The Academy of Art University held it’s 21st runway showcase on September 9, showing off the work of its best and brightest fashion designers. The Academy boasts many successful alumni so it was all eyes on their work to see if the university has another winner on their hands.
While the Academy of Art University does frequently showcase its fashion designers, the school is a school for artistry in general. Founded in San Francisco in 1929, the Academy has always emphasized passion for the arts over a bulky portfolio. They believe that any aspiring artist can become a professional with the proper instruction and skills. Some of their alumni include Rick Baker, who holds the record for most wins and nominations for the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Bilal Lashari, a filmmaker whose movie Waar holds the record for the highest-grossing Pakistani film, and Deanne Fitzmaurice, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2005.
Over the years, the Academy has grown and changed with the times. It is now the largest accredited private art and design university in the country. The Academy offers degree programs in 21 areas of study and offers programs for an AA, BA, BFA, MA, M.Arch, and MFA, all accredited. To prove it’s willingness to pair the dream of its creator with the changing times, the Academy offers online classes. Dozens of degrees can be completed completely online through the Academy, for those who cannot attend classes in person but still aspire to be great artists.
The designers in this runway hail from all over the globe, ranging from Qing Dao, China to Los Angeles, California. The runway is the most important fifteen minutes in the lives of these fashion designers. They present their work in front of not just their peers or even just potential career mentors, but also to the entire world thanks to live-streaming technology. It’s painstaking work but luckily this year’s graduates managed to impress the crowd.
Logan Stout is the founder and CEO of the Dallas/Fort worth, Texas based health and wellness company IDLife. Stout has degree in business administration from Panola University and a degree in psychology from the University of Dallas. He was also a professional baseball player that played in the World Series 16 times. Stout’s also the founder and chairman of the Dallas Patriots, an organization which offers affordable clinics, facilities and training for aspiring baseball players. Logan Stout was also a youth minister and coached youth teams. Good health is very important to him.
A businessman and entrepreneur, Logan Stout was a very successful sales associate with the network marketing company Ignite. That gave him valuable experience in team building and leadership. The husband and father is also passionate about people’s health and wellness. To help people attain and maintain good health, Logan Stout helped launch IDLife in 2014. The Frisco, Texas resident uses the network marketing model to offer IDLife products directly to consumers and eliminate the price mark up wholesalers and retailers add. Network marketing also means advertising costs are significantly reduced as well. Visit their profile on Instagram
The ID in IDLife stands for ‘individually designed’. All IDLife products are specifically tailored for the needs of each user based on their age, sex, level of fitness, medical health, eating habits and even the prescription medication the person takes. Logan Stout and the scientists and medical professionals at IDLife work to ensure their products help individuals to meet their health, fitness and wellness goals. IDLife provides each member with a free online assessment when they join. The information the health related questions generate is used to create the right nutritional supplement formulation for each member.
In 2013, Logan Stout published the book “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People, and Teams”. Its goal was to inspire and empower people to fulfill their God given potential. Stout also partnered with ex-football Troy Aikman, billionaire Darwin Deason and celebrity trainer Jen Widerstrom to educate people about the benefits of using IDLife products. The success of IDLife products made Logan Stout a sought-after keynote speaker. To know more,visit:http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/potmsearch/detail/submission/6425346/Logan_Stout
Jason Hope is an influential businessman who is based in the United States.In his successful career, Jason Hope has managed to bring great revolutions in various industries. His knowledge in technology has played a key role in his success. Not long ago, Jason Hope introduced the internet of things technology, and this made him very popular in the international platform. This modern technology has influenced many lives by connecting home appliances and mobile phones. People can operate devices in their house even when they are far away. Jason Hope has predicted the future of businesses several times.
Apart from being a futurist and successful businessman, Jason Hope is passionate about the welfare of the people in the community. The entrepreneur has given his support to various noble causes in the recent times. Not long ago, Hope announced his plans to provide a considerable amount of money to SENS Foundation.
According to the famous organization, Jason Hope will be giving the money so that the firm can be successful in finding a solution to the aging process in humans. Getting old is inevitable for all people. However, nobody wants to grow old and ugly. Many people in the society are doing everything in their power so that they can remain young and beautiful.
There are thousands of companies in the market that manufacture anti-aging products. Most of the consumers have been disappointed by the products because they did not get the look they were looking for. SENS Foundation is expected to change the lives of consumers by offering them the right anti-aging solution. The organization is using a unique and reliable method, and this is why it has received the support of prominent individuals in the society such as Jason Hope.
SENS Foundation has made great progress in its mission. The organization leadership has played a key role in the success of the firm. The CEO of the company is highly experienced, and he says that he is very excited about the donation he has received from Jason Hope. The future of the private firm looks bright. Jason Hope is currently based in Arizona. The businessman has a special interest in anti-aging, and this is why he has invested so much money in the SENS Foundation. Hope is very passionate about giving back to the society, and he says that he is willing to spend more money to make sure that the institution conducts the research it is looking for.
