Clay Hutson Working with Passion for Perfection

Times that Test/Prove

Every artist has to go thru hard times. Every day there are things that will seem hard, but usually not insurmountable. Clay Hutson had one experience that seemed harder than others. He had been working as a subcontractor to a client who was under contract with a larger company.

The company and the contractor’s relationship began to fall apart. The client decided to work with Clay Hutson directly rather than thru the contractor. A few days later Clay Hutson received a legal notice from the contractor who sued him and he lost 150K in the process. Hutson said he was able to work past the issue and moved on from there.


Making Tough Decisions

Clay Hutson presently does stage management for an artist. Though there are literally thousands of these little and big decisions that have to be made to be successful Clay Hutson has formed the habit of giving to each decision the time they deserve as well as to analyze the practical options that arise in making those decisions.

He knows the ease at which a single decision wrongly made can ruin an event. He tries to avoid these mistakes at all costs to himself, his crew and the client.


Paid for Services

Clay Hutson gets paid for services all related to music: sound engineering, live production and what is called rigging services. Rigging calculates the designing of structures that hold and make the functioning light show operate smoothly, especially viseoadn screens and other types of show lights and their details.Lately, much of his work is focused on stage management.


Key(s) to Success?

In the mind of Clay Hutson there are two elements to making success come his way. First, he applies himself to give 100% effort toward every project which he is responsible. Secondly, he understands that having a system of triple checks and balances set in place helps catch all the potential problems that could have been overlooked.

Along the same vein, Clay Hutson says he likes to work with goal-oriented people who have a thorough wotk ethic. His preference would be to work with a less than perfect personality that has a perfect work ethic than the opposite kind of person; that is, a “yes man” who fails to carry thru on his commitment.


Clay Hutson

Some of the acts Clay Hutson has workd with are Guns N’ Roses, Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Garbage, One Republic, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. His loves spending time with his family, woodworking and other crafts. Learn more:


NGP VAN and Digital 8

Digital 8 is a highly effective product that was recently put out by tech company NGP VAN to assist those running Democratic campaigns. In a nutshell, Digital 8 can help pretty much any user raise money for their campaign or organization through an easy-to-use and intuitive interface that synchronizes with email and social media.

NGP Van is a tech company that is progressive, cutting-edge and relentless in its efforts to help its clients raise money for their causes. With their products and advice, they have helped numerous nonprofits, labor unions, political campaigns and other entities. NGP Van has offices in both Boston and Washington D.C., and its staff are passionate about what they do and making the world a better place through running successful progressive campaigns.

In regard to Digital 8, this product makes sending out targeted email a breeze and has some of the very highest inbox placements anywhere. This is a fantastic tool for getting your emails where you need them quickly and easily. Digital 8 also allows users to create their own attractive and useful volunteer pages, websites and much more. Forms can be customized and publishing on mobile platforms is no problem.

Starting with an email address, Digital 8 can find related social media sites in order to help spread the word about events and drives all across a user’s online presence. Integration is the name of the game when it comes to using social media as effectively as possible, and Digital 8 delivers. When it comes to quantifiable measurement of progress, Digital 8 offers a number of features to produce useful and visually appealing reports fast.

Whether the campaign is for city council or for the governor’s office, Digital 8 is a tool that any organization can make good use of quickly, and the learning curve isn’t high when it comes to getting familiar with this software. Furthermore, Digital 8 is fully compatible with most legacy technology and websites.

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How Michel Terpin Won the 24th Edition of the Rally Dos Sertoes

If there exists one edition of the Rally Dos Sertoes that exhibited a host of unexpected victories, then it points to the 24th edition. The event held in August and spanned 2200 kilometers took place in 11 towns in the Eastern part of Brazil. The event brought together 75 rally drivers of different ages and expertise with the ultimate goal of winning every stage of the70-stage event. The breath-taking event came to a culmination after naming the Bull Sertoes Team as the overall winners of the annual event. The team that comprised Michel Turpin and his co-driver, Maykel Justo made history as the team that completed the race in a time of 13 hours 47 minutes and 17 seconds.

