped being his only aspirations because his move, while he was in Dublin on a union duty, was not accepted by NUDL, and so he was dismissed. James Larkin, however, would never be a loner, having made a name for himself while at NUDL. Read more: James Larkin | Ireland Calling and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

Many people wanted to join up with him and do something together. James Larkin decided that enough was enough with the Irish disunity and treatment. For both the skilled and unskilled laborers, he formed ITGWU which would bring them together.

Learn more about James Larkin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml

Whitney Wolfe Herd Helping Women Find Man of their Dreams Through Bumble

The dating world has been witnessing a lot of activity recently, especially with more and more people turning to dating apps to find a date and a partner. Many of the romantic relationships have started online, and dating apps continue to help people find their soul mates online. However, dating apps can be used by different people for different purposes. Some people are just looking for dates and a casual fling while others are looking for severe partners for life. And, while there are many dating apps out there that claim to help you do that, none of these dating apps are as unique and feature rich as Bumble.

Bumble is one of the newest dating apps in town, and it has some of the best features that aren’t available with any other dating apps out there. Whitney Wolfe Herd is the founder and CEO of Bumble and is the reason why Bumble has managed to become one of the top tier dating apps in the market today. It has over 25 million members today, and the count is increasing at a rapid pace, and may soon compete with other giants in the dating world. Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe’s Whirlwind Wedding Was a True Celebration of Southern Italy

As a co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd has considerable experience that she has put to good use when developing Bumble. Bumble’s CEO Takes Aim At LinkedIn. However, she understands the agony associated with using the dating apps as a woman, because in many cases, the women have to face insults and abuse as well from the male members. There are no filtration or moderation systems in place in many of the dating apps, but with Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd has tried to implement strict security parameters. It would help in ensuring that the users do not breach the terms of use and maintain a clean and ethical environment for the users. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating Ap

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Whitney Wolfe Herd grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and completed her graduation in business and marketing from the famous Southern Methodist University. With Bumble Bizz, Whitney Wolfe Herd Wants Networking to Be as Easy as Swiping Right
After doing a couple of menial jobs, Whitney Wolfe Herd joined the team that was developing Tinder, and thus, she became one of the co-founders. At Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd is continuously innovating and researching to help make the app better and brush off the features or irregularities. Whitney Wolfe Herd believes that the power given in Bumble to women to make the first move would help women find the man of their dreams without having to go through the endless stream of messages from other male members. The Founder Of Bumble On The Future Of Dating & Making It In Your 20s

Advertising Methods of Fabletics Compared to Other Brands

One of the best ways to look at the quality of a fashion brand is to look at the way it markets to people which includes advertising. A user will be able to figure out the mindset of a brand by looking at how it advertises. One thing that the customer is to find out is how the brand looks at customers. This can be seen in the commercials or advertising campaigns that are out. One example to look at when it comes to marketing is Fabletics compared to many of the other brands in the fashion industry.

 

One thing that many brands do when they are marketing and advertising is focus on the products and the brand itself. While it shows people wearing the item, the focus and angle of the advertising is that the products of the brand are good and worth buying. In other words, customers are being urged to buy the product. One thing that is worth noting is that the brand does not seem to show any thought towards what the customer would want. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this approach, it is becoming less effective as the market is going through its changes.

 

With Fabletics, a different approach is taken with marketing. The focus of Fabletics is on getting all of the information needed about the members. While they do advertise a little bit of their products, the message is clear. The brand wants customers to speak up and make it known the type of products they want. Don Ressler, Adam Goldenberg, and Kate Hudson design the products, provide them, look at the data based on what the customers put in their profile, and then they decide whether or not to provide more of the products. Part of what they do to achieve this is offer the Lifestyle Quiz.

 

The fashion industry is moving closer to a new era where there is a wider diversity of styles than every before. Fabletics wants to be a part of the movement to where there are as many different types of styles as there are people. This accepting and inclusive approach is definitely inspiring and encouraging for people that are looking for something different from the industry.

