End Citizens United Endorses Beto O’Rourke For A Texas Senate Seat

The Texas Senate seat of Republican Ted Cruz has recently been under scrutiny after the End Citizens United PAC made the decision to endorse Democrat Beto O’Rourke after he pledged not to accept donations from PACs or wealthy donors to his campaign.

End Citizens United was formed in 2015 in response to a growing sense of unease among the U.S. public about the high level of influence being exerted on the political landscape by a group of wealthy donors and corporate groups who were largely looking to ensure their own interests were held at the top of the requirements of individuals from Washington D.C.

Over the course of 2015, End Citizens United began working on the many different tactics the traditional PAC has attempted to use to push forward its agenda of increased limits on political donations; the U.S. political landscape was changed by the 2010 Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United which allowed almost unlimited funding for candidates and parties during election seasons.

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The aim of End Citizens United is to eliminate the Citizens United ruling by electing politicians friendly to the cause of limiting campaign funding across the U.S. in all elections. Beto O’Rourke has so far pledged to limit funding for his campaign to grassroots donors which is a decision serving him well so far after he outperformed Cruz by more than $500,000 in donations across the last quarter of 2017; in contrast, Cruz has been losing support because of his decision to accept funding from special interest groups to the tune of $1.3 million over the course of the last few years.

One of the major issues facing Beto O’Rourke as he launched his campaign was getting across his message of fairness for all in terms of campaign funding and making sure the political leaders of Texas are working for the good of the people of the state and not solely for the special interest groups funding them. In general, a recent End Citizens United poll showed an eight-point lead for Cruz over O’Rourke which flipped to a two-point margin in favor of the Democrat when the issue of campaign funding was raised with the work of Cruz alongside special interest groups adding to his 49 percent disapproval rating.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/

The Changes Implemented by Rocketship Education have Helped Students Attain Success

The people behind Rocketship Education take pride in their ability to provide children from low-income backgrounds with the type of education they need to get ahead in the world. When this non-profit organization hit its ten year mark, the team took a look at the practices they had in place and the changes they chose to make. Among some of the changes this organization made to ensure they continued to provide these students with opportunities for higher levels of education, was to hire educators that had the same mindset as they had for the mission of the organization.

Upon reflecting on the progress they made in the past ten years, the team at Rocketship Education also discovered that it was better to use a flexible model for learning rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Their objective to make sure every child was able to reach their full potential was met when they decided to implement a continuous learning process for all members and educators associated with the program as well as setting weekly goals. They also focused on making sure students with disabilities were included in regular classroom activities as much as possible.

The changes made by the team at Rocketship Education has led to a better classroom environment for both teachers and students. This is evident in the type of feedback teachers often leave about the work they do for this organization. They view themselves as part of a team of educators, parents and leaders who have dedicated themselves to providing students from low-income families with the skills they need to succeed in life. As a collective effort, the teaching staff employed at the Rocketship charter schools view their jobs as rewarding opportunities for change.

After ten years of serving the children in low-income communities, the success of the Rocketship Education program is evident in the changes they have helped to bring about for families in San Jose. As the location where their first school opened, the students who began as first-graders in that school have gone on to graduate high school and in many instances even attend college, which for most of these families is a first.

Adam Milstein’s Endeavors As Chairman Of The Israeli-American Council

Adam Milstein is a person who is usually at work in the background at Jewish-American events, but he’s been building relationships across all kinds of divides between Jews, Israeli immigrants and the nation of Israel. Most of his resources devoted to issues in the Israeli-American community are channeled through the organization he presides over as Chairman; the Israeli-American Council. This organization hosts conferences connecting businessmen with student graduates and clients, has community leaders that come to speak on the issues and has fun activities that take place in cities across the US. Adam Milstein has several goals as Chairman of the IAC.

