Before the first European explorers landed in the Americas residents of present-day South America treated fabric with the sap from rubber trees to make rainwear. In the 19th Century, Thomas Burberry and Charles Macintosh developed more effective raincoats that were still more water-resistant than waterproof and seafarers began treating their clothes with oil to ward off moisture. Still, a perfectly waterproof garment that adequately vents perspiration remained elusive.
Futurelight is the latest fabric introduced by the maker of extreme weather clothing North Face. The company touts Futurelight as “breathable waterproof protection“. Made through a process called nanospinning the injecting of polymers into the shell of the jacket Futurelight could supplant Gore-Tex for use in inclement weather clothing. North Face describes Futurelight as “microscopic webbing”.
Futurelight vs Gore-Tex
Unlike Futurelight clothing, Gore-Tex clothing is made in multiple layers. Multi-layer construction doesn’t offer the wearer adequate ventilation. During physical exertion, it may be necessary to open a Gore-Tex coat to cool down creating the risk of hypothermia in extreme cold. Futurelight provides 100% ventilation of body heat
Other Applications For Nanospinning
Futurelight garments currently on the market are made for the most extreme weather conditions like those encountered by mountain climbers. North Face plans on introducing Futurelight clothing for a variety of markets and applications. According to North Face’s Steve Lesnard nanospinning technology can be applied to any type of clothing like tee shirts.
About Steve Lesnard
Steve Lesnard recently joined North Face as the company’s Global Vice President of Marketing. Lesnard has worked in the clothing industry throughout his 20-year career. He has experience in global marketing, launching new brands, and forming strategic partnerships. North Face brought Steve Lesnard on board as part of its efforts to increase the company’s global presence.
James Reese is an entrepreneur, veteran, and leader who runs the firm Tigerswan. They are a security and consulting firm that was founded in 2008. Tigerswan is mainly focused on protecting clients from fraud that can happen from anywhere in the world. The firm can protect customers through its modern technology and services. Something great about the company is its availability, as they are open 24 hours a day. A fun fact is that James Reese created the company while on a trip to Colorado. Currently, Tigerswan is in 50 countries and known for having a strong group of team members. James Reese, on the other hand, is known for being an experienced and proven leader. According to the article from Tigerswan that recaps the career of the executive, he served as a military service member. His career took a turn when he became a business owner after being a special operations commander. The individual decided to retire in 2007 as he is prized as one of the best commanders in military history, according to a commander of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Reese understands that he learned a lot from being in the armed forces like being a good listener and taking charge. Interestingly, the CEO views his idea and firm like a baby that needs nurturing with weighted responsibility. He notes that he was grateful for the whole process – from the challenges, fears, and risks. James Reese states that the idea for Tigerswan came while stationed in Iraq with a colleague. The entrepreneur is proud to own a veteran-owned small business and employ other veterans. Reese invested many resources into the company and hired like-minded people who wanted to get the firm up and running. He compares leading in the military to being in charge of a firm as less difficult because a commander will not have to worry about as many things like the compensation of employees. For example, as a CEO, he explains that there a lot of different factors to consider like payment, performance, and the hiring process. James Reese explains that he enjoys supporting and helping other veterans.
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In the aftermath of the sale, many people are wondering how CBL managed to sell off 20 million shares of its company in such a short period of time. That’s why Peter Harris, the managing director and CEO, recently sat down to discuss how they managed to become so successful in just a few short years and where they hope to go in the future of their career. It all started when he first managed to get a local company to buy 5 million of their shares and he unloaded them at 3 Australian dollars apiece, down 11% from the usual price of $3.35. Shortly thereafter, the senior management sold 9.6 million of their shares to other companies and Alistair Hutchinson, the deputy chairman, followed suit with the remaining 5.4 million a month later.
In total, the finance news network reports that they generated over $65 million and they hope to continue thriving economically in the years to come. While the majority of these shares were sold to various local companies throughout the countries of Australia and New Zealand, there were some shares that ended up at businesses all over the world. These shares used to be in escrow back in February of 2017 but they have since been released and made available to the general public. It’s not clear what convinced them to buy this multitude of shares but it’s assumed that they were attempting to expand their economic prosperity as their companies continue to grow and expand.
