Monthly Archives: January 2017

CTRMA Has a Plan For The Austin Area

Posted on 27 January, 2017 in Texas Transporation

Mike Heiligenstein currently serves as Executive Director for the well-known and highly-followed Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA). Both he and the company are based out of Austin, Texas. The CTRMA serves as an independent agency of the government and was formed in 2002. Central Texas has always been the primary region of service and support intended through the company, and this special area has always been at the forefront of the company’s largest demands. Designing modern regional transportation networks for this area have always been a primary goal as well.

 

Mr. Heiligenstein has been quite active in his local area of Austin as of late. In fact, he has just more recently made front page headline news across different Texas newspapers for his efforts toward local transit issues and barriers. It appears that he and other executives have met at a hotel conference center to discuss the blessings, possibilities and potential pitfalls that technology is currently placing on the business of transportation. There was a lot of speculation and support, and the overall message intended was met with both a hearty applause and a room full of open minds.

 

“While most transit discussions in the Austin area focus on the city itself, Thursday’s Williamson County Growth Summit was an opportunity to frame transportation challenges around the needs of the region’s suburban communities. The panel discussion included Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority…(http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2016/12/15/transit-experts-offer-solutions-for-williamson.html, PG. 1, PARA. 1 and 2)

 

Vehicles with no drivers inside of them, as well as apps for continued ridesharing, are only a few of the possibilities for greater things to come. It appears that when great minds come together to share ideas and input, great minds complement each other and truly think alike. The overall weekend event was highly praised as a success in the end. As promised, there is always more to come with the future potential of this great organization and its respective Executive Director. Both are advancing at a very rapid pace, and neither seems to tire or slow down; we will see how it all pans out in the end, for time itself is the only real and final determining factor of all things.

 

Improved apps, autonomous vehicles, service stations, new parking garages and more great inspirations are on the way. Stay tuned. You may follow this company on Twitter or Linked In for more information, updates and blueprints of what’s to come.

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Stem Cells For Life

Posted on 27 January, 2017 in Regenerative Medicine

Plasticity is the foundation of stem cell function in the process of regenerative medicine. There are several different processes that stem cells can become a part of and may be taken from various different hosts such as embryos, umbilical cords, blood, skin, fat, or placenta. An adult stem cell can self renew and self replicate while they are able to differentiate into specialized cells and divide through the process of mitosis to produce more stem cells and transform their functions to that of other types of tissues. This is plasticity, the structural building block of life. We carry stem cells in our bodies our entire lives. They may also be cultivated in laboratories for specific uses as there are several different types of stem cells such as induced pluripotent stem cells that are ” programmed ” to mock embryonic stem cells. Stem cells are priceless in the research and study of diseases and therapies. Most stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own body.

The National Lung Institute is a major treatment and research center that specializes in the cultivation and use of stem cells to treat major debilitating diseases and innovate healing therapies. They treat a wide range of conditions including pulmonary diseases such as emphysema, COPD, bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases. They mainly use autologous stem cells which are stem cells derived from the patient’s own body. The Lung Institute has five locations throughout the United States. They have research and treatment facilities located in Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, Texas and Pennsylvania. More information on stem cell treatment available at lunginstitute.com.

The main goal of The Lung Institute is to promote wellness and healing while discovering new ways to treat patient’s in hopes that they will be able to breathe easier and live happy healthy lives through the discovery ad implementation of stem cell research and treatment giving their patients a better quality of life.

Visit the Lung Institute Facebook and website at https://lunginstitute.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anthony Petrello: Corporate Climber and Philanthropic Advocate

Posted on 25 January, 2017 in Business Leaders

In 1991, Tony Petrello was named to the Nabors Board of Directors. Realizing Petrello’s potential, Nabors also elected him to the Executive Committee. Since joining Nabors, Petrello has moved from position to position, bettering himself and the company at the same time. From 1991 to present day, Tony Petrello has held several Chairman, President, and Executive positions. Petrello also has responsibilities other than operating functions. He plays a major role in providing strategic planning that allows the company to be successful and adapt to its dynamic, competitive market.

