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Tony Petrello And His Wife Welcome Tommy Tune To Houston

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     Tony Petrello is a chief executive officer and philanthropist who lives in Houston, Texas. He is the top executive at Nabors Industries which operates in the oil and gas sector. He has been very generous with his money over the years by supporting various causes. He also established the Nabors Charitable Foundation which is used by Nabor Industries employees and their children to pay for their education.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tony Petrello established the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. His employees raised almost $175,000 for this fund and he matched them dollar for dollar. He also let employees use paid time off so that the could spread out across the Gulf Coast and help out recovery efforts. Additionally, he let local families come onto the Nabors Industries property where they have an in-house kitchen. The kitchen can make mass quantities of food as his company employs 1,200 people. The local families were served three hot meals a day up through the time that they were able to move back into their homes.

Around 12 years ago, Tony and Cynthia had a baby born at just 24 weeks who they named Carena. Because of this early birth she developed cerebral palsy. While researching this they discovered that very little research had been done into this condition. Wanting to help their daughter develop, and others like her, they donated $5 million to Texas Children’s hospital with a pledge to donate another $2 million. The money was used to establish this hospital’s Neurological Research Institute. This institute is dedicated to helping children with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy. He and his wife often speak at events about cerebral palsy. Their ultimate goal is to do their best to see that no other parents have to go through what they have had to do.

Tony Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, recently hosted the return to Houston for Broadway legend Tommy Tune. He was there to perform at Tommy Tune Tonight which had more than 5,000 fans of his in attendance. Before this event, Tony Petrello and his wife put together a welcoming party for Tommy Tune at their Shadyside estate. This event was attended by 50 of their friends and associates as well as the Miller Outdoor. During this welcoming party the Petrello’s featured many local dishes and Tommy Tune said he was happy to be back in his home city.


End Citizens United Embraces Conor Lamb for Congress

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     Conor Lamb is one of the young faces surging up the ladder of the Democratic party. Lamb is a 33-year-old progressive who is running against Rick Saccone for the Pennsylvania Special Election that will be held on March 13th. Lamb is definitely an underdog but a recent breaking endorsement from End Citizens United will likely have him surging up the polls in terms of probably victory. Lamb will be running for the 18th Congressional District in Pennsylvania which is one of the reddest districts in the state. However, there is a Blue Wave sweeping through the United States right now which gives Lamb a bigger chance than ever before — just ask Roy Moore in Alabama how it feels to lose a red seat to a blue challenger.

The endorsement of End Citizens United means a great deal to not only Conor Lamb but the rest of the progressive movement. End Citizens United has made a name for themselves over the past two years as one of the foremost progressive political action committees. Since Trump’s election campaign, End Citizens United has been pivotal in generating grassroots momentum for progressive politicians all around the country. End Citizens United was created essentially to launch campaign finance reform to the top levels of the United States government, and they’ve made substantial progress in their short lifespan.

End Citizens United was created specifically to undo the 2010 Supreme Court decision regarding Citizens United, a conservative and right-wing propaganda group. Citizens United helped to open the door to millionaire and billionaire lobbyists and their 2010 argument, which passed the SCOTUS on a controversial decision, can link straight to the election of Donald Trump. Now, End Citizens United is endorsing Lamb because they see the potential for change in a fundamentally red state. Lamb’s partnership with End Citizens United should also serve to help and get out the vote in a big way.

End Citizens United and Conor Lamb won’t be unopposed in their run, however, as twitter-activist-turned-President Donald Trump has already endorsed Rick Saccone for Congress. Despite Trump’s hefty endorsement, it may not be enough. Trump most recently endorsed Luther Strange and Roy Moore in Alabama and both candidates fell out favor relatively quickly. Now, if Lamb and End Citizens United can overcome the right-wing fundraising machine they might have a chance to really craft some momentum for what will surely be an important 2018.

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The American Institute of Architects Takes on a New Lead

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     Robert Ivy is set to lead 206 employees within a budget of $56 million after joining the Washington, DC office, which is also the headquarters of American Institute of Architects (AIA). Most of the AIA members are anticipating to see Robert build on the institute’s standards regarding design value as well as the perception that should be given to the public. Among other things, he is expected to work closely with more than 280 chapters located at different parts of the U.S. and internationally.

In addition, Robert would be focused on identifying new opportunities to raise support for the members and the AIA as an organization. As for his role as the advocate of the institute, Robert has been doing this before, and so, it is expected that he would tackle different issues affecting the profession, whether they are social-, political- or environmental-based.

