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Wes Edens Progressive Career at the Fortress Investment Group

Wes Edens is 56 years old owner of Milwaukee Bucks basketball team and co-founder of the Fortress Investment Group, a midtown based private equity bank. He is currently serving as the co-chief executive officer at the Fortress. He attended Capital High School and Oregon State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Finance. In 2008, he was ranked number 962 on the Forbes billionaire list.Before Wes Edens joined Fortress, he had previously served as the head of asset investors at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. He is also a former managing director and partner of Lehman Brothers. Wes Edens worked at the Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC between June 2002 and February 2017 as the chief executive officer. He has also rendered his services at many other firms in the chief executive officer and president positions including Global Signal Inc., Capstead Mortgage Corp, Impac Commercial Holdings and at the Global Principal Finance Group.

In the year 1998, Wes Edens co-founded the Fortress, and he serves as the co-chairperson to the board of the company that includes seven members. At the Fortress, his responsibilities include heading the publicly traded and private equity alternative investment businesses. He recently announced, as the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, that the Fortress Investment Group would launch FlyQuest, a new eSport franchise. According to numerous reviews, online employees are satisfied with working at the company and interns learn a lot.Wes Edens was mentioned in the New York Times Article for the second time in five months addressing the private-equity industry. His total “take-home pay” per year adding up to $54.4 million and he appeared on the list as one of the highest earning of the private equity executives. The amount included $41 million in dividends he received as a shareholder at the Fortress Investment Group and $13.4 million of his annual total compensation at the firm.

Wes Edens Giving Back to the Community

He has made political contributions by supporting Max Baucus, the Montana Senator and by donating more than $265,000 to various candidates and political parties. He has also given more than $2.7 million to numerous non-profit organizations and educational institutions. He serves at the Chinook Charitable Trust as a trustee. Other organizations that have benefited from his generosity include the following foundation’s Environmental Advocates of New York, University of Florida, North Salem Open Land, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Student Sponsor Partners and Autism Speaks. Learn More.

Larkin and Lacey and Their Dislike For Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Throughout history, there have been odd and controversial presidential pardons. The most recent one of these is when President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, who is known as “America’s toughest sheriff.”

He has done a lot of things that some support and some hate, that includes wrongfully locking up the owners of The Village Voice, Jim Larkin, and Michael Lacey.

A little over ten years ago, Maricopa County Selective Enforcement Unit agents arrested Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey at their homes. They were told to do so by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and they charged Lacey and Larkin with disclosing details of a grand jury investigation.

The grand jury investigation that they wrote about in their newspaper was unknown to them investigating them.

Since Arpaio became sheriff in 1992, people have had to tell him what he can and cannot do legally quite often. It appears that he is against inmates and women (especially if they are legal immigrants). Many publications wrote about his prejudices.

Due to these prejudices, he had to appear before judges many of times so they can tell him what he can and cannot do legally.

About ten years ago, Mr. Arpaio was sued because of the conditions of his tent city for inmates. The case stated that he violated the rights of Latinos and other immigrants and that is what Mr. Arpaio was charged with.

Even though he was charged with that offense, it did not change his attitude or the way he and his officers treated immigrants. His abuse of power was starting to get the attention of the media.

Part of the media that brought attention to Mr. Arpaio’s offenses were Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. They wrote about him often and butted heads with the sheriff’s department a lot.

They were arrested after they were targeted by a special prosecution team that created the grand jury that Lacey and Larkin wrote about in the Phoenix Sun-Times.

When Lacey and Larkin started writing about Arpaio, no other publications were doing it. Writing about arrests done by Arpaio was not big news. However, when other newspapers started releasing articles and information that was obtained from what Larkin and Lacey wrote, the scandal became so magnified that it got attention from all over the world.

Larkin and Lacey got out of prison after being locked up for twenty-four days and they filed a lawsuit against Arpaio.The lawsuit brought to light more of his corruption and malpractices. The suit was settled for $3.7 million.

