Alex Pall Gets the Scope on Rockstars

The interview with Alex Paul, the lead of the Chainsmokers, talks about how the Chainsmokers become the Chainsmokers and what made them want to pursue a career in music full time. Paul talks about how the main hype of the Chainsmokers mainly started from the hit song Closer with the singer Halsey. Paul talks about how he is so different in the DJ world mainly because they have showmanship, instead of just hiding behind their music equipment, instead of just having a vocalist come and sing over their soundtrack. Paul goes into his upbringing about how he was a DJ for a hobby at first. While in college he did a couple of shows here and there, but nothing really major. His college friends were really into the DJ Avicii. Hearing and seeing this DJ was like a spark for Paul to start being more serious about his music.

Alex was so fascinated with the music scene that he had to get a taste himself to see whether this is the right choice for him or not. Alex lived in New York, where he was going to school at Syracuse. Andrew, the other member of Chainsmokers was from Maine and he was told about Alex through a kid who worked for Alex’s manager. Andrew came instantly and the duo started working together, almost like magic. The DJ duo already knew what they brought to the table, so they sat down grinding constantly to finally get a stride or a fanbase. Other hits they have made like Roses, and Don’t Let Me Down follow the normal flow of how DJs make music, which was just having a vocalist do the singing. However, having the DJ actually sing makes the Chainsmoker a unique duo that can not be beat.

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/alex-pall-mn00032572

Clayton Hutson Creates a Positive Experience for All Artists

When Clayton Hutson works with artists, he knows how to help them make sure they’ve got the best sound possible. He also knows there are opportunities he can use that will give him the best options possible for the shows he does. He likes going on tours with bands and singers because it gives him a chance to show off his talents while helping them make their shows better than they ever were before. Between the work he put into the shows and the opportunities he had to help people, Clayton Hutson knew what it meant to keep giving back to everyone who needed his help. There were many times that Clayton Hutson focused on things that would continue helping the artists and that’s how he made sense of all the opportunities he had for success. It was his goal of helping that allowed him to keep doing things the right way.

 

Even though Clayton Hutson spent time trying to show people how things would work and what they could do to make everything work better, he knew what the importance of helping people was. The important part was giving artists the chance to shine in different areas of music. No matter their genre or the things they did in music, Clayton Hutson can help them with the sound in different areas. He always wants people to see they have a chance at success no matter what kind of music they play.

 

For years, Kid Rock shows were great but the quality of the sound at them was not great. He didn’t have a sound engineer who knew how to do things right and that made it hard on Kid Rock. Clayton Hutson took over as the sound engineer and tried helping people see what they could do with music while they were at shows with Kid Rock’s music. It made sense for Clayton Hutson because he knew how to keep helping people and keep giving him things that would help the music get better. Even when Clayton Hutson made the choice to step in and offer more musical advice, he was helping Kid Rock. Learn more: https://about.me/claytonhutson

Rocketship Educations Map assessment success.

While the majority of schools use proficiency scores the majority of Nashville, Tennessee’s public schools are now using the NWEA measures of academic progress or otherwise known as map to see how much individual students have grown over the school year.

Over 7,400 schools and districts use Map assessments throughout the world including Rocketship Public Schools who’s been using the Map assessment since they opened their first school.

Where is proficiency scores are important they only tell whether or not a student is on a certain grade level. Map assessments show the growth of these students over a period of time instead of just where they ended up.

With the help of Map assessments the Memphis Rocketship public School was able to help 146 of their students achieve at or above average by the end of the year, when they all started below average. According to Rocketship Public school their children on average improved 1.35 years in math and 1.2 years in Reading within the last year.

Rocketship Public Schools is a group of elementary schools specifically designed for underserved communities with 85% of their students being low income households in the Bay area of California, Milwaukee, Nashville and Washington DC.

Rocketship public schools has a strong belief but every student deserves to dream and discover as well as develop their very own unique potential. The non-profit charter schools have a very strict set of values of authenticity, tenacity, Community, Innovation and excellence.

Founded in 2006 by John Banner and Preston Smith the the first non-profit charter school was opened in San Jose, California in 2007. After seeing the high success in state assessments with that first school over five years six more non-profit Charter Schools were added to the San Jose area.

In 2013 Rocketship Public School opened its first school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in 2014 continued to expand into Nashville, Tennessee. Finally opening a school in 2016 in Washington DC.

Keep An Eye On QuinStreet

When dealing with the stock market, it is relatively easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. If invested in a particular company, you might be inclined to only look at the bottom line results. You would not be alone in doing this, for many people, this is common practice. However Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale Capital is not many people, and he has recently taken QuinStreet.com, a data mining middleman for advertising sites, to town.

