Surviving With Wengie

There are a few survival hacks that you can follow that Wengie has posted online. She wants you to know that even the simplest thing that you have on your person can be used for your protection in the event that you fear for your life. They can also be used if you’re stuck in a situation where you need anything from heat to a light source.

 

If you’re ever in a burning building and you’re a female, you can use your bra as a mask. Put the straps around the back of the head so that you have the cloth part of the bra on the face so that smoke or dust doesn’t enter the nose and mouth. Another hack is to burn the food that you have if you’re outside for a while. You could eat half of the food and burn the other half for a heat source so that you stay warm until you’re rescued.

 

You can make a fire out of a water bottle. Use the curved part of the water bottle as a magnifying glass. Focus the brightest part of a beam onto a piece of water or a leaf to start a spark. This might take a little while to learn how to do, but it will usually result in a fire. If you find yourself ever choking you can place a fist on the midpoint of the sternum or fall down hard on your hands on a chair or desk, similar to how someone owuld give you the Heimlich maneuver.

 

Williamson County Gets Solutions from Transit Experts on Dealing with Traffic

A majority of the transit discussions held at the Austin area mostly focus on it. However, a recent Williamson County Growth Summit discussed about the challenges in transportation based on the requirements of the suburban communities in the region. The panel involved in the discussion included Mike Heiligenstein, executive director Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Joseph Kopser, founder RideScout LLC, Leandre Johns, Uber Technologies Texas external affairs director and Jared Ficklin. Jared is from ArgoDesign and is a product designer focused on transportation. Jared has proposed the construction of an aerial gondola system for the Central Austin area. The event took place at Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center. The discussion mainly focused on the changes technology is bringing to the Austin area and in the world at large.

 

 

New Technologies

 

 

Mike Heiligenstein noted that the new technologies like ridesharing apps and driverless vehicles will transform the transport infrastructure but Austin area will still need to invest in this sector further. Mike held the opinion that the roads in Austin area have to be developed to add to the number and make them smarter. He added that this would be the best option to satisfy the demands of the fast increasing population in the area especially in the suburbs like Williamson County.

 

 

Steps to be taken by Policymakers

 

 

Ficklin stressed on the importance of ensuring land-use and building codes remain flexible. He was responding to a question asked by Alan McGraw, the Round Rock mayor and panel moderator on how the policymakers ought to prepare to curb future transportation needs. Ficklin addressed the issue of autonomous vehicles requiring roads and parking garages. He stated that the future garages will measure five feet tall, just an inch taller than the vehicle and have multiple levels. That does not fit into any present building codes and hence the need to ensure their flexibility.

 

 

About Mike Heiligenstein

 

 

Heiligenstein is the executive director of CTRMA (Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority) in Austin, Texas. Mike has worked with the authority since it was incepted and was in charge when it completed its first development project, 183A based in Williamson County. This was the first project to change to an all-electronic cashless method of toll collection. Mike is the current International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association president and serves on the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s advisory Board. He also works with a number of working groups and committees that deal with transportation-related issues.

 

 

About CTRMA

 

 

CTRMA is a self-governing government agency that was incepted in 2002 to oversee the designing of a modern and regional transport network for the Central Texas area. The authority’s present and future projects are part of a well planned multi-modal transportation structure designed to satisfy the various mobility needs of a fast-growing region.

 

Learn more:

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/heiligenstein-mopac-project-one-many-mobility-solutions/xMGCtppQvuEzYlFe8FuhSK/

http://www.mobilityauthority.com/about/executive-director.php

Goettl Air Conditioning’s Ken Goodrich Gives to the Community and Grows the Company

Kenneth Goodrich grew up holding the flashlight for his father, Duncan Goodrich, on service calls for Goettl Air Conditioning. Today, he owns the company, is aggressively growing it in the Las Vegas area, and is generously giving to the community.

Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1939, and operates in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and California areas. Ken Goodrich purchased the company in 2013 and now has purchased Moore Air Conditioning, part of a plan to add 100+ jobs in the Las Vegas area over the next 12 months and grow Goettl Air Conditioning by 50% in 2017. The purchase of Moore Air Conditioning adds 300+ years of experience to Goettl.

