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Clay Hustons One-Stop-Shop Solution In Music Production

Clay Huston has been an important cog in the successful live performances of many famous rock bands and pop singers of today. Being a professional production manager and live sound engineer, he has been exposed to the many intricacies, problems and solutions that are connected with the industry. He is the head of a professional service group that offers professional services in his line of work. That includes production management, production design, show productions, logistics management, monitor engineering, and rigging and stage management.

 

 

His clients prefer his services over that of his competitors since he offers a turn-key solution that is more budget friendly. Hiring his services usually presents welcome delight and surprises to his clients. What’s good about Huston’s services is that they offer a one-stop-shop solution for every need no matter what type of event a client is organizing. That would spell a whole world of convenience, faster development and more organized and safer holding of the event. Huston is a live sound engineer by profession and also an event manager. He has more than 25 years of experience along these lines to prove his and his company’s worth to the client.

 

 

Huston has been interested in music since he was still a child and has been working in this field ever since. His passion in music and all the things that it represents naturally led him to build his career around it. He has worked with top-level rock bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Pink and Garbage, as well as with high-ticket solo performers like Kelly Clarkson and others.

 

 

But working with top acts in the music industry is not all that Huston is known for. He is also an authority in the design and testing of high-end audio and stage equipment. For instance, he is instrumental in introducing DIGICo’s SD11 console, which is its very first in the market. He collaborated in this effort with the likes of Aaron Lewis, the front man and founder of Staind.

 

 

The two got together to produce Lewis’ country solo album in 2011. This stripped-down album features the singer’s recording of his different tours consisting of performances in a 50,000 seat stadium, in a casino with about 700 people in attendance, and also including gigs in a number of honky-tonks and churches around the country. Huston played multiple hats in this production. He always performed his daily production and tour managing duties, and sometimes worked as the FOH/Monitor Engineer of the said events. Learn more: https://medium.com/@claytonhutson49

 

 

Latest Move by Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies, a prison and inmate technology company, celebrated the 2018 New Year with some special news. On January 4th, the company announced that they had reached an agreement to purchase government payment processing company, GovPayNet. The terms of the deal were not disclose but GovPayNet will continue to operate under its current name for the foreseeable future. The acquisition is the latest in a number of deals that Securus has reached with other companies over the past decade. It further aligns the company with services that it already provides and gives them a larger market share in the prison technology sector. GovPayNet was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Indianapolis. They have current contracts with over 3,500 agencies, covering over 26% of counties in the United States.

 

Securus Technologies is the premier technological service provider to corrections facilities in the United States. The company provides inmate self-service, payment processing, biometric analysis, incident management, and a host of other services to jails and correction facilities. It was founded in 1986 and has over 1,000 employees spread over 4 office locations in the U.S., including their headquarters in Dallas, Texas. This acquisition will give Securus the capability to process over 4 million payments on a annual basis.

 

Avaaz Mobilizes Hundreds Of Thousands To Counter Extremist Politician

It is difficult to believe that a major European political figure today can still publicly proclaim that women are not as smart as men, are weaker than men, and therefore, should be paid less.

But that’s just what JanuszKorwin-Mikke, a far-right Polish member of the European Parliament, did during a recent debate in this important government body.

Radicals like Korwin-Mikke might never face consequences for holding such dangerous and backwards views if it were not for organizations like Avaaz. The group quickly mobilized hundreds of thousands of activists who put together a petition of 935,000 names to suspend Korwin-Mikke.

The result was an unprecedented set of penalties for the Polish politician which included a suspension of his parliamentary allowance for 30 days (about $11,000) and a 10-day suspension from all parliamentary work. He was further suspended from representing parliament for a full year.

This sordid event is proof that Avaaz is an activist organization that truly gets things done and can sway what happens at the highest levels of world government.

Avaaz is an online activist group with tens of millions of members. They sign up at the groups Internet site to take on the positive social cause of their choice. That cause might be fighting the blatant sexism and racism as demonstrated in the above case. But Avaaz is also advocating for a wide array of causes that represent some of the most pressing problems of the world today.

For example, Avaaz members are working hard on climate change, fighting poverty, countering the brutality of autocratic governments, working for minority rights, helping war refugees, fighting the degradation of rain forests and ocean water, keeping the media free and honest – and much, much more.

