Bruce Levenson Makes Significant Profit With His Sale Of The Hawks

The jewish businessman and philanthropist, Bruce Levenson, recently made the sale of the professional Atlanta basketball team, the Atlanta Hawks LLC. Bruce Levenson is the co-founder of the United Communications Group which he founded alongside Ed Peskowitz who was a longtime friend at the time back in 1977. The business started in Bruce Levenson’s basement of his apartment building where the 2 of them published their first article about the newest developments in the oil industry at the time. They called the publication Oil Express. This defined the direction the company would take in the future and has since grown into a massive empire of one of the biggest business information providers. According to Time.com, the company also provides the Oil Price Information Service which also links into the application that they launched on to the market which allowed user to search their local for the gas stations that offered the cheapest gas. The application was named GasBuddy and is a very big hit as it allows people to take advantage of the cheapest gas prices in their surrounding area.
The Atlanta Hawks were sold to billionaire cofounder of Ares Management, Mr. Tony Ressler who won the action with his offer of $730 million which was a lot less than the prediction made by bankers that Bruce Levenson hired to take over the sale of the team. They oversold the team by over a quarter of a billion than what was initially made. Experts believe this might have cost Bruce Levenson however he made a large profit on the sale anyway. Andrew Zimbalist from Smith College Sports was the only economist who predicted the actual sale value. He estimated it at $700-750 million which was the closest out of all.

Thor Halvorssen an Activist Opposed to Oppression

Thor Halvorssen, philanthropist, activist, magazine publisher, producer of documentaries, he is Venezuelan by birth and one of the most interesting characters on the political stage today. As an activist, he is opposed to oppression of any form and does not care from which side of the political spectrum it occurs.

He was and is opposed to the socialist government of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, and considers Che Guevarra and Fidel Castro as enemies. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://humanrightsfoundation.org/about/board-and-international-council/thor-halvorssen

From these leanings, it was only logical that he would represent the views of the right side of the political spectrum and that Fox News could use him as a hatchet man in an interview where he was expected to criticise Bernie Sanders as a socialist candidate running for President. Fox News was in for a shock.

Halvorssen explained that socialist governments are working around the globe, and it is only those socialist governments that limit individual freedom that he is opposed to.

The Fox interviewer lost control and credibility, and when Halvorssen admitted that he had given Sanders the largest legally allowable contribution, the interview made Halvorssen a favorite of the left wing.

Before this Fox debacle, The Weekly Standard, a conservative news magazine attempted to analyze this man by sending Matt Labash, a staff reporter, to do an in-depth interview.

After reading the article, we know what his sexual orientation is, his favorite drink, how he operates, and his energy levels. Most importantly Halvorssen describes himself as a liberal in the John Stuart Mill sense. We learn that Halvorssen is a dedicated, tireless worker fighting oppression anywhere that it occurs on the planet.

His childhood in Venezuela was spent in the lap of luxury, but both parents were politically active. His mother was shot while attending a peaceful demonstration and his father was a political prisoner in Venezuela.

Thor Halvorssen spends much of his life travelling from one dangerous situation to the next. He began the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum and is currently working on a film version of Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Tireless may be the best word to describe Halvorssen, but his efforts against despotism and political corruption are of great importance in this unstable world.

Click on the links below to read more:

All Stories by Thor Halvorssen – The Atlantic
Thor Halvorssen: FoxNews probably expected me to condemn Bernie Sanders.

Why Your Online Reputation Matters

Increasing your search ranking on the internet is incredibly important because it enables people to find you more easily. If your search rankings are not optimal at the moment, this can deter the amount of people who are able to find you while searching for it on the internet. There are several ways for you to increase the amount of search rankings that you get it, and this includes implementing proper search engine optimization into every page of your site as well as marketing in a more professional manner.