Looking at Petrello now, it would be nearly impossible to guess where he got his start in life. After graduating from high school, Anthony Petrello earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. His original career plan was to be a New York lawyer. As a backup plan, he also pursued B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Yale University. Shortly after earning his degrees, Anthony Petrello began working at a law firm, Baker & McKenzie. His focus was international arbitration, taxation, and general corporate law. Prior to his resignation, he was named Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office.

Read More: http://www.nabors.com/about-nabors/board-of-directors

Petrello’s current company, Nabors Industries Ltd., is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. The company offered Petrello a more lucrative deal than his former firm could. Petrello would have more global influence and be allowed to use his mathematic skills more often. Having worked at a law firm that dealt with international businesses, Petrello had a leg up on the competition. The company is a drilling contractor that operates inland in several countries. The company also provides offshore oil platforms with drilling servicing. The company drills for S&P 500 oil, natural gas, and geothermal sources.

During his stint as a lawyer, Petrello developed a passion for helping those in need. His most passionate philanthropy is helping children with illnesses. Currently, Anthony Petrello is still a sitting member of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital. Although he gets pleasure from his professional career, he gets something special from helping charitable organizations that help sick kids.

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Kabbalah Centre Helps Rebuild Homes After Disaster

Posted on 22 January, 2017 in Education, Religion

The day of May 20, 2013, devastated the lives of thousands of people in Oklahoma. On that day an EF5 tornado packing winds of 210 miles per hour tore through the small town of Moore leaving 24 people dead and 377 injured. An estimated 1,150 homes were destroyed leaving thousands of people homeless, and many without insurance or financial resources to rebuild.

Soon after the Kabbalah Centre stepped in to help, partnering with Habitat for Humanity to begin the rebuilding process.

Habitat for Humanity was established in 1976 as a non-governmental and non-profit organization with the straightforward goal of putting people into affordable homes – by building them one. It does so with the held of volunteer labor and outside donations.

After the devastating tornado event of 2013, the Kabbalah Centre provided significant financial support working through Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to build a new home for the Pendley Family, which lost everything in the disaster.

The Pendly’s were left “homeless and somewhat helpless,” they said. The HFHI program with the help of Kabbalah resources got down to work to set this family back on its feet, but also to show that other people cared about them, even if those “other people” might be total strangers.

Kabbalah Centre officials say doing such work is at the core of the Kabbalah mission – Kabbalah is not a philosophy, but a practical, active force in the world that recognizes there is real work to be done.

For the people of Moore, Oklahoma, that means constructing safe and decent homes designed with superior energy efficiency, multiple interior selections, multiple 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans, and fenced back yards – even refrigerator and oven are provided.

Perhaps even more important, it shows that no one is alone in the world — and that other people care.


Appointment of Lori Senecal to the Global CEO Position at CP+B

Posted on 20 January, 2017 in Strategic Business

Lori Senecal is currently the Global Chief Executive Officer of the Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B). Before this appointment, she worked at MDC Partner Network as the president and the CEO and also as the KBS’s global executive chairman. CP+B is an advertising and marketing company. Sam Crispin founded the company in 1988. The company operates from Boulder, Colorado as its headquarters. CP+B has grown and is now a global company with offices and operations in the US, South America, Europe and Hong Kong.

Before joining CP+B, Lori Senecal was both the chief executive officer and the president of MacCann Erickson. At the company, she also served as Global Chief Innovation Officer. It was while working at the company that she founded the TAG ideation. This organization acted as a marketing unit for young adults.

After leaving MacCann Erickson, Lori joined KBS. Her first achievement was increasing the number of individuals in the company from two hundred and fifty to more than eight hundred people. Also, the company has been identified as one of the best places to work in New York City. Some of the clients of KBS are American Express, HomeGoods, and Harman among others, and together they have been working to make the world a better place.

