Janet Took Control 30 Years Ago

Most Janet Jackson fans are going to instantly point to her “Control” album as the very beginning of her singing career. This is technically not true, but in a way it is a defining moment for Jackson as a singer.

Many young fans that go back to video footage will find Janet singing with her brothers on their variety show. She also did some singing on sitcoms that she starting. There was even an album produced by Jon Urbana before this album that put Janet on the map as a singer. It was the “Control,” album that set for a new standard for young Janet as a budding female artist in control of her own career. This also sparked the beginning of a lifelong relationship in music with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Janet took this time to prove that she had what it took to become a major artist on her own. Many of her brothers would fall under the shadow of the young brother Michael, but Janet refuse to live in the big brother Michael spotlight. She became a talent of her own and produced many hits after releasing this album. The year of 2016 marks the 30 year anniversary of this era. Janet is 49 years old and she will turn 50 this year. This album highlights the break away from the family structure of entertainment and a newfound independence of a young 20-year-old Janet.

Interest in Premium Quality Dog Food Rising

When it comes to dog food, an increasing number of consumers are opting to choose brands that provide superior nutrition for their pets. Manufacturers of pet foods are listening to dog owners who express an interest in giving their dogs a fine dining experience as opposed to just buying whichever food is the cheapest without paying much attention to quality. This explains why brands such as Beneful are seeing their sales numbers grow every year. Beneful offers a full lineup of dog food, including dry food, wet food and treats. They have always been a brand that emphasizes quality and have invested a lot of time and money in research to create foods that give dogs the nutrients they need to stay healthy and that also contain the natural flavors that they love to eat. Purina Beneful products on twitter contain ingredients such as real beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, bacon or salmon to provide superior taste and nutrition. The brand avoids using artificial flavorings and colorants, as dog owners are now looking for food that is organic and wholesome. This is similar to recent trends in human food, where an increasing number of individuals pay closer attention to what they eat. The only additives in their foods are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to offer plenty of health benefits for dogs, such as helping them maintain a healthy coat and teeth. Premium dog food used to be considered a luxury product that only accounted for a small fraction of all Purina Store pet food sales. But since 2009, sales have gone up in a surprising way. Premium dog food now makes up to over half of the total market and has sales of $10.5 billion in the US alone. A Daily Herald report shows that both startups and big brands are now cashing in on this trend. Highly innovative pet food products are appearing in stores, such as frozen gourmet dishes for dogs and Paleo diets that aim to mimic what a dog’s wolf ancestors were eating in the wild for optimal health.

Dr. Sergio Cortes breaks down symptoms of Zika virus.

Recently it has been discovered on NPR that in addition to dengue, the Aedes Aegypti mosquito has also been responsible for the transmission of two other types of viruses: the zika and the chikungunya. According to specialists, the symptoms of the three diseases are very similar to each other, being among the three of them: a high fever, body aches, in the eyes, muscles and red spots on the skin, says Dr. Sergio Cortes. With the appearance of these new viruses caused by the same mosquito, it’s very important to point out some ways to distinguish each disease. The symptoms that stand out in dengue compared to other diseases are the muscle pains and pain behind the eyes. Dr. Sergio Cortes still says that in order to clarify about the similarities between the symptoms of the zika virus and the chikungunya, nurse Bruno Del Guerra representing the Epidemiological Surveillance Itapetininga points to some signs as predominate according to each disease.

In the Zika what predominates is itching in the cup and the redness of the eyes. Yet, in chikungunya joint pains are rather intense. Despite microcephaly being associated with the current index in newborns, these dates are still being studied, becoming difficult to establish the gravity level of the Zika virus. The representative says that, on the other hand, in the case of dengue, hemorrhagic of the disease is known as one of the possible consequences, recalls Dr. Sergio Cortes. In addition, Guerra still emphasizes the importance of looking for medical assistance in case the appearance of symptoms may characterize some of these diseases. According to the nurse, notify Dr. Sergio Cortes, they are in progress studies in order to know if it’s possible that an individual guest can have more than one virus at the same time. Know that there are no antiviral or any type of medicine in order to resolve or prevent the disease. Sergio Cortes mentions that according to information from the specialist, the treatment for these diseases in phase of studies. For the time being, the treatment should be made with hydration via mouth to whey-based, or if necessary intravenously in health facilities. The hydration should be accompanied by complete rest for a minimum of five days to re-establish physical vigor. For nearly four years, the institute Butantan, in Sao Paulo work tentatively to create an effective antidote to combat the diseases. In the second stage of the research, the institute waits for the remedy to pass the third phase and is manufactured in the industrial scale, reports Sergio Cortes. The scientists are hopeful that the medicine will still be approved this month by the National Health Surveillance Agency to start the last research.

