Chris Burch talks about the future of fashion and technology in an article published on engadget.com. Chris Burch is a fashion enthusiast. He states that fashion and technology have been able to grow together and that their journey is fascinating. He adds that the two depend on each other so as to gain popularity. Chris says that there are a lot of opportunities that fashion and technology have to offer. He states that fashion designers have incorporated technology into their designs and come up with amazing products. Chris Burch talks of Anouk Wipprecht who is a Dutch fashion designer. He states that this designer marries fashion and technology to create amazing designs.
Anouk Wipprecht has a reputation for her avant-garde designs, and she has designed the Pseudomorphs and the DareDroid. Chris adds that Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt came up with a system known as the Airbag for Cyclists. This offers protection for cyclist and ensures that their head is protected in case of an impact. He also talks of the frontline gloves which were designed by Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan for firefighters. The frontline gloves enable firefighters to communicate to each other via simple hand gestures. Chris says that all this has been made possible through the combination of fashion and technology.
Chris says that designers are now recycling materials to create fabulous fashions. SegraSegra was able to create t-shirts and jackets by recycling bicycles inner tubes. Emma Whiteside also used recycled radiator copper to create a big gown. Chris states that technology and fashion can generate energy when used together. Newly made clothing captures the kinetic energy produced by the movement to power things like a mp3 and a watch. Chris says that Soledad Martin is in progress to create a prototype for shoes that will allow individuals to charge a cell phone while running or walking. Chris says that there are times that technology requires help to acquire popularity from fashion.
Chris Burch is a serial entrepreneur who serves as the Principal of Burch Creative Capital. Chris has various business backgrounds in many different industries which include technology, real estate, and fashion. Chris Burch attended the Itchica College for an undergraduate degree. Chris and his brother launched a company known as Eagles Eye Apparel which they grew to 165 million US Dollars before they decided to sell it. Chris believes that there is a tremendous potential in the technology and fashion industries.
PodcastOne, founded in 2012 has a new paranormal show called Beyond the Darkness, which features interviews with paranormal experts, including people who are experts at having paranormal experiences. The hosts are veteran radio personalities, Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis, and they are ready to bring a new episode every Monday.
PodcastOne, the channel that will be hosting the new show, is run by Norman Pattiz. Pattiz, in addition to running PodcastOne, founded Westwood One, a provider of traditional radio content. His radio credentials led him to being appointed by President Clinton and reappointed by President Bush to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the US. While doing that, he expanded American radio into Arabic and Farsi for the Middle East. He is a National Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Pattiz is one of the greats of radio broadcasting and has brought that expertise to PodcastOne, where this new podcast, Beyond the Darkness has found a home.
Pattiz isn’t just radio. He also is a Regent for the University of California and serves as Chairman for two National Security Laboratories. He’s also a member of the Pacific Council on International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations. This accomplished man has worked very hard at growing PodcastOne into the service it is today.
Pattiz has grown PodcastOne to a network of over 200 channels, including very popular podcasts, such as theCHIVE and Adam Carolla, and over 200 more. Beyond the Darkness is from one of these popular providers of podcasts, in this case, Chris Jericho, a WWE star. This is not Jericho’s first podcast. He has a network of podcasts on PodcastOne, including wrestling and comedy. His goal with Beyond the Darkness is to bring even more audience members to his network, and to entertain those already there with the creepy and frighting.
Beyond the Darkness is available on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app, and through iTunes. New episodes can be found in those locations every Monday, for fans of the paranormal and of hosts David Schrader and Tim Dennis to be scared with tales of the otherworld.
Most discussions about transport in Austin and its environs mostly dwell on the city. The recently concluded Williamson County Growth Summit gave stakeholders an opportunity to structure the region’s transportation challenges. The seminar’s panel comprised transport experts including Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein, Uber Technologies Inc. Texas Affairs Director Leandre Johns, ArgoDesign’s Jared Ficklin, and Ride Scout LLC founder, Josephy Kopser.
The event was hosted at Sheraton Georgetown Hotel’s conference center. The discussion mainly focused on the role of technology in addressing transportation challenges in Austin and the world in general. While emphasizing that technologies such as ridesharing apps and driverless cars can radically transform transportation, Heiligenstein noted that the city of Austin should make more investments so that its transportation capacity can improve. This may include the construction of technologically-friendly roads. This is the only way that mobility challenges in the city can be countered.
