Queens Of Drama Shines A Light On The World Of Soap Operas

American television is changing and by all accounts that is a good thing. Due to the apparent stagnation of creativity in a film industry that seems to be focused on producing as many Blockbuster sequels as it can, directing and acting talent from the movie world have found their way onto the small screen. This influx of film talent coupled with television’s ability to allow the folks who are behind the scenes to tell stories that are more subtle than your average comic book movie has ushered in a tv renaissance.

That renaissance has given us shows like the carefully crafted and slow moving drama Mad Men, the zombie apocalypse thriller The Walking Dead and the HBO mystery drama that helped launched the second act of Oscar-winning actor Matthew McCoughney, True Detective. The renaissance also extends to networks like ABC where pop cultural phenomenons like Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder reside.

But television’s renaissance seems to skipped over one genre of television that has long been a staple of American audiences’ viewing habits: soap operas. According to the 2015 preview of Queens Of Drama, there are only four soap operas left on television. While comedies and shows inspired by comic books are able to attract support from entities like Netflix, soap operas seem to be getting overlooked. Solving the soap opera problem is exactly what the soap stars who came together for the 2015 reality TV show Queens Of Drama sought to do. The show brought together soap actresses Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Chrystee Pharris, Hunter Tylo, Lyndsay Hartley and Vanessa Marcil and followed their journey to co-produce a soap opera.

While on the show actress, via her official Facebook page Crystal Hunt expressed her desire to work with a team of women to produce a soap opera show. She acknowledged however that having a group of women with strong personalities could present some challenges for the team. According to an interview online, Crystal and Lyndsay’s relationship proved to be an engaging storyline on the show. Chrystee is said to have acted a force that helped balance out some of the tension that was broiling between castmates.

In addition to being on Queens of Drama, Crystal Hunt has enjoyed a successful career as a soap star. She has had roles on shows like General Hospital, One Life To Live and Guiding Light. She also recently starred in the 2015 hit movie Magic Mike XXL. According to SoapOperaNetwork Hunt played a character named Lauren in the comedy that followed a group of male-strippers on their last hurrah before leaving the business of exotic dancing for good.  Crystal’s highlight reel is perfect to get a taste of her acting ability.  You can see the reel on YouTube.

How Did Kyle Bass Become A Bad Stock Market Gambler?

Kyle Bass is one of the worst gamblers on the stock market, and he is really irresponsible with the money that he invests. There are people who watch him on TV, and they assume that he is giving them the best advice possible. The advice that he gives is never corroborated, and it is something that people are going to have to consider problematic when they watch him. The idea behind this is that people are following the advice of someone who is going to run them down a road to ruin.

Kyle Bass has a lot of his own money that he made when he was trading on the stock market when the loan market fell out. The market fell out so badly that anyone who was betting against loans would have made a lot of money. He made so much money that he was independently wealthy, and he made sure that he was able to live a comfortable lifestyle that had nothing to do with his hedge fund or trying to work hard.

The fact that Kyle Bass does not have to work hard for his money anymore makes him a very dangerous person to listen to, and he has made it very hard for people to make money based on what he says. There are some people who are not sure that the advice he is giving is any good, but they act on it because they do not know any better. Someone who does their own research will find out that Kyle Bass is not the person that he says he is. He is not an expert, and he is not qualified to give people the advice that they need.

The problem with what Kyle Bass says is that he is not going to help people make money. The money that he is going to make on his own is not going to be anything like the money that people are going to make when they are following his advice. There are some people who do not know that he is going to have more than enough money no matter what he does, and someone who follows his hedge fund will see that it is not doing well.

There are a lot of people who get seduced by what he says because Kyle Bass is pretty convincing, but he is not the kind of person that should be listened to. He does not give advice that helps people, and he makes really bad predictions. He has said that China and the US would fall, but that has no happened yet. He is a gambler who does not know when to quit, and his listeners will lose money in the process.

Yeonmi Park’s Gripping Memoirs of Escaping North Korea Are Now Available

Yeonmi Park’s memoir “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom” has been released and available for purchase in hardcover, paperback or digitally via Amazon.com. In her memoirs, Park goes into more detail than she ever has about the oppression that the people of North Korea face every day in their country. She details on The Reason TV interview what freedom meant to her living under the rule of dictator Kim Jong Il and how her family fought to obtain that freedom. Her story is one of courage and resilience- and shows that the human spirit cannot be broken even in the most darkest times.

