Category: Interesting News

Alastair Borthwick Chronicled The Egalitarian Climber

Broadcaster and writer Alastair Borthwick passed away on September 25, 2003. He was born on February 17, 1913, and had married his wife Anne in 1940 who had passed away earlier in 2003. Together, the couple had one son during their marriage.

Alastair Borthwick was best known for his writings on the sports of mountaineering and climbing throughout Europe. When he first began writing about the topic, it was mainly seen as a sport for the well-to-do that took place in exotic locations and was recounted in expedition books. This all started to change in the mid-1900s when the working class started enjoying the sport in their own local areas or by trekking across Europe and staying at hostels.

The author documented these changes and climbing in general in his book Always a Little Further. In particular, he showed how the “grass-roots” movement began in the hills of his home country Scotland. Most of the people that he documented in his book and articles consisted of the unemployed and working class people in the cities of Clydebank and Glasgow. At the time, many in Europe were facing economic troubles and the unemployment rate had skyrocketed.

As per the Chronicles Weekly, the changes made to Scotland’s climbing culture were inspired by a movement that began in Germany known as “Wandervogel“. In the Weimar Republic, enthusiasm was quickly growing for those in Northern Europe who had discovered a love for hiking and climbing. In the 1930’s large network of youth hostels had already been established across Northern Europe in order to accommodate these travelers. The massive amounts of unemployment had created a large population of people with free time who didn’t have much money to spend. This made climbing and hiking an ideal entertainment option for a large part of Europe.

During his time writing, Alastair Borthwick had the opportunity to learn interesting stories from even more interesting people. While the sport was certainly written about before Alastair Borthwick, he was the only one at the time to not write about the mountaineering elite of the day. He chronicled the egalitarian climbers of the day and their personalities.

Alastair Borthwick’s biography:

Hussain Sajwani Success Journey

Hussain Sajwani has been featured in the Forbes magazine as top ten wealthiest men in the world. He has been branded as the Donald Trump of the Middle East. And all these are attributed to his real estate business DAMAC properties. Hussain Sajwani is the founder of DAMAC properties one for the most successful development firm in Arab as well as across the globe.

The company has established luxurious hotels, residential homes as well as business rooms in Dubai, London, Kuwait, and Beirut. Hussain is always looking to expand his business and is currently working on projects to establish about 10 000 units in the DAMAC hills.

Hussain’s skills in business have proven to be exceptional since he has managed to rise even after experiencing failures. In 2008. There was a crash in the real estate industry. This crush affected many businesses, and many development companies strained in getting back to their feet. However, for Hussain the fall out made DAMAC even stronger than before.

According to, Hussain Sajwani attained a degree in economics and industrial engineering, soon after completing his studies. Hussain joined a financial institution and worked for a while. He then took the bold step and decided to quit to establish his company.

Hussain’s first business a catering company led to the emergence of DAMAC properties. While working in the catering venture, Hussain identified a gap in the hospitality sector. There was a growing need for hotels as Dubai was slowly rising to become a popular destination for tourists. It was also growing, and many business people needed a place to rest during this trip, and this triggered the construction of hotels.

From the hotels, Hussain has grown to be a key developer not only in luxurious hotels but also apartments. DAMAC property has experienced significant growth since it’s establishment and it 2017 was ranked as the fourth largest developer in Arab.

Hussain is not only recognised for his entrepreneurial ventures but also his philanthropic acts. Hussain and his company DAMAC properties have taken part in funding some organisations with feeding programs. Hussain believes in giving back to the community and bringing positive change to the less fortunate. (Reference:

Amicus Therapeutics And Their Growing Business

Amicus Therapeutics is one of the finest new biomed companies in the world, and they are focused on researching and releasing drugs that make a difference in the world. They have built a business based purely on the strength of their research, and they are hoping to release drugs to the public that will cure many diseases. This article explains how the company has invested in helping those who need it most.

#1: What Is The Purpose Of Biomed?

The biomed industry works with pharmaceuticals that will help cure illnesses from the cellular level. These companies are working on research that will help them create drugs that may be used in trials, and they hope that these drugs will go quite a long way to ensuring that the doctors and patients will see results( They have many trusted partners, and they are looking into drugs that will cure a number of ailments.

#2: Trial Doctors Trust Amicus

Amicus Therapeutics has a number of trial doctors on their rolls that trust them with their patients. These doctors are given every opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients, and they are reporting on drug trials that may change lives. They will participate in every new trial that Amicus has to offer, and they are giving the company a chance to bring the drug to a larger market.

#3: Growing Every Year

Amicus Therapeutics is growing every year in sales and trials(Yahoo Finance) . They want to have doctors working with them who are familiar with their work, and they want to help teach new doctors about the drugs they are building. This collaborative process works in favor of all patients, and patients who are lucky enough to be in their trials often see amazing results beyond anything they could have imagined.

