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The Next Wave of Design, Art & Fashion: Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University has been setting the precedent for fashion, art, and design. Some of the most gifted of minds have attended this academy and many of those selected individuals has gone on to very successful careers. This for-profit higher learning school is located in “The City By The Bay.” With its central location in the heart of San Francisco, Academy of Art University is a bit different from the standard universities. Painter Richard Stephens founded the school back in the 1920s. Throughout the years, it has experienced many name changes, which includes Academy of Art College and the Academy of Advertising Art.

 

So, what’s the future of fashion? If you know anything about this school, then you’ll know that it attends the prestigious New York Fashion Week every year. For 2017, the school marked its 21st consecutive appearance. This is the place to where you can get a glimpse at some of the most eccentric fashion styles. Contestants come from all over the world just to strut their stuff. Skylight Clarkson Square is the point of interest, and it is the current residence for all things fashion. Academy of Art University, just like any other fashion school, has put in a ton of hard work that comes in the form of workshops, classes, labor and internships. This includes hours and hours of dedication. This extraordinary school introduced two collaborations, five womenswear lines and two menswear lines. Ten of the recent graduates worked on these affluent projects.

 

Some of the benefits for attending the Academy of Art University is that the school is very ethical, it provides community support, and it has some of the top professionals on deck. In the end, this is the next wave of design, art and fashion and the Academy of Art University epitomizes them all.

 

American Institute of Architects: how architecture can improve public relations and health

Public health and public relations are crucial areas in any given community. In the American Intitute of Architects, Robert Ivy, the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the institute, explains that architecture can play a great role in improving health and giving disaster research solutions. Additionally, he explains that architects should think far and beyold in their field so as to improve the public health and relations. Below are some of the ways that Robert Ivy gave in which architecture improves the public health and relations.

Fighting non communicable diseases

Most of the non-communicable diseases are brought about by lack of enough fresh air, clean water and enough sunlight. Additionally, lack of exercise can also contribute to some of these diseases. For instance, to avoid disesases caused by lack of exercises, architectures should design buildings with stair cases. Again, they should ensure that the buildings they design have a good access to air, water and enough sunlight. Designing a building having the following in mind will eliminate some of these disease. Visit AIA at Wikipedia to know more

Having the right design materials

Some of the materials used to design and construct buildings can have a negative effect on humans health. The type of materials that architectures use have a major effect in not only individual but also mass health. Robert Ivy added that in institutes such as the American Institute of Architects, architectures are taught on how various materials affect people’s health. In that case architectures make sure that they use materials that do not have any negative effect on the human body thus improving public health.

Creating team work

For one to succeed in any project, isolation has to be highly discouraged. Architects collaborate with people from other professions for them to come up with the best designs. RobertIvy also stated that one of the key skills of any architect is the ability to create big teams wherther or not the building is successful. In doing this, they are able to bring together people from different displines thus greatly improving their public relations. Additionally, they are able to come up with the best designs as they get ideas from many people and come up with the best.

From some time back in history, architecture has played a significant role in improving public health and relations. RobertIvy further explains that in the American Institute of Architects, more of the ways on how to build public health and relations have been made known to the upcoming architectures. It is, therefore, clear that the architecture profession is positively evolving.

More info here:https://www.aiacontracts.org/

 

Boraie Founded In Experience

Because New Jersey has the highest share of residential mortgages in foreclosure or that are delinquent, New Jersey is becoming the new center of the conditions that began the nationwide housing crisis. Because of its population density alone, this is threatening the recovery in the entire country. However, there are national and generational forces at play in the market as well, and because the industry is focused on these issues, the forecasts for the future are good according to the Philly Purge.

In the short term however, shortages in the New Jersey housing market will reach near emergency levels because of a bottle neck in available housing to meet the demand, and this is foreboding for short term growth and in fact signals further short term decline in the New Jersey market. Things may get worse before getting better as the bottleneck clears and available housing is eaten up by penned up demand, but long term forecasts are positive because the market supply will increase as side liners begin to sell because of favorable market conditions. The amount of available houses that are being held from the market will be sufficient to aid in the rejuvenation. You can visit their website boraie.com

Boraie Development has been operating in the New Jersey market for upwards of two decades. Their longevity is derived from their ability to deliver, and they fund their projects almost solely on private investment. This alone signals their strength, but their strength can also be measured in the reliability and professionalism of their associated contractors. Their range of services include every facet of the urban real estate market. These services include property management and development, but also include sales and marketing. Pioneering founder Omar Boraie a former professor has operated in this business sector for 40 years, so his vision is rooted in experience and forethought. Check out boraie.com

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As A United Force Of Good, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Continue The Fight Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In times of unrest and turmoil, we often see people coming together for the same cause. Such is the story of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, two media executives who were wrongly accused, arrested, detained and victimised by Joe Arpaio.

While the constitution of the United States of America, protects its citizens’ rights and grants them freedom of speech, Joe Arpaio did not think this was needed. He blatantly denied these two media journalists their civil rights as they have recently created a cover piece article in the Phoenix New Times publication.