At the CP+B, she is tasked with driving the strategic vision, intensifying MDC’s unique model and collaborating with other MDC partners. Her roles will ensure the expansion and global growth of the company, coordination of the different international offices and more development of the enterprise.

Furthermore, Lori acts as a leader in enhancing partnership. This partnership is aimed at ensuring smooth structures in the different partner capacities. Her experience at KBS which saw the organization become international is vital in her new role at CT+B.

She has received support from different people in the company. Chuck Porter, the CP+B chairman, describes Lori as one who understands, loves, and shares the agency’s values. He sees her experience as a valuable asset for the company’s ambitions in the global arena.

When not at work, Lori uses public engagements, award panels, and television appearances to offer valuable insights into people. She shares her wide knowledge and expertise in the advertising and marketing industry.


David Osio Announces “Davos CAP Calculator”

Posted on 17 January, 2017 in Business Leaders

David Osio, the founder and CEO of Davos Real Estate Group, together with his company, announced the launch of its new app, “Davos CAP Calculator” in a press release. The app is designed to estimate the return on real estate investments that the user is interested in.

Davos Real Estate Group has been involved in Latin American markets for over 20 years and are leaders in providing comprehensive financial advise. The company is focused on providing clients researched investment strategies that are tailored to their needs, and with a high level of customer service.

The Executive Director of the company, Gerard González, has been personally working with third party Tecknolution on the function and design of the app. The app will examine the costs of the real estate investment and then estimate what the gains will be on it. The app will be available on both Apple and Android devices. The app also includes a chat feature for communication with your agent at Davos. Further benefits of the app are estimating the price of rent for a property, and the addition of a “Mortgage Calculator” to estimate their mortgage payments on the property.

David Osio stated that he has seen that the direction of the company required the development of a mobile application in order to assist their clients when investing in properties in the United States.

David Osio earned a Law Degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela, and furthered his education by obtaining a degree in higher education from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración. After this he studied Portfolio Management and Banking at the New York Institute of Finance before becoming the Director of the law firm MGO in Caracas. He held management positions at a variety of financial institutions until he decided to become independent in in 1993 and form his own company. During this time he has shown deep knowledge about financial practices and legal issues as well. He has been very successful in expanding the profitability and client base of his company over the years and is poised for further success.

In addition to career success David has also supported a number of arts and culture charities such as the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and the Fundana Foundation with many more as well.

About David Osio

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Bruce Levenson – Ambitious Philanthropist

Posted on 11 January, 2017 in Business Leaders

The Atlanta Hawks and Entertainment LLC, has decided to file a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company on the basis of a breached contract. This lawsuit does not involve Tony Ressler.

On June 22, 2015 as per Forbes report, Hawks and Ferry ownership reached a buyout agreement putting an end to the 18 million contract that began in 2012. The sale of the franchise was approved two days later.

The amount of the claim remains confidential, but the lawsuit states that the amount is substantial enough to pay AHBE’s claim. The lawsuit also claims that a contract breach for failure to pay covered the losses in the settlement. This lawsuit is seeking another 50 percent penalty of the unpaid loss as well as attorney’s costs.

Bruce Levenson is an entrepreneur, journalist, and has successfully built several businesses. He is the co-founder of United Communications Group. United Communications Group has over 46 million customers all over the globe and has over 1000 employees. United Communications Group won a journalism award in 1978 for editorial excellence and has won over 125 awards since. Bruce Levenson is director of TechTarget-a company that serves technology providers worldwide. He is also a partner with GasBuddy-a mobile app that has been downloaded by over 45 million users to find discounted gas prices. He has also co-founded DOT-a new cooking advancement that, among other things, can cook toast in as little as three seconds.

He has also began the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management that is preparing the next generation of non-profit leaders for great things. He has been a philanthropist for over forty years and continues to follow his entrepreneurial and ambitious endeavors.

