Andrew Rolfe Participates In Ubuntu Education Fund Gala Fundraiser

Andrew Rolfe was one of the key people behind the Ubuntu Education Fund gala fundraiser in London this year. The event managed to raise a total of 603,000 British pounds for the fund in South Africa. This was slightly over the goal set by the organizers which was 600,000 British pounds.

During the gala in London, Andrew Rolfe welcomed hundreds of London’s top socialites and philanthropists personally to the event. The event featured choral song performances by a Xhosa or South African tribal group. It also included speeches made by people whose lives were impacted by the Ubuntu Education fund.

One of the speakers was Sinesipho Rabidyani. Sinesipho is a young woman whose live was changed profoundly by the support she received through the Ubuntu Education program. The fund provided her with schooling and support. Sinesipho Rabidyani came from an abusive family. Despite this, she is now heading to law school thanks to the guidance and learning she has received through the Ubunu Education Fund. Her speech deeply moved the London socialite and elite audience. It helped the gala to be a successful fundraiser.

In addition to singing and speeches, there were also auctions. All of the proceeds went to support the Ubuntu Education Fund which helps needy children in South Africa obtain an education, later find jobs and secure housing and food. The auctioned off items included artwork by African artists such as Dom Pattinson and Nelson Makamo which helped raise 33,000 British pounds during the gala. A luxury South African holiday package was also auctioned off.

Andrew Rolfe serves as the chairman of the Ubuntu Education fund in South Africa. In his professional life, Andrew Rolfe works with investment firm TowerBook Capital Partners. Mr. Rolfe serves in the capacity of a managing director at TowerBook where he oversees the acquisition of investments in the retail, hospitality and food service for the firm.

Andrew Rolfe has also worked for the clothing company, Gap Inc. He held an executive position there. One of his accomplishments while working at the Gap Inc. was expanding the brand into global markets outside of the USA. Mr. Rolfe was also instrumental in expanding the Banana Republic clothing brand into Asian markets such as Singapore, Japan and Malaysia.


Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Trying to Reel in Amazon

Amazon is not one of those clothing retailers that you can try to compete with if you are not skilled at what you do. In the very competitive fashion e-commerce market, Amazon is in direct competition with thousands of clothing retailers and still manages to bring in over 20 percent of all the sales in that niche. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has been breaking out of that crowded pack and trying to reel in Amazon each year, having already sold $250 million in sales of women’s workout clothing and active-wear.


If you listen to when Hudson talks about the growth and popularity of her athleisure brand, you will discover the secret to her explosion in sales. While not new to the clothing industry, Hudson says reverse showrooming and several unique membership perks are the foundation to the company. One only needs to take a short drive to the Fabletics store at the mall to see these components working in real-time. Inside the store you will see women trying on all the tank tops, yoga pants, and leggings they can find. They will be taking the lifestyle quiz, or just window-shopping, without any pressure at all from the sales associates.


The reason that you see such amazing sales figures at Kate Hudson’s Fabletics in this competitive fashion e-commerce market comes down to what happens next at the website. Now that these shoppers have been trying on all the clothing at the mall, the items get uploaded instantly to their membership page. From there, these women can continue and then shop the enormous online inventory. Knowing exactly how each style fit in the store, the concerns about sizing are eliminated, and these women can basically shop on impulse as long as they like.


Kate Hudson’s Fabletics keeps throwing those membership benefits to its loyal customers. These shoppers are getting spoiled with free shipping for those online orders, discounts on all the workout apparel, and even the aid of your very own personal shopper. Your shopping assistant will look over your lifestyle quiz answers and then pick a piece of apparel to place in your cart once a month. Love the piece, you buy it, don’t like it, simply reject the offer, it really is that simple. Now you should see why Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has been able to do what so many other companies that are in direct competition with Amazon have not been able to accomplish lately.