Bob Reina’s Approach to Changing Lives for the Better With Technology

One thing that can be said about Bob Reina among others is that he is a philanthropist. He has a desire to help plenty of people and change the world for the better. However, he thinks things through when he tries to help people. One of the things that he tries to help with is getting people to better places in their lives. The most important thing that he wants people to achieve is the ability to build their own lives. This is one of the reasons that he has looked to different directions in order to change lives for the better.

 

Bob Reina has looked out not only for the people who are poor and helpless, but also people who are taking risks to make their own lives better. Among the people he has looked to are aspiring entrepreneurs. One of the reasons that he has chosen the entrepreneur is that they are the ones that can bring forth jobs to people. When they succeed, then there is the chance that they can grow. Afterwards, they would be able to hire more people. This is perhaps one of Bob Reina’s goals. To help people by building companies and creating jobs.

 

One of his biggest achievements is Talk Fusion. This is his video marketing app which makes it easier for people to send video through email. This is something that experts have deemed impossible at some point and time. Therefore, Bob has decided to take the time needed to develop the product so that it can be delivered to entrepreneurs for use. The best thing about video marketing is that it can be a lot more effective than just using text marketing. Even text marketing with images is limited in how effective it can be at attracting customers.

 

Talk Fusion is even effective as a device for communication. One thing that has taken place is that the internet and computer devices have become the primary means of communication among many people. Therefore, it can help people to be able to not only hear but also see the people they are talking to. Learn more:  http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/07/14/talk-fusions-bob-reina-releases-article-about-top-marketing-trends-of-2017/

 

The Efforts of Gregory Aziz in Restoring National Steel Car

Gregory Aziz dedication has placed the National Steel Car at the apex point in the market regarding the service delivery and production of the quality products. There are many strategies that he has set in place to move the firm at the peak position. Currently, through the efforts that he puts in the post of the CEO, he has managed to make the company dominate the entire region of North America. The operation of the business falls within the regulations as per the law.

The idea was set by the accomplishment that Gregory has set. For instance, he has made the company stand out as the first railroad material registered under the ISO. ISO have recognized the growth of the company awarding it the ISO 9001:2008 certification and received TTX SECO award for quality, for over a decade. The workers that are offering the services in the business are all competent, and they are passes through series of interviews before debuting their operations.

Furthermore, the firm has ingrained an excellent team of experts concerned in driving the operational unit of the company. The primary factor that has led to the relevance of the company for the last 15 years in the market is the adoption of the modern means of pushing for their products in the market. The objectives of the organization have been set flexibly by the team of directors to allow for the new innovative ideas.

Aziz has implanted the concept of letting the suppliers of the National Steel Car access their clients through the various small offices set in other parts of the world. The idea was to create proximity and source out the response of their services in the field. The feedback out of their services has been beneficial to the firm in the sense that it makes the unit of production directs the outputs of the National Steel Car in a manner that fir the requirements of the consumers.  The other significant role that Aziz plays is the inspection of the juniors and delegating the services to them.

 

Gregory James Aziz has excellent experience in the sphere of business. He pushed the goals of the family food business while services in the company to the international stage. Gregory James Aziz is a qualified person in the field of Economics. Aziz graduated from the University of Western Ontario. The environment that he was raised from made him perfect the skills of management in the business world. He assisted the family business while he was managing it attained the dreams of serving the international clients. Furthermore, the company registered an excellent return in the market during his tenure. View Additional Info Here.

 

Gregory James Aziz has placed himself among the great leaders through the efforts that he has demonstrated while serving at the position of the CEO in the National Steel Car.  See Also: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/gregaziz

Creative Event Planning With Twenty Three Layers

Planning a party never fails to turn out as a complete failure without organization. When planning a successful party, the first thing to consider is the location of the party. Some people prefer to have house parties while others like to avoid the mess and possible damage. Hotels, restaurants, and other local venues are open to hosting parties.

