WA6


Business/Entrepreneur

Desiree Perez Helps to Prop Up Tidal Music Service

Posted by WA6 on

Launched in early 2015 by rapper Jay-Z, music streaming service Tidal was touted as the first artist-oriented streaming service. The hip-hop legend took aim at Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music, and hoped that higher quality audio and a more artist-driven business model would help propel his new venture to the top of the industry. Tidal’s debut was a huge event, with its co-owners reflecting a Who’s Who of pop and hip-hop. The young company promised to bring back the feeling of excitement and optimism to the industry, which many have argued has been decimated by the trend toward online streaming. However, despite a promising few days after the app’s launch, Tidal encountered some difficulties competing with the mainstays of the streaming world.

Tidal is competing against its better-funded heavyweight rivals by focusing on new music rather spending money on acquiring an extensive catalog. The curated service attracts a younger demographic interested in the latest hits rather than the past. Despite Jay-Z’s vision, some critics charged that the start-up was “out of touch.” In response, Jay-Z brought in a business associate who had helped manage his operations for years. Desiree (Dez) Perez replaced a string of departing execs and is helping Tidal meet its potential. Perez was behind four exclusive album launches from Rihanna, Beyonce, T.I., and Kanye West. One of the top leaders in Jay-Z’s organization, Perez negoiated both Beyonce’s Formation tour and Rihanna’s sponsorship deal with Samsung.

For years, Perez and her husband Juan Perez have been at the helm of Roc Nation Sports, the sports management division of Jay-Z’s organization. The couple helped establish the division as one of the top boutique agencies, representing elite athletes in nearly all professional sports. Perez is now bringing the same acumen to Tidal to begin the herculean task of taking on their well-established rivals.

Perez, however, remains unfazed. Her reputation as a hard-nosed negotiator and her winning spirit have long been recognized as key assets to Roc Nation and Jay-Z’s other ventures. She is confident that she can use her skills to consolidate the company’s niche as well as grow the fledgling start-up.

For more details, read: http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=299938

Lip Moisturizers

Looking For a Flavorful Lip Balm? Try EOS Lip Balm!

Posted by WA6 on

For those who are seeking out a lip balm that not only helps protect against the harsh winter elements but also adds a delicious smell and flavor, look no further than the Vanilla Bean lip balm by EOS Lip Balm. This lip balm not only smooths your lips and makes them look irresistible, it’s warm vanilla undertones make it an ideal choice for any vanilla scent lover.

With tons of options for men and women who want a variety of choices, EOS Lip Balm offers vanilla bean, strawberry sorbet, blueberry acai, and so much more! If you are looking for a company who provides plenty of flavors with quality ingredients, look no further than the leading lip balm company, EOS Lip Balm.

For years, EOS Lip Balm has been the leading, affordable brand for natural lip protection and flavors. Made of only the finest quality ingredients EOS Lip Balm last all day long and with a cute, convenient case, it’s easy to take it wherever you need to go. Not only does EOS Lip Balm use high-quality ingredients, they are committed to excluding ingredients such as harmful parabens, irritating gluten, and are free from phthalate and petrolatums.

Next time you are in the market for a great lip balm, consider the many flavors offered from EOS Lip Balm and let them help keep your lips smooth all year long.

Want EOS? Order the products online, simply by visiting evolutionofsmooth.com, via eBay or Ulta(http://www.ulta.com/smooth-sphere-lip-balm?productId=xlsImpprod3490245).

Business/Lifestyle

The Magnises Card is Less of Perks and Offers and More About the Community

Posted by WA6 on

The Magnises Black is giving millennials a great opportunity. Anyone that wants to experience elite destinations at discounted prices can finally have the experience. The Magnises Black Card has given Millennials access to hotels that people desire. One hotel that has partnered with Magnises is the Dream Hotel. The hotel is based in New York and offers members a chance to sleep at the hotel for seventy-nine dollars. Through the Magnises Hotel Pass feature, members can get discounts that amount to $160. Regular customers to all these destinations get to experience the hotels at high prices. With the Magnises card, members can get a taste of their dreams.

Another feature that comes with the black card is known as the club pass. The feature has given members a chance to go to places where they could not afford previously. The discounts and offers that come with the card have made sure that the card has fees that go at a very low cost. Apart from the club pass, members can get additional offers such as table bookings for free.

