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Known for his ownership of the Atlanta Hawks(once Atlanta Spirits), Bruce Levenson, is not always recognized for his giving. Bruce believes that the best thing he can do in life is give back. If that’s the case Mr Levenson is is having a very good life. He has given so much in his life to several charity’s, foundations and nonprofits. Bruce is still an active member of the Community Foundation of Washington D.C, where he has been a prominent figure in improving the community in, and around, the D.C area. He was a founding donor of the Holocaust Museum, where he currently funds the Museum’s program to teach inner city students about the Holocaust, and train them to be tour guides. Levenson also supports several Jewish foundations, including SEED foundation and Seeds for peace. The leading founder and donor of Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland, where the teach and encourage students to give back, was none other than Times’ Bruce Levenson. Founder of PeacePlayers “I Have a Dream” foundation that helps youth in low income homes get scholarships was also Bruce Levenson. Bruce is a smart businessman, who has done very well for himself. He was also, by all accounts, a good owner for the Hawks, who improved under his ownership. Though he has been owner, co-owner, founder, board member, board director and adviser to some big names. However, Bruce’s heart is in giving back and helping the disadvantaged youth. Tireless giving and numerous efforts to continue to improve and lay the ground for the upcoming generation to be filled with those focused on making the world a better place. He wants education and opportunity for the young. After all this is still the land of opportunity. Bruce did not grow up with wealth, he had to earn it. Yet, he is giving a large portion of that hard earned money, and a good portion of his time, to insuring that others have the same opportunity to work hard, like he did, and make something of themselves. Bruce Levenson’s not exactly hurting for money, but, thanks to him, neither are plenty of charitable foundations striving to help those who are hurting and don’t have the same opportunities many of us take for granted. Bruce Levenson’s various jobs, business ventures, and franchises are how he makes his money. I think the more important thing is to look at how a man spends his money. Especially when they have it in abundance. When I see a man who spends his time and money on helping the upcoming generation, I admire him more than the one buying himself a luxury jet. Maybe that’s just me though.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR EYES LOOK BIGGER WITH MINIMUM FUSS

Hello, it’s time for our weekly makeup tutorial. Here are Lime Crime on ilovelimecrime.com we get asked lots of questions. Some of them are the same questions we have been asked for many years. Every once in while though, we get asked a stand-out question. Today is one of those days…

How do I make my eyes look bigger, without going to too much trouble?

This is an easy answer. It might seem difficult to do, depending on the type of eyes you have. It’s really not though.

GETTING A GOOD HEALTHY START

This is going to sound trivial, but it all begins with good skin. Here at Lime Crime we suggest using things like an adhesive eye-pad. We also suggest putting a cold compress on your eyes. This will reduce any swelling or irritation. It will also remove those pesky bags under the eyes. You can also try using a silicone-based primer on your eyes, if you have any around. If you don’t, a cold compress works fine. Just lay the cold compress over your eyes for about ten to fifteen minutes. You will be amazed at the difference this makes for your eyes.

Your eyes will be healthier and look fuller.

THE DARK CIRCLES

The dark circles can really make your eyes look bad. Take a concealer and apply it to the bad spots. The right concealer will work wonders on your dark circles and the discoloration. The right concealer will end up doing double, of not triple the action. If it’s done right, you will barely even recognize your eyes.

The right shade should be a tad lighter and warmer than your actual skin tone. It will also correct and even out the blue and purple tones. This way the blue and purple tones won’t be as noticeable.

THE EYELASH CURLER

This is considered by many women as the crowned jewel in their beauty collection. This is also the tool that over half the women out there forget to use. Get in the habit of using it. That extra few minutes can make your eyes look and appear more open. Your eyes will also appear more fuller. Those who have straight lashes do not fret. The eye lash curler will cast a small shadow on your eyes. This will make your lashes look curly, even when they aren’t. Please do not throw away the money you spent for this tool. Use it. You will not regret it.

