Showing posts with label News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Why I support Kim Kardashian and her dream of becoming a lawyer

Kim Kardashian West has made headlines lately, as she announced that she wants to become a lawyer. A lot of people are attacking her all over social media and I cannot understand why. Perhaps it is not my duty to understand those who I am nothing like nor is it my duty to celebrate their hateful comments. I cannot understand why no one is happy for this woman and her dream to become an attorney.

Kardashian wants to take the bar exam by 2022, as this has been a long term goal for the reality star. Her father was known as one of the greatest litigators ever in the state of California, so it is evident by her reasons for wanting to practice law stem from him as the source of inspiration. 

A lot of people are questioning how it is possible to become an attorney with barely any education let alone academic credentials, as most attorneys attend law school for years before ever practicing. Although the vast majority of status quo who want to become attorneys attend law school, there are quite a few who do not. Back in the 1700's, most lawyers started out as novitiates. They worked as apprentices and studied independently. 

So because this study still applies today, Kardashian would only be required to take less than two years of college, but she would need to take the CLEP (or College Level Examinations Program) tests and score a 50 or higher. These tests are administered by the college board and have quite a few requirements. 

Additionally, Kim would have to take two additional exams that are related to one of the following subjects: Business, Composition and Literature, History and Social Science, Foreign Language, Mathematics and Science. She would have to pass these exams with a grade of 50 or higher to practice law. 

The state of California supports this type of studying. Additional states which support this particular method include: Virginia, Vermont and Washington. These four states are the only states which allow this. This level of study is a little out of the box and if I am being honest, a little unorthodox; however, it is effective and shouldn't hinder one from being successful in this field. 

Although Kim Kardashian West should have no issues getting clients, there will be many that object to this simply because they don't support this level of studying. Some will not her credentials and will want someone with more experience, etc. I believe; however, Kim will do just fine. She wants to step into her father's shoes and has every right to do so. She is doing something great with her fame. She made a sex tape in her past. Why should she be judged for something that happened about 15 years ago?

I support anyone with a goal and I believe everyone has the right to achieve it, as I believe everyone deserves to be happy in whatever profession they choose. I think it would be fantastic to see her very successful with this, especially this field of study. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The case of Robin Vadakkancheril, the priest who raped a minor

Robin Vadakkancheril escorted by police.
(Photo via Google News)
I am sure most of you who are reading this have no idea what I am talking about. I recently discovered this case when looking at the crime in India. I was shocked and baffled at what I discovered. This was one of the biggest stories I have discovered, making it breaking news all over India.

 A priest by the name of Robin Vadakkancheril from Kerala, India was sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping and impregnating a minor, a crime he committed several years ago. As a vicar of the St. Sebastian Church, what brought this case to light was the fact that in 2017 his victim delivered a child. An anonymous caller reported this directly to Childline, a foundation which protects the rights children living in India. An investigation immediately took place shortly after Childline heard of the allegations from the anonymous caller.

What makes this case even more sinister is the fact that his legal team tried to shift blame onto the victim's father, who was unaware of the priest's actions originally. Once the father found out about what the priest did to his daughter, he tried take the blame as he didn't want Vadakkancheril to be punished nor his daughter. In addition, his daughter (the victim of the crime) originally told the court that she wanted to eventually marry Vadakkancheril.


In addition, several employees of the St. Sebastian Church were charged with conspiracy and destruction of evidence. These employees include one priest and six nuns. They also ordered a probe on the victim's parents for trying to hide the crime. The family comes from a lower caste (or class) and found the case created a lot of pressure on them. The parents even went so far to tell their own daughter that the labor pain she was feeling was just a very bad stomach ache. Crazy right?

Originally ten people total were charged; however, two doctors and administrator of the hospital both appealed the charge via Supreme Court. As a result, their cases were dismissed. One of the doctor's in this case eventually offered very vital testimony which helped the priest get in trouble for what he did.

The court verdict was determined by the gynecologist's report from the hospital where Vadakkancheril's victim originally delivered the child. A paternity test determined the father of the child was, in fact, Robin Vadakkancheril. And it was the statements provided by one of the doctors which charged the priest for this crime.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Jussie Smollett is a liar

In case you are unaware, actor Jussie Smollett has been in the news a lot lately. I first heard about his story on Twitter when I noticed several people in which I follow were tweeting about him. Many were expressing supreme sympathy for the Empire star. I also felt bad for him, as I don't believe anyone has the right to endure any kind of racist or homophobic attack. However, a few days later I have been reading about this guy and certain things do not add up.

