Will.i.am Is Working On a Watch With Gucci

 

Will.i.am’s watch is about to get even fancier. The musician turn tech entrepreneur announced plans this week to partner with Gucci on a new version if his smartwatch. Called Puls, the smartwatch is a cuff of sorts and works independently of a smartphone. Since the phone has its own SIM card it can be used to make calls and can receive text messages on its own as well as play music and interact with social networks.

Market Wired confirmed that Paul Mathieson doesn’t know much about the upcoming smartband except that it’s likely to make its debut later this year. Will.i.am’s original smart cuff, Puls, was received with mixed reviews when it unveiled it late last year. While reviewers liked that it could be used independently from a smartphone, the cuff is awkward for many people to wear, and the tiny screen makes doing things like typing text messages difficult for most people.

The Gucci version of the watch looks also identical to the original Puls we saw last year. It will be interesting to see what bells and whistles (if any) the musician and fashion brand decide to add to the Puls when they unveil it to the world.

Bruce Levenson: A Business Leader

Bruce Levenson is a well-known and successful businessman with many accomplishments. Bruce was born in Washington, D.C. but he grew up in Maryland. He attended law school and during this time his career in journalism started. He graduated from American University with a Law Degree. He also attended Washington University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is a philanthropist. Bruce is one of the co-owners of the Atlanta Hawks. He helps to operate the Atlanta Hawks basketball team and the Phillips Arena. Since 2004, he has served on the NBA Board as the Hawks Governor. He is also the Atlanta Hawk’s managing partner. In 1977, he co-founded the United Communications Group. Bruce has written for the Washington Star and Observer Publishing. He is now currently on the Board of Directors for his public trades in various media companies like IT Industry. He has an exceptional background when it comes to business. He strategic business moves helps the Atlanta Hawks basketball team to thrive and excel.

Bruce participates attentively in philanthropic organizations, and Forbes recently profiled him so people could get a closer look. He has worked for different foundations one that helps low income children by aiding in higher education. He helps with the U.S. Holocaust Museum. He funds the Museum’s Bringing the Children Home program. This program teaches children about the Holocaust. They can also sign up to be tour guides at the museum. Bruce and his wife have encouraged others by teaching them how to run non-profit organizations. They also teach people how to run non-profit organizations and how they are helpful to the community. Bruce has donated too many charities throughout the years. He is an outstanding role model for communities everywhere. He has been the President of the I Have a Dream foundation. His hard work and dedication is what makes him a distinguished business leader.

The red, or the white?

When paired with delicious food, a good wine transcends a simple libation and becomes something more. It complements the meal and makes it that much better. A full bodied red, or a crisp white, can make eating simple food an experience. But pair the wrong food with a red, a blush, or a white, and it simply becomes something you do to exist. And who wants to simply exist?
To know what goes with what, you must first know the why. Why does merlot go better with duck than with gazpacho, for instance? Because of quite a few things, actually. First you must know how much sugar, acid, and fat is in the food. Also, know how the wine tastes by itself. Does it have a smoky aftertaste? Or is it sweet? Alfredo goes with white wine better because the light, fruity wine pairs well with the creamy thick sauce. A good cut of steak goes well with cabernet sauvignon because the meat’s proteins and fats lessen the tannins and help the underlying flavors of fruit and berries to come out, which plays well with the smoky flavor of the steak.
Knowing how the wine tastes beforehand is very important, so go to a few wine tastings. This saves you from having to buy a bottle and find out it’s not to your tastes. The Antique Wine Company has wine tastings that are famous the world over, so if you can, attend one. Learn from the Masters, literally. Antique Wine Company employs some of the most knowledgeable sommeliers in the business. In one tasting you can go from knowing nothing about wine to pairing melon salad and Prosecco like a pro. Your next gathering will be elevated to an event with just a few simple tips. And then, my friend, you will really be living.

Yo Quiero the Dress!

If you’ve ever spilled something on yourself while eating, you may have had someone jokingly tell you, “You look good in what you eat.” However, Olivia Mears is a young lady who takes that phrase even more literally. She is the artist and costume designer behind the dress that will be featured in a new Taco Bell ad coming out this Sunday. (No, it isn’t that black and blue or gold and white dress this time). Alexei Beltyukov has read that Mear’s dress is of interest to Taco Bell, because it is completely fashioned out of food wrappers from the fast-food chain. Click Here. You might even say that she looks “good enough to eat.” Groan if you want to, but Mears won first place and a trip to Los Angeles for her efforts in a contest that was totally up her alley. Mears is, after all, both creative and environmentally conscious, and she even teaches costume design to high school students. How much better does it get than to have fun, to use your giftings, to win a prize, to get a trip, to star in a TV advertisement, to do something you love, and to take a stand for something you believe in? It is hard to imagine that life could ever taste better.

