Nathaniel Ru is Co-Founder of Sweetgreen – A New Healthy Food Model

Nathaniel Ru, Nicholas Jammet and Jonathan Neman are the co-founders of Sweetgreen, a high-end salad restaurant chain. Sweetgreen is a model that is a first of its kind. In the public food industry, Sweetgreen offers healthier food options that are fresh, organic, and locally grown. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/sweetgreen-entrepreneurs/

To figure out if this chain is successful, all you need to do is to count the number of people lining up to get in at any of its 40 locations. Its investors believe in this unique model of dining also: Daniel Boulud, Steve Case, and Danny Meyer.

Mr. Ru and his co-CEOs came up with the idea of serving fresh salads and food while attending Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The three founders stated that their town, Georgetown, did not have enough health dining options.

The three friends took courses together in how to be your own entrepreneur. Their interest in owning your business indeed was part of their DNA because each of their parents also were entrepreneurs, plus all three are first-generation immigrants.

After graduation, Nathaniel, Steve, and Danny focused on the restaurant business and what they wanted its menu to consist of. They opened their first restaurant in 2007. In a Fortune interview, the co-CEOs said that they knew that their business venture would succeed, and they were right for their business has grown exponentially.

The background experience of the three founders gave them a base in which to work. They use the latest technology by conducting 30% of their transactions through a website or a mobile app.

Nathaniel Ru said that technology was the basis for all their management decisions. Ru further told Fortune that their business method will always be to keep the customer’s need in the forefront of their ventures.

The Sweetgreen administrative design is different because Nathaniel, Danny, and Steve don’t believe in working out of large corporate headquarters. The co-CEOs recently opened a small Los Angeles office. The three partners are growing their company in a bicoastal relationship.

In Fortune’s informal interview with Nathaniel Ru, fun questions were asked, like what would you tell your 20-year-old self? – he said to read a lot. What is hard about managing? – build a good team and let them help you. What CEO do you admire? – Kevin Plank with Under Armour. Your favorite restaurant other than your own – Ru said Johnny Monis’ Little Serow in DEC.

Read more: Sweetgreen | Wikipedia and  Nathaniel Ru | Crunchbase

Securus Technologies discovers new ways to fight prison gangs

Prison gangs have become one of the central threats to the criminal justice system of the United States. With the ability to extend their reach into almost any jurisdiction throughout the country, the highly organized and well-heeled criminal organizations that control the nation’s prison system have been threatening to metastasize outside of prisons walls, posing a serious threats to every citizen of the country.

 

But recently, Securus Technologies, one of the country’s leading providers of inmate communications solutions, has announced that it has a new tool in the arsenal with which to fight the nation’s powerful criminal prison gangs. The company has been developing a hi-tech system that enables corrections officers to block all unauthorized cellular calls coming from within the prisons that they guard. Known as the Wireless Containment System, early trials of the device have shown that it is nearly 100-percent effective in stopping all illegal calls from being placed.

 

 

Communication is the root of organizational power

 

The nation’s many prison gangs are modeled after the military. With terms like general and soldier used to describe the leadership and low-level members, respectively, the gangs follow a hierarchic structure very similar to what is seen in militaries across the globe. Some of the prison gangs enforce a regimentation on their members that rivals anything seen in even the most elite branches of the U.S. armed forces.

 

It is no surprise, then, that these gangs pose a serious threat to any institution in which they are housed. And this threat is made exponentially worse by affording them easy access to cell phones. With the on-demand communications capabilities that modern cell phones give them, today’s prison gangs are able to run highly effective and dangerous criminal enterprises. They have been known to order the intimidation of key witnesses in major cases, even taking payment from people currently in jail and awaiting trail to remove main witnesses from the case of prosecutors. This poses a serious threat to the very credibility of the country’s justice system.

 

But criminal gangs have also ordered many hits on rival gang members, their own gang members, guards and even innocent civilians. As a result, cutting off their ability to easy means of communication has become a top and urgent priority.

 

Now, with the introduction of its Wireless Containment Solution, Securus Technologies is taking the first step towards permanently ending the prison gang’s reign of cell-phone-enabled terror.