First, Adam Milstein wants Jewish Americans and Israelis to take pride in their identity. He doesn’t want politics either liberal or conservative to have a front row seat in how people view Israel, but rather he wants people to understand that it isn’t perfect but is the source of Jewish pride. Second, Milstein wants people to understand the heritage and culture behind the identity, and this can come from learning Hebrew, learning stories of Israel’s ancient and modern heroes and even taking young people on trips to Israel to meet the people there. And finally, he believes Israeli-Americans and Jews should think outside the box to solve challenges both in business and philanthropy.

Adam Milstein’s resume is impressive in his professional career in real estate, yet its so much longer when you take into account all the charities he’s been involved in. He was born in Israel and prior to moving to the US, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War and completed his undergraduate schooling at the Technion Institute of Technology. He completed an MBA at USC and several years later went into real estate investing and brokering. He’s currently a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties which owns some of the US’s top luxurious commercial and residential properties. He started the IAC and the Milstein Family Foundation around the year 2000 and some of the other groups he’s involved in are StandWithUs, Hillel International, Hasbara Fellowships and AIPAC. He’s also a contributor to the HuffPost, Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Michael Lacey

Michael Thoreau Lacey is a prominent American Mathematician that is a professor, researcher, and mentor to students of fellow Mathematicians. He has published dozens of works and given hundreds of presentations around the United States and the world. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

The Texas native earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics in 1981 at the University of Texas and his Ph.D. under the guidance of Walter Philipp at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, with whom he continued working with professionally well after graduation.

His Ph.D. thesis covered Banach spaces, but in his mathematical career he has had a lot of focus on harmonic analysis.

After graduation, Lacey served as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina from 1987 to 1989. Following these brief stints, Lacey served at Indiana University from 1989 to 1996 as an Assitant Professor.

During his time at the University of North Carolina, he and Walter Philip presented their proof of the central limit theorem.

Michael Lacey and Christoph Thiele solved a conjecture of the Hilbert transform made by Alberto Calderón and for this work, he earned a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation while with Indiana University.

Michael Lacey became an Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996, later becoming a Full Professor in 1991 and an Associate Chair for Faculty in 2017. He has mentored many students during his tenure and directed National Science Foundation training grants as well.

The VIGRE and MCTP awards have been given to dozens of students under his directorship and have led to several successful careers in the field.

Securus Technologies Expands Its Payment Processing Capabilities

Indianapolis, Indiana-based electronic payment processor, GovPayNet, has become a subsidiary of inmate technology company, Securus Technologies, according to a January 4, 2018 public release. The move will make Securus the leading government payment processor, with over 40 million payments capable of being processed each year. mark MacKenzie will remain on board as the Chief Executive Officer but other terms of the deal were not released. GovPayNet already has contracts in place with over 2,300 customers to electronically process their credit and debit payments. Typical payments that the company processes include cash bail payments, traffic and criminal fines, tax payments, and others.


Securus Technologies recently opened a U.S.-based call center that is designed to provide service to inmates and their friends an families. The call center was a $25 million endeavor that will employee over 200 people in the United States. Their main focus in creating these job in the country was to provide a better customer service experience to their customers. This effort is the largest call center of its kind in the country. This move allowed the company to become accredited by the Better business bureau, where Securus not only secure the accreditation but gained an A+ rating. The results have been outstanding, with nearly 3 millions calls handled monthly and an answer time of less than 12 seconds.


Securus Technologies was founded in 1986 and has over 20 wholly-owned subsidiaries that provide a multitude of services to law enforcement agencies, corrections facilities, and inmates in the United States and Mexico. Some companies that operate under their umbrella include JPay, CellBlox, Telurus, and JOBView. They are headquartered in Dallas, Texas and serve over 3,500 corrections facilities and over 1.2 million inmates. Robert “Bob” Pickens was recently named CEO and President of Securus, effective January 1, 2018.


