August 17, 2015 · Business · (No comments)

Cosmetics are fun. They come in all kinds and all different colors, and woman like to experience different looks with them. And, while some woman choose to stick with the more basic of colors, some woman like to go ahead and do crazy things with their makeup. There are woman who choose to wear unique colors, and for them, there is a great new brand available.
Lime Crime is a brand that offers makeup like what is available from no other makeup brand out there. Lime Crime is a unique company that many woman have fallen in love with, already. When someone wants to put on a bold look for a party for a little get together, they can go ahead and purchase something from Lime Crime, and they will have the time of their lives. Lime Crime’s makeup is different and fun, and many woman have chosen to wear it instead of the boring stuff that they would usually wear, since it has come out.
So, when someone is looking to have a little bit more fun than normal with their makeup, or if they are looking for a gift for a friend who they know likes to be bold in the makeup that they wear, then Lime Crime would be a brand that they should be keeping their eyes on. This brand offers something unique to the people who are brave enough to try it. Those who put it on are able to express their emotions through their makeup. Not every makeup brand offers you the chance to do that. Not every makeup brand allows you to go this deep with the makeup that someone puts on.
If a woman has been looking for a brand of makeup that will make her feel beautiful, and that will make her look like no one else that she knows, then she will want to start paying attention to the brand mentioned above. She will be able to have a lot of fun with the options that are offered to her from this brand. She’ll be able to do everything that she wants to in regard to expressing the mood that she is currently in, and so much more. This brand is a special brand that will make her feel, and look, just as unique as she is. Her feelings will be shown when she wears this brand of makeup, and she will look beautiful doing it.

August 15, 2015 · Business · (No comments)

Bruce Levenson’s Early Life and First Forays in Business

Bruce Levenson is of Jewish descent. He was born in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. and grew up in the nearby suburban community of Chevy Chase, Maryland. After completing high school, Bruce went on to study at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Washington University with a bachelor of arts degree and is a prominent alumni member.

After graduating from college, Bruce began a career in journalism. He wrote for the now defunct newspaper, the Washington Star in his hometown of Washington D.C. He also wrote for Observer Publishing in Pennsylvania. While working as a journalist he also studied law at American University in Washington D.C. He received two degrees from American University, first receiving a JD degree and later an LLD degree in law.

Bruce Levenson’s first foray into business was in 1977. Along with his good friend Ed Paskowitz, he founded United Communications Group. The company first consisted of a newspaper that was solely focused on the oil industry. It highlighted developments and trends in the oil industry around the world. The company has since grown to include information, analysis and news on many different industries such as the healthcare, telecommunications, energy and mortgage banking industry. United Communications Group is famous for being the owner and operator of the gas price application for smartphones called Gas Buddy which gives people information on where to find the lowest gas prices in their area.

Mr. Levenson is also actively involved in Tech Target Inc. which was a spinoff company from USG. He is currently a board member at Tech Target and was a crucial figure in the company’s founding. Tech Target is a company that provides marketing tools and statistics for technology vendors that wish to target large information technology purchasers such as I.T. departments in major corporations.

Mr. Levenson Gets Involved in the Sports Industry

Bruce Levenson made a bold move in 2004 when he and United Communications Group co-founder Ed Paskowitz decided to purchase a majority share of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL. The pair created the Atlanta Spirit company to purchase the two professional sports teams and to operate their stadium, Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. They sold the Atlanta Thrashers who have relocated to Winnipeg, Canada in 2011 and just recently sold the majority share of the Atlanta Hawks for a total of $730 million. With those two sales, Bruce Levenson had left the professional sports industry.

Giving Back to the Community

Being of Jewish descent and married to a daughter of a holocaust survivor, Bruce Levenson is a strong supporter of Jewish organizations, museums and charities. He is a major donor to U.S Holocaust Museum and a supporter of Jewish organizations such as Birthright Israel and the Jewish Federation. He is also involved with non-profits such as Seeds of Peace.

August 7, 2015 · Luxury · 1 comment

Imagine moving to New York City and living in one of the beautiful luxury apartments. The fact is that the city has very diverse neighborhoods. There are a few things to consider before signing the lease on a luxury apartment. Most think about the features that they would like to have along with the amenities. However, it is also a good idea to consider the location, demographics, and the type of features and amenities that are included with the apartment. Let’s take a closer look.

Does the location really matter? Of course, it is one of the most important things to consider. Would you want to reside in a location that is miles away from your job. Living in a location that is filled with noise is also something to avoid. Perhaps, you would prefer to live in a place that is near all the popular restaurants, shopping, and shows. Others might prefer a more residential setting.

Who are the residents in the building? It pays to know the demographics in the building. For example, would you like to move into a building that is filled with senior citizens, if you are a twenty year old single male? Would you move into a building filled with married couples and screaming children, if you were a young business woman? Certainly not. Make sure that the people looking for NYC apartments for rent and other buildings are compatible with you.