Jeff Yastine became an editorial director at Banyan Hill Publishing in 2015. He edits a monthly financial publication called Total Wealth Insider. He writes about hidden opportunities in stocks that can be exploited for big gains. He has been a financial journalist for many years and was once nominated for an Emmy.
Towards the end of 2017 he had recommended that investors put their money in Embraer, a giant Brazilian manufacturer of planes. He said that it had a number of very attractive contracts with both government militaries and civilian aircraft companies. He was saying that he saw them being bought out. Sure enough, at the end of 2017 Boeing became a suitor of the company. The people who owned Embraer saw their stock value shoot up by 30% on the news of this mergers and acquisitions deal in the making.
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For 2018, Jeff Yastine says that he’s expecting some merger and acquisition activity this year in the American retail industry. As companies try to compete with the behemoth Amazon many of them are more likely to meet with success if they join up, he says. One company he expects to be bought out by a larger competitor in 2018 is eBay, Inc. While there are several companies interested in buying this company, Jeff Yastine thinks Google is the company most likely to buy eBay. The reason for this is that if Google wants to compete with Amazon they need an internet retail arm to the company.
Kroger Co. is another company that Jeff Yastine sees being bought out. He says that their stock has fallen 35% from the highs of 2017 because many investors are worried they can’t compete with Amazon. He thinks these fears are very much overblown. He says that it’s a company strong with organic foods which customers are increasingly looking for. They are also updating their technology in their retail stores to compete better.
The third Amazon competitor he points to is W.W. Grainger Inc. It’s not so much a retailer as it is an industrial supplier but Jeff Yastine says they do compete with Amazon. He says this company’s stock also fell in 2017 for no good reason as it is a strong and successful company with considerable profits. He thinks they’ll be a buy-out target as they have a national network of distribution centers and warehouses that makes them attractive.
Investing does involve taking risks and sometimes because of the horror stories of people losing a lot of money with big risk investments, there is a consensus among the general public that you should just stay away from it. But not so says Igor Cornelsen, a Brazilian investor who is quite knowledgeable in the markets. He says anyone can do quite well investing if they have the right strategy and follow the right set of guidelines. He says that you shouldn’t look at investing in just the popular stocks that you hear the TV hosts rave about because these are the ones that are likely to lose money in the long run. Instead, you should look at stocks that are low value now but could go up in the future. And you should always invest over a long-term period. Visit at affiliatedork.com about Igor Cornelsen
Igor Cornelsen was an investment strategist for several big Brazilian banks and also advised the Ministry of Finance on economic policies. He’s retired and lives mostly in Miami now, but he urges people to take a look at Brazil and to consider investing in it. Brazil has undergone some economic difficulties in recent years, but Cornelsen says its economy remains diverse and there’s a lot of wholesale companies to look at. He mentions three tips that can help new investors navigate Brazil’s banks and stock market.
First, Cornelsen says staying up to date with politics can be important because you’ll learn about which regulations could cause barriers to your financial goals there. Cornelsen has been happy with the job that Brazil’s current Finance Minister Joaqim Levy is doing and says there is hope that the Brazilian Real will now stabilize and lead to a better economy. He also says you need to know Brazil’s five biggest banks and how they operate because they are important in the overall picture. And Then he says you should pay attention to China and all the other competitors because trade is a big issue right now in Brazil. You can visit Igor Cornelsen’s Facebook or Twitter page to find out more about his investment advice.
Hurricane Harvey was disastrous for several communities but it was especially damaging to those in the Houston area. The damage was so great many financially well off individuals decided to pitch in where they could.
One such individual was Nabors Industries CEO Tony Petrello. Petrello is one of the highest paid CEOs in the country.
Both Petrello and Nabors agree that giving back and helping those in need is more important than turning a profit. Nabors responded quickly showing that the company does care about keeping up the community.
Nabors employees were among the volunteers who helped with relief efforts. Many even took time off from work to do so. The oil company was so proud of it employees they offered them paid time off to lend a helping hand. Petrello also donated over $170,000 to the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund which helped to fund hands on relief efforts. His donation matched the relief contributions of Nabors employees.
Petrello breaks the stereotype that all oil executives are greedy and uncaring. He is an oil executive whose name has grown synonymous with philanthropic deeds. His dedication to philanthropy can be attributed to his humble beginnings. Born into a working class family Petrello work his way up the economic ladder and still hasn’t forgotten about those who are less fortunate.
A philanthropic cause that Petrello is a huge supporter of is research of neurological disorders. This cause is especially close to his heart considering his daughter suffers from a neurological disorder. He and his wife have donated around $7 million to research of for finding a cure. The funds were received by the Texas Children’s Hospital. He has been so generous the the hospital’s board invited him to serve as a member, which he quickly accepted.
Petrello also donates a lot of money towards education. He recognizes that without education he would have never achieved the things he has and therefore would not be in a position to help others.
Wealthy people like Tony Petrello are a breath of fresh air. Individuals like him possess the ability to change the world for the better.