Read More: http://time.com/3296175/bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks-racist-email-kareem-abdul-jabbar/


Why Fabletics is Gaining a Competitive Advantage Over Other Brands

Posted on 09 January, 2017 in Business, Fashion

In today’s world where many brands have come with competitive deals, it’s not easy to start a business that swiftly becomes successful considering the number of investors who have established themselves. For example, it’s quite challenging for a new company building itself online to compete against a giant like Amazon, which has grasped the market tightly controlling over 20% of the fashion e-market. But Fabletics is one company that has hit the market and created a unique brand that is changing the rules of trade.

 

This is because of the strategies that are being used by the brand to sell their products. Things are rapidly changing, and it’s wise for a new shop to study the market and set goals that are achievable. That is what Fabletics has done, coming up with marketing strategies that are unique and can work. First, the company came up with designs that are of high quality. While many brands that produce quality products overprice the items, Fabletics developed a strategy to make their products affordable to the potential buyers so that every lady can afford them.

 

The company has also employed several other tactics to become successful. Though some firms find the method of reverse showrooming not working in their favor, Fabletics has been able to make the process profitable as they use it to create a long-term relationship with their customers. While customers browse offline and go elsewhere to buy cheap products, Fabletics organizes events to interact with people and understand the nature of the local market. The method works for them as they manage to get members at their entrance and in the showroom.

 

Regarding strategy of retail, data is an important aspect that is worth considering. However, it’s wise to know that data will not directly achieve the success of the enterprise. That is the reason why Fabletics looks at factors such as the interest of their members and feedback from the social media platforms to get the guide to stocking.

There are many challenges associated with different brands, and Fabletics is not left behind as it also experiences problems. But the company has overcome some of these challenges and used strategies such as educating their customers and ensuring they cater for their needs.

 

Fabletics is a company that was founded with the primary goal of providing quality outfits to ladies at affordable prices. The co-founder, actress Kate Hudson, wants to make sure that women feel sexy while wearing the athlete wear. The company has many deals, and customers get to enjoy a variety of privileges such as being able to shop anywhere.

 

They use the online platform to ensure people become members so that they can shop conveniently without having to travel to their physical stores. The company also offers free shipping and discounts for VIP members.

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Goettl Air Conditioning Donates Evaporative Air Conditioner to Phoenix Animal Shelter

Posted on 07 January, 2017 in Business

According to a statement made by the Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning system, the company works in the capacity of the new Evaporative system to develop the latest technology of air and heating conditioning system. For this reason, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen have worked in their capacity to issue the systems under the direction of Dan Burke as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in the company. According to his direction, the new technology of cooling and heating devices wil act a long way in aiding the animals get a better breeding environment and multiply faster than ever.

Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen is one of the leading cooling and heating companies in Arizona. For the company, they are also delighted to announce that they have installed more than 10,00 cms as one of the installations made at the rooftops to aid the surrounding get a better air conditioning environment for people and animals in the shelters. According to the Sheriff County of Maricopa, they are extremely grateful for this service to see them acquire what they would otherwise never afford through the help of Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen in the region. According to a press release by the company, they have values the project at $5,000. While cooling was the main reason why the systems were installed in the region, this air conditioning systems developed with the new technology adds air conditioning systems to the air which forms an extra benefit during the dry season in Arizona.

Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen President, Da Burke, was the project manager during the installation of this system in the Maricopa County Sheriff Animal Offices. He also led the initiative to the conception of the idea and the air conditioning unit effort in the region. While he worked with his Board of Directors, he conceptualized the idea in a manner in which it would promote their philanthropic activities and develop the highest mode of business in the region. For this reason, he supported the initiation of the project.

During the hotter months in the summer, there are many calls received by Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen from pet owners and anyone concerned with the cooling of the environment. For this reason, they installed these coolers to aid the development of safer homes and house shelters in the United States. For animals to stay safe during the hot summers, their buildings must be conditioned.