One of the best companies out there when it comes to search rankings is known as Reputation Management Fixers. The reason it is often a better idea to hire a company like this as opposed to trying to do all of the search engine optimization yourself is that they have the experience and knowledge that comes from implementing proper SEO. Search engine optimization is incredibly important to your entire company and its well-being, so this is why hiring out reputation repair services like Reputation Management Fixers is one of the best options for you. They are also the top in their field and have worked with thousands upon thousands of other businesses and websites very much like your own.

There is no excuse when it comes to optimizing your site when there is a superior online reputation management company out there like Reputation Management Fixers to help you out. You do not have to try to figure out how to implement search engine optimization into your site when you can easily hire a company to do this for you. Not only is this going to save you a ton of time, but it is also going to ensure that the search engine optimization is being done in the correct way. This will allow more people to find you when searching for your site on search engines using the internet. You will notice an immediate difference in the amount of people who visit your site when you make the decision to use a company like Reputation Management Fixers and know that they are doing everything they possibly can to benefit you and your company.

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Call Loved Ones Behind Bar For Free

Incarceration can be a difficult time both for inmates and for the families of inmates alike. If you’re like me, you understand the high costs one must pay to talk to loved ones behind bars. Naturally, I looked for the best deal I could find for calling my family behind bars. Looking around I was able to find Securus Technology, a company with a long record of giving ways to talk to loved ones on the outside. Not only are phone calls cheap when you call with Securus, phone calls are actually free.

 

With its headquarters in Dallas, Securus Technology leads the way in communication for the incarceration. Can’t make it down to the correctional facility holding your family member? You can now use the new video call feature from Securus Technology. Just like Facetime or Skype, you’ll be able to to talk to them face to face as if you were actually there. Thanks to these video visitation systems, I’ve been able to reach out to incarcerated family with no problem. It’s a fast, simple and easy way to reach out to family with no problem. I have nothing but positive things to say about Securus Technology and their free call service.

 

Don Ressler, The Visionary Thinker of JustFab And Fabletics

Given the ongoing popularity of Fabletics, one can readily assume that current Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Don Ressler, knows a thing or two about running a successful enterprise. More than assume, it’s apparent because Ressler has spent the majority of his life, dabbling in entrepreneurship.

Early on, Don Ressler possessed an overwhelming interest in eCommerce. He would later combined this interest with a love of fitness and opened his very first online venture, FitnessHeaven.com. Building upon the triumph of his health and fitness portal, Ressler quickly formed another company with a very young, talented 19-year-old gamer. This teenager, Adam Goldenberg would become the (COO) of the newly formed, Intermix Media. In 2005, after generating millions of dollars of revenue from eCommerce profitability, Intermix was sold to the larger conglomerate, News Corp. The two left the company shortly afterwards, due to News Corp failure to continue building Intermix’s profit model.

Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg quietly and efficiently built another successful business, this one bigger and better than Intermix. In 2012, the new company, Intelligent Beauty, was on pace to reaching the half billion dollar sales mark; without a great deal of brand recognition.

In 2013, the co-founders of Intermix Media and Intelligent Beauty joined forces with actress, Kate Hudson to form an athletic sportswear company that looked to fill the gap between luxury brands and affordability. Fabletics is a partnership brand, which is combined with the company, JustFab. Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler retain equal billing at the helm of the companies as co-CEOs. Fabletics is an alternative brand for active women, who want to look “fabulous” but can’t afford brands such as Nike or Lululemon.

Ressler’s other company duties, include co-CEO of JustFab. Inc. with Adam Goldenberg. In an August 16, 2016 press release, the company announced a name change to TechStyle Fashion Group. Prior to this announcement, JustFab was a lifestyle brand, with several key persons linked to its success.