As a freshman at Auckland University, Peter Harris proved to be an excellent student and eventually graduated with honors in the spring of 1989. After finishing his academic career, he decided to become a finance director and shareholder at a company known as Boston Marks Group Ltd. He stayed with the company until 1992 at which point he decided to go work for general capital. He was their chief executive officer for almost five years before becoming the international business director at CBL for eleven years. He was then promoted to the position of managing director and CEO for a decade.
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Peter Briger is one of the most envied business gurus in the world. He is among the most fortunate business moguls who have been listed in Forbes top 400. Peter is not only the President but also serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group. Before joining Fortress in 2002, Briger served as a partner at Goldman Sachs for about 15 years. Peter Briger is with no doubt one of the pillars of success for Fortress. He was among the spearheaders of taking Fortress Investment Group public. Besides being the President of the company, Briger is also in-charge of the firm’s credit funds and real estate business. He has majorly focused on distressed debt and illiquid investments. Credit to Peter, Fortress is currently one of the largest investment management firms. The firm prides in managing more than $65 billion in the form of assets for both private and institutional investors.
Peter Briger has been at the forefront of raising capital for debt-laden foreign markets despite the present economic recession in the financial markets. Peter Briger attained his Bachelor’s degree at Princeton University. He also holds an MBA from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. After completing his studies, Peter began his career as a financial expert at Goldman Sachs in 1996 where he later served as a partner. While at Goldman Sachs, Briger broadened his knowledge and skills and became an expert in other areas such as trading, foreign investment, real estate, loans, distressed debt, and trading.
The 51-year-old Peter Briger does not let his success in life come between his love for caring and sharing with the less fortunate. He has been involved in many philanthropic activities such as eradication of poverty, provision of quality education and helping children from humble backgrounds. Peter is also a board member of a non-profit organization Tipping Point which is primarily involved in helping low-income families in San Francisco. One of his most notable contributions to society was the $600 million donation to conserve and maintain the Central Park in New York. Being listed on Forbes top 400 most elite business persons did not come on a silver platter. Peter has indeed worked hard and at times even harder to be the crème de la crème and one of the self-made billionaires in the world. He was and still is a financial genius.
Canadian constitutional lawyer Sujit Choudhry and former Canadian government deputy minister George Anderson have authored a book of essays explaining the complications constitutional processes face with territorial disagreements.
The collection, “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions,” focuses on 17 situations where countries are making constitutional changes. These are both small countries, politically diverse countries and areas where territorial politics play both key and secondary roles. Case studies shown in the book include Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Cyprus.
The published work includes recommendations on policy from the eye of realists looking at the complexity of both politics and territorial governance. Many in the field of constitutional law see this work as incredibly relevant to situations happening worldwide. That is especially true for Myanmar, Yemen and Libya.
The two have also authored a policy paper as a companion piece to their work. The paper is given the same title and details how crafting constitutions is affected by territorial claims. It also offers input to advisors involved in constitutional drafting.
Sujit Choudhry, considered a leading expert on Canada’s constitution, is a principal at Choudry Law. He also founded and is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Internationally known as a constitutional scholar, Sujuit Choudhry has worked for decades helping those in government advance rule-of-law processes and build constitutional governments.
With law degrees from Toronto, Oxford and Harvard, Sujit Choudhry served as law clerk under Chief Justice Antonio Lamer on the Supreme Court of Canada and served the Bar of Ontario. He was a constitutional law scholar at UC Berkeley, New York University and the University of Toronto for almost 20 years. More than 100 publications bear his name and his work has been used by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
George Anderson is the former CEO of the Forum of Federations and a Centre for Democracy and Diversity at Queen’s University fellow. He served the United Nations Department of Political Affairs as a part of the Sanby Team of Experts and has been a consultant all over the world.
