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April 2018

Writer, Editor, And Architect: Robert Ivy

Originally from Mississippi, Robert Ivy graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South earning a Bachelor of Arts in English, and Tulane University with a Master of Architecture. Fit for purpose, throughout his career Ivy has contributed to the arts in his work on the biography Fay Jones: Architect, which is now in its third edition and remains highly regarded.

Later in his career, Ivy was also Editor-in-Chief at McGraw-Hill’s Architecture Record, a magazine that has its roots in American architecture. Under his leadership, he expanded the magazine to a global audiences including China and the Middle East. The magazine earned several notable awards including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Though, this was just the beginning of a lifetime of achievements.

In 2011, Ivy joined the American Institute of Architecture, and was appointed as its Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. The institute, as a result of his work, has more members than ever over its 160 year long history, founded in 1857. With more than 200 international, state, and local chapters.

For his work in effectively communicating the importance of design in architecture, Ivy was recognized by the National Architectural fraternity Alpha Rho Chi as a “Master Architect,” with his belief that the design of buildings and structures should positively influence the communities they are located in as well as contribute to the well-being of all who work in and around them. He is only one of seven to be honored in this way through the fraternity’s one hundred year history.

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In addition to this honor, Robert Ivy was awarded the Dean’s Medal by the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

If all these achievements cannot be considered lifetime, in June, Robert Ivy will be awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters according to He will become the first architect to be honored by the school and is one of few others born in Mississippi who have been awarded. There is no question he has allowed for architecture to become more accessible to the public, displaying AIA’s core values to the letter.

As a writer, editor and communicator of all things architectural, Robert Ivy could not be more deserving, and if his track record is any indication, this is a hallmark to a life of unmatched feats. Time will only tell how much more he can contribute to a thriving community.

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The Growth and Development of Mighty Fortress International Church

Growing a church is no easy task. As a matter of fact, it is truly one of the hardest things that a person can do. The reason why church growth is difficult has to do with the spiritual side of this process. If a congregation is growing in size without God’s power behind it; chances are it will not be around for very long. Sooner or later, that congregation is going to fall apart; or it will become something that does not resemble a church. Read more on

Pastor Thomas Williams of the Mighty Fortress International Church does not want that to happen to his congregation. This is why he focuses on sound doctrine for his followers. As a pastor he is committed to bringing God’s truth to the people who rely on it to improve their lives. A YouTube video was made by Pastor Thomas and his wife, First Lady Sabrina Williams. In the video, the Pastor tells viewers that he is not here to entertain them. That is not what his church is about. He wants people to understand that his church is about getting God’s word. More importantly, it is about accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Hear the weekly messages on Riverview Baptist.

Williams has been involved in the church since his youth. He eventually went on to train as a minister and started Mighty Fortress Church about 30 years ago. First Lady Sabrina and he had a handful of believers when they first started their church. They worked hard and conducted themselves in a respectful way throughout the years. They soon gained the trust of their core believers and the other people who joined their congregation. Their commitment to sound doctrine and biblical wisdom helped them to become very successful. Mighty Fortress International Church eventually blossomed into what it is today.

So, what is the Mighty Fortress International Church? This is a Lutheran based church that works to bring the salvation of Jesus Christ to people. The church has an international scope that connects with other ministries all over the world. They work with other congregations within the Minneapolis area and they also provide outreach ministries which help the community. Mighty Fortress Church is a very respected church in the city, that brings the truth of Jesus Christ to the people who need it the most.


How Todd Lubar’s Work Ethic Has Led To Successful Companies

Potomac, Maryland, businessman Todd Lubar has years of experience helping people buy homes. He has been in the mortgage and financing industry for about 25 years and has both worked for other companies and owned his home. His current venture is TDL Global Ventures LLC. As the president of this firm he helps others succeed in business. He uses both his hard skill and soft skills to teach them the best way to operate a company in an efficient and profitable manner.


Todd Lubar says that he grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit. Rather than playing outside with the other kids he would rather set up a beverage stand on the corner. Todd Lubar sold both lemonade and hot chocolate depending on the season. He says that he looked forward to snow but not to play in it. Instead, he would go around to homes in his neighborhood, knock on doors, and offer to shovel sidewalks for money. He says he has never been afraid of doing hard work which has enabled him to have a successful career. For more details visit LinkedIn.


According to Patch, he is a graduate of Syracuse University. After graduating from this university with a degree in speech communication and rhetoric he found his first job at Crestar Mortgage Company. He says it was at this job that he learned how to carefully evaluate mortgage applications. He also built a network of contacts in the industry which has helped him succeed professionally. He often receives referrals from people who have worked with him in the past and know he will do a good job for their friends or business associates.


When it comes to hiring people at TDL Global Ventures, Todd Lubar says that he wants people who take action. He says that most people daydream about what they want to do rather than going for it. He wants to find those people who go after what they want out of life. He says that in the past these people have always brought in a lot of good business and made the companies that he has operated very profitable.