He claims he has no recollection of the attack, but still managed to remember the people allegedly yelling "MAGA country" simultaneously and relentlessly as he is getting attacked. If you are attacked and claim to have no recollection, how can you remember this? And I hate to say this, but Chicago is one of the most liberal cities in America. I know this kind of city profiling doesn't mean Smollett is a liar, but I just don't believe this ever happened.

Then, three days after he was attacked he is showing up on the red carpet, as if nothing happened. If you were attacked, why would you attend a premiere only a few days later? I know everyone handles and deals with trauma differently. I am an optimist by nature; however, why would someone who was just in the hospital days before for being physically assaulted want to be in public days later? It just makes no sense to me.

And he claims to have received threats before the attack which include racial slurs, gay slurs and death threats just before throwing out "MAGA" as if his attack were caused by president Donald Trump. He claims to have no recollection of the attack yet continues to throw out Trump's motto "Make America Great Again" often. Why is that?

I think this attack never happened or was simply orchestrated to fit his agenda. Perhaps he is getting fired from Empire and looking for sympathy from people who are working with the show or he's simply mad at president Trump and looking for ways and means to make others hate him. I also believe this kind of publicity stunt may further his career, as more people will likely cast him based on his persecutory delusions and victim playing.

Keep in mind that Smollett is not a huge star. His role on Empire is a regular, but is not known by many. His claim to fame was "The Mighty Ducks" movie. He has appeared in less than 10 movies total. And less than 10 television shows. He is not a big star and no one really knew of him before this alleged attack. This attack basically made him a huge star and is the most attention he has ever received.

Jussie Smollett is a talented man, so the only question I have is - why is he making up something like this? What is he gaining with this story? Everyone is tweeting about how they are sorry this happened to him, that he is a victim and this is hate from Trump supporters, etc. yet they are not looking at his story fully. And yes, before you send me hate messages, please look at his claims and case fully and not one dimensionally. I am not falling for it. He's obviously gaining attention.

Something just does not add up. I am sorry, but I think Jussie Smollett is a liar. I hope the truth comes out in the near future. Perhaps it may never, but I stand by my opinion on this particular story.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Starbucks walks into Winter with the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte

The new Cinnamon Shortbread Latte.
Only at Starbucks.
Starbucks is one of my favorite places to go, especially when I am working. It is close to where I work, so it is convenient and ever since they started offering the rewards program, I find myself gravitating there daily.

The holidays have sprung and Winter has begun. In fact, the snow falls have been hitting all us here in the United States with full force. Today Starbucks introduced an incredible seasonal beverage: the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte.

Combining the richness of brown sugar, butter and vanilla, this warm delight is topped with some of the finest gourmand spices which embody the holiday season, nutmeg and cinnamon. This drink tastes a lot Cinnabon. As most of Starbucks seasonal offerings rarely disappoint me, this flavorful addition joins forces with those that are simply amazing.

I will admit, I prefer cold coffee (iced coffee and/or frappes) to warm coffee drinks, but this drink is the perfect pair with Starbucks wonderful old fashioned glazed donut.

And in addition to this fantastic latte, Starbucks is introducing quite a few wonderful things. It is has been one year since Starbucks had the blonde espresso on the menu. The blonde espresso is a robust coffee drink which is modestly smooth and a little sweet. Today, Starbucks is introducing two new drinks to complement this type of espresso. These drinks include the Starbucks Blonde Flat White, which consists of a blonde espresso shot made with whole milk and the Iced Starbucks Americano, where espresso shots are topped with water to produce a natural crema effect and served over ice.

Starbucks is also adding two new drinks to complement their signature espresso. first drink is the Iced Caramel Macchiato, which combines Starbucks' signature espresso with vanilla syrup, milk and ice as well as a caramel garnish. The second drink is the White Chocolate Mocha, combines the essence of white chocolate and steamed milk. This drink is then garnished with whipped cream. I enjoy both of these drinks with almond milk and/or coconut milk.