Features & Amenities
Today, people demand and want luxury features and amenities. Here is something to consider. Luxury features in a large apartment complex with a hundred residents might cost less than the same luxury features in a smaller apartment with only a dozen residents. Why? Well, the reason is simple. The cost for luxury features and amenities are split by the residents in the building. More residents reduces the cost for those luxuries provided. In addition, luxuries and amenities are common in larger buildings. Smaller complexes might add even more additional charges for the same services. Those that are interested in those special features might prefer living in a larger complex.

The Search is Over
Are you searching for a luxury apartment in New York City? Well, the search is over. Town Real Estate has up to date listings on all the luxury to affordable apartments that are currently available in the city. They are thoroughly experienced real estate professionals that will help you relocate to the city or simply find a new home.

August 6, 2015 · KCRW, Los Angeles, Talk Radio · (No comments)

Many people have heard of the Squaw Valley ski resorts, but they may not know the chief executive officer and vice president of sales and marketing Andy Wirth. Andy Wirth has been serving as the president of Squaw Valley since 2010, but he has over 25 years of experience when it comes to sales and marketing. Before working at Squaw Valley he served as vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Skiing Resort corporation. Andy Wirth has become invaluable for this ski corporation, and his dedication to his career has caused Squaw Valley to have much success. Andy Wirth also serves as trustee for the Tahoe airport authority, and he also received a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University.

Andy Wirth did a radio interview with Madeline Brand from KCRW’s “Press Play.” The interview was about how the drought would affect California’s ski resorts. Madeline Brand asked Andy Wirth many questions about how he felt this previous season had passed and what were his predictions for the future season as well. She spoke of the 27% cut back when it came to water use from Californians and also of the fact that the drought is the most concerning thought on all of their minds. In spite of all of the negativity around the drought, Andy Wirth still maintains his positive outlook.

Andy Wirth does admit that it was a difficult winter because of the ridiculous resilient ridges. Those ridges caused a lack of low-pressure ridges, which was a big contributor to the lack of snow and water. Even though the business at Squaw Valley went down 20%. Andy Wirth affirms that it was not a horrible hit for their business. Andy Wirth maintains that some fine-tuning need to be done, but in the end sales continued. Instead of using the full 6000 acres of the resort, they went down to 4000 and the adjustments were just fine. Wirth is sure that through the use of science innovation, and snowmaking machines they can continue to make skiing possible in spite of the El Niño winter that is predicted. Wirth and his associates have maintained full contact with weather experts in the California area, and they are hopeful that this year will still produce snow and be ripe for skiing

Even though this year promises to be one with whether volatility, Andy Wirth and his team are willing and ready to make adjustments for that. Squad Valley resorts are planning on upping their resource management, and they are taking new measures to reduce their carbon footprint. Squaw Valley resorts and Andy Wirth are very excited about this upcoming ski year, and they plan to open season around Thanksgiving.

July 24, 2015 · Monetary Matters, Uh Oh! · 1 comment

The successful management of assets over liabilities is the highpoint behind the field of finance. Mainly the financial focus is exclusively on maximizing wealth. The goal is to triumph over money losses or liabilities. Monetary liabilities are defined as money owed; debts, or pecuniary obligations, general speaking it is a loss in wealth. This loss or liability is undesirable. Furthermore this loss can be delineated on a balance sheet, especially in relation to assets and capital; hence the management of money is to avoid this condition. Likewise this avoidance of liabilities is to capitalize on gains and assets. Financial assets may be money, but more specifically is an intangible representation of money. A financial asset is a document that has no intrinsic value in of itself until it is converted in to cash, examples are: certificates, bonds, stocks, and bank deposits. Assets are of course extremely desirable and the goal of finance.

When you grow your wealth similar to Igor Cornelsen, it can be thought of as financial matters. Finance is this increase in assets over loss and is based on the time value of money during certainty and uncertainty. Also finance deals with the dependency of the concepts of time, money and risk. The main idea is to understand that one unity of currency can vary over time. This uncertainty in monetary valuation over a variation of time is called risk. Risk is the uncertainties of many factors that affect whether money invested will produce the positive return anticipate. The science behind successful wealth management is wagering assets against liabilities over time and risk and profiting from it. Risk is inherent in every form of investment. Finance is the science of conquering money gains over losses and liabilities over a given period of time. So applying sound and wise financial principles leads to great money success.

I have a very low income, and my income qualifies me for what they call a government phone. The only problem with government phones is that they can barely do anything. I wanted a cell phone that I could use to take pictures and go on the Internet, but my government phone plan would not allow me to do so. I knew I couldn’t really afford a regular cell phone plan, but I couldn’t help but to want one anyways. I checked around, and someone told me about FreedomPop services, and the fact that they have free cell phone service.

