Doug Levitt is not your ordinary song-writer and singer. Abandoning a possibly promising career as a Journalist in major U.S. news outlets, Dough chose to reflect lives of Americans by traveling on Greyhound buses. For the last seven years, he has traveled more than 70,000 miles across America to listen to the stories of millions of Americans who cannot afford even the most basic necessities in the most developed country in the world.
Known as, The Greyhound Diaries, Doug was inspired by the WPA projects of 1930s, which was an effort to portray lives of Americans during the hardships of that era. As such, Doug Levitt also wants to share the stories of around 42 Million Americans were are living in poverty. These Americans travel by Greyhound buses only because they cannot afford to buy a car. In fact, the story of their struggles is alarming because few Americans can understand how a full-time worker working diligently is not able to maintain an adequate standard of living in the most powerful nation on the earth. In fact, these are the questions that Doug wants to answer by sharing experiences of Americans who travel by Greyhound.
As a son of D.C. politician, Doug was born in the capital city, which is regarded as mostly recession-proof. Living in the city, he did not forget that there are millions of Americans who have never been to Washington or New York because they cannot afford to travel to these cities. Accordingly, he always wanted to learn about the struggles of poor Americans.
To portray his experiences with struggling individuals, Levitt regularly arranges concerts where he communicates the plight of Americans through songs, pictures and videos. According to Doug, his journey across America has also allowed him to learn unique perspectives, which provide further encouragement to continue the project. What was initially a 6-week trip across America has turned into a 7 year long journey of inspiration. Considering that American demographics are as varied as its landscape, Doug thinks that there will always be a new story to share. By sharing, he can raise awareness among the American Public that there is a social in-equality in America, which keeps hard-working Americans struggling to live normal lives.
SWball July 29, 2016
Posted In: Music News
You don’t always think of a glamorous fashion show as one that is dedicated to charitable cause, but when it comes to Fashion For Relief, that’s what that was all about. The show was launched by and featured one of Britain’s hottest models, Naomi Campbell. Campbell hides nothing of her flamboyant personality, and the fashion brands she represents, but also is a philanthropist at heart and organizes events like this to benefit charities. In this case, the Fashion For Relief event was geared towards ebola awareness and support, and was conducted in partnership with Care.org, an international crisis awareness foundation.
Naomi Campbell has been a supermodel for over 30 years, starting when she was only 15 years old and showcasing for some of the world’s most famous fashion lines. Among the brands she’s modeled for include Christian Dior, Versace, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. She has transcended the age of pop culture, making appearances in many TV shows and videos alongside stars like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, and Bob Marley. She has also produced reality TV shows, such as Oxygen’s “The Face”, a show that delved behind the scenes into the rigors of becoming a fashion model.
The first time she hosted a Fashion For Relief event was in 2005 to honor New Orleans in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. But she has also had her run-ins with racial discrimination in the fashion industry, and later helped establish Balance Diversity, an initiative to help bring more ethnic diversity into the modeling industry. Before South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela passed away, Campbell was pleased to travel to the country to help give back to the hurting communities, and in the meantime earned the nickname “Honorary Granddaughter”, and even today she proudly supports the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. To find out more about Naomi Campbell’s work, you can go to http://www.naomicampbell.com/
SWball July 29, 2016
Posted In: Fashion
Kenneth Goodgame is certainly one of the most influential leaders of our time. He is a widely experienced and visionary leader who is keen to prop up growth through quality improvement, innovativeness, strong leadership, compassionate leadership and his impeccable credentials. He gets his wealth of experience in management from various major organizations countrywide. The man lays claim to more than 15 years in retail and another 15 in manufacturing. Currently, he is the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of True Value Hardware Corporation, located in Chicago Illinois. Kenneth is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Transformance, formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Allow me to indulge you with more detail that you may find out what makes this man so influential.
Kenneth Goodgame is the last son among four brothers. During their childhood, they grew up in a not so cozy neighborhood in the state of Ohio. Nevertheless, he didn’t let the harsh conditions stop him from meeting his dreams. He managed to defy the odds and enrolled at the University of Tennessee where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. In 1994, he began his career by working for the Home Depot in Atlanta where he worked for eight years. He also worked as a product merchant for various companies where he held different top positions. Kenneth acted as Director, Proprietary Brands for two years and recorded an outstanding performance thereby creating a name for himself. Armed with his cosmic skills of composed negotiations, he was able to close the first deal of its kind with John Deere Corporation, which in turn made the company hundreds of millions.
Kenneth has always held senior positions throughout his career. Here is a brief listing of the other companies the marketing genius has been able to influence over the years. He served as President and General Manager for Bernzomatic Company in 2004, in the same capacity of President, he served at Rubbermaid Cleaning, for Baja Motorsports as well. He has also worked as the President of Direct Tools Factory Outlets, the General Merchandising Manager for Ace Hardware Corporation and recently before he joined CCCS, he served as the Product Management and Health Care Products Vice President for the American Red Cross Society.