The world-renowned coffee house will also make the morning bun a permanent item in their bakery items, which I find to be fantastic. It is one of my favorites on the menu right. And the new Red Velvet Cake Loaf is to die for. It is definitely one of my favorite bakery items they have out right now.

I don't know where you will be, but I know where I will be today during my breakfast, my lunch and my dinner. Starbucks, I hope you are waiting for me.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Charlize Theron for Dior J'adore 2016 campaign

A look at Charlize Theron
in Dior's new J'adore ad campaign.
It is official. Dior has announced their 2016 J'adore campaign. Featuring the beautiful and talented Charlize Theron, this amazing commercial depicts a fragrance that tells a story, a story every woman should experience. Le Feminin Absolu!
 
Serene and radiant, she moves through the heart of the elements, immersed in a majestic, bare expanse of nature.
 
She has become a woman of the wind, the sun, the rain and the earth, and is jubilant.
 
She is regenerated, born again. A new gold appears, brought forth by regal Nature. J'adore!
 
-Dior
 
The new J'adore commercial will air Wednesday, October 12th. Look out for teasers this Saturday on Dior's social media pages. #DiorJadore

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CMT to honor Shania Twain

Shania Twain signing autographs.
(Photo by JDaykin/Flickr)
As a five-time Grammy award winner, Shania Twain is clearly the Queen of Country pop music. As a pioneer of the country crossover genre, Twain is one of the greatest artists ever in music. Selling over 75 million albums world-wide, her album "Come On Over" sold over 15 million copies alone making it the #1 album by any female country artist ever and the best-selling album by any female artist.

I have been a fan of Shania Twain since a child. Her music is very inspiring and uplifting and really brings something new and unique to music. Without Shania Twain, many artists such as Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood would have never had the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world.

Announced today by CMT, Shania Twain will be honored. She will be the first female artist in history to receive the prestigious "Artist of a Lifetime" award. Previous winners of this award include Kenny Rodgers and Merle Haggard who were awarded in 2014 and 2015.

Taped live at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the 7th annual “CMT Artists of the Year” will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances, unexpected tributes and unforgettable toasts as the biggest stars of music, film and television gather to celebrate the five artists selected by Country Music Television as the best artists of 2016.

CMT Artists of the Year will premiere Thursday, October 20, 2016. For more information visit CMT today. #CMTAOTY

Monday, July 25, 2016

The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup

When it comes to music, one of the hottest events of the year is definitely the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Announced only an hour ago, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will be held on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at the T-Mobile Arena. Starting at 7:15 pm in the heart of Las Vegas, this is truly an event you're not going to want to miss. With millions upon millions of listeners worldwide, iHeartRadio has the largest audience in both radio and television in all of North America.

“When we first launched the festival six years ago people wondered how such a diverse line up of artists would play together on the same stage," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia and producer for this year's event. "The fan reaction was immediate, and overnight the Festival became known as the year’s ultimate celebration of the best in all genres of music," he shared.

So, what will be the lineup for 2016? Who is performing? The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also include performances by this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Los 5.

“After five years of producing some of the best lineups to ever take the stage, we’re excited to unveil one of the strongest iHeartRadio Music Festival rosters to date,” Tom Poleman, President of National Programming at iHeartMedia shared. “This year’s show is a complete cross section of the best artists from every genre of music. The weekend will be a true representation of the diversity of our iHeartRadio stations across the country as well as the music you find on the iHeartRadio app,” he added.

The action doesn't stop there. The Daytime Village at this year's festival will return to the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor hotel and casino on Saturday, September 24th with performances by Sam Hunt, Panic! At The Disco, Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Hailee Steinfeld, Good Charlotte, Jeremih, Lissie, Cold War Kids, Daya, Cage The Elephant, The Chainsmokers, Bryson Tiller and DNCE. The Village will also feature fan zones and specially curated interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners. The tickets for the Village will be available here.

Proud sponsors of this year's festival include: MasterCard, T-Mobile, Garnier Fructis, ULTA, Taco Bell, Macy's, Ideal Image, Jack Link’s Jerky, Mazda, MGM Resorts, Mondelēz International (the maker of Oreo, Ritz, Trident and Sour Patch Kids), State Farm, StubHub, The CW Network, The Edge of Seventeen starring Hailee Steinfeld, X-Out (from the makers of Proactiv) and the TWIX brand.

