Month: January 2018

Academy of Art University


The Academy of Art University was founded in San Francisco, California back in 1929. This school only selects the best professors to teach their students and strive to let pure talent be known through their work. They produce a creative atmosphere when teaching which creates new skills.

They offer many academics such as:

  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Fashion
  • Game Design
  • Architecture
  • Music Production
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Film Writing

and so much more!

This Art University also have online courses as well as 17 housing facilities throughout San Francisco for their students that choose to stay on-campus. This school holds plenty of art galleries and exhibits each year for different people and groups to attend. This University has also worked with a significant amount of celebrities through their art, fashions shows and directing such as Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, Chris Milk and many more! In addition to that, San Francisco can be really beautiful place to live, work, and attend school. This city offers beautiful attractions, fine dining, and the city life!

The Academy of Art University has multiple facilities to help students with career choices as well. They have great athletics, fitness centers, clubs, and organizations.

In most recent news, on September 9th, 2017 in New York, the University held it 21st annual Runway Showcase at Skylight Clarkson Square. The school of fashion at the University brought their best pieces to the table with five women’s wear collections, two mens wear collections, and lastly, a collaboration of both collections. From all the diverse backgrounds from each designer, the audience was easily impressed with the show. Some of the audience members included the well-known Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski. Each design expressed different countries, backgrounds, and stories to tell. The clothing was also uniquely made from different cloths, silks and denims. With yet another successful fashion show, the fashion team from the Academy of Art University plans to keep the new designs coming for another great 2018 show!

Bradesco Is Brazil’s Largest Bank In Acquisition Finance According To New Chairman Luiz Carlos Trabuco


     Brazilian companies aren’t wasting any time. Companies are going public in 2017 faster than anyone expected. IPOs on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange are three times higher than the three previous years combined. The uncertainty surrounding the 2018 elections are prompting more financial activity, and that’s not a bad thing according to the new Chairman of the Board of Banco Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Trabuco isn’t a novice when it comes to IPO offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Bradesco is Brazil’s largest acquisition bank. Chairman and CEO Trabuco plays an important role in the bank’s attempt to become the largest bank in the country. Some Brazilians already think Bradesco is the largest bank because Itaú Unibanco, the country’s largest private bank, tends to focus on the international market. Bradesco has a strong international presence, but most of the new programs Trabuco’s executive team puts in place are programs Brazilians can use. A good example is the bank’s Next platform and the bank’s palm reading program for online banking.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is the new Chairman of the Board because his friend and mentor Lázaro de Mello Brandão is retiring. Lázaro de Mello Brandão is only the second chairman in the bank’s history, so that makes Trabuco only the third man to sit on the bank’s board as chairman. Brandão is the 91-year-old banker who began his finance career with Bradesco when the doors of the bank opened for the first time. He is the godfather of Brazilian bankers, according to Bradesco’s executive team. Under his guidance, Bradesco is now one of the top ten banks in the world. But even though Brandão is retiring, he will still be available for consultations and advice. He may be stepping down from the chairmanship, but he’s not leaving the banking world, according to Trabuco. Brandão will still have a desk and a computer. The people who want to learn about the highs and lows that make banking such a fascinating and rewarding profession will still come to Brandão for advice.

One of the people who will still call on Brandão for advice is Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Even though Trabuco is a well-respected and competent banker, he still needs people around him that understand sound financial decision making. Trabuco banking career may not be as long as Brandão’s 73 years of service, but Trabuco’s 48 years with the same bank is pretty impressive. Trabuco got into the bank’s training program in 1969, and by 1984 he was one of Bradesco’s rising stars. When Seguros, Bradesco’s insurance division, needed a new president in 2003, the bank gave the job to Trabuco. And for six years, Trabuco was responsible for turning in 30 percent of the bank’s yearly income. In 2009, the board gave him the CEO position, and he didn’t disappoint the board. Bradesco makes billions of dollars a year thanks to Trabuco and his executive team. One of those team members will be the next CEO. That announcement will come at the beginning of 2018, right before the annual shareholders meeting in March.