Joe Arpaio was known for committing many misdeeds in his career as Maricopa town’s sheriff. While most people were only aware of the horrific racial profiling, discrimination and segregation based acts he had committed, after the arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the world soon understood that the sheriff was also a master at getting vengeance against people who dint nod in agreement at his every demand.

Fortunately for Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, justice did come to their rescue, and 24 hours after they were arrested, they were let go. Their arrest led to an acquittal not because Joe Arpaio finally understood the error of his ways; it was because of a nation-wide demand that these innocent media executives get justice sooner rather than later.

One would imagine that being the victims to such senseless acts of cruelty, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey would admit defeat and cower for their lives.

Hiding from the world, however; was not the fate of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey as they emerged stronger and all the more dedicated to getting justice not only for themselves but also for the Latino community that was constantly being tormented by Joe Arpaio.

A legal battle soon took place between Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey versus the Maricopa County. In 2013, the Maricopa County was ordered by an appellate court judge to give Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey a settlement of $3.7 Million for the suffering they had endured due to the actions of the sheriff. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://james-larkin.com/press/

As one united force of good, together, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey founded the Frontera Fund with the settlement amount the received from the tiring legal battle.

This Fund was wholly dedicated to undoing the harm done by Joe Arpaio and his kind while preventing further crimes being committed on the Hispanic Community living in Arizona.

Does the story end here and did Joe Arpaio get his just desserts? Unfortunately not, but this was the very beginning of a revolution. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

While most people believed with conviction that Joe Arpaio would finally and rightfully get his comeuppance for victimising Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, an unexpected incident occurred that left many people stunned in disbelief.

Known to be a supporter of President Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio, once again dodged a bullet when the President granted him a pardon. While this disappointed many people in more levels that can be imagined, this release did not in any way dissuade Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey from continuing their fight against injustice.

With the Frontera Fund, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey continue to do as much as good as possible and as quickly as they can.

The King Of The Advisement And Communication Industry: Alexandre Gama

With the change in technology, it is impossible to ignore the impact that technology has on the market industry. It is crucial that we get to understand and know the most favorable agencies in the sector.

Alexandre Gama is one of the most prominent persons who are in the advisement and communication industry in Brazil.

Alexandre Gama is an alumnus of Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP). He began his career in 1982, and he has his couple of accomplishments.

Currently, his the CCO and CEO of one the top 20 advertising agencies in Brazil: Neogama. The firm was founded by Gama in 1999. In its first three years, it grew tremendously. The company even made history by being the first firm to be awarded a Lion in the Cannes Festival in its first year. As a result, Gama is considered a highly influential individual. Gama has won several awards in his career journey.

Aliento Combines Art And Political Action To Bolster Undocumented People

If there is anything an undocumented worker in the United States needs, it’s a sense of personal value and humanity. Living without legal status in a foreign country is far more than a daily economic struggle.

Along with it can come a sense of displacement that can make a person feel like they have no fundamental, intrinsic value.

An organization in Arizona wants to change that. They believe one of the best ways for people to get in touch with their own humanity is through art. Aliento is a nonprofit organization based in Mesa. They present themselves as a “youth-led” organization and staffed with people of undocumented status. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

The central premise of Aliento is that, through creating works of art, people can heal themselves of psychological trauma — but they can go further and find inner strength, and a sense of personal power. Art can trigger a transformative experience.

Aliento has recently received financial support from the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. This is a group that advocates for the lives and social/political status of undocumented workers, as well as Latino and Hispanic peoples living in America legally or illegally.

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was established by newsmen Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. As publishers of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, Larkin and Lacey focused heavily on stories that showcased the lives, issues and plight of undocumented workers.

Among their journalistic pursuits was writing stories that shed light on the brutal and often illegal police tactics that persecuted undocumented workers in Arizona.

A key figure in this was former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a fiercely anti-immigrant lawman who frequently threw out the rule book – including the United States Constitution – in his aggressive harassment and arrest of undocumented workers.

In 2007, Sheriff Arpaio blatantly violated the law by arresting journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin because he did not like the stories they ran exposing the numerous illegal police actions of his deputies. Larkin and Lacey sued and were awarded $3.7 million.

That money is now being used to support groups like Aliento which, ironically, is advocating for the very groups people that were once the focus of police brutality under the auspices of Sheriff Arpaio.

In addition to sponsoring art, Aliento puts on political education workshops, works with community building spaces, promotes leadership development -– with the long-term goal of shifting U.S. immigration policy away from punitive policies and toward solutions based on justice, safety and humanity.

American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization that is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The AIA offers programs such as education, government lobbying, redeveloping communities, and public outreach to support architects as a profession. This organization was started in 1857 by a group of 13 architects, who invited 16 other well-known architects to join them. Today there are 200 employees, and 300 chapters of this organization available to architects. The AIA is an advocate, a community, and an information resource. The AIA sponsors architecture studies so that architects can continue their education. The AIA also has a compilation of contract documents with more than 100 forms architects use.