Amazing right? And guess what? As of right now, MasterCard holders are allowed access to a limited number of tickets through a special pre-sale for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. To purchase tickets right now, simply click here.

Tickets go on sale to the general public (and non-MasterCard holders) this Saturday, July 30th at 1 p.m. EST. For more information about the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival, simply click here today. To purchase tickets visit AXS now. #iHeartRadio

Friday, June 24, 2016

Laura Mercier launches three new iconic collections at Nordstrom

The Flawless Icons Eye & Cheek Palette,
exclusively available at a
Nordstrom near you.
Starting next month, Laura Mercier will introduce three new iconic collections exclusively at Nordstrom counters. With everything for the eyes, the lips and the cheeks, you will have everything you need to achieve a flawless face with these limited-edition collections. And whether you are a beauty enthusiast who enjoys playing with makeup and skin care or simply searching for high-quality beauty products that will improve your everyday beauty regimen, you will not only love these Laura Mercier sets, but appreciate them much more so. The question remains; however, what are the three new iconic collections at Nordstrom and what can we expect?

For the first collection, Laura Mercier will launch the Flawless Icons Eye & Cheek Palette. What makes this makeup essential a true holy grail goes beyond the gorgeous colors, but the fact that Mercier brings so much artistry and creativity to this iconic color collection. As a Nordstrom exclusive, this limited-edition palette features 8 eye shadows and two cheek colors. The eye shadows include: Vie En Rose, Cashmere, Minx, African Violet, Stellar, Boudoir, Guava and Espresso Bean. The Matte Radiance Baked Powders include both the Highlight 01 and Bronze 02. As a $155 value, this palette can be your's for only $65.

Some of the greatest beauty basics are those sets that deliver a balanced mix of makeup and skin care. As the second collection, Laura Mercier will release the Wink Of An Eye Artists collection. What makes this Laura Mercier addition so exquisite is that it includes everything you need to create a pristine yet polished eye look. This set includes the Repair Eye Serum along with the Eye Basics in Wheat, the Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold and the Full Blown Volume Suprême Mascara. You can grab this collection for $83 at Nordstrom next month.

As the final limited-edition Nordstrom exclusive, Mercier personally has hand selected her two favorite lip essentials to take you through the season and beyond. For only $25, there are two unique sets available. The first is the Twist & Pout collection – Roses. This set includes the Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Raspberry Ripple and the Lip Pencil in Naked. The second is the Twist & Pout Collection – Nudes. This set includes the Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Cinn-ful and the Lip Pencil in Hazelnut Tea.

Discover only the hautest in makeup and in skincare this July at a Nordstrom counter near you and explore the iconic beauty staples from Laura Mercier.


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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Drybar launches in Bloomingdales

A guest gets her hair done with the
3-Day Bender Digital Curling Iron.
(Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Westfield)
When it comes to blowouts Drybar is the best at it. Founded by Alli Webb, a longtime professional stylist who was tired of binging on overpriced blowouts for her naturally curly tresses, Drybar offers a fantastic selection of hair styling products and tools. On Wednesday, June 8th Drybar launches their signature line of products at ten Bloomingdales stores. These stores include: 59th Street (New York), Short Hills (New Jersey), Chesnut Hill (Massachusetts), Chevy Chase (Maryland), North Michigan Ave (Illinois), San Francisco (California), Fashion Valley (California), Santa Monica (California) and Fashion Island (California. As Drybar continues to grow significantly as the #1 leader of producing and preserving the perfect blowout, the partnership with Bloomingdales will rapidly expand market share. As a result, this will bring Drybar one-step closer to their mission of making the perfect blowout accessible to women everywhere.

"We are excited and honored to expand our product line into Bloomingdale's," Drybar Founder Alli Webb said about the launch. "As a longtime fan and customer, it will be a thrill to see our line featured at Bloomies. We look forward to joining the already stellar beauty lineup and to have the opportunity to help even more women look and feel their best through great hair.”

Drybar's CEO John Heffner also made a statement in regards to the launch. “We at Drybar consider it a privilege to partner with this iconic, prestige retailer who, for over 150 years, has always placed its customer first,” Drybar's CEO said about the partnership. “This is a philosophy we share and we look forward to exceeding the expectations of our mutual customers for years to come.”