What Success Academy Does Differently

Success Academy is a charter school that is located in New York. The school has worked hard to make sure that they are providing their students with the best environment for learning and this has enabled them to score higher on tests, have lower dropout rates and more success with the students who leave the school. Success Academy requires their students to wear uniforms while they are going through the rigid curriculum because they think that it prepares the students for things that will come in their future. They also do many things differently from a traditional school in that they give their students the freedom to learn how they need to.


There are many different ways that people learn how to do things. Children need to be catered to and their learning style needs to be taken into consideration no matter what grade they are in. Since Success Academy wants to see children learn as much as possible, they have different classes that are tailored for different learning styles and that is helpful to the students.


By making students wear uniforms while they are attending school, Success Academy has created a professional environment for the students to learn in. They will expect to learn when they put the uniform on and they will know what they will be doing. It also allows the students the chance to enjoy everything that they can do without having to worry about what they are going to wear. Success Academy knows that uniforms contribute to the high scores their students receive on tests.


Since the curriculum is not focused on test-taking and it is, instead, focused on the students being successful, Success Academy has a higher chance of making sure that their students are able to truly learn instead of just learn how to take tests. This is something that has set Success Academy apart and something that has allowed them to be even more successful. Students learn the material and are only able to be confident in their test-taking skills because they know what the subject is about since they have been experts in it.

Success Academy named finalist for prestigious national charter school award

Logan Stout The Game Winner: Founder of IDLife

In the fitness and health industry, companies are constantly in competition to sell the best products or services for clients. The approach has generally been the same. However, a man by the name of Logan Stout revolutionized the way that individuals view health as it relates to supplemental vitamins. Stout was born in Richardson, Texas, where he graduated from J.J Pearce High School.

During his younger years he enjoyed sports, this is where he cultured the concept of developing a winning strategy. He was a member of his high school’s Student Athletic Counsel during. This is where he also received the MVP award his junior and senior years for basketball. The drive for success that Stout cultivated during his years of high school pushed him to become one of the top names in the health industry. He has released a book titled “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People and Teams. In this book, Stout discusses the strategies that he used to become a successful entrepreneur. Logan Stout is the founder of IDLife.

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IDLife is a company that was designed to boost the health of individuals around the world by providing vitamin supplements specifically for the individual. The factors that are considered when creating these vitamins are: the individual’s sex, age, exercise and eating habits, sun exposure, medical conditions and even prescriptions. This ensures that the vitamins are specifically for each individual– addressing each core aspects of their health.

The vitamins have become so popular that brands such as Kraft, Hallmark, Ford and a multitude of others have joined the wave. This approach is referred to as “customized manufacturing.” Logan Stout has been extremely successful in his ability to let others see his vision for a healthier life. With the concept of having a game winning strategy, he has revolutionized the health industry.

The Legal Career And Contributions Of Ricardo Tosto To Brazil

There was a deadline for the annual declaration of Brazilian Capitals Abroad or CBE, that expired April 5th. Ricardo Tosto is an attorney and founded Milk, Tosto and Barros. He warns that a fine of $250,000.00 may be imposed if the CBE is not delivered by the due date, is incomplete or contains false information.Ricardo Tosto states the declarations must be sent online with the CBE declaration form. The two types are the Quarterly CBE and the Annual CBE. The Annual is mandatory for residents in Brazil, companies headquartered in Brazil, real estate, shares, deposits and fixed income securities if their profits total one hundred thousand or more in United States dollars by the years end. The Quarterly has to be made by residents, businesses headquartered in Brazil and holding assets totaling one hundred million or more in United States dollars.

Ricardo Tosto received his law degree at the UniversidadePresbiteriana Mackenzie. He graduated from a Business Management Extension Course at the Fundação Armando ÁlvaresPenteado. He is one of the partners at Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados. According to the AnnuárioAnáliseAdvocacia he is one of Brazil’s main advocates.Ricardo Tosto is an entrepreneur in regards to Brazilian law. His dedication and expertise have placed his office as one of the biggest law firm in Brazil. He has gained national recognition for his defense of numerous individuals and companies. He has been an advocate for large multinational and Brazilian groups, worked pro bono for governments as well as Non-Governmental Organizations and he has worked politicians of all different beliefs.