The candidates for the CEO position are current executive team members. The list of candidates includes human resource manager Andre Cano. Insurance president Octavio de Lazari, and Mauricio Machado de Minas, the bank’s IT chief are also candidates. Investment chief Marcelo Noronha is also one of the board’s picks. But chief lending officer Domingos Figueiredo Abreu might be the next CEO, but no one is ruling out chief operations specialist Josué Augusto Pancini, according to some bank employees, But Alexandre da Silva Glüher, the man responsible for the 2015 acquisition of HSBC’s Brazilian operations, may be the best candidate for the job.

For more, please see http://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/noticias/negocios/20151218/luiz-carlos-trabuco-cappi-empreendedor-ano-nas-financas-2015/327856.

 

 

Stream Energy Wholeheartedly Welcomes David Faranetta as The Executive Vice President and CFO


Stream Energy is a popular choice for consumers and businesses in Texas as well as surrounding areas. Consumers who want affordable and clean energy solutions to power their homes and offices often think of Stream Energy when its time to install solar panels, and here is why. This firm toils every day to ensure that their staff members consist of only the best, versatile and highly skilled professionals that are dedicated and committed to their cause.

 

In November 2017, Stream Energy welcomed yet another leader as part of their firm, and David Faranetta was glad to accept the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Read more about Stream Energy at Crunchbase.

 

The tasks assigned to David Faranetta included managing and overseeing the company’s fiscal resources, planning commercial activities and supervising essential functions such as accounting, treasury and tax related activities.

 

As a professional with vast experience in the energy sector, David Faranetta will be helping Stream Energy with executing strategically based leadership decisions. Since David Faranetta has been a follower of this firm for many years, he was both excited and glad to finally work with this clean energy provider. View the Company reviews at indeed.com.

 

David Faranetta was welcomed to the team of leaders at Stream Energy by the president and CEO Larry Mondry. His experience in the industry while working as a CFO of TXU Energy along with other firms, is expected to help him as the new financial officer to improve the commercial operations of Stream Energy while ensuring that his contributions play a significant role in aiding to the development of the firm.

 

The need for adding a new leader to the operations of Stream Energy was necessary as this firm is steadily growing every year. Stream energy has become the leading choice for an increasing number of people because this direct selling company offers solutions to consumers at a subsidized rate without the need for third parties to get involved. Stream Energy is successfully cleaning up Texas along with other states by offering reliable solutions that ensure that the world is not polluted much more than it already is. They aim to reduce the use of energy created by coal and other substances that clog our atmosphere with smoke, smog and other harmful chemicals. Founded in 2004, this energy provider has been dedicated to doing more good for the environment compared to other leading suppliers of renewable energy.

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Protect Our Society With Securus Technologies’ Wireless Containment System


Our Nation has the option to protect our citizens from the evil that occurs when the incarcerated possess cellular devices. The wireless capabilities of inmates with cellphones are endless. There have been instances of hits being put out on people in the general public, ordered by gang members in prison. While this is very alarming, I feel a sense of relief as I learn more about Securus Technologies’ Wireless Containment Solution.

Between July, 2016 to July, 2017 over 1.7 million inmate calls were blocked throughout 8 facilities using Securus Technologies’ system! While there are states that restrict the ability to “jam” signals or avert them entirely; Florida is turning to technology that can be more selective, allowing them to maintain inmate wireless connectivity. In March of 2017, ex-corrections officer Robert Johnson, spoke before the Federal Communications Commission when they were having a hearing to address the control of contraband cellphones in prisons. The Federal Communications Commission regulates airwaves used by cellphone providers, so it plays a major role in this issue.

Johnson was a corrections officer for 15 years. Primarily, his job was to seize anything inmates weren’t suppose to have, including cellphones; which eventually led to an inmate placing a hit on him. Not only was there a hit placed on Johnson, but also on a 9-month-old baby. Unfortunately, the baby was not as lucky as Johnson and did not make it. These events fueled Johnson’s determination and motivated him even more to make a difference. Johnson now works closely with Securus Technologies to ensure the best outcome of this system and safety overall. They do provide paid calls for inmates in prison, but it’s using the Wireless Containment System to prevent any intrusion of unauthorized contact with an inmate, whether it be an outsider or the inmate trying to communicate past the walls of confinement.