Avaaz is powerful because it gives voice to ordinary people living anywhere in the world. That’s what the word Avaaz means: “Voice.” Since forming in 2007, Avaaz has grown into the world’s largest and most effective online activist group.

Every day, Avaaz brings together tens of millions of people who prove consistently that when people organize and take action, positive change can become reality.

Avaaz Youtube channel:  Youtu.be/wzI6I_J-rvo?list=UULFyRCbuBI-q5Ltdcl11tDg

Despite Its Critics Rocketship Education is Expanding

In 1954 The Supreme Court ruled that in segregated systems schools serving black students while separate were not equal. Today, the same narrative applies to schools in impoverished and more affluent districts.

A joint study between Harvard and UC Berkeley concluded that 30 years ago the education received by students in low-income San Jose communities was on par with the education given students in wealthier districts. By the 2000s the loss of jobs and affordable housing negatively impacted the quality of education in poor San Jose neighborhoods.

In 2007 Rocketship Education was created in San Jose to restore to impoverished students the chance for a better education and future. Eleven years and 25 schools later on standardized tests, Rocketship’s students (Rocketeers) consistently outperform other pupils not only in Sana Clara County but across California.

Despite achieving positive results, charter schools like Rocketship have their detractors. Criticisms include a lack of experienced teachers, standards that are too rigid, and excessive use of computers as learning tools.

Parents who have children in charter schools have a different opinion. In April of last year, 374 parents representing students in 18 charter schools including Rocketship Education responded to an Op-Ed piece in the Nashville “Tennessean”.

They composed a letter calling for a cessation of the attacks on alternative schools. The parents pointed out that public schools were not satisfying their children’s’ educational needs. The missive cited the high-quality education that pupils were receiving at charter schools and the support and encouragement that those schools provide.

Apparently, others are impressed by Rocketship Education’s results. In 2013 the Washington DC Charter School Board cleared the way for Rocketship to expand beyond California. The board authorized the opening of a maximum of eight Rocketship charters in one of the districts poorest wards.

The first of these schools opened in 2016. It offers a preschool program run by The Appletree Institute. Enrollment consists of 350 students in grades K-4. The needs of Rocketeers parents who are also called Rocketeers have been provided for. Parents are granted access to the school’s computers in order to apply for work online.

Jeff Yastine Shares How Regtech Helps Businesses Reduce Compliance Costs

Companies have continued to spend a lot of money in the recent past particularly when it comes to matters of regulatory compliance. Increased business regulations have also resulted into every organization creating a fully staffed compliance department. As a business person, you’ll most likely agree to the fact more rules in the business environment would definitely translate into increased operational costs. This should not worry you anymore as regtech is here to present significant relief to your firm.

The new concept involves making use of innovative technology tools such as artificial intelligence and blockchain among other software solutions to reduce compliance related costs according to youtube.com. Supplied by about 80 young organizations, regtech products and services are increasingly becoming handy to all kinds of companies. These companies are projected to play a huge role in the world of business in the near future.

Let’s Talk Payments, a popular financial technology website, has indicated that compliance costs global banks about $70 billion. According to them, this figure is likely to rise to about $120 billion in just 3 years. It’s actually shocking to learn that major financial institutions in Europe including Deutsche and HSBC banks are reportedly spending over $1 billion annually on compliance.

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Thanks to regtech specialists, major financial institutions will now take only 3 months and a cost of about $300,000 to deal with issues of compliance as opposed to 2 years and about $10 million experienced earlier. Companies that are ready to embrace regtech will absolutely benefit a lot. A number of companies as well as regulators have already embedded the concept into their ecosystem according to stockgumshoe.com. The Bank of England, the United Sates’ office comptroller of the currency and Singapore’s monetary authority are just but among the key stakeholders who have accepted regtech.

Jeff Yastineexperienced stock market investor and a reputable financial journalist. Since the joining the organization in 2015, Jeff has continued to educate and empower investors by improving their understanding of business, financial trends and economics as well as tips on current profitable opportunities.

In the course of his career, Yastine has interacted with a number reputable global business leaders including Michael Dell, Richard Branson, and Warren Buffet just to mention a few. His eye-opener publications have continued to support both young and established entrepreneurs across all sectors of the economy. His hard work has not gone unnoticed. Jeff Yastine has won a huge number of notable awards in various categories.

