Jul 29

Norka Martinez Luque: The Venezuelan Artist & Singer

Norka Luque, who is a new air of a positive driven mind that motivates that, motivates us to pursue our dreams for they are valid even though we never know how to achieve them. Her story of life is one that is full of motivation and inspiration where the word impossible ins a vocabulary that never exists. She is a Venezuelan singer who dreamt and discovered her way into the music passion for her great love of music ever since she was a young girl. She has ever had a clear goal in her life. Her primary aim is to have her music bring hope to the listeners in a positive way.

As a young child, she had her full support come from her parents that discovered her talent and decided to nature her and help her in every way they could. Her parents took her for musical classes that she attended every evening after classes. She began her musical training with piano, flamenco, ballet, and also pursued her education.

Norka “Como Lo Haces Tu” from Kenneth Alvarez / KAVE DIGITAL on Vimeo.

Norka Luque studied Business Administration in France; she also received degrees in Fashion, Marketing, and Culinary Arts. It was also while she was in France, that she had the rarest opportunity to be part of a working band. This is the point where she felt that her dream was connected to her more than ever before. It was four years ago when she met the renowned music producer Emilio Estefan Jr. he showed her that he was very much interested in her work, and that was the opening door for the success of Norka Luque. She felt that this was the rarest opportunity that many talented upcoming singers lack in their lives as musicians. She also felt that the producer liked her music by the way she was very curious about making her perfect in the vocals and the whole song singing. She began to grow in her faith as well, and she was convinced that she would make it in this industry.

Emilio introduced her to the great team of producers that guided her and played the part of the creation song MILAGRO that is a hit song in Venezuela, United States of America and other regions of the world. She is an artist that has a adamant conviction to bring hope to the listeners of her music. She wants everyone to have their dreams come through just like her dreams came through when he met Emilio, and this is evident in most of her songs.

More information for Norka Luque:

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Jul 28

Why Your Online Reputation is Instrumental To Your Business

When customers want to buy something from a business they look at the reputation of the company online, whether or not they actually sell items online. Even non-internet based business therefore require a strong online presence and positive online reputation in order to succeed. From your local coffee shop to your neighborhood mechanic, the internet has changed the way companies do business.

Managing your online reputation is therefore an essential part of running a business. The common expression is that there is nothing like a first impression and your first impression will likely be caused by the results on a search engine online that potential and existing customers will use to monitor your business. Getting your online reputation to concentrate on the positive aspects of your business and to ignore the negative aspects is an essential part of business management.

If you are not tech savvy or want to contract with a specialist that is more effective, an online reputation management company can manage your reputation for you. These firms will check to see how your business is perceived online and recommend options for improving your business reputation. Some, like Fix Search Results, will even implement steps to improve your reputation online in ways that are believable and can help to present a positive angle to your business.

There are many different online reputation management firms out there of which Fix Search Results is only one of them. Be sure to concentrate on a firm that is established, has a solid reputation, and is of the appropriate size for your business. Over time, manage your results through improved sales and see if the changes that the online reputation management firm that you are choosing are consistent with the brand image and reputation that you are trying to project for your business.

Jul 27

How Thor Halvorssen Is Standing Up For Human Rights

Thor Halvorssen is the president and founder of the Human Rights Foundation, which is an organization that is based in New York and was launched in 2005. Thor was born and raised in Caraccas and saw firsthand what it is like to have one’s human rights placed in jeopardy.

Thor’s father was thrown into prison after he exposed the corruption of Venezuela’s drug czar. His father was also tortured while in prison. Thor’s mother was shot during an anti-Hugo Chavez demonstration. Fortunately, she survived. Thor believes that individual liberty and human rights are not privileges. They are rights.

Thor has stated that he loves people and has gone the extra mile to support his cause. He has even put his own personal freedom in jeopardy to fight for others. In 2010, Thor traveled with to Ho Chi Minh City to interview Thich Quang Do, who is the patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. Thich’s church had been banned, and he had spent the last 28 years on house arrest.

Thor refers to himself as a classic liberal even though some consider him a conservative. The Human Rights Foundation hosts the Oslo Freedom Forum. It is considered a can’t miss event for people who are interested in human rights. It has also attracted the attention of many famous people, including Paypal’s founder, Peter Thiel.

About Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science and history. He graduated with honors. Thor is focused on human trafficking, threats to democracy, slavery and other threats to human rights.

Before Thor started the Human Rights Foundation, he was involved in other organizations that promoted human rights. In 1999, he became the chief executive officer of the Foundation For Individual Rights In Education. He has also been involved with The Eagle Forum, Feminists For Free Expression and The Heritage Foundation.

Source:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/troublemaker-for-tyrants/article/899824

Jul 26

Get Shinier Luscious Locks with Wen by Chaz Dean

WEN by Chaz Dean [http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html] currently offers WEN Cleansing Conditioner; a five-in-one formula that every girl with a tight morning schedule can benefit from. This Amazon sold product acts as a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, and styling treatment all in one. As this product avoids harsh ingredients containing sulfates like sodium laurel sulfate, it leaves your hair stronger,more moisturized, and shinier. As published on Bustle, one consumer shared her experience using WEN Cleansing Conditioner for seven days on her now shiny luscious locks. While weary at first due to the large amount of product use recommended, the consumer quickly learned that more is better when it comes to using Wen Cleansing Conditioner! After only one use she reported her hair feeling thicker and was happy to share that her hair showed a healthier shine and bounce. After day five she reported being completely confident in the look of her hair and on day six her experience with WEN Cleansing Conditioner got even better. On day six she enjoyed a night on the town and informed her readers that she received numerous complements on her hair. By sharing her experiment, this consumer has shown that after using WEN Cleansing Conditioner for as little as seven days you can feel more confident about the look and feel of your hair. Visit the Wen YouTube channel for more info.

 

Jul 10

Fabletics – Kate Hudson 4th of July Beach Wear

Nothing says 4th of July like a good day at the beach! Co-founder and model for her athletic line, Fabletics, Kate Hudson is showing how cute and sexy her attire can be. Not only is her clothing for beach and athletics, but she has fashioned everything for comfort and style.

The Fabletics line has advertised and proven to be cute and flirty athletic wear and leisure wear at totally affordable prices. The line has developed a program to find the best outfits for you and set you up with your first purchase for only $25 and no shipping and handling charges. The prices are completely affordable and realistic. You will not be paying 50 dollars or more for a pair of leggings, instead you will be getting a pair leggings or athletic pants or shorts, along with a bra top or t-shirt for 50 dollars. Fabletics is the most reasonable and reliable brand for girls on the market today! Source: http://www.fabletics.com/the-summer-refresh.htm

A great aspect of this line to mention is that they work with your individual style and body to give you the best outfit meant for you. When you go on the website, the front page immediately offers you to take a survey which will best help us determine what your style is. Fabletics offers solid colors for your outfits, or they can go crazy cool to outlandish prints and brighter colors. As stated earlier, not only do they offer full athletic wear, but they also sell leisure outfits as well. Kate Hudson has designed fashionable hoodies, rompers, beach cover-ups, t-shirts, and more to help her guests enjoy more! Her clothing is not just for working out, it is meant to be enjoyed even outside the gym, this is an entirely versatile and comfortable choice for every woman out there!

PEOPLE Magazine has a little excerpt in their Style News section about Kate Hudson rocking her own Fabletics’ star spangled banner inspired athletic two piece for the holiday. What’s super special about this design is that the bikini top has a built-in bra, a four-way stretch racer front and back design, and the bottoms are chlorine resistant and offer up to 50+ UV rays protection. It is not only a simple design to wear, but it fits well on the body and is very comfortable. Not only is Kate Hudson a great model for her Fabletics line, but she is inspiring women everywhere, of all ages, that women can feel beautiful and sexy in what they wear. This line is not strictly for 20-somethings, it is for everyone who feels beautiful on the inside and show it off on the outside!

Read more: Kate Hudson Celebrates America’s Birthday with Patriotic Beach Wear from Her Fabletics Line

Jul 6

Class Dojo Inspires Communication

ClassDojo is a platform that was created to allow for more communication between students and teachers in the classroom setting. It is set up to allow for rewards to be given to avatars or caricatures of the students. It allows the students to understand that they are doing a good (or, not so good) job of being in the classroom and gives them a lot of information and feedback about their learning experience. It is intended to help children who are unable to effectively communicate what they are doing in the classroom and the good parts of the problems that they solve while they are in the classroom.

