Social Titans

When it comes to social media today, there’re a lot of options. A quick Google search will flood you with a ton of social apps especially if you’re on Android and IOS platforms. The internet evolved as a tool to help connect people and share information and has today become a platform that has helped facilitate the evolution of a new virtual society where people are distinguishable as personalized avatars.

Social media is also evolving thanks to the developments in hardware, especially in mobile devices momentously. Today, there are a ton of social apps with unique features that make good use of the available hardware and manipulate it to give the user an unparalleled experience. One such app is Skout on zendesk. Skout is built around the idea of expanding users social circles.

It’s a social app that allows users to interact in unique ways based on their location. It uses global positioning to help users find other users near them. It also allows users from different locations to interact with each from all over the globe. Registry for Skout follows a strict, detailed process where users fill details such as age, gender and a lot of other information. This information helps specialize the experience to meet each user’s particular needs from the app. After registration, a user is placed in the same age group as other peers with about the same age.

They can then comment, post information, hold chats and share pictures with people in this same age group. The user also gets notified when another user close or in the same geographical location sign in, further boosting their chances of meeting up. If a user wants to search for another user outside their geographical area, they cash in their Skout points. Users also get alerted when other users check out their online avatars, but to see who checked them out, they must cash In Skout points.

Last year, Skout introduced a new feature travel feature that lets users take virtual trips around the world using locals in the region in question. Currently, there are over 10 million subscribed to the new feature, many of them being the youth. The feature was introduced as an aid for those wishing to travel but have no contacts in their destination and to help users who needed to make new friends in new locals. The new features adoption serves as a testament to how successful Skout is as a social media tool. The app uses a very interactive interface that is simple and very efficient to use with a very visual appealing look. Skout is available on both Android and IOS platforms.

Bruce Levenson, an inspiration to us all.

Manager of the Atlanta Hawks is perhaps one of Bruce Levenson’s most notable roles. Though being manager is a very time consuming position that has allowed Bruce to be in front of the spotlight, he has managed to stay involved in other business endeavors, charities, and of course family.

Bruce Levenson was born on October 1, 1949 in Washington D.C. In spite of the fact that he was born in D.C., Bruce spent a large portion of his adolescence in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Bruce’s instructive excursion drove him to Washington University in St. Louis, where he got his Bachelor degree. Bruce continued to pursue an educated even after he graduated from Washington University by attending American University in order to obtain a degree in law.

Even though he was attending law school, Bruce got a job at the Washington Star according to prnewswire.com. At this publication he would start a career in journalism. After finishing law school, Bruce took a leap of faith by becoming an entrepreneur. In 1977, Bruce and Ed Peskowitz worked together to create United Communications Group, an arrangement of expert business data organizations. The two started the company with very little resources. Working out of the Levenson’s apartment, he and Ed worked hard to develop and publish The Oil Express. This newsletter provided much information about the advancements of the oil industry. United Communications Group started with one newsletter but later they managed to acquire other newsletters that were currently in publication. In addition to obtaining other newsletters, United Communications Group (UCG) took the time to develop and offer other services. No longer did the company just publish newsletters, it now included Oil Price Information Service. Throughout the years UCG would continue to grow and provide services in the field of telecommunications, data, news and analysis, and technology.

UCG continues to expand in 2004 when Bruce and Ed became part owners of the Atlanta Hawks team, The Atlanta Thrashers, and the Philips Arena. Becoming a part owner of an NBA team opened the door for Bruce to become a managing partner and also a member of the NBA Board of Governors.

Bruce continues to stay in business with other opportunities such as being a part of TechTarget, where his investment allowed him to be a founding shareholder and also a part of the board until he gave up his position in 2012.

Other business endeavors allowed Bruce to be a part of DOT, a privately owned business that has concocted another cooking innovation equipped for toasting bread in three seconds.

Though Bruce spends much of his time being a businessman, he also takes time out with his wife to participate in charities. He has participated in the “I Have a Dream Foundation” as well as creating the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland.

Bruce is also a family man; he has three sons with his wife Karen. When Bruce has time to himself, he enjoys playing basketball and golf. He also enjoys to traveling, skiing, and camping.

