At a striving forty-three years old, Ryan Seacrest is perhaps one of the most remarkable celebrities that seem to have escaped the mouths of many people. Seacrest is not only a busy producer, hosting many shows including the extremely popular reality show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ but has many exceptional accomplishments to show for his career as a colossal media outlet. Some of the productions that Ryan Seacrest has contributed towards or feature in includes On Air with Ryan, Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, as well as the Ryan Seacrest Distinction/ Polish. The most notable of his productions being his well-known appearance as a host on American Idol.
As phenomenal and mysterious as Ryan Seacrest is, he still lives a relatively normal life. Alongside being conscious of his health and diet, he has his morning cup of coffee just like the rest of us. Sweatpants and a loose t-shirt is not an abnormal morning routine for Seacrest as well as a quick scroll through the news before heading about on his daily commute.
Fitness and health are a great point of interest for Ryan Seacrest and has been a large part of his normal day to day routine since he was in his early 20’s. Alongside his regime of personal care, Ryan’s diet generally leans more towards a very vegan palette.
According to the New York Times, Self-care is such a critical aspect of our contemporary lives, a fact that is well known by Seacrest. During an interview, when asked about his self-care disposition, Seacrest had responded with a tale of how he had once brought a personal trainer with him to the Bahamas during a production so that he would not lose the routines that he had created for himself at home. He is very open and comfortable with the personal importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) is truly a remarkable man and a public figure. He has inspired many and will continue to do so.
Victoria Doramus, a marketing trend analyst, is a former drug addict who is helping change the lives of victims of the same in society. She hopes to establish an institution that focuses on helping recovering drug addicts in New York. Victoria says that the center will operate based on the 12 principles that helped her work out the problem in the Burning Tree.
Victoria Doramus checked into the first rehabilitation center, Tucson in Arizona in 2016 and did a program for 45 days and learned a lot more about herself instead of the disease she had. The market strategist did not see any progress, and she checked into the second rehabilitation in Connecticut for 60 days with the hope of recovering and showing her mother that she could handle herself.
In January 2017, she flew to Texas and enrolled for a wellness program at the Burning Tree, a foundation that used the 12 steps of drug recovery and a NO-BS recovery approach to help its patients get better. The center’s everyday routine was scheduled to start at 5:45 in the morning with prayers and meditation. Everyone had an allocated chore that they would later work on ranging from moving the lawn to cleaning the kitchen. Later they would all attend mandatory sessions that were meant to help them accept their situations and try to improve bad habits that were draining them. Then they would end the day with AA meetings that were sessions to connect with God.
Having left the institution in August with nothing, Victoria Doramus got a job to help her raise money and eventually flew to New York. She immediately joined Nonprofit organizations working to change the lives of drug addicts as a volunteer. Victoria says change is a process that begins from within and anyone can change if they set their mind.
Aloha construction has been in the industry for a long time now. They have grown from a small family-owned roofing company serving the residents of Southern Wisconsin to a general contractor that now serves residents of Cook, Lake McHenry, and DuPage counties. This is all made possible thanks to their Lake Zurich office, and in recent years they have expanded to the Peoria, McClean, Tazewell, Washington, and Champaign area where they serve residents through their Bloomington office. This has enabled Aloha construction to bring its expertise down to those who really needed their services having seen what they offered in other locations. The company has experts in various fieldswhich include roofing, siding, renovations gutters as well as general and minor repairs. This diverse nature of work requires expertise in all these fields, and as such, they have invested in well-experienced staff that are trained and certified.
Roofing has been part of Aloha construction since it was incorporated. The experienced gained over the years has enabled them to get comfortable with the various roofing designs available in the market as well as custom made designs. They are also well adept in almost all roofing materials available in the market today and have been able to form working relationships with material suppliers to ensure that their clients always get the best bargains for the same. Roofing and gutters go hand in hand, and this is something aloha construction understands all too well. Gutters not only serve an aesthetic value but are the key to ensuring houses do not get water damage. Storm water if not drained properly has the ability to damage a house and expose it to mold easily. It’s thus paramount to the contractor handling the same to be competent. Aloha construction was recently awarded the BBB Torch award for ethics. This award is given to organizations that exhibit an extraordinary level of integrity and professionalism. This is just another in their list of awards, and the CEO has promised only to lead the company to greater heights. This will be achieved through improved cooperation with clients as well as taking on more corporate social responsibilities.
Since the field of medical aesthetics is growing so rapidly there are many professionals who are looking to find their own type of niche within the industry. “A Glimpse into What Drives Atlanta Entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna” talks about how this doctor’s motivation towards greatness is helping him to create his own category within the genre. Dr. Mark McKenna is well known as a doctor-entrepreneur. He uses his superb medical knowledge to help make business decisions that payback in exponential dividends. The work he has done in both the business and medical world are exceptional.