On the other hand, ClassDojo is also beneficial to teachers because it gives them a uniform way to reward and reprimand the students in their classroom. Unlike the old ways of taking stars and giving stars or simply offering demerits to students, all students will be treated equally on the same platform that the teacher can use to help encourage positive classroom experiences. Both student and teacher problems are solved by using the ClassDojo experience. It is beneficial for nearly any classroom and is something that could be coming to schools across the country.

Unlike other programs that have been created in the past to help teachers with their journey toward bettering the lives of their students, ClassDojo is something that is unique because of the way that it is set up. The students are represented as “monsters” and they are able to do games, earn points, and even learn more about their classroom environment. Other platforms have never provided all three of these things comprehensively while also mixing other positive aspects into the classroom environment experience. Teachers have traditionally had to use many different methods to ensure that their classroom is in order and their students are learning what they need to know.

There are many times when it may be overwhelming for teachers to create a positive learning environment in the classroom. It is often difficult to give the students the environment that they need and teachers may struggle to come up with a positive and equal rewards system. ClassDojo takes care of these problems and gives teachers the ideas that they need to make things better when it comes to their classroom. The experience that is provided by this platform is one that is beneficial for every person in the classroom.

 

Find out more about Class Dojo:

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Jul 1

Dick Devos Donates One Million Dollars To The Kennedy Center For Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center For Performing Arts is raising money for its expansion project. There will be a pedestrian bridge and waterfront pavilion added to the Kennedy Center. Over $135 million has already been raised for the project. The Kennedy Center wants to raise an additional $50 million.

It is estimated that three million people visit the Kennedy Center every year. The owners hope that they will attract more people after the expansion project is completed in 2018. The Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation has donated one million dollars to the expansion project. Deborah Rutter is the Kennedy Center president. She is happy that the new additions to the Kennedy Center will be primarily funded by donors.

About Dick Devos

Dick Devos is an entrepreneur who is from Michigan. He is the son of Richard Devos, who is the co-founder of Amway. Dick worked for his father’s company from 1993 to 2002. He is a graduate of Northwood University.

Dick was the CEO and president of the Orlando Magic basketball team from 1991 to 1993. He left the team to work for his father’s company. After Dick left Amway in 2002, he started his own company called The Windquest Group, which is an investment management firm. He also started the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010.

Dick is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams, which is why he has dedicated a lot of time to philanthropy. In 1990, he and his wife started the Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation, which is an organization that donates to religious, artistic and community organizations.

Dick DeVos is also committed to helping people further their education. In 2008, he and his wife established the Dick and Betsy Devos Scholarship. This scholarship is given to students who are pursuing a MS, MA or MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Jun 14

Polly Morton Joins The Status Labs Advisory Board

A new board advisor is joining the Status Labs team. Polly Morton is arriving with quite a bit of fanfare. Morton has a solid level of experience in reputation management having previously served as an executive with Reputation.com.

 

Morton revealed in a press release that she has been following the exceptional growth of Status Labs for some time. Morton feels she would be a great fit in an advisory capacity. She definitely will help the popular reputation management firm grow to new heights.

 

The company’s growth has been exceptional over the course of its existence. Status Labs has grown consistently each and every year of its existence. This would indicate there is great need for reputation management work. Filling the need is more than just producing a few “nice words” online. The professionals at Status Labs know an individualized, targeted approach to fixing a reputation is necessary in order to reverse a host of the problems someone may be facing.

 

In order to better help clients, Status Labs has brought on many talented reputation management and marketing experts into the company’s advisory board. These experts are sure to help the company as it makes decisions about the direction the company chooses to go in the future.

More information for Status Labs:

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“The Reputation Doctor” Mike Paul made news when he was added to the advisory board. Polly Morton will join him and other esteemed members on the board shortly. Clearly, president Darius Fisher has serious plans for expanding the reach and scope of Status Labs’ reputation fixing and crisis management work. By assembling the right team, all planned goals are sure to be met.

