Justin Brown’s Modeling Agency Competes With New York

Justin Brown was lucky enough to land modeling gigs throughout college. He was paid $100 per hour — a great gig if you can get it.

Brown did fit modeling for “Lucky Brand” as opposed to fitness modeling. “With fit modeling, the designer made clothes to fit my body type, like skinny jeans.”

A business major in college, Brown was more interested in learning the aspects of what goes on behind the camera. He bounced around to a number of agency jobs before landing a job in placement and development. With a just a few years of experience under his belt, he helped models find work and taught them how to be pros.

Today, he works for the Brown Agency in Austin, an offshoot of Wilhelmina Models. He is responsible for honing the talent of 450 hungry models.

Born in Reno, NV, Brown, 35, grew up just across the state line in Susanville, CA. Once he reached 18, he moved from Southern California. He moved around to a number of modeling agencies, picking up tips and tricks along the way.

By the time he was 21, he was already placing other models. “We generally placed 20-30 percent of the models, which is on the high end,” says Brown.

Brown landed in Austin in 2005. He immediately fell in love with the city. Austin had a pretty nice modeling market and he was sure that he could make his mark.

Brown’s model developing agency is highly-successful, reveals marketwired.com. With his coast to coast connections, he can place models to local and larger markets.

He officially started JB Models and Talent in 2008. After partnering with the national Wilhelmina agency in 2010, he took off like a rocket. His business had instant access to resources, runway shows and photo/print just in time for a local modeling boom.

Brown says the most exciting thing is that Austin is really taking off in modeling field. It was ripe for expansion, and it didn’t take long. No longer do aspiring models have to go to New York or Los Angeles. National campaigns can be launched right from Austin.

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George Soros Helps To Turn The Open Society Foundations Into A philanthropic Giant

The world is filled with different types people, and the failure of one community to be welcoming to another because of the different religious or cultural practices serves as a recipe for conflict. Karl Popper believed that countries should enact laws and stipulations that are designed to prevent conflict between the majority and minority communities.George Soros took over the belief of fairness, and he is working hard to ensure that the conflict that exists in the world due to the oppression that is extended upon people is brought to an end. George Soros started engaging himself in philanthropy long before he established the Open Society Foundation. George Soros started his charity work by supporting South Africans who were subjected to Apartheid in 1979. He was angered by the fact that people were being subjected to oppression yet they were in their own country. It was quite absurd that the minority in the society denied their rights by the minority.

Apartheid in South Africa led to the death and torture of many people, and it is George Soros who helped to fund the uprising that was led by Nelson Mandela. For George Soros, he supported the fight for independence, and he did this through the financial support that he offered ANC, which was the main ruling party at that time. The Open Society Foundations has engaged itself in many other philanthropic activities. The major ones include establishing the Central European University once the Berlin Wall was brought down and encouraging the exchange of ideas between Communist Bloc Countries.In the recent years, the Open Society Foundations has helped to advance the fight for the respect of same-sex marriage, and it continually offers financial support to all groups that support gay movements. George Soros sees this as a way of promoting the freedom of ideologies.

George Soros believes that no one should be subjected to think like all people in the society just because a particular person in power does not associate with the ideas of the minority. At the moment, George Soros is 85 years old, but his struggle to ensure that there is complete fairness in the world has not faded. He directs much of his financial capability toward ensuring that the Open Society Foundations supports all the other groups that have the vision of empowering those who are oppressed in the society.George Soros has been able to make a legacy for himself to the point that he is a highly admired philanthropist in the entire world. George Soros has committed himself toward ensuring that whole society is tolerant and open to the suggestions of other people. George Soros is basically one of the biggest financial givers of the 21st century. Many billionaires exist in the world today, but George Soros has out-shined all of them through the support that he is offering other people. Even more, is the support that the Open Society Foundations is offering to agencies that encourage cohesion all over the world.

Oncotarget starts Bi-weekly Publication

Oncotarget is a peer-reviewed medical journal concerning itself mainly on oncological research, information, and data. It provides in-depth information on the areas of oncology, providing insight on such subtopics as aging, microbiology, autophagy, immunology, chromosomes, and pathology. Founded in 2010, Oncotarget is published by Impact Journals through their publishing division Rapamycin Press.The editors in chief for Oncotarget are Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov, both of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny has published over 200 articles in different journals, majoring mainly on the potency of oncology to work as an anti-aging agent if well researched and developed. He believes passionately that aging can be halted or even reversed if the right research is carried out and the proper methods developed through oncology.

His co-editor Dr. Andrei V. Gudkov holds a Ph.D. in experimental oncology and molecular biology from the Moscow State University in the former USSR. Dr. Gudkov is also the Senior Vice President for Basic Research of Roswell Park Cancer Institute based in Buffalo, New York. Evidently, both Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov are distinguished researchers in the field of oncology and share between them a world of knowledge and experience in cancer research and treatment. They have used this knowledge and experience to establish Oncotarget as a medium where other researchers in related fields can share their work and have it reviewed by peers in their fields.