His newest endeavor is that of OVME. This company is unique in the fact that it helps change the way that medical aesthetics are being offered to clients. OVME is pronounced “of me” for a reason. It is a company that is aimed at providing an experience that is completely personalized for the client. They are looking for ways to increase the accessibility and convenience of this field. Dr. Mark McKenna and his colleagues understand that many people live busy lives where they are not able to meet their elective needs on their schedule. While elective would seem to indicate that these are not pressing matters, clients can become on edge when they are not able to properly schedule these procedures. For many of them, these electives situations help increase their overall quality of life and they want to find a way to incorporate them into their schedules as quickly as possible.
So, Dr. Mark McKenna’s motivation towards greatness is patient care. He has a profound sense of empathy that allows him to tap into what clients need to be happy. He wants them to feel as though they are in an environment that is very close to their own homes. They should not feel as though they are in a cold and clinical environment when they are talking about their own personal healthcare needs. He wants to be an advocate for his clients and push a standard of care within the industry of medicine and aesthetics that will hopefully be replicated in many offices across America.
Shervin Pishevar, one of the prominent person in the investment industry has been analyzing almost all the sectors in the United States while at the same time touching on significant international policies that touch the country’s political class. The Uber investor has gone silent for some time now, which caught people by surprise after he entertained his followers in more than 21 hours of constant tweeting. Well, he rested during the dinner and continued his exposure in the next day touching on, one of the core issues, trade between the United States and China.
In his open and candid tweets, Shervin Pishevar indicated that the United States will lose to now one of the largest emerging economy, China, around the world. Although this has been touched sparingly by most pundits and political class in the last few years, nobody has come so openly to the point that the United States will lose to China. Many are wondering what insight Shervin Pishevar to comment on such issues while fully understanding that the country has established itself in the world as the largest economy.
However, nobody should ignore him. Being a professional investor, Shervin Pishevar might have seen what many people have seen. One of the issues he pointed out is that China is building more and modern infrastructure as compared to the United States. This is true and can be verified by anyone who might be interested in determining the authenticity of this statement. Despite building large and infrastructures in its cities and rural areas, China is doing the same in Africa through debt-funded projects.
In recent times, most of the African countries have turned to China as the source of aid abandoning the traditional donors who mostly included the United States and some European countries. This is a cause for alarm that policymakers and government should highlight an urgent matter of priority. The same investments that people are witnessing in the healthcare industry, amounting to more than $300 trillion, should be diverted to the infrastructure industry. Old railway lines should be face-lifted to increase their cargo holding capacity. Besides, the donation policy and the foreign policies should be reviewed to attract growing countries to seek a donation from the United States.
The emergence of financial technology companies, or commonly referred to as FinTech, has taken the financial industry by the storm. FinTech utilizes technology and innovations to improve financial activities up to the point where traditional financial services will walk the way of the dinosaurs. GreenSky Credit was established in 2006 and has become one of the largest FinTech companies in the United States. Co-founder and CEO David Zalik has turned his tech-based lending firm into a multi-billion dollar company. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GreenSky Credit offers its services to help fund a wide variety of home improvement projects and healthcare related issues that are not covered by the customer’s insurance. GreenSky Credit has provided reliable payment solutions to over a million consumers and had funded well over 12 billion loans since its inception.
CEO David Zalik has worked in the banking industry for years. His savvy idea for GreenSky Credit was brought into existence after the realization that home remodeling contractors were the key to one of the nation’s most lucrative markets, homeowners. Mr. Zalik, a high school dropout turned self-made billionaire, remarkably started his company in his own basement. The company’s straightforward mobile app and its overall services had become a go-to for many contractors across the nation. GreenSky soon shot up in the ranks as one of America’s most valuable FinTech operations.
The company has partnered with 14 large financial institutions including Regions, Fifth Third and SunTrust. The entire operation works by transferring a chunk of the risk and work to affiliated parties, all the while profiting from both sides involved in the deal. Basically, every time a home improvement contractor successfully markets a loan to a homeowner, GreenSky will receive roughly 6 percent of that loan amount. The company is recognized for its ability to service customers who desire smaller amounts than what atraditional bank would typically lend. David Zalik believes that his scalable business will continue to increase its loan volume by the end of the year.
Charity in America is on the rise. There is a pattern of corporate America to reinvest in the communities that made their company’s success. One of the pioneers of such a trend is stream energy. Stream energy believes that it is a just good business to help those who of health debt. The company has created an entire division dedicated to providing charitable donations to those in the charitable branch of stream energy is called stream cares. This branch has done a lot to relieve the suffering of their fellow man. Stream energy has often been on the forefronts of such efforts. For instance, stream energy was quick to respond to the victims after hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey hit Dallas Texas with such force that it took the nation by surprise. Millions of people were suddenly wading through feet of water and struggling. The rising water didn’t mean inconvenience, immense the destruction of millions of dollars of infrastructure as well as personal property. As the city quickly became a giant lake many people found that simply surviving through the event was getting more difficult. Meeting one’s basic needs in such event is incredibly difficult and there are long-term effects to this destruction. After the flood waters received many businesses have to close their doors. These businesses sometimes are only close temporarily for repair but often can close up for good. This fits millions of people a lot of work and makes the process of recovering incredibly more difficult.