Goodrich has created an endowment at the College of Southern Nevada in honor of his father, the J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Program. This program will train technicians, creating a steady supply of job applicants for Goettl to employ as it grows. To give back to the community, Goodrich sponsors the Kenneth D. Goodrich CSN Post-9/11 Veteran HVAC Employment Program, intended to create job opportunities for veterans.

Goodrich also sponsors a tool scholarship, an important component of becoming an HVAC technician. The Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award’s first recipient is Nick Hughes, a former member of the U.S. Navy and the newest member of the Goettl Air Conditioning family. Nick will receive $1000 of tools to begin his new career. Goodrich sponsors an additional scholarship, the “Son of a Gun” Scholarship, awarded to a student from a multiple generation family in the air conditioning industry, much like Goodrich’s own family. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/goettl-air-conditioning-owner-ken-goodrich-rewards-veteran-college-of-southern-nevada-student-300267374.html#continue-jump

Goettl Air Conditioning offers the installation of central air units, UV germicidal lights, furnaces, radiant heating systems, heat pumps, ductless mini splits, air cleaners, and more for residential and commercial customers. http://www.goettl.com/

Goettl Air Conditioning Owner Announces Scholarship for Veterans

The issue of how returning veterans should be treated when they return to society after spending time on active duty with the U.S. Military. A growing number of veterans are looking to retrain in different careers, which I feel offers us a great way to give something back to these brave people; PR Newswire recently wrote about a new scholarship created by Goettl Air Conditioning owner Ken Goodrich that provides $1,000 for a graduating veteran to buy tools for their career each school year at the College of Southern Nevada.

Goettl is one of the best known HVAC service providers in Nevada and Arizona as the company was first founded in 1939 and has been in existence ever since. I already knew of the services offered by Goettl Air Conditioning that include both repair and maintenance options, which allows the individual the chance to work within a contract that ensures the HVAC system of any property is maintained to work at its maximum potential.
Goettl Air Conditioning has recently been on a return to success under the leadership of Ken Goodrich who has been working to bring success to this impressive and historic company first established by Gust and Adam Goettl; the company was the premier HVAC company in Nevada and Arizona for a number of years before departing the state. Since being purchased by Ken Goodrich the company has returned to Las Vegas and greater success than ever before.

Goodrich is hoping to continue his scholarship and widespread sponsorship of the HVAC studies at the College of Southern Nevada with a range of scholarships and awards. Ken Goodrich understands the difficulties those entering the HVAC industry often have in getting the latest tools, which are expensive and difficult to buy for those on a limited budget and I believe inspired him to create this impressive scholarship.

FreedomPop – A New Spin On Wireless Service

FreedomPop is doing something that no one else in the mobile service arena is doing. The way traditional service providers work is by purchasing a talking minutes, data, and SMS in bulk from large carriers like AT&T, and then reselling those services to customers at a markup to create their profit. FreedomPop on the other hand is purchasing only data from these large service providers, and then using other services to support voice and SMS features.

Voice services can be supplied from a data plan by using a technology call VoIP, which transmits sound digitally through a data connection. SMS messaging can be supported using only a data connection as well through various protocols and applications on users’ smart phones. By purchasing only data from the large service providers, FreedomPop is able to save money on their contracts, and in turn they are able to pass those savings onto their customers. Will this business model work out for them in the end? Only time will tell, but the numbers are looking strong for them right now. As of the time of this writing, FreedomPop has raised a total of 59 million dollars over the past three years, has hundreds of thousands of customers, and show no signs of slowing down. Sprint is certainly taking them seriously. They were in talks with FreedomPop in June 2014 to buy them out for somewhere between $250 million and $450 million.

FreedomPop was originally founded by CEO Steven Sesar and Stephen Stokols in 2011. Before deciding to start FreedomPop, Stephen Stokols worked as the CEO of a video-chat entertainment startup by the name of Woo Media. Using Clearwire’s 4G network, the company began to offer mobile and wireless internet services in the United States, and was successfully able to convert 20% of its free user base to paid subscribers in December 2012.

Exploring Data Cloud Security With CipherCloud

Interned is an interesting platform that has availed many opportunities for various people in the world. This is an arena that allows you to connect with people across the world within the click of a button. For business people, this has been a great relief to their operations. They have easily accessed larger markets and an array of information that has helped them make their products and services better. What is more interesting is the fact that buying does not require one to keep traveling to physical shops. It can be done online without much strain. However, this convenience has come with various challenges. It is not easy to transact through a system that is not secured well. Cases of fraud have increased, something that has led to losses among many individuals. CipherCloud with their modern technology have worked to enhance online security and to help investors secure their businesses. The company has been offering useful software that helps to keep cloud connectivity secure.