 

The system has the proven ability to completely block all unauthorized calls placed within a prison, making it impossible for anyone to use contraband cell phones. The WCS is also able to pinpoint the location of any contraband device that is left on, anywhere in the prison.

 

James Larkin- the peoples’ rights activist

Born on January 21, 1876, in Liverpool, England, James Larkin married Elizabeth Brown in 1903; the couple had four sons. He is a seasoned activist as well as labor organizer that formed the Irish Transporter as well as the General Workers’ Union. The latter grew to become the biggest union in the region.

The Irish Transport and the General Workers’ Union disintegrated during the Dublin Lockout. The situation forced James to travel to the United States of America in 1914, even though he would be deported later. He continued his labor organizing as a Marxist towards the 1940s. In the year 1947, he died while at Dublin, Ireland. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm and http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/jim-larkin-released-from-prison

James almost no education as he grew up in the slums of Liverpool. He would contribute to the income generated by the family through working at the various job opportunities that would find and eventually became a worker in the Liverpool docks. As result of his devotion and firm belief that many workers were not being treated fairly, James chose to be part of the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL). In 1905, he became a full-time trade union organizer of NUDL. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

What alarmed the NUDL was James Larkins militant strike methods that led to his transfer to Dublin at around 1907. While at Dublin he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. The union had a goal that aimed at combining all the Irish industrial workers, both skilled as well as unskilled into one organization.

James later formed the Irish Labor Party that was responsible for various strikes. The most remarkable of these was the Dublin Lockout in 1913 where more than 100,000 workers went on strike for about eight consecutive months, in the long run winning the right to fair employment.

During the start of World War I, Larkin staged massive anti-war demonstrations within Dublin. Besides, he toured the United States of America to raise some funds to fight the British. He was later convicted of communism and criminal anarchy in 1920.

In the preceding three years, he was pardoned and deported to Ireland. While at Ireland, James Larkin organized the Workers’ Union of Ireland which secured recognition from Communist International at around 1924.

DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani Multi-Billion Business Deals with Donald Trump

Hussain Sajwani, the legendary owner of DAMAC and Dubai real estate developer worth $4.3 B, is ready to partner with President Donald Trump in more housing projects. In 2013, Hussain and Trump were the joint developers of two golf courses bearing the Trump brands-The Trump World Golf Course, that will open in 2018, and the Trump International Golf Course, which opened its doors to clients in February 2017.

 

At the beginning of Trump’s presidency, Sajwani presented to Trump a $2 billion offer in real estate project in Dubai. However, Trump rejected the deal to avoid conflict of interest. President Trump had promised never to make new investment deals during his term in office.

 

Hussain Sajwani Family and Donald Trump

 

The relationship between Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump goes back many years. In an interview with NBC News, Sajwani explained his connection to the Trumps long before Trump won the presidency. “Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Erick and daughter Ivanka are close to our family,” said Sajwani. Ivanka visits Mrs. Sajwani, and the two ladies communicate on e-mail quite often. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJxJrIkRTzk

 

Hussain Sajwani- “A Very, Very, Very Amazing Man”

 

Immediately after being elected, the U.S. president described Sajwani, the DAMAC investor, as “a very, very, very amazing man.” Sajwani, who the media describe as the “The Donald Trump of Dubai” appeared among the Forbes 2017 list of the top 10 billionaires in the Arab world.

 

Born in 1952 to a business father, Hussain grew up watching his parent run a shop for Chinese imported watches, shirts, and Parker pens. Later, Sajwani won a government scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics at the University of Washington.

 

Hussain Sajwani’s Career and DAMAC

 

In 1981, Sajwani began to work at the finance branch of the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries. In1983, Hussain began a catering business, the Global Logistics Services, with the U.S. military as his customers. Sajwani’s property development company, DAMAC Properties, began in 2002. The DAMAC owner has built 19,000 apartments as of 2017 and with more than 44,000 units under construction. Sajwani is among the 100 most influential Arabs globally, according to Gulf Business

Important Aspect Of Trabuco

The early man used home-made weapons before the sophisticated weaponry like guns were developed. These missiles served the same purposes as the current ones. Trabuco is among these traditional firearms that were launched in China. Latin America and mainly Brazil inhabitants were the primary users of the weapon to shoot during wars.

