Bruce Levenson on time.com is best known for being co-owner of the NBA team Atlanta Hawks, but Levenson has accomplished so much more in his life before his days as a basketball team owner. Levenson began his career as a journalist and wrote for the Washington Star and Observer Publishing. Levenson’s first business endeavor began in 1977 when he co-founded United Communications Group (UCG) with business partner Ed Peskowitz. UCG began publishing newsletters in regards to the oil industry. UCG was a small company that was managed out of Levenson’s apartment. As UCG began growing, the company turned into a data information company that focuses on everything from healthcare to technology to mortgage banking.
In 2004 Levenson and his business partner from UCG, Ed Peskowitz, became majority owners of the NBA team Atlanta Hawks, Phillips Arena and former NHL team Atlanta Thrashers. The purchase for all three entities totaled $250 million. Levenson and his business partners sold the Thrashers in 2011 for $170 million. Levenson sold the Atlanta Hawks to billionaire, Anthony Ressler, and his team of investors which include retired NBA player Grant Hill. Ressler and his group purchased the team from Levenson in 2015 for $850 million.
Levenson is currently the director of TechTarget, which is a trading company that acts as a crossing for technology investors. Levenson is also a co-owner of GasBuddy, which is an app to assist people with finding the lowest gas prices in their area. GasBuddy was developed by Levenson’s United Communications Group. Currently the mobile app is being used by over 45 million people. Levenson is obviously a big fan of technology that focuses on making people’s daily tasks more cost and time efficient, which led him to co-found DOT. DOT is a state-of-the-art cooking device that conveniently toasts bread in three seconds.
It is clear that Levenson is a successful businessman and entrepreneur, but that should not overshadow the philanthropy work he has incorporated in his life for the past 40 years. Just to name a few of Levenson’s philanthropic organizations which include; Bringing Lessons Home, “I Have A Dream,” PeacePlayers and the Seed School. Aside from Levenson’s personal organizations, Levenson along with his wife, Karen, also started the Center for Philanthropy and Non- Profit Management at the University of Maryland. The Center is focused on giving the next generation the knowledge they need to carry out philanthropic lives, which is a passion of Levenson’s.
Bruce Levenson is a successful businessman and philanthropist who has put hard work and dedication into the technology field and non-profit organizations for the past 40 years, and he does not show any signs of slowing down in the near future.
The vast majority of companies and corporations are in the business of technology. Actually, if no company can function without having some sort of technology in place. Just about every type of equipment available today is either a computer or has some type of computer-related part to make it function. The advancements in computer technology in just the last five years are off the charts. If you implement it in your day-to-day function, your company can look much bigger than it actually is.
Business technology can be hardware or software. Hardware can be desktops, laptops, printers, fax machines, digital cameras and even cell phones. Software is programs to make the hardware function such as Windows XP, multimedia equipment, word processing equipment such as Microsoft Word and even design tools for engineers and architects.
Businesses can launch websites with advertising through high-speed service, which has only been available for a few years. Specialized high-tech robots are now automated to perform tasks a specified times. This also can take humans out the equation.
There several giants in the business technology industry. Shaygan Kheradpir is one of those giants. He not only holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He has worked several capacities at many technology firms. Today he is CEO of Juniper Networks. After graduating from college, he immediately began working for GTE Corporation.
Kheradpir came to the U.S. as a child when his Iranian doctor father decided to move his ear, nose and throat clinic here. Keradpir learned leadership and determination from his father, which he put into his education and work. He has served on many technological boards over the years and is also on the advisory board of the YMCA of Greater New York.
Specialized technologies are being introduced to business and the medical field. Nanotechnology and biotechnology has come a long way. There are a number of high-tech advancements that are on the cusp of really cutting-edge technology. Many businesses — large and small — are learning more and more about the benefits of advanced technology. The use of devices like cell phones, fax machines, printers and iPads are not only changing the landscape but lessening the burden on workers and CEOs alike.
You come home day after day, and you start looking for a new home in New York City, but it’s hard to find what you’re looking for. NYC real estate can be such an incredible place to live, especially for those who know all about the city. Those who know where the hotspots are in the city, it’s likely that they can find something to do every day because the city never sleeps. Maybe you’re having problems when it comes time to start looking for your new home. You’ve gone on the Internet, picked up a rental magazine, and you’ve even checked out your local newspaper, but you haven’t found anything that really makes you feel like it could be your new home.