Greg Hague’s Maverick Real Estate: Be Different From Everybody Else

Greg Hague, founder of Real Estate Mavericks real estate coaching, is an American businessman, lawyer and real estate consultant. He’s best known for his passion for shaking things up in the real estate industry. Greg’s real estate coaching company “Real Estate Mavericks”, with Greg as a coach teaching agents to break free from conforming to traditional roles agents use for listing homes and earning business.

Real Estate Mavericks focuses on building excitement and demand before front-loading the home marketing effort. He has developed a 22-Step Home Launch Formula and 29-Day Fast Sale Plan as the initial steps in a better direction. The agent is taught how to differentiate from the marketplace and be an extraordinary realtor and how to stand out from everybody else. He teaches in his course that by using the right processes, the right strategies, doing the right thing and selling the for more than its worth. What seller can resist if you can sell their homes for 4% more.

Time is the essence to the price of a home, before it declines in value, Greg Hague has a powerful selling strategy that he compresses in 29 days. Hague offers a valuable tip that sellers should trust and like you before they list the house with you. He creates a personal brochure for the seller before the appointment so they get to know him, his family and kids, and his values in that brochure and a lot of recommendations in that brochure, all this is delivered with unique personal gifts. He will then make an appointment with the prospective seller and when he gets there, the seller will usually thank him for the personal gifts delivered and talk about their values. During the walk-through, he drip feeds his presentation in a natural way, he takes copious notes of the house, to prepare to sell the home in a diligent way, the seller seeing this will usually hand him the listing. He says it is the agents’ job to sell the house as aggressively as they can with a tangible story, obviously with the facts and buyers always love to know the seller’s motivation.

One of the important tips to agents is to relay to their prospective buyers as much detailed information about the neighborhood such as schools, neighbors, or the community they could live in, so the buyers get a vivid picture in their minds and eventually want to buy quickly with the notion they are getting the best deal before it goes pubic, and will usually end up buying at the higher listed price.

As Greg Hague points out, the old method of selling home is so outdated, he wonders why the system is not yet sophisticated. He provides a personal experience, by using non-traditional strategies into a traditional business. He is a game changer in the real estate industry.

Greg Hague is also the bestselling author of ” How Fathers Change Lives’. These are real life short heart-warming stories with testimonials about real Dads with real hearts.

Russian College Targets George Soros

 

What Occured

A CNBC article reports that a total of 53 books that related to the Open Society Foundations and Open Society Institute charities of George Soros were burned by the Vorkuta Mining and Economic College in northern Russia. College libraries were also searched across the region for books that were associated with a project of these charities. In all, 427 books were found and confiscated for shredding as a result of this search effort. Russian news sources reported that a presidential envoy made a claim about the charities having directives that were foreign to Russian ideology.

Tension and Banning

Rising tension between George Soros and the Russian government along with a banning of his charities predated the book-burning incident. In July 2015, the Russian government associated the charities with other pro-democracy organizations that launch soft aggression against Russia, and the government hinted about banning all of these organizations.

In November 2015, the Russian government announced an official banning of the George Soros charities, as reported in a CNBC article. Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office reported in a statement that the Open Society charities would be put on a list of foreign non-governmental organizations that the Russian State deemed undesirable. In a translated statement, the Russian government reported the reason for this ban was that the charities posed a threat to the foundations of the Russian constitution and the security of the state.

The Open Society Charities

George Soros is a billionaire hedge fund investor who created the Open Society charities, which encompass a vast network of projects, partners, and foundations in over 100 countries worldwide. His efforts began in 1979 when he provided black South Africans under apartheid with college scholarships, reports the Open Society Foundations. Central to the operation of these charities are the core values of individual rights and governmental accountability. The charities provide assistance to lawyers and paralegals who represent unlawfully held individuals, and the charities help promising individuals pay for university, including refugees of armed conflicts and young people from marginalized groups. George Soros originally founded the Open Society charities to help countries transition from communism, but the charities currently engage in work related to establishing democracy throughout the world.

