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- Kevin Sorbo Supports Better Education for Kids and New Movie Alongside Night
- Nichelle Nichols Supports Kids and New Movie Alongside Night
- LAVA’s 30th Anniversary Meeting at Skirball Center
- BLACKBERRY: GAME OVER OR ADDED CREDIBILITY FOR ITS STRATEGY
- Stefano Langone’s New Song Yes to Life
- Ken Kragen on How to Get Buzz on a Project and How to See Failures as Opportunities
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- Carole Krechman Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival
Kevin Sorbo about The Movie Alongside Night and Giving Kids a Better Education
Kevin Sorbo, known for shows and movies like as Hercules, Andromeda, Meet the Spartans and Soul Surfer. Recently he starred in the movie Alongside Night. He plays an award winning world economist that along with his son take to the job of saving the country with a government that has run amok.
Nichelle Nichols, best known for Lt. Uhura on Star Trek Came out to support The Movie Alongside Night
Nichelle Nichols, Actress, Singer, Producer, best known for her part as Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek and the first movies, came out to The movie Alongside Night starring Kevin Sorbo as she was in J. Neil Shulman’s award winning movie Lady Magdalene’s and also to introduce actor Darius Santos to the press..
Went to the premeire of Alongside Night to interview Kevin Sorbo and watch the movie, was I surprised to see Nichelle Nichols stop by.
You first must know that I am a huge sci fi fan and Trekor. I am not the type to dress up and go to Comicon, but I could get all nerdy on ya right now….
I will save you from that and just say that in this interview. Nichelle came with Darius Santos who who she met in the film Omaha Street. Nichelle, in the interview states that Darius was in the movie, but she may have been confused as he was not.
Nichelle was the guest of J. Neil Schulman who wrote and directed Alongside Night. Nichelle starred in J. Neil Schulman’s previous award winning movie Lady Magdelene’s.
Nichelle never gave me the name of the organization she supports, but I did some checking and she supports many great causes including Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
This was very special for me as an interviewer and Trekor as I got a warm hug from Nichelle, so thank you Nichelle (Lt Uhura) – JW
Nichelle Nichols (née Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting.
Nichols’ most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series (1966-1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander.
Her Star Trek character, one of the first African American female characters on American TV not portrayed as a servant, was groundbreaking in U.S society at the time.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she was considering leaving the series.
In her role as Lieutenant Uhura, Nichols famously kissed white actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the November 22, 1968, Star Trek episode “Plato’s Stepchildren“. The episode is popularly cited as the first example of an inter-racial kiss on United States television. The Shatner-Nichols kiss was seen as groundbreaking, even though the kiss was portrayed as having been forced by alien telekinesis.
There was some praise and some protest. In her 1994 autobiography, Beyond Uhura, Star Trek and Other Memories, on page 197 Nichols cites a letter from one white Southerner who wrote: “I am totally opposed to the mixing of the races. However, any time a red-blooded American boy like Captain Kirk gets a beautiful dame in his arms that looks like Uhura, he ain’t gonna fight it.”
During the Comedy Central Roast of Shatner on August 20, 2006, Nichols jokingly referred to the groundbreaking moment and said, “Let’s make TV history again … and you can kiss my black ass!”
Darius Tyreal Santos
Darius Tyreal Santos went to Sacramento State and now lives in Beverly Hills California.
Darius is an actor best known for his parts in Omaha Street with Dennis Haysbert and Nichelle Nichols.
Darius met Nichelle on the set of Omaha Street and Nichelle and Darius stayed together the whole evening with Darius making sure that Nichelle was taken care of. He was a real gentleman. Nichelle highly praised Darius as a friend and a great actor.
Alongside Night (Movie)
It’s the near future and America is in trouble. Hyperinflation and disorder reign in the towns and cities of the nation.
But this isn’t Atlas Shrugged.
It’s the nonstop action and suspense in award-winning indie filmmaker J. Neil Schulman’s latest production, Alongside Night, based on his award-winning 1979 novel endorsed by Nobel-laureate Milton Friedman, Anthony Burgess, Glenn Beck, and Ron Paul.
