Bruce Levenson went to Washington University in St. Louis and later graduated with a law degree from American University. He used to study for the law degree at night due to his full time job as a journalist with the Washington Star. He originates from a Jewish family and spent his early days in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is a businessperson based in the US, a former NBA team owner and is renowned for his philanthropic activities. Together with Ed Peskowitz, Bruce Levenson formed the Atlanta Spirit LLC back in 2004 and used it to by the Atlanta Hawks LLC, which was at that time under the ownership of Turner Broadcasting. Buying the NBA team also meant that they would have to take over Atlanta Thrashers that is categorized as an NFL team. However, they sold Atlanta Thrashers in 2011. Bruce Levenson has since been on NBA’s Board of Governors first as a representing member of Atlanta Hawks but later as an ex-official. Humble Beginnings Bruce Levenson formed the United Communication Group also known as UCG in 1977 together with Ed Peskowitz. The company started as a newsletter publisher in the oil industry but has since developed wings to other industries such as energy, technology, healthcare, telecommunication, and mortgage banking just to mention but a few. In addition, UCG has come up with a mobile application that informs drivers where to get the lowest gas price depending on their location. Bruce Levenson serves as a board member of TechTarget and Electronic Publishers Association. He also advises the BIA Digital Partner and featured in the 1977 Software and Information Industry Association Hall of Fame. The first general manager and president of basketball operation for Atlanta Hawks when Atlanta Spirit LLC bought it was Danny Ferry. He came to the picture in 2012 and considering his was once a professional player with Cleveland Cavalier and later became their manager before becoming San Antonio Spurs’ vice president, the duo thought he would do well with the team. One of the experiences that Bruce Levenson may not forget is accompanying the team to visit the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. His mother-in-law is a survivor and this not only made it personal but he was also able to speak with the team. However, later in 2012, he decided to sell his ownership shares for the team stating that the African-American fan base for the team was going down. He has involved an investment-banking firm to help with the sale. Philanthropic Activities Bruce Levenson is known for his philanthropic works including the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C., I Have a Dream Foundation, Washington chapter, the Hoop Dreams Foundation, the SEED Foundation, and Seeds of Peace. He also participates with the Birthright Israel, Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute, Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, and the Jewish Foundation. As of 2013, he was among other prominent American Jews who advised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to work closely with US Secretary of State.
Men’s shoes continue to be versatile, in style and comfort. It should always be known that you get what you pay for in respect to shoes but especially men’s shoes. So it is well worth the investment in a good quality pair of shoes. It is recommended that you buy more than one pair of shoes. Buy three different colors and styles in order to have great success, in variety in your wardrobe. Some men wear the same pair of shoes but that leaves for easy wear out of the shoes. It is said to be important to rotate shoes as it is not only better for the shoes but also your feet.
What is hot for the winter of 2015 in men’s shoes greatly depends on the style. This winter however one of the best styles is the Paul Evans handcrafted Italian leather. The reason for this is they are much more durable and especially in cold weather climates. Durability and style are trademarks of the Paul Evans brand. The Paul Evans brand also shows a touch of class and richness that is lacking in other brands. They have many styles and are all hand crafted in Naples Italy. Gorgeous shoes Paul Evans did the work for you. All you need to do is go on line browse and pick out your favorite. There is no doubt the hand crafted look will have you coming back for more than one pair.
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In casual offerings they offer the casual high top sneaker. This is not a cheap and flashy canvas but made of the same handcrafted fine Italian leather. There is no letting any man down with this strong quality. They are first in their league of shoes and sharing them with those you love is so important. Paul Evans offer shoes for every occasion and the quality that sets the bar will not let you down ever.
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Over the years, many advertising agencies have emerged in Brazil providing wide range of advertising opportunities to the larger population. The development of the internet has facilitated the process of advertising by providing the necessary platforms for executing business ideas. These agencies have also provided employment opportunities to many people across the world. Digital migration has also contributed a great deal in promoting the advertising agencies on the global limelight. These agencies have developed and are providing services to the entire Brazilian nation. As a result, advertising companies have led to the development of economic growth in Brazil. They have also made the country to develop interest in other business sectors across the globe. As such, Brazil is one of the most recognized business partners among many countries in the world. The good working conditions have led many countries to develop interest in Brazilian economic development. China has invested in advertising agencies in Sao Paulo Brazil where they have developed an advertising agency geared towards promoting football and other sports activities. These initiatives have made them to hold world sports championships and recently the FIFA World Cup. The agencies have also invested in notable personalities like Ronald to further strengthen their advertising capabilities. The success of the advertising agencies in Brazil has been necessitated with the increased population. The country is the fifth most populated in the world with over 200million people who have provided a steady customer base for advertisement.