The author Yeonmi Park was born in North Korea where starvation was reality and freedom was an abstract idea. When she was young, her father was caught trading on the black market. He was imprisoned and tortured. Her father knew that he had to get his family out of North Korea. Park was only 13-years-old when she escaped from North Korea with her mother. The two were smuggled into China where the journey to freedom was just beginning. The mother and daughter spent years in China, where they had to bargain with smugglers and human traffickers for their freedom. Eventually the two managed to make it to Seoul, South Korea where they were reunited with Park’s older sister. Unfortunately, her father did not survive the journey.

Yeonmi is now in her early twenties and living in New York. In addition to being a published author, she is also a human rights activist determined to shed light on what is really happening to the citizens of North Korea.

 

 

 

 

iFunding Levels the Playing Field for Real Estate Investors

Real estate crowdfunding gives individuals the opportunity to invest in properties by pooling together a small amount of their capital to make a large investment. This gives investors a chance at owning a piece of a property that may be worth millions of dollars that they may not otherwise have a chance to own. It also gives real estate developers access to capital for their projects. Currently, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 limits real estate crowdfunding to individuals who have a minimum net worth of $1 million, but the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at opening up this opportunity to all investors regardless of net worth.

iFunding has become one of the leading real estate crowdfunding sites in the marketplace. People who are interested in investing in commercial properties such as retail, industrial, office, hospitality, land and multifamily residential properties can make a minimum $5,000 investment per property. This gives an investor the ability to diversify their portfolio with tangible assets, a hedge against inflation, a stable flow of income and competitive returns on their investment. iFunding has funded projects around the country for developers by providing them with senior debt, preferred equity and mezzanine debt offerings.

William Skelley is the founder, chairman and CEO of iFunding, and since 2012, his company has completed over $2 billion in real estate transactions. He is a frequent speaker on real estate financing and crowdfunding, and he specializes in fundraising and family offices. Before starting iFunding, William worked at General Electric, Olympus, Rose Park Advisors and he was an executive intern for Mitt Romney at Bain Capital.  William also runs the iFunding Twitter, which has news and updates about the company.

William sees individuals from beginners to veteran real estate investors who are funding deals through iFunding. iFunding provides investors with as much information and education as possible for its members so that they have all the information they need to make wise investment choices. William encourages investors to do their own due diligence before they make an investment in the property developer and to utilize the high-quality photos of the properties that iFunding provides. William’s advice to those who are new to real estate crowdfunding is to make sure the team has real estate experience, structures investments that are beneficial to all parties and keeps all investor information confidential.  Helping those in need, iFunding was designed by Skelley to appeal to any investor.

Madison Street Capital Presents Unique Approach to M&A Advisory Services

You can count on Madison Street Capital to provide you with the unique analysis your specific business demands. Founded in 2005, the company “understands that every client is unique and demands careful analysis and precise recommendations.” A middle-market investment banking firm, Madison Street Capital “provides a variety of financial services including corporate advisory, business valuation, valuation for financial reporting, and financial opinions for middle-market companies.” Madison Street Capital is a privately-held company incorporated in Illinois.

In particular, Madison Street Capital is strong in the area of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Stating on madisonstreetcapital.org that it “strives to provide it’s clients with the best mergers and acquisitions advisory services available,” Madison Street Capital helps clients understand the “true value of their company.” According to Madison Street Capital, “this is essential to the process and provides an accurate picture of the company and current state and future opportunities.”

Madison Street Capital’s approach to mergers and acquisitions is summed up in a Youtube video clip, which you can see here:

In the video on slideshare.net, a human hand is seen drawing on the screen. The hand, we learn, draws and writes on the screen to educate us about Madison Street Capital’s approach to mergers and acquisitions. We learn that Madison Street Capital focuses on buy side and sell side advisory services “to asset managers seeking to strategically enhance the overall value of their organizations.” The hand writes that “we understand that people are the most vital assets our clients manage.” We also learn that Madison Street Capital “believe[s] the greatest success is realized by aligning leadership, investment strategy, growth initiatives, [and] both short-term & long-term objectives.”

The video is serves as a creative way to introduce Madison Street Capital’s top-notch mergers and acquisitions advisory services. Set to a hip musical number, the viewer comes away with a sense of the services they can expect to receive when employing Madison Street Capital’s fine mergers and acquisitions advisory buy side and sell side advisory services. If only more companies could think of such creative and fun ways to make their case as to why we should take advantage of their services, we’d be a happier set of consumers.

