Bruce Levenson has had his hands quite full in recent days since selling the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks in 2015 reports Forbes and now settling a matter in court with the team’s former insurance company AIG. The matter pertains to the termination of former General Manager Danny Ferry’s contract and the offer by Levenson and the other owners to buy it out. AIG has not offered any payouts and Levenson and the other owners want compensation for bad faith and damages.
Since leaving the NBA franchise, Levenson has been making new connections through the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland. Do Good Institute is where students take their ideas for businesses and technologies and put them to work helping volunteer organization. According to benzinga.com, Levenson got the idea to start this institute in 2011 and it’s helped young people understand the importance of philanthropy and even allows them to choose any charity they wish to donate the money they’re given to. Levenson sees great non-profit leaders coming out and turning struggling charities into groups with strong visionaries.
Bruce Levenson has degrees in journalism from Washington University and a degree in law from American University, and he decided to go into newsletter publishing himself after determining he had the means to do so. He and Ed Peskowitz first published Oil Express in 1977, but they began adding other newsletters as the years went on. Soon they had built a major media information company and also helped start TechTarget in the coming years. Levenson and Peskowitz became owners of the Atlanta Hawks in 2004 after buying them from Turner Media.
In addition to UCG and owning the Hawks, Levenson has been active in Washington D.C. with groups such as “I Have a Dream” Foundation. He also has donated to and helped startup learning programs at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and has a mother-in-law who survived the event. He also worked with the Anti-Defamation League to bring in the Concert Against Hate promoting peace and understanding between ethnic groups.
Securus Technologies has been on the lead in making the world a safer place through providing revolutionary modern communication channels in correctional facilities. On October 21st, 2016, Securus Technologies published an article highlighting the comments of some clients who loved their services. Rick, the chief executive officer of Securus Technologies, announced that once in every month, the company develops an innovative product to aid in law enforcement by enhancing communication in correctional facilities. In the client comments, the management had redacted specific references and names of institutions, states, and countries for protection.
Here are some of the comments from clients who had utilized the facility’s services:
A customer was elated by the services Securus Technologies offered. Through the organization, the client was able to acquire a search warrant for a corrupt member of staff and recover the stolen property. He was arrested in the morning following investigations.
The second client appreciated Securus Technologies for providing a call monitor gadget. Through the gadget, the management made a follow up on a prisoner’s conversation. There was proof of suspicion leading to his arrest.
Another email from a client read that for decades, their correctional facility relied on the technology offered by Securus. According to the email, Securus Technologies is committed to revolutionizing the law enforcement facilities by providing a safe environment. The result is an improved system in the department of public safety.
About Securus Technologies
For decades, the legacy of Securus Technologies has been built on its services to prisons and public safety agencies. The American for-profit organization is headquartered in Dallas. It was established in 1986. The organization has regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Allen, and Carrollton. It serves over 2000 inmates across North America with an employee base of approximately 1000. Securus Technologies is committed to ensuring world safety by providing emergency response in all reported cases.
David Giertz is a financial advisor with the Nationwide Investment Services Corporation. He has been working in this sector for the past 31 years and had a lot of experience in investment banking. One of the issues David feels affects the industry deepest is the fact that not many clients factor in the social security benefits when planning for retirement. In an interview on about.me that he did for the Wall Street Journal, he outlined the challenges that pensioners face when it comes to claiming their benefits.
According to a study that was conducted by the Nationwide Investment Services, very few investment bankers were talking to their clients about the importance of their social security benefits at https://soundcloud.com/davidgiertz. A shocking 86 percent of the sample of people interviewed did not even know the factors that affected the amount of money they were receiving as security benefits.
David Giertz says that most of the people make mistakes such as starting to claim benefits as soon as they are 62. He explained that the earlier one started claiming these benefits, the fewer the monthly amounts would get. Giertz observed that over a period of 25 years, one could lose up to 300,000 dollars in benefits, which translated to $12,000 annually. Four out of five clients stated that they would drop an advisor if they realized he was avoiding the topic of social security benefits.
Among the top reasons behind avoidance of the subject is the fact that 2,700 rules govern social security benefits distribution and the advisers finding the topic long and tedious. David Giertz stated that financial advisors needed to get over the complexity of the item and give their clients more reliable information regarding the issue on moneytips.com.
Other places that David has worked include his position as the vice president sales at FI/WH between 2009 and 2013. He currently operates from the One Nationwide Plaza in Columbus, Ohio.