Claudio Loureiro is one of the leading advertising personalities in Brazil. He has over 21 years experience in the world of advertising which has made him to be recognized in the world. He was the proprietor and led to the development of the Heads Propaganda which is the largest advertising company in the country. His vision of changing the perception of people about Rio de Janeiro as a hostile and violent city necessitated the development of the company. The company was established to revive the lost glory of the city and to bring investors back to the city. The company has been associated with production of advertisement strategies that are geared towards advertising different factors that benefit the general population. As such, the company has increased the number of customers over the years. Claudio Loureiro has a wide experience in the world of communication and public relations after graduating from Boston University. He later developed interest in studying Direct Marketing Association from the Georgia University in Atlanta. These vast skills have made him to be recognized as an important personality in the advertisement field.
Yeonmi Park is the young North Korean defector and human rights activist that gave an amazing speech in Dublin, Ireland at the One Young World Summit. Her tail highlighted the atrocities committed by the North Korean regime and the equally horrendous treatment at the hands of human traffickers around the world like the ones that she and her mother encountered in China. Her speech was emotional and deeply personal, and it was laced with powerful and intense imagery that left many spectators in tears. Yeonmi Park had witnessed a host of horrors right before leaving North Korea and during her journey to the South Korean embassy. There were many things that she had hoped to hide from her past in North Korea that she had lived and seen, but she understood that by jumping feet first into the world of human rights activism she was going to have to tell her story in full.
Yeonmi Park of the youngvoicesadvocates is working with a collaborator to help her write her story in full detail about life in North Korea and the brain washing, torture and starvation she witnessed and experienced. With her co-author’s help, Yeonmi Park has been able to get most of her story verified through her family and other defectors from the oppressive North Korean regime she had met along the way in her journey. There were times when Yeonmi had blocked out or forgotten very graphic and horrific details of her story, especially her childhood. In many cases, Yeonmi Park wasn’t just recalling things she’d seen; she was reliving things. By telling her story, she was ripping open terrible psychological wounds that she had tried to lock away.
Yeonmi’s book, which is coming out soon, is crucial to read because it will have her full story in it, and it will paint a complete picture of North Korea. Initially when she arrived in South Korea, she still wasn’t fluent in English, and she had gone through a profoundly traumatizing escape. Trauma tends to change how the brain processes memories so there was no way to get an accurate and complete portrayal of the events of her life and defection immediately. When there are scrambled time-frames and confusing details like in Yeonmi’s story, it is usually a sign that the person is being truthful. North Korea has capitalized on the trauma Yeonmi suffered, and it began a smear campaign against her.
Yeonmi’s co-author had received a mysterious email warning about working with her on her book, and a video was released by North Korea parading Yeonmi’s family out in a disgusting display to denounce their own flesh and blood’s terrible experience. In many ways, Yeonmi was grateful to see them. At least she knew her extended family was still alive. It is not uncommon for an entire family of a defector to be sentenced to labor camps where they live out a terrible existence. Yeonmi is still working on her book and trying to heal the wounds of her childhood and past by being a champion for the oppressed.
Some new surveys regarding women in the marketplace reveals some disturbing trends. According to research, women still receive significantly less pay than men do in the workplace, even though there have been many statutes and laws created to stop such discrepancies from happening.
According to statistics, women still receive much less than the do, even though they’re working the same position, and have the same amount of experience. The numbers show that women receive anywhere from 16% to 33% less in pay compensation than men do working in similar positions.
When it comes to the opportunities that women have as opposed to men, there are differing numbers regarding that as well. The numbers show that only 2% of businesses that are operated in America are run by women. Another revealing statistic shows that for every 20 businesses operating in America today, only three of those businesses have a woman in their executive decision-making ranks.
Even though these revealing numbers paint a bleak picture, there are silver linings. Women are deciding upon a new plan of action, and many are discarding the routes of male oriented business structure. Instead of dealing with the lower pay and fewer opportunities, women are deciding to go into business and create their own opportunities. The increase of women in business has been highly evident, to the point where there are entire supply chains that are run, created and maintained by women owned businesses.
Instead of succumbing to the unrewarding structure of standardized corporate America, many women have decided to take their abilities and skills into the marketplace on their own, and have flourished in their decisions.
While there are more than a few success stories when it comes to women taking this route, there still are women who have broken through the glass ceiling of male-dominated corporate America and have gone on to great success in the business world.