Find more about Jeff Yastine: https://medium.com/@jeffyastine

The Billion Dollar Dating App that Whitney Wolfe Created

Whitney Wolfe is becoming a major force in the dating app community. She has become someone that has grown in a big way in a short time frame. Users have started to check out the dating app that she created, and that is definitely one of the big reasons that she is appearing on the cover of Forbes as a technology guru in the dating app world.

People are very impressed with Whitney Wolfe and what she is doing when it comes to dating app technology. She has covered a lot of ground as someone that is passionate about helping other people find a good match.

Whitney Wolfe got married recently, and she also expanded her Bumble app as well. This gives her a totally different perspective on how people are utilizing social media. She is not limiting herself to a single app. Instead, she is getting connected to an app that allows her to branch out and explore other avenues when it comes to connecting users to people that they may need to connect with for jobs.

For the longest time social media apps like LinkedIn have been known for helping people build their professional network circles. This was considered a different app because this is where people were posting their resumes. They were connecting with business professionals, and that allowed them to create a whole new connection outside of their more sociable apps like Facebook and Twitter.

Whitney Wolfe has created a dating app, but she is also a business woman first. The fact that she is a businesswoman is what gave her a desire to put time into expanding Bumble to also cater to other business professionals.

Whitney Wolfe has proven that she is the type of business app developer that knows how to create a totally different atmosphere all under a single app. This is what people are now enjoying about Bumble. If they want to use Bumble BFF they do not have to leave the bumble dating app. They simply switch the settings. The same goes for the Bumble Bizz app.

Whitney Wolfe knows that people will have different needs throughout different times in their lives. She wants to be the resource that can help those people access different needs as time progresses. This is why Bumble has received a billion dollar valuation. It could be the hottest app to surface in recent years.

Learn More: www.crunchbase.com/person/whitney-wolfe

Bob Reina of Talk Fusion is an Ardent Supporter of Animal Causes

Bob Reina is a noted entrepreneur who is one of the founders of Talk Fusion which is a premier video marketing company. He also has a problem with stray animals and finds that they really get to him. That’s why he can’t stop adopting distressed animals and giving them a new and wonderful home. He has eleven cats and dogs at last count and cherishes every one. So for him, it was a no-brainer as to what his next philanthropic endeavor would be.

Reina has committed to donating a grand total of one million dollars to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. He speaks of his longtime love for animals and is thrilled to be supporting their causes with his donations. He is touched by their helplessness and he is just the person to make a big difference.

A sizeable chunk of his donation will be used to build a low-cost clinic for those who can’t afford veterinary services. Pets can then get shots, routine checkups, spay and neuter services, and diagnostic tests. Loving pets touch the lives of so many and owners from the surrounding areas can make sure their animals get the care they need.

The ability to help others on a grander scale is in keeping with Reina’s character as he has enabled many owners to retain the services of a veterinarian by paying their bill. Darryl Shaw is the Chief Executive at the BluePearl Veterinary Partners group and testifies of his past generosity. This often involved life-saving care for treasured pets which was a tremendous help to many.

A stint as a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy seemed to be the endgame for Bob Reina but he found that his entrepreneurial bent overpowered this career option. He then became involved in direct selling programs and when inspiration struck he married a great idea with this business model.

Talk Fusion arose when he couldn’t send a short video in an email when he was house hunting. He set about founding a company to remedy that along with his good friend, Dr. Jonathan Chen, who happened to have an expert’s IT background. The company has now expanded beyond video emails to encompass all things in the video marketing world and continues to grow. Learn more: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/8233211796017682/

 

Fabletics is Making Waves in the Fashion Industry

Now that Fabletics is among the best companies in the industry, they are going head-to-head with a previous contender for the best online shopping location. Fabletics is learning what they can do to take on Amazon. They want to beat out the mega-retailer in their category so they will have a chance to actually be the best of the best. Since Fabletics has done what they can to make things better for all of their customers, they know it is now up to them to make all the right choices and continue to improve their business so they can be the best of the best.

 

The only way Fabletics was able to get to this point was through the reverse showroom technique they use. This is a technique that allows customers the chance to see clothes they will love. They don’t have to sort through pages of fluff to find the perfect outfit. Instead, Fabletics makes sure they are only showing their customers the clothing they know they will love. From there, customers will have a few key options they can choose from if they want to purchase an outfit from Fabletics. They can do it from the reverse showroom.