MASCARA IS KEY

You need to use mascara. Not just any mascara though, you need lengthening mascara. If you really want to pull focus, you should focus on the center of the upper lash line. Focus the mascara there. This will pull your eyes out. If you want a thicker coat, take your wand to the upper lashes. Apply an extra coat there once you are done. You will be amazed at how good your eyes look.

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Bruce Levenson: Mixing Business and Basketball

The National Basketball Association is one of the most spectacular forms of entertainment to the American public. People from all walks of life are engaged in the sport, and dream to see the teams playing live in the court. For Bruce Levenson, basketball is life. Since his acquisition of the Atlanta Hawks, Levenson has proven that business does not have to be a dull or monotonous experience.

Levenson founded UCG and purchased the Atlanta Hawks in 2004, partnering with Ed Peskowitz. Not only did the purchase include the rights to Phillips Arena, but it also originally included the Atlanta-based NHL team, the Thrashers. Levenson led operations for both teams until 2011, when it was decided that the Thrashers should be sold. Although owning the basketball team was a huge responsibility, Bruce found it necessary to continue the operations of his other business ventures in the meantime. He continued to maintain his outrageously engaged professional career all while overseeing the operation of the Atlanta Hawks.

Although basketball seems to be where Levenson gets his flair, he has dabbled in other forms of professional business practices on the side. As a businessman, he has made it his duty to find success in everything he does. Being a descendant of Holocaust survivors, Levenson has also dedicated a large part of his life to contributing to the Holocaust Museum, which pays tribute to those that lost their lives during WWII’s attack of Jewish people.

In 2014, it was announced the Levenson may be arranging to sell the ownership of the Atlanta Hawks. Although some people were surprised by this announcement, there were several immediate interests in the purchase of the team. There were two primary front runners, however, that were leading the pack in potential new owners of the Hawks. Groups ran by Steve Kaplan and Liongate’s Mark Rachesky offered preliminary bids above all of the others. Levenson hired out the rights to handling the overall sale of the team in an effort to maintain legal fairness.

Surprisingly to speculators, the Hawks sold to Tony Ressler in October of 2014 after a winning bid of 730 million dollars. This is a price that Levenson may have considered low based on what he was told by estimators, but others have felt to be slightly high considering the Atlanta Hawks’ imperfect record. Either way, the Hawks are now under new ownership and Bruce Levenson has moved on to unspecified business ventures.

Writing a Wikipedia Article About One’s Self

One thing about Wikipedia is that it is a source of information about everything for everyone. Wikipedia will provide all types of information about anything that is valid. There is no room for biases due to the fact that Wikipedia wants to keep everything neutral. It just sticks to the facts without any intention to promote anyone. A Wikipedia service uses facts about the person from sources that are reliable and independent. This could actually be a blessing for the person being written about or a curse depending on the person. For some of the most noble people in the world, the best thing they could have is a completely factual page written on them.

Wikipedia is going to report anything about the person that is worth reporting. If there is some event in a person’s life that is constantly reported over and over, or is considered very significant, then Wikipedia is going to include that event on the person’s Wikipedia page. Everything about the person is reported which includes his mistakes and accomplishments. This gives a person enough incentive to be careful as to what he does. Even a blameless person could eventually have a mistake reported on a Wikipedia article. For people that become celebrities, they will gain a lot of exposure about their life.

For those that want a Wikipedia page about them, they could get a page from Get Your Wiki, which is a professional Wikipedia writing company. They are full of professionals that will take the time to not only write, but edit and watch over their client’s Wikipedia page. For instance, if the client needs a Wikipedia page in order to gain exposure and get a business off the ground, Get Your Wiki will provide the content needed to accomplish that. Wikipedia will also stick to the facts as well as make sure the grammar is correct and the language is compelling.

There are plenty of other sources of information that will help provide facts about the lives of the clients. Once the Wikipedia page is up, it is important for the client to maintain his reputation by living a productive life and being a good example. As he continues to live productively and set positive examples, then he will continue to build his reputation. More people will hear about him. Also, more people will trust him. Having a Wikipedia page could prove to be a blessing for people.

