Wes Edens Makes Major Investments in Transport and Sports

You only need about 45 minutes to drive from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, but that hardly happens. Dreadful gridlocks can extend the drive to an hour or beyond. Wes Edens, a renowned private equity investor who co-owns the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA, has unveiled an ideal way of getting around South Florida. Brightline, the first privately owned and managed passenger railway system in the state, on May 2018 made its first trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. During the 30 minutes-trip, commuters enjoy comfy leather seats, unparalleled food service, and strong free Wi-Fi.

With just $10, you can book a one-way ticket with Brightline, which will cost $40 more if you had to take an Uber. Car and trucks drive at a slow speed of 34 mph along this passage of Interstate 95. Traveling at about 80 mph, cars and trucks are no match for the Brightline.

This train service is ideal for South Florida travelers, who are extremely hesitant to part with their vehicles. Now, the train proceeds to the West Palm Beach, but it will later offer services to Orlando. Running at a full speed of 135 mph, the Brightline will cover that last leg in two hours. The same trip will take a car nearly 3 hours.

Brightline is a perfect solution for passengers that are too far to use cars and trucks but too near to use flights. Wes Edens believes such a solution would work perfectly between cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte as well as other overcrowded corridors.

Aston Villa Agree to Partner with Wes Dens

Aston Villa has announced Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris as their major partners in a deal that will see the two wealthy investors invest heavily into the Championship Club. Edens and Sawiris expressed their gratitude for growing from lifelong fans of Aston Villa to partners. They promised to leverage their deep business and sports expertise to reinforce the club and help Aston Villa reclaim its rightful position in the top ranks of English Football. They said their goal is to help the Club become successful, build on its extensive history while respecting its ardent fan base and exceptional culture.

 

 

Gareth Henry, the voice of the Jamaican LGBTQ community

In the year 2007, the name Henry Gareth made the international headline. This happened when the man was beaten up by policemen in front of a two hundred person mob that had ganged up on him at a pharmacy in Kingston Jamaica. The reason behind the attack was homophobia. After years of putting up with constant abuse, bullying and the death of several of his friends, Gareth Henry sought asylum in Canada in 2008.

Jamaica is one of the 76 countries around the globe where same-sex relationships have been criminalized. Activists have over the years come forward to speak for the rights of the LGBTQ community in Jamaica among them Gareth Henry.

Gareth Henry and the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays J-FLAG

J-FLAG is an organization that seeks to fight for the rights of the LGBTQ community in Jamaica. Upon the death of its former leader Brian Williamson in 2004, Gareth Henry took on the forum’s leadership role. Williamson died of stabbing in a homophobic attack against him. The struggles became real when Henry had to step up to the role and go public with his sexuality. He became the target of several homophobic attacks over the four years he held the position. During this time, he also witnessed the violent death of 13 of his friends most of whose bodies he had to identify.

His fight for change made him a target of the law enforcement leading to the 2007 incident on Valentine’s Day. On this day, he and a large group of gay men were chased into a pharmacy and attacked causing him to abandon his role in J-FLAG and flee to Canada thereafter. While in Canada, the now refugee continues to fight for the same cause and help people like him flee the persecution in Jamaica. In the process, Gareth is trying to make the Jamaican Government accountable for the inhuman acts and injustice against the LGBTQ community.

Gareth Henry as a sportsman

Gareth is an accomplished badminton player. He competed in the 2011 and 2014 commonwealth games as well as the 2015 Pan American Games. He is also a gold and bronze medalist in the game. Badminton is his core career and his free time is spent as an activist.

The RealReal Melrose Shop

The RealReal is a consignment shop that sells luxury items. This includes from house hold items to designer clothing. The RealReal sells merchandise from kids up to adults.

The RealReal is excited with the grand opening of their new consignment shop located in the heart of Los Angeles. The new LA shop can be found in Melrose Ave. This is a perfect location, because Melrose is known for it’s shopping district and it’s also a tourist destination. The in-store services are consistent with their other consignment shops. You’ll find top designers that will include Chanel, Cartier and Rolex. The in-store services provide free evaluations. As a customer you will have the luxury of meeting an expert to assist you in learning how much your items are worth. Also, if the customer elects to do a consignment drop-off, they can make an appointment or choose to drop-off their items at anytime.