Drybar’s award-winning line of almost 40 professional hair styling products and tools have been named accordingly in keeping with the universal bar theme. From the Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant to the even Drybar's cult-classic staple, the 3-Day Bender Digital Curling Iron, have been painstakingly tried and tested as well as tweaked by Drybar founder and stylist Alli Webb, along with thousands of Drybar stylists and millions of Drybar clients. Amazing right?

We are excited about this launch and cannot wait to snag a blowout the next time we visit Bloomingdales. For more information visit Drybar today.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Get ready for SKAM's DJ Five and Eric D-Lux 'FAED' tour this Summer

It is official, SKAM Artist DJs, DJ Five and Eric D-Lux are teaming up for the FAED Tour country wide this Summer. As treasures to the Vegas residency, both artists have decided to lend their creativity and Vegas energy to cities all over the United States. FAED, which is the acronym for 'Five And Eric D-Lux' that stems from this dynamic duo DJing and taking over only the hottest industry nights in Las Vegas. After high demand for both Five and D-Lux's DJ sets together, they have officially decided to bring that same Sin City energy to cities all across the United States.

The FAED Tour kicked off Memorial Day weekend in San Diego, California and in El Paso, Texas with the following dates still to come:

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Are you ready to party? For more information visit SKAM today. #Summer2016Tour #FAED

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Pure Romance to hold World Conference in Orlando

Pure Romance to hold World Conference
in Orlando from
March 30th to April 2nd.
From Wednesday, March 30th until Saturday, April 2nd world-renowned company Pure Romance will hold their annual world conference at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. With over 3,000 consultants expected to attend, this event will feature both speakers and staffers who offer everything from tips to running a small business to discussion on social media marketing to women’s sexual health and more. With a premier line of products - ranging from beauty products to adult toys to bedroom accessories and more, this is an event you are not going to want to miss.

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best seller 'Eat Pray Love', is the headline speaker for the World Conference, this year. Gilbert will be speaking at the afternoon session on Friday, April 1st. Other notable speakers include: Connie Podesta, Fawn Germer, and Matthew Kelly.

“Our conference serves as a great resource each year for our consultants. Not only do the consultants learn from some of the leading experts in the field, they also learn from each other and take those best practices back home with them,” Chris Cicchinelli, President and CEO of Pure Romance said.

The yearly Pure Romance World Conference usually makes more than $2 million which makes an immense economical influence to the area. The consultants who have produced the most sales will also be recognized for their contributions, as well.
Pure Romance is currently the world’s largest and fastest-growing woman-to-woman direct seller of relationship-enhancement products. With over 100,000 consultants world-wide, Pure Romance is more than just a business and opportunity, but a movement. For more information, visit the official website today.
 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Doing Art Together honors Alicia Quarles and Umesh Trikha

Award-winning TV host and entrepreneur Alicia Quarles.
On Monday, March 14th 2016 the world-renowned organization 'Doing Art Together' will be hosting their 31st annual benefit. Hosted by Emmy award-winning traffic reporter Lauren Scala, this year's festivities will take place in the heart of the big apple at the Mandarin Oriental restaurant. This year's honorees include television host and entrepreneur Alicia Quarles along with Umesh Trikha, the Senior VP of Wealth management Merrill Lynch Global Wealth management.

Doing Art Together provides a source of enrichment and inspiration for those underprivileged children and youth who are looking to enjoy a more grounded level of intellectual, social and cultural development. Whether it is engaging in visual arts or embracing performance art, this amazing non-profit organization works to restore and enhance the lives of children. Since 1982, Doing Art Together provides kids with hands-on tools to build and strengthen their skills in the arts genre.

“I am humbled and incredibly touched to be honored at this year’s DAT benefit. Truly, it is DAT who should be celebrated. The incredible work the organization does to bring arts education programs to underprivileged students has changed countless young lives for the better. We all have a responsibly to pay it forward. DAT is doing just that, and I am lucky enough to do so as well.” Alicia Quarles said.

Umesh Trikha shares a very similar sentiment. He said “The freedom to express ourselves is precious – not just with the spoken word, but visually. What we achieve through Doing Art Together will have a life-long impact on children’s lives. I am honored to celebrate the importance of art in our culture by inspiring the creativity of youth in our community.”