There are a portfolio of companies, which includes Fabletics, JustFab (TechStyle Fashion Group) FabKids and Shoe Dazzle. In a statement that accompanied the name change, Goldenberg was quoted as saying, “Our new corporate identity captures the essence of what JustFab has become- where Fashion Avenue meets Silicon Valley.” The changes at JustFab were under wraps for some time, with the evidence coming prior to the announcement, with the hiring of Shawn Gold for a freshly unveiled position, corporate marketing officer. See: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/#e8463767e63f

Online Reputation Management: The Power Of Social Media

If there is anything that could be said about social media, it is a very powerful tool for online reputation management. Therefore, it is important that one uses social media in order to market his business and manage his own social media account. For one thing, the amount of users on social media are in the billions range. Therefore, it is very important for one to make sure that he is presenting a good social media image of his business. This will make sure that he is establishing his brand as a trustworthy brand.
While search engines remain as the main way to get sales, social media is very helpful in spreading awareness. For one thing, more people use social media at a time than search engines. However, social media actually has a lot of influence on the ranking of a business. Also, social media is also very helpful when as a link. For instance, the official website may not appear on the front page of the account, but the social media profile of the business or the business owner with a link to the actual website may appear on the front page of the search results.

In order to handle social media, it is important to make sure an account is set up. One of the important things to do is fill out a profile as completely as possible. Also, a picture is helpful so that people will know that the account is legitimate. While some people may just keep an avatar for personal reasons, it is a better idea to upload some kind of photo in order solidify the account. Once the account is set up, then one could reach out to others and gain followers and fans so that he will have a means to generate revenue from his business

 

Why Hire an Online Reputation Management Company

The internet has completely changed the way people perceive each other. Both businesses and individuals now have more information about them online than every before. This is a blessing and a curse. The pros of this are that more people than ever can access information about a business and decide whether or not they want to use it. The con of this situation is that anyone can put any information online that they want with almost no way to stop them.

If you are looking for a job, it is very important to manage your reputation online. Prospective employers are going to go through all of your social media accounts any anything else that might be posted about you online to decide whether or not they want to hire you. One way to help mitigate this circumstance is to hire an online reputation management company. These companies are great for both building your brand’s image and also preventing negative public relations situations.

Reputation Management Fixers is one of the premier reputation management services available to clients today. They know what to do when it comes to taking care of negative comments and reviews about your business. They can also work on your social media presence in order to help your brand become more visible and have a more positive aura around it.

You can use Reputation Management Fixers whether you are a business or an individual. It obviously important to businesses because of the reasons that were mentioned above. The thing about internet reviews is that just anyone can get online and give a review about your company. Some people go online and give companies unjustly negative reviews about the company. A good reputation management company will be able to discern which ones are deserved and manage crisis communication as well as determining which ones are not deserved. They can move to have them filtered based on that information and even push down negative search results.

Individuals can use them to help clean up their social media accounts. This can help them if they are in the middle of a job search. A bad picture on Facebook from 10 years ago should not affect the way that companies view you when they are deciding whether or not to hire you.

Livio Bisterzo Taking over the Health Snack Food Market

Nowadays, people are very careful about what goes into their bodies even when it comes to the little things like snacks. Green Park Brands set out to do just that with their latest products, Hippeas. The snack contains organic chickpea puffs that are meant to provide a healthy option. Livio Bisterzo, the CEO of Green Park Brands, said that the product is intended to take advantage of the gap that the snack food market left open. By creating Hippeas, the company puts an affordable and superior quality product on the market.

Healthy Snacking

Hippeas gives consumers a snack that is not only organic but gluten-free, Kosher, and vegan as well. Green Park Brands wanted to offer a product that would meet the health standards off the millennial consumer. The calories content in a small pack does not exceed 91 while a large one has 455. Hippeas has been made available in a number of options on standard.co.uk. The Pepper Power contains pepper and sea salt, rosemary, thyme, and oregano in the Herbs We Trust. Sweet & Smokin has onion, smoked sea salt, and paprika spice then there is the Far Out Fajita with cumin, chili, and paprika.