The Magnises Black has all been about building a community and network of young professionals. Through the feature, members interact with different kinds of people. The networking community shows that Magnises card is not about the perks and offers. It is about giving millennials another chance to connect better. People that have signed up for Magnises have improved their social lives as they interact with other individuals. Members have also been able to enjoy high-end facilities at specific locations. The facilities come at very low prices.

Magnises card holders have also been delighted by the availability of a supporting mobile application. Through the application, members have been informed of happenings and developments within their city. The cool thing about using the application is that it is easy to use. You can instantly connect with the best deals and offers that are close to your location. The kind of innovation with the card is perfect for millennials. That is why the card has enlisted members that are aged between 20 and 30.

Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_McFarland_(entrepreneur)

Education/Technology

Wessex Institue of Technology eLibrary: A Wealth of Information

Posted by WA6 on

The Wessex Institute of Technology’s eLibrary is the home of the Transactions of the Wessex Institute collection. It features online access to papers from prestigious international conferences and science, engineering, and physics publications. With over 28,000 papers available for instant download, there is a wealth of information in nearly all professional fields. A quick and powerful search function allows users to specify parameters and only search for relevant material. You can also save articles to your desktop via PDF at no cost. For certain articles, a membership or minimal fee is required to download.

The eLibrary’s content is divided into seven core research areas. These divisions include engineering sciences, the built environment, information and communication technologies, ecology and the environment, modeling and simulation, biomedicine and health, and state of the art in science & engineering. Users can find 26 more subcategories by opening a directory. Notice that although the Wessex Institute of Technology specializes in societal standards and forensic science, the research areas go far beyond these specialties. The eLibrary includes content from nearby institutions in an effort to make the database as comprehensive as possible. All papers are catalogued in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Business/Doctors

The Best Anesthesiologists in the Austin Area

Posted by WA6 on

The Capitol Anesthesiology Association of Austin, TX offers an incredible team of individuals with expertise in a wide variety of anesthetics. The physicians and CRNA’s are all board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or are in active pursuit of their board certification. They serve many of the facilities in the region such as Seton Medical Center, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Texas Orthopedics, Williamson Surgery Center and many more.

They are expert in many types of anesthesia from general anesthesia to pediatric, obstetric, local/MAC, regional, cardiovascular and thoracic. CAA has been the local leading educator in nursing, nurse anesthetists, paramedics, medical students and medical residents for over 30 years.

On top of their incredible medical expertise the CAA staff is honored to help better the community and underprivileged individuals. Many of CAA’s physicians and CRNA’s donate their time and skills to several non-profits that provide medical care to the Austin community. Some of these include Austin Smiles, Dell Children’s Surgical Global Outreach, Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Family Eldercare.

CAA is incredibly proud of their team of experts. Serving the Austin community for over 30 years, they continue to supply the areas hospitals and surgical centers with some of the finest trained and friendly doctors and CRNA’s.

Read more anesthesiology news here: http://www.anesthesiologynews.com/Clinical-Anesthesiology/Article/01-17/Anesthesia-s-Cognitive-Effects-In-Young-Children-Vary-by-Age/38968

Tech/Apps

Classroom Communication Made Simple

Posted by WA6 on

If you have kids in school, you’ll understand just how important it is to be involved in your child’s classroom life. Behavior, grades, and learning topics are just a few things that usually wait to be known until parent teacher conferences. Now there’s an app called ClassDojo that’s here to eliminate the barriers and encourage teacher, parent and student connection. This is a classroom communication platform that allows you to communicate to your child’s teacher as well as see daily activities. Their teachers can even send photos and videos directly to you with this continually growing app!

ClassDojo is working to create a community between parents and teachers, bridging the gap we’ve all known too well for far too long. Knowledge is power, and in the case, it’s the power to create a new and positive culture in classrooms and schools. So far the app is actively used by teachers in over 85,000 schools. This ranges from public schools to charter and even to private. It’s clear that teachers everywhere are falling in love with this app. The current majority of teachers that use the app are kindergarten through eighth grade.

Not only is it extremely useful, ClassDojo is extremely safe. They value all of their users, whether you’re a teacher or a parent. While they haven’t yet earned revenue, they are staying away from making profits off of their user’s data. The CTO, Liam Don, even said, “Privacy is a huge concern any time kids are involved,” and that’s what we should expect to hear from those protecting information on our children.