With his vast experience, Kenneth has what it takes to wade through market shifts and has the ability to avoid expensive mistakes frequently overlooked by many. This leader definitely has a lot to offer the incumbent mavericks to the industry and the society as a whole.
SWball July 29, 2016
Posted In: Business
Have you heard about Talk Fusion? Since beginning in business in 2007, Talk Fusion has been committed to providing helpful service to people. The company is dedicated to building futures, making dreams come true, and making the world a better place. Bob Reina, founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, is committed to changing lives around the globe.
Bob Reina is a reputable and trustworthy professional, and he strives to ensure that communities around the world benefit tremendously from the success of the company. That is why he looks for various ways to enrich the lives of people. He has a powerful goal, and that is to help charity organizations and nonprofits all over the world reach more and get his message across and further their cause. One of the ways he has been able to accomplish this is through their video marketing products.
Talk Fusion is a well established company in the network marketing industry. Talk Fusion creates and markets innovative cutting-edge products that enable members earn a great income and achieve their dream of financial independence. As a top rated network marketing company, Talk Fusion offers a generous compensation plan and members are delighted with the efficiency and effectiveness of the business opportunity and training.
As creator of the world’s first all-in-one Video Marketing Solution, this great company has a track record of rendering outstanding marketing and promotions solutions that help businesses increase awareness, build their brand and stand out from the competition. Their products help to increase sales tremendously and retain customers. Talk Fusion offers businesses dynamic ways to enhance marketing and make it more engaging, impressive and persuasive with video.
If you are looking for a way to earn extra income or start a full-time business, promoting highly sought after products that help businesses make more money and reach their goals, then you need to check out Talk Fusion. Start by visiting their website, browse the various sections to learn about the company and how it is helping people make a great living, then get in touch with their representatives.
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SWball July 29, 2016
Posted In: Apps, Business
Our business has only a few employees in a small office, but we are an interconnected group that must speak often to remain productive. The enterprise technology we use is an incredible help for our firm, and this article reviews how we have been using our own enterprise technology to change the way we do business. We owe quite a lot to Eric Pulier and his innovative feat in the communications world.
#1: Our Phones And Tablets Are Connected
We have quite a few people who must contact us on a daily basis, and it is easy for everyone to attend to their clients when necessary. I have taken conference calls on my cell phone several times, and I have spoken to clients on phone while checking my work email on my tablet. The enterprise technology created by Eric Pulier to help the federal government remain efficient is now in use by several companies exactly like ours.
#2: Reading Company Email On My Phone Helps Quite A Lot
Reading company email on my phone has been quite helpful, and I understand that that is how government agencies stay abreast of the work they must do. A company that is as diverse as ours must remain connected at all times, and we often speak to our clients as we read up on their concerns. The choices we make are often guided by informed conversations we have on the road, and I have ensured several clients of the work we will do while speaking to them and checking their email on the same device.
#3: I Follow Eric Pulier’s Career Closely
I am following Eric’s career closely because I am intrigued by what he will do next. He is on the X Prize committee where I hear he is pushing for greater integration of modern technology with common uses, and he still uses his influence to help show technological workers they may have other purposes for their work.
I am personally quite impressed with Eric and his career. We use his enterprise technology every day, and it is quite nice to feel as though he is an ally in our success.
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SWball July 29, 2016
Posted In: Business
There aren’t many companies out there that are as diverse and different as Diversant. Heck, their name says it all, really. As does their motto, which is empowered by difference. They are a company that does things their own way by their own rules. However, they are open to ideas. That is why they have a leadership and advisory board. They rely on each and every member of that board for their insight, knowledge, and wisdom. Everybody plays a part in making this team and this company run as smoothly as it does. It isn’t one person leading the way or one person doing all of the heavy lifting. It takes a group of men and women with vision, passion, and excitement.
One member of their leadership board is filled with passion. When you have passion, as they say, you never have to work a day in your life. It doesn’t feel like work. It feels like something that you truly enjoy doing and truly have fun with and look forward to going to work. How many people can say they look forward to going to work? Most people can’t wait for the weekend to start and they just try to power through the work week and get it over as quickly as possible. The job is just a paycheck to them.
That is not the case with John Goullet or with Diversant. They know that the people they are looking at truly care about IT and they have some great ideas and they have bright minds. Their job is to help mold those minds, get them all set up, so when the time comes and they are all on their own, they will be able to handle it with flying colors and there won’t be any problems, whatsoever.
As they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force it to drink. They are going to lead you down the right and they won’t lead you astray. Once you are in that position, the rest of it is up to you to put in the same work that they have been putting in for years.
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SWball July 29, 2016
Posted In: Business
Highland Capital Management continues to help organizations in the Dallas, Texas community. Highland Capital donates more than $3 million every year to non-profit organizations through the Dallas Foundation. Highland Capital’s donations are orchestrated by Linda Owen, the former president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. She is currently Highland Capital’s charitable giving manager. Highland Capital Management spreads their donation around, according to Owen. The local organizations that receive money from the Dallas Foundation are the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Zoo, the Center for Brain Health, the American Heart Association, Uplift Education, and the Snowball Express. James Dondero, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Capital, and other Highland Capital executives serve on the board of some of these organizations.