Sahm Adrangi is trying to point out to potential and current investors that this company’s current success is illegitimate. Sahm Adrangi points out how QuinStreet’s main customer has been a fake website for the past couple months. This website essentially scams people into clicking ads that promise to pay them, a desperate attempt to increase traffic.

Sahm Adrangi does not stop there either. He notes how that the problem with QuinStreet, and has been for years, is that their technology and entire business model is clunky. This has caused them to become ever more irrelevant throughout the years in Sahm Adrangi’s opinion. He backs this claim by citing the fact that much of QuinStreet’s eight-year stock history has been plagued by low exchange rates.

In an economy where things are constantly changing, it seems that QuinStreet is having trouble keeping up. This is not surprising either, taking into account the nature of technology. If a company like QuinStreet is going to survive, staying up to date with your competition is essential for success and continued growth. Sahm Adrangi seems to be giving out a warning call with this article. He is letting investors know that a spike in revenue does not necessarily mean a company is moving back towards good standing. In this case, the company in question is using deceptive practices in order to stay financially relevant. What investors should stay focused on is the fact that the business model is still dated, making further investments unwise.

http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/11/sahm-adrangi-kerrisdale-capital-luxoft/

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How Hussain Sawjani Become an Entreprenuer in Real Estate

Hussain Sawjani, who is the CEO and founder of the DAMAC group, started a real estate company in Dubai. Hussain Sawjani’s father was an entrepreneur who owned a store selling watches, pens, and shirts that came from China.

As he grew older, he decided to attend the University of Washington. When he obtained a scholarship, he got his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Hussain Sawjani started the DAMAC foundation providing free software development training to one million young Arab students.

When Hussain Sawjani began his career back in 1981, he started working in the finance department at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries.

After two years of working at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, he decided to start his own catering business, bringing in thousands of customers. After many years, the catering business he started, has changed the name to Global Logistics Services. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.hussainsajwani.com/ and https://www.damacproperties.com/en/investor-relations/corporate-governance/meet-our-board

In 2002, Hussain Sawjani became the DAMAC owner, the largest real estate company in the Middle East. Since the company started, it has built 19,000 apartment buildings with over 44,000 units under construction. By the year 2015, Hussain Sawjani’s company got publicly listed on The Dubai Financial Market.

One of the projects that Hussain Sawjani, the DAMAC owner has developed is a golf course designed by Tiger Woods and is managed by the Trump Organization. Also, he has built luxury apartments that have designed interiors from Italy. He owns lots of resorts and hotels, as well.

Hussian Sawjani is married with four children and lives in Dubai. One of Hussian Sawjani’s sons, Ali Sawjani graduated from North Eastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Today, Ali Sawjani is the General Manager of Operations at the DAMAC group. Read more: Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani | Bloomberg and Hussain Sajwani | Forbes

Donald Trump praised Hussain Sawjani for his entrepreneurship in DAMAC properties. Over time, the two men became friends building good relationships. Trump’s sons were even invited to Hussain Sawjani daughter’s wedding, Amira Sawjani.

Hussain Sawjani has done business with not only Donald Trump but Ivanka Trump as well. Over the years, Donald Trump and Hussian Sawjani have been friends and partners for a long time.

Madison Street Capital Builds Company Reputation

Building a new business in any industry is very hard today due to regulations, costs of owning a business, and fierce competition. This can be even harder in the investment banking and corporate finance industry that is generally led by enormous banks that have been in business for more than 100 years. While it is a very hard industry to get into, one organization has continued to develop and grow a greater market share. This company, Madison Street Capital, is continuing to grow due to the amazing service and reputation that the company has.

 

Overall, the Madison Street Capital reputation is a very positive one. The company continues to build its brand by providing a unique set of services and other skills to its customers. While it is much smaller than many of the other companies in the industry that it services, Madison Street Capital has been able to be more flexible to meet customer needs. One of the main reasons why the company has been so successful is that it employs top talent. The company hires only the top quality individuals that are able to provide unique solutions and creative ideas to help a client grow and develop.

 

While the company started small in Chicago, Madison Street Capital has continued to grow across the world. Over the past few years the company has opened several offices across the United States and other parts of the world. This has allowed the firm to attract more clients in a variety of new industries. The strategy has continued to work as Madison Street Capital continues to find new clients that appreciate the advisory services that the firm can provide.

 

While Madison Street Capital has a strong reputation with its customers, it is also getting a lot of attention from its peers as well. Over the past few years, the company has been nominated for a number of major industry awards. This includes being nominated for several awards at the 2017 M&A Advisory awards. At this awards presentation, the company was nominated for the Deal of the Year award and the Boutique Investment Firm of the Year Award. Ultimately, Madison Street Capital was the winner of the Deal of the Year Award and a finalist for Firm of the Year.