Bull Team’s Technique to Victory

While competing in the T1 category, there was never a side to watch even as the event started. Asked about his secret strategy to winning the race, he intimated that he was the focus at the start of the race was to win the second stage to assure him of a comfortable finish. Since the second stage or the ‘Special Stage’ presented the most challenging stage in the entire event, their conquering of this stage put them on a better platform. They could easily win the stage bearing in mind that 50 participants were ejected from continuing with the race as they could not complete the ‘Special Stage.’ Worse still, they could never qualify for the National Brazil Cross Country Championship which was a more competitive event that attracted more experienced drivers.

Factors that Derailed their Rallying Experience

Among the various factors that led to their victory, they acknowledge the role that their T-Rex model of rally car played in the race. With its V8 engine, they could traverse the rocky and steep terrains efficiently as other participants stumbled with mechanical break-downs. As a 6-times participant in the edition, he still struggled with various challenges that stood on his way to winning the previous stages. The duo was still struggling to master the steep grades and curves coupled with long and the ever winding Brazilian gravel roads.

Drinking ORGANO Gold Coffee And Coffee In General May Lead To A Longer Life

If you enjoy drinking ORGANO Gold coffee, then there’s good news. A few months ago, two studies were released and they revealed that drinking coffee might reduce your risk of dying from various diseases such as stroke and heart disease.

One study looked at just over 185,000 Americans and found out decaffeinated or caffeinated coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart disease in Latinos, Whites, African Americans and Japanese Americans.

The subjects drank 2-3 cups per day and it was reported that they had an 18% decrease chance of death when compared to subjects who didn’t drink coffee. This was over the period of 16 years. The subjects reported their coffee consumption habits every five years.

One of the researchers said they couldn’t say that consuming coffee would prolong people’s lives, but there is an association.

About ORGANO Gold
ORGANO Gold is a marketing company that operates worldwide and they specialize in premium teas and coffees. The company sells a range of beverages, personal care products and nutraceuticals, but they are sold via independent distributors who are located in over 45 countries. Some of the coffee they sell includes Black coffee, King Of Coffee and Cafe Supreme to name a few. They also sell hot cocoa and a number of teas. Brewing cups and a various body management products are sold by the company too.

The company was started back in 2008 in British Columbia, Canada.Their headquarters is in Richmond, BC and they currently have over 300,000 independent distributors selling their products.

For those who are interested in becoming a distributor or learning more about ORGANO Gold products and opportunities, they can visit the company’s website.

How Don Ressler Is Leading Fabletics

TechStyle Group is an innovative e-tailer with a broad number of brands for sale. One of these is Fabletics which has found huge success in the women’s activewear market with a premise of being both affordable as well as fashionable. Their clothing is also functional and can be worn all day long.

Don Ressler is one of the two co-founders of TechStyle Group as well as Fabletics. He leads the company not by primarily using current market trends in order to make decisions. Instead, his eye is on what women want. They use a variety of ways to determine this demand including focus groups and consumer testing. Over and over he heard complaints from women about the athletic wear industries. The complaints were that it was way too expensive to buy anything. Many women also said that more often than not the look of athletic wear was garish and it often didn’t even fit very well. Additionally, they complained too much of it wasn’t comfortable and to top it off they fell apart way too soon.

In putting together what Fabletics would offer to solve all of these problems, Don Ressler teamed up with the actress Kate Hudson. She is now the face of the brand and offers women great clothing that looks great a great price. They have clothing that fits all types of women including different weight and body styles. Kate Hudson is a very popular actress with women and she puts a friendly and confident face on the Fabletics brand.

When starting up Fabletics, Don Ressler ran into a number of issues including that of funding. He was able to overcome this issue and another one that was a huge problem which is complexity. The goal was to make clothing both fashionable and functional which no one could provide to Fabletics. As he has years of experience in the industry, Ressler and his team at the company solved these problems and were able to start offering women high-quality clothing that feels very comfortable.

Fabletics clothing is sold on their website. The website features a discount system where in exchange for paying $50 a month each customer gets discounted clothing that is delivered free of shipping charges. They also offer reward points on each purchase which can be redeemed on future purchases. Looking to the future, Ressler is expanding what is offered on the website by expanding their clothing sizes to plus-sized women.

