Bruce Levenson‘s sale of the Atlanta Hawks for $850 million was approved and the team is now in the possession of Tony Ressler’s group. Levenson owned the team after he and Ed Peskowitz formed Atlanta Spirit, LLC in 2004 and purchased the Hawks as well as their arena as part of a large deal. Bruce Levenson decided to sell the Hawks in 2015, but a decision to buyout former General Manager Danny Ferry’s contract has led to a court battle with their insurance company, AIG. Levenson and the other owners’ policy with AIG was supposed to cover any issues regarding termination, and Ferry’s attorneys maintain that he was in his rights to file the claim, but AIG is refusing to accept it. The situation is being resolved in court at the moment.
Bruce Levenson is originally from Washington D.C. and started out as a journalist for the Washington Star newspaper. During that Time, he was attending law school at American University when he got the idea to start his own publishing company. So he and Ed Peskowitz began publishing their own newsletter, “Oil Express” out of their apartment and this publication soon led to the creation of more newsletters and then Unified Communications Group (UCG) was born. UCG is a worldwide distributor of newsletters in the energy, education, healthcare, mortgage banking and technology sectors and is also the founding company of TechTarget, a technology research company and GasBuddy, an app for finding cheap gas prices.
Levenson has also been on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Hoop Dreams and the Community Foundation of Washington. He’s been a donor to the Holocaust Memorial Museum and was part of the effort to launch the “Bringing the Lessons Home” initiative for helping young people become tour guides. Levenson and his wife also chaired the Concert Against Hate event held in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League.
The global economy has been moving forward in many different ways throughout the 21st century, one of the areas identified by infrastructure investment specialist Felipe Montoro Jens as important to developing nations is the creation of multi use spaces for various sporting, entertainment, and cultural events. As the CEO of Odebrecht Properties, Felipe Montoro Jens has become one of the best known leaders in the creation of spaces created with a combination of public and private funding that can help develop the economy in both the long and short term for established and developing nations.
As the latest part of the Odebrecht brand, the Odebrecht Properties arm was established in 2012 under the leadership of Felipe Montoro Jens who has been a major part of the investment industry throughout the 21st century. The need for a greater level of infrastructure in areas including Latin America and Africa has seen Felipe Montoro Jens lead the investment and funding aspect of projects that have seen the construction of roads, bridges, and a range of stadia on odebrecht.com. Felipe Montoro Jens has been developing a range of infrastructure options for his own Odebrecht Properties brand, but is also leading the movement to develop the infrastructure in various countries through his roles with a number of seminars and forums that will only aid the growth of developing nations on CheckDirector.co.uk.
Throughout his career, Felipe Montoro Jens has been dedicated to the cause of increasing the influence of developing nations where infrastructure investments are classed as of the greatest importance. Some of the roles undertaken by Felipe Montoro Jens include directorships and roles as the chair of companies including Santo Antonio Energia and Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos.
Having lectured in two dozen countries or more, Sujit Choudhry has advised on constitutional transitions and laws to a number of distinguished national leaders. He is an internationally recognized authority on constitutional law, and has helped in research in constitutionality in areas such as Egypt, Libya, South Africa, and Ukraine. He has helped emerging democracies cope with the idea of constitutions and how a constitutional democracy works. He has written about the movement and migration of constitutional ideas and remains active in helping governments and peoples cope with the transition to democracy within a constitutional framework.
He has spoken on the problems of violent conflict resolution by the use of constitutional design; that is, he has shown how the implementation of constitutional law can help end conflict and allow for the orderly propagation and transition from authoritarian oppressive governments to more peaceful democratic ones.
He has undertaken the tasks of trying to explain how a constitution will work in ethnically divided societies and how to change from violent conflict to peaceful political reform leading to a democratic process.
His main and most difficult task is in trying to explain how democracy works, and how, without a constitution that insures basic human rights, a democracy can be a big deterrent to individual freedom. A democracy, in effect, is a dictatorship by the majority, so a constitution must be in effect in order to protect the minority from an oppressive majority. Check here.
Whereas this concept is hard to comprehend on many levels, Mr. Sujit Choudhry has brought it to the fore in those societies and countries where the political reform led to exactly that kind of chaos.
He is the founding father of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which offers aid in producing ideas on constitutional transition to ethnically divided societies. Based on Constitutionaltransitions.com
Prior to his term at Berkeley, Professor Sujit Choudhry held many positions is schools of law, some in Canada and some in the United States.
Professor Sujit Choudhry was dean from 2014 to 2016, and from there, he developed an agenda based on the ideas of access, innovation, service, and finally, globalization. It is his firm belief, based upon evidence, that globalized democracy will exist, and that it must be done carefully and with full consent of the governed.
Jason Hope, one of Arizona’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, has many notches in his belt. From a young age, the innovator was always fascinated by all things scientific. He regularly read magazines such as “Popular Science”, “Wired” and even medical journals like “The Lancet”. This intent focus on the tech world would serve him well.