Lady Gaga Joins Cast of American Horror Story

Over the past four seasons, American Horror Story has become one of the most interesting shows on television. No other show has been able to blend true horror with comedy and drama. The show has also become known for its amazing casting, as it continues to attract some of Hollywood’s top talent.

According to Entertainment Weekly, American Horror Story is living up to its reputation by having cast Lady Gaga in the next season of the anthology series. Lady Gaga will be a regular in the series, which will air this fall on FX. It will also market her first major role as an actress.

Fans like Zeca Oliveira have learned that the fifth season of the show will be entitled Hotel, but no information regarding the storyline has been released or in what time period the show will take place. Lady Gaga also said on Twitter that she does not know at this time what character she will play.

Based on the way last season’s Freak Show utilized music, do not be surprised if Lady Gaga will also be able to utilize her musical talents in the show. Since all of her previous acting gigs were very short, it will be interesting to see how she does in a much larger role over an entire television season. While no other cast members have been announced, expect to see some familiar faces from previous seasons playing new roles.

Winter of Death for Retailers

The last two months have been very bad for some top retailers. Eight retailers have filed for bankruptcy. Some of these big name Realtor include Radio Shack, Wet Seal, C. Wonders and others. More than 1,000 stores are being closed with the loss of thousands of jobs.Click here for full article.
The problem seems to not be the recession though it didn’t help. Nor was it the bad weather, quite simply there are too many stores. America has a staggeringly high amount of investment in realtor real estate. Lee Slaughter has learned that the U.S. has an average of 20 square feet of retail space for each citizen. The UK is second with only 3 square feet per person. When Americans had to cut back due to the rescission, many companies continued to open new stores in order to bring in customers though the problem goes back to before the rescission. Companies simply can’t survive while trying to hold on to their stores. We can expect to see more companies fold. With the closings will come the loss of jobs, not good news immediately after a recession and high unemployment.

John Textor and the Digital Future of Music

John Textor is a successful executive in the world of digital visual effects. He has worked on some of the most cutting edge digital effects known and continues to produce breakthrough technology in the media world. Not content to settle for stable, Textor continues to evolve to bring digital technology forward.

Textor started his career by co-founding Wyndcrest Holdings, a private equity firm focused on entertainment. That got his foot in the door of the entertainment world. After moving on to become the CEO for an internet retailer and becoming the founding director of a Lydian Trust Company/Virtual Bank.com, John then became the CEO of Digital Domain Media Group in 2006.

Under his leadership, Textor re-established the company as a market leader in the field of visual effects. Digital Domain Media Group is responsible for visual effects produced from more than 80 feature films, in which 25 were under Textor’s direct leadership. The company won an academy award for the first believable actor in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, which is considered the Holy Grail of animation, and was responsible for visual effects in blockbusters such as ‘Transformers’, ‘Real Steel’, ‘Tron: Legacy’, and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’. The company won other Academy Awards as well and also several Clio advertising awards. Textor has also served as a producer for the movie ‘Ender’s Game’.

Currently, Textor is the executive chairman for Pulse Evolution Corporation. Pulse specializes in computer-generated human likeness, such as the holograms seen recently at concerts or on TV. One such production was the digital projection of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Valley Music festival in 2012, followed by the digital projection of Michael Jackson at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, and now a joint venture to digitally resurrect Elvis Presley for virtual performances. He is also currently producing an animated feature film being developed by former Disney talent titled ‘Art Story’.

As Textor continues to evolve, he seems to be bringing computer-generated likeness into the future. The holographic projection of past celebrities has been very impressive to concert goers and media viewers alike. Textor seems to be on the precipice of creating a digital reality that is hardly distinguishable from the real thing. It will be interesting to see where he goes next, how he continues to evolve, and the digital breakthroughs he will bring with him.

Meghan Trainor loves her collaboration with Harry Styles

 

It seems American singer Meghan Trainor is a big fan of British boy band One Direction’s Harry Styles. So much so, she is collaborating with him on a new song. The song is called ‘London Lights’, and was co-written by the two young songwriters a few weeks ago.