Susan McGalla is an executive and an example of women taking charge in the marketplace, having worked at the highest levels of corporate America. She began her career in clothing, working as a merchandising expert for Joseph Horn Company. Her ability to successfully navigate the merchandising side of clothing catapulted her career to new heights.
She assumed the position of Chief Merchandising Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, where she successfully continued her way up, eventually rising through the various ranks of the company to assume the CEO position. From there, she took the Chief Executive Officer position at Wet Seal, a California-based accessory and surf clothing company. While she was CEO of the company, the corporation saw growth in many new lines that she created there.
After her position with Wet Seal, Susan McGalla assumed a new position in another male dominated territory, working as the Director of Strategic Planning for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization of the National Football League. Considered a male-dominated business environment, McGalla thrived there, and eventually left to take a position with HFF Inc., a major capital venture and real estate development firm.
McGalla has excelled in her various positions over the years, and is an example for the direction that women can take in business. Even though there are many roadblocks for women to received the full recognition that their due, individuals like McGalla show that it can be done, and women are just as skilled and suitable for all types of positions in the marketplace as men are.
They say that most great business innovations take place when an entrepreneur sees a need in the market that isn’t being filled, and then acts to fulfill it. This maxim applies to businesses of all kinds, from high tech to daycare, but it also applies to the creativity of the cosmetics industry. All of which leads us to Doe Deere and Lime Crime cosmetics.
Doe Deere is a Russian emigre who came to the US and became an Internet entrepreneur. She started out in fashion, with an eBay sales site. While making clothes to sell online, she discovered the need for more boldly colorful fabrics for her clothing, and she went to a lot of trouble to find or create what she needed. By the time she launched Lime Crime cosmetics in 2007/2008, she had discovered that she wanted more bold color in her makeup, but to have it, she had to create her own lipsticks and eyeshadows in a lab, with the help of a devoted chemist. Ultimately, the story of Doe Deere and Lime Crime is all about getting creative out of necessity.
Creating a New Kind of Lip Color
One of the most popular items on the Lime Crime cosmetics website is Velvetines lip color. This innovative lip color has the distinction of being the only “liquid to matte” lip color on the market. This lip color goes on smooth, wet and silky, and then dries to a scrumptious and attention-getting matte finish, without crumbling.
This lip color is vegan and officially designated as “cruelty-free.” What’s more, the colors in the Velvetines line on doedeere.com are strikingly bold, and they provide great coverage to really draw attention to a woman’s mouth, in all its gorgeousness. What about the colors? They are absolutely, wildly beautiful, and come in almost every shade possible of pink, red and purple. It’s no wonder this lip color has taken off like a rocket.
The Colors of a Unicorn
For women who want even more colors to choose from, Lime Crime also has the Unicorn Lipstick line. These bold colors go on for a full lipped look, and they have a slightly wetter matte finish. Unicorn Lipstick has an even wider range of colors, in shades that might be called “70’s rock and roll.” The colors range from pinks, reds and purples as well as wild shades of blue, yellow, orange and beige. Wild, yes, but wildly beautiful, too.
When it’s time to get innovative with makeup, it’s time to try on a shade or two or three from Lime Crime.
Doe Deere is among the most artistic women in the industry of makeup. She’s been the unicorn Queen within the cosmetics business but she actually is more than this with respect to gurus in the fashion and makeup world. She wants to inspire young women to break out of there everyday shell and say something different with their beauty products. Doe Deere is a Russian model, cosmetics artist and style muse living in the fashion filled New York City.
Her eagerness and ideas to go after a career in cosmetics was due to the fact that she planned to produce fascinating products that produce a feeling of imagination within them. She made a decision to do her very own make-up collection because she understood her concepts where going to make a new statement of fantasy. Doe Deere has long been one of a kind in her own look. She know that makeup is a form of expression and every girl wants to say something with cosmetics. So, when she created her brand name, Lime Crime she made certain that it would be loaded with one of a kind items which will allow every woman to create fashionable looks with makeup.
The striking Lime Crime makeup line has vivid pastels colors in a rainbow of shades. Every girl can find something just for them if not attain a huge collection of the Lime Crime products. The online store is stuff with exciting colors and information on beauty trends of today. I love the unicorn lipsticks because they come in pink, lavender, and light blue. You won’t be stuck for ideas of how to use this makeup because there is a whole page of pictures of girls showing off their vibrant colored hair and different Lime Crime makeup looks.