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Financial executive Peter Briger held a leading position at Goldman, Sachs and Company for 15 years, becoming a Partner at the firm in 1996, before he later joined the New York-based private equity company known as Fortress Investment Group in 2002 and started working as the overseer of its Credit and Real Estate Business. He was responsible for raising over $4 billion for the Fortress Credit Opps Fund IV, which helped the group substantially increase its annual profits. By November of 2006, Peter Briger was given the title of Principal of the company, and in August 2009, he was elected as its Co-Chairman.
Most of the wealth that the experienced investor has accrued while working at Fortress has come from strategically trading distressed assets, which are the types of debt that other investors tend to reject. He has said that he sees many opportunities to profit from distressed debt, due to the fact that when banks are forced to sell non-performing or risky assets because of the demand from shareholders, he and Fortress can scoop them up at deeply discounted prices, then sell them at a higher rate. Peter Briger also helped his previous employer Goldman, Sachs and Company steadily grow its revenue for several years through a division he founded within the company called Goldman’s Special Situations Group.
In addition to being a part of the financial industry as an expert investor, Peter Briger is also a board member at a few charitable organizations that work to provide assistance to the needy, and to prepare students for future educational opportunities. Through a foundation called Tipping Point, he contributes to serving low-income families in the San Francisco area, and through Caliber Schools, he works within the organization to find ways to help students attending charter schools be better prepared to compete when they enter 4-year colleges, and when they go on to pursue their professional careers. Peter Briger graduated from Princeton University with a BA degree, and he earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The married father of four made it onto the Forbes Billionaire list in 2007. Learn More.
In the middle of the last decade, Jose Ariemo Neto, CEO and chairman of the Brazilian real estate company JHSF, led it to enter the luxury retail sector. Their first such project would be Cidade Jardim, which today holds 180 stores, nine residential towers, four office towers, and one mixed-use building. Around the same time that the entered it, Jose succeeded his retiring father, the co-founder of former CEO of JHSF. In 1998 Jose had been instrumental in helping his father take the company into the retail sector in general by successfully obtaining the rights for the company to construct its first retail store, Shopping Santa Cruz.
Today, Jose says that during an average workday he works from about 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Fabio co-founded the company JHS with his brother Jose Roberto Auriemo in 1972. They led it together until the 1990s when a strong disagreement about the direction of the company led to them dividing into two separate companies which they each took full ownership and leadership of. These companies were called JHSI and JHSF.
Jose took JHSF. After seven years had passed the brothers made up, but agreed it was best to keep their companies separate. Jose Auriemo Neto is so busy a businessman that he rarely takes a vacation. However, he does have days off in which he loves to spend time with his family and to golf. He, his wife Marianna, and their two children have lived in three different homes in the last 20 years. Learn More.
TMS Health Solutions is a company that runs seven centers in the San Francisco Bay area. The centers are dedicated to the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, an innovative treatment that uses electro-magnetic waves to adjust the chemical make-up of the brain. The treatment was initially designed to fight depression, but the centers are also testing its use for other illnesses as well. Co-founder and investor Ara Chackerian believes TMS to be a future pillar of psychiatric care and is willing to support this belief with funding. As a serial investor, TMS Solutions is not the first medical start-up Chackerian has invested in. It also will not be the last.
A lot of the funding that drives the healthcare market can be traced back to the private sector. Wealthy businessmen and entrepreneurs alike invest millions into start-ups and medical treatments every year. Chackerian himself has made such investments his actual career. Under the banner of his holdings company, ASC Capital Holdings LLC, Chackerian has funded many companies such as BMS Diagnostics and PipelineRx. Chackerian is able to find success because he is passionate about healthcare and knows a lot about it. Ara even writes articles for publications like Medium on the subject. His investment in TMS was not so much on the treatment itself but on the passion of one man. Dr. Richard Bermudas who has championed the cause since the FDA approved TMS in 2006.
