Cassio Audi- Always Marching to His Own Beat

Cassio Audi is the drummer of Brazilian Heavy Metal Band Viper. When the band formed in 1985, it is doubtful that any of the members could have foreseen the success they would go on to enjoy. At the time, they were just friends doing what they loved.

Heavy metal was relatively new to the Brazilian culture but the group quickly drew in crowds at their performances. Audi’s enjoyment and skill were easily seen by the audience and his ability to improvise and match the bands energy helped form a solid rhythmic base for the rest of the group.

Viper’s 1987 debut album, “Soldiers of Sunrise” became a major force in the Brazilian music industry. Cassio Audi was the drummer on this album and continued with the band until 1989, at which point he returned to college to focus on his education. After graduation, he went on the have a highly successful career in the financial industry. His prowess for percussion can also be heard on Viper singles “Projecto SP Metal” and “The Killero Sword”, both released in 1985.

Audi has credited British band Iron Maiden among his chief influences, along with other UK metal from the 1970’s and early 1980’s. His performance style was expressive yet understated at times to allow for other members of Viper to shine. The group found cohesion in spotlighting different band members alternating throughout their performances.

Viper continued throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s as the heavy metal scene in Latin America continued to grow without Audi behind the drums. However in recent years select crowds have delighted to see a familiar face artfully waving drumsticks to establish the beat.

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Norman Pattiz – One of the Most Influential Figures in Radio and Broadcasting Industry

VP announced the results of a series of studies that Edison conducted to determine the use of Podcast advertising of 5 brands in 5 different categories of services and products. Over the last half of the year 2016, campaigns were done using podcasts to determine the success of the mode.

The Key Findings

  • There was a 7% increase from listeners compared to the pre-study group. Here 60% of the listeners were specific about a certain grocery brand</p>· There was a 60% increase, from pre-test to the post study, in the awareness of particular campaign communication for an aftermarket product: automobile.
  • The increase for casual dining at restaurants rose by 76%· From the pre to the post study, there was a 47% increase in the unaided product familiarity as far as financial services goes. An additional 37% increase was recorded for aftermarket products in automobile. For lawn and gardening products there was a24% increase.· Over 1/3 of the respondents in the post study were favorably inclined towards an auto aftermarket commodity, which is an 18% increase from the pre-study.For PodcastOne’s 5 national brands, Edison research did 3 studies to investigate the performance of podcast advertising.
  • Some of the brands were established in the market, yet others were a bit weaker in renown and looking to increase their market presence. Well before the launching of the podcast campaign there were virtual surveys of other podcast’s audiences. It took from four to six weeks of advertising. The results of these efforts demonstrated that the audiences were positively inclined to purchase the brands. Norman Pattiz said that PodcastOne’s focus was to verify that traditional marketing formats have been overtaken by the podcast format of advertising. Indeed, he said the good results validated PodcastOne’s methodology of measuring and advertising. Tom Webster, the strategy vice-president of Edison Research, expressed his excitement for having worked with PodcastOne. He said they were definitively able to demonstrate that podcast advertising had significant impact on many key performance measures.Norman PattizNorman is a member of the foreign relations council and also the pacific council. He has worked in the board of the University in California. Pattiz was a director at InterPacket Networks, Inc and also served in a similar capacity at Westwood One. He has been recognized for his work many times. He has received many Broadcasters’ of the Year Awards. He recently entered the radio hall of fame for his immense contribution to radio.
  • There was a 60% increase, from pre-test to the post study, in the awareness of particular campaign communication for an aftermarket product: automobile. The increase for casual dining at restaurants rose by 76%
  • From the pre to the post study, there was a 47% increase in the unaided product familiarity as far as financial services goes. An additional 37% increase was recorded for aftermarket products in automobile. For lawn and gardening products there was a24% increase.
  • Over 1/3 of the respondents in the post study were favorably inclined towards an auto aftermarket commodity, which is an 18% increase from the pre-study.