Jacob Gottlieb

How does a well-known surgeon leave his medical position to enter the uncertainty field of investment management? Yes, as a physician you may dabble in investments, but not leave medicine and found your own investment company. If this sound unusual, then you haven’t met the incomparable Jacob Gottlieb, MD, CFA, PRMIA. Dr. Jacob Gottlieb is the Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of the Visium Asset Management, LLC. Jacob sees an interesting connection between doctors, stock brokers, and fund managers.


Jacob Gottlieb’s interest in the stock market was peaked when he was in grade school. His school sponsored a contest where 7th graders were asked to choose stock picks. His father found out how well he performed and set up an investment trading account for him. Spurred on by his young entrepreneurial skills, he enjoyed making money by selling drinks at a local golf course. His beverages were purchased at a local grocery store and placed in a cart which he pulled to the golf course to sell to golfers. An ingenious kid, right?

Dr. Gottlieb did not see his jump from medicine to investments so different. He believes that the field of medicine and investment management are both in the risk-taking business with similar characteristics. First, let’s introduce Dr. Gottlieb as he was known in the medical industry. Jacob Gottlieb attended Brown University, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in economics degree, a magna cum laude graduate, and a Doctor of Medicine degree. His internship was at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, New York.

It was his long-time intrigue into the stock market that drew him from medicine into his financial pursuits. His education was further enhanced with a 2001 Chartered Financial Analyst from the Association for Investment Management and Research. Before Dr. Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management, he did his share of career moras into the financial industry. His financial career began as an investment analyst at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC following a career as portfolio manager in London, England at the Merlin Financial company. He then co-founded an asset management firm called Balyasny.

Whether medicine or trading, Jacob Gottlieb throws himself into success with all his endeavors. This characteristic spills over into his charitable goals. He supports the Robin Hood organization which provides support for New Yorkers who fall at or below the poverty line. Robin Hood supports educational programs, health programs, job training programs, affordable housing programs, drug abuse programs, financial loans, and overall programs to help all New Yorkers who need help of any kind. Medical and financial manager Dr. Gottlieb also supports the Covenant House and the Math for America organizations.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sameer Jejurikar

Sameer Jejurikar, a doctor he specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgeries, works at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. He is renowned for providing his patients with excellent consultation and procedural work. His popularity among his patients, combined with their glowing reviews, landed Dr. Jejurikar a spot on the American Registry’s Business Excellence Registry and the esteemed Compassionate Doctor Certification.


Dr. Jejurikar has worked in several respected hospitals in Texas, including Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Surgicare at Ennis, Forest Park Medical Center, and Forest Park Medical Center Frisco. He was one of 12 board certified surgeons currently at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

When not working in Texas, Dr. Jejurikar travels abroad to work for medical missions. He has made many trips to places like Bangladesh, to perform reconstructive surgery for impoverished children who need it.

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar specializes in cosmetic surgery and offers procedures for the face, body, and breasts. His most popular procedures include breast augmentation, facelifts, chin augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks. He is also qualified to perform hand surgery, reconstructive surgery, and microsurgery.

Dr. Jejurikar attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate studies and his medical training. He performed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical School and also received a subspecialty degree in aesthetic surgery from the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.

Dr. Jejurikar publishes research and articles frequently. His work has appeared in Microsurgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Contour’s Review of Their NewsWatch TV Produced Video

Contour Design’s main niche is developing ergonomic computer mice for those inflicted with carpal tunnel syndrome and other stress related injuries to the hands. The company’s target consumers were to be workers and their employers living in the U.S. that work consistently with computers throughout their work hours. They needed a helping hand towards marketing their new products to the right audience so they could gain a following and generate more sales. Contour Design decidedly chose NewsWatch TV for their ad campaign, and they were very pleased with the end results.


The product marketing manager for Contour Design, Bret Hudson, gave his thanks to the NewsWatch TV crew for their great work on their video segment that they had aired to over 95 million households in the United States. He was impressed with the overall quality of the video produced by NewsWatch and revealed that the sales for Contour Design’s new ergonomic workstations have dramatically increased. The online campaign they had done showed the same positive results of drawing in more exposure for the company.