This communication platform is intended to keep on improving. They hope to offer premium features as well as make school payments easier. Personally, I’m always nervous handing my child a check to bring in for a school field trip. Lunch money can be another nerve wrecker! What if they lose it? Who wouldn’t be nervous? Modern technology advances focus greatly on simplifying and improving our lives. ClassDojo does just that for us, and even more importantly, for our kids too.

Read more about ClassDojo here: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/classdojo

Business/Fashion Business

Fabletics Takes Over Amazon Customers With More Apparel Choices in Active Wear

Posted by WA6 on

Co-founder Kate Hudson has had her work cut out for herself when it comes to Fabletics apparel. When you see the advertisements on the television for Fabletics, you see Kate Hudson in a variety of yoga posses talking about her active wear line. What you might not have known however is that there is more to her business than just active wear. Here are some other choices you can shop for within the Fabletics membership plans.

 

Dresses and More Dresses

 

If you live in a tropical area or are planning a tropical vacation, you might want to look at the number of dresses made by Fabletics. Some of the dresses are perfect for the beach while others are great for a night out on the town. Either way, there is something for everyone.

 

Janna Dress is perfect for the beach. The Neema Maxi dress is perfect for a casual dinner date while the Adira Coverup dress is great for going out on the town. All of these dresses can be purchased through Fabletics with your membership.

 

Swimwear

 

Did you know that they also made swimwear? Oh you didn’t? Well they do. The Halah one piece bathing suit is sexy and appealing. It will give you the confidence that you lack when on the beach enjoying the sun or while swimming at a hotel pool. If you ever wanted to feel so beautiful, this is the swimwear you need.

 

Pullovers Are Great

 

If you need a new pullover for the winter, the Europa pullover is available in a variety of colors. The color choices that you will be able to choose from include many of the new color trends of the year. You can wear the pullover with your leggings, your favorite pair of jeans or even your pajama pants. The way’s you can wear the pullover are endless since they are chic in style.

 

Fabletics makes hoodies as well. With the Yukon black and gray hoodie, the hoodie is casual while elegant enough to be worn outside of working out. It offers a mixture of black and gray with long sleeves and a high top in the front. The hood is great for allowing your head and ears to be protected if you are out jogging in the wind and rain. The perfect mixture for active wear.

 

If you want something that is stylish while shopping for new clothes, the Femina long sleeve shirt is great. It offers an open back that allows for people to see the slope of your back, which is very attractive to others by the way. It offers a high enough back that you will be able to wear it with anything whether it’s a skirt, pair of jeans or your yoga pants. The ways to wear this shirt are endless.

 

As you can see, there are more choices than just yoga pants when it comes to Fabletics. They are a wide spread active wear shop with an abundance of other clothes as well. They currently offer a variety of specials for joining as they work to make the switch for customers from Amazon to them. You know Amazon carries a large portion of active wear and because of that, more than 20 percent of people choose to shop on Amazon. Well now you don’t have to. Now you can shop online at Fabletics.

Weekend #workout plan inspired by @gingerressler's high-power moves ????

A video posted by @fabletics on

Dental Care

Dr. Avi Weisfogel Combating Sleep Apnea

Posted by WA6 on

Avi Weisfogel is an insightful dentist who had the intelligence to be able to make the connection between dentistry and sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition in which the sleeper goes through a period of limited oxygen or in some cases no oxygen intake for periods of time and not knowing it. Those diagnosed with sleep apnea must wear oxygen masks when they go to sleep to avoid the dangerous condition when the brain and the body are deprived of oxygen.

By the time his interest in sleep apnea had reached a peak, he had practiced dentistry for over fifteen years and had established a successful career with his practice, Old Bridge Dental Care. In 2014 Weisfogel founded Dental Sleep Masters as a way to offer connections between practicing dentists and their patients who may suffer from sleep apnea. He has since founded other companies dealing with sleep disorders. Weisfogel has used oral appliances as a way to treat sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

Avi Weisfogel received a B.A. from Rutgers University before acquiring his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry.

Sleep apnea is a newly recognized condition that without treatment can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Sleep apnea affects men twice as often as women, and now doctors can classify three degrees of the condition with each condition becoming more health threatening. If you come from a family where snoring was an obvious presence, you should examine the symptoms of those suffering from sleep apnea. If you are tired after getting a full night’s sleep, that is an indication that sleep apnea is taking a toll on your body.