The lawsuit was bad for Arpaio as he did not get reelected as sheriff and he was charged with contempt in a previous case. He was found in a good light by the Trump administration due to the fact that he used to be a politician.

Arpaio endorsed Trump as president and Trump mentioned in campaign speeches that he would pardon him. People do not know for sure why Trump would do that. It is believed that he did it to attract more voters as a lot of people love Arpaio.

The aftermath of this was Latinos were being undermined and people continued to love and support Arpaio.

People continued to fight against Arpaio and he was charged criminal contempt in 2017. This small sentence was commuted by Donald Trump that pardoned Arpaio. It is unsure what will happen will happen to Arpaio’s crusade now. Even though he was pardoned, people are hoping that his campaign will be stopped forever. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin |

To give you some background on Larkin and Lacey, they were college students. Lacey quit attending university in the 1970’s to run the Phoenix Sun full-time. Lacey got his start working at a small college newspaper. Larkin, another person that decided to leave school worked with him not long after the newspaper opened for business.

Lacey was the editor-in-chief and Larkin was in got businesses to put advertisements in their paper. Their small newspaper quickly became a success that covered many topics from art and food to political matters.

In the early 1980’s, they started to expand. In 1983, they purchased a news-and-arts newspaper in Denver called Westword. That started a chain reaction which led to them buying sixteen newspapers like these around the country.

Their new conglomerate known as Village Voice Media gained a lot of respect all throughout the U.S. They had been threatened for their writings, but nothing happened until they challenged Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

These challenges led to the aforementioned arrest of Larkin and Lacey and the resulting lawsuit that is previously mentioned in this article as well. Arpaio tried to get the information about their articles. Instead, he settled with them and paid them the aforementioned $3.75 million after Lacey and Larkin sued him and Maricopa County.

Lacey and Larkin used the $3.75 million to open up the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. Their goal was to use the money from the settlement to assist immigrant organizations in many locations in Arizona.

Because the people who opened the organization truly believed in the first amendment, Village Voice Media Holdings, the name that they got to be known by, became well-known for in-depth investigating, articles like the ones in magazines, and sophisticated coverage of the arts, food, and local events.

When 2012 was coming to a close, Larkin and Lacey sold their company to long-term executives of their company. By this time, the chain had nine million print readers on a monthly basis and another fifty-six million online readers and also had obtained many journalistic awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.

Larkin and Lacey are a good example of people that something bad happened to them and they turned it into good by helping a lot of people that were looked down upon by others.

CEO Barbara Stokes Continues to Expand Green Structures Homes

Green Structures Homes is a national leader in the on-site building of residential homes and commercial structures. The company specializes in the delivery and building of a variety of structures, including manufactured homes and multi-story structures. For decades now, Green Structure Homes has prided itself on using only the very best materials, providing the highest level of workmanship and focusing on quality above all else. These focuses have garnered Green Structure Homes a reputation in a competitive industry as the best and brightest, as well as the easiest to work with. In addition to these offerings, Green Structure Homes also stands above due to the fact that the company handles all of the logistics, allowing the clients and vendors that they work with to just sit back, relax and know that the structures they requested will be built in a timely and efficient manner. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

GSH has a state-of-the-art headquartered in Alabama that prides itself on utilizing the latest and greatest technology. With the power of tools like AutoCAD and more, the cost and time of building structures is greatly decreased. All of the work that the GSH team does is completely on-site and can be tailored for both residential housing as well as commercial structures. The leadership team at Green Structure Homes has extensive background in in planning, building, installation and working with inspection teams when it comes to building on-site residential structures.