Trainor admitted, however, when it came to co-writing a song with Styles, she was a little bit worried. After all, he is only 20-years-old, so she was not quite sure he “knew what love is” and could write lyrics addressing that.

A few minutes after meeting him and well into the songwriting session, though, and Meghan said Harry was already writing ‘poetic, mature lyrics’, so she knew their collaboration was going to be a good one. ‘London Lights’ was the result, and Meghan loves it.

Not content to just co-write a song with Harry Styles, it seems Meghan Trainor likes singing his music as well. At Capital FM this week, Trainor sang a few bars of ‘Little Things’, one of One Direction’s biggest hits, and even the Capital FM disc jockey said she rocked it.

As for Meghan Trainor’s plans for her singing career? She told seedtables.com she knows she has very good songwriting skills and she plans on using them to become one of the music world’s biggest stars.  Slow Ventures plans to help in someway.

That should silence her critics, some of whom have been saying she is nothing but a ‘one hit wonder’.

The Excellence of The Antique Wine Company

 

The Antique Wine Company has a main office in Marylebone, Central London and several sales offices located in Asia. Known for specialization of antique vintages, this company also sells contemporary vintages. Founded by Stephen Williams in 1982, AWC is one of the biggest companies in the world and sells to many people, hotels and restaurants in over 100 countries. Mr. Williams also has wine cellars and collections throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

 

Other products sold by the Antique Wine Company are a variety of wine cabinets made of precious woods. Choices include burr ash, Bombay rosewood, sycamore and Bombay rosewood. Corkscrews, display cases, grand decanting cradles, Holiday gift boxes and large format wines are also sold by AWC. Special gifts include Linley Helix display cases filled with rare wines.

 

This company offers corporate hospitality packages. You can have an event in an elegant wine tasting room or a place you choose in another location. Each event has a specific theme. The Wine Academy comfortably sits 30 people at tasting tables. You can also choose a walk around event. Corporate hospitality packages include hot and cold food, an expert speaker, end-to-end management and more. Day and evening packages are available.

 

Stephen Williams offers accredited courses at Antique Wine Company Wine Academy. There are 10 wine expert educators that teach coursesing. One course is called Vintage Fortunes and is a wine-centric casino house game. You place bets according to how you judge samples of different wines. The Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide education for enhancing wine knowledge.

 

You can sell your rare and fine wines to this wine company. They give potential sellers three choices. These include a straightforward purchase, broker the wines for the clients or free evaluation.

 

A convenient service offered is the delivery and serving of wines at special events that include weddings and parties. This company also provides a variety of wines from particular collections that can withstand different storage temperatures at places such as yachts, ski chalets and beach homes.

 

The Antique wine company has a reputation for making sure their customers are satisfied with all services and products. The company has been rated by over 150,000 people. The results showed that most people said the service is excellent. Product expertise and knowledge of the staff was also rated highly.

 

AWC has opening for account managers. They offer an employment package that includes training, development and business knowledge. A competitive salary and commission package are several of the outstanding benefits of this job. More information can be found on their website.

Dr. Rod Rohrich and His Success In the World of Plastic Surgery

 

The cosmetic surgery industry is really growing lately in leaps and bounds. There are many individuals in the cosmetic surgery industry who are truly helping the industry grow as well. Dr. Rod Rohrich is one of the leading professionals in the field of cosmetic surgery. His role as an academic and health professional have helped propel his career and also the industry forward as well. The accolades of this great doctor have been recognized by many in the cosmetic surgery industry all over the world. It is easy to see why Dr. Rod Rohrich has had so much success in his career thus far.

Dr. Rod Rohrich received his undergraduate education from the University of North Dakota. He then proceeded to obtain a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his plastic surgery residencies at the University of Michigan Medical center as well. He then went on to complete even further residency at Oxford University for pediatric cosmetic surgery as well. In 1986 Dr. Rod Rohrich joined the University of Texas Medical Center. This is where he began to really make an impact in the world of cosmetic surgery.

The academic work of Dr. Rod Rohrich has really made a large impact in the world of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Rod Rohrich’s publications on the art of reconstructive surgery have really helped move the whole industry forward into new techniques and technologies. Dr. Rod Rohrich is very well known for his amazing work with facial fracture injuries. He has created revolutionary was of helping patients recover from these potentially life altering injuries. As an author Dr. Rod Rohrich has published over 600 peer reviewed articles that have contributed greatly to the world of plastic surgery. Dr. Rod Rohrich has also helped contribute to many textbooks used in the academic field of plastic surgery.