Leo DiCaprio Invests in CEO Livio Bisterzo’s Hippeas Snacks

     Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners, a private equity firm recently invested in Hippeas and their unique chickpea puff snacks. The total amount DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners invested in is unknown. Hippeas was launched by Green Park Brands Inc. and their headquarters are based in Santa Monica, California and in the U.K. Green Park Brands Inc. was founded by CEO Livio Bisterzo. Livio stated that his company has accumulated an amount of roughly $2,5 million after the newest investments kicked off. He hopes to receive $11 million in wholesale for his company by this year alone. The innovative healthy snacks are trendsetting and the company has faith that it will market extremely well. The Hippeas brand of chickpea puff snacks can be currently found at Starbucks as well as U.S. store shelves such as Albertsons and Vons. The price for a single 1-ounce bag of Hippeas currently goes for $1.95 at Starbucks. Kroger and Target can expect the puff snacks on their shelves sometime later this year.

Born and raised in Italy, Livio Bisterzo is the CEO of Green Park Brands Inc. He now lives married with three children in Los Angeles, California. Livio graduated in 2002 at the University of the Arts London with a BA Honers degree in Business and Management in Fashion. The entrepreneur got his start in 2003 when he founded an events business. Green Park’s aim is to create innovative food and beverages that are healthy and will possibly appeal to the health, environmental and socially conscious population. The company’s brand of healthy snacks called Hippeas is expected to be the next global snack craze. The charitable brand has recently partnered up with Farm Africa to help African farmers. For every bag of Hippeas sold, impoverished East African farmers will be financially supported to hopefully live prosperous lives.

For more, please read about the Snack That Gained Support From Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cancer Treatment Centers Of America Team Up With NFL Alumni and LabCorp

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America along with the NFL Alumni Association and LabCorp will create a trio of prostate cancer awareness screenings. They will be offering the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screenings to the community to help raise awareness and educate on the disease. Prostate cancer has become one of the most common cancers among men and they are all working together in efforts to increase awareness of the early benefits of detection. The entire month of September will allow for the screenings up until mid-October. Many of the men may meet certain criteria and receive the screening for free. Others will be required to pay a small fee of $25. Each patient must sign up for the screening and make sure that the service is completed within six months of the sign up date.

An alarming amount of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Statistics show that one in seven people will be diagnosed with the cancer. The American Cancer Society has estimated that over 161,000 new patient’s will be treated for prostate cancer in 2017. The experts at CTCA will evaluate your medical history and assess your family history to identify whether or not you’re at a high risk for the cancer. They recommend screenings take place at the beginning of age 40 if you’re considered high risk.

The NFL Alumni Association will be involved in the campaign to get the word out to the public and help raise awareness for the necessity of the screenings. The Alumni Association consists of former NFL players, coaches, cheerleaders and spouses. LabCorp will assist with the screenings at the four different facilities that will be doing the screenings. For more information visit the CTCA website and take part in signing up early and taking a positive approach to screening for prostate cancer.

Livio Bisterzo Brings Changes to The World Using Chickpeas

     Hippeas is a natural snack tickling every American taste bud. The snack is manufactured by Green Park Holdings owned by Livio Bisterzo. Renowned investors who include Seth Rodsky of Strand Equity Partners and actor and conservationist Leonardo DiCaprio have invested in the tantalizing snack.

“Tastes good and do good” is the philosophy of the company that manufactures the tasty snack. Hippeas are made from organic chickpeas. The puffs are made with six various flavors. Their brand names are Far Out Fajita, Siracha Sunrise, Happenin Hickory, Maple Haze, Vegan White Cheddar and Pepper Power. The snack hit the stores in 2016, March and consumers received it well.

Last year the revenue of the company managed to increase to 2.5 million dollars, and Bisterzo is apprehensive that the figures will continue increasing to 11 million dollars this year. The CEO forfeited his shares in a tea line company and men grooming products to focus on Hippeas. When he introduced the snack in the market, the businessman was optimistic that it would be successful.

Currently, Hippeas is being sold in over twenty thousand stores. This includes renowned stores such as Albertsons, Vons, and Starbucks. By the end of 2017, Kroger Co. and Target Stores will also join the list. Bisterzo also sells his products in Britain where he has a store.

Bisterzo has partnered with a charity organization called Farm Africa, an organization aiming to end hunger in the globe and brings significant economic independence to the Eastern Africa communities in the rural areas. Proceeds from each Hippeas bag that is bought will be given to these farmers to finance their farming practices and subsequently end poverty. The natural organic snacks are very profitable and such brands are in huge demand all over the world.