Starring Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Contact and Starship Troopers’ Jake Busey, Star Trek Voyager’s Tim Russ and Garrett Wang, Alien Nation’s Gary Graham, Men in Black 3′s Valence Thomas, Parks and Recreation’s Mara Marini, Lady Magdalene’s Ethan Keogh, Adam Meir and Susan Smythe, Kevin Sorbo’s real-life wife, actress Sam Sorbo, singer/songwriter Jordan Page, and real-life activist Adam Kokesh, as well as up-and-coming actors Christian Kramme, Reid Cox, Kyle Leatherberry, Rebekah Kennedy, Charlie Morgan Patton, and Eric Colton, this is a film far more real than The Hunger Games.
This is the story of Elliot Vreeland (Kramme), son of Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Martin Vreeland (Sorbo). When his family goes missing and while being shadowed by federal agents (Faraj and Leatherberry), Elliot, with the help of his mysterious companion Lorimer (Cox), explore the underground world of the Revolutionary Agorist Cadre to find them. It’s a story of romance, intrigue, action, adventure, and exhilarating science fiction thrills.
Synopsis by Alongside Night Unit Publicist and Associate Producer, Kevin Latchford
Since 1985 the Los Angeles Venture Association has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.
This is their 30th year and they are still going strong. Many of the past presidents were at the meeting and talked about their time as president and the Continue reading
With the announcement of the “partnership” of IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), some dumped BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) stock overnight. Evidently, some don’t know the industry as well as they thought. Investors need to realize:
- Announcements are cheap. Deliverables aren’t.
- IBM/Apple partnership does demonstrate BlackBerry has right strategy and has identified a real niche.
- Competition is good. It moves the markets. Product development accelerates and consumers are the real winners.
Some BlackBerry investors got the message, “Game Over” when they should be looking at this announcement as, “Game On – this is a real market niche“. Take it one step further in analysis and you see major players saying, “We have to get into this game because it is critical for us”.
WEDDINGS ARE EASY. MARRIAGES TAKE TIME
An article stating that Apple and IBM are going to partner to provide a better enterprise-wide solution and better mobile security for business customers is a big announcement, but that’s all it is, an announcement.
IBM will provide services via Apple’s iOS including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration. IBM will also create 100 exclusive business applications for the iPhone (and iPads) to be sold to its business customers.
Where are the deliverables of this marriage and did customers buy into the products?
It is too early to measure any success, just like it is too early to measure the success of BlackBerry’s initiatives.
Reading through so many investor comments, who are both short and long, I see criticisms that had questioned BlackBerry’s strategy. Now, it seems as though two major players, IBM and Apple, are blessing that strategy and saying, “Yes, there is validity to that strategy and we have to come up with some solutions.” “I understand the market and have a product that fits” is a statement which is much further along than “We agree that there is a market niche and we will be building some products in the future”.
Building products takes time. Making sure they work takes more time. What will the “marriage” of IBM and Apple produce? Only time will tell. Maybe everyone should take a deep breath and remember a good quote from Hal Geneen, the former CEO of ITT:
In business, words are words, Explanations are explanations, Promises are promises, but only Performance is reality.
John Chen (CEO of BlackBerry) did not die. His vision is still viable. He needs time to execute his strategy just as much as IBM and Apple now have to have time to deliver on their big announcement.
This reminds me of when Apple first introduced the iPhone and there was both skepticism that it would sell along with those who looked at all the other phones in the industry and said, “Game Over”.(see article – wtnnews.com/articles/3612
Real competitors did not sit around. Real competitors came out with products that matched and surpassed Apple. The ones who really benefited from that competition were the customers and the overall industry.
NO ONE HAS A CRYSTAL BALL
No one has a crystal ball, so no one can say, “Game Over”. If anything, this announcement lends credibility to BlackBerry having a real market niche and the “big players” need to get into that game.
The big question should be, will BlackBerry partner up with someone else or continue on its own path? No one knows that answer except John Chen.
CARLINI-ISM: Just remember, you’re not an expert in the Smartphone industry because you bought one and now know how to play “Angry Birds” on it.
Disclosure: Long BBRY. The author wrote this article himself, and it expresses his own opinion. The author is not receiving compensation for it. The author has no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.
Carlini’s visionary book, “Location Location Connectivity” will be coming out later this year. He will be speaking at several upcoming conferences across the country later this year. Details are forthcoming.
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Stefano Langone talks to us about his support for Stand Up For Cancer
Stefano Langone talks to us about his support for cancer research Plus we look at stefano’s new video Yes to Life and my favorite I’m on a Roll
I caught Stefano Langone at the GBK Celebrity Gifting Suite for the American Music Awards. Stefano was a wonderful interview, mainly because I forgot to turn on RECORD for our interview and though he was really busy, he re-recorded the whole interview for me.