Mobilization With Movement, The Mulligan Concept

Brian Mulligan finished his training on becoming a registered Physical Therapist in 1954 at the New Zealand School of Physiotherapy. Two years later he went into private practice in Wellington as a physiotherapist and stayed as an active clinical therapists until 2000. Brian is a well-known International Lecturer in the art of manual therapy.

In the 1960’s Brian was introduced to manual therapy by Stanley Paris. Brian always had a great interest in manual therapy and accredits Freddy Kaltenborn as his mentor. He also contributes invaluable information from James Cyriax, Robin McKenzie, Geoff Maitland, Robert Elvey and others in the field of physical therapy.

In 1968 Brian and a small group of other physiotherapists founded the New Zealand Manipulative Therapists association. He and Robin McKenzie were the main teachers of the Post graduate program. The program awarded those students who graduated from the program a Diploma of Manipulative Therapy. In 1972, Brian joined the international lecturing circuit. While being in the United States, Brian has taught in 91 different cities. He has also traveled, lectured and taught in over 20 countries around the world.

There is great demand from therapists who are wishing to learn Brian’s techniques. In 1995 he formed the international organization to accredit teachers. At the present time there are 48 Mulligan Concept Teachers from 18 nations. The Mulligan Concept is taught both as an entry-level program and as a postgraduate physical therapy program. The programs are taught by faculty members who already have the credentials to teach the programs.

Brian has received the International Service to the Profession Award from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The award is only presented only once every four years. Brian received the award for his teaching and development of mobilization with movement, the Mulligan Concept.

The Mulligan Concept was founded in 1995. As a manual therapy technique for musculoskeletal disorders, the Mulligan Concept has become extremely popular. The Mulligan Concept relieves pain and increases the range of motion in the patient. The concept uses mobilization with movement in the extremities to help relieve neck, back, and spinal pain.

Brian Mulligan has been an international lecturer in high demand since 1972 and has received numerous prestigious awards for his books, writings and seminar lecturers. He has been married to his wife Dawn for over 50 years. They have two daughters, a son, five granddaughters and a grandson.

The History Of The NBA Meets The Future

After the National Basketball Association started to become the dominant sport due to the Boston Celtic’s domination in the 1960s, the NBA started to expand even more. Their initial expansion looked like a shrinkage when the Basketball Association of America absorbed the National Basketball League and its teams. Then due to legal and political pressures, the two leagues renamed themselves the National Basketball Association, better known as the NBA.

The hidden expansion was when the National Basketball Association trimmed down the number of franchises in their league because there were so many small teams in towns with paltry populations and inadequate arenas for a league that was looking to hold these spectacular games in the large metro areas, and not only did they want them in large metro areas, but they wanted them in the larger cities’ premier arenas. In that case alone, the NBA expanded because they trimmed away their non-profitable areas, and they then took their trimming and they spread them out to their major franchises. This actually made the league more money so they could reinvest in gathering more quality players in other cities that they could see a potential for growth and dedicated fans.

The Boston Celtics was the team that really turned the NBA into something mainstream media couldn’t get enough of. The Celtics started to make their mark in 1957 when they were able to sign Bill Russell who ended up becoming one of the most legendary centers in the history of the game of Basketball. His talent was combined with fellow teammate Bob Cousy and legendary, brilliant coach, Red Aurbach. The trio of talent went into the 60s with a talented supporting cast and won every championship of the decade except for one year, and because of their initial dominance that started in 1957 with the acquiring of Russell, the Celtics won a total of 11 championships with eight in a row in the 1960s. To thiis day, they still hold the record for the most championships in that amount of time, and they also hold the record for the most championships to be won in a row. The success of the Celtics put the National Basketball Association in the spotlight more than ever.

All of those wonderful tidbits of history have helped to pave the way for owners to make history like Bruce Levenson. Bruce shocked the sport’s world when he made the largest profit ever off the buying and selling of the Atlanta Hawks. People must wonder sometimes if the greatness of the NBA’s history will be paved by the owners and the players equally because of Levenson’s historical sale.

In addition to the National Basketball Associations expansion of talent and star power with the Boston Celtics, that time period saw the emergence of a man that stood over 7 feet tall by the name of Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt played for a popular and growing franchise called the Golden State Warriors. Wilt’s contribution to the talent and media expansion was an all time scoring record of 100 points in a single game, and he also still holds a rebound record of an astounding 55 rebounds. The NBA in the 1960s and 70s exploded.