Lori Senecal is currently the Global CEO for CP+B. In this role, she oversees the growth and expansion globally, she focuses on the companies continued global growth and she manages the coordination of the international offices. She joined this agency in 2015 and since then she has made a huge impact on not only the business but also the culture. She has helped create a modern agency that inventive and collaborative and that also offers consistency internationally. It is her leadership as well as her strong focus on talent which has helped the agency’s development and their growth and also which has Advertising Age to recognize the company among the list of the Creativity Innovators of the Year. Lori was also one of four on the Agency Executives to watch by Ad Week.
Before this role at CP+B, Lori Senecal was the CEO as well as the President of the MDC Partner Network according to salary.com. Here, it was her responsibility to help drive the strategic vision. She worked with partner agencies help continue the growth and also the cross-collaboration through their network. Prior to joining this network she served as the CEO and the Global Chairman for kbs+. It was underneath Lori’s leadership that this company grew an exponential amount. They went from 250 people working in a domestic agency to having over 900 people working worldwide. kbs+ was also, under Lori’s leadership, recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in NYC. They were also on a list for Standout Agencies for three years in a row. Before this position, Lori was President of the New York office of McCann Erickson and she also was the Global Chief Innovation Officer for the McCann Worldgroup. While at McCann, she also led many accounts that are worldwide like Coca-Cola and BMW. Lori was also once the head of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal. It was during this time that she helped evolve this shop from being a U.S. focused ad agency into being an international player. She also helped expand the resources in technology and also helped to set up investments as well as content creation.
Lori Senecal was named as one of the Women to Watch back in 2014. She was also, in 2013, honored at the AWNY Game Changer Awards. She received a Quantum Leap Award for her leadership as well as her innovation. Lori is also currently a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors.
The water at Squaw Valley has been treated severally, and the results show vast improvement. There was the news that E. coli and coliform bacteria were discovered in the water, hence affecting the quality. It was at the health department office in Placer County that the problem was first reported. In response to the same, Squaw Valley made it known to the public that the contaminated water had not reached the public whatsoever.
Sometime back in October the High Camp and Gold Coast area experienced heavy rains that tended to affect the modern day systems that had been installed in the location during summer. An inundation of the water system triggered the pollution issue, specifically on that system. Luckily enough, the firm in charge of the water checks their systems regularly. In one of their routines, they detected the issue and immediately contacted the proper health and water experts.
Current Situation of the Water
From a test taken from three out of four wells serving the upper mountain area, the E. Coli components are no longer in the water after continued treatment. However, coliform is still in existence, probably a reason why the water cannot be declared fit yet. With the current results, it is evident that in a matter of a few months the issue will be completely resolved.
Safety Assurance to the Public
As confirmed, the potential issue was noticed before spreading to any system beyond the particular one at the High Camp and Gold. Additionally, since October no individual has contracted diseases as a result of water pollution. With the vigilant experts on the ground, the issue is being contained, and there is no cause for alarm.
Client service is paramount to Squaw Valley water suppliers. As such, they have ensured that their systems are closed until approved by the experts handling the issue. Besides, they have continued to attend to the guests in their facilities, and even supplying them with bottled water free of charge. There could not have been a better way to deal with the issue.
The heavy rains this year have been both a blessing and a curse. The drought relief is certainly welcome, but the sheer volume of rain has caused many other problems all up and down the west coast. The new water system upgrade at High Camp and Gold Coast at Squaw Valley experienced its own problems from the heavy rains.
After a routine test of the drinking water E. coli and traces of coliform were found in the water. But, due to quick action, no one was effected and it looks like the water system will be safe for consumption very soon.
The Placer County Department of Environmental Health made a report on November 8th about the potential danger of consuming the drinking water. With the help of water experts, they started treating the four wells immediately and were able to bring the level of contamination down to safer levels.
As of December 1st, there was very low levels of coliform and E. coli present in the wells. The resort remains open to skiers, although the restaurant at upper mountain is closed, and are provided with plenty of clean bottled drinking water.
The public was never in danger due to the quick response of the health department and officials at the Squaw Valley resorts. They want to assure everyone that the resort will remain open and full access to all the facilities, with plenty of bottled water for the guests.
Don’t let the water issue stop you from enjoying some skiing. Although the rain has caused numerous problems this year, it’s also making for plenty of snow. So, get out and enjoy some powder.
The online retail market is growing at an unbelievable pace, and many companies are competing to take the top spot. The market has become highly competitive and to win the majority market share where the giants such as Amazon are already active; it is not an easy task. However, Fabletics, which is a favorite “Athleisure” brand by Katie Hudson and Associates, has given Amazon a terrible time to hold on to its over 20 percent market share.