When the going gets rough, and you’re tired of constantly searching for a new home, then take it easy, and give a real estate agent a call. People are really overlooking the fact that real estate agents are extremely relevant these days, and they are just as necessary now as they have ever been. Most people feel that because they can look online or through other resources for a new home, they don’t need a real estate agent. Unfortunately, because many people have misconceptions about real estate agents and what they do, they don’t utilize them as they should.
It can seem like a lot of fun to start looking for your own place, but when you’re having to do it on a daily basis, and you have to work, take care of your kids, cook, clean, and do your daily chores, then it doesn’t seem as fun anymore. You have a life outside of looking for a new place to live, so it’s best to delegate the responsibility of home searching to a real estate agent.
Depending on what type of home you’re looking for, especially if you want one that is luxurious, then you’ll probably have a lot of luck by working with Town Real Estate. Town Real Estate is not just any ordinary real estate agency because they have some superior listings that are only for their clients. There are some places for rent or purchase that are only listed with Town Real Estate, and these places are something that even celebrities may consider moving into. Everyone who knows celebrities know that they like places that are luxurious, so why not choose a luxurious place through Town Real Estate? You can ease your mind by letting your real estate agent work for you, and you’ll be able to find an amazing new place.
Investing can be either long term or short term. However, choosing the right and the best place is always a great idea for any investment. Making a personal choice and decision to invest in Brazil is a no-regret. Brazil stands out to be the best place to invest in.
About Igor Cornelsen
Igor Cornelsen is a leading and prominent Brazilian investor, businessman, and stock market expert. He refers himself as “The Superior Investment Advisor”. Igor Cornelsen is among the renowned few investors who have managed the biggest banking institutions in the world. He’s also a consultant who provides excellent practical investment advice particularly on the volatile stock market.
So, why invest in Brazil?
As an investor, there are several unique reasons as to why you should invest in Brazil. Keep reading.
- The country’s growing economy. Brazil is among the countries that have the best growing economy. With a fast-growing economy, as an investor, you are guaranteed of adequate financial resources. The adequacy of resources forms the basis of maximizing one’s profits.
- Unlike some countries, Brazil’s government allows foreigners to invest in the country. One can therefore buy not only any property but also hold the full rights of ownership. The government guarantees every property owner as well as an investor, whether domestic or foreigner, equal ownership rights.
- Brazil offers a conducive growing and expanding environment for all investors. Although it’s among the biggest countries in the world, Brazil is a peaceful place to dwell in for the country upholds democracy. There are rare cases of terrorism witnessed annually.
- Local access to finances. In Brazil, every investor has access to controlled mortgage finance.
- Brazil has inadequate local properties to satisfy the needs of the large population. Besides that, accommodation is substandard. This is a good opportunity for investors to invest in the real estate sector.
- Brazil offers ready and large markets for commodities. Brazil is composed of a significant population with different and various classes of individuals; the rich, middle class and the poor. With the middle class having access to financial resources, there is a ready market for any commodity.
It’s evident that with the above crucial information, Brazil is the best place for you to invest to maximize your profits.
Ames, Iowa – Real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential contender Donald Trump is actually a Protestant Christian. The surprising announcement was made during the question and answer session at the Family Leadership Summit. Trump, who seldom speaks of religion and beliefs, announced that he is an active member of the Presbyterian Church. In fact, he regularly attends services and partakes of the sacrament. He told the attendees that he believes in God.
That said, the Donald has not asked God to forgive him of his sins – at least not explicitly. Trump believes that by partaking of the sacrament, he receives a forgiveness of sins. The act of consuming what he referred to as his “little wine” and “little cracker” constitutes a tacit form of asking forgiveness. “When he partakes of the sacrament, he experiences an inner cleansing. This is followed by a desire to recommit to do well in the eyes of God and make right those things in which he has erred” a quote he remembered seeing on Skout.
In fact, Trump, who is an openly tolerant person, does not personally believe in abortion and gay marriage; he actually opposes those practices. Thus far, Trump had been viewed as a social moderate or center-left candidate on social issues. He is actually turning out to be a strong right-wing candidate.