Securus Technologies’ Wireless Containment Solution has already displayed a positive outcome, that also has benefits. They put up a cellphone network. Once an inmate’s phone receives their connection and they try to dial out or receive a call, Wireless Containment Solution gets to decide the outcome. The antenna sends out waves which secure wireless use from inside the prison, regardless of whether the calls are going to the prison or coming from the prison. The prisoners will think all is normal when trying to use their phones, until only known and allowed numbers are able to connect; thus all other calls are immediately dropped. There is the option to connect with 911, if necessary.

I am all for Securus Technologies’ Wireless Containment System. They have also already invested over 40 million dollars and counting into their Wireless Containment System. I think it should become a movement across the United States. Using this system has already blocked millions of calls in just one year’s time! This means safer streets, homes, and families. It also means the prisoners are actually being punished rather than having the same luxuries as a normal, law-abiding citizen. I would love to get the word out about the benefits every prison or corrections facility gives to the public, and receives by eradicating wireless communication by the incarcerated.

 

ClassDojo is A Unique and Fun Way To Have Class


ClassDojo is a unique app that helps parents, teachers, and students get together digitally so they all can be on the same wavelength when it comes to learning. It works with Android, Ios, and Kindle Fire and is free to students and teachers.

ClassDojo can send messages, photos, and videos. If a student has a project in the works and he or she wants to show it off to mom and dad, they can just shoot a photo of it or send a video. In the mornings the teacher can check the parental messaging system and see if there are going to be any absences due to illness or for any other reason.

Teachers can send a broadcasting message to all parents, set schedules, and advise parents in regard to coming events. Parents can look in on class, or send a private message to the teacher about concerns for their children.

ClassDojo is actively being used in 90 percent of the kindergarten through eighth-grade classes in the USA, and in over 180 countries all over the world. It has been translated into over 35 different languages worldwide.

The original purpose for ClassDojo came about by listening to teachers and their concerns. The goal was to help students learn the “soft skills” of developing their educational traits such as curiosity, persistence, and focus. These skills are difficult to measure because they seem intangible, but real progress doesn’t take place unless they are mastered.

During class the teacher can give feedback by “pinging” a student’s avatar, a little cartoonish representation of the student. Students can get points for good behavior, participation in class discussions, and good listening skills, for example. Conversely, if a student misbehaves points can be taken away. When other students hear the ping, a subtle peer pressure helps to control the direction and tone of the class.

The whole focus is on social and emotional learning which are powerful forces. These skills will also be carried with the students as they move on in life as well. The ClassDojo devices are free to students and teachers and are totally secure.

Rick Smith Ensuring Securus Technologies Stays at the Top of the Correctional Sphere


The role of CEO is essential in just about any company there is, and it is he or she who decides the direction in which the company would move ahead. The decision-making skills and the experience of the CEO plays a very critical role in the success of the company, and it is these abilities that are clearly seen in Rick Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies is a leading provider of correctional services in the United States, and its products and services are used by more than 3,450 correctional facilities at the moment, reaching out to over a million inmates. Rick Smith has played a vital role in the growth of Securus Technologies in the last few years and ensured that the company does not only grow regarding revenue, but also improves in overall efficiency, customer service, developing innovative products, and other aspects that define a modern business. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.

Rick Smith has worked with some telecommunication firms in the past that have given him considerable experience of how the telecom industry works. It is his experience that he puts to maximum use when it comes to strategizing and implementing management policies and business decisions at Securus Technologies, which in the last few years has given astounding results. It has made Rick Smith, Securus one of the most successful CEOs in the corporate circles of the United States. The company is planning massive expansion in the next few years as it plans to expand its products and services not only in North America, where it is currently focused primarily but in the rest of the country as well. Rick Smith has also materialized massive investments of nearly $600 million in the last few years for research and development to develop products and services for the correctional sphere that would put Securus Technologies in a different bracket altogether when comparing with its arch rivals. Read more on Crunchbase.com.