 

These awards will continue to help develop the Madison Street Capital reputation in the M&A industry. This should help to make it much easier for the firm to grow and develop as they look for more markets and industries to serve. Within the next decade the company will look to enter more areas as global markets, which will help them to continue to compete with some of the larger firms spaced all over the world.

 

To learn more, visit http://madisonstreetcapital.org/.

Securus Technologies gets full approval for rollout of Wireless Containment System

Securus Technologies is one of the largest providers of inmate communications services and prison security systems in the United States today. The company has been at the forefront of developing some of the most cutting-edge systems that help prison guards and administrators keep their institutions safe and secure. From its video visitation technology, which has proven to be a wildly popular way for inmates to stay in touch with loved ones, to its high-tech, artificial-intelligence-based call-monitoring systems, Securus is blazing new trails in prison tech.

 

Now, the company is taking on what may be its biggest challenge ever. Since the late 90s, prisons across the country have been flooded with contraband cellular devices. These phones and other devices allow prisoners to effectively circumvent the security protocols and systems that the prison has installed. This poses a serious security risk to the institution. But the real threat that contraband cellphones have created is through providing an efficient and reliable means of communications with the outside world for dangerous, powerful and often-violent gang leaders.

 

Throughout most of the country, prison gangs rule the nation’s penal institutions. These gangs now exist in a sort of uneasy symbiosis with the institutions where they are contained. In a highly charged environment, where racial tensions are often right at the boiling point, the gangs can actually assist prison guards by maintaining internal discipline on a level that would not be possible for the guards themselves. Although it is a somewhat open secret in the prison world, the gangs are able to keep their members and those who they control in check through intra-gang violence. This would not be possible for guards, who would quickly face lawsuits. For this reason, the presence of prison gangs actually makes things like open rec yards and out-of-cell time possible. If it were not for the gangs’ ability to self-police and maintain order, prisoners in most of the nation’s high-security facilities might quickly find themselves locked in their cells 24 hours a day.

 

But the benefits of these gangs come with a steep cost. They are made up of criminals and are highly organized, hierarchical and often have well-read, intelligent leadership with a ruthless bent. Furthermore, prison gangs tend to be run on a Mafia-like model. They tend to be focused on making money, highly professional and ready to mete out vicious assaults on anyone who crosses them, at the drop of a hat.

 

These gangs have used contraband cellphones to intimidate witnesses, assault law enforcement and even carry out assassinations of prison staff. But Securus Technologies is putting an end to that with its Wireless Containment System. The WCS is currently being deployed at many prisons throughout the United States, where it has been proven 100 percent effective in shutting down illegal cellular calls.

 

Victims of Arpaio Retaliate Against his Pardoning

In 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin began what would result in a half decade long legal battle against Maricopa County. In 2013, Lacey and Larkin, business partners, were awarded $3.75 million.

The lawsuit was the result of Maricopa County’s Sheriff to silence the free press. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were publishing revealing information about Joe Arpaio – the sheriff. Arpaio obviously didn’t like the contents of the articles, which is understandable.

What isn’t understandable is how he decided to handle the situation. Arpaio sent his deputies in unmarked SUVs to arrest Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin; arresting someone for what is published in a newspaper is a first amendment right violation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://michael-lacey.com/press/

“We were a constant thorn in his side,” Jim Larkin admitted. “I think that’s why Michael and I were arrested.” The two journalists had been investigating Arpaio for years prior to their arrest.

Arpaio has never been one to abide by the supreme law of the land. Ever since he took office in 1992 he has attempted to silence and oppress everyone that got in his way. He was Sheriff of Maricopa County for two decades, but once word got out on a national platform that Arpaio was corrupt, he was voted out of office.

“It ends up with contempt of court because he ignored a judge’s instruction,” said Lacey. “As opposed to being held accountable for the people were killed, the people who were tortured, the prisoners who were abused.” Joe Arpaio’s history of mistreatment for prisoners is well known. Lacey believes Arpaio should be held accountable for the unjust treatment of prisoners being held in Arpaio’s jails.

Joe Arpaio was recently saved by President Donald Trump. Another illegal arrest he committed in 2007 resulted in criminal contempt of court charges against Arpaio. Arpaio was relieved when President Trump extended a pardon to him. Arpaio took the pardon, and now his victims are livid.

Michael Lacey attributes the pardoning to Trump’s dwindling pool of supporters. “Trump’s approval rating is down around 30 percent, and that 30 percent is going to like what he did,” Lacey said.

About Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey met in college where they collaborated on a school newspaper. The project was so successful that they no longer had a need of college; the journalists dropped out to join the newspaper industry.

It wasn’t long until Lacey and Larkin had purchase “Phoenix New Times,” the paper that they used to give Arpaio such a hard time.

Since the lawsuit, they have sold their paper in order to start a couple of new organizations.

The Frontera Fund is a charity that assist citizens and residents of Arizona. Lacey and Larkin, through their new charity, support a variety of causes, but they mostly relate to Hispanics.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin wouldn’t be journalists if they weren’t still in the newspaper industry. They have created Front Page Confidential to be a more direct approach to political activism. Front Page Confidential publishes content relating to politics and constitutional right violations.

OSI Group’s Sheldon Lavin Says That a Culture of Family Is What Sets His Company Apart From Others Large Businesses

Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC, the worlds leading supplier of meat to the retail and food service sector. Sheldon attended college at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, completing a degree in accounting and finance before earning a degree in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Upon completion of his education, he opened his own financial consulting firm, Sheldon Lavin and Associates, Inc. It was during this time that he made the acquaintance of the Kolschowsky family. He helped them with the financing to start their own meat processing company, Otto & Sons, the predecessor to OSI Group. In 1970, Sheldon accepted a position with Otto & Sons and he has been with the company ever since. Under his guidance, Otto & Sons, now known as OSI Group, has grown to be the global leader in the meat processing industry. The proof of this success is evident in the fact that OSI now has operations in 17 countries globally, with 80 facilities. The company has also expanded through the acquisition of other successful food companies. In 2006, OSI acquired Amick Farms, a vertically integrated poultry company from the eastern United States. As recently as 2016, the company acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food, a Dutch company that manufactures meat and other food items and has facilities in Germany and the Netherlands, and https://www.theofficialboard.com/biography/sheldon-lavin-d4824.

Sheldon Lavin recently opened up about his career with OSI Group and talked about what keeps him motivated in an interview with Interview.net. He talks about how he helped the Kolschowsky family, the founders of Otto & Sons, to get financing while he was still working as a consultant. The relationship didn’t end there and in 1970, Sheldon accepted a position with the company. He has been there ever since and has seen Otto & Sons evolve into the globally recognized OSI Group. He always envisioned that OSI would one day be a worldwide food processing enterprise. Sheldon believes that what truly made the company successful was the fact that OSI has maintained the same family atmosphere and culture that it started with. Unlike many other companies its size, OSI considers itself a family and according to Sheldon, this is what sets it apart and allows it to be able to meet the demands of its customers at a consistent level of excellence. He maintains that OSI is “extremely proud of the people who work with us. Without the loyal and talented folks on our team, we would have never achieved success in this industry. My office door is always open, and I listen to everyone who voices their thoughts. At the corporate office, we all eat lunch together and address each other by our first names.” This really sums up exactly what Sheldon means when he says that OSI is firstly and foremostly a family company, and learn more about Sheldon.

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Clayton Hutson – article recap

After being captivated by music for many years as well as having learned a great deal as a stage manager, producer, sound engineer and production manager, Clayton Hutson set about launching his own production management company.

 

Some of the artists he has worked with include Pink, Guns N’ Roses, Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock and more. He is currently a producer, designer and manager of a number of live tours, most of which involve rock music.

 

Hutson spoke about how he was fortunate to learn valuable lessons from each position he held and how those lessons and the skills he also learned have shaped his approach to his business. He also pointed out the effect of the timing of the last recession on his employer helped him determine the time was right for him to start his own company.

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The company makes available production design and management services, logistics and stage management services, rigging and more.

 

On a typical day for Hutson he gets an early start by arriving at the site before anyone else. He takes a look at the day’s schedule, carries out a walk-through, establishes a storage plan and compiles a list of things for the crew to perform.

 

During the show, Hutson works out what directions and details he will be giving his staff for when the show is over. Taking care of all the details helps him with his work throughout the day and delegate what needs to be completed.

 

What’s more, he envisions what each set will look like in his mind and at the same time he hears the sounds and sees the lighting he requires for his vision.

 

Advances in technology have been a significant ingredient and exciting for Hutson as well. Lights and video have made a huge impact on the industry and according to Hutson the industry has also benefitted from performers such as Lady Gaga and Pink and their aerial stunts during their shows.

 

Hutson graduated with a BA degree in theatre design and technical production from Central Michigan University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

 

His career took in work with TV evangelist Billy Graham, production manager for Getagrip Touring, stage manager for Kanye West, vice president of production for Ronin Event Creative and the production manager for Prince and Jennifer Nettles. Learn more: https://www.discogs.com/artist/4165463-Clay-Hutson