Shoe Style: Cutting Out the Middleman

Ariel Nelson and Lane Gerson, two men who had their story covered by Bloomberg business, saw an opportunity in the shoe market when they discovered a big gap in the price range of men’s dress shoes. In 2012, they developed an idea that became a reality with help from Bertrand Guillaume, Saks Fifth Avenue Brands Director. The slogan “Cut out the Middleman” was all the rage in areas such as sunglasses or mattresses, so why not try it with leather shoes? There are three main qualities to look for when shoe shopping; style, color, and price. Normally, only two of the three are obtainable, but Nelson and Gerson sought to make all three a reality by selling the shoes straight from the source.

Paul Evans, founded by Ben Earley and Evan Fript in August of 2013, has also cut out middlemen. Earley and Fript moved to Italy to establish their product with only one goal in mind: to make sophisticated, comfortable shoes with the highest quality of materials at an affordable price. The company delivers straight from their hands to the customers. This process leaves no retail space for price markups of middlemen, resulting in a reduced price. How did they remove the middlemen you might ask? It’s simple. Sell online. Thanks to the internet, Paul Evans is able to sell luxurious, Italian footwear directly to consumers on a global scale.

Paul Evans high quality shoes are made directly in Naples, Italy, an area known for producing the finest shoes on the market. The factory uses the same quality of leather used by well-known fashion houses like Gucci. These two factors provide the important qualities of style and color, but unlike a company such as Gucci they provide it at a more affordable price. Big name companies sell their products for thousands of dollars, but Paul Evans products range from $200 – $500.

Not only does Paul Evans make very stylish men’s shoes, but also men’s boots and sneakers, as well as leather backpacks, briefcases, and belts with the same high quality material. The company has had tremendous success since it’s opening in 2013, and now enjoys six figures of revenue. It is with this success that the company continues to add new styles of shoes, and is even talking about expanding the business into the women’s shoe industry.

A Glimpse Inside New York City’s Real Estate Selling Boom

The New York Post released an interesting piece on the rising and record setting prices real estate in New York City apartments for sale is being bought and sold for. According to the article, 2015 was a banner year for real estate in the city. For Example, a single penthouse in Extell Development’s One57 in Midtown sold for an astonishing $100.47 million. This particular skyscraper is a favorite spot for billionaires from all over the world to call home. This particular sale is at the pinnacle of record shattering real estate deals for 2015.

Co-ops have also seen amazing success in sales for the city. Manhattan is home to many extravagant co-ops, which have also been setting records in last year’s real estate boom. Along with the co-ops, Manhattan, which has always been known as an expensive, upscale New York City neighborhood, was breaking even more records with sales of townhouses and condos. Brooklyn, another famous neighborhood in New York, has been the focus of increased popularity. More people are wanting to live in the famous New York neighborhood, but they are seeking residential property there. This hasn’t changed Brooklyn’s ability to break records just because the market there is for people seeking houses. Brooklyn was able to set a record for the the most expensive sale for a standard piece of residential property in an area known as Cobble Hill.

A chief executive at Core, a brokerage firm, has stated nearly every record for sales of property has been broken. The records of 2015 and previously unbroken records are expected to also be broken as more properties catering to the extremely wealthy, such as billionaires, are being developed in the city. These properties for the top elite in the world have been called billionaire bunkers, and these billionaire bunkers being developed are becoming magnets for the richest people in the world to call New York City home.

In the new real estate boom in New York City, Town Residential has attracted many new clients with its superb customer service and skilled staff. Town Residential is a firm specializing in all facets of real estate in the city.

The firm offers an experienced staff skilled in areas, which will leave its clients wanting for nothing. Town Residential offers assistance for those interested in buying, developing, selling and even renting property. The firms comprehensive website, www.townresidential.com/, is thorough in the details of the business, and it offers all necessary contact information.

Your dog loves you, so give him a good life!

Everyone knows that health is a concern for the families of Americans, but how often do we consider the entire family? That’s right, I’m talking about man’s best friend, your dog. Well, and maybe the cat, too. Leading dog food companies are competing for the title of making the healthiest food. In fact, healthy dog food sales have climbed as much as 35% in recent times! The names being found here are names like Fresh Pet©, Cesar Home Delites©, and Blue Buffalo©. Are there other companies joining under this banner? Of course! Many small business are rallying for the battle, and can be read more in-depth here http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/ There is one company I would like to give special mention, and that company, of course, is Purina©. Beneful is a favorite at my house. My cocker spaniel is very picky about what she eats, but Beneful’s original recipe has been her favorite for many years. I find it reassuring that Purina uses real meat in its Beneful dog food. In fact, meat as the first ingredient is the first thing I look for in buying a dog food! One of the wonderful things being done by this corporation is the personalization of your pets dog food. Dos it not make sense that if humans need customized died, wouldn’t your pet? In fact, this personalization industry on Facebook had made more than ten and a half billion dollars since 2009. The stats speak for themselves. This is up an astounding 45%, and account for more than half the market currently. Purina© recently bought a smaller company that was producing a more natural food line with flavors like Pacific catch, and and game bird. With things like pet obesity on the rise, I think it just makes sense to feed that beloved family member well, too, don’t you?