The information contained in Oncotarget has been hailed for its accuracy and relevance to the field of oncology and cancer research. This has made it one of the most important medical journals.It is behind this backdrop of continued growth and recognition that Oncotarget has moved from being to weekly to being a bi-weekly publication. Starting September 2017, Oncotarget announced that it would release bi-weekly publications available on distinguished scientific indexes and archives such as PubMed, BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus and many others. This will ensure that researchers have an opportunity to have their work reviewed and published in the journal more often and with less wait time. People will also be able to access scientific data to enhance their knowledge on a wide range of fields in medicine.

Madison Street Capital’s most successful deals

Madison Street capital helps businessmen and women all over the world to make positive progress in their businesses. It offers financial advice, credit access and crucial investment decisions. The respect that the firm has held up to date was earned through success in helping successful businesses across the world.

Vital Industries is an Illinois based company which has been in production of sterile medical equipment since 1984 that was supported in 2014 by Madison Street Capital to get a loan. The role of Madison Capital Street on this deal was to look for a suitable lender and this made the Vital Industries Chief Executive very happy about this success.

Anthony Marsala who is the Madison Street Capital’s Chief operating officer and holds a master’s degree was selected for a forty under forty award in 2015 by the National Association Valuators and Analysts. Marsala has a 14 years’ experience in valuations and hard work and this made him stand a chance to be considered for the award which honors young entrepreneurs.

The M&A advisor Award which was held in 2016 summer was another harvest time for Madison Street Capital. The companies which make successive financial and acquisition deals are honored through this award and MSC was named as a finalist and was nominated as the top investment banking company.

Madison Street Capital has continued to prosper every year and in January 2017 it won a Turnaround Award. The Award featured more than 300 firms and MSC scooped the award having played a significant role in restructuring transaction which was estimated to be below $25 million last year. Read more: Charles Botchway | Ideamench

The M&A Advisor’s president commended Madison Street Capital in March this year at a function which was held at Palm Beach Hotel.

So far this year MSC has carried out successful merger between DCG Software Value and Spitfire Group, it helped ARES Security Corporation which is a security software company as a sole advisor for an investment transaction and in March 2017, Madison Street Capital as the financial advisor together with SCF Realty Capital helped Maryland’s WLR Automotive Group in a deal.

Being in the business for over 12 years, Madison Street Capital is a member of Financial Industrial Regulatory Authority. The firm provides financial advice, merger and acquisition services, financial and valuation services to either public or privately owned businesses.

Madison Street Capital has been very helpful to their clients since they have invested in a staff that understands the needs of the clients and never hesitate to provide their advice on any financial problems that may be facing clients at any given time.

The customer carte of this company is up to the tasks and is always ready to help the clients.

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Lacey and Larkin Dedicated to Protecting Human Rights

Every human being is entitled to rights which protect them from vices such as discrimination and bias based on issues such as immigration status. Several international organizations have come up to ensure that these rights are protected.

One such organization that fights for human rights is the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). The California based organization focusses on immigrant rights. The organization started as a local organization but has grown and is now recognized nationally.

The group acts as agents focusing on actualization of the right to free movement for everyone without discrimination. They are doing this through morphing public opinion and whilst changing the policies for human and immigrant rights, and human rights.

This group was started after the 1986 Act; Immigration Reform and Control Act. This particular Act outlawed the hiring of workers who are undocumented which was exploiting immigrant workers.

Another organization with similar objectives of protecting human rights is The Advocates for Human Rights. This organization provides free legal services to low-income asylum seekers in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. They have established a National Asylum helpline which connects detained families with the necessary legal advice. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

The organization is supported by volunteers, partners, and competent staff to attain internationally acceptable standards while strenghtening the law. They’ve been championing for human rights for over three decades.

The Amazon Watch also protects human rights. This nonprofit organization was established in 1996 and is based in Oakland, California. Its main focus is to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of the indigenous peoples in the Amazon area.

The organization has found that partnering with indigenous groups in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia aids in the struggle for human rights and preservation of Amazon’s ecological systems.

The American Civil Liberties Union is another organization dedicated to defending the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution. The ACLU as it is commonly referred to has almost a million members with a budget of over $100 million.

The organization is active in over 50 states and provides legal assistance in cases where civil liberties may be at risk. The legal help they offer can be in terms of direct representation or as friends of the defendant.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was set up by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin from the settlement they got as compensation for unlawful arrest. The two journalists were arrested in October 2007 by Maricopa County Sherriff, Joe Arpaio, in very strange circumstances.