Speaking after the appointment of Robert Ivy, George Miller who also acted in the capacity of AIA’s president in 2010 expressed his sentiments and said that he knew Robert to be hardworking. George also noted that he was looking forward to combining his industry experience and transformational leadership style with that of the new executive vice president, Robert Ivy. George also mentioned that Robert has been on the forefront of many companies and his loyalty to the AIA has never been shaken. As such, George was of the opinion that Robert would be exhibiting the same diligence and steadiness during his tenure at AIA.

In 2011, Clark Manus was the president of AIA. He also commented regarding the appointment of Robert ivy and said that despite the architectural industry going through a tough economic time that has led to economic rebounds and stress, he sees the future as bright with the appointment of Robert. He also praised Robert for his leadership skills and mentioned him as one of the best global leaders in the architectural enterprise. Clark was excited to help Robert especially when Robert would be required to focus his efforts and AIA resources to initiate growth and identify potential growth opportunities in emerging markets.

After being named the new CEO and executive vice president of AIA, Robert was thrilled to state that he was glad the institute had found him fit to fill that position. In his remarks, he mentioned that ensuring the highest standards of architecture and design would be one of his priorities when he takes up the office. His idea of a working AIA would be one that sends a message to all architectural communities and clients that excellent architectural designs do matter.

To advance his agenda in the institute, Robert hoped to join hands with other components in the organization, including the staff and the board. Robert Ivy has shown excellent prowess and commitment towards making the AIA succeed in its agenda, both to its profession and professionals.

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Ted Bauman: Taxes and its Role in Debt Relief

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     The article, Debt: The Invisible Threat to Your Wealth, is a valuable resource written by Editorial Director and author Ted Bauman for Banyan Hill Publishing. This article, published at, addresses the mounting debt problem that seems to plague a lot of American households today. The first thing that Bauman wants to talk about in the article is taxes. Generally, when an individual is asked about tax relief they believe it will be helpful to their overall financial well-being. In fact, many people will even back candidates for office that align with their own personal tax goals. While others may not think of taxes as a barrier to growing their wealth, Bauman explains that 15 to 20 percent of income goes out of the door to taxes. It is a problem to be aware of, for sure, but debt is a more pressing issue when it comes to the American wallet.

With inflation on the rise, Bauman points his finger at creditors who continue to lend at exorbitant rates. He advises his readers that they should take a long, hard look at these companies and the role that they play in decimating their personal wealth. What Bauman thinks needs to happen is that individuals should discontinue their use of these services altogether. Not only does it contribute to unnecessary spending, but people are relying on an outside creditor whose rates can increase at any moment. They also have a monthly interest that does not contribute to their overall debt at all and they can become trapped in a vicious cycle. Instead of overextending themselves to have something they believe to be of a higher quality, he recommends that they live within their means and wean themselves off creditors. This might be a difficult thing to hear in most cases, but Bauman is interested in preserving his reader’s financial futures and this is the way to do it.

Bauman has gained a lot of experience that qualifies him to directly speak about financial planning. He obtained a graduate degree in Economics while overseas and has used it to aid his work on a plethora of groundbreaking projects all over the world. His recent endeavor with Bayan Hill Publishing has only bolstered his knowledge in the field. He has a deep library of articles that can help people find information on anything from international financing to smart investment choices.


Understanding the American Institute of Architects

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     Abbreviated as AIA, The American Institute of Architects is an organization made up of professional architects. The organization is based in the United States and its main offices are located in Washington, DC. The organization offers community redevelopment, government advocacy, public outreach, education and mentorship in their effort to offer support to the architecture profession while improving its public image. The organization collaborates with members of the construction and design team to assist in coordinating the building sector. Currently, the head of AIA is Robert Ivy who serves in the position of Chief Executive Officer and EVP. The president of the organization is Thomas V Vonier.

The professional focus of Robert Ivy is in the industries of design, construction and building. The responsibility of Ivy in AIA is to make sure that architects are encouraged to always thinking outside of their field. An accomplished architecture, Robert Ivy serves as a role model and a mentor to other upcoming architects who have less experience in the industry. Just recently, The American Institute of Architects made an announcement about its ten-year commitment in developing programs and solutions which are focused on sustainability, public health, as well as resiliency to natural disaster, specifically in urban areas.

The American Institute of Architecture was started in the year 1857 in New York City by a team of thirteen architects. They sought to promote the scientific perfection of all their fellow architects. Before the membership-based organization was founded, it was easy for anyone to claim to be an accomplished architecture. This is because there were no architecture schools or architectural licensing laws based in the United States. Since AIA was established, it is possible to identify genuine architects since they have to get accreditation from the organization. Apart from promoting the welfare of its members, the AIA is also involved in charitable organizations.

Initially, The American Institute of Architects was known by the name of The New York Society of Architects. The organization was later changed to its recent name in March 1857. A short time after its formation, new architects who are from other cities were asked to join during the 1860s. Currently, the organization has over 90,000 licensed architects as well as associated professionals who serve as members of the organization. The American Institute of Architects has five membership levels which include Architect members, Associate members, International Associate members, Emeritus members and Allied members.