Stream cares quickly jumped into the arena to provide relief for victims of the hurricane. This is not, their only effort to help those in need. Stream energy has dedicated itself it’s time to helping children in need. Stream cares has begun a project that aids homeless children with the various needs as well as gives them the opportunity to go to a local water park. For many homeless children, this is the first and potentially only time not forget such a treat. By creating this once-in-a-lifetime event for these children they believe that it will give them at least a day that they don’t have to worry. Instead, these children can focus on just being children for that day.
Even though the stock market has been following bullish trends for several years, Sahm Adrangi and his team at Kerrisdale Capital believe that fundamental investing is still a good way to go with proper research and analysis. Sahm Adrangi states that they have not had a lot of difficulties while picking good stocks for long-term investing while also shorting stocksthat he sees as headed towards a downward trend. Despite some rather mechanical approaches that many investors have been following as of late, Kerrisdale is still sticking with the methods that have worked for them in the past.
Currently, Kerrisdale and Sahm Adrangi have shown an interest in shorting the stocks of the pharmaceutical research company Proteostasis. The Phase 2 data for one of their drugs that are still in the research and testing phases does not appear to be everything that the company is promising according to the investment firm. This is why they have chosen to take a short position on the stock as they believe that the4 gains that the company has experienced lately will surely reverse themselves quickly once the truth of the drug comes out to the public.
Additionally, the company has presented research and evidence that indicates that the land development company St. Joe’s is not going to be able to deliver on the promises that they have made to their investors concerning a large area of land in Florida. While St. Joe’s may have seen a decent amount of success while developing beachfront land, the land that is in question is almost entirely swampland and is not in a convenient location to the many attractions that draw people to the state of Florida. Their shareholders have been waiting patiently for years according to Sahm Adrangi, but he doesn’t believe that any amount of waiting will allow them to see a significant return on their investments as they had been promised by the company. When releasing their short stances on companies, Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital have extensive research to back up their claims. They have absolutely no problem releasing it to the public as they have in the past.
Mike Bagguley is a renowned scholar who graduated in 1988 holding a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Warwick. He previously worked as the Head of Macro Markets in Barclays Investment Bank until being appointed as the Chief Operating Officer. As part of his position as COO, he speeds up the delivery of the company’s strategic plans effectively, maximizing more profits as well as cutting unnecessary costs. Additionally, Mike Bagguley co-ordinated and ensured delivery of the proposed infrastructural functions as initiated by the company, as well as overseeing the reshaping of the business, its size reduction in matters of commodity products, interest rates, and foreign exchange. He held this position till April 2018 before bidding farewell to the organization after 17 years to become a Financial Markets Executive.
In retrospect, Mike Bagguley gave his opinion on Barclays Investment Bank’s future. He made the following observations:
Barclays Investment Bank might find it hard to replace the Head of the Investment Bank Tom King who retired in 2016. Barclays can save big chunks of money if they retain the £9.5m they pay King. Over two years later, King has still not been replaced.
CEO Jes Staley has proficiently worked in the industry and performed impeccably which should see him remain at the top position. He has halted the cash equities, cut 1,200 jobs and stopped the trading of precious metals. Such a move would fasten the radical changes, and in fact, reports have shown that the bank is now on the right track.
Talos Energy is a gas and oil company that primarily focuses on offshore production in Texas. The independent oil provider is a leader in exploration and innovation. The company prides itself on acquiring assets on the shores of Texas and throughout the Gulf Of Mexico. They are under the leadership of Tim Duncan. As the chief executive of Talos Energy he has major plans for the company. He aims to lead them to new heights of exploration, optimization and exploitation for the oil and gas industry.
Oil is in Tim Duncan’s blood. He is the son of a oil man and followed in his father’s footsteps in 1996 when he got into the oil business. He was hired by Zilkha Energy. He worked as an engineer for the company. He developed major plans for the energy company. He was able to devise strategies and tools for the energy provider to help geologists get inside of rock layers that were six miles under the earth. This company went on to have huge success. They were sold for just over one billion dollars. This type of success excited the young engineer and gave him so much motivation in what he could do for the oil industry.
Tim Duncan founded Talos Energy in 2012 with six hundred million dollars in funding. Just one year later his company acquired Phoneix Field. It did not stop there. Talos Energy has since then gone on to acquire other assets. But one year aft that the oil markets went through a recession. But the oil founder was able to handle the readjusting of his company to handle the market and survived the recession that put many oil businesses out of business.
Tim Duncan has facilitated a famous billion dollar merger for the oil industry. His company recently required Stone Energy. Stone Energy was a big move for Talos Energy since Stone Energy has filed for bankruptcy. The merging of the two companies was a challenging task for the executive. But he was able to manage both companies and combine them into one during a four month process.