They were taken from their homes in the middle of the night and jailed for exposing the sheriff and evil going on in the county. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://angel.co/michael-lacey-3

The two journalists who were keen on defending their First Amendment rights sued the county and won the case. They got a settlement of $3.75 million which they dedicated to funding migrant rights organizations throughout Arizona.

The fund that they established supports not only groups that fight for human, civil, and migrant rights, but also those advocating for freedom of speech and civic participation.

The Academy Of Art University Is Preparing Graduates To Lead The Future Of Fashion

On September 9, 2017, the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University held its 21st annual runway show at Skylight Clarkson Square. In the talent-packed show, models strutted their stuff in designs from ten recent BFA and MFA graduates. Each piece was a true expression of the unique individuality of each talented designer.

 

The diversity in designs truly wowed the audience, which included some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. So much of the student’s hard work is all in preparation for these 15 minutes of fame. Having the opportunity to showcase your talent in the competitive fashion industry is essential to the success of new and aspiring designers. The show not only gives students a chance to establish themselves but also promotes individuality and creativity.

 

Formerly known as Academy of Art College, The Academy of Art Universty is a private art school in San Fransisco, California. Founded by Richard S. Stephens in 1929, it is one of the largest privately owned art and design schools in the United States, while the school’s campus owns one of the largest amounts of property in San Fransisco. The school has participated in New York fashion week bi-annually since 2005.

 

The Academy of Art University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Students can choose to earn an associates, bachelors or masters degree in more than twenty different subjects related to art and design. Currently, there are just over 12,000 students, with over half of them being women.

 

Aside from their competitive academic programs offered, the university also owns and operates an automobile museum. More than half of the cars are owned by the university, with the other half being donated by the Stephens family. Their collection holds some of the most valuable vintage cars, estimated to be worth more than $70 million. The museum serves as both a platform to learn about the history of cars and as a tool for students to help further enhance their skills.

Dr. Mark Mckenna Visualizes an Economy with Viable Opportunities

Dr. McKenna is a man who typically fits in any setting. He is a qualified and accredited medical doctor who on another angle is real estate developer and investor. He believes in disrupting the economy with innovations to pave the way for advancement and fulfillment. McKenna is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of OVME, a medical aesthetic company which offers healthcare services.

In a recent interview, he revealed that OVME was as a result of his ten-year experience and observation in medical aesthetics. He grew the practice to acceptable levels to a point where it traded publicly. Mr. McKenna accords his success to smart goal setting and the undisrupted time he has to meditate. Information is power and him, therefore, a reader. He advises people who want to become successful to be in the company of intelligent and forward-minded people.

Based on his own life, McKenna says it good to vest time in finding passion. According to him rushed things have the highest probability of failure or losses. Speed is good but should only have direction. He believes he has never had a job because he always works for himself and finds satisfaction in serving others.

About Dr. Mark McKenna

He studied medicine at the University of Tulane in Atlanta. He has gone through internship and residency to merit the medicine and surgery license to operate as a medical practitioner. McKenna has the State Board of Medical Examiners’ accreditation from the state of Georgia and Florida. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of OVME and the Shape Medical Wellness Center in Atlanta. Dr. Mark is currently practicing medicine as a dedicated doctor and community servant using Non – Surgical Aesthetics procedures.

Other than his flowered medical career, Dr. Mark is an avid entrepreneur. He is the owner of McKenna Venture Investments; a real estate company. Gradually, he has grown the company in volume and capitalization. The company has gone ahead to acquire Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title Inc. he helps rebuild the City of New Orleans after the Hurricane Katrina destroyed housing units. He is married to Gianine McKenna.

Learn more about him: https://www.dialdish.com/a-conversation-with-dr-mark-mckenna/

Dr. David Samadi – Refuge To Renowned Doctor

Dr. David B Samadi grew up in the oppressed Jewish community of Iran. After the Iranian Revolution in a quest to escape the pure devastation of the war, both David Samadi and his brother fled the impoverished country in seek of asylum. David Samadi was one of the lucky ones to escape and was able to not only attend high school but even made his way to further his education in college.

He graduated Stony Brook University of Medicine and became a Doctor in 1994. Dr. David Samadi is renowned for knowledge of urology. He is a board-certified urologist and has a specialization in the diagnosis and treating different urologic diseases. He is also well versed in Oncology having participated in an Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He treats and diagnosis kidney, bladder and prostate cancer.

Currently, David Sumadi is employed at Lenox Hill Hospital as the Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery. David Samadi is well known as one of the most caring and attentive doctors. He chooses rather than taking on many patients to take on a slim few so he can work with them every step of the way. He makes it his mission to find new and innovative ways to assess their specific needs and address cancer as quickly as possible. David Samadi wants his patients to take the least invasive treatments as much as they can so he is passionate about early discovery and his protocols, while different, has been a roaring success.