Trabuco History

Trabuco was a handy tool throughout the ancient wars. Chinese were using it as from 400 BC to fight their enemies. You will realize that most of the ancient Chinese movies employ this weapon during fights, showing that it is a popular armament in this community. The Europeans learned and embraced the missile 100 years after its invention. History books indicate that it was first used in European in 600 AD.

According to veja.abril.com.br Christians and Muslims living in Mediterranean area were using Trabuco during the inter-religious wars. History states that the armament was powerful and could launch weights of over 60 kg. From the records on pt.wiktionary.org, it highlights that the weapon could throw people with contagious illnesses into their enemies camp to infect and weaken the soldiers. After few modifications, Trabuco could lift more than two adults and throw them at high speed in a horizontal distance of more than 800 meters.

Trabuco Development Phases

Traction Trabuco was the first war weapon to be invented. Users saw the need of advancing it due to its inferior nature. It could not project well horizontally, and chances of losing in a battle were high. They adjusted some elements and came up with the balanced Trabuco. The new firearm had a smaller extension and few ropes. It was working at a lower rate than the Traction Trabuco. Traction Trabuco was easy to operate and portable since a single person could run it by themselves.

Balancing Trabuco was difficult to operate and bulky. It needed over 50 strong soldiers to carry it and more than 15 strong men to operate it. Armies preferred the balanced Trabuco as it could throw heavy objects and bodies for a long distance.

How Trabuco Works

Trabuco uses pull and release principles on tudo-sobre.estadao.com.br. Its mechanism involves converting gravitational latent energy into the kinetic energy. The projectile velocity is directly comparative to the ballast size.

Search more about Trabuco: http://www.wordreference.com/pten/trabuco

Canada’s Dr. Cameron Clokie Helping Patients Grow their Bones Back with Regenerative Medicine

The future of medicine looks bright. In the list of the doctors who are committed to improving the treatment and care of patients, you would not fail to find the Canadian Dr. Cameron Clokie. Since 2005, Canada’s Dr. Cameron Clokie has been growing back his patient’s bones and jawlines through regenerative medicine.

In simple terms, regenerative medicine is a scientific process where a particular protein that turns the adult stem cells into bone tissues is introduced into the body thus allowing fractured bones and jaws to grow back.

According to Crunchbase, Dr. Clokie, who is in charge of the oral and maxillofacial surgery department at the University of Toronto, pioneered this process to help cancer and accident patients heal faster. Already regenerative medicine has helped a number of patients grow back their jaws and limbs. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://inducebiologics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=18

One of Dr. Clokie’s patients who is enjoying the numerous benefits of regenerative medicine is Peter Russel. Peter Russel had his lower right jawbone reconstructed after losing it to benign tumor.

According to Peter Russel who is aged 60 years, he was able to regrow back his jaw despite his advanced age and the wonderful part of it is that this procedure left him with minimum visible scars in his body.

Since 2005, Dr. Clokie has been a huge advocate for regenerative medicine. Just like a salamander, with the right regenerative treatment, our bodies have the immense power of treating and growing back its tissues. Compared with the traditional reconstructive surgery, this treatment procedure has its benefits. Top on the list is the time a patient spends receiving treatment and care.

While with traditional reconstructive surgery a patient stays up to 19 hours on the operating table and two weeks in the hospital, Clokie notes with regenerative medicine it will only take you 4 hours in the operating room and two nights in the hospital. Comparing the two options, it is without a doubt that regenerative medicine is the future of modern medicine.

When it comes to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Cameron is one of the best brains we got in the world. Dr. Clokie has Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) (1985).

In addition to this, Dr. Cameron Clokie has a Ph.D. (1992) from McGill University where he specialized in bone regeneration in relation to the dental development of oral dental implants. Currently, Dr. Clokie is the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc. a firm that specializes in creating revolutionary musculoskeletal reconstructions.