CipherCloud was launched in 2010 and since its launch, they have managed to handle more than 100 cases of security violation. Their team has offered analysis to most of these situations and the results have showed weak security systems or poor configuration that makes it easy for fraudsters to penetrate. This is one of the areas they have offered 100% solution to many. They have designed software that is strong enough to hide all details that entail the development of any website they work on. All database information is also kept secret and secure from anyone who might want to access some details without permission.

Creating a chest that can work against efforts of hacking is one of the attempts CipherCloud has made successfully so far. They have well trained experts, so reliability on their part is something that can be expected. The hiring process within CipherCloud is well coordinated to ensure the professionals added to the team are capable individuals who are willing to learn and research on various topics. Creativity forms the basic requirement that can help one to join the company. Their search for well rounded individuals who are able to design unique software has been successful and the few experts they have hired have proved able and willing to offer their best in the work.

Data encryption forms some of the basic parts that CipherCloud have been working on for the time they have been operational. This includes setting up of strong systems that are capable of restricting access to the database. CipherCloud has developed unique software that has helped premier institutions like banks to easily secure their systems and this has helped them to remain relevant and useful in the industry for many years.

An Overview of CipherCloud Company

CipherCloud is San Jose-based internet Security Company that deals cloud adoption, security control and compliance. It offers services such as data loss prevention and recovery, malware detection and removal, Strong Searchable Encryptions, risk assessment, and cloud application usage and discovery. In addition, it offers anomaly-monitoring services and tokenization. Tokenization is the substitution of sensitive data with insensitive equivalent. CipherCloud’s job is to encrypt data in real time before it is transmitted to cloud environment through Searchable Strong Encryption approved by FIPS. Once the data gets to the cloud environment, it can only be decrypted under the condition that the authorized user retrieves and returns it back to the cloud environment. The encryptions keys are usually stored locally in the authorized user’s server and it is never shared to the cloud providers.

History of CipherCloud

Provin Kothari founded the company in 2010. In 2011, Kothari integrated Amazon web services into his company, which previously worked in Salesforce.com alone. The new workforce raised the sales of the company to $1.4 million. CipherCloud also reaped similar amount from Andreessen Horowitz’s investments in the same year. In 2012, the company’s Gmail encryption solution was released. The new encryption allowed encryption of other platforms such as Chatter, Force.com, and Microsoft office 365 .CipherCloud also launched a new app called ‘Connect AnyApp in the same year. The app enables the users to choose the web pages they want to be encrypted and the data operations and formats remains unchanged. In December 2012, CipherCloud received an investment funding worth $30 million from Index ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. In addition, Deutsche Telekom, through the capital arm of T-ventures contributed in this funding round. Not to forget Andreessen’s partner, JohnJack, who from their joint venture, joined England CipherCloud executive board. The company expanded its offices in London, England. In 2013, CipherCloud opened an additional office in Australia.

In 2014, the firm launched Cloud Discovery, a new product used by companies to analyze cloud application and assess the applications’ financial risk within the firm. The Forbes magazine indicated that Cloud Discovery is capable of analyzing several cloud applications such as IT management, CRM, HR, file sharing, productivity and collaboration.

The firm closed its funding round B in 2014 with total profits of $50 million. Existing investors such as T-ventures and Andreessen Horowitz led the successful venture including Delta partners who joined later led the successful funding round.

Newlin Wins Major Case, Gains Notice

A lot of times people have to have a reason to pay attention to people before they begin to notice someone. That was what helped propel Dan Newlin into the public spotlight in the Orlando, Florida area. He won a major case in which he got a $100 million settlement for the family of a 15 year old girl injured in the crossfire of a gang shootout.

The amount of money is likely what helped generate headlines in the first place. However, the hard work that Newlin put into this case and other cases like this that he works on all the time are what should be appreciated. He now has greater than 10 years of experience fighting these types of personal injury settlement cases in the courts. That is important because these types of cases come up quite frequently in the Orlando area.