For PodcastOne’s 5 national brands, Edison research did 3 studies to investigate the performance of podcast advertising. Some of the brands were established in the market, yet others were a bit weaker in renown and looking to increase their market presence. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/network-chairman-norman-pattiz-announces-230000022.html

Well before the launching of the podcast campaign there were virtual surveys of other podcast’s audiences. It took from four to six weeks of advertising. The results of these efforts demonstrated that the audiences were positively inclined to purchase the brands.

According to Forbes, Norman Pattiz said that PodcastOne’s focus was to verify that traditional marketing formats have been overtaken by the podcast format of advertising. Indeed, he said the good results validated PodcastOne’s methodology of measuring and advertising.

Tom Webster, the strategy vice-president of Edison Research, expressed his excitement for having worked with PodcastOne. He said they were definitively able to demonstrate that podcast advertising had significant impact on many key performance measures.

Norman Pattiz

Norman is a member of the foreign relations council and also the pacific council. He has worked in the board of the University in California. Pattiz was a director at InterPacket Networks, Inc and also served in a similar capacity at Westwood One.

He has been recognized for his work many times. He has received many Broadcasters’ of the Year Awards. He recently entered the radio hall of fame for his immense contribution to radio.

Jim Tananbaum Wins Over and Over Again

INC42 describes Jim Tananbaum as not the ordinary and average business mogul. He is more like a triple threat in reverse. Instead of eliminating competing businesses and their leaders in the field which he serves, Jim combines and collaborates with them. This type of cooperation is not often seen in the dog-eat-dog world of business. But, then again, neither is the work experience and education that he holds.

In an article on Biz Journals, as founder and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Foresite Capital it is Jim Tananbaum’s personal mission and professional business to make relationships with leaders in the healthcare industry. Once a relationship is established, the process of growing that business begins. It requires capital, networks and intelligence, all of which Jim and his organization provides.

Foresite Capital is not the first business success that Jim Tananbaum has under his belt. In the past, he is known for co-founding Geltex Pharmaceuticals and Theravance Inc. Both of these companies’ contributions in the field of healthcare have enormous monetary and cache value. But these are not the only ventures in which he is a co-founder. Prospect Venture Partners, owes some part of its origins to Jim’s efforts and can-do attitude. When it comes to raising capital in the healthcare field, Jim Tananbaum is known for his novelty and innovation.

Jim Tananbaum can accredit all of this business success to his education, which includes a BS (Bachelors of Science) in electrical engineering from Yale University, an MD (Medical Director) from Harvard Medical School and an MBA (Master’s Business Administration) form Harvard Business School. His academic mentors include George Whitesides, Rick Klausner, Roy Vagelos, Bob Gunderson and Rick Levin.

The inception to creation of Foresight Capital is more than 25 years of planning, steady service and experience built into one business model. The design of the company is the result of all these factors and a few more with the key ingredient being passion and persistence. It takes a lot of team work phone calls, meeting and portfolio management to keep the Foresight moving forward. Most importantly, the business runs off of leadership. Without it, there really is no foresight to bring people together.

See more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-tananbaum-a7562a7/

 

Jeremy Goldstein is an Executive Compensation SuperLawyer

Jeremy Goldstein has been involved with many of the largest and most important business deals of the 21st century. Some of the transactions Jeremy Goldstein helped to facilitate include United Technologies buying out Goodrich. He also worked on Duke Energy and Progress Energy, and many other important cases. The Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business lists him as a leading executive compensation attorney.

 

However, Jeremy Goldstein wants everybody know about the Lawyer Reference and Information Service the New York State Bar Association set up to help people who need to find appropriate legal representation.

 

The New York Bar Association operates it as a telephone number too, but recently partnered with Legal.io to set up an online portal that’s available 24 hours a day.

 

When somebody goes to the website, they complete a questionnaire asking for their location and their legal problem.