I received a tweet from Stefano to update my story cause my story was getting old. So here you go Stefano. I do not have an updated interview, but I do have the new video of Yes to Love to share with everyone. If you get a chance also listen to On a Roll. I really like that one.
Stefano talks about his support of the environment and cancer research especially Stand Up 2 Cancer which is a great organization. – JW
Langone was born on February 27, 1989 in Bellevue, Washington to Carrie and Ernie Langone. He is half Spanish and half Italian. His father works as a career advisor at The Art Institute of Seattle and is also a singer and musician. Langone has been singing and playing the piano since childhood. He attended Emerald Park Elementary School, Meridian Junior High, and Kentwood High School, as well as Bellevue College, where he was given a full ride scholarship. He performed with Bellevue College’s ‘Celebration!’ vocal jazz ensemble while he was a student there.
On May 28, 2009, he was involved in a near-fatal accident after being hit by a drunk driver. The accident resulted in two broken arms, a fractured pelvis, and other serious injuries. In addition, Langone had to re-learn to walk and has extensive scarring as a result of the accident.
Following his elimination, Langone appeared on several talk shows. He appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly on April 25, 2011, as well as The Today Show on April 26, 2011. In addition, Langone appeared on The Rachael Ray Show along with Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano on May 25, 2011.
On September 24, 2011, Langone sang the National Anthem at the Western Hockey League game opener between the Seattle Thunderbirds and Portland Winterhawks. On September 26, 2011, Langone and James Durbin appeared on Dr. Drew‘s “Lifechangers” TV Talk show.
While recording for his upcoming debut album, Langone has performed at several events. On October 15, 2011, Langone performed at Eva Longoria’s Charity Padres El Cancer in Las Vegas. On November 24, 2011, Langone performed at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. On December 4, 2011, Langone performed at Trevor Live, an event benefiting The Trevor Project.
Check out Stefano’s newest song on Amazon or Itunes or go to Vevo to watch the video or…..
Since our launch in 2008, we’ve been amazed by the outpouring of generosity and hope from the ever-growing SU2C community. You’ve shared your stories. You’ve launched stars in honor of loved ones. You’ve sent letters to Congress. You’ve spread the word to friends and family. You joined us for our second, commercial-free telecast on September 10, 2010 and, most importantly, pledged over $80 million to accelerate ground-breaking research and bring new treatments to patients as quickly as possible.
We’ve all come together — from patients to clinicians, from advocates to lawmakers, from children to teenagers to parents and parents of parents — in support of one cause: finding a cure for cancer. We can’t thank you enough for making Stand Up To Cancer what it is today. This is where the end of cancer begins
To learn more about the people behind SU2C, visit the links below.
Ken Kragen famed Hollywood Star Manager, Producer, Author, Non-Profit Consultant and Philanthropic Activist
Goes into detail on his theory of 3′s to get people excited about a project, song, star or whatever. He talks about how he believes he was successful at managing some of the biggest names in the recording industry and producing two of the most iconic inspiring charity drives of our time and being successful more often than not. He also talked about how he even made his failures into successes.
Ken Kragen visited a Viridian Energy meeting to learn more about renewable, sustainable, green alternative energies. Ken highly supports the use of these vital, efficient and often less expensive forms of energy for the commercial and residential energy user.
In this video interview Ken also spoke about the hilarious and inspiring behind the scenes stories at the We Are the World recording, about putting together Hands Across America, about the class he teaches at UCLA about music and business success and much more. Continue reading
This article is an excerpt from James Carlini’s upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity:
Smartphones are becoming a ubiquitous tool to solve everyday problems from where to buy gas to where to look for a parking space in urban areas. You would think that applications (apps) like this would be a positive impact on society. You would think local governments, which on a whole, are not that efficient or effective, would welcome something to alleviate real economic development and infrastructure shortcomings, like parking.
As Smartphone technology becomes more dominant in various parts of our lives, some municipal governments, which cannot accept or understand change want to fight innovation in order to keep traditional bottlenecks and problems alive and well. Why?