Matt Badiali, Exploring Investments in Natural Resources

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     Tracking down valuing adding investment opportunities is a daunting task that requires extensive and intensive research. A more than good understanding of international capital flows, investment environments around the globe and the actual availability of opportunities. While the task appears difficult to many people, it remains a passion to some others like Matt Badiali. There definitely is a thrill of some sort in taking risks while investing and reaping huge profits at the horizon period otherwise opportunity hunters like Matt Badiali wouldn’t be giving it there best shots.

With interest in the commodities industry, Matt Badiali has a huge grasp of the mining sector opportunities around the planet and naturally ranks as one of the topmost experts in the natural resources field of investment. He specializes in Mining, Energy and Agricultural industries. The diverse nature of his interests has taken him around the world in search of information and in bid to eliminate the asymmetry that comes with lack of it. To offer credible opinion on investment issues in the mining sector, you must as well have lots of actual ground information and as a result Matt Badiali has had to be in places like the Mexican desert, Iraq, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Yukon, Hong Kong and many other areas that matter.

It’s no surprise therefore that Banyan Hill had to tap into the expertise of Matt Badiali in the field. He becomes one of their few experts dedicated to offer reliable investment advice to their large client base. Before joining the Banyan Hill, Matt Badiali was associated with Stansberry Research where he served as the editor of the monthly Stansberry Research Resource Report for eleven years. Through his analytic capability, Matt has led his readers through profitable investment opportunities over time, his analysis of trends and market expectations almost always identifies the main issues in the industry.

A graduate of geology from Penn State University and a Masters of geology degree holder from Florida Atlantic University, Matt has taught geology at Duke University of North Carolina. And has had the opportunity to present credible findings on resources to major conferences on geological matters. As a dedicated investment writer, Matt Badiali is committed to take his clients through possibilities of viable and profitable investments opportunities in the resource sector more especially in the mining, energy and agricultural sectors. He leverages his experience, thorough research and actual information to derive informed opinions that reflect on the profitability of the industries.

The Great Martin Badiali

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     Martin Badiali is significant epithet whenever the field of mineralogy and petrology is revisited. Badiali is a geologist by profession and training. He has been a globetrotter having traversed all over the world in a quest for minerals and precious stones, oils and gas. Mr. Badiali attained his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University which lasted from 1986 to 1991. Badiali later pursued his Master’s degree from 1997 to 1999 at the Florida Atlantic University. He resides in Fernandina Beach in the state of Florida. He used to teach tutor at the University of North Carolina. Badiali has visited numerous countries in the quest for information on the precious metals and stones. Martin went to Turkey, Papua and New Guinea, Hong Kong, Iraq, Haiti and Singapore among other countries. He was armed with the sole purpose of getting to the bottom of the paradigm shift in the markets of the minerals and precious metals that acted as pivotal and key drivers of progress in the economies of various countries in the world.

Martin Badiali is a rich depository and repository of the relevant and vital information on the available resources in the crust. Badiali is chief, reliable consultant in matters energy and minerals since he has monumental experience that spans so many years that he has spent in the field of mineralogy and petrology. He has authored myriad materials pertaining mineral prospecting and extraction in the entire world. The information suffices in zillion ways especially to the respective countries that produce a given mineral resource and those that wish to venture into the business. Badiali served as an editor at the Stansberry Research Resource Report which was previously known as the Oil Report because it mainly focused on the prospects that related to oil as a natural resource.

Martin Badiali was hired afterward by the Banyan Hill Publishing which is an independent publishing company that authored different editorial material for the public consumption. Badialfi joined the Banyan team since the company worked extremely hard to ensure that the different prospective investors to access relevant information that could enable them makes rational decisions whenever they wanted to venture into the business in minerals. Badiali was incorporated into the Banyan fraternity as the Natural Resource Expert who was charged with the responsibility to deliver profit prospects to its subscribers. Badiali gave recommendations on what was the best precious stone or mineral to invest in.

AIA Influences the Design of Our Buildings and Public Spaces

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     The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for licensed architects. Today, its CEO is Robert Ivy, who took the reins in 2011. AIA is a group association that offers its members and associates education, pursues government advocacy for issues affecting architecture and community redevelopment, as well as outreach to reinforce the efforts of the architecture profession and promote a positive public image.

The AIA membership has risen to 90,000 members in 260 chapters worldwide since its founding in New York in 1857 by thirteen architects. Today it’s headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its CEO, Robert Ivy is a resident there also. He began his journey to leadership at AIA as a student of architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he obtained a master’s degree. From there he worked his way up from editorial director to V.P. at McGraw-Hill Construction and then he obtained the title of Editor-In-Chief of the Architectural Record where he worked from 1996-2010.