One of the reasons that Green Structure Homes has been so successful is due to the knowledge and experience of its leadership team. For example, the combined leadership team has over 100 years of experience in the niche sector of on-site building of residential and commercial structures. Read this article at


Green Structure Homes is headed up by its Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Stokes. Barbara has been with the company for over a decade and she brought with her extensive experience and knowledge that came from past work in the disaster relief sector. Barbara Stokes spent years working with the burdens and hurdles of constructing temporary shelter and commercial structures built on the site of some of the country’s largest disaster catastrophes. Some of the time, as the structures were being built, the disasters were still occurring in some phase, or in early recovery phases. This wealth of knowledge she brought to GSH from her time working with disaster relief has given the company an edge that no others in the industry has.

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Alex and the Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers band continues to make magic with their music. They have continuous success in the musical Industry. The band’s music has taken a turn for the darker side. Their fan base has stayed loyal despite the different style change. Alex and Drew’s newest single, Sick Boy, shows the beginning of a musical era for them. They have become super stars in the performing Industry. The Chainsmokers work as a team musically. They have passion, talent, creativity, skills, and individuality. Alex and Drew continue to grow as musicians. All of these traits have made Alex’s band popular over the years.

The Chainsmokers band has performed all over the United States. They recently did performances in New York City at the Conrad Hotel. Famous musicians have gathered to perform at this popular tourist attraction. It is a special event sponsored by Hilton. This large event helped the Chainsmokers spread their music. Alex and Drew talk about putting new creative music out. They like to keep fans expecting the next musical masterpiece. The Chainsmokers work with an amazing label Company. This label lets them have writing and creative freedom. The band wanted a new style of music for the year 2018. The new music they are creating reflects what is going on in their personal lives and the world around them.

The Chainsmokers is a famous musical band. They have been around since the year 2015. The band was founded when Alex and Drew decided to collaborate music together. Both band mates had been DJ’s at dance clubs prior to meeting each other. Their passion for a fast paced musical style brought them together. The Chainsmokers keep in touch with their fans in several ways. They have active social media accounts and make public appearances. Alex and Drew take part in positive Interviews to help promote their music. The Chainsmokers band are known for being songwriters, musicians, and performers.

Equities First Holdings- GC Report

Equities First Holdings is a company supporting the investors by providing a fast and affordable loan. The company nurtures the young business minds into significant ventures. People learn how to utilize the available resources to make use of the business opportunities as they arise. The company started in the year 2002 in Indianapolis by Al Christy Jr, the President.

Equities First Holdings is a response to the changing market finance. Investors were undergoing through a tough time of having debts. The company offers cash to help solve short-term financial instabilities. The firm involves people with a vision of expanding their net worth. The money given out can help start up some new ventures and grow the existing ones into large businesses.

Equities First Holdings cross borders into various nations like the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Sydney, and China. The credit given out is dependent on the performance of shares and stocks in the market.

An End of the Just and Fair World as We Know It

In October 2017, Susan Bolton a U.S. District Judge validated the presidential pardon that President Trump gave to Joe Arpaio. Arpaio who is the former sheriff of Maricopa County was convicted for having ignored orders from a federal judge on a racial profiling lawsuit. The presidential pardon was offered several weeks before his sentence.

This ruling has closed the chapter on the outrageous 2007 arrests of Jim Larkin and Michal Lacey, former co-owners of the Phoenix New Times.

While Larkin and Lacey were working at New Times, they managed to cover and expose scandals of the 24-year long Arpaio reign. Lacey perceives Donald Trump’s actions on this matter as those of a moron. Arpaio was known for his torture and racist actions over minority groups.

Regardless of President Trump’s involvement in the matter, many believed that Arpaio would not be jailed for the heinous actions brought against him.

The American justice system thanks to its loopholes would reach a conclusion of charging Arpaio with contempt of court since he ignored the judge’s instructions then, instead of having him held accountable for the loss of lives and torture inflicted to people under his watch. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

Larkin and Lacey had revealed operations the former Drug Enforcement Administration officer, Arpaio, was involved in. He had branded himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff”. This was thanks to his inhuman treatment of inmates.