 

Seventeen counties in the state of New York already have their own legal referral services. If somebody lives in one of those counties, their questionnaire is routed to the legal reference service of the county where they live.

 

For other people, a member of the state bar reviews the questionnaire. They determine what kind of lawyer you need, and which ones who practice that type of law live close to you or in your community.

 

The service itself is free. If you do go to the lawyer, they get $35 to give you a consultation for 30 minutes. If you decide to hire them, they’ll explain their fees and rates.

 

Before founding his own firm in 2014, Jeremy Goldstein was a partner at the highly regarded firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rose & Katz. He graduated from the New York University School of Law. Jeremy Goldstein started out as an associate with Shearman & Sterling LLP. He earned a Master of Arts, in Art History, from the University of Chicago.

Learn more:

http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/person/485609/jeremy-goldstein

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UKV PLC Gives French Wine Insight For Novices

In a recent article that was posted in the French Tribune, UKV PLC gives tips and advice for individuals diving into the complex world of discerning French wines. It is a complex task because French wines have a variety of nuances, flavor, and depth that can make the process seem a bit overwhelming for novices. To start, French wines are labeled according to the region from which the grapes were grown rather than the grape variety as with most other types of wines. The different styles of wine making are designated by region or appellation.

According to UKV PLC, appellation d’origin control is the top classification for French wines. The French have a concept that the area of origin designates the creation of the wine, and is called terroir. The topography, climate, soil, and altitude all play a part in the production and final product that is bottled and sold. The article points out that there are few regions to know about and understand when it comes to picking wines. Burgundy wine uses both white and red grapes and has earthy notes and a bold flavor. Bordeaux wines are usually a blend of several grapes and are widely exported to other regions. Bordeaux wines usually are a medium body and a distinctive flavor. Champagne is the designation given to sparkling wine created in the Champagne region of France. Loire wine is the most diverse. Most of the wines in the area are a light body and the Upper Loire area creates more Chenin blanc and Sauvignon blanc.

UKV PLC is a premier wine distributor. They specialize in the most sought after wines including those from France. UKV PLC offers a full-service option that helps potential buyers discern which selections best fit their individual needs for not only special occasions but for investment purposes.

UKV PLC is an authority on specialty wines and Champagne. Their knowledgeable staff can assist from beginning to purchase with every individual need. UKV PLC is one of the top vintners in the U.K. and takes pride in delivering excellence with their bonded wines and an incredible selection that is sure to please their customers.

DAMAC Properties Plans to Replicate the Beverley Hills Model in Dubai

The motto of DAMAC Properties perfectly sums up what this UAE-based company is all about. The motto reads, ‘Live the Luxury’ rhymes perfectly with the unique and austere developments brought to live by the establishment founded by a visionary Arab, Hussain Sajwani. Mr. Sajwani started the DAMAC Group in 1992 and in 2002, the entity rebranded and the name changed to DAMAC Properties Inc. Learn more about DAMAC owner: http://www.emirates247.com/news/richest-arabs-youngest-billionaire-wealthiest-family-2016-04-17-1.627434

The company’s HQ would remain in Dubai even after they held one of the most successful IPO’s in all recorded history. Damac’s IPO took place in 2015 and it was executed on the London Stock Exchange on the 12th January 2015. The public listing added an estimated $380 million to the accounts of the shareholders of the organization.

DAMAC Properties Fact Sheet

In 2017, DAMAC Properties has completely taken over the lucrative real estate development market in the Middle East. Under the able guidance of the CEO and DAMAC owner, Mr. Sajwani, the group has taken on ambitious projects in nations all over North Africa, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar and in Jordan.

The projects have culminated into the erection of countless luxury private residential estates, commercial spaces and leisure facilities worth many billions of dollars. Their success and growth have not come easy and cheap. Learn more about DAMAC owner: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/politics/donald-trump-new-years-eve-speech/

No, the outlet has had to form strong allegiances with reputable independent contractors and with leading architectural firms from all over the world. That assembled team has overseen the completion of well over 17,900 luxury units and 13,000 plus hotels, apartments and five-star villas as of the 31st December 2016, the company’s official website claims.