Highland Capital Management is one of the top investment firms in the country, and Jim Dondero is one of the best investment advisors in the world. Highland Capital manages more than $17 billion in assets, and that number continues to grow every year. Dondero is a University of Virginia graduate, and former American Express executive. While Dondero worked for American Express, he spent a lot of time in the European division. Dondero teamed up with Mark Okada and started Highland Capital Management more than 20 years ago, and that partnership continues to produce profits for their investors.
Dondero was the maestro that put together the investment in Argentina bonds before other investment firms wanted to touch them. Dondero decided to invest $4 billion in Argentina debt bonds in 2014, and that investment has been giving Highland Capital investors a 20 percent annualized return. Dondero was one of the first investors to take advantage of Argentina’s recent bond offering on the international bond market.
There are economic challenges facing investors like Jim Dondero, but Jim has the experience to deal with China’s financial debacle, and the issues facing the European Union. According to BusinessWire.com, Jim Dondero, and Linda Owen, are prepared for an economic downturn, and they want other Dallas organizations to be prepared as well.
SWball July 29, 2016
Posted In: Business
People look to online sites today in order to help them stay on top of the latest in fashion news. Many people find it helpful to search out information about hair care products they might want to use at home. A given hair care product may look nice. However, users can be reluctant to try it because they are not sure about the results they can expect. For a busy working woman, it can be really hard to decide if they want to risk using a product of this kind and have results that are not what they need when going to work.
A Reporter Does The Leg Work
Fortunately, in the case of Wen By Chaz, one reporter has done the work for her customers. In a recent article in Bustle Magazine, one reporter decided to let go of her normal hair products and try something else instead. She allows readers to follow her each day as she let go of her standard hair routine and tried items by Wen By Chaz instead. Her pictures and YouTube videos are highly detailed. She includes exactly what she did to her hair each day when she was using them rather than her standard items.
Wen By Chaz
Wen By Chaz is one of the hottest of an entirely new line of fabulous hair products that consumers can pick from Amazon. Women everywhere have been pleased to find that they work with this line and get hair that is just as they had hoped. Using the natural products offered here can be the perfect solution for the busy working women who needs her hair to look great the second she steps into her office space each day. She can count on the products here to give her the look she wants without fail. Visit the website, http://www.wenhaircare.com/.
SWball July 19, 2016
Posted In: Beauty Bloggers
Thor Halvorssen has had a rough time trying to raise awareness on human rights. The activist suffered outright physical beating from those who serve tyrants. The Weekly Standard has published an intriguing article about the man and some of the troubles he has had to endure.
Halvorssen has suffered physical beatings from Vietnamese authorities during his global adventures. Friends and family have also suffered similar punishments. When he father tried to expose corruption in Venezuela, the elder Halvorssen’s physical altercations while imprisoned were brutal.
In many parts of the world, things are run by tyrants. Thor Halvorssen works very hard to expose human rights abuses and embarrass those in positions of authority. He runs the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), which is based out of New York City. Halvorssen has made numerous appearances on cable news programs promoting his causes. In doing so, he raised awareness about a host of important issues that are sometimes neglected and unfortunately so.
Halvorssen shares a kinship with dissidents throughout the world. No one should see this as shocking. They all share the same cause. A bit of confusion abounds when it comes to defining Halvorssen’s political leanings. Since he is critical of left-wing dictatorships, he has been labeled a right-wing activist. Halvorssen shuns this label and prefers to use the description “classical liberal”. Libertarians like to use the same moniker.
Ultimately, Thor Halvorssen’s exact political leanings are unimportant. What is important is his ability to shed light on human rights violations and abuses throughout the world.
SWball July 18, 2016
Posted In: Activists, Human Rights Leaders
JustFab was just written up in the LA Times as a great change for women who are shopping for clothes. Women who love clothes need to have a place where they can literally find every single thing they could ever want, and that is why JustFab is the best choice for all these women. That means that all these women are going to find the clothes they need, and then they are going to feel like they have finally found something that works for their bodies. Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-justfab-subscription-20160629-snap-story.html
Women who come to JustFab will notice that they can get shoes with their clothes, and they will also start to find accessories that are really nice. It merely depends on what women want when they are shopping. There is a color palette for every woman that will work the best, and then women can find the shoes and accessories they need that are most helpful. Women just need to make a decision about how they are going to choose their clothes, and then they can buy them all from JustFab.
JustFab also offers more sizes and selections than any other company. They are so diverse that women will be able to get the results they want without a thought, and the company provides women with a wide range of sizes across all the clothes they sell. That means women who are two different sizes will be able to match each other, and they will still be able to get the accessories that they need. It is a much easier for women to shop at JustFab as online retailer, and that is why they are so popular.
The popularity of JustFab is something that women can use to their advantage because they are going to be able to make real changes to their style, and then they can buy these items for less on every purchase. It is an easy way for women to look great, and it helps them get coordinated.
SWball July 16, 2016
Posted In: Fashion Company