Amicus Therapeutics has created a drug trial system that will grow their business and patient health. Their trial doctors help them release new drugs every year, and they are growing enough to release even more drugs to those who need them. Their commitment to biopharmaceuticals is unmatched across the industry.
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Investment Banking with Martin Lustgarden

One of the most prosperous, exciting, and stressful jobs in the world is Investment Banking. No matter how intelligent a person is, there will always be positive and negatives in the working field of choice. Investment Banking is no exception, but if you have patience and strong passion for this industry, the sky is the limit. Investment Banking provides specific financial services for companies/businesses that are looking to expand their portfolios by obtaining capital. This can sometimes be no easy feat, but working with a good investment banker, individuals/businesses can create an environment for future growth. A good investment banker with work with the client it serves by using innovative financial solutions and guidance.

Investment Banking utilizes services such as stocks, bonds, advertising, marketing, and underwriting to achieve the end goal. These talented individuals can pull a business “out of the red” and back into black in a matter of time. Need wholesale business products or investment fund? Maybe you need some really good guidance? All of this can be achieved through investment banking and the prime example of this comes from a firm known as Lustgarten Martin. Lustgarten Martin Bank is one of Florida’s most elite investment banking institutions that has made a positive impression in this industry. The bank has connections to foreign countries such as Panama, Singapore, and Hong Kong. A great company like this succeeds because of great leadership and (LMB’s) Martin Lustgarten is doing a great job at steering the ship.

Martin Lustgarten is of Austria/Venezuela decent and is now one of the Sunshine State’s most prominent investment bankers. His firm is a name-sake after being titled after him thanks to it’s huge success. Lustgarten Martin Bank has closed some of the largest deals or big financial offers in recent years. With such huge success, Martin Lustgarten is living the good life in a beautiful home that’s located on the oceanfront in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Martin Lustgarten personifies the essence of investment banking.

The Bad Investment Climate of 2014

Investment firm Citadel’s founder and CEO, Ken Griffin, has finally made it to the top of Institutional Investor’s The Rich List which name the past years most successful hedge fund managers. Griffin achieved the prized position by bringing in a staggering $1.3 billion last year. The top position was close. Three managers with 2014 earnings of over $1 billion were in contention: James Simons, founder of East Setauket; Raymond Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates; and, of course, Griffin. In the end, Griffin beat out Simmon’s $1.2 billion and Dalio’s $1.1 billion.

The people on The Rich List have always been managers who pulled in that money as a representative of a certain company. That changed this year. Simons, who no longer runs the regular operations of the company he founded, became the first person ever to be named on the list who was not representing a company when pulling in the winning money. Although the top three brought in so much, the total of all the earners of the list was much lower than it has been since the financial crisis of 2008. Those who made the list are just a representative of the low average.

Last year was a bad investment year pretty much across the board of professional investors. In fact, several people who almost always take respectable positions on the list, didn’t even qualify. As evidenced in how he made the top of The Rich List, Kenneth was unlike most fund managers in actually having a great year on behalf of Citadel. Citadel might have had a good year, but not all of its investors found individual success. It is likely that certain employees of Citadel, like asset manager Derek Kaufman, eyed their more successful peers with envy. Like many asset managers, Kaufman had a very bad investment year in 2014. Over the course of the year a long list of his trades resulted in huge losses.

Kaufman had been one of Citadel’s best employees since 2008. However, after such a horrendous year Citadel had to let him go. Griffin, who had such a great year in 2014, will be taking on the additional leadership of those employees directly under Kaufman. At the same time as one important employee is leaving, another is arriving in the form of Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, who will be coming on board Citadel as a senior adviser. Although Citadel did have a better 2014 than many investment firms, it is not completely unlikely the bad investment year inspired this recent hire.

Chemical Technology for Treating Cancer

Innovative technology disrupts the treatment of cancer. What happens, in this potent therapy for cancer, is that a chemical technology destroys malevolent proteins in tumor cells rather than disables them. It is absolutely amazing how this new treatment method uses the tumor cells’ own protein to destroy the targeted proteins that drive cancer growth.

With traditional treatment, resistance results from the tumors developing ways to circumvent the drug’s effects. The tumors then continue to grow and the patient becomes sicker. Another reason for cells developing resistance with conventional drug treatment is that cancer proteins have multiple function within the cell, and traditional drugs allow protein to adapt to the drug. Cancer cells find alternate methods to continue growth.

The critical innovation in treatment is to target proteins that grow cancer cells to disintegrate. Conventional treatments target cancer proteins to be inhibited. Drugs that merely inhibit cancer growth can be replaced with drugs that degrade cancer cells, as Stephen Murray CCMP Capital points out.