In San Francisco, they are currently embattled with a parking app that provides insight to where there are available parking spaces for those coming into the city. This application cuts into the wasted energy costs of automobiles, not to mention the real problem of Continue reading
Carole Krechman has built hotels in China, owned and operated the Ice Capades Skating Rinks, worked with United Nations world leaders, is the recipient of the Encore Purpose Prize, she was managing director of a capital development firm raising over $250 million for various new media clients and now she has started CV Studios Entertainment.
Carole Kreshman has worked with world leaders and run very large successful enterprises. She has also endured the loss of a child and had to go bankrupt at one time. One thing is clear when you speak with her, is that she has a sense of humor, she is very smart and and she cares deeply about our children and world peace and is not waiting for someone else to do something about it.
On Purpose Magazine’s JW Najarian got a chance for a one on one audio conversation you won’t want to miss. We talk about how can a women or anyone, for that matter find success and how she her studio and it’s sponsors are helping aspiring filmmakers and the filmmakers of tomorrow find opportunities.
Happy Fourth of July….
It is the day we celebrate our independence with the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
There is some debate and mystery to when the actual document was signed as far as we know the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia on the 1st of July, and voted in favor of independence and then after many rewrites, the agreed upon document was written and signed by a few of the signers, then a few were printed, on July the fourth of 1776.
Several copies were printed on the 5th of July and were sent out to the 13 colonies, local officials and to the troops.
There is quite a bit of debate about exactly when everyone signed. All the signatures of the Declaration of Independence we now have were put on the document from the 4th of July and many on the 19th and then more after August 2nd of 1776.
Origins of this information and more interesting information can be found at these various sites:
Viridian Energy supplies electricity, gas, solar and wind power that help reduce commercial and residential carbon footprints, can save money and can give energy independence and sustainability to it’s clients.
We get a chance to speak with Cami Boehme, their Chief Strategy Officer and we go into some detail about all the different technologies and which ones may be best suited to your situation and needs. Continue reading
On Purpose Magazine Congratulates Barbara Rudolph for Winning ArtQuench Gallery’s Art Contest
Re-blogged June 24, 2014 by
Announces Barbara Rudolph
The Winner of the AQG Juried International
OPEN THEME Art Competition
Barbara has won one year of representation with AQG.
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Imagine a little bird sitting on top of an antique typewriter, a classic book, or an Amati violin.
How can a painting tell a story through an unusual combination of objects that invoke a fond memory with appeal? When people look at my current series of oil paintings, they often ask “Why the birds?”
Read the whole story and see more incredible art from Barbara Rudolph
Repost from Newsmax Friday, 20 Jun 2014 05:15 PM
Samantha Harris has revealed that her doctors have determined her breast cancer has spread. The former Dancing with the Stars co-host told People her doctors informed her they had to remove her lymph nodes while performing a double mastectomy.
“When I came to in recovery, my surgeon was standing over me with a look of sadness and told me that he had to take out all of my lymph nodes,” said Harris, who underwent surgery in late May after being diagnosed with breast cancer.While in the operating room, doctors discovered the cancer had spread beyond her breasts and were forced to do further testing.
To Read More of this Story and the Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com Samantha Harris Reveals Her Cancer Has Spread.
First our hearts and prayers go out to Samantha and her family. This is not easy news to hear, but it sounds like she is making the best of it all.
As a stage 4 cancer patient myself, I can tell you that keeping a good attitude is the best medicine. It is best to have an attitude of gratitude as often as you can and to remember that no matter how bad it might get, there is always someone suffering more than you.
I got the honor or interviewing Samantha in 2012 at a GBK event for the Oscars.
I remember being so excited and nervous. Samantha was known for interviewing A+ Celebrities and some of the most famous people around the world. Would she judge me?
She was so down to earth and lovely. She was so easy and fun to talk with. See my original interview with her at http://onpurposemagazine.com/2012/04/19/samantha-harris-on-feeding-americas-hungry-children/ – JW
If you are old enough to remember the dominance of General Motors in the 1950s, 1960s, and even 1970s, you remember the saying, “As General Motors goes, so goes the Nation.”
That was a pretty gutsy observation of how important GM was. A large, manufacturer with industry dominance and a huge dominance within the United States’ economy.
Today, you wonder what strategic direction they have set? They certainly are not following Continue reading
It looks like Donald Trump is the “go-to” guy when the Chicago Media wants to create a controversy to cover up other more important city issues.