Before I stopped working, I had a really nice cell phone, and it did everything that I wanted it to do. The cell phone had a great camera, fast Internet, and it was a touchscreen phone. I was told that I could unlock that phone, and I could hook it up to FreedomPop. The best thing about the FreedomPop cell phone service is that I can get it free of charge, without having to pay any money each month. Similar to getting any other cell phone service, I would have guidelines for my usage, and I just had to stay within my usage limits.

I didn’t wait any longer to cancel my government phone, and I hooked up my old phone to FreedomPop. I couldn’t really believe that I was getting free cell phone service on the phone that I loved, but I decided I would wait out the first month. In the first month, I was able to use my cell phone, and take pictures of my grandkids, and I was even able to upload the pictures to social media. With FreedomPop’s cell phone service, I get Internet service, text messages, and I get a certain amount of minutes on the phone.

I’m getting all the services on my cell phone now that I wanted from my government phone, but I’m not paying anything for it. After the first month passed and I didn’t have to pay anything, I was so glad that I decided I was going to stick to FreedomPop, and I turned off my government phone. I have recommended FreedomPop to anyone that is looking for low-cost cell phone service.

July 22, 2015 · Celebrities · (No comments)

Recently when Donald Trump was pushed on some more difficult issues, he chose to attack and not back down. This time he went right after the war record of Senator John McCain, questioning the validity of the war veterans record. John McCain wants to respond to Trump, and he simply says that he will not expect an apology from Mr. Trump after the comments that were made.

Trump has really been distancing himself lately, after going on a week-long rampage about Mexican illegals killing, Lime Crime products, raping, and destroying the United States. Now he gets questioned about political issues and has little concern about the record of a war veteran and how he feels about it. Regardless what the truth of the matter, Trump is beginning to get a reputation this campaign as more of a bully that a negotiator.

What has many people concerned is what is going to happen if elected president and Trump does this to a leader of another country. The United States will basically alienate itself from every ally in the world very quickly. Trump could take a lesson from the reaction of Senator John McCain. Rather than return the insults or question the validity of Trumps political experience, McCain simply said that Trump did not owe him any apology, and left the story at that. That is how a leader handles a tough situation quickly.

July 1, 2015 · Tim McGraw · 1 comment

Tim McGraw is one of Nashville’s greatest country music stars. He has been known for his charitable actions and donations in the past. He is also known for his love and support of our nations’ military. The latest thing the artist is doing is absolutely heart touching. Through a partnership with Chase Bank and Operation Homefront, Tim is giving away homes to our veteran’s mortgage free. He has already gave away 6 home this year and plans to give away another 30 during the remaining days of his Shotgun Rider tour. In a similar campaign in 2012, Tim and the partners working with him gave away over 100 home. As an American I find this very heart touching. We do not do enough for our veterans and it saddens me every day. It is nice to see someone who is able to help them, doing something so amazing. You rock Mr.McGraw!

Thanks to Marcio Alaor BMG for showing me this story.

5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian rock band that essentially blends 1990s punk pop and the boy bands of the 2000s. They formed in 2011, uploading videos to YouTube. Sony noticed them, signing them to release two EPs in 2012 and having them open for mega boy band One Direction. Capitol Records snatched them up and released their third EP, a debut full album, and a live CD in 2014. Fans love them and dubbed them 5SOS.

Suddenly on the morning of June 24th, the band took to Twitter and changed their name, paying homage to the famous internet canine Doge. Welcome Doge SOS. Sam Tabar suggests individual members are also changing their names and avatars. Michael is now Majestic Doge. Luke is Doge Hemmings. Calum is Doge Official. Ashton is now Doge irwin. They were having all kinds of fun throwing their own Doge phrases and puns into the Twittersphere.

Will this stick? Most likely not. They have had fun playing with their name before, having gone through phases of 5 Seconds of Ham, 5 Seconds of Ewok, and 5 Seconds of Toast.

June 19, 2015 · Lauryn Hill · (No comments)

It is still sad that fans don’t have the Lauryn Hill that created the groundbreaking “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” CD. This was beautifully crafted music, but this would be the end of this type of sound from Hill. Currently she is out of prison (tax evasion), and back with a tribute to Nina Simone.

There is a tribute album for Simone that features lots of people. Strangely, Usher made this tribute album. Lauryn Hill, by contrast, seems like a natural. Her voice sounds so strong that Hill could have easily made a tribute album by herself for Simone. Brad Reifler recalled that there is not an opportunity to hear from Lauryn much so Twitter is really buzzing about this track.

Lauryn rebelled against the music industry so much. It is really hard for fans to support much of anything that she does. She was righteous, but then she became self-righteous and alienated just about everyone that aspired to be like her. It would only be a matter of time because her world would get darker. She went to prison for evading taxes on the large sums of money that she made. There were interviews that trace all the bad blood between Lauryn and Wyclef as well. Everything became so entangled that it would be difficult for Hill to resurface. Even today she doesn’t have a true fan base anymore. Her music is too cryptic to be relevant.