One of the Most Successful UAE Businessmen

The United Arab Emirates is a country that has given birth to many entrepreneurs that are today known worldwide for their professional excellence and business skills. Real estate development is among the most bustling industries in the United Arab Emirates.

One of the most successful individuals is Mr Hussain Sajwani. He is founder and owner of many startup companies, some of which operate on an international level.

Mr Hussain Sajwani is also a philanthropist and a prominent investor and developer of real estate properties both in the United Arab Emirates and worldwide.

Mr Hussain Sajwani was born in Dubai. He received his education in the United States of America where he attended the University of Washington and majored in economics.

After he had completed his studies, Mr Hussain Sajwani was a part of a company called GASCO for a few years, working as a contracts manager. He quit the job in 1982 and went on to establishing his first company which is one of the most successful businesses he owns today.

In 1982 the company of Draieh Management Services Co came to be. The company is more widely known with its abbreviation – DAMAC Properties. The company is dedicated to providing catering for events and works with all sectors such as business, education, and so on.

The company of DAMAC Properties is also an investor in a significant number of real estate projects on the territory of the United Arab Emirates.

Mr Hussain Sajwani also uses DAMAC Properties as a means to do charity work and organise fundraising events. The company launched DAMAC Maison which is a hospitality division in 2011. It is one of the biggest hotel apartment operators in the world.

In 2013, The Ramadan initiative received a cheque of two million AED. The Ramadan initiative was created by is Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The goal of the charitable cause is to provide clothing for one million poor children from all around the world. The donation made by Mr Hussain Sajwani provided enough resource in order to take care of more than 50 000 children who were dressed and provided with warmth.

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Anthony Petrello: Jersey Boy Does Well

Anthony Petrello is the president, CEO and Chairman of Texas based oil and gas giant Nabors Industries Ltd. Petrello is a native of Newark, New Jersey. A math wiz in high school, he earned a scholarship to Yale where he studied under internationally renowned mathematician Serge Lang.

After graduating with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics, Anthony Petrello attended Harvard Law School. Tony Petrello earned a Juris Doctor, passed the bar exam and was hired by the prestigious New York law firm Baker & McKenzie. His work was so good he was quickly promoted.

Petrello’s work also caught the eye of one of Baker & McKenzie’s top clients, Nabors Industries. In 1991 the Houston, Texas based company hired Anthony Petrello as their president and chief operating officer. His exemplary work led to him being named CEO, Deputy Chairman and finally Chairman of the Board. In 2015 he became America’s highest paid CEO, earning in excess of $68 million. During that time he was also director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC and MediaOnDemand providing them with strategic planning and helping them to prosper.

After marrying his college sweetheart, soap opera actress Cynthia Carrafa, his daughter Carena was born with periventricular leukomalacia. Anthony Petrello donated $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital, Inc. to help build the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. Petrello has also been involved in a number of other philanthropic activities. He’s also remained connected to the hospital and now serves as director of Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Spring Your Lips into Spring

While anyone can own the sweet mint, strawberry sorbet, or even the sheer pink shimmer EOS – or Evolution of Smooth – lip balm, it takes a sharp eye to spot the popular limited edition flavors before they disappear for another year. Like the classic and the new flavors, these limited edition spring flavors are quite popular with Facebook fans of the EOS lip balms.

Spring 2017 brings two flavors to these limited edition two packs. The first of them is one that anyone can own: coconut milk. A pink and white striped pod of lip balm, it has a soft scent. If you can get your nose up to it, hints of coconut hit the nose. It still has the silky feel of the EOSlip balm line, and can make your lips pretty soft. For fans of the odd shaped food, the coconut milk EOS is a very popular choice.

The second in this popular two pack this spring, is a new flavor: cucumber melon. Like the Amazon popular hand lotion, this lip balm has hints of a cucumber scent to it. In a light and dark green striped pod, it looks like a round striped cucumber. The cucumber scent is strong when you get close to it, but if you’re just putting it on, it’s a soft background scent. A good way to get away from the smells of public bathrooms or other smells that just plain stink. It also compliments the hand lotion rather well.

Unlike two packs of springs past, it seems like the cucumber melon has been such a hit that it will be here to stay after spring. Whatever happens to these popular flavors, a trained eye will be able to tell them apart from the crowd when time comes to pick them from a colored lineup.

A Review of the Water Situation at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley recently issued a statement to respond to claims made that their Upper Mountain water was contaminated by E. coli and coliform groups of bacteria. This health concern issue was raised to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health in November.


A closer look at the problem at the resort


According to Wesley Nicks, the director of Placer County Environmental Health, the bacteria was detected and the water was put on treatment. He also added that three wells under treatment indicated minute levels of coliforms and lacked E. coli. All the restaurants located at Upper Mountain were shut down so as to attend to this health issue. People going on skiing trips were cautioned against consuming water until it is confirmed safe for drinking. Additionally, no health cases were reported and skiers were allowed to ski at the famed resort. Liesl Keney, director of public relations at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, issued a statement to respond to the above allegation.


Solutions put in place to curb the water crisis at Squaw Valley Resort


Keney reported that in October that year, Upper Mountain was hit by a massive storm that resulted in distortion of the water systems in Placer County. These rains led to flooding at the upgraded water system at Gold Coast and High Camp. This inundation caused the contamination of the water system. Fortunately for them, only one system was affected. After a series of tests, the issue was reported to the Squaw Valley Public Service District and the Placer County Environmental Health. Squaw Valley consulted other water experts who stepped in to help solve the problem.


Keney also promised that the water from Gold Coast and High Camp would remain under treatment until it is confirmed safe for consumption. She also added that the resort values the safety of its clients and that it would continue to provide premium bottled water to its guest lodging at Gold Coast and High Camp. Keney also promised to make this issue public once the experts resolve it. She finally thanked the Squaw Valley Public Service District and Placer County Environmental Health Department for being supportive throughout the entire crisis.