Mr. Heiligenstein’s Contribution
Williamson County was praised for its efforts towards the enhancement of transport infrastructure. The experts similarly emphasized the flexibility of land-use and building codes. The commercialization of self-driven cars is likely to increase demand for smarter roads, something that needs to be considered by the relevant authorities. During the discussion, Heiligenstein expressed that he is yet to be receptive towards the adoption of self-driven cars.
According to Heiligenstein, the city needs to focus more on roads due to the population boom that it has been experiencing in recent years. He predicted that the city’s State Highway 290 and US Highway 183 will need at least 12 lanes in coming years so that massive traffic congestion can be avoided. Ridesharing will also ease transport challenges in the city. Uber perfectly suits into this arrangement.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike is the executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. This is an autonomous agency that was established with the aim of improving transportation in the counties of Williamson and Travis. Its mission is to implement forward-looking transportation solutions, which help reduce traffic congestion. Mike is dedicated towards creating mobility choices that enhance economic vitality and quality of life.
Mr. Heiligenstein oversees the agency’s seven-member board of directors. Under his leadership, the authority has created partnerships with other agencies throughout the United States. These include private sector contractors who focus on supporting individual projects. Mike is also the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s president. He sits on the boards of notable organizations including the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Anthony G. Petrello joined Nabor Industries limited in 1991. Over the years, he has served in different positions in the company. When he joined the company, he was part of the Board of Directors. He has also worked in the company as the chief operating officer and president for 20 years since 1991. In 2003 he became the deputy chairman of the company. Tony, as he is also called, has also been the chairperson of the board since 2012. Throughout his working at Nabor Industries, he has been instrumental in providing strategic leadership. This has made the company compete effectively in the market through the process of adapting dynamism and progressive initiatives.
Tony Petrello joined Nabors with a bunch of experience from different companies such as Baker & McKenzie and Stewart & Stevenson LLC. Today, he also serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Hospital in Texas. Over the years, he has also been highly passionate about the different research programs which are geared towards addressing neurological disorders. The diverse experience has made him to be a perfect chief executive officer who is able to develop the right strategies to impact the world. In his position as the chief executive officer of the contract driller company. Tony has been able to fast-track the acquisitions, which has led to the growth and development of the oil-field service company.
When Tony Petrello joined the company, he was able to work hand in hand with the predecessor in order to take the company to another level. This was after they strategized on how to cut federal tax. Since he assumed office in 2011, the share price of the company has improved up to 180%. This is a great performance considering the company will now be able to give more returns to the shareholders and increase its net profit. Tony Petrello attended Yale University where he earned a degree in Mathematics. He also attended Harvard Law School where he earned a J.D degree. The skills and experience make him to be one of the best professionals in the industry. He is thus well placed to take the Nabor Industries to the next level.
Most people have googled themselves at one point or another, but few give much thought to the fact that others are googling them as well. As a matter of fact, it’s become the norm for employers to conduct a basic internet search on potential hires, separate from any official background checks that might be required. The problem, of course, is that anyone can put anything on the Internet, and once information is out there, it becomes a herculean task to somehow have it removed.
Forbes recently did an interview with online reputation management guru Michael Fertik, who talked about how everyone needs to manage or at least keep track of their online reputation in some way. Fertik, the owner of Reputation.com, sees a wide range of customers. In some cases, customers simply don’t want personal information to be available, such as a history of illness, for example. In other cases, clients are concerned about the impact of negative reviews on their business. Also, it isn’t uncommon for an ex-spouse or former employee to post unflattering information online.
According to Fertik, victims of this kind of behavior have little recourse in terms of getting the information removed, but what they can do is get the undesirable pages off of Google’s Page One. This goes a long way toward improving your online image. Fertik adds that many people only go to a reputation professional after the damage is done, and this is a big mistake. In fact, being proactive about your reputation is far less expensive in the long run.
Thor Halvorssen has been described by the New York Times as the ‘Champion of the Underdogs and the Powerless’ due to his contribution in the fight for human rights. He started advocating for human rights as an adolescent back in 1989 by organizing opposition to the apartheid rule in S. Africa. The founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum and a film producer has contributed remarkably in fields such as public policy, individual rights, public interest advocacy, and pro-democracy advocacy. Thor has displayed a profound commitment to the politics of human rights globally. This has made him one of the most perplexing and polarizing individuals in the field of human rights activism.