The silent auction items for this year's benefit include luxury jewelry, fashion handbags from Burberry and Tory Burch, Kenneth Cole luggage, Delta plane tickets, a behind-the-scenes tour at Christie’s, a private tour of the New Whitney Museum, Broadway tickets and much more.

For more information about the 31st annual Doing Art Together benefit, please visit the official site today. #DATBenefit2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Apple iPhone: How to fix the January 1, 1970 glitch

As you may or may not know, there is a major discrepancy in Apple devices and the iOS software. If you revert back to January 1, 1970, your device will result in a perpetual reboot loop preventing your iPhone and/or iPad to load. Most people describe this loop as having a white or even a light gray screen with the Apple logo that simply does not load and as a result, continues in the loop.

So, is it possible to fix your Apple devices? Absolutely.

First and foremost, you want to make sure that your iPhone is connected via USB cable to your computer. Depending on the type of device you have, connecting is quite simple. It is so important to open up iTunes. It is very important to have iTunes open, as I will explain how this program will help with fixing this particular issue.

As you continue, you are going to want to power on the iPhone. You will see a screen that appears to be white to even a light gray in color with the Apple logo. You will notice that nothing is happening. What is happening is your phone is stuck and will continue to loop o this screen. This is what the iPhone 'bug' technically does to the device.

What you are going to want to do is hold the home button and power button for about 10-15 seconds. Make sure you hold both buttons down or this solution will not work. Every iPhone is different and as the home button remains in the same place on every single iPhone (bottom center) most older models tend to have the power button on the top right; whereas, newer models can be found on the upper right side. I have the iPhone 6s and the power button is on the right side. The iPad also includes both the home and power button. Every iPad's power button can be found on the top right of the device near the camera. 

It is important to do this while you are in this particular sequence. You will notice that the screen will turn black.

Once the screen is black, you are going to want to wait about 5 seconds. Then, let go of just the power button. Still continue holding down the home button. Now, take a look at your screen. Remember when I asked you to open iTunes? Well, looking at the screen a message should read "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes."

You are going to want to hit 'ok'. Then, you are going to be taken into iPhone recovery mode where you are going to want to restore your iPhone. Click 'restore iPhone' followed by 'restore and update'. Before restoring and updating; however, Apple provides you with a simple Terms of Service contract which you will hit 'agree'.

This will repair your software and get rid of this loop plaguing millions of iPhones' worldwide. If you look at the top of your iTunes screen you will notice that it is extracting your software. When looking at your iPhone plugged into your computer via USB, you will notice the extraction can be viewed on the main screen too.

In the meantime, if you are patient you can visit your nearest Apple store or you can remove the battery or you can unplug it from the power source and re-connect it. If you want a solution right now, do not hesitate to try this one.

If you are thinking of setting your iPhone or iPad back to January 1970, please refrain from doing so, as it will save you a lot of trouble. Currently, Apple is working on a solution to this particular issue including an update that will fix this hiccup and prevent it from happening in the near future.

Monday, November 2, 2015

SKAM artist merges with At Large Entertainment

SKAM Artist merges with At Large Entertainment.
Recently, DJ Artist and booking agency SKAM Artist has partnered with At Large Entertainment, adding more talent to a family of gifted artists and musicians. Sujit Kundu, the creator of SKAM has appointed Michelle Levy the founder of At Large Entertainment to be the Executive Director of SKAM's EDM Division where she brings talented artists to the SKAM family such as Dave Audé, DJs From Mars, StoneBridge and Micro. SKAM is host to over 80 DJ's and talent. Some of SKAM's finest include: Nick Cannon, Lil Jon, Samantha Ronson, Jermaine Dupri, Amber Rose, D-Nice, Mr. Mauricio, Blac Chyna, Havana Brown, Justin Credible, Eric D-Lux, Big Syphe, Ryan Cabrera, Tyson Beckford, Brooke Evers, Taryn Manning, DJ Irie, Sid Vicious, Vice and more. The amazingly talented Will.I.Am just recently joined the roster.

Sujit Kundu, founder of SKAM said "SKAM’s EDM roster has grown tremendously and Michelle is the perfect person to lead that division. I have a ton of respect for her work ethic and what she created with At Large Entertainment over the years. All of us at SKAM Artist are lucky to have her on board!"