After Jason Hope graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in finance, Hope founded Jawa, a premium mobile content provider. Jawa enabled its customers to download their favorite songs and ringtones to their mobile devices from anywhere in the United States. This all sounds fairly pedestrian today. But it’s worth noting that Mr. Hope was doing this in the late 90s, long before most people even carried cell phones. In fact, Mr. Hope created one of the first and largest mobile content providers in the country, years before even Steve Jobs got involved in the mobile content market.
Read more: Talking Net Neutrality & The Internet Of Things With Jason Hope
Mr. Hope went on to create a number of software companies, mobile app developers, SEO firms and even a charitable foundation. Being right about tech has been how he has made his living. So it’s always worth paying attention when he has something to say about an up-and-coming technology.
Recently, Mr. Hope has taken to the internet, guest blogging and writing articles about what he thinks the tech world is going to look like over the next five to ten years. Currently, he is getting the word out about the immense transformative power that the Internet of Things is going to have on people’s everyday lives.
Hope sees this new perfusion of information systems into every facet of life as potentially being even bigger than the industrial revolution. He believes that the total elimination of menial tasks is just around the corner and that the Utopian freedom from labor promised in the 19th and 20th centuries by advancing technology is now within reach.
For many decades, the lip balm industry had seen little change. Chapstick, with their famous cylinder tube, ruled the aisles. Even though this product was popular, many consumers would say that this product was boring. Roughly ten years ago, planning began to change all of this.
EOS, Evolution of Smooth, is the company that brought us the orb-shaped lip balm. These have taken the world by storm and are a favorite among many celebrities. EOS has been in business for seven years, and they have risen to second place in the industry. The road to the top was not easy and, a lot of work was done to get there.
Before starting on any production, research was done. EOS lip balm researched their customer base and wanted to know more about the industry. They found that mostly women bought lip balm and, that they were not thrilled with the current choices. This was about to change.
After hearing what the customers wanted, a clay artist was brought in to help shape the new product. The orb was the chosen product because it was easy to find at the bottom of a purse and, it fit nicely in the palm of a hand.
The ingredients used in the orbs lip balm are all organic and natural. The trend for many personal products are to use organic and all-natural products, and EOS followed suit. EOS offers many choices for flavors of their lip balms as well.
Once EOS was able to get certain stores such as Well and Walmart to agree to put their orbs on the shelves, online stores Amazon and eBay(http://www.ebay.com/bhp/eos-lip-balm) soon followed, it was not long before people started to notice. Magazines and celebrities raved over these products and the public followed suit. EOS has grown to sell over 1 million units a week and is not showing signs of stopping.
If you a frequent reader of the correctional departments news, you will not miss articles on Securus Technologies. Almost every week, you will find an article pertaining t the great services that are offered by the company. If not, you will find GTL trying to attack the company. Rarely will you find negative reviews from Securus’ clients. So you wonder why another company in the industry would be attacking them. If you thought insecurity, you are right.
Securus seems to have outdone itself when it comes to delivering excellence. This BBB accredited technology provider has always been ahead of its industry’s game, in terms of technology and delivering unmatched value in their services. Securus recently challenged GTL to be in competition where a neutral judge would decide who among the two companies was the best. According to the press release posted on PR Newswire, Securus boss challenged GTL to join the competition if they really think that their services can be matched to Securus.
Rick commented that they would never be on the same lane. Having invested over $700 in their customer service during the last four years, GTL wouldn’t even fathom the idea of being in a judged competition with them. Securus beats GTL 10-nil, not only in customer service but also in the number od services held under their portfolio. And, to give their clients the best experience, they train their own staff, rather than subcontracting which is what GTL does.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is one of the leading providers for the correctional facilities. Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus has a very large market share in North America. They provide services such as video visitation and helping correctional departments prevent and solve crimes. Today they boast of over 3,000 correctional facilities using their services.
Kim Dao is a beauty/lifestyle blogger and runs the Kim Dao Vlog. In her video on Korean beauty products, she gives some of the products she came across during her visit to South Korea. Below is a list of those products, their features, and best use.
Kim Dao tried out two base products. These include;
VDI Lumilayer Premier
She recommends this product considering its moisturizing condition. It also has a simple and easy to use packaging. Once you apply on your skin, it leaves you feeling smooth, and you can sense the presence of the oil in your skin.
Innis free Cushion Base
The lotion has a pinkish-purple color and is thicker than VDI cream. It has a white undertone leaving your skin looking brighter.
Hera UV Mist Cushion
Kim Dao praises this cushion for its simple, sleek and nice packaging. It is rich in moisturizing and hence the perfect face cream for dry skins. Hera UV Mist Cushion is high end and leaves an amazing feeling on your skin.