The AIA also provides web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals, also conducting market research and analysis of the economic factors, which affect the business of architecture. AIA leadership such as Carl Elefante, works on sustainability projects. Carl brings experience such as working on the renovation of Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Museum, as well as Ames Hall at George Washington University. Robert Ivy is Chief Executive officer of the AIA, running a progressive organization. The AIA promotes high quality design. Robert Ivy is promoting the AIA by heightening public awareness of the value of architecture as a field.

Robert Ivy was the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record, an architecture journal, with McGraw-Hill Companies from October 1996 to February 2011. He then became Vice-President/Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill from October 1996 to February 2011. Up until now, he is EVP, Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. The American Institute of Architects has 87,890 members, which Robert Ivy now leads. Ivy’s main idea is to encourage architects to think beyond their field. The Monthly Architecture Billings Index is a survey that architects watch to analyze the performance and projections of the U.S. building industry, which some believe to be an accurate predictor of economic success in the United States.

Ivy has stated that architecture does affect the likelihood of non-communicable diseases rates. In modern times, he feels that buildings and cities are designed to promote exercise through stairs, and an ability to walk around. Design professionals have to keep human wellbeing in mind when they design architecture. Architects also need to think about how to function well with their team. In the future, more proof is needed that a building makes an impact since certain types of places make people more or less productive given the design and how it makes people feel.

Learn more:https://siny.org/news/aia_appoints_robert_ivy_a_executive_vice_president_ceo/

 

Larkin and Lacey: Fighting Oppression

A lot of people get involved when it’s about defeating oppression and corruption. Those two issues plague every nation and economy. Sadly, it’s a fact of life and people suffer because of it. Fortunately, there are people like Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who’ve been fighting oppression for decades.

Back in the early 70s, Lacey and some friends created a campus newspaper that challenged the local media’s ultra-conservative coverage of everything.

After the first issue released, the tiny newspaper became an overnight success. Soon after, Lacey dropped out of college to devote his full attention to the popularizing paper.

Shortly after that, Jim Larkin, another college dropout, joined the team. Lacey served as the executive editor, and Larkin was in charge of advertising. Pretty soon, their small paper turned into a successful media company that covered several topics: from political issues to food and art.

In the early 80s, they began expanding into other states. In 1983, they bought a news-and-arts newspaper in Denver called Westword. That started a chain reaction, leading the duo to purchase 16 more like-minded newspapers across the country. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

The newly created conglomerate, named Village Voice Media became one of the most respected media companies in the world.

Throughout their careers, they’ve faced many obstacles. They’ve been threatened and harassed, but no one ever actually did anything to them. That was until they challenged Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Joe Arpaio called himself the toughest sheriff in the country. Upon Phoenix New Time’s investigation, he proved to be a racist bigot.

Nothing about Arpaio proved worthy of a badge. New Times published several stories detailing his many misdeeds, including financial irregularities and extensive mismanagement in his own sheriff’s office. Most shockingly, he served a chief role in fostering much of Arizona’s anti-Mexican fear-mongering.

It goes without saying, Sheriff Arpaio did not respond kindly to New Time’s stories. His rage eventually pushed him to have Lacey and Larkin arrested in the most suspicious manner. He sent his fear and controversial “Selective Enforcement Unit” to removed Lacey and Larkin from their homes in the middle of the night. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

He followed that up with a brutal interrogation, where he tried to subpoena the personal information of New Time’s staff. Luckily, he got nothing. Lacey and Larkin got $3.7 million after suing Maricopa County.

Bob Reina and his Company Introduce New Software Product

The marketing company known as Talk Fusion has recently launched a product that will help a number of consumers more effectively market themselves. Talk Fusion introduced Live Meetings which allows users to hold video meetings and conferences with ease and efficiency. With this product, users can have real time communication using one of the most updated interfaces on the market. They will also be able to take advantage of the WebRTC system as well. Using Live Meetings are able to transmit one way videos which are ideal for holding conferences and other meetings. Therefore, the use of Live Meetings provides a number of consumers with the ability to hold various speaking events on the computer in a more convenient manner. This new product was announced by the founder Bob Reina.

 

Talk Fusion is a company that was founded by Bob Reina. He has built Talk Fusion into one of the most successful marketing companies around. Over the last several years, he has introduced a number of different products that make marketing on the internet more efficient. Reina has introduced a number of products that allow users to hold meetings and run ads via online video. This has allowed numerous organizations to improve their marketing campaigns. Before Bob started up Talk Fusion, he worked as a police officer for a number of years. This occupation was quite fulfilling but he needed to make some extra money on the side. He would sell products for a commission and this proved to him that he was proficient at selling. Therefore he decided to devote his focus to network marketing.

 

Bob has built a very successful marketing company over the last decade. As a result, he has been able to make a significant impact on not only customers but also his local community. On a regular basis, Bob donates money to a number of causes. He has donated funds to the Tampa Bay Humane Society in order to preserve the well being of animals. Along with making donations to the Humane Society, he has also donated money to orphanages in Indonesia. This has allowed him to make a positive impact on not only the United States but to other places in the world. Learn more: http://jimmyezzell.com/who-is-bob-reina/

Equities First-French Tribune

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