Michelle Levy, founder of At Large Entertainment said "I have always admired the work that Sujit - along with the rest of the SKAM Artist team - has done for his clients. Now that I will be heading up the ever-expanding EDM department, I could not be more thrilled. The DJs from At Large who are joining the SKAM Artist roster are overjoyed! They’re so excited to now officially be SKAM Artists, and the future is looking brighter than I could have imagined!"

As you may or may not be aware, Kundu was chosen by Blackberry to be featured in their national 'Work Connected' campaign, which helped launch the Silver Edition Passport.

Catch up with SKAM Artist:

Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kylie Jenner teams up with Bellami to launch Kylie Hair Kouture

It is official, Kylie Jenner has branched out into the hair business. As one of the youngest sister's in the Kardashian/Jenner legacy, Kylie has teamed up with Bellami Hair to launch Kylie Hair Kouture. As one of the most highly anticipated launches for 2014, Kylie remains to be one of the most inspiring role models to young women around the world right now.

"The collaboration with Kylie is ideal for Bellami", Julius Salerno said. As CEO of Bellami Hair LLC., Salerno went on to say "Kylie has been extremely active in contributing to the development of Kylie Hair Kouture. It is extremely important to her that the product is able to be used by all hair types. The entire team is extremely excited for the launch."

Kylie Hair Couture will feature 10 signature colors, including an amazing black to teal ombre, which Kylie is known for. Kylie loves hair extensions because they have allowed her to achieve an array of looks without the obligation to a specific style.

"I wanted to create a line of clip-in hair extensions that would be versatile enough for any girl to install herself, without the commitment of permanent extensions" Kylie Jenner said about her line.

When it comes to beauty and hair, Kylie is known for making a statement. In fact, she is well-known for being a trendsetter. There is nothing stopping this reality star who appears on E! reality's Keeping Up With the Kardashians from continuing the legacy. I don't know about you, but I am very excited about Kylie Hair Kouture.

Keep up with Kylie Hair Kouture by following Bellami on Instagram. For more information, visit Bellami today. #KylieHairKouture

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Prayers for Alberta

In case you are not following the latest news, there has been some crazy rain fall happening in Alberta, Canada. One of my good friends lives in the area, so I am very worried. Although this effects those living in southern Alberta, it raises such an issue of concern. 

From what I am hearing, the Elbow and Bow rivers are allegedly flooding to the level that if this kind of rainfall persists, it may not end well for the residence of southern Alberta Canada. Some people are even anticipating this flood to be almost as big or as big as hurricane Katrina. 

To all of you who live in the area, I am so sorry this is happening to you and please be safe. I am praying for the residence of Alberta and hoping that a strong and immediate resolve is in the near future. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Malala Yousafzai was shot today

After taking an exam in the Swat Valley area of Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai was shot today while riding the bus home. At just 15 years old, this very bright activist's life changed for the worst when a Taliban gunman literally tried to kill her earlier today.

The Taliban gunman allegedly asked "which one of you is Malala? If you don't speak up, I will shoot you all." shortly before striking Yousafzai directly. Using just one shot, I do not believe she died. In fact, I do not think she is dead and I am praying she will not die either. 

I just heard the news about this and literally could not believe it. It is disgusting why they would target this girl; however, it is very clear they see her as a threat to humanity because the Taliban simply do not want women rising in any shape or form. To them, she was a threat to their beliefs. 

And because Yousafzai was a blogger for the BBC shortly before she became a peace prize winner, they had planned to execute her before she could create change in the education system. 

It has been known for years that the Taliban was trying to destroy the girls-only schools. If I am not mistaken, they blew up quite a few in 2009. Yousafzai was the only woman that had the courage to speak out about this. 

And this is why she was shot. This is clearly one of the most inhumane, vile acts of hate to exist. You can disagree with Malala's beliefs, but in the end this young woman would never hurt anyone. What the Taliban is doing to her is completely wrong. 

I am praying for Malala Yousafzai tonight. Please keep her in your prayers. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sad day for University of Montana...

The University of Montana has fired athletic director Jim O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad.

Assistant athletic director Greg Sundberg sent this notice to the Grizzly Scholarship Association board of directors this morning:

“It is with great sadness that I inform you all that this morning our Athletic Director, Jim O'Day and Head Football Coach Robin Pflugrad were released of their duties as of 8:00 a.m. this morning. It will be a very difficult time for all of us in the coming days and I would ask that you stay positive."