Thor is also the president of the Human Rights Foundation. This is an organization that is devoted to human rights globally. The main agenda of the Human Rights Foundation is to fight oppressive regimes across the world regardless of what it takes. The organization has extricated activists from their countries, mounted campaigns for the freedom of activists and even invited journalists to the foundation’s annual forum. This annual conference has been called the ‘Davos Of Human Rights’; a global networking party where revolutionists exchange tips on dethroning authoritarian leaders and putting an end to oppressive regimes.
Thor Halvorssen has also lectured at several universities across the globe on matters of liberty. His opinions as well as views have appeared in venues such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist National Review among others.
Thor is also a remarkable film producer and actor. He has made some exceptional contributions to the film industry through the production of some movies such as Uprising, 2081, Halo of stars just to mention a few. Currently, Thor is working on the production of Robert Heinlein’s film adaptation of ‘The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress alongside Brian Singer.
Just 3 short years after its founding, Waiakea Water announced that the company had achieved an astounding 5,000 percent growth since 2012, when it began. In 1 year alone, Waiakea added its product to almost 2,000 stores in more than 30 states. In celebration of the company’s accomplishments, Waiakea water announced they would be creating a new manufacturing facility to meet their new international demand.
Founded on a triple-based platform of sustainability, health, and charitable donations, Waiakea went from selling a couple thousand cases of water per year to selling more than 120,000 in the same time. Founder Ryan Emmons has an enormous amount of pride in regards to his company, doubled by the knowledge that over 500 million liters of clean water have been donated to African communities as a result of their success.
Part of Waiakea’s mission is to encourage their customers to live healthy and sustainable lives. Part of that is drinking “ethically” and Waiakea practices what it preaches.
The company has a beautiful partnership with Pump Aid, an organization whose mission is to deliver safe, clean drinking water to underserved communities. For every liter of water that is sold, Waiakea donates 650 liters of clean water to those communities.
Their amazing charitable contributions are only one-third of the company’s success however. Waiakea spring water is also very healthy. Their water is naturally alkaline, packed with electrolytes, and rich with minerals. The location of where they receive their water is the key to that. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.noobpreneur.com/2015/05/06/exclusive-qa-with-ryan-emmons-founder-of-waiakea/
As far as sustainability goes, the water is naturally sourced from one of the purest, most sustainable sources in the entire world. The water comes from snow and rainfall from the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, where it travels through thousands and thousands of feet of filtration before it is bottled. Their water is also packaged entirely with recycled products.
According to Gust, Emmons believes that Waiakea water success can be attributed to doing things differently than other companies. They are the very first premium bottled water company to be certified CarbonNeutral, meaning the company thrives on reducing its carbon footprint. Emmons knows that their brand makes consumers feel great on multiple levels by focusing on ethics, health, and sustainability. He is giving consumers a brand they can be proud to purchase.
Since 2012 when it was founded, Waiakea water has seen an average annual growth of 170 percent. Now, the company is valued at over $10 million, an amazing feat. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is available at premier chains all over the country, with international expansion on the horizon.
It is a blessing to be a part of a family. No matter the differences that might exist, the bond uniting the members of a family is, most of the time, unbreakable. Once you are born into the family, then you are there for life; you cannot exchange family. If there is a time when families get together to celebrate their uniqueness, then this has to be during the festive season. During this season is when you get the opportunity to catch up with the rest of the family, share your successes and failures throughout the year, and find a friendly shoulder to lean on.
But what about an incarcerated family member? Once you are in prison, your freedom to travel to see your family during the festive season is no longer there. Last Christmas I was in jail, and this was my story then. It was such a terrible feeling to be separated from my family during that time of festivities. It was even worse to be all alone in a cold prison cell. I will forever be thankful to Securus for their new video visitation technology, which allowed me to facetime with my entire family even behind bars.
It was such a joy to connect with the whole family in real time and to have a feel of the outside world. The audio/video communication technology by Securus has significantly improved the lives of both inmates and their families. I have a little child, and the idea of her visiting me in the depressing prison environment was detesting. The video visitation technology, therefore, came as a major blessing to me. I finally had the opportunity to chat with my baby in an ideal environment, something that brought me so much joy.