The whole controversy of Trump putting his name on his building is so petty and such a waste of precious media time it scares me to think what are the real stories journalists are not putting the spotlight on?
Donald Trump went through complex channels to get the name approved and no one had an issue then. He also “contributed” to the Alderman’s campaign fund as well as to Rahm Emanuel’s campaign fund, so why wasn’t that reported as well when they complain about the name on the building? Continue reading
Tommy Chong and Wife Shelby Talk About Food, Childhood Diabetes, Prostate Cancer and the Use of Cannabis Oil
Tommy Chong comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and activist, along with his wife Shelby, visited his friend Sugar Ray Leonard to support Juvenile Diabetes at SRL’s Big Fighter, Big Cause event on the pier in Santa Monica.
Tommy talks candidly about childhood diabetes and the problems with too much sugar in our diets and he talks with me about prostate cancer and how he cured himself using cannabis oil Continue reading
Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, Actor, Producer, Promoter and Philanthropist Mike Tyson visited his friend Sugar Ray Leonard to support Juvenile Diabetes at SRL’s Big Fighter, Big Cause event on the pier in Santa Monica.
He talks about his take on problems with fighters and their promoters picking their fights which may be hurting the sport of boxing, but I also get Mike to talk about his Mike Tyson Cares Foundation and how he wants to help kids. Continue reading
On Purpose Magazine has moved to a more robust platform and is getting ready for a face lift.
You should not notice any differences in the look and feel of On Purpose Magazine, but there has been a major change recently.
On Purpose Magazine was originally hosted with WordPress.com and is now running WordPress.org.
I know this doesn’t sound like much to most of us, but to the techies and website gurus out there, this is a major change.
What it means is that we now have more room to grow and expand usability for our readers.
Keep your eyes peeled for some big changes coming soon, but for now we will continue to produce the best and most interesting content we can.
In the past I have spent my Memorial weekend with Walk for Warriors in Los Angeles, CA to honor vets and their families. This year due to some health issues I can not make it, but I do want to let everyone know about it.
Also if you have a special place you go or some great cause or organization you believe needs support please mention them here!
I have found that most veterans do not know what is available out there and there actually is a fair amount of third party resources for vets in need.
I found this on the Internet and thought it was good to check out as a country we need to make Memorial Day and Veterans Day count. - JW
The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are Continue reading
If you are looking to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org anytime soon then this is the time to buy a 3 year hosing plan at 50% off.
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Why am I sending this out? I wanted to move for some time as WordPress.org is so much more powerful, but you need to know when to get the best bang for your buck and the 50% off does not come around too often.
For those moving to WP.org what is the downside? There is a lot more maintenance to deal with, but I believe the power and usability make up for that if you are willing.
Come as You Are: Living in Stage Four
Posted on June 10, 2013, 7:45 AM
Reblooged from Stand Up To Cancer Blog
By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Everybody loves a winner. And when I first got cancer, I was such a winner. I had faced a malignant melanoma diagnosis, a difficult, permanently scarring surgery, and a painful recovery with flying colors. I was, both friends and strangers alike told me admiringly, a “survivor.” Then a year later I was rediagnosed. Metastatic this time. Stage Four. And suddenly I wasn’t a winner any more.
Growing up, I was always the kid picked last in gym class, the one nobody really wanted on their teams. When I got Stage Four cancer, it was a lot like that. I wasn’t the popular survivor any more. I wasn’t a feel good champion of pluck and survival. Some of my friends looked awkwardly at their feet when I came into the room. Others told me – with great authority – that I just needed a positive attitude and I could beat this thing. Some flat out dumped me. It was a lonely, weird place. But you know who needs a team most? It’s not the popular kid. It’s the scared, lonely one in the back. I never needed help and support and basic kindness more than I when I was at Stage Four, and yet I never felt more invisible. And almost as deep as my fear of the cancer that was growing within my body was the profound sense that I had somehow let everybody down. That I was a disappointment.
Fortunately, soon after my devastating news, I joined a local cancer support group. Even before my first meeting, I knew it was the right place for me because of its simple four word slogan. “Come as you are.” There, it didn’t matter that I was Stage Four, that my odds were slim. There, I didn’t feel like I was on death row, I wasn’t a failure in my personal version of “Survivor: Cancer Island.” In my support group, I could just come as I was, every week, with no expectations, no performance anxiety.