Read more: Hippeas – Give Peas A Chance

Livio Bisterzo’s Food Innovation

The newest product from Green Park Brands is doing quite well with only a few months on the market. Holland & Barrett, Boots, and Starbucks are some of the retail partners that the company is working with to bring Hippeas to the everyday consumer. Livio Bisterzo explains that the company opted to go with chickpeas because; as much as they wanted to provide a “socially conscious snack”, they didn’t want it to be something people were not used to. Bisterzo started working on Hippeas in 2015, but he has been in the health and nutrition sector for over seven years. The Italian entrepreneur started out in marketing and has been quite successful in establishing innovative products. With the creation of Green Park Brands in 2015, he aimed to provide products that are “Better for you” that maximize social impact.

Taste Good, Do Good

With Hippeas as its first products, Green Park Brands is steadily rising the ranks in the natural health food sector. The food innovation enterprise is staying true to its social mission by using products from farmers in Africa. Livio Bisterzo believes in giving back; hence, the mantra of the Hippeas brand, “Peas, Love and Giving Back.” Green Park Brands believes in changing the world from the ground up, “chickpea by chickpea” and supports that stand through its partnership with Farm Africa. The company will donate to the initiative for every pack of Hippeas sold to help farmers in Eastern Africa.

Learn more about Livio Bisterzo: https://www.instagram.com/liviobisterzo/

Sanjay Shah: All About Giving Back

In today’s world, we need more people that are ready, willing, and able to give back. To them, it comes as second nature and they don’t even think twice about it. They just do it, no questions asked. That is the kind of man that Sanjay Shah Denmark is along with his wife Usha. They are definitely a power couple and as the old expression goes, behind every great man, there is a great woman. They work together as one to get the best results and they are getting results with Autism Rocks, which started back in 2014 and has raised over £600,000. Every year, however, it gets bigger and better and more people are talking about it and the word is spreading that.

When it comes to this event, they have even had such big names as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bublè and Drake in London and Dubai. It is always a great thing when celebrities use their power for good and take time out of their busy schedules to give back and look out for others. Celebrities oftentimes don’t realize the power they have to make a real difference and a real impact. It is out there for them as all people really need from them is their time.

At this year’s event, Flo Rida and Tyga will be performing and it promises to be a huge event with a lot of buzz and a lot of people talking. They want to get the conversation goes when it comes to autism and raise as much information and awareness as possible. When you get good conversation going, anything is truly possible out there, as people can start to learn more about it, how it affects children, and how it affects the day-to-day lives of the parents that live with autistic children. Everyone can stick together like a big happy family and help each other out.

You have to remember that Sanjay and his wife have a child with autism, so they know all about it. They can relate to people that have children with autism and they can help. They can guide them, show them techniques that have helped them, and even be a listening ear. At the end of the day, the more people that stick together, fight for each other, and help each other out, the easier things will be for everyone in the long run. There is no shame in asking for help.

 

Find out more about Sanjay Shah:

http://www.business.dk/emne/sanjay-shah

Securus Encourages Inmate Communications to Remain Accountable for their Actions

Securus is an inmate communications company that has been in business for many years. This organization provides video call technology and communications systems for prisons and law enforcement agencies all over the country. Recently, I just found out that this company has been advocating for fair and decent practices within their industry.

I never knew this but when it comes to inmate communications, it is very easy to rip-off prisoners and their families. Yes, it is true that video calls provide a fairly easy way for inmates to call their families; but some companies charge outstanding rates for this service.

The fact is that inmate calls only work because they are important for the prison industry as a whole. I know from personal experience that when inmates stay connected with their loved ones; they often serve out their sentences with the least amount of problems.

Ultimately, the reason why Securus offers inmate calls is to help to reduce the recidivism rate for inmates. The company wants prisoners to stay out of jail once they leave.

Other companies who offer communications systems for prisoners agree with Securus. They make it a point to charge fair and reasonable rates for their service. I am glad to see the industry as a whole come together on this issue. Ultimately, Securus is encouraging various companies to remain ethical for the sake of their industry as a whole; and everyone agrees with what they have to say.

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