On the flip side, there is the possibility of a scandal causing a huge blow to the reputation of the person. There are many cases when someone does something or is caught in something that results in a fall from grace in the public eye. Wikipedia reports those huge incidents. Also, tons of people cite Wikipedia as their source of information. As a result, any downfall could be repeated, resulting in the celebrity becoming infamous. That could be very hard to recover from for the celebrity or person with the Wikipedia.

Jaime Garcia Dias, The Making of a Literary Success

Jamie Garcia Dias’, an accomplished Arthur and teacher within the Brazilian literature arena. He has to his credit, over 20 fiction books. Dias’ has also received many awards, including the ABC Award of Brazil Literature Prize and the White Crane Award which he received in 2001. Dias never believed that he would be recognized in Brazil for his fiction writings and for his accomplishments as he has been over more than a decade.

Dias’ had an interest in writing very early in his life, and wrote his first book at the age of fifteen.

Born in Rio De Janeiro, both of his parents were very educated as well. His mother, Garcia Dulce Dias’ was a noted architect in her day. But his father, Arnoldo Dias’ was a noted writer as well. Dias has been very grateful to his father for his knowledge in writing and credits him for the development of an interest in writing and credits him for his overall writing career. As a token of his appreciation for his father’s efforts, in 2013 Dias’ honored his father by publishing a collection of childhood stories in the Journal do Brazil. The published chronicles focused on both Dias’ as a young child as a young writer and his father Arnoldo Dias’ and his writings. As a result of this, Dias’ was invited to write weekly literature notebooks for the Journal do Brazil, as the Chronicles were so very well received by the people of Brazil.

Dias’ furthered his education and eventually became a teacher. He joined and taught at the Carioca Literature Academy for many years. Ironically the Academy was a form of prep school for high school students who selected literature as their career path. After becoming president of the Carioca Literature Academy, Dias’ credits those who came before him to a great part of his literary success. While at the Carioca Literature Academy, Dias’ positive and strong reinforcement in conjunction with his noted style of writing was implemented at the Academy. His new methods of writing were proposed to the school by him, upon adopting his methods, it consequently significantly changed the school.

Because of Dias’ efforts,the school became known for helping authors identify their writing voice. He later helped take the school to a new level by announcing that the Academy would be the first School to be dedicated to journalistic literature. The Academy is now the largest academy that is dedicated specifically to Brazilian writers.

Dias’ was vice president of the Carioca literature Academy for approximately 10 years. After which he became president. As president of the Carioca Literature Academy he is grateful to all of those successful writers who came before him to help mold his success.

Doe Deere’s Passion Helped Her To Succeed With Her Brand

Those who have a passion for the things that they are doing will have a much greater chance of succeeding than those who do not. Doe Deere didn’t have much money at all when she decided to start up a makeup brand of her own, but it was her passion that drove her to succeed. Her brand has now become quite popular, as she has filled it with all of the bright colors and fun makeup items that she loves so much. Being different has made Doe Deere successful, as has the passion that she felt toward makeup and color.
When Doe Deere was a young girl she had her first experience with makeup, and she fell in love with the dramatic look that she could create with it, right away. She eventually started trying out makeups from all different brands and posting the looks that she had created by using them online. People started following her and her experiments with the looks because they were happy that someone was brave enough to do the things that they wouldn’t be able to do themselves.
Doe Deere has served as an inspiration to many girls through the years because of how brave she has been. She has also inspired others because of the passion that she has for makeup and creating a look that is all her own. Doe Deere is the kind of woman who will not stop at anything until she feels satisfied with what she has done. She created her makeup brand, and now that she has begun to have success with it she is already considering what she will do next. She is excited about the possibility of offering other, colorful items to the fans of her brand.
Passion is what has driven Doe Deere to have so much success with her brand, and it is passion that has helped her to live her life the way that she has all along. People should gather a bit of inspiration from the passionate woman that she is. They should realize that if they do not feel passionate about something, then they should most likely not be doing it. And, on the other hand, they should also realize that passion can help them to do anything that they set their mind to. It helped Doe Deere to form a makeup brand when she didn’t have much money, and it can help them, too.