While it is difficult to be tested for sleep apnea, those affected are usually aware that something is wrong. Being overweight and smoking both can exacerbate the sleep apnea condition, and are another reason to lose weight and to stop smoking.

Dr. Weisfogel and his pursuit of helping those with sleep apnea is an indication of his devotion to his profession and his respect for his fellow man.

Marc/Marc Sparks

Mark Sparks Changes Office to Further Inventive Cooperation

Posted by WA6 on

After spending 14 years in the former location, Marc Sparks from Timber Creek Capital, LP has finally moved to another setting. The move was necessitated by the need to find a better location to optimize collaboration and conducive for startup incubation. Marc Sparks is a serial entrepreneur and proprietor of the private equity firm and serves entrepreneurs in the development of new business to start generating revenue.

Ingredients to Build a Successful Business Model

As an individual looks to start a business, the whole process should start with the building of a business model and getting the resources necessary for success. Marc explains that the design he had used at Timber Creek Capital, LP the firm was able to host three different corporations in the facility and provide a far-reaching incubation period. Marc added that as a student of understanding what it takes to succeed in the world and serial entrepreneur, he saw the essence of a good work environment.

He concluded that a collaborative, conducive and quality work environment accounts for about 25% of all the necessary ingredients for success. An entrepreneur should not cut corners when finding a work location as the final choice could spell the difference between failure and success.

The Special Flow that exists in an Office

After starting a number of successful companies, Marc has found that there is indeed a special flow that exists within the office that is necessary for maximizing output and collaboration. He shares his story in the book, They Can’t Eat You, where he outlines a number of failures, successes and entrepreneurship realities.

His company takes on several companies and offers mentorship and accessing resources e.g. marketing, banking, office space, capital etc. he helps turn business ideas into successful ventures as his firm has seen all levels of success and failure in the entrepreneurship journey. He likes to mentor on ‘spark speed’ which stands for qualities that helped him succeed. These are faith, tenacity, passion, focus, monetization savvy and an extreme sense of urgency.

About Marc Sparks

Marc Sparks is the owner, founder and CEO of Timber Creek. He is also described as a philanthropist, serial entrepreneur and an author. He wrote “They Can’t Eat You” to detail his path to success in order to assist others in their journey to success. He has worked with Habitat for Humanity as part of his philanthropy by constructing affordable houses for families.

He has donated a thousand laptop computers through Sparkey’s Kids, a non-profit, through American Can! Academy to at-risk kids. Sparks has also been involved with The Samaritan Inn from the late 80’s. It is a Texas-based homeless shelter that hosts about 160 needy people every night. He is a venture capitalist as he offers startup businesses that seem destined for success with money. Although it seems highly speculative, he has been successful with it.

Business

Bruce Levenson Comes Out To Sue AIG Insurance Company

Posted by WA6 on

Not too long ago, Bruce Levenson, the former owner of the Atlanta Hawks and director of the AHBE or Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment, started up a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company due to a breach of contract. Former general manager, Danny Ferry, made claims on his termination. The current owner for the Atlanta Hawks, Tony Ressler, has stated on ESPN News that he will not partake and is not included in the lawsuit.

According to AHBE and Levenson’s team, the incident that involved Danny Ferry’s termination was in fact covered by New Hampshire Insurance Company’s policies. In essence, the problems that are being brought up are employment issues surrounding wrongful termination and workplace torts. It was Ferry that originally brought up the issue because he notified AIG in early 2015, but they only stayed that the incident was not covered under their policy and left it alone.

It was in the summer of 2015 that Tony Ressler and his group came to an agreement for buying out the Atlanta Hawks from the AHBE, ending the 6 year contract that began in 2012. Ressler’s group also responded on the current situation regarded the ABHE and their lawsuit with the insurance company, stating that they are in no way involved and will not be in the future. Currently, the money for the claim has not been disclosed, but is still focused on the insurance company’s failure to cover settlement losses, which has also been increased by 50 percent by AHBE to cover costs of legal fees. In AIG’s case, they have stated they refuse to pay any amount unless their is a very good case to support it. Information above can be sourced from brucelevenson.com.