Monday, December 28, 2009

Deven Parekh Insight Venture Patrners Helping You Succeed

Deven Parekh Insight Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on the global software, internet and data services industries helping you succeed. Deven Parekh received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in economic and finance most of his career. He has worked for such firms as Berenson Minella and The Blackstone Group where he was involved in both M & A advisory and principal activities. Deven Parekh Insight Venture Partners continues to let him pursue his love of economics and venture capital.

Deven Parekh is also a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. This fellowship honors Henry Crown of Chicago for honor, integrity, industry and philanthropy. The award is something that Mr. Parekh is very proud of. The Aspen Institute has many different programs to help foster the work they do. Deven Parekh also has non-profit activities that he is involved in as well. One of those that he is real proud of is Publicolor which he sits on the board of. This organization uses color, and painting to engage and motivate disaffected teenaged students in a very positive way. Deven Parekh Insight Venture Partners still continues to be one of his passion as it lets him do what he loves.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Amos Tamam Blazing His Own Path

When you heard the name Amos Tamam you may be surprised how this electrical engineer from Israel has changed the way we do things. Arriving in the United States in the early 1980's all he was looking for was an opportunity and once he got it he has not slowed down since. Starting out by servicing taxicabs in a fleet garage in New York City some 30 years later Amos Tamam is now the CEO of Verifone Corporation. The Verifone Corporation is a industry leader in providing technology to let taxicabs accept credit cards.

Giving the taxicab the ability to except credit cards has really changed the industry and made it much safer for cab drivers who now do not have to carry as much cash. Amos Tamam innovations can be felt everywhere in the Taxi industry from being able to accept credit cards to the taxi meter. He continues to work on innovations for the industry and do not be surprised if the next taxi you take has some of his innovations.

NFL Scores Week 3

Sunday, September 27th

Washington 14 Final
Detroit 19

Green Bay 36 Final
St. Louis 17

San Francisco 24 Final
Minnesota 27

Atlanta 10 Final
New England 26

Tennessee 17 Final
NY Jets 24

Kansas City 14 Final
Philadelphia 34

NY Giants 24 Final
Tampa Bay 0

Cleveland 3 Final
Baltimore 34

Jacksonville 31 Final
Houston 24

Chicago 25 Final
Seattle 19

New Orleans 27 Final
Buffalo 7

Pittsburgh 20 Final
Cincinnati 23

Denver 23 Final
Oakland 3

Miami 13 Final
San Diego 23

Indianapolis 31 Final
Arizona 10

Dallas 21
Carolina 7

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dallas Wants To Move Ellis

Dallas Cowboys veteran outside linebacker Greg Ellis finally may get his wish to be traded or released by the club, as the Cowboys have reached out to at least two teams to measure interest in a deal, according to a club source.

Cowboys have approached the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals about a possible trade. Ellis has longtime ties to Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who held the same position with the Cowboys. Ellis, 33, did not participate in Thursday's organized team activities session. If the Cowboys release him, which seems the most likely result, they'll save the $4.15 million he's scheduled to make in 2009.

Linus Gitahi Leading The Nation Media Group

Linus Gitahi knows that hard work is the foundation to getting things done and he is a prime example of that. Gitahi had a long and fruitful career for GlaxoSmithKline where he worked his way all the way up to CEO of the Lagos based GlaxoSmithKline West Africa. After that he left GlaxoSmithKline to join the Nation Media Group where he became the Chief Executive officer. Linus Gitahi also has a fond affection for the people of Kenya and that is one of the reasons he loves his job and helping them out as much as he can.

Linus Gitahi is married to Pauline Gitahi and has two daughters Julie and Sheila. He also enjoys playing golf and squash as well. Linus Gitahi enjoys Kenya and all it has to offer and with his job he tries to show everyone what this beautiful country has to offer the world as well.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Will He or Won't he Brett Everyone Wants To Know

It seems Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings story just will not end and Yahoo Sports who reporting Brett won't play may have to change that story. It all hings on his shoulder that he injured last year with the New york Jets. Favre's throwing arm appears to be a pivotal factor in whether he comes out of retirement to play for the Minnesota Vikings. A source close to the situation told ESPN's Jeremy Schaap on Friday that X-rays of Favre's right shoulder -- he has pain resulting from a torn biceps tendon -- have been sent to the Vikings and that the X-rays are in the process of being evaluated. If it is determined by Favre's and the Vikings' medical people that he needs anything less than "major" surgery on his shoulder, Favre will unretire to play for the Vikings, the source said.