 

For the majority of the time that Fabletics has been operating, they have been working to make sure they are providing convenience to their customers. Customers who make the choice to shop must take the Lifestyle Quiz. This quiz will tell Fabletics what the customer is interested in, what they are shopping for and what their style is like. They will then be able to show them the clothes they can get from the retailer. Customers will have an easier time making the selection if they only have a few things to choose from.

 

Kate Hudson likes the idea of Fabletics. In fact, she liked it so much she joined the company as an ambassador. She uses her status to model the clothes and advertise them so she can help people see what they can get from the company. Because of the way Fabletics does business, she is confident she can work on making the company better. She also knows she will be able to help other women have a better idea of what type of clothes they can enjoy when they are shopping at Fabletics. It helps her to make an important connection with all the customers who are visiting the site.

Whitney Wolfe Makes Bumble the All Inclusive App

Whitney Wolfe is getting people interested in the dating app environment that she has created. People applaud what she has done with Bumble. It is a dating app, but there is so much more to see. Bumble has expanded to also include Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF. These are exciting additions to the what this company represents.

It is evident that Whitney Wolfe is creating an app that is different from all the other apps that are out there. She has managed to create a dating app that is much different from what people were experiencing prior to Bumble.

Whitney Wolfe has managed to create a huge company that has possibilities for networking and building friendships. Whitney Wolfe has an office in the United States, and there’s also another Bumble office outside of the US. The company has about 70 employees, but it is a company that is continuing to grow.

The company has managed to build a user base of millions that make matches utilizing the Bumble app. It is evident that Bumble is on the rise, and this will soon become the leading company for dating app technology. Bumble is a company that has been started by young millennial so she knows exactly what the millennial crowd is interested in. Bumble is the app that keeps people talking about the evolution of social media.

Whitney Wolfe is helping Bumble evolve as more than just another dating app. It has become the company that has totally transitioned as a company that pushed friendship and networking into a single app environment.

People that are interested in getting connected with an app that is all inclusive will appreciate what the Bumble app brings forth. This is the app that has allowed people to really embrace what is happening with the enhancements that Wolfe has managed to unveil.

Whitney knows that Bumble is more than a dating app. This is how it has become the company that has a billion dollar valuation. When people look at Bumble they have to see that this company is one that is designed to make people look at rhe different aspects of socializing through app technology.

Wolfe got married recently, and people are going to appreciate her new perspective as a married woman. She has a greater sense of what it takes to keep a relationship strong. Wolfe is evolving with the company that she created.

Sahm Adrangi: Co-Investing to Short Stock

Reuters received insider information about Kerrisdale Capital Management, raising $100million to bet against a single stock, from investors. Kerrisdale is a relatively small company based in New York, founded by Sam Adrangi.

Before this brilliant idea by Kerrisdale, hedge funds managers used to pool funds to concentrate on a specific investment premise such as recuperation of ailing energy companies. However, this original ‘co-investment’ fund idea by Kerrisdale is a first in the investment market. They plan to use the fund to short the stock of an upcoming public company.

In an email reviewed by Reuters, Sahm Adrangi informed the investors that they had gained acceptance within the alternatives community by raising a significant amount of capital in a short time. He added that they had taken a company worth more than $10 billion and attempted to make everyone understand their imagination about it.

The email continues to reveal that Adrangi is working with Shane Wilson who is a Kerrisdale analyst focused on the new campaign, to generate a report, video, create a website and come up with additional means of convincing more people of their thesis.

The anonymous source who insisted on their anonymity since the information they gave was not intended for public release, added that the targeted company is scheduled for a mid-May unveiling. To establish its position in the new company yet to be named, the fund has been acquiring stocks by the day. For more info about us: https://www.benzinga.com/topic/sahm-adrangi click here.

In the recent past, Kerrisdale has managed to short the stock of companies such as drug makers Sage Therapeutics and Zafgen, and satellite company Globalstar. Kerrisdale now manages about $500 million. They use this money to bet against companies and taking its case public.

The insider stated that Kerrisdale’s primary hedge fund had made an average annual profit of about 28% over the last five years.

Adrangi is a former investment analyst at Longacre fund management, a private partnership with over $1.2 billion in assets. Previously he worked at Chanin Capital Partners in bankruptcy restructuring. Before this, he worked in the leveraged finance group of Deutsche Bank.

Sam holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Yale University and has been involved in all aspects of Kerrisdale’s development since he founded it in 2009.