The CEO of Green Park Holdings is Bisterzo. The Italian businessman is a serial entrepreneur who has managed to head numerous business ventures. That includes an event business, a consumer brand, and a hospitality business among others. Bisterzo started Green Park Holdings in 2015. Hippeas is the company’s first brand. The chickpeas brand was instigated in April 2016.

The Earth-Friendly Snack of Livio Bisterzo Receives Support from Leonardo DiCaprio

     Livio Bisterzo is the CEO and founder of a company known as Green Park Holdings. His new product HIPPEAS appears to be taking the U.S. by storm. Together with his partners, Livio Bisterzo believes that goodness is very important in their business that ‘do good’ and ‘tastes good’ are the philosophies of the company.

Mr. Bisterzo is glad to have Seth Rodsky of Equity Partners and actor Leonardo DiCaprio as investors. HIPPEAS makes organic chickpea puffs available in six different flavors. His memorable snacks names are Pepper Power, Happenin’ Hickory, Far Out Fajita, Siracha Sunrise, Vegan White Cheddar, and Maple Haze.

Mr. Bisterzo began selling his products early in March last year immediately after introducing the brand on to the market. Ever since his business has been a hit. For instance, in 2016, the company’s revenue increased to $2.5 million. Livio Bisterzo hopes the sales for this year will rise to $11 million.

It appears that the hard work of Livio Bisterzo has paid off. Presently, he has successfully placed his products in some important stores such as Vons, Albertsons, and Starbucks. Moreover, Kroger Co. and Target Stores will be displaying his products later this year. Additionally, Mr. Bisterzo has an office in Britain where he sells his products to the people of Great Britain. In total, over 20,000 stores have Livio Bisterzo’s products on their shelves.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Before investing in Livio’s company, Leonardo DiCaprio was in health food genre. Additionally, he was an ardent environmentalist. Most recently, the actor made a Love in the Wild investment. According to Leonardo DiCaprio, the fact that Livio’s company offers people plant-based snacks drew him to the company.

Leonardo’s dedication to the environment is well established. He founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 with the main beneficiaries being biodiversity and habitat conservation. Moreover, Leonardo is a Messenger of Peace for Climate for the U.N.

Leonardo DiCaprio is very much committed to the conservation of the planet and wildlife. He serves on various organization boards that promote these causes such as the World Wildlife Fund, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pristine Seas, and Oceans 5.

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Clay Siegall leads the way in the development of antibody drug conjugates

Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the pace at which cancer research was moving forward began to stagnate. The huge gains of the 1950s to the 1970s began to give way to a period of lesser growth in the number of effective new treatments that were hitting the market. But for a team of researchers at Bristol-Myers Squibb, this stagnation of cancer treatment innovation would motivate them to create one of the most novel treatments ever to hit the cancer pharmaceutical industry.

Clay Siegall is one of the nation’s leading cancer researchers and one of the most successful pharmaceutical CEOs in the country today. But back in the mid-90s, Dr. Siegall was still a senior researcher at Bristol-Myers Squibb. There, he was leading a team that was developing new kinds of drugs. These were broadly termed targeted cancer therapies. The idea behind these drugs was to develop the means by which malignant tissue itself could specifically be targeted, without releasing massive quantities of highly toxic chemicals into the patient’s bloodstream.

Dr. Siegall and his team began working on a highly novel subclass of targeted therapies known as antibody drug conjugates. Antibody drug conjugates take advantage of the human body’s own immune system. By developing a large number of synthetic antibodies to the antigens produced by specific tumor types, Dr. Siegall and his team were able to find mechanisms to deliver highly lethal cytotoxins to the site of the tumor itself. Only then were the payload of toxins released into the tumor tissues, virtually eliminating all side effects associated with traditional chemotherapy, which rely on the systemic release of incredibly toxic agents.

In 1998, Dr. Siegall founded Seattle Genetics, a company dedicated solely to the production and research of new antibody drug conjugates. Throughout the 2000’s, Seattle Genetics worked to develop the first FDA-approved, viable antibody drug conjugate. In 2011, the company met its goal. ADCetris is the first FDA-approved antibody drug conjugate to hit the market. It is approved for treatment of refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a disease of the immune system that causes uncontrolled production of diseased white blood cells.

This drug is currently only approved for second-line treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But soon, Dr. Siegall expects it to be approved for first-line treatment as well. This will mark a tectonic shift in the way that cancer is treated in the United States.