AS Clean base cushion
This honey base cream is an average cushion. It offers a lot of coverage, and Kim Dao recommends it to people with acne or a lot of pores. It is not your go to cushion if you have a smooth skin
Too cool for school Dino Platz
This concealer has a square packaging and offers medium coverage. It’s moisturizing and prevents skin from caking.
Etude House Clean up
This concealer is packaged like a mechanical gun, which you need to press the button to apply the product. The packaging itself makes the product handy to use.
The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer
Kim Dao has experience with the Saem products, and she is, therefore, sure, this one is a hit. It lasts all day and matches your skin tone.
Do you own a small business? Have you tried setting up a website? Sometimes doing something like this on your own will work, but most owners do not have the understanding or background in marketing to succeed on their own. Having an eye-catching website that works is important to the success of your business. It is also important to know how your marketing is working. Are your sales going up? If you are a brick and mortar building are you getting more walk-in customers?
Before you start, you should know your customers. What are they looking for? How much are you planning on budgeting for marketing? Having a good plan is important to the success of your business.
White Shark Media is a digital marketing company that can help your small to medium business increase their sales through online marketing. The company offers a variety of means to do this including SEM -Search Engine Marketing, website design and tracking research key words. Their representatives will work with you to accomplish the goals that you have set up for your business.
White Shark Media was founded by Gary Garth and Alexander Nygart in 2011. Their goal was to conquer the SMB market in the United States and Latin America. Their company works with small and medium size businesses to design online marketing solutions to increase their sales. The company uses AdWords Search, Display Advertising, Google Analytics and Bing Ads.
In 2014 the company received the “Google AdWord” award. They have also been recognized by Microsoft for their proven track record and success with marketing campaigns for small business.
Marketing is not a new phenomenon; the only thing that has changed is how it is done. Traditional marketing, although still in use, used slow methods that were expensive. However, modern changes in technology have seen marketers shift their focus to better methods like digital marketing, which does not necessarily require huge investment.
In the process of promoting a brand online, there are bound to be challenges and one of the most pressing issues that arise is the reputation of a company. Reputation management, therefore, is something that any business cannot ignore if there are results to be expected in the long run. Marketers need to change their approaches to the topic and here are the some of the areas they need to look into while promoting their businesses.
Managing loads of data
Among challenges that online reputation management offers is the problem of sifting through loads of data available online to get information that can be used to amend things in a business. These huge loads of data can hide some vital details like a comment highlighting an unhappy client, something that could later bring about a crisis.
Using media monitoring tools allows you to filter out all the interactions that occur targeting your brand and helps you to identify PR issues and trends in the market that could help you sharpen your reputation.
An article posted on Marketing Tech News explains that media monitoring tools offer a perfect source of insights that one can use to understand the past crisis and triumphs in marketing.
During times of crises, these tools help you to identify the starting point of the disaster, for example the first tweet or comment expressing an issue. Tracking the issue to the origin allows you to understand what led to the behavior exhibited by the customer.
With such information, you can come up with strategies that can work to repair the lost popularity of a brand or a business in general. Alternatively, one can reach at professionals with the right tools and capacity to bury bad press and this would be helpful for the long run.
Michael Zomber is a renowned historian who has shared his expertise on History Channel’s Tales of the Gun series. He has been collecting antique armor and arms for over 4 decades. Zomber has become a recognized authority around the world on Japanese samurai swords.
He holds a broad range of knowledge in the areas of European, Japanese, Islamic, and American arms and armor, ranging from the 16th to the 19th century. He believes that all precious weapons that are sold should go to people or institutions that would preserve them and honor their historical value by allowing future generations to learn from and observe them.
His passion can be seen through his storytelling. Michael Zomber has been credited with over a dozen screenplays and many historically based novels including Jesus and the Samurai, Shogun Iemitsu, and Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War. Jesus and the Samurai is a study of work traces the link between early Christianity and the development of samurai values. Shogun Iemitsu is a historical novel that tells the story of two samurais with intense accuracy in regards to Japanese swords, armor, and samurai culture.
His documentary film, Soul of the Samurai is critically acclaimed and was produced in association with him and his wife’s proprietary company, Renascent Films LLC. Renascent Films was founded in 1998 by Michael Zomber and his wife, Andrea. They have distributed films like La Cucaracha and Deep Sea Diving. The film company also supports other independent producers with financing and expertise.
According to PR News Wire, due to Michael Zomber’s intense knowledge of armed conflict, he understands the horrors and futility it brings. This awareness has made him an avid supporter of organizations that foster peace, like Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, Global Exchange, and UNICEF.
He is also involved with Antiwar.com and Randolph Bourne Institute, which are committed to free speech and lend a voice to the anti-war movement. Zomber also supports organizations that aid in assisting people after conflicts occur like Disabled American Veterans, an organization that helps ensure that those who have made sacrifices for the country can live fulfilling lives.