Cancer is a deadly disease. Often the treatments are toxic and the patients suffer through the treatments. Those individuals who survive cancer are very lucky. It is often that the cancer was caught and treated at an early stage. Unfortunately, there are many cancer patients suffer through toxic treatments, and in the end, they die of the cancer. This innovative treatment disrupts, in a good way, the treatment and prognosis for cancer patients. There is hope on the horizon for cancer patients.

Drake Bell Criticizes Caitlyn Jenner

Drake Bell is a former Nickelodeon star, and he gained much notoriety for his starring role in the hit show ‘Drake and Josh.’ Over the last couple of weeks, Drake Bell has been very outspoken about the Bruce Jenner sex change transformation. However, Drake Bell recently ran into a ton of controversy and hatred from social media users.

Bruce Jenner recently graced the cover of Vanity Fair magazine as Caitlyn Jenner. The entire world was in shock when they saw the news, but most people were very supportive of the former Olympian. Adam Sender didn’t really have an opinion on the matter. However, after seeing the Vanity Fair cover, Drake Bell said that he is still calling Caitlyn Bruce, but Drake then received a ton of negative feedback for his sexist comment.

Buzzfeed recently published an article with much more information on this story, but many people have different opinions about the situation. Some people feel that Caitlyn Jenner was born as a man, and she should be known as Bruce. However, Caitlyn Jenner is now legally a woman, and she needs to be given the respect that a woman deserves. Nonetheless, Drake Belle decided to erase his Twitter message, but Buzzfeed uploaded Drake Bell’s message before it was deleted. Drake Bell later posted a message saying that Bruce Jenner is truly a brave human being.

China Bans Public Smoking in Beijing

China might be home to a startlingly large population of smokers, with more than a third of the world’s population of smokers residing there, but it seems that the government is stepping up its effort to crack down on smoking in public places. The capitol city has updated its restrictions on smoking in public areas. While similar resolutions were passed–and largely ignored–in 1996 and 2008, the new program takes the ban on public smoking to a new level. The fine associated with public smoking has now tripled the initial amount, and three-time offenders will be “publicly shamed” by having their names listed on a government website.

This regulation does not, of course, prevent people from smoking in their own private spaces. Amen Clinics knows this is a step in the right direction though. It just means that people in restaurants, on public transport, and in parks and other public areas–including workplaces–no longer have to worry about whether or not the person next to them will light up without their consent. With such a high population of smokers, non-smokers might have difficulty avoiding the fumes, a concern which can be a health problem for many individuals with lung issues.

The ban on public smoking is making plenty of headlines. Officials are even encouraging people to make hand signs to encourage others to remember not to smoke in public.

Sikh Man Gets Rewarded For Helping Boy In Accident

The Sikh man who famously took off his turban a couple of weeks ago for a little boy in a car accident has gotten the biggest surprise of his whole life. Harman Singh was interviewed by the local news station in New Zealand called Qnet and the viewers and crew noticed that he had just about no furniture in his home. So, that’s when things were taken into the hands of the news station. According to an article found on reddit and written by Independent., the news crew spoke with a friend of Singh’s to make sure that he would be home at a certain time, and they came by to drop off all of the furniture including a new bed, sofas, and a coffee table.

Singh was so overwhelmed with gratitude that he started to tear up at the sight of this gift being given to him. It is always so touching to see things like this happen to people who really deserve it, because that is what really makes the spice of life. Singh argues that he is not a hero, because anyone would have done what he did in that situation but he was really glad to be there at that time to help the child out until medical attention arrived at the scene. Hopefully this will inspire other people around the globe to help out in certain scenarios when they are needed.

American Ranch Larger than City of London on Sale

A ranch that stretches over 510,000 acres making it the biggest ranch in America has recently gone up for sale. The ranch has been in the family of a Texas family since 1849 and spans a total of 6 counties. Here is some more details about the ranch. The minimum worth of the ranch is 275 million dollars although the ranch itself is going up for about 725 million dollars from the family-owners.

The ranch is being put up for sale because there is always a confusion and debate about the family heirs to the ranch. With a ranch being in the family so long, it gets confusing and unfair as to who actually “owns it” and has the rights to it. This makes a lot of sense to Ricardo Tosto. It seems that it is fair to just sell it and split the cost. The family then eventually agreed to put up the whole estate, which is probably the most expensive and largest, for sale. The ranch has a lot of homes and quarters in the property that someone can utilize. Despite the size of the ranch, the ranch definitely represents a since of heritage and history. It will be interesting to see who buys the ranch and what they do with it (although with such a large ranch there is a lot that can be done apart from farming as one would think).

I guess the real question here is, does it have a pool?