“As more information comes out, I will be sure to let you know. At this point and time this is all that I know.”

The Missoulian was able to contact Pflugrad on his way out of the Adams Center shortly before noon. The coach confirmed that he had been dismissed, but would not discuss it further - saying he wants to speak with members of the football team first.

Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/university-of-montana-fires-football-coach-athletic-director/article_b7877268-79c0-11e1-92b3-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1qX2B95xp

What I think...




The sexual crime (rape) is not even the coach's discrepancy. Unlike the Sandusky case at PSU that involved witnesses and testimony, this actual tribulation didn't even occur on school grounds (or in the locker room, etc), where there were witnesses. He should not be fired for this. The crime itself is malum in se and doesn't even involve the coach. The only thing the coach is guity of is upping the stance of an alleged rapist.




Plus, until the crime is proved beyond a reasonable doubt (whether that evidence that physically surfaced is plausible to support any case) there is no reason to fire the coach simply because the appropriate actions were taken instantaneously. The suspension, the investigation, etc etc. The coach should not be fired, unless someone claims that the coach was aware before the procedure took place.

Why would the coach be fired? They (the school board) cannot fire the coach unless he was aware of the allegations before the action was taken. Sad to say, but you don't have to be in the courtroom to know that they are firing the him simply because he (more than likely) failed to report the allegations brought to his attention about the alleged rape. It is horrible and in due time, I am hoping that his job is reinstated. The man who allegedly raped the girl, the charges brought against him were dropped. If they were not, I can kind of understand why the board took the actions they did. However; the charges were dropped and right now, they are allegations at this point. They have no reason to fire him.
What I believe the coach can do? He (the coach) can sue/countersue the school because the guy who is the alleged rapist is not being charged for the crime at this moment. The charges were dropped. It would be different if he is guilty, but right now these are allegations, they are not fact. Until this becomes factual and he is actually charged with the crime, he is not guilty.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rest in Peace Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has officially died and the news is circulating faster than anything I have ever witnessed in my 28 years of living. Everywhere you go, this is all you hear. This is quite possibly one of the saddest days for many people, especially his fans. I am at the grocery store and there are people in tears, sobbing over the king of pop's passing. 

The song "The Way You Make Me Feel" is playing and it is really sad to think that such a talented man who brought so much to music is gone. I keep thinking about his death and wondering if it really was drug related. I'm only receiving one-sided information, so I have no clue really what to think of it. 

He had so many great songs. If I had to choose a favorite, I am not sure which one I would choose, as I like a lot of them. I know, I heard a song called "We've Had Enough" a few years ago, which was good. I really like the song "They Don't Really Care About Us" as I really like the song "Morphine" but as I stated previously, he's introduced a lot of great music to us. 

To me, when I like of pop music as a genre, I think of Michael Jackson. I think he truly invented the genre. Today's music we hear on the radio wouldn't exist without Michael Jackson and his influence. Today is a very sad day in music, that is certain. 

Gone, but never forgotten. You will leave a legacy which will remain forever. Rest in peace, King of Pop. Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson. 

Michael Jackson is in the hospital

I just finished up work in my office. News is circulating all over the place that Michael Jackson is in the hospital. I write sporadically for Associated Content and recently started with Yahoo! Voices where I received the breaking news notification regarding this. My phone is about to die so I can't really find out more details until I make it home.

A source told me that it is not looking good and he may possibly die. I am also told that it is drug related; however, I am unsure if this news is accurate. I will admit that I have never been a huge fan of Michael Jackson, but there is no denying his talent. He has a lot of great songs. Although he's a little eccentric and possesses questionable behavior, this is very sad news and devastating. 

I always wondered throughout my life if Michael Jackson was a predator, but I never gave it second thought. Why? Because I haven't been interested in that kind of celebrity news. To me, Michael Jackson is the "King of Pop" as he is a talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and entertainer. Aside from several child abuse allegations, he was found innocent of those crimes. I think if he were guilty, he would definitely be in prison for as so many have been wanting to find any dirt on him. 

What if Michael Jackson is in the hospital because of the allegations against him? What if they are not true and he developed a drug addiction because of them? I guess we will never know unless Michael decides to discuss this. 

With this aside, I pray that he is ok.