Trump Golf Club and Clubhouses

In a show of might and power, DAMAC owned by Hussain Sajwani family, has set about to develop the Beverley Hills equivalent in this region. The Damac Hills is already half-way done with 2,000 villas, apartments, townhouses and mansions now available for the consumers.

The Hills, once completed, will come with a world-class golf club called the Trump International Golf Club, Dubai. The development is taking place in an area the size of 17.3 million square feet and it will come bearing a unique clubhouse whereby the residents can relax and unwind.

The featured clubhouse will bear exquisite hotels and award-winning restaurants and health and wellness spas. The word on the street is that all the luxury condos and commercial premises on the grounds have already sold out.

The Joys of Building A Website

In order for one to build an online reputation, one of the best things he could do is build a website. One thing about building a website is that there is a lot of thought that needs to be put into it in order to bring in the most traffic in a short amount of time. Among the things that need to be thought about is what type of content is going to be used. People have the choice of using text, images, or video. Most websites use a combination of all three. Then there is the thought of navigation.

The whole point of putting together a website for online reputation is to make sure that it is high ranking for the keyword. Therefore, a lot of thought has to be put towards the design. One of the best ways to gain high rankings for a website is to make sure the website is easy to navigate. If the website looks sloppy, then people are going to wonder if it is a scam and the search engines are going to penalize it. Therefore, it is important for people to keep it simple and easy to navigate.

With the website come the links and the content. In order to add a lot of content and news, one of the best things to do is use a blog. According to Reputation Defender reviews, this is where one can bring forth a lot of positive news that is good for the reputation. One of the most important things for the user is to continue updating some part of the site. One of the best aspects of building a website for a business is that it helps the business owner reach out to many different people so that they would want to interact with the company and get to know what it is about.

Brad Reifler Places Veterans In Top Priority At Forefront Capital Philanthropy

Brad Reifler has started making changes at Forefront Capital Advisors including the admittance of investors to the company IRA and other public funds, and being more involved in philanthropy. That’s why he chose to partner with the New York non-profit group Easter Seals Dixon Center. This center helps veterans returning home connect to services including job placement, healthcare providers and other financial interests.

Reifler decided he wanted to help the center add more resources to their facility, so he made a donation of $3 million to it. Easter Seals chairman retired Colonel David Sutherland is grateful for Reifler and Forefront Income’s donation and is hopeful to see even greater things accomplished at the center in the near future.

Brad Reifler has been an active investment advisor for over 30 years having seen both sides of the fence in terms of the Wall Street corporate clients and the 99%. His first major investment company was Reifler Trading Co., a company that started in discretionary accounts and small futures investments, but gradually grew into an international private equity firm.

Bloomberg believes that Brad Reifler would later sell that company and then start Pali Capital, a differentiated hedge fund strategy company that became worth billions of dollars in the 15 years it ran.

According to Crunchbase, Brad Reifler started Forefront Income Trust as a big alternative investment company catering to high profile and institutional clients, but his decision to start the initiative for unaccredited investors happened because of several life experiences.

When he was younger, Brad Reifler had a plan to invest in the future of his daughters, so he started a trust fund for their college savings. Many years later when he went to collect the funds, they had not gained the profits that the manager had said they would gain.

Also his father had worked hard all his life but still didn’t have the retirement amount he wanted, so Reifler was asked to invest his money in a good IRA, but because his father didn’t meet accreditation regulations Reifler couldn’t invest it where he wanted.

He launched Forefront Income Trust to give people like his father a chance to invest in places other than the stock market and for as little as $1,000 to start. Forefront Capital is changing its identity through this initiative.

Learn more about Brad Reifler: http://www.barrons.com/articles/the-mystery-stock-thats-up-14-fold-this-year-1482555949