Ricardo Tosto understands the areas his profession is limited and has been exposed to situations on behalf of his clients defense that were tense and stressful. He has been a contributor to law of high economic importance for Brazil. He helped pioneer numerous legal mechanisms that eventually became commonly used. Ricardo Tosto has the commanding voice for Milk, Tosto and Barros. He trains quite a few of his associates, is the direct supervisor for the most important cases being handled by the firm and is responsible for the formulation and results of strategies. Learn More.

Walmart Carries Beneful Dog Food

Walmart has Beneful dog food in different flavors which include chicken, beef, and salmon. The food can be purchased either wet or dry. Food is priced by ounce, so everyone can find what fits his budget.A 15.5lb bag of Beneful dry chicken can be purchased for $13.98. The same amount can be purchased for that same exact price in the flavor beef.Walmart’s prices for wet dog food varies. Purina Beneful Prepared Meals Variety Pack includes 6 10-oz tubs, totaling $10.58. Purina Beneful Medleys Variety Dog Food.

However, includes 27 cans that weigh 3oz each.Walmart does not carry Beneful Healthy Weight with Real Salmon in either wet nor dry food, but it does carry salmon in Beneful’s Original and Incredibites.Although Walmart does not rollback their prices on Beneful dog food – due to their already everyday low prices – coupons are available to print on their website.

Highland Capital Management Donates a Grant of $1 Million in Support of Family Violence Victims

In October 2016, The Family Place received a grant of $1 million from Highland Capital Management, LP to support its charitable initiatives. The President of HCM James Dondero made the announcement during an annual event organized by The Family Place. Mr. Dondero said the grant would be channeled through its philanthropic affiliate Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. The Family Place is a Dallas based organization that focuses on helping victims of family violence. The organization was targeting to raise $2.8 million to support its Legacy Campaign, and HCM had pledged to contribute half of the amount raised in this campaign.According to the co-founder of Highland, they accepted to support The Family Place after local authorities in Dallas requested well wishers to assist in ending the family violence issue in Dallas. The Legacy Campaign was supposed to fund the construction of Counseling Center in Central Dallas to cater for the needs of victims of family violence.

Insights about James Dondero

James Dondero is a Dallas based entrepreneur and businessman who in 1993 co-founded Highland Capital Management. He has worked in the credit and equity markets for over 30 years and has been mainly focusing on distressed and high-yield investment. Highland pioneered the formation of CLOs and credit solutions for individual and institutional investors globally. Under the leadership of Dondero, HCM has emerged as a leader in private equity fund, REITs, ETFs, hedge funds, CLOs, mutual funds and separate accounts.Mr. Dondero has received several accolades and honors such as the Lipper Award, Morningstar’s 5-star and Morningstar’s Healthcare Fund.

Before co-founding Highland Capital Management, Dondero served as CIO at Protective Life, an affiliate of GIC, where he helped it to grow from inception to over $2 billion asset under management.From 1985 to 1989, James Dondero worked at American Express serving as a Corporate Bond Analyst. He kicked off his career at Morgan Guaranty as an analyst. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia where he majored in Accounting and Finance. He is an active philanthropist where he has supported various charitable causes in education, public policy and veteran affairs.

NuoDB Provides Cloud Capabilities and Scalability

When it comes to SQL – oriented transactional database management systems, one of the leading architectures in the industry is that of NuoDB. It works beautifully in distributed environments for deployment to the cloud (LAN or WAN networks.) Many categorize NuoDB as a type of NewSQL database system in that it retains the common characteristics of traditional SQL database management systems while incorporating new features for supporting scale-out processing for cloud computing environments. However, application programs still communicate with NuoDB using standard SQL statements, just as they would in any relational database system.