 

In time, more board members are going to be added. All members of the board are persons must possess significant experience in digital marketing and reputation management. Polly Morton fits this description quite well.

 

Jun 9

Squaw Valley Opposition of Olympic Valley Incorporation

The Reno-Gazette Journal reports that a years-long drought has really depleted much of the yearly tourism of the formerly immensely popular Lake Tahoe ski resort industry. But Squaw Valley’s CEO, Andy Wirth, says the 2015 season was blessed with earlier than usual snow and cold weather, making it possible for them to open up earlier than they have in over ten years.

Because of the declining ski resort industry in the area, there had been political efforts to incorporate Olympic Valley. Wirth and Squaw Valley were so opposed to this idea that they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in a campaign to discourage it.

They strongly believe that this incorporation will mean 1) higher taxes for both its citizens and businesses, 2) less reliable public road services, and 3) being unable to participate with neighboring communities who have traditionally cooperated with resources and funding. However, because of the aforementioned successful beginning to last season, the constituents of the incorporation have backed off. Squaw Valley Ski Holdings is now turning its attention to developing its own properties.

Wirth is also trying to encourage the community to work on improving its transportation system. He insists that the community does not need incorporation to come to good decisions.

Powder: The Skiers Magazine says that Wirth is also currently making moves to connect two separate resorts that merged in 2011—Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows—that have always been separated. This particular connection via a gondola has been dreamt about for years by faithful guests and resort management alike ever since Wayne Poulsen envisioned it several decades ago.

Soon after he came on board with Squaw Valley, Wirth began making moves to make it a reality. He became good friends with Troy Caldwell , the owner of the 460-acre plot of land that is sandwiched between the two resorts, and freely discussed his dream with him.

The two have finally reached an agreement. Wirth is delighted that now he will finally be able to ski from Squaw to Alpine. The bridging gondola gives skiers in both resorts easy access to 6,000 extra acres. Wirth does a lot of skiing and a lot of other outdoorsy activities.

Probably more than most people. He has long been a huge outdoors activist. It is in his blood. In 1963, his grandfather co-wrote the Wilderness Act and he himself was a forest ranger for several years before becoming a leader in the business industry.
Read more: http://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/recreation/2015/12/03/squaw-alpine-boss-looks-turn-page-divisive-fight/76735928/

Jun 3

Madison Street Capital’s Anthony Marsala Receives M&A Advisory Award

Madison Street Capital (MSC), an international investment banking firm for the small to middle market, is happy that it’s Chief Operating Officer Anthony Marsala won the M&A Advisor’s Annual Emerging Leaders Award. Marsala’s achievements and contribution in the field of financial advisory services were recognized by the independent judging panel of business leaders from a list of 100 nominees. This was the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award.

Anthony Marsala is happy that he was recognized among the many in the competitive industry. He congratulates his exceptional and dedicated team of professional in his firm who made this possible. The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was founded to honor the efforts of the achievements and diligence of young M&A, financing and turnaround professionals under 40 to honor the success and contribution in the finance advisory industry. Marsala is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Madison Street Capital. He had 15 years in the sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory and leveraged finance until he founded his own firm Madison Street Capital.

Through National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Marsala got to be a CVA. Recently, Marsala got a honoree by NACVA as part of its under 40 Recognition Awards. He was He was also selected to participate in the Crain’s Leadership Academy Program for 2016. The Emerging Leader Award program was started to motivate young M&A advisors to continue contributing to the advancement of this field.

Madison Street Capital’s team of professionals have great knowledge, experience and extensive relationships. The firm has become one of the premier middle market investment banking firms. It provides corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) Advisory, restructuring services, arranging financing and capitalization structure of firms, valuation and M&A services for hedge funds, buy-side and sell side services for private equity. The company’s headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois and has branches in North America, Africa, and Asia.

Madison Street Capital supports United Way organization as part of its philanthropy program. United Way organization helps disaster affected states, Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast with food, shelter and also provides long-term recovery support efforts like education, health and financial stability.

Madison Street Capital has made a difference by assisting clients in different industries by doing careful analysis to produce precise recommendations. This has made Madison Street Capital a go to financial advisory firm that has established a good long-term relationship with its customers.

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