As the competition gets fierce with passing time, it is crucial for the companies to make decisions that would help them propel towards success at a faster rate. Rick Smith has been able to make critical decisions at the right time to ensure that the growth of Securus Technologies is unhindered irrespective of the competition or the market condition. Rick Smith has worked with Eschelon Telecommunication Inc in the past where he not only helped with increasing the revenue of the company but also helped with its capital raising initiatives. Rick Smith is also on the board of the company named Integra Telecom. He has done his MBA from the reputed Rochester University and has done Masters in Engineering from the New York State University. Rick Smith is a visionary leader who understands how to manifest growth in a company through clear management policies and business decisions.

Read: http://warondemocracy.net/all-you-need-to-know-about-rick-smith-the-ceo-of-securus-technologies/

Shafik Sachedina Numerous Accomplishments


Dr. Shafik Husein Sachedina is very popular. People know him as an experienced dental surgeon who has helped many patients in the world. At the moment, Shafik is working as the head of a department at the prestigious Jamati Institutions.

The dentist was born many years ago in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. Shafik is currently based at the famous Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan in France.

In France, the businessman has several responsibilities. First of all, he is in charge of program and activity coordination at the Ismaili institutions. The institution was founded several years ago, and they are available in sixteen principle areas. The businessman also serves as the bridge that connects Central Asia Ismaili community institutions and the Aga Khan Development Network Programs.

Getting to this high level is not a walk in the park. The renowned doctor is highly experienced and educated, having attended some of the best schools in the world. According to his resume, the businessman went to the Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School that is found in London. After graduating, Shafik chose to spend his career life practicing mostly in England. Many patients received treatment from Shafik while he was working in England.

Over the years, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has successfully managed to develop entrepreneurial interests, especially in the health department. At the Jamati Institutions, the entire work is voluntary. While he is not working at the institution, the businessman takes his time to attend to one of his companies known as Sussex Health Care. The doctor also holds several positions in various organizations. Some of these include FOCUS, Ismaili Leaders International Forum, Aga Khan Development Network Committee and the Ismaili Council.

According to wikipedia.org Sussex Health Care is not an ordinary healthcare company. The institution has been in the market for several decades, and it specializes in healthcare and support services, and it has attracted clients from all over the world. Sussex Health Care ensures that its customers get customized care services so that they are satisfied. Due to the company accomplishments, it has received numerous accreditations in the international platform. Some of these include the Health Quality Services and the ISO 9000:2000. The healthcare provider has the right management team at its disposal, and this has played a crucial role in its success. Shafik Sachedina has a top position in the company, and he ensures that the needs of the customers are met in time. The prices of the services are affordable too.

Read more on ismaili.net

Adam Milstein’s ‘Inspired By Israel’ Competition Purpose


Philanthropist Adam Milstein is devoted to promoting Israel’s culture and heritage, and as a tribute to all the things the nation has accomplished in the modern era he’s been a host of a video competition known as “Inspired By Israel.” This competition has been going on for two years now and the entrants come from all over the world. The Grand Prize is $8,000 but runner-ups also have a chance to win monetary prizes. The winner in 2016 was a video titled “Superman’s Got Nothing On Israel” about Israel’s humanitarian aid, and 2017 was “The Immigrant” about how a young girl returned home to her nation. Adam Milstein funds the competition through his family foundation in partnership with StandWithUs and 12 Tribe Films.

Adam Milstein has accomplished a lot as both a real estate broker and an Israeli activist through the Israeli-American Council. He was born in Israel back in 1952 and is also a veteran of the Yom Kippur War. He is married to Gila Elgrably Milstein who he met during the war and has raised three daughters. Milstein attended the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology where he got his bachelor’s in business and economics, and then got his MBA at USC. He became the cofounder and Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties which is the holding company billions in commercial real estate and residential lots. Milstein has raised billions in financing and arranged many purchasing deals.

Adam Milstein has a philosophy to his philanthropy that focuses on being active in all the groups he supports, having a path-life impact on every target group he reaches and forming philanthropic synergy between community leaders. For families with young children, the Milsteins have started a program that teaches Hebrew and shares Jewish literature. The Israeli-American Council also partners with groups like Birthright Israel to get college students active and also to sponsor trips for them to go to Israel. Adam Milstein has partnered both with liberal political donor Haim Saban and conservative businessman and President Trump supporter Sheldon Adelson, and he considers himself on neither side of the isle.