Arpaio would feed them rotten fruit, uncooked food, and have them dress in pink underwear and striped jumpsuits. He would even deputize volunteer citizens to take part in his unlawful bidding. Arpaio would have female chain gangs dispatched to clean up county roads.

The New Times got to uncover the infamous Tent City where Arpaio opted to address the overcrowding of jails by having inmates in tents. At these tents, prisoners would have to endure mistreatment by being beaten savagely whenever they disobeyed and expectant women would be chained to their beds while giving birth.

Wrongful deaths were a common thing as inmates would die due to being denied access to medication, others would die after riots in prison and due to suffocation that was brought about by being strapped to restraint chairs. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

Arpaio used his authority to wrongfully arrest and persecute political critics and rivals of the state of the attorney general’s Board of Supervisors. He also launched an investigation to prove that President Obama had a fake birth certificate. He was also notorious for paying informants to investigate officials in the courts.

In 2007, he unconstitutionally ordered his deputies to round up all Latinos so as to find out if they were in the country legally. If not they were to be deported to their country.

Michael Lacey moved to the state of Arizona in the late 1960s for his studies. He joined the Arizona State University and later dropped out in 1970 after he and a pair of students published an article on campus antiwar protests.

Jim Larkin, on the other hand, dropped out of the Arizona State University in 1972 over the same media coverage as Lacey on student antiwar protests. With both Lacey and Larkin at the helm of the Phoenix New Times after dropping out of school, the free paper grew popularity and prominence at the then national list of alternative newspapers.

Excellence in Beauty with Dr. Rod Rohrich

Dr. Rod Rohrich is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Dallas, Texas. He is also a Professor for the Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rohrich has repeatedly been recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in America. His services include rhinoplasty, facelifts, breast surgeries, body contouring surgeries, and skin and laser surgeries.Deciding to get plastic surgery done is a very personal decision that should be carefully thought out. Candidates should be physically and mentally ready with reasonable expectations.

You may want to restore your breasts due to changes that occur after weight loss, child birth or as a result of aging. Whatever your reasoning, Dr. Rohrich will assess and provide his best recommendation based on his experience to complement your body shape.Like breast augmentation, there are several reasons for wanting to do liposuction and Dr. Rohrich will determine if you are a good candidate. With any surgery, you will learn about the surgery itself and the advantages and disadvantages. This is so that you are well-informed of the surgery and what is happening to your body shape. Any concerns or questions will be answered during this consultation.

There are many different techniques in rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping. There are two types of rhinoplasty that Dr. Rohrich performs: open rhinoplasty and endonasal or closed rhinoplasty. Dr. Rohrich prefers to perform open rhinoplasty because it provides a direct view and access to the underlying structure of the nose. Dr. Rohrich believes this approach gives the best results for changes in the nose, providing the most natural look and harmony with facial features.During your consultation, you will be quoted a price that includes Dr. Rohrich’s fee, hospital fees, and anesthesia fees. You will also be giving aftercare instructions. Dr. Rohrich’s website is an excellent resource to start to get more detailed information about his services and expectations.Learn More.

Jose Auriemo Neto and The Fantastic Growth of Brazil’s Economy Through His Ventures

There are not that many business leaders today that can demonstrate the great strengths, understanding and, most importantly, the importance of luck as important elements contributing to a company’s success. Fortunately, we have people like Jose Auriemo Neto that can demonstrate this for us.

The Growth of JHSF

The greatest contributor to the success of Jose Neto is the fact that he’s able to grow JHSF’s profit margins while he’s running its operations. Not only is this an impressive task that he was able to do, but it is also one of the most promising, and worthy of emulation among the business leaders across the globe.JHSF would not have been where it is right now without the significant contribution of Jose Auriemo Neto. With his brother, Jose was able to grow what started to be a construction company into something that proves relevant to the modern consumer market. With the company’s hotels, public projects and real estate initiatives, Jose was able to stamp JHSF into one of the fast-growing, impressively structured and highly profitable real estate developers today. It’s so attractive among investors that what it is doing right now can be seen as a fuel for Brazil’s economy. Without such active, enterprising ventures of Mr. Neto, it would be hard to imagine such unimaginable growth and progress in Brazil. Truly, Brazil’s economy has a lot to be thankful for to the good work of Mr. Neto.