Read more: Bros Don’t Let Bros Have Bad Breath: Toronto Oral Surgeon Cameron Clokie Helps You Make a Good First Impression

Fabletics Creates History By Capturing The Online Workout Fashion Industry

Fabletics is many ways a different online retailer and giving a better experience to its customers. Though initially it became known as a workout fashion brand from Kate Hudson, it is not anymore require that caption. What to say about a firm which captured sales of $250 million in just 3-years? The ever increasing number of customers and sales is proving that it has miles to go, and all the other online retailers including Amazon should be careful about Fabletics. Since it has a number of factors that lead to this great success in the fashion industry, it is wonderful to discuss it as it could be a lesson to other fashion retailers.

 

Reverse Showrooming and Online Data

 

The implementation of reverse showrooming by using online data was a great success for Fabletics. It opened a number of brick and mortar showrooms across the major cities in U.S. These showrooms serve the purpose of people who wanted to physically check the product before purchasing. It is observed many times that a significant percent of people are interested in experiencing the product before purchasing it. However, online showroom platforms like Amazon is not providing any such options, until people order it and receive it in hand. But, people find the deals and prices in online retailers better than physical showrooms. Fabletics showrooms are allowing people to experience the product and buy it online. The showrooms use the online data and list the hot-selling products in the showroom. So, the people get the popular products from either online or offline and get an option to search specific products online.

 

 

The Ultimate Winner – Products

 

 

The quality, value, and style of any fashion product play the deciding factor in terms of sales. In each case, Fabletics products give the best experience to its customers. The leggings from Fabletics are thick and shows great compression while the tops are soft and of great quality. They don’t fade, lose the shape, become rough, or threads come out over extensive usage. The products are giving an impressive style. The cut-outs in tanks or simple tanks with solid colors are really expressing its style icon. The sheer panels in Capris is another great style statement from the online fashion retailer. The brand sometimes surprises customers with some unexpected designs. When it comes to value, all the products that are sold by Fabletics are minimum 30 percent less than the products available in the market with same quality and style statements. The stylish leggings from the brand are just charging at around $50, whereas similar quality product from Lululemon or any other retailer goes beyond $80.

 

 

Focus on Accessibility and Culture

 

 

It really gives a smooth buying experience with its smart purchase options, fast distribution, and highly convenient membership programs. By investing both in online retailing and physical shops, the firm wanted to give a complete shopping experience without any compromise to customers’ needs and expectations. Also, the aggressive approach by the management in providing the best experience also paying well with its increasing growth rate of minimum 35 percent for the last 3-years.

The Frontera Fund Continues to Support Immigrant Families in the Wake of DACA Changes

Following the recent news of the federal government’s winding down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has renewed its commitment to providing resources and information for immigrants living in the United States. The Frontera Fund advocates the passage of DREAM Act legislation.

 

The full implications of the changes to the U.S. federal government’s stance on DACA are still unclear. It is yet unknown whether the young adults who arrived in the U.S. as children stand to lose their federal authorization to work and attend school in the U.S.

 

The Undocumented Student Program at the University of California-Berkeley recommends that those who have a recent criminal history do not go forward with attempting to renew their DACA applications, since it is still unknown what is being done with the information collected from these forms. This includes certain misdemeanor offenses as well as felonies, including driving under the influence. It cannot be confirmed that the information collected from DACA renewal forms will be used to target individuals for removal, but this possibility cannot be excluded either. Those who’ve had any recent contact with law enforcement are advised to seek the help of an attorney.

 

DACA is a program designed to aid those immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before they were 16 years of age. Those who qualify for the program must also be studying toward, or have already earned, a high school diploma or the equivalent, or must be members of the Coast Guard or military, including those who have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or military. DACA is intended to grant these individuals reprieve from being removed, or deported, from the U.S. It is thought to apply to around 800,000 young people.

 

An estimated 95 percent of individuals protected by the DACA program are either studying at colleges, universities, and trade schools, are employed full-time, or both. These individuals contribute to the U.S. economy in the forms of taxes, millions of dollars paid toward college tuition, businesses they start, and the homes, cars, and other goods they purchase.