Why Pulp Fiction Is One of the Most Important Films Ever Made

Since he first burst onto the scene with the razor sharp, edgy heist-gone-awry thriller Reservoir Dogs, Lawrence Bender has been and continues to be one of Hollywood’s top producers. Over the course of his career, he has introduced the world to more than a half dozen cinematic classics. Of that group of films, I hold none in higher esteem than Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction was released in 1994, and the world, not just the cinematic world, but the world, world–from Timbuktu to Time Square and everywhere in between–has never been the same. Pulp Fiction is about an ensemble of characters and their interwoven stories, with each story taking place within the confines of the Los Angeles underworld. While its narrative takes the audience on an unbelievable ride, it’s the way in which that narrative is constructed and executed that enabled Pulp Fiction to take cinematic storytelling places it had never been before and change the game for filmmakers, studios and audiences alike.

Instead of telling its story in a linear fashion, like most films, Pulp Fiction’s story is nonlinear. Linear stories are told in chronological order (A happens, then B happens, then C happens and then D happens), while nonlinear stories are told out of order (D happens, then A happens, then C happens and then B happens). Several films have used nonlinear narratives, including Citizen Kane, Rashomon, The Killing, Breathless, Catch-22, Annie Hall, Short Cuts and even Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. However, there’s a reason that whenever the nonlinear storytelling technique is used nowadays, or even mentioned, Pulp Fiction is often the first film that gets brought up. Simply put, it took nonlinear storytelling to a whole new level.

What makes Pulp Fiction’s nonlinear narrative so special and groundbreaking is how perfectly it’s constructed and the detail and care with which it’s executed. When you can use an established storytelling technique so well that to the audience, even those members of the audience who are veteran storytellers, it feels like it’s the first time anyone has ever tried to tell a story that way, then you know you’ve accomplished something that will stand the test of time and reverberate through the ages.

That’s why Pulp Fiction is my favorite Lawrence Bender film, because with its perfect combination of master class level filmmaking, ultra unique creativity, completely engaging storytelling and life-of-the-party fun/entertainment value, it made film history. When a film has a legacy such as that, it amplifies everything great about the movie, because you know you’re watching a turning point in history unfold before your eyes.

Besides Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, Lawrence Bender has produced Good Will Hunting, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Inglourious Basterds and Hacksaw Ridge. He was born October 17, 1957 in The Bronx. Bender has produced three films that have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting and Inglourious Basterds.

Clay Siegall Expands Seattle Genetics

The pharmaceutical industry is a very important industry that is responsible for creating medications and processes that can help to save and improve lives. One individual that has dedicated his career to this industry is Clay Siegall who is the co-founder of Seattle Genetics. Clay Siegall helped to found the company in 1998 and today is the President and CEO of the company.

When he first founded the organization, his goal was to improve processes that are completed to treat a variety of different ailments and diseases. Today, the company is one of the leading of its kind and has formed a variety of joint ventures with some of the top companies in the pharma industry.

While Seattle Genetics has done a lot of great things by developing new drugs and medical procedures, the company has also been a great company for investors. Ever since the company was founded, Clay Siegall has helped the organization raise more than $1.8 billion in equity that has been used to expand the company and invest in the operations. The company has continued to raise a lot of capital and could see a major infusion or investment in the future as well.

The Seattle based company has done very well financially over the past decade and has continued to be showcased in a variety of magazines and professional newsletters due to the success that it has had. Along with this, it has continued to gain the attention of venture capitalists and even larger firms that are looking to expand.

While the company has been a leader for years, one of the most promising things about the firm is the growth that it is continuing to have. In 2016, the company made more than $418 million in revenue. This was a 45 percent increase from just two years prior. At the same time, the underlying stock value of the company has seen a 50% increase and is looking to continue to increase in the future.

Many stock analysts have continued to be very bullish on the company due to the strong potential it provides to investors. As the company continues to develop new technologies and change the pharma landscape, it will continue to be a very popular and intriguing target for those that are looking to expand on their footprint. Beyond the potential for a buyout, there is also a lot of potential for internal growth.

Why Choose the Talkspace App for Therapy

If you’re currently seeing a therapist and are afraid of how much money it is costing you, you need a better option. The problem in the past is that there haven’t been many options available to you other than a local therapist’s office. Now, you can actually download an app to your device and speak with a therapist who is right for you. The main thing about therapy is that it is beneficial for your mental health disorders like PTSD, OCD, anxiety and depression. Even if you have bipolar or schizophrenia, you can benefit greatly from seeking out a therapist and getting this type of assistance.

The way to go about getting therapy without needing to see a local therapist is to download the Talkspace app. Talkspace was designed for people like you and me who just want to get therapy without all of the hassle involved. In fact, it just requires you to download Talkspace to a device, put in a credit card, answer a couple of questions and get matched to a professional. The professionals who are all working for Talkspace are trained and licensed, so you’re not just talking to someone random who may or may not help you out.