I am thankful for the gift of freedom this festive season. All the same, I know that the situation will be much better for the inmates thanks to Securus Technologies. The video visitation technology has significantly improved the quality of visits for the prisoners by their loved ones. No one wants to meet with their family in the gloomy prison facilities, especially not during the Christmas season when the atmosphere is expected to be jolly and cheerful.
The technology is used, and it is working wonders for the inmates. A perfect example of the video visitation technology in use is a video on YouTube titled, ‘Securus Family Communication during Xmas.
For several years, most summits and transit debates have concentrated on upgrading the Austin City. However, the Williamson County Growth Summit held on December 15, 2016, focused on suggesting solutions for transportation challenges that Citizens of Williamson County face. The panel discussion featured Mike Heiligenstein, the head of the Mobile Authority, Leandre Johns, the CEO of Texas External Affairs, Joseph Kopser, the owner of RideScout LLC, and ArgoDesign’s founder, Jared Ficklin. These leaders based their discussion on how technology is promoting the fast-paced expansion of transportation infrastructure in the Austin City and worldwide.
Heiligenstein stressed the importance of channeling resources towards the expansion of Austin area’s transportation capacity by building more and modern roads. However, he noted that state-of-the-art technologies such as ridesharing applications and driverless cars could take the transportation infrastructure to an entirely new level. He added that Williamson County had excelled in advancing its infrastructure for the past decade.
Allan McGraw, the Round Rock Mayor, acted as a panel moderator. He wanted to know how policymakers could solve the transportation needs of the Central Austin’s people. Ficklin responded by highlighting the need to ensure the land-use, as well as building codes, are flexible. He talked about future roads and garages. He said that the future parking garages would be an inch taller than vehicles. They would contain numerous levels, consisting of charging stations and service stations. Ficklin argued that the design of future garages would not fit into the existing construction regulations.
Details on Mike Heiligenstein
Mike Heiligenstein has spearheaded the development of transportation infrastructure in the whole of Central Texas. He is in charge of the Central Regional Mobility Authority and serves in the position of executive director. The Mobile Authority is a certified and independent government agency whose mission is to upgrade transportation infrastructure for the Central Texas. The Agency opened its doors in 2002 and started official operation in 2003 following the appointment of Mike as its head.
Mike has stayed committed to his mission of changing Central Texas for the better. He has ensured the Citizens of Central Texas are well represented in the government by holding a key office in William County for over 23 years. He has spearheaded the efforts of upgrading transportation infrastructure and expanding water. Mike has led multiple community infrastructure initiatives by serving on several committees such as the Clean Air Force of Texas and the regional MPO.
In an act implemented by the Congress not more than seven years ago, whistleblowers seem to have their plea to have their rights protected heard. The Act serves to protect the rights of individuals who opt to give information about organizations or individuals who seem to commit financial irregularities. Such information is supposed to be presented to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for further investigation.
Before this, it wasn’t surprising to find whistleblowers whose employment lives had been affected, or who hadn’t been rewarded well enough for giving legitimate information that may have led to a proper case. The Dodd-Frank Reform and Protection Act serves to address such issues. Law firms didn’t hesitate to start forming practices dedicated to representing whistleblowers, and Labaton Sucharow was the first to pave the way. With Jordan A. Thomas as their leader, the firm is seemingly untouchable as they boast a market-leading trial platform. Jordan A. Thomas, who worked as an Assistant Director in one of the SEC divisions, leads a team of highly qualified financial analysts, investigators and forensic accountants to form an untouchable team. It goes without mentioning that Jordan was instrumental in the formation of the whistleblower program, and is therefore undoubtedly the perfect person to lead the practice.
A SEC whistleblower attorney is tasked with ensuring that whistleblowers receive their dues in case the information they provide successfully builds a good case. According to the Act, a whistleblower is to receive 10-30% of the total monetary sanctions that a ruling places on the guilty party. The SEC whistleblower lawyer ensures that the client gets the maximum cut out of the deal. There are other awards that the client is supposed to get too, and it is the lawyer’s responsibility to see to it that the client is fully awarded. Apart from the monetary incentives, the job security of whistleblowers has also been taken care of. It was declared illegal, in the Act, for an employer to harass or undermine a whistleblower in anywhere. In such a case, the employer would face the rule of law. It is therefore up to the whistleblower to report any form of violation.
Whistleblower representation is just a call away. One can apply for a case evaluation which is free for those doing it for the first time. First-time applicants also get to enjoy attorney-client privileges until they are well acquainted with the program.