A World Of Opportunities For Antique Collectors

It can start simply, with a gift received on an early birthday. Or it can be an interested sparked later in life. However it happens, antique collecting is a favorite pastime of many people around the world. Collections become a matter of pride, and some feel it is only appropriate on unveil their masterpiece after it has attained a respectable grand size.

Such is the case for Peter Jack, member of the The Auckland Historical Bottle and Collectibles club. Having joined the club seven years ago, Jack has grown his collection to 12 cabinets and 600 other pieces, and is preparing to show 20 of his newest and nicest at the 41st National Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show. The show, that only arrives in Auckland every 5 years, has 71 categories of competition. Jack’s collection is based on form and visual aesthetic, and is likely to show pieces from his Fun Ho! and Crown Lynn collections.

Like Jack, Michael Zomber has been collecting antiques and selling them on amazon for many years. His pursuit began over 40 years ago and his expertise in the field is undeniable. Born in Washington, D.C., Zomber received his Undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Psychology before going on to earn a master’s degree in Enlgih Literature from UCLA. Nowadays, Zomber and his family reside close to Philadelphia.

Through the years Zomber has become an acclaimed historian and expert on antique collectibles. Specializing in weapons and armor, Zomber has worked as a guest historian on the History Channel’s series, Tales of the Gun. Additionally, Zomber is an avid writer and has created numerous screenplays, historical and non-fiction works. His company, Renascent Films, LLC., also produced his documentary, Soul of the Sammurai.

Collecting antiques may begin as just a hobby, but growing a collection can lead to fantastic opportunities in many different areas. From trade shows, to artistic endeavors, written works and acclaim as a historical expert, the world of antiquing is vast and its potential unlimited.

 

 

How a Student is Dealing With Wikipedia’s Gender Imbalance

Wikipedia has now been in existence for more than 15 years. It is shocking that men dominates its more than 27 million editors. Actually, men represents over 90% of Wikipedia’s registered editors. That is the realization of Emily Temple-Wood, who is a student at Loyola University, Chicago studying biology. 

Emily Temple-Wood, who is now 21, has been a Wikipedia editor and writer ever since she was 12. She has been receiving abusive messages some sexist and sexually inappropriate since that time. She used to ignore them but in 2012, she had an idea. For every inappropriate message that is targeted on her, she adds an article about a female scientist to the site. She has been doing this since 2012 and she has been able to promote the recognition of women on Wikipedia. She has made some scientists from 18th Century who were not known by Wikipedia users to be known. The idea is called WikiProject Women Scientists now with a Wikipedia page of its own.

The Benefits of Using Wikipedia

Wikipedia business page creation is a great idea to promote your business or your own online reputation. This is only when used in the right way as it can also prove detrimental to your business or online reputation. It is important to know how to make a Wikipedia page properly to be beneficial to you. You can easily edit or update Wiki pages to have the information that you want people to have about yourself or your business.

There are lots of people visiting the Wikipedia site every day. Wikipedia always appears among the first five search engine results. This means that many people are able to visit your page and get the information in it. This can ultimately translate into increased sales and then revenues. This means that your Wikipedia business page enjoys an automatic SEO at no cost.

Why Hire Wikipedia Writers

Wikipedia is a powerful marketing tool for your business. It is an open source meaning that everyone can edit the contents. There are so many requirements before your page is approved and is made available in the site. For instance, you need to support it with reliable sources as the references, format it properly and follow the site’s manual of style when writing. You need to hire Wikipedia editors such as those from the Wiki editing service Get Your Wiki to do all this for you. 

When you hire Wiki experts from Get Your Wiki, you are ensuring that those your employ are experienced and will make sure that your page is approved. Their monitor all edits using a Wikipedia monitoring service meaning that no malicious edits are made as they will update a Wiki page to reflect relevant information as it comes up. They can translate your page to several languages to reach more people.

A New Age for Securus

Everyone has a cell phone or some type of mobile device with wifi connection it seems like. My MP3 player, for example, has two cameras and internet access, but my cell phone doesn’t. It’s an old MP3 player, hardly compatible with the updates on the only app I use. However, if I ever upgrade, the next app I’m getting would strike some as strange.

Securus is a company that specializes in visitations for inmates. Why a company like this exists never hits you until you have a loved one or a friend in jail. Anyway, they help people visit their loved ones in jail. They do this by helping their customers set up either an in-person visit (IE a visit to the jail where their loved one is) or a video visitation.