Adhering to the Neutrality Rules of Wikipedia Made Easy

Wikipedia has very strict guidelines in regards to writing content on its pages. Wiki certainly is very open to the inclusion of great deal of different types of content. Since the site hopes to be the largest online encyclopedia in history, any and all content is mostly welcomed. For those who want to help their own personal online reputation, creating to make business Wiki pages make sense. The page can serve in a vital promotional capacity. However, any person choosing to write about him or herself positively must follow the site’s rules regarding neutrality. Failure to adhere to neutrality could lead to site entry being deleted. At the very least, the content might end up being drastically reedited by a third party.

What does the concept of neutrality mean as far as Wikipedia is concerned? Basically, the term and its related rules mean there must be a purely objective approach taken to any entries on the site. The writing has to be neutral from both a positive and negative manner perspective. In other words, no one can write a negative personal opinion about a subject. Being overly positive in editorializing way is also not allowed. Anyone who chooses to write about him or herself in flowery, glowing terms is, essentially, creating a press release. Wikipedia is not designed solely for public relations. Only factual information is permitted on the site. Interestingly, providing personal information that is factual does have publicity benefits and Wiki won’t complain if someone reaps these rewards.

So, someone who owns a famous restaurant in a particular city could create a Wiki page detailing the history of the establishment. Review-style content would not be permitted. If the Wiki page helps the search engine optimization of the restaurant, then so be it. Still, the content has to appear in a manner consistent with encyclopedia writing. Otherwise, possibly negative editorial action might be undertaken.

This creates a quandary for those who would like to create a page, but do not want to run afoul of Wiki’s rules. Hiring a third party writing and editing service such as Get Your Wiki provides a solution. The team at Get Your Wiki can create an excellent, objective entry on a client’s behalf.

Once the page is created and done so in the appropriate manner, solid content is going to appear online. Better yet, the content will appear on a credible and respected site such as Get Your Wiki.

How To Create a Great Wikipedia Page

Writing and editing Wikipedia pages appears easy. After all, this very popular, online open source encyclopedia is designed to be able to be contributed to by anyone. But as anyone who has attempted to write a Wikipedia page knows, it is not quite as easy as it looks. There are still certain rules and guidelines that Wikipedia authors must follow in order to create a good quality to make business Wikipedia pages that is going to be read, and is not going to be taken down.

Wikipedia articles must follow the proper formatting and grammar rules. Wikipedia has their own Wikipedia manual of style. Most of these rules are the same or similar to other manual of styles such as APA and Chicago MLA formats, but if you are new to writing for wikipedia it can be helpful to become familiar with these rules. This also means using complete sentences and makings sure they are easy to understand and to read. Wikipedia is not the place for flowery metaphors and heady, descriptive language. Instead, Wikipedia is a place for informative articles that provide readers with helpful and factual information.

Articles must be factual and properly cited. Proper citations is a big thing that many wikipedia writers struggle with. Facts must be confirmed by reputable outside sources and must be cited properly at the end of the article. There are a wide variety of outside sources that are acceptable, but it is best to become familiar with the types of sources that are necessary. Articles that are not properly cited and sourced run the risk of being deleted.

One of the most important rules on Wikipedia is that articles must be written from a neutral point of view. This is a big reason why it is not necessarily a good a idea to write an article about yourself or your company. Even when people think they are writing an article about themselves, outsiders can often detect inherent bias.

Instead, it is a better idea to hire the services of outside experts like the company Get Your Wiki. It’s worth looking to make business Wiki pages through Get Your Wiki because they are experts on writing Wikipedia articles. They know how to create and write Wikipedia articles. Get Your Wiki are experts on writing articles that follow Wikipedia guidelines and will get you or your company noticed. Get Your Wiki follows ethical guidelines when creating pages and they guarantee that your page will be approved by the Wikipedia editors.