AIA is still focused on furthering the sphere of good architectural design. By encouraging the architectural student’s education and licensing, AIA strives to raise the public view of the field. One of the public works that AIA has commented on is Trump’s proposed border wall that was once thought to be paid for by Mexico. We now know that is now slated to cost American tax payers $15-$25 billion. The Times asked for 13 architects and urban planners to submit proposals for this wall. While architects in general question the necessity and the feasibility of creating an aesthetically pleasing border wall, some licensed architects are submitting proposals.

Another architectural group, the Third Mind Foundation sponsored a border wall design contest last year. The grand prize winners were two teams who tied for first place. Both teams were multi-national. The contest spurred a discussion about whether the then presidential candidate Donald Trump was being supported or if the validity of the wall was simply being explored. It made people discuss if the wall made sense and if other alternatives should be sought.

This is the kind of discussion AIA and other architectural foundations hope to stir in our society. The public is becoming more and more aware of how design affects our society because of AIA and its architectural membership. As Robert Ivy leads AIA, the focus will remain on further educating society about the positive benefits of well designed buildings and public spaces.

Dallas Businessman Jim Dondero Is Proud Of Highland Capital Management’s Philanthropic Track Record

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Jim Dondero is one of those Dallas businessmen that thinks about his community first. Jim and partner Mark Okada are Dallas transplants, but that doesn’t matter. Both men are proud to be part of one of the most progressive business cities in the United States. Okada and Dondero started Highland Capital Management in 1993 because it was the right thing to do, according to Dondero, a University of Virginia graduate and well-known risk asset manager. Mr. Dondero’s work ethic and his ability to identify emerging market assets is one of the reasons Highland Capital Management has more than $16 billion in assets under management. The company has offices in Singapore, Seoul, New York, and Sao Paulo, so Dondero is on airplanes and he’s sleeping in hotels more than other executives. But in order to find assets that fit into the Highland Capital business model, Dondero has to be mobile and acutely aware of what’s happening in the investment market.

But Mr. Dondero is more than a CEO that focuses on the bottom line and nothing else. Jim is a philanthropist who spends his time and money supporting local Dallas non-profits. Thanks to his participation and his partnership with the Dallas Foundation, Jim and his team are giving the non-profit sector a shot in the arm with a $3 million charitable giving fund. And Highland Capital associates are spending their own time and money helping local organizations, help others.

Some of the organizations that benefit from Highland’s partnership with the Dallas Foundation are the Dallas Zoo, The George W. Bush Library, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Family Place. The Family Place gives shelter to families that need it. In order to keep Highland Capital’s charitable involvement progressive and timely, Dondero and the Dallas Foundation asked Linda Owen, the former CEO and president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, to be the Highland Capital’s charitable giving manager. Owen brings a wealth of non-profit experience to Highland Capital’s charitable-giving platform. The results of her work are obvious, according to Jim Dondero. A good example is her success with the Family Place.

Paul Mampilly Highlights The Fields Where People Should Invest Their Money

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     Paul Mampilly has created a name for himself as one of the most respected traders globally. The quality of his services has earned him thousands of followers. Paul manages multi-million dollar trading accounts. Mampilly is an investor and a former hedge fund manager. He is also a winner of the prestigious Templeton Foundation investment competition.

Recently, Mampilly released a list of the stock segments for investors and traders. One of the segments is the food delivery industry. As millenials secure different job opportunities, their spending power is expected to rise and surpass that of the generations before them. However, this generation has different needs and preferences. First, many millenials do not have good cooking skills. This means that they can only enjoy delicious meals from food delivery companies. Secondly, they have embraced technology. The millenials are always trying to test new technologies and services. They have particularly become fond of food delivery services, thus leaving them with adequate time to maximize on their careers, studies, and hobbies. This way, food delivery firms are enjoying booming business.

Precision medicine is the second promising market segment. With technological advances, this field has managed to unsettle the traditional medicine approach that relied on creation of standardized therapies to treat all patients. This new branch of medicine will focus on developing tailor-made therapies. Shares prices of companies engaged in precision medicine is expected to increase, as more people embrace the technology. Individuals who invest in the segment are expected to make multiple returns as the sector continues to grow and dominates the industry.

The last segment is the electric car industry. Paul Mampilly has carefully researched more about the field. He is confident that the sector will be successful in the near future. Paul notes that the number of people who opt for electric cars due to the extra features and benefits that they provide will increase going forward. Technology has also allowed for the improvement of these vehicles in terms of mileage per charge to levels that were never imagined before. He notes that Tesla will be one of the players in the industry, as confirmed by its recent release of Tesla 3.

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