Ara Chackerian happened to bump into Dr. Bermudas when looking into TMS. In a recent interview, he recounted how Bermudas’s passion sold him on the concept of TMS. Dr. Bermudas, like many doctors within the medical field, was fighting cumbersome legal technicalities in his quest to promote TMS. Chackerian and his partner realized they could shave off some red tape to allow Dr. Bermudas to work more freely. As Chackerian put it they wanted to let Bermudas be a doctor. Thus, TMS was born. So far it has garnered success and merited the expansion to seven locations. It also continues to push forward the treatment itself. Ara Chackerian remains a member of the board and advocate for the treatment itself. Read more about Ara Chackerian: https://hitechchronicle.com/2018/02/ara-chackerian-explains-how-our-mental-health-state-may-largely-benefit-from-our-very-fingertips/
Nine years ago, based out of New York City, Peter L. Briger became the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors with the Fortress Investment Group, and three years earlier, has held a position of being a member of the Board of Directors. His role at the Fortress Investment Group is running the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds, and taking lead in credit fundin, from gaining his extensive knowledge while working previously and being a partner with Goldman Sachs for 15 years. He is well educated in the fields of management, extensive credit, and private equity finance, being a member of the Goldman Sachs Global Control and Compliance Committee. The education that Peter Briger recieved attending Princeton University, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania has prepared him to become such an expert, while having a positive impact on others, leading to their sucess.
When it comes to asset management, Peter Briger has more than 20 years of experience in the field, and has proven to be an exceptional business leader, having the Fortress Investment Group globally diversified, with over $43 billion dollars of assets, utilizing their liquid and equity market divisions. If there is a mainstream source of capital that has declined in the market, Peter Briger has been able to find innovative ways around problems in society, which was the reason for the decline, and still manages to create a decent amount of profit, while marketing correctly, selling high, and buying low. His world class investment strategies, and the team at the Fortress Investment Group is very consistent in delivering exactly what an organization is looking for, when it comes to the proper ways to invest.
In 2015, together as a group, we’re able to raise nearly $5 billion dollars for a new fund within the Fortress Investment Group. Regardless of a financial crisis, the expertise that Peter Briger brings to the table is unmatched in the financial sector, displaying the ability to make a profit with distressed assets, while banks are forced to change how they do business, having a major impact on their profit margins. Peter Briger has always been prepared for when one door closes in the investment market, and to know the next steps in achieving the goals of his group, when another door opens. Currently, Briger still remains to be one of the top players in the arena of special asset investing.
Entrepreneur Isabel dos Santos has been a leading voice pushing for a digital revolution in Africa. She calls for international investment across the continent to give people access to telecommunications services. She says that business owners are hampered by poor telecommunications infrastructure, which is holding them back from competing on the global stage.
Besides technology, she says that a lack of egalitarian frameworks is another reason Africa is not prosperous. Women’s careers are sidelined for men because they are regarded as the family breadwinner by society. This archaic belief holds back economic growth across the continent. At the companies Isabel dos Santos operates, women have the same access to jobs and promotions as men do.
However, she does say that Africa is made up of very different countries each with their own set of issues. These countries have their own legal systems, forms of government, and cultures. Companies and organizations that want to work in Africa need to recognize these differences if they expect to be successful. Read article about Isabel Dos Santos at Observador
Addressing education in her country, Angola, and across Africa, she said that it’s not good enough that people learn to read and write. Isabel dos Santos says that people need to be more ambitious than that. What is needed is to get young people the set of skills they need to get a job. She has called for schools and universities to work with businesses to determine what students need to learn. She says that with the right kind of training people will be able to work good-paying jobs.
She recently spoke at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. She was invited due to her position as the chairperson of Unitel, Angola’s leading telecommunications company. This forum addressed many issues in Africa including education, imports and exports, food security, and infrastructure development. Russia is a major exporter to Africa, topping $1 billion in 2019.
Isabel dos Santos talked about the business environment in Africa and what economic opportunities exist. She said that there are many natural resources that can be used to develop local economies and export to other nations. These resources include agriculture, gold, copper, oil, and copper.