The Leading Developer

JHSF is also the leading real estate developer today, and among the corporations operating in Brazil, JHSF has been one of the few who are able to successfully expand its operations all across Sao Paulo, even building expansion projects such as the Bela Vista Complex and Catarina Fashion Outlet. Right now, these companies help build the foundation of Brazil’s economic climate and sustain it to withstand the market changes today.

In Pursuit of Greatness

Greatness can come in a variety of forms no matter the person and no matter the subject. Every field of work has great individuals that excel at what they do, and the banking industry is no different. This is one of the most competitive industries in society, and it is very demanding. Have you ever heard of NexBank Capital? Well, if you haven’t heard, then you’re not alone. NexBank Capital is the quintessential regional bank of the present and of the future. It is less crowded than the larger national banks, and it gives its customers a better personal experience.

Being able to serve its clients and customers through three avenues has helped to boost its appeal. Unlike in years of the past, this bank now offers a plethora of products and services for individuals and for businesses. No matter the size of the project, NexBank can certainly handle what’s being thrown in its direction. Its $8.4 billion in assets doesn’t seem to hurt either. NexBank has been involved with numerous high-profile projects in recent years. The Assist Officer Foundation has also benefited from this financial institution as it offered financial assistance to the families of the fallen police officers that were involved in the Dallas shootings. “The funds may not eliminate the harm, but the funds can lessen the pain,” said President John Holt. Both citizens and companies of the area provided support to the Dallas Police Association.

It is moments like this, which makes this particular bank standout. It seems to practice what it preaches on a consistent basis by supporting its community. NexBank Capital has been involved in many more circumstances like this over the course of a few years. In conclusion, NexBank Capital is doing its part to better mankind in a myriad of ways and that’s a fact.

MB2 Dental and Dr. Chris Villanueva Innovate the Dental Industry

Dr. Chris Villanueva is the founder of MB2 Dental which helps gives practitioners the support they need. It’s quickly spread to over seventy locations across the country. In an interview with Dr. Villanueva went over his day about how he stays productive. He is a self proclaimed night owl and thinks the best in the middle of the night when his mind clears. He credits surrounding himself with really smart people to get the ideas going and bring them to fruition. A habit he says helps him keep up productivity is not taking himself too seriously. Sometimes he just has to laugh at himself and keep a fun environment at work. If he had it to do again he says he would build up an infrastructure sooner than he did. He says it’s important for entrepreneurs to take the time to reflect on themselves.

This means a good work and life balance, something that can be easily forgotten when you get really business. He says that in the beginning his success was driven by the fact he knew the business had to be built on people. The doctors were the important part then could come the other things like real estate and software. MB2 Dental is allowing doctors to work together to accomplish more than they would on their own. According to an article from an interview on the future of dentistry lies within MB2 and their innovative practices. In the interview Dr. Villanueva says, “his initial plan was to get a bunch of doctors together and demand the same benefits cooperate groups had.” He says autonomy for the doctors in the network is an important part of what makes the company work so well.

Things like instant online forums allow doctors to share what works for them day to day. The offices that want to use the company still have final say in their brand, and just use MB2 to give them advice that they can choose to follow. He says the company allows doctors to focus on the care the patients get and not worry so much about the operating problems. It is able to help promote standards of operations for practices to help them grow and keep their customers and themselves happy. In the end the company is in place to keep the practitioners happy, but it ends up greatly benefiting the patients the doctors are taking care of.