The Talkspace app has grown considerably over the years, and this is why a lot of people are using the app for their own benefit. You will find that being able to contact a therapist and knowing that they can help with help to alleviate a lot of the issues you’re experiencing on your own. Before you attempt to deal with the problems yourself, you’re going to need to take a good look at the Talkspace app and see if it can be of assistance to you and any of the mental health issues that you have right now.

Why Choose Heal N Soothe For Pain Relief

Having the ability to live a life that’s pain-free is the ultimate goal. Injury seems to always be right around the corner no matter how safe you tip-toe through society. Overexertion and stress can lead to aches and pain in the human body. None-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are some of the most popular pain relief drugs, and they have been for quite some time. Drugs such as Tylenol, Aspirin, Advil and Motrin are in just about everyone’s medicine cabinet. These drugs can decrease pain, but they’re not 100 percent safe to use on a consistent basis. Most painkillers like these can cause a lot of harm with regular use, which can include:

  • Nausea
  • Ulcers
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • High-Blood Pressure
  • And numerous others

None of these symptoms are pleasant, but if you continue to use them, the side effects will eventually manifest sooner or later. On the other hand, a natural supplement could be exactly what’s needed, and these supplements are much safer to use. Heal N Soothe just so happens to be one of the top all-natural painkillers of today. This supplement is packed with vital nutrients, and these nutrients will be flushed throughout your entire system. This is known as Systemic-Enzyme Therapy. This special type of therapy neutralizes bio-chemicals, which drastically reduces inflammation.

Yes, a lot of this information can sound a bit tongue-twisting, but it’s the honest truth. Heal N Soothe comes in a 30-day supply, and it costs $49.95. This powerful supplement can be purchased from the company’s official website as well as purchased at health retailors nationwide. It’s time to finally rid your body of nagging aches and pain. Heal N Soothe can be the solution to get you back to running on all cylinders.

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Jeff Herman, Herman Law

Nationally recognized trial lawyer, Jeff Herman, is an advocate for the survivors of rape, the sexually abused, and the sexually exploited. Driven and committed, Jeff specializes in representing victims of sexual abuse. Aggressive, skilled, and passionate to the commitment of breaking the silence regarding child sexual abuse, the abused, and sexual predators, the attorney is known as a trailblazer for the exposal of a large scandal in Miami, Denver, and around the country.
Devoting his practice to the cause, Jeff Herman dedicates a large portion of his time and career to those sexually abused in civil lawsuits nationwide. Exposing sexual predators, the institutes that protect them, and representing over a thousand men, woman, and children. Later building his national practice and becoming the founder and managing partner of, Voice for Victims, Herman Law. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading pioneers on the subject of childhood and sexual abuse scandals. Gaining plenty of features, with his more prominent one being of his win in 2011 against Father Neil Doherty, and briefly covering his support and promotion of the Child Victims Act (S.809) for the legislative season of 2018 at year after earning his Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Jeff began practicing in Florida. Shifting his focus from commercial litigator to sexual abuse, crediting that shift to a more meaningful and fulfilled search for justice sought after by the victims of abuse. Firstly being acknowledged for the great amount of cases against the Archdiocese of Miami, in 2003, Herman represented the victim in the first sexual abuse lawsuit that was allowed to go to trial, becoming one of the attorney’s to successfully defeat the strategy, of arguing committed fraud to keep a Priests sexual abuse hidden. Continuing his campaign to voice the victims, Jeff and Herman Law have represent several unique case scenarios and clients, in 2014, winning a verdict among the highest against the Charter Schools U.S.A.

Located in Boca Raton, Florida, Jeff and Herman Law, are nationally recognized. Representing clients and cases nationwide. Minimizing the trauma and anxiety child victims can experience, Jeff trained interviewing techniques to maintain their integrity and disclosure.

Desiree Perez Becomes Power Player for Roc Nation

Desiree Perez is the one that is able to help Jay-Z lure many people to Roc Nation Sports and Roc Nation entertainment. She has something of a strong hand when it comes to creating a very likeable Roc Nation image.

It is Desiree Perez that has stated that everything is bigger at Roc Nation Sports. The amount of money that athletes are able to make on contract negotiations and celebrity endorsements are going to be bigger because she has stated that Roc Nation puts more into negotiating these contracts.

If there was anyone that knew if this was true Desiree Perez would be the person. She is the one that is helping negotiate these contracts. That is why she is able to speak so well on how these negotiations are going over. She has the insight to help those that are serious about becoming part of the Roc Nation family.

As a chief operating officer for Roc Nation there is a huge spectrum that Desiree Perez is connected to. When she has had her hand in helping contract negotiations with athletes she was often working with people that were already famous and bound for more success. With Roc Nation Sports this is an easier deal because athletes have already proven that they have the talent.

They are simply trying to get someone that has the clout to help them negotiate a good contract deal for the team that they’re going to.

By contrast, Roc Nation entertainment has picked up a lot of people in music that are relatively unknown. It is harder for them to get the bigger contract because there is not the same amount of fame attached to their name. This does not scare Perez though. She still feels just as confident with the representation of unknown artists.