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The Former Owners Of The Atlantic Hawks Sue Insurance Company

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The former ownership group of the Atlantic Hawks, Atlantic Hawks Baseball and Entertainment LLC (AHBE), has filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company over their handling of an insurance claim involving the team’s former manager Danny Ferry. AHBE, which was led by controlling partner Bruce Levenson, alleges that the insurance company is in breach of contract and engaged in insurance bad faith. The lawsuit does not involve the current ownership group.

According to the lawsuit, AHBE says that its policy with New Hampshire Insurance Company provided for losses that could be incurred due to certain employment practices including acts involving wrongful termination and workplace torts. On April 2, 2015 AHBE filed a claim with the insurance company about a situation that they believed was covered under the policy. Danny Ferry had alleged that he was wrongfully terminated from his contract and was seeking damages. In a report by Time, AHBE believed the claims that Ferry made were substantially correct and so filed the claim.

While the amount of the lawsuit that Ferry filed against AHBE is confidential, the lawsuit against the insurance company says that the limit of liability is sufficient to pay the claim. The lawsuit says that the insurance company is denying that a claim was even made in addition to denying that the Ferry lawsuit was a covered loss.

Bruce Levenson is the Co-Founder of United Communications Group as serves as a Partner of the firm. He is also the owner of Atlanta Spirit, LLC, which owns and operates the Philips Arena in Atlanta. In addition to his work he has a number of philanthropies that he is involved with. Among these is his service as President of the “I Have a Dream Foundation” in Washington D.C. For more info view his Wikipedia bio.

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Retirement Planning? Don’t Forget Social Security

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In an interview on wsj.com, David Giertz of Nationwide Financial discussed the importance of including social security in retirement planning. Nationwide’s sales and distribution president said that many financial advisers never discuss social security with their clients. He cited a survey on giertzmusic.wordpress.com by the National Financial Retirement Institute that questioned people who were retired or ten years or less away from retirement.

But many people surveyed also said that if their adviser didn’t bring up social security, they would switch advisers. Mr. David Giertz said that it’s not easy keeping up with the 2700 rules in the social security handbook, but advisers need to understand them. Social security may make up 40% of a person’s retirement income. And people who take social security too early may lose $300,000 over 25 years. People need good advice to optimize their retirement money.

David Giertz has been President of Nationwide Financial Distributors Inc. since March of 2013, and Senior Vice President of Nationwide Financial Distribution and Sales at Nationwide Life Insurance since April, 2013. He’s also President, Senior Vice President and Director for several other Nationwide companies on moneytips.com. Mr. Giertz was formerly Vice President of Sales from 2009 to 2013, and Vice President of NF Sales from 2004 to 2009.

Mr. David Giertz attended Millikin University from 1982 to 1986 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. He earned an MBA in Business Administration and Management from the University of Miami School of Business in 2003. He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Giertz is on the Board of Trustees of Millikin University and is also a FINRA industry arbitrator at http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=232405062&privcapId=3611386.

How Technology And Fashion Compliment Each Other

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Past Inventions

 

The growth in technology has always relied on fashion aspects. Over the years, technological innovations have tried to capture current consumer trends. For instance, in the 70s, the boom box was all the rage as people could carry it around while listening to their favorite tunes. With the two cassette slot, one would listen to a cassette while recording. Its popularity was increased when it was showcased in movies and films.

 

Towards the 90s, a more personalized version emerged in the form of the Walkman. Soon after, the iPad was introduced in the market, and it replaced the Walkman. As soon as new technology is introduced in the market, the old one quickly becomes outdated. The emergence of any new technology is consumer tastes and preference always inform the market.

 

Current and Future Innovations

 

More and more fashion designers are looking toward technology for inspiration. Innovative designers have realized the importance of creating designs that are both functional and fashionable. The renowned Dutch fashion designer, Anouk Wipprecht, observes that technology is like a vast playground: when effectively explored can reward one with endless possibilities. Anouk Wipprecht is well known for her innovative design, the drink-making dress.

 

In the current generation, wearable technology is gradually becoming popular. In incorporating technology into their designs, modern designers try to highlight the life-changing functionally the wearable technology will play. For instance, the iPhone products such as the watches and iPad have become synonymous with fashion statements. Similarly, glow in the dark designer’s trainers are popular with the consumer as they are fashionable, yet practical.

 

Other technology-inspired fashion can be utilized for protective measures. Fashion designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin invented a ‘fashionable’ airbag for cyclists. Unlike head helmets, the airbags are convenient as they are small enough to wrap around the neck yet fashionable. In other cases, fashion can be used to promote technology. Apparently, the Google glasses became an instant hit when they were featured in a prominent fashion runway.