An Insight on Real Estate Industry in NY

New York real estate from Town Residential  was booming in the month of September, especially multifamily residence. Ariel Property Advisors puts the total dollar volume to be approximately $1.7 billion. This was a 97 percent increase in volume as compared to the month of August, although the sales decreased by 5 percent on yearly basis. On a report released on The Real Deal, New York City saw 134 building being sold across 60 deals, which is an increase of 58% and 25% respectively as compared to previous months. The experts said that prices exceeded their expectations as well as investors’ appetite for real estate with scale, and as such, they forecasted increase in investment sales volume in the last quarter of 2015.

Manhattan did not perform well in the outer boroughs, but notable sales were made where Fairstead Capital and Blackstone Group purchased 24-building Caiola for $90 million. On the other hand, the submarket transacted deals with gross sales of $1.1 billion, which represented 67 percent of the dollar volume in the city. Manhattan experienced an increase of dollar volume of 324 percent from August, and 58 sales, a 480 percent increase in building volume.

In Queens, multifamily sales recorded the lowest volume, with eight buildings across four transactions. The borough attracted sales volume of $15.1 million for the month of September. In Bronx, there was a decrease in sale of building, dollar volume and transactions. The owner of Panthers, Vincent Viola, spent $35 million for a 12-storey apartment in Brooklyn Heights, which pushed the dollar volume in this city to $200.6 million. The city recorded sales of 25 buildings and 20 transactions.

About TOWN Residential

TOWN Residential is a leading real estate firm in New York City that specializes in luxury properties. The firm was founded in 2010 by the Chief Executive Officer and co-chair Andrew Heiberger. TOWN focuses on sales, leasing and marketing of luxury residential as well as property development. TOWN Residential is recognized for its top class services that have created new standard of performance within NYC real estate industry.

TOWN Residential the most skilled and experienced team of professionals in the industry. The firm has won many accolades as a result of its unique culture which is highly appreciated by all stakeholders in the industry. TOWN Residential has established independent divisions to conduct market research, branding and advertising in order to improve its efficiency.

Why I choose To Use Lime Crime Cosmetics

As a customer of Lime Crime, I love that the makeup line does more than mask my flaws, In fact, I am able to express who I am and how I feel by wearing Lime Crime cosmetics. The bright and bold color options are whimsical and allow me to use my imagination to create a striking look. I can use the vivid eye, lip, blush, and nails to enhance my wardrobe and stand out in the crowd. I can use matte colors or glittery colors depending on my mood for the day.

I am very impressed with Doe Deere, the founder and CEO of Lime Crime. She began the company with only a few hundred dollars and a dream. She began by selling fashion on eBay and decided she wanted to create a cosmetic line that featured candy colored shades. I support Lime Crime as a brand because I feel that it is important for women entrepreneurs to pursue their visions and create companies that are successful. Deere writes regularly on her blog and is available on social media which allows me to learn about the latest featured Lime Crime products.

Just recently, Lime Crime began to offer hair dye that matches the colorful makeup. The vibrant hair dye colors includes pink, purple. lavender, grey, green, blue, orange and multi-colored. I am able to wear non traditional colors on my face and head. Doe Deere recommends eye, lip, and blush colors to match all the hair color options for clients as suggestions for individuals who do not know what to choose.

I am big on animal rights, so it was important for me to use makeup that is vegan free and not tested on animals. One reason that I began using Lime crime was that I read that the products were cruelty free. I can use Lime Crime knowing that the founder not only has banned the use of ingredients that come from animals. but also tests the products on herself. In fact, Doe Deere claims to wear her makeup first before the products are sold to the public in order to connect with her products and customers.

I recommend Lime Crime because it has products that are different, help me make a statement, and are created by a women who cares about her clients and animal rights. Deere also treats her staff well, which I feel is commendable.