Another added bonus that The RealReal has done, is the ability to do their shopping through their App. The RealReal has an app for either iOS or Android. When you shop through their site or app, you have the ability to view their items in person, or have an expert put together the pieces just for you. Additionally, The RealReal took it one step further, to provide the customer a VIP Shopping Experience. As a customer, you have the option to schedule a 1-hour Personal Styling Appointment. The shop will host you a VIP Shopping Experience.

If you decide to drop in the store for a free evaluation on one of your luxury items, the store offers experts in fine jewelry, watches, and handbags. You also have the option to schedule an appointment to meet an expert.

In addition, to the in-store services the LA Melrose store will offer luxury repair services. This includes services in watch repair, handbag reconditioning, and jewelry cleaning. To schedule an appointment or for further questions, please contact the store about these services. While your waiting for your luxury item to get repaired, the store has a refreshments café with free wifi.

Know More about Gareth Henry’s Successful Career Journey

Gareth Henry is an entrepreneur, global investor, and a financial manager. Many people would not dream to go to Edinburg University in Scotland for their actual mathematical studies. However, that was the decision Gareth decided to make because of his passion for mathematics. After his graduation in 2009, he started working as the research manager for Watson Wyatt. He worked for the company for many years and later joined Schroders serving as their product manager. At Schroders, he was involved in significant roles, including advising clients about alternative investment, in line with solutions driven by liabilities. Later in 2007, Gareth Henry decided to join Fortress Investment Group.

Gareth Henry with Fortress Investment Group

In 2004, one of the most potential investment opportunities was Brazil, for the investment giants like Fortress Investment Group. That was according to Gareth , the principal at the 60-billion-dollar hedge fund company, that idea came up from the fact that 2014 was the election year. There has always been great trading between the two regions regarding the real interest rates leading to equity trading. He firmly believed that the trends would keep on even after the elections. His feelings were shared by his fellow executives at Fortress Investment Group.

His focus abroad

Alongside South America’s Brazil, Gareth Henry considered overseas nations including Japan and Scotland, recognizing the two countries as part of the regions with the biggest investment opportunities. Which by now have already experienced incredible trading activities in the market. The failed independent vote in Scotland left some projects uncertain, but for the business, it was good news for traders who had to take advantage during the turmoil. In the recent interviews, Gareth has stated that he is very keen and focusing on the global political activities as one of the prime business opportunities in the international market. Gareth Henry has done tremendous work in his career including giving financial advice to various companies and individuals. He has also overseen all the sales and marketing and client services delivered by Fortress Investment Group.

Adam Milstein: Managing Partner of the Hager Pacific Properties

The Jewish community continues to face numerous challenges as they try to ensure that they are respected as other races in the world. However, anti-Semitism has been one of the key reasons why the challenges that face the community never seem to go away. There is still a section of people who think that the Jews do not deserve to be in the country. These people are the real threat to diversity and justice in the world. Despite the challenges that have been caused by the enemies of the community, Jews are not giving up on the fight for justice and strengthening of the State of Israel. They have combined forces from wherever they are in the world to ensure that their motherland is respected and the Jewish culture lasts for many generations to come.

One of the efforts to curb the challenges is the creation of an organization that promotes the Jewish welfare and unity. One such organization is the Israeli-American Council. IAC is an organization that has been around for the past one decade and is composed mainly of the Jewish-American community. It is the largest organization in the United States that is Jews-aligned. IAC is an organization that is able to unlock many doors which open the way for the Jews living in the United States to identify with their culture and roots. The Jews living in the United States need to establish a relationship with the State of Israel.

About Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein is the co-founder and chairman of the IAC. He among the people who are committed to serving their countries to the best of their abilities. Adam Milstein has been pushing for unity and welfare of the Jews to be perfected so that the community to handle the issues at hand in the best way possible.

Adam Milstein who also works as a managing partner of the Hager Pacific Properties. He has been working in this industry since he graduated from the University of Southern Carolina in 1980s. His success shows the role that the Jewish-American Community has had in the United States. They have not been left behind in contributing positively to the economic development of the U.S.

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