Once you have selected your location, you have to start formally inviting people to the party. Be sure to explain the time and attire. Don’t send out invitations too close to the date. If you send the invitations out too late, no one will be able to attend your event. You can also require a toy or nonperishable item for entrance.

Decorations, music, and food can add a positive note and happy atmosphere to your party. Regular holiday decorations can serve as party decorations. A simple appetizer selection of cheese, fruit, and veggie platters offer a variety of things for your guests to enjoy. The music that is played at your party sets the tone for all of your guest. You have to make sure that whatever you decided to play caters to the variety of people that you have invited to your party. One of the best event planning companies in NYC is Twenty Three Layers.

Twenty Three Layer corporate event planners NYC is an event planning company. Jessica Boskoff founded Twenty Three Layers. Boskoff has more than ten years of planning experience. She created this company to help people who are good at planning successful events.Their creativity gives customers the most significant event results. They don’t just plan basic events they go above and beyond to satisfy their customers. They plan corporate events as well as personal events.

Twenty Three Layers has excellent relationships with the most popular venues in NYC. They make sure that your event has a beautiful venue, stellar catering service, entertainment and many other services that guarantee a successful event. Twenty Three Layers is a well-rounded company offering mind-blowing event planning. None of the other event planning companies NYC can compare to Twenty Three Layers.

 

Larkin and Lacey: The Good Left in Humanity

A recent article featured on phoenixnewtimes.com, entitled “The Enduring Sins of Joe Arpaio: Newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Speak Out in Response to Donald Trump’s Pardon of America’s Worst Sheriff” is discussing the life and crimes of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his standoff with Phoenix New Times creators Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

Recently, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton publicly and formally validated the pardon issued for Arpaio by President Donald Trump.

While many were shocked at Trump’s decision to pardon Arpaio, Lacey explains that he could see it coming. While Lacey doesn’t want to give “America’s Worst Sheriff” credit for anything, he is a political animal and he knows how to protect himself.

Lacey thinks that Arpaio foresaw his slow fall from grace and threw his support behind Trump for president to create a powerful ally. When Trump issued a pardon for the former sheriff, it seemed that move paid off.

Joe Arpaio had been facing contempt of court charges for not adhering to the terms of an earlier mandate issued after Melendres V. Arpaio. In that case, Arpaio had been accused of using blatant racism and stereotyping to harass citizens that he believed looked like illegal immigrants. This caused quite a stir in the Maricopa County Police Department.

The ruling judge in the Melendres case ordered that Arpaio change his policies and report to a court monitor for a certain length of time, something Arpaio failed to do. The contempt charges came soon after it became apparent that Arpaio was not abiding by the terms of the agreement.

Larkin and Lacey, themselves, have dealt with quite a bit from the former sheriff. While in office, he gave the Phoenix New Times plenty of information to work with. His tent cities put him on the map as a cruel and unusual sheriff. While Arpaio enjoyed a comfortable life, the people in his tent city prisons were exposed to the elements and forced to eat the very minimum that Arpaio could provide.

Arpaio called it a solution to poison overcrowding, but many others would call it, at the very least, an act of inhumanity. In addition to this behavior, Arpaio reallocated prison funds for personal reasons and left important crimes uninvestigated. His entire tenure was fodder for Larkin and Lacey.

After an incident where Larkin and Lacey were arrested by Arpaio’s department for publishing details of a summons they had received from his office, the journalist sued the department. Read more:  Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Facebook

They won and received a 3.75-million-dollar settlement from the county. Instead of using this money for anything personally, the men instead decided that the money would do better to serve the immigrant population located in Arizona.

This group of people had long-suffered the wrath of Joe Arpaio and Larkin and Lacey wanted to do something to support them. Together, they founded the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund, geared toward helping to build programs and resources for migrants. In the face of a pardon for Arpaio, Lacey and Larkin are showing that there is still good left in the world.