In February 2016, Securus launched a new app. Within a week of the launch, Apple users have downloaded it over 5,000 times. Within a month of the Android launch, it was downloaded over 60,000 times. While Apple is usually preferred over Android, the Android success is amazing. If the Apple downloads keep up at this pace, they will soon overpower the number of downloads on the Android devices.

This app, however, has one very cool feature. The app will turn the mobile device into a kiosk for making video visitations. The user simply logs on and finds either a strong wifi or cell signal. Then, they can make a video inmate phone call. Download the Google Play app here >> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.securus.videoclient&hl=en

Another feature of the app is the ability to sync calendars. A user’s account online will have the dates of every appointment they have currently booked – whether it’s one or three. It can be difficult to add all of them to the calendar on a mobile calendar by hand. The app will simply add the appointment dates and times to the mobile calendar with the push of a button.

I know I will be enjoying these two features of the Securus app if I upgrade my MP3 player to a newer model. As video visitations become more and more common, it’ll be helpful to have this app on any device.

Securus Technologies is not a part of the Securus America website nor the Securus product meant for health improvement.

George Soros Partners With Other Individuals To Get Latino Voters

 George Soros is a famous billionaire and the founder of several companies in America. He is the owner of the Soros Foundation, among many other companies. He was born in Hungary, but due to some reasons, he migrated and settled temporarily in London. His stay in London was short-lived. He moved to the United States of America, and through hard work, he managed to start a powerful emperor. He is very wealthy, and he has a special place in the society. His opinion in most of the issues in the whole world is not taken for granted. He is a great philanthropist too who has helped many people. He is the founder of a charitable organization known as Open Society that has spread in almost all parts of the world. The foundation helps individuals all over the world regardless of the race and gender. He first supported the African students living in Africa during the apartheid, and since then, the billionaire has never looked back.

George Soros is also involved in political activities in the United States. The billionaire has always been involved in the politics of the country for many years, endorsing and funding the candidates he believes will benefit the community. America will be soon going into elections this year, and as usual, the billionaire is equally involved in the politics. This year, Soros has come together with other millionaires to raise money in order to mobilize the immigrants in America to participate in the upcoming general elections. The billionaire wants the Latinos and every other immigrant to fall into his party, and he hopes that they will help in getting votes for Donald Trump and other republics so that the Democrats can win in the November general elections. The billionaire hopes to raise over fifteen million dollars together with his partners.

According to New York Times experts in the political industry, this will be the largest spending done on the Latinos and other immigrants to pursue them into voting. This money will mostly be used by several organizations in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. These are all the states in America that have a large population of the Latinos and other immigrants. Using these votes, the Democrats will be able to win in the upcoming general elections.

George Soros has been very influential in American politics this year. This will not be the only donation he will be giving out for the upcoming elections. In the past, George Soros had also given out a very generous amount to support Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the next president of the United States. He is also knowledgeable in an economic and social matter affecting the globe. He recently warned that the energy industry will go down, and it seems he was right.

Chinese Economic Problems Cause Concern For George Soros

Legendary hedge fund manager George Soros has recently been discussing his concerns for the future of the global markets in an interview at an economic forum in Sri Lanka. Bloomberg has reported Soros expressed his concerns for the future of the global economy as he believes the current situation is shifting to echo that of 2008, which saw a global downturn still impacting the markets of the world to the present day. The problems of the global economy are largely being caused by the instability of the Chinese economy, but also by other factors across the U.S., Europe, and Japan that continue to cause issues within the global economy.

Soros has played an important role in the global economy over recent years, and is often cited as the financial expert responsible for the devaluation of the British Pound in 1992. Over the course of his career Soros has tried to give something back to the people of the world through his Open Society Foundations, which he uses to try and bring the ideology of democracy to people living in closed societies. CNBC have recently reported the Open Society Foundations have been barred from working within Russia as the ideology being promoted does not fit into that promoted by President Vladimir Putin.

The major problems facing the global economy can be seen in the volatility in the financial markets of the world over recent months, which include those spotted by Soros in the Chinese markets. During the last decade of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century China forced itself into a position of power across the financial markets through its market based upon investment and manufacturing. George Soros believes the markets and entire economy in China are now changing towards a consumption and service based model, which the country is struggling to cope with. George Soros used the economic forum in Sri Lanka to explain his view that Chinese officials must evolve a new way of addressing the economy to halt the problems seen with the struggling Yuan.