Fabletics has a unique subscription-based business model wherein the customers are required to pay a nominal fee for a monthly membership. In return for that, the customers are given a choice to pick and select from the new monthly collection showcased to member between 1st to 5th of each month. Member can choose from the updated monthly collection, in which case they would be charged the corresponding amount, or they can skip buying for that month, in which case the members won’t be charged anything.
Fabletics has a huge collection of fitness apparel for women, and the best part is that the pricing is kept affordable. The brand aims to inspire fitness and a healthy regime and believes that doing so in style only makes sense in the fashion conscious world we live in. There are new designs added every month, and each and every design is developed after carefully analyzing the latest market trend, with inspiration and guidance from Katie Hudson.
Fabletics started as a small start-up, but in just a short span of three years has emerged as one of the market leaders in its niche and currently does a business of over $250 million annually. The turnover is expected to increase rapidly in the years to come as the company is now focusing on opening physical stores as well across the country. There are already 17 stores placed strategically in important cities countrywide. It is the reverse showroom business and marketing technique that was earlier followed by major brands such as Apple and Warby Parker the Fabletics is inspired from.
Fabletics believes that opening the physical stores would help the brand penetrate the market further. And, since the company’s products are priced half of what its counterparts charge without compromising on the quality, style or fabric, there is no reason why the customers won’t be happy to buy what they see. The fashion conscious people are always on the lookout for something that suits their style and personality, and which is in trend. With Katie Hudson being the fashion and fitness diva that she is, and markets Fabletics actively, the fan following of the brand is huge and continues to grow.
The customers have provided rave reviews to Fabletics because it provides ease of shopping and convenience of doorstep delivery at a very nominal monthly fee. The VIP members get a discount on other products displayed at the site, and there are many other perks the members are offered. The customer service of the company is one of the company’s high points and has over 1,000 customer service executives to provide attentive and responsive service at all times.
The Haircare/Cosmetology Industry is huge and is one of the popular fields of work today. There are numerous brands on the market today including Pantene, Maybelline, L’Oréal, Max Factor, and others. Unfortunately many of these brands are loaded with toxins. They can definitely help the user create a specific look, but down the line these toxins can cause a wide range of nasty issues including dullness, dryness, and even hair breakage.
Have you ever heard of WEN by Chaz? If you haven’t then you are missing out on some remarkable results. First things first. Dyes and perms are commonly used by many women of today. These products are basically chemical in nature and when you overuse them, they will create huge problems. A proper diet alone couldn’t bring your hair back from the brink as long as you keep applying these contaminants and that’s why you should always use natural product. WEN by Chaz Dean, http://chazdean.com/, is full of the very best ingredients that mother nature can provide since they actually come from the earth itself. WEN products are beneficial because they are gentle, contain no harsh chemicals, and are easy to apply. Studies show that 97% of users experienced much more shine and 100% experienced more moisture.
The larger variety of products include sweet almond mint re-moist treatment, daily cleansing treatment, 5-in-1 conditioner, pomegranate anti-frizz styling gel, volumizing treatments, cucumber aloe texture balm duo pomade, fig replenishing treatment mist, sweet almond mint straightening spray, and many more. WEN is the future of all natural hair care treatments . WEN products are widely available online on Wen.com as well as in many select retail stores such as Sephora, all across the world.
There’s a new podcast in town these days. And, it’s not a run-of-the-mill show, either. Norman Pattiz announced that his new podcast Beyond the Darkness would explore aliens and monsters, demons, and any number of other ghoulish and strange phenomena. Chris Jericho will do the podcast and produce it, while Norman Pattiz is the executive chairman and found of the Podcast One Network, which is America’s number one, largest podcast network. The Podcast One Network has moved beyond its famed wrestling podcasts, and is moving into something that, according to Chris Jericho, of the Jericho Network, creeps him out. Chris Jericho, you will remember, was a star of the WWE podcasts that the network produced. He expects the program to be a real winner, and will make Podcast One even more competitive in the broadcasting field. Beyond the Darkness is on track to be an amazing show on an amazing network, says Pattiz. They will examine mysterious phenomena, miracles, ghouls — just about anything that maintains an eerie mystique about it, such as Bigfoot, UFO’s, aliens, witches, and other paranormal phenomena.
Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis are bringing a massive base of fans to the network with Beyond the Darkness.
Norman Pattiz is the founder of Radio One, which, while under his leadership, became the number one radio network in the nation. The items distributed by the network under his control are lengthy and well-known: NBC, CBS, CNN, NFL, the Super Bowl, and the Olympic Games. Pattiz is no foreigner to international distribution and networking.
Mr. Pattiz was responsible for the conception and the start of America’s program of broadcasting to 22 Arabic countries in the Middle East.