You can be inspired quickly once you are on the website and can even buy a unique hair dye too. Now Lime Crime has a hair dye product line with beautiful rainbow, yellow, and pink colors to choose from. Doe had initially wanted to be a pop star and performer when she was growing up, and she even joined a music group for some time when she relocated to the US. She switch gears and became obsessed with fashion and makeup, serious about delivering a new product line for girls like her to utilize. Before long, hair and make-up evolved into her element and Lime Crime came into this world.
Lime Crime carries a trendy and bold make-up line which includes amazing hues of lip gloss, eye liner, and blush. If you love pastels and glitter this make-up is for you. Customers go on about Deere’s rich lipstick shades they usually speculate what new product or color will be introduced soon.
Doe Deere is constantly on the front line of fashion and makeup trends. She is always on the cutting edge of the next best outfit or hair design. You can find countless pictures of all Doe’s creative looks on the online store Lime Crime.
The National Basketball Association, often shortened to the acronym NBA, is one of the four major professional sports organizations in the United States. The NBA consists of thirty teams, all of which are located within the contiguous United States, with the only exception being the Toronto Raptors, located in Canada.
The National Basketball Association was founded in 1946, in New York City, as the Basketball Association of America. Three years later, the NBA joined forces with its rival, the National Basketball League, to form the National Basketball Association.
The NBA is split into two conferences: the Eastern Conference, and the Western Conference. There are fifteen teams in each conference, which are grouped into groups of five, to form three divisions for each conference. Teams who are in the same division play each other more, which can end up meaning a lot when it comes to the playoffs.
In a regular season, there are eighty two games. Exactly half of the games are played at each teams’ home court, and half are away games. After the regular season comes the playoffs. The top eight teams from each conference are entered into the playoffs, and are ranked by their “seed,” which is simply another term for the ranking of the team. The first seed plays the eighth seed, the second seed plays the seventh seed, and so forth. Each playoff series consists of up to seven games — the first team to win four games wins the series and advances to the next series.
The Atlanta Hawks are currently one of the better teams in the NBA, as they finished second in the entire Eastern Conference last year, where they fell to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mr. Bruce Levenson, the former owner of the Georgia-based club, has helped the Hawks grow into the team they are today. The Hawks are known to have one of the lowest salaries as a team, but being one of the best. The chemistry that Mr. Levenson OF UCG has helped the Atlanta Hawks develop is truly nothing short of amazing.
The NBA is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports networks in the entire world, as people from every country in the world watch NBA games and closely follow the league. Every other professional basketball league in the world is unmatched to the NBA, and simply does not hold the entertainment value that the NBA does.
Earlier in January of 2015, a North Korean website posted an almost 20 minute video informing the public against Yeonmi Park. Yeon-mi is a human rights activist and strong critic of North Korea and they are out to silence her. North Korea has been known in the past to denounce its people who have fled the country. Yeon-mi, like others, has been accused of lying and stretching the truth about the country where she was born. Although North Korea has threatened people’s lives who have left them, and even set out to kill people, their most common jab is at someone’s character.
Yeon-mi became famous on YouTube, unlike others who have testified before the United Nations. She gave a speech at the Dublin Summit, One Young World. Her appearance did not match her heart wrenching story, which garnered the attention of the public.
Yeonmi Park claimed she has become so hurt and paranoid that she thinks the dictator can read her mind. She described how rule breakers and naysayers were punished in North Korea. When she was just a child, she witnessed a public execution for a very minor infraction of the North Korean expectations. At 13, she left. She went to China, where she witnessed even further evil and violence. She still lived in fear of being sent back to North Korea. She eventually fled to Mongolia by tracking through the Gobi desert, using the stars as her compass.
Following her speech, Yeon-mi turned into a well known character representing those who are oppressed in North Korea. Soon after, Yeon-mi was in high demand for interviews and book deals.
During the production of her book, Yeon-mi was presented with a video from North Korea. It was her family who was still in North Korea: uncles, aunts and cousins. They were forced to be filmed denouncing her. It was clear that her family could not come up with negative things to say about her, but it terrified Yeon-mi to see her family being forced into something like that. She was, however, happy to see they were still alive.
Yeon-mi is currently working on her book and speeches. Yeon-mi has been able to team up and speak with a fellow defector, Joseph Kim. Kim also witnessed horror in his home country and tragedy happen to his family.
Together, Yeon-mi and Kim share their stories of survival and heroic pasts that tell the story of their painfully remarkable lives. They fight to not be silenced by their home countries and to continue to spread the word about the evil that goes on in other parts of the world.