David Samadi is currently hosting a new live show called Sunday Housecall. Its primary focus will be on current issues, the medical field, and tips and tricks on living a healthier lifestyle. What makes Sunday Housecall extra special is when you tune in you won’t just be getting Dr. David Samadi’s opinion, but he will have a different health or medical expert on his show each episode. David Samadi doesn’t want this to be a boring informative show that hardly anyone tunes in to either. He has made it so that Sunday Housecall invigorates and includes his audience members. He will take phone calls, emails, and even comments from viewers and answer each ones specific questions. His valuable knowledge will only be a simple phone call away.

Sunday Housecall with Dr. David Samadi airs live every Sunday at 12:30 pm Eastern Time. It is available for streaming on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and even on David Samadi’s very own website Dr.SamadiTV.com.

Check Dr. David Samadi at https://www.dialdish.com/new-television-program-from-dr-david-samadi-answers-your-health-questions/

Bridget Scarr’s Journey from Conceptualizing Ideas of Others to Realizing her Own

Bridget Scarr is a multi-talented content writer and producer. Her productions appeal to diverse audiences on television, the digital world and print media. She exudes intelligence, creativity and critical thinking.

 

Over the years, she has influenced creative teams of between five to two hundred and twenty people to achieve particular production outcomes. For over fifteen years, Bridget has served as an executive producer. She has production mastery in animation, entertainment, lifestyle, and drama programming. Bridget used her role as producer to give life to other people’s propositions.

 

Currently, Bridget Scarr is the head of partnerships, strategy and content development at Colibri Studio. She concentrates on the overall development of projects through collaborations and partnerships with broadcasters and creative teams. Colibri enables her to express her ideas through digital content, televisions, exhibitions and virtual and augmented realities.

 

Bridget brings ideas to life based on the inspiration and the project at hand. She intends to make sure the targeted audiences receive the intended stories. Depending on the platform that hosts the production, Scarr customs the stories to reflect the desired mood, time and setting. She also factors in expectations, intended purposes of the production, the influence of technology and the history behind the production. Bridget Scarr spends time researching available mechanisms that can visualize an idea effectively. Once she has identified the setting, she scouts for actors and partners to develop the concept into a masterpiece.

 

The current emphasis on the utilization of virtual reality positively to represent various aspects of life excites Bridget Scarr. There are unlimited possibilities created by immersion and interactivity. The best part about virtual reality is that it mimics current scenarios and can stir your emotions if made right. Virtual reality is a power an educative tool in modern day learning.

 

 

Bridget Scarr’s ideal day starts with meditation to help her focus and energize. She also uses meditation to hone her creativity. The rest of the day depends on the objective set. Bridget takes a time out once in a while to bond with her son and family. A nature break helps her connect with her environment in a meaningful manner. She also uses her spare time to catch up with the industry news.

 

Bridget’s advice to the younger generations is to conquer fear, appreciate processes, use your talents and gifts and trust in yourself. Nevertheless, do not forget to thank the people that support and love you unconditionally.

 

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Nathaniel Ru Talks about Sweetgreen’s Success

Most of the time, co-founders exaggerate their company’s success, but that’s not the case with Nathaniel Ru’s Sweetgreen. Sweetgreen is a masterful creation that combines healthy and fresh with organic and local, and that’s not just about the food. Although fresh ingredients are a big deal at all 40 Sweetgreen locations, they also focus on the customers just as much.

When the trio of co-founders started Sweetgreen, they wanted to create something totally different. They achieved this by looking at what other restaurants did and starting from scratch. Their idea quickly grew into a national high-end salad chain, backed by several big-name investors.

The advantage to opening a restaurant these days is having better technology. When Sweetgreen first opened, they were one of the first restaurants to embrace online transactions. To date, almost one-third of their transactions occur online or through a mobile app. It was important to Ru that the company embrace technology.

The trio also approached management differently. Neither of them were fans of big corporate headquarters. Corporate headquarters removed the personal connection with customers.

Sweetgreen is all about making the customers happy with more than just salads. To achieve their dream, the co-CEOs created their own form of management.

At least five times a year, they shut down most of their offices, and all of their employees take turns working in the restaurants. It’s a brilliant way to say closer to customers and allows the co-CEOs to grow the company the way they want.

From the start, Sweetgreen found success. The fact that Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicolas Jammet met set them up for success. All three men’s parents were also successful entrepreneurs, and the trio met in an entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University. Sweetgreen’s success was just a matter of time.

At least, that’s what it looks like. Back then, the boys had no idea what would happen. After graduation, they noticed a lack of healthy food options in the Georgetown area. It only made sense to start a health-based restaurant near campus. Despite a rough winter break, their first restaurant survived the first year.

That first year showed them that they could overcome anything. Eventually, that made them think they could continue running the company by themselves. They learned they should’ve built a team sooner rather than later.

Read more: Sweetgreen Founder Interview – Nathaniel Ru | Business Insider