Now I love Brett Favre, but this story is getting plain silly. I mean either say your going to play or just stay retired as many Viking fans want to know what is going on. No matter what happens everyone will still be on edge until something is finally decided.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Albert Haynesworth 100 Million Dollar Man

Albert Haynesworth was expecting a big payday and that is exactly what he got to the tune of 100 million dollars over seven years. Haynesworth who played for the Tennessee Titans and had a banner season this year wanted some big money and the Washington Redskins rolled the brinks truck up to him and signed him. We will have to see if Haynesworth lives up to his tag of the 100 million dollar man now.

The Washington Redskins also signed Deangelo Hall to a 54 million dollar deal. I guess there is no recession in Washington as Daniel Sndyer has never been afraid to spend the money. This should help make his defense one of the best in the league. They were good last year, but having these two for long term can only help them.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Michael Vick Gets House Arrest

With no room for Michael Vick at a halfway house he will be confined to his home and on house arrest for the rest of his sentence. he will wear an ankle monitoring bracelet so he can be tracked. he is not allowed to leave the home unless he gets permission from his probation officer.

For Vick I will bet he cannot wait until his July release day where once again he will be a free man. It will be interesting to see how much he has learned and what he has taken from his experience. He has a tough road ahead, but one he will probably embrace and give it his best shot. he has always been that way and I do not look for that to change anytime soon. Below is a cute video with Michael Vick in it.

Tampa Bay Cut Five Including Derrick Brooks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to be cleaning house and I do not think they are going about it the right way. They brought in a much younger coach and I guess they think it is time to rebuild the franchise so they let go of five veterans from the team. As expected Ike Hillard,Joey Galloway, Warrick Dunn,and Cato June were released. Now the shocker was they also cut 11 time Pro-Bowler derrick Brooks who is 35 years old which is a shock to many including me.

Yes, Brooks has slowed up some, but still is a player that you can use to win games. Trust me if Jon Gruden did not think Brooks could get the job done he would have cut him a long time ago. The Buccaneers said they wanted to head in a direction of younger players, but the bottom line is if the younger players were better they would have been playing. It looks like it maybe a very long season for Buccaneer fans and that is a shame.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hector Kabande Focusing On Family First

Hector Kabande was raised in a household where family values, great food, and great hospiality was what he was taught. Mr. Kabande came to the United States and studied Hotel management when he returned he started to work in the restaurant industry before joining the family hotel business. Hector Kabande developed a love for food during his time in the restaurant and hotel business and still has a passion for it today.

Hector has many favorite recepies that you will be able to find on his blog. Hector Kabande still has the same passion for things just like his family did when he was growing up. You can check out his blog and some of Hector's recipe's at Hector's Receipes.

Braden Power Believe's in Communities

The one thing that Braden Power believes in more than anything is the community atmosphere. His constructing business is more than just putting up buildings it is also about giving communities a chance to grow and prosper which means a lot to Braden Power.

In today's world of corporations not caring much about the community anymore it is nice to see people who want to do the right things and make the community system grow by constructing buildings that have the residents in mind. This shows the power of what people can do if they put their minds to things. Braden Power has a vision and he is putting his vision to work for the good of people and the communities they live in.

Plenty of Underclassmen Leave, But Some Coming Back

It is good to see some underclassmen are deciding to stay in college and finish their degrees and enjoying the college life their senior season. Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, and now Sam Bradford have all decided that they will be back for their seniors season to try and win a National Championship. This year so many underclassmen have opted for the NFL it is great to see some who actually want to come back and play.

There are many reasons players choose to leave early, but the reality is many do not make it and maybe another year under their belt would have helped them. You really never know, but i am glad three of college football's better players have decided to come back for another year.

Norman Steisel Deputy Mayor Getting the Job Done

Most people will tell you when you deal with city budgets and people sometimes it is hard to balance both of them, but not for Norman Steisel Deputy Mayor. He has been in and out of city government holding several jobs and each time he has shown the leadership that is needed to make sure everything gets done. His background in investment banking and government service shows you he finishes what he starts with precision and a desire to be the best he can be.

Today, Norman Steisel Deputy Mayor keeps busy as the Executive Vice-President and CEO of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Through the years Norman Steisel Deputy Mayor has served in many different capacities and continues to show he is a leader that gets the job done no matter what is laid in front of him.