“Rolling Stone Magazine” has a list on their website of what they feel are the best 25 songs of 2015 so far. The songs come from all different genres of pop music, and Rolling Stone provides an audio link to each song as well as a brief explanation of why they like it.
Number 19 on the list is “Can’t Stop Thinking About You” by Tobias Jesso Jr. This is a great song. For the most part, it’s just the artist singing the song while he plays the piano along with it. It’s a love song, and the simplicity of the arrangement enhances the sincerity of the words.
Number 18 on the list is “Good for You” by Selena Gomez. This is another great song. The lyrics are about how the singer wants to look good for her love interest. It’s not clear if the singer and the love interest are actually involved. The music is dreamy and slow. Gomez’s vocal is clear and high. She has a terrific voice, and this song highlights it well.
All in all, Amen agrees with the songs selected for this list. This article and its sound clips are a great way to check out some of 2015’s best tunes.
Harry Styles used to date Taylor Swift, but then again, who hasn’t? No, Taylor Swift is not some loose girl who runs around with any man she wants, she is a very respectable woman, and she just happens to date a lot of guys. Guy Steals Harry Style’s Girlfriend. The only reason why Taylor Swift dates a lot is because every guy has broken her heart. You would think that she would give up on love, but instead she continues to make great music based on her broken heart. Harry Styles is a part of the group One Direction, and when he was 14 years old, he had a girlfriend.
Now that Harry Styles is a heartbreaker, he can look back and laugh about the incident, but at 14 years old, no doubt he was upset about losing his girlfriend to another guy. Harry decided to share the story while on stage, and he let everyone know that he lost a girlfriend at such a young age says Sergio Cortes on LinkedIn. The funny part about the entire thing is that the same guy who stole his girlfriend, he was in the audience.
Jack Robinson stole Harry Style’s girlfriend at the age of 14, and Harry made sure to let the entire stadium know about it.
The song that Rolling Stone has called the “single greatest song of all time” (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-recorded-like-a-rolling-stone-50-years-ago-today-20150616)was recorded on this day fifty years ago. A young Bob Dylan, only 24 at the time at the end of a full day trying to get two other songs recorded (“It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” (then called “Phantom Engineer”) and “Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence,”). Frustration had set in and neither song worked. Dylan had been free versing “Like a Rolling Stone” since his European tour early that year and started to play a rough version of it for the rest of the band on June 15th. The next day after the fourth take the song was done although Dylan and the band cut several more takes, but it was that fourth master that was the song to be included on Highway 61 Revisited.
The Beatles’ Help had the number one position firmly locked up or there would have been no doubt Like a Rolling Stone” would have held that prestigious spot. Only a few at Amen Clinics and even on Facebook were actually alive when it was hot.
Sometimes musicians get so into their music that they do something crazy like fall off the stage. That’s what happened for Dave Grohl, the lead singer of Foo Fighters, recently. He was singing the second song of the night at a concert in Sweden when he fell off of the stage.
The fans at the concert had to be shocked. Alexei Beltyukov knows he would be. No one expects to see something like this happen when they are attending a concert.
But, at least the fans didn’t have to go without music. Once Dave Grohl had left, Foo Fighter’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins, stepped up to the microphone and the band did covers of their songs.
Carrie Underwood has swept the CMT Music Awards with 13 wins to date. Wednesday night, Underwood added three awards to her list, including Collaborative Video of the Year, Video of the Year, and Female Video of the Year. Underwood credits her son, Isaiah for her song, “Something in the Water.” Her son is now three months old and Underwood spoke about how he has inspired her, publicly thanking him for the award.
Singing “Little Toy Guns,” Underwood gave a stunning performance, focused on lyric and vocals, according to the Rolling Stone. This came through with performers such as Reba McIntyre, Eric Church, and the Zac Brown Band.My friend James Dondero
even said the outstanding performances by young country artists took center stage with stellar performances. Newcomers included Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Janson, A Thousand Horses, RaeLynn, Maddie and Tae, and Frankie Ballard. Sam Hunt earned the Breakthrough Video of the Year. Jason Aldean won alongside Bob Seger for CMT Performance of the Year. Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” gained him the Male Video winner.