One of the ways that Newlin gained experience before becoming a lawyer was by being both a police officer and a firefighter prior to that. There are not too many people in life that can say that they have done all that. However, this particular man has wanted to be a public servant like this for most of his life. He has now taken the talents he naturally possesses and the knowledge he has gained on the jobs of his past to help even more people.

The fact that he is now looking to expand his practice will directly impact the lives of many people who are in the area. Those people do not even know at this moment that they will someday become clients of this man, but that is indeed the case for at least some of them. They will likely benefit greatly from having such an experienced attorney working on their very serious cases.

Eric Pulier’s success in the technology industry: The story of ServiceMesh

Founded in 2008, ServiceMesh acts as a proficient, cloud-based platform for IT services. In situations where companies require an IT department but lack the infrastructure or desire for their company to govern and manage its performance, ServiceMesh provides an IT delivery model available at any time. This model covers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, internally and externally, as cloud providers that respond quickly and effectively while still dramatically cutting expenses. Thus, in a world where businesses function at their best by contracting infrastructure elsewhere, and therefore can focus on their original design, ServiceMesh demonstrates a vital position for companies everywhere.

Mr. Eric Pulier co-founded ServiceMesh and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for many years. Before that, however, he founded and chaired several companies such as Santa Monica Media Corporation, SOA Software, Interactive Video Technology, Desktone, and U.S Interactive, among many. He was also honored with creating the Presidential Technology Exhibition where it was presented for the Starbright Foundation. His work as an expert in software and digital industries for twenty years has made him known as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in technology. It is no surprise, then, of ServiceMesh’s growth under his leadership before its acquisition by CSC and beyond.

In summary, ServiceMesh acts as a medium for IT services to expand across businesses through a cloud-based service. It has been quite successful alongside Mr. Pulier’s leadership and has since seen a great deal of growth upon acquisition by CSC and the years afterward. Mr. Pulier’s own history of entrepreneurial management has transferred nicely to ServiceMesh and is likely one of many reasons its seen success. Therefore, it is evident that the company should continue to expect unbridled growth even after Mr. Pulier leaves his position as Chief Executive Officer. Likewise, the growth seen in ServiceMesh represents an emerging tradition among the technology industry of uniform accomplishment and innovation.

Forbes 500 Company Computer Sciences Corporation and Eric Pulier

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader in professional information technology services and solutions, using only the best industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale to serve clients for over 50 years.

Started in April 16, 1959 by Roy Nutt and Fletcher Jones, CSC began by providing programming tools such as Compiler and assembling software.

In the 60s, it provided software writing services for major computer manufacturers, of which included IBM and Honeywell, and secured contracts for the US public sector with NASA and other companies. By 1963, CSC had already become the largest software company in the US and was first to be listed on the American Stock Exchange. Just 5 years later, they were already listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has operations in multiple areas of the world, including Canada, India, and Germany.

Company headquarters remained at El Segundo, California up until 2008, where headquarters relocated to Annandale, Virginia. Eric Pulier joined Computer Sciences Corporation in order to manage its cloud-computing department as Vice President and General Manager in 2013.

Now, Computer Sciences Corporation reports $12.2 billion in revenue, has over 70,000 employees in over 70 countries, has remained in the Fortune 500 since 1995, ranking 162 in 2012, is in Forbes Global 2000 list, and was even ranked 8th in Software Magazine’s Software 500, which ranked the world’s largest software and service providers.

About Eric Pulier
Eric Pulier went to Harvard University, where he studied English and American Literature, Computer Science, and Visual and Environmental Studies. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree. Nowadays, Pulier is a father of four and serves on the board of The Painted Turtle, a summer camp for children with chronic illnesses, and the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

Pulier is also founder of over 15 companies, some of which include Akana, Desktone, and Media Platform. Chosen by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, he created and executed the Presidential Exhibition in 1997 – called “The Bridge to the 21st Century” – for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. As a result, he was asked by Morley Winograd, the Vice president’s Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, to join him on the board when he became Chairman of the Center for Telecommunications Management at the USC Marshal School, where Pulier served for 4 years. Currently, Pulier works as Founder and Executive Director for Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council, Chief Executive Officer and Co – Founder of ServiceMesh, Founder of Desktone, and Founder and Executive Chairman at Akana.