 

It is the position of the Frontera Fund that even though the prospect of deportations loom, now is not the time to panic. Now is the time to lobby the legislature for a humane, sensible policy that will benefit the U.S. economy as well as those individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children without official documentation.

How Nathaniel Ru of sweetgreen Helps People Lead Healthier Lives

As one of the founders of sweetgreen (intentionally not capitalized), Nathaniel Ru has made a commitment to running a sustainable business.

This means not just in regards to the environment but the overall operations of the company. He has said that the things you build in your life should outlast you, something that sweetgreen has as one of its core value.

Nathaniel Ru and his two business partners came up with the idea of sweetgreen while living in Washington D.C. and attending Georgetown University in their senior year.

They had all individually noted that there were no restaurants in the area that offered healthy food while also being a fun and convenient place to eat. They decided that what was then a bar in the downtown area would be a great place to try out their idea for a new type of restaurant, sweetgreen.

Under the leadership of the three co-founders of the company, sweetgreen has expanded in the last nine years into a company with restaurants across the U.S.’s Northeast as well as restaurants located in California. They practice the farm-to-table practice of serving fresh food purchased from farmers local to each restaurant location. Read more: Nathaniel Ru | Dynamic Dialogues

The company was built from the ground up with the idea of “why” at its center. Why did they want to serve fresh food? Why did they want this food bought from local farmers? It was only after answering these questions that they moved on to the “what” of the business concept.

Today, Nathaniel Ru is one of the co-CEO’s of the company. He says that at sweetgreen they do not have a headquarters and instead operate the chain in a more decentralized manner so that they stay close to their customers. He says that each restaurant in the chain is designed to appeal to the community in which it is placed rather than having one overall design for the locations.

Nathaniel Ru holds a degree in finance which he earned at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In addition to running an environmentally sustainable business, he also uses his college education run a financially successful and sustainable one as well.

Madison Street Capital Helps Ares Security Corporation Identify a Suitable Financing Partner

Madison Street Capital is undeniably among the leading global investment banking firms. In fact, early this year, the firm helped ARES Security Corporation to arrange its minority recapitalization, as the company’s exclusive financial advisor. Corbel Structured Equity Partners was behind the provision of minority recapitalization.

 

Reginald McGaugh said that it was an honor to work in close collaboration with Ben Eazzetta, Ares Security’s shareholder and president. He added that Ares Security Corporation is an exceptional company with top-in-line technology solutions that safeguard some of the globes vital assets. Additionally, Reginald acknowledged the company’s management team and board for challenging Madison Street Capital to identify a suitable financing partner.

 

Ben Eazzetta did not hesitate to express his gratitude to Madison on behalf of Ares Security for the assistance rendered by the investment banking firm in 2016. He added that the company was impressed with the whole process comprising of due diligence, value assessment and capital raising. For Ares Security, partnering with Corbel to structure the investment was an ideal path towards building considerable equity value. In fact, Corbel’s operationally-supportive partnership and flexible capital solution would allow Ares Security to further its sales momentum while capitalizing on emerging revenue opportunities.

 

Ares Security Corporation is a Vienna-based enterprise security company that offers protection to the most critical assets in the world. It protects the most sophisticated systems operated by the transportation, energy, nuclear and government industries.

 

About Madison Street Capital

 

Madison Street Capital is a global investment banking firm with a reputation for providing debt financing investments and private equity services. The firm is also known for having experience, knowledge and extensive relationships that complement today’s leading middle market investment banking entities. Madison Street Capital has also established itself as a top provider of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance advisory services. Some of its other financial services include financial asset management, business valuation, hedge fund administration, valuation for financial reporting, private equity fund administration, financial opinion and business valuation services.

 

Although Madison Street Capital has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, it operates offices around the globe including Asia, North America and Africa. The firm also boasts of a large base of experts with the ability and experience to arrange the necessary capitalization and financing structure to match different client situations. For this reason, the seasoned professionals play a significant role in boosting Madison Street Capital reputation as a global middle market investment banking leader. Additionally, the firm supports charitable causes by funding philanthropic organizations such as United Way.

 

To learn more, read http://www.gcreport.com/madison-street-capitals-impressive-path-top-notch-reputation/.