NewsWatch TV is a television series with a news format that discusses all of the latest developments relating to health and technology. The TV series first aired in the 1990s and they primarily aired segments on up-to-date financial news. It change its format to cover various topics of interest and companies could now market their new gadgets and services on paid segments. NewsWatch airs on the AMC network and weekly on ION Television.

Reviews & Testimonials

The show has become a popular source for many Fortune 500 companies that needed professional product reviews produced and aired to the general public. In 2012, NewsWatch TV featured a new segment called AppWatch, hosted by Andrew Tropeano. AppWatch showcased and reviewed up-and-coming apps for the iOS, Windows and Android smart devices.


Academy of Art University Is The Future of Fashion

The fashion industry is one of the most fascinating and creative industries on earth. There are literally hundreds of professional fashion designers and each one of these individuals has their own distinct style. New York Fashion Week is one of the most prestigious fashion events in society today. Thousands of people embark on this journey every year and the Academy of Art University is one of its top participants. Academy of Art University is a for-profit school for the arts, and it displayed nine fashion lines at this grand event in 2017. This includes five womenswear collections, two collaborations and two menswear collections.


Hours and hours of hard work has been put into each fashion collection. This includes internships, classes and workshops. All of this is done to get a 15-minute timeslot. Academy of Art University has attended this event for 21 consecutive times. The school has left an imprint of success for all others to follow. This week-long celebration caters to thousands of individuals who come to view and come to participate, which includes celebrities, attendees and the general public.


Academy of Art University is one of the most accomplished privately owned companies in America. Its location is in the heart of San Francisco, California, and it hosts some of the most innovative facilities. Formally known as Academy of Advertising Art, the school was actually founded in 1929 by a professional painter. Throughout the years, Academy of Art University has changed hands with each generation, but it is still owned by the Spencer family.


Some of the more recognizable figures that attended this institution are Raven-Symone, Lauren Conrad, Patricio Beunrostro Gilhuys and many more. The future is definitely looking bright for Academy of Art University, and it has the building-blocks of success to continue its dominance in the coming years.


Omar Boraie is Building the City on Wisdom

Omar Boraie has served as the guardian angel and protector and overseer of the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey for over 40 years. Many people are quick to label the rich as greedy, self-serving jerks who do not care for anyone else. However, Omar Boraie proves that this attitude is wrong and looking at his life you can easily see that he is a good man.

Omar Boraie has used the real estate company that he founded, Boraie Development, to take New Brunswick from the dirt it was in and raise it to the prominent city that it is today.

According to NY Times, Omar Boraie has developed a strategic plan that has allowed New Brunswick to become an economic center in the Northeast of the United States. This strategic plan takes place in four parts. He begins by making New Brunswick family-centered. He then stabilizes the job market in New Brunswick. He then makes a task force that is comprised of people who love New Brunswick. Lastly, he helps strengthen New Brunswick by bringing back the middle class.

Omar Boraie is credited as single-handedly making New Brunswick more loving toward families. He did that by financially supporting several outreaches and nonprofits that make it their mission to grow healthy families. One thing that they did to build community awareness in New Brunswick was offer a summer of movie nights. These seven movies were shown over a seven-week period for free. This allows families to make contact with one another and develop friendships.

Omar Boraie also strengthened the job situation in New Brunswick. He was able to bring new jobs into the area by building commercial real estate which he leased out at competitive prices. He also worked with Johnson & Johnson to open up additional factories in order to employ additional workers. Check out Central Jersey Working Moms to see more.

Omar Boraie has been the leading persona behind the think tank of New Brunswick. He pulled together the power players of the city, such as the mayor, and has used them to grow New Brunswick.

Lastly, Omar Boraie has been credited by many newspapers as single-handedly bringing back the middle class. His strategy was simple. He decided to build residential and commercial real estate that the upper middle class could afford which was sold for lower middle-class prices. This appealed to young professionals who were just starting out which in turn brought young families to the area.

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