People with metastatic cancer tend to be ignored in the public discourse of cancer. We don’t fit the profile of the upbeat warrior, triumphant and bald. And so, we often remain unseen. Mysterious. Definitely a little spooky. I certainly didn’t know much about what the terrain was like until I found myself on it. All I knew was that it had to very, very bad for there to be no Stage 5. And so, when my oncologist told me I was Stage Four, I was, unsurprisingly……………
Read more by going to… Stand Up To Cancer — Come as You Are: Living in Stage Four.
The California Womens Conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center May 19th and the 20th 2014
I know I am posting this late, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rush out and get your ticket right now.
This event was life changing for me and my wife. It is filled with so many like minded people that are working hard to insure the success of women in all their endeavors. It is one of the most powerful conferences you will ever get to experience and it is worth your time.
To get more information they have a great Continue reading
Extremely interesting. Watchers of Grey’s Anatomy may remember them using HIV virus to deliver a cure for a child with immune issues.
This article is an excerpt from James Carlini’s upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity:
5G Networks will be providing some very high speeds to the average user. This means building out the network to specifications which have to include Continue reading
Graphene is a new “semi-metal” material that is made out of carbon and has the characteristics of the hardness of a diamond, better electrical conductivity than Continue reading
The latest merger being questioned is the COMCAST Time-Warner merger which many experts are weighing in on. The problem is some are looking at the wrong end of the horse when they say it’s a bad merger.
In several articles and editorials that I have read, the authors and columnists look at the COMCAST/ Time-Warner (CTW) merger as a bad thing for cable. All the articles seem to focus on the cable industry and content, yet none are even making the argument about the new merged company, let’s just call it CTW, taking on AT&T and Verizon for the customers in the high-speed data markets. Broadband connectivity needs some Continue reading
This is a picture my wife took of the eggs we are hiding in the back yard for our yearly Easter Egg hunt.
The each have change we have saved over years in them. So at the end of the day the kids will have a variety of nickels, dimes and quarters strewn all over the living room floor to see who did the best this year.
Love and Light to All.
Editor and Chief
I am a fan of Empire Avenue. I use it to meet some of the greatest social media superstars and to make sure I am doing all I can to hopefully become one myself.
Empire Avenue helps by letting you know where you need to do more work in the social media arena and you can check in on people that have mastered their specific platform to see what and how they do it.
Now Empire Avenue is starting a new group of leaders to help propel EAv to new heights and one of the things they are doing is spotlighting some of their more active members as a token of appreciation.
EAv has always been a great community and it looks like they are reaching out farther to really allow the leaders of the community to do more and get recognized for it.
About The Commercial Real Estate Distressed Assets Association
CREDAA was founded in pre-launch in January of 2010 and was first developed starting on August 20th 2009.
CREDAA is the brainchild of Scott Miller and Warren Samek, both National Commercial Account Executives with Fidelity National Title in Seattle, WA and JW Najarian, formally a commercial lender with Pathfinder Commercial Mortgage and the Founder of The Commercial Real Estate Professional Investor Group out of Los Angeles.
After the real estate and stock markets fell in September of 2008 the founders envisioned a commercial real estate collapse coming as the CRE market tends to lag just around 2 years from the Continue reading
[recipe title="Apple Blueberry Delight" servings="1 -2" time="15 mins" difficulty="Medium"]
- 4 medium apples, unpeeled
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 tbsp. trans-fat free, lite margarine
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp. orange peel, finely grated
- 1 tbsp. orange-flavored liqueur
- 2 tbsp. agave nectar
- 3 tbsp. orange juice
- In a small bowl, mix the agave, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set it aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the orange juice and peel. Core and thinly slice the apples; toss with the juice.
- Place a wok over medium heat. When the wok is hot, add the margarine. When melted, add the sugar mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute.
- Add the apple mixture to the wok and stir-fry until the apples are soft (about 3 minutes). Add the liqueur, bring to a boil, and boil for about 1 minute. Add the blueberries and stir-fry until the sauce is thickened. Serve hot, topped with whipped cream, if desired.
The latest in modern skyscrapers is not going up in New York City or Chicago. It is not going up in the Far East either. The DaVinci Tower, which boasts a whole new architectural concept called Dynamic Architecture, is going up in Dubai. David Fisher is the architect.
Dynamic Architecture opens up a whole new approach to constructing Intelligent Buildings in urban areas. The applications of new architecture, technology, and Continue reading