 

Christopher Burch

 

Christopher Burch is the founding member and the Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. Burch is a serial entrepreneur with an investment portfolio ranging from real estate, technology, and fashion. Mr. Burch success began in college with his first fashion line, Eagle Eye apparel.

Over the years, he has made a significant contribution to multiple luxury and technological brands. Mr. Burch is committed to the power of branding. His success can be attributed to an intuitive understanding of consumer behavior.

History Shapes The World View Of George Soros

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The majority of people in the U.S. know the name George Soros for the large donations he has made to Democrat’s and left leaning causes across the nation throughout the 21st century; however, fewer people are aware of the fact Soros has spent a large amount of his life looking for the best ways of helping others to live safe and productive lives. As one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers George Soros has embarked upon a career that began in 1952 on the London markets before he made the move to Wall Street in New York in 1956. Soros did not initially plan on making the move to the U.S. a permanent one, but eventually decided to become a U.S. citizen after finding success as a hedge fund manager in his own right and building a personal fortune of over $25 billion. Read the full story on nytimes.com.

One of the main reasons George Soros is always looking to assist others in bettering themselves is the fact the Hungarian born Soros has never been given a simple way of getting to the top of the financial industry. As a young child George Soros witnessed his home country of Hungary being invaded and occupied by Nazi German forces during World War II; the Soros family were Jewish and were only saved from the horrors of the Holocaust by the quick thinking of George’s father who purchased fake documents to hide the true identity of his family during the final years of the War. Not only was George Soros saved from the Holocaust, but his life was changed forever when Hungary was left to be rules by Communist officials following the end of hostilities on Forbes, forcing George Soros to set out on his own to complete a refugee journey that took him to London and later New York.

The Soros name was actually formed from a word taken from the Esperanto language meaning ‘to soar’, which has been a name George Soros has lived up to. Soros has always been looking for new ways of exploring his own work and that of the foundations he backs with a high level of philanthropic giving each and every year. Feeling he has been given an opportunity to help others, George Soros has explained he feels the work he completes as a philanthropist is equally as important as the financial work he completes reported by DiscoverTheNetworks.org. Soros has established a philanthropic career based around the work he completes with many different organizations that he feels can benefit the communities of different nations and faith based groups; George Soros has been dedicated to changing the lives of minority groups in the U.S. he feels have been subjected to racism that continues in terms of social justice and a loss of human rights.

How Sujit Choudhry Is Changing Comparative Law

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Few people have heard the name Sujit Choudhry. And yet this Professor of Law at Berkeley University is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law. He has done work all over the world, from Egypt to Jordan to South Africa and even Ukraine. His travels and education across the globe has earned him degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. Not to mention the prestigious Rhodes Scholar.

 

His research addresses a wide range of issues including constitutional design in racially diverse societies, decentralization and semi-presidentialism, minority and group rights, and many more fields. One glance at this field of work and it’s safe to that Sujit Choudhrys research has changed the world.

 

But what is comparative constitutional law anyways. Most people have never heard of it and could be excused for not knowing what it is. And yet comparative constitutional law affects the way people all over the globe work, play, and live their lives every day. Constitutional law is the law that governs nations, and it’s important to have a good overview of what it is and how it works.  Based on works.bepress.com.

 

Put simply, comparative law studies the relationship between legal systems of more than one system. As opposed to most forms of law that study the workings of an individual legal system comparative law is concerned with the relationships when two or more legal systems have to interact. Comparative law is also concerned with the function and outcomes of different legal systems within their own legal ecosystems. The analysis of how different laws and legislations lead to different outcomes in different legal ecosystems can lead to more efficiency and better legislation within said legal systems, especially with changing demographics, be it generational demographics or ethnic demographics.

 

Sujit Choudrys leading research in the field of comparative constitutional law takes a much more impressive law once the importance of comparative law is put into its proper standing.

Read pertinent facts on business.com.

That’s why Sujit Choudrys has held membership is such prestigious organizations and the United Nations Meditation Roster and has been a consustant to the World Bank Institute at the World Bank. In fact, Sujit Choudry has worked as a foreign constitutional expert in the tumultuous transition of many revolution plagued countries such as Egypt, Jordan, and Libya. Without Sujit bringing his constitutional expertise to organizations such as the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance these fore-mentioned nations would have had a much harder time achieving a successful transition.

 

In addition to working as a consultant to world changing organizations, Mr.Choudry has also written over 70 articles and has edited collections including Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation.

Check http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry for more information.