Where the NuoDB database management architecture innovates and diverges from mainstream traditional relational approaches, is that it separates operations into a three-tier structure of having: administrative, transactional and storage categories of activity. This three layered approach enables NuoDB to operate more flexibly with cloud applications, by eliminating the need for close coupling an application and its data to a disk drive. NuoDB divides data elements into individual objects called “atoms,” and uses a design known as “durable distributed cache.” This way, a set of in-memory caches help support cloud-style elasticity while ensuring that all data objects are stored and maintained safely with full support for multi-version concurrency control.

How a Product Made By UKV PLC Can Make Your Day

     UKV PLC is a wine manufacturer that’s taking many different steps to ensure they’re being as innovative as possible in their manufacturing processes. If you’re not too sure about what steps you’ll be capable of taking to finally get your hands on a wine product that is truly high in quality, please feel free to see what you can do to reach out to a customer service agent of UKV PLC, as they’re more than willing to give you details pertaining to the wine products that they’re offering at the current moment in time.

UKV PLC is a vintner that understands there are many important aspects of manufacturing. Without having one’s wine products undergo thorough and complete forms of manufacturing stages, the final product is not going to be as good as it could have been. Whether you’re seeking to attain a product that is good in the taste it provides, or one that provides you with a great feeling due to the alcoholic contents being just right, then you may feel great about investing in one of the wine products that have been made available for sale by the vintner of UKV PLC.

UKV PLC understands that in order to provide their customer base the wine products that can be considered as being high in quality, they’re going to need to ensure the fermentation process is done just right. If your particular wine products aren’t being fermented properly, please feel free to invest in a vintner that ensures their wine products are undergoing the necessary steps of fermentation. The fermentation process of wine products is what makes them worth investing in, as it’s a set of stages that consists of turning the sugars of the ingredients’ fruits in the right amounts of alcohol. Visiting their website will give you anything you may need to know about buying one of their products.

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CTRMA Chief Mike Heiligenstein Discusses Various Mobility Issues and Shares his Solutions

Mike Heiligenstein, the Chief of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority or CTRMA, has a clear understanding of various mobility issues in and around Central Texas and has clear solutions for each of those. He bats for technology solutions up to an extent but thinks that capacity increase is the answer for many of the traffic issues. Heiligenstein quotes that U.S. 290 between Manor and Austin tripled the capacity and reduced the congestion on the roads.

He tells that the agency is entirely focused on innovation and stated that CTRMA’s new MoPac Expressway is equipped with sophisticated technology with varied tolling to manage the traffic better. The variable toll rates are also helpful in predicting the traffic flow even during the rush hours. CTRMA is also planning to make “smart roads” in future, which understand the vehicles passing.

The fiber lines put on the road would quickly detect the cars which are traveling in the wrong way. According to Crunchbase, Mike Heiligenstein also communicated that CTRMA collaborated with Metropia and created an app which is helpful for the commuters to get live traffic information and real-time alternative route details.

The agency is also planning to collaborate with Carma to create a carpooling app which can fill the vacant seats of each car that is traveling through the expressways. A recent study showed that at least 900,000 empty car seats per day are reported in Austin considering the number of driver-only cars in the city. Interestingly, the mobility authority is the front runner in supporting pedal and walk.

The CTRMA maintains a separate lane for bicycles and walks in all its highways. It also set up a Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) to avoid the congestions in the roads due to breakdowns or other issues.

Mike is serving CTRMA from 2003 – the year the agency came into existence. His futuristic vision helped the agency to become a leader in toll road operations from a mere startup. Mike initially supervised the construction and managing of toll road 183A and improved the efficiency using state-of-the-art technology such as all-electronic tolling and video billing. The agency grew into an organization which handles more than $1 billion per year in the recent years.

Heiligenstein has long years of experience working as a public official. He was a Round Rock City Council Member for a long time and later became Williamson County Commissioner, a period which he focused on infrastructure projects. Heiligenstein is on the boards of some transporting associations and institutes in the country. He completed bachelors and masters in Government from the University of Texas.

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