The Life and Career of Susan McGalla

Susan McGalla‘s resume boasts a long and successful career in business. After graduating from Mount Union College with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing in 1986, Susan put her new skills to good use and jumped right into the job market. In June of 1986, Susan began her first job in business at the Joseph Horne Company. During her years with the company, she did marketing work for them while working her way up the ranks of management. In January of 1994, she accepted a job with American Eagle Outfitters as a merchandise buyer. This marked the beginning of Susan’s prosperous time with the company.

Initially, the focus of American Eagle Outfitters was on men’s clothing. The evolution of the company’s gender focus can be attributed to Susan’s influence. In spite of the company’s limited focus on women’s clothing, Susan was determined to expand their focus in order to attract female customers. Gradually, the company introduced more products aimed at women, such as a line of lingerie, that led to the influx of female customers. Susan’s efforts at diversifying the company led to her promotion to Chief Merchandising Officer and President of the retailer in January of 2003.

Even though Susan has become well-known for her efforts to expand the women’s clothing market, she takes a unique stance regarding her views on gender and business. She maintains that while her gender has been a factor in certain aspects of her career, such as the expansion of the women’s clothing market, she has not been defined by it and her success has not been dependent on it. According to Susan, gender has never been a factor in regards to how she is perceived by her associates, nor has it been a factor in how she perceives them. Susan attributes this attitude to her upbringing.

Many women might consider growing up in a primarily male family to be a disadvantage, but Susan maintains that this aspect of her childhood was a benefit to her. Her sports-oriented father and two brothers treated her without regard to her gender. Her recollection regarding this aspect of her upbringing is entirely positive in the respect that she was treated as a person rather than a gender model. She also cites her diverse array of interests from fashion and shopping to sports as a credit to her interaction with people, since she can hold a conversation with anyone about either.

At present, Susan lives in Pittsburgh doing work as an independent consultant.

Helping Our Elderly Mother With Handy House Cleaning

My mom was getting up there in age and not able to keep up with her house much anymore. I wanted to help but with my children, career and husband, I had little time myself. I am 1 of 7 siblings that help her out. We had agreed to have someone come in once a week to help out. We tried services like Passport and things like that, but my family was over-income to qualify for anything like that. A friend told me about Handy Cleaning Services and said that they might be able to help. I had never heard of Handy so I needed to do some research on recode.net.

We live in New York and it just happens to be one of the areas of the country they service. They also service parts of Canada and Europe too. To me that was pretty impressive for a cleaning company. I like that I can do things through an iPhone app too. They send out notifications an hour before the cleaning company arrives so I can be ready. I felt it was perfect and the cost was affordable, especially since it was split 7 ways. I like the fact that you don’t pay your worker like in other companies. I can pay the bill online, which works for me.

We scheduled the cleaning and were nervous of how mom would do with a stranger in our house. Handy send out a woman named Jasmine. She was Mediterranean and extremely sweet. I explained to her the situation and that my mom got confused and was leery of strangers at first. It seems like this woman was just meant to clean for us. She came in and cleans the house spotless. Since it was just my mom, the house doesn’t seem to get that messy. The floors and counter top are the areas that needed the most attention. In fact, I was so impressed with Jasmine; I requested that she be the only person to be sent to my mom from now on. Whenever I book the appointment on their app, I simply ask for her specifically.

I will say that hiring Handy Cleaning Services was one of the best things my brothers and sisters and I did for mom. Mom has the clean house that she deserves and we have the peace of mind to know that she is living in a sparkling home. I found out from Jasmine that many people want into this company and that they have a waiting list of cleaners to hire from. They treat their employees very well and offer them prime wages. They also have an impressive amount of bookings each week from their app. They are the first cleaning company to venture out into the smartphone world, but it seems to be working well for them. With revenues that exceed $1 million, this company is going places. I am happy for them, but even more grateful that we found them to help us with mom. Thanks Handy, you were the miracle our family needed to help with our ailing mother.