George Soros Journey to a Successful Career in the Hedge Fund Management Business


George Soros was born in the city of Budapest in the Kingdom of Hungary. He was from the Jewish family of which their parents were not happy with. Every middle-class person from those countries didn’t want to be associated with Jewish. Soros’ father was called Tivadar and was a respected lawyer from Hungary. He had been jailed for quite some time, during the first and the second world war. He was always on the frontline pursuing success and his goal to achieve in life was awesome. He meant well for his family and run away from Russia so that he could join his family in Budapest, and more information click here.

When Soros was only 13 years and that was the year 1943, the country was invaded by Nazi group from Germany and they faced a lot of problems during their time there. The country faced a lot of difficulties and so many people’s lives were at risk. Jews were being denied the rights to education and their children were being forced to report to the Jewish council. It was one of the most challenging moments in the history of Hungary. Tivadar was an experienced lawyer and did everything he could to save his family of which he was very successful. Their father had to start by changing their family name to Soros a name which George Soros loved most. It had great meanings including the famous ‘next in line’, and https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/roy-moore-george-soros_us_5a26fb54e4b08220bd787c0d.

The family of Soros later encountered another challenging moment ib life when Budapest Siege started. Many people were massacred during that time but his father had to secure false documents that could say that Soros family was a Christian family. They changed from Jewish to Christianity whereby so many people were killed. Around 500,000 Jews from Hungary were killed. Later in 1947 when the dust for war settled, Soros immigrated to England to quench his high thirst for education. He did everything he could with a lot of passion. He had committed himself to success and always moved swiftly towards attaining proper qualifications. George Soros joined the famous London School of Economics whereby he studied Philosophy. He graduated with a bachelors degree in the year 1952 and was under the great mentorship of Karl Poppers. He later enrolled for a masters degree in Philosophy in the same school and later graduated with a great performance in 1954. While in England, he used to look for short-term jobs so that he could support his education. He was employed as the railway station and also as the waiter in the area’s biggest clubs, and George’s lacrosse camp.

George Soros had learned a lot from the wars that occurred in his country and witnessed how people suffer when democracy and freedom of expression are not functioning. He opened the famous open society Foundation after he had achieved in life. To date, he has been able to donate over $32 billion as donations to more than 100 countries. He is greatly honored by various human rights movements for his hard work and commitment to the industry.

All About Dr. Villanueva!


Dr. Villanueva is the CEO and the founder of MB2 Dental Solutions. MB2 Dental Solutions is a company that is truly one of a kind. MB2 Dental Solutions help dentist all around the world come together to perfect their dentistry skills, people skills, and over all techniques in general. The company believes in sticking together in order together long term success.

Dr. Villanueva is doing an amazing job with MB2 Dental Solutions. They even joined together recently to raise money for all of the victims that were affected by the powerful storm of Hurricane Harvey. This is a company that has the total package!

Dr. Villanueva has had lots of experience in the dentist field before starting his own company. Dr. Villanueva has worked as a dentist mentor, a dentist trainer, a dentist, and an advocate for doctors. Dr. Villanueva is the ideal person to have a company like he has because he has worked himself up. He knows how doctors feel because he has been in their shoes before.

Dr. Villanueva is a person who is big on having morals and integrity. He always encourages his affiliates to practice with honesty and dignity. This is the best way to run any business because your customer will earn respect for you since you are straight forward and honest.

Even though Dr. Villanueva has opened MB2 Dental Solutions, he is still in the field practicing dentistry first hand. He also is still mentoring new dentist who come straight out of dentist school. Educating and teaching new dental professionals is one of Dr. Villanueva’s favorite things to do. The experience is always fresh and exciting to him.

Dr. Villanueva had an interesting life growing up. Even though he was born in Ohio, he was raised in South America and Asia as well. Dr. Villanueva has the gift of learning things at a very fast pace with a deep understanding.

Dr. Villanueva has the best of both worlds as of today. He is happily married to his wife, whose name is Carol Villanueva. Carol is also a doctor as well. She has an amazing practice that is located in the state of Texas. In addition to both of them having an established career, they also had the luxury of being able to have kids. The couple has four beautiful healthy children and they are extremely happy. Dr. Villanueva surely has a lot to be proud of!