The English indie pop band Pale Waves just released their new promotional music video called “My Obsession” and it creepily captivated their fans in a good way. Heather Baron-Gracie, the band’s front-woman, said in a recent interview that she basically wanted to create an “uncomfortable, voyeuristic experience for the viewer.” Heather goes on to explain that it’s for the viewers to make themselves feel that they are somehow intruding upon a place that they shouldn’t even be a part of. It is “ultimately a representation of desperation, loneliness and grief.”
The music video was directed by Stephen Agnew, an English director and creative lead. It starts off with a pajama-clad Heather with her signature goth-esque pallor, canoodling with a bald mannequin inside her quaint apartment. The song itself is quite charming with its dreampop sounds, soft guitar riffs and the hook is pretty catchy too, as one would expect from an indie pop act. The song “My Obsession” is now available for purchase. This will be Pale Waves fourth single released and was announced that it will be part of the band’s debut EP called, “New Year’s Eve.” Their EP is expected to be released sometime early within the next year.
Pale Waves was formally known as Creek, they formed in 2014 when bandmates Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Doran met while they were still enrolled in Manchester University. The band signed to the label Dirty Hit Records and toured with The 1975 band across Europe and North America. Former bandmates, Ryan Marsden and Ben Bateman departed alomst as soon as they formed, they were quickly replaced by second guitarist Hugo Silvani and bassist Charlie Wood.
There is good news in the indie music scene: legendary musician and former Talking Heads bandleader David Byrne plans to release new music and to hit the road to support it. A Rolling Stone Magazine article covers Byrne’s plans to release an album of new material in March and to do a brief tour of North America to support it. This news is significant because Byrne has not performed extensively since 2009.
Although the tour will consist of only be six dates in the United States, fans have plenty to look forward to at these shows. Byrne plans to perform hits from his Talking Heads years along with his new music, so the gigs should be a delightful mix of the old and new. After the North American performances, Byrne plans to play some festivals in South America and Europe.
It seems that there will be some surprises for fans at his upcoming dates in terms of the stage setup. Interestingly, Byrne stated that no amplifiers, mixers, etc. will be visible to audience during the shows and that band members will use wireless gear as they roam the clutter-free stage at will. Byrne also said that he feels this new stage show will be his most ambitious since the famous Talking Heads “Stop Making Sense” setup.
Personally, I am glad to see Byrne back in action after what was, for him, a lengthy break. He’s been consistently releasing fresh material and touring behind it since the 1970’s, and it’s wonderful to see that he’s still going strong today. David Byrne is a true original, in my opinion; he’s an artist and thinker who challenges while entertaining. Not only has he recorded a vast catalog of diverse and wonderful music, he’s written extensively on the environment, urban planning and other issues. In short, he’s an intellectual rock star, and I’m looking forward to hearing his new music.
The Founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina last week announced new technology software that will improve Live Streaming services. Speaking through a live broadcast, Reina said that the new software was a sophisticated computer program which will make live meetings seamless. He said that together with his team they had been tirelessly working to come up with something to satisfy their customers’ needs. The new version he said has been installed with updated software and also uses WebRTC technology. Reina has been on the move to ensure that his customers are up to date with the latest technology in the market.
The technology allows people from different regions to conduct meetings remotely through teleconferencing. According to Bob Reina, the technology gives businessmen and the public, in general, an opportunity to organize meetings and make presentations easily. Unlike in the past where it was impossible to meet virtually, Live Meetings can host over 400 participants at ago. The application also allows over 15 hosts per meeting.
New Improvements in the Software
The good thing about the new software version is that users will no longer have to download or install Adobe Flash Player. They can easily access it through the browser(s) they are using. Talk Fusion has been on a mission to utilize sophisticated technology as a strategy of keeping its competitors at bay. Reina admits that they have been facing some stiff competition from giant companies but promised that they are on the lookout.
Talk Fusion works with commercial users to help them maximize profits. The company’s video suite software gives businesses a chance to incorporate sales videos into their campaign adverts. Besides, the software is available for sale in over 135 countries across the globe. Last but not least, the company also allows users a one month trial period before they fully purchase the software.
Talk Fusion Founder & CEO, Bob Reina
Bob Reina is one of those people who believe that with great success come greater responsibilities. He has steered the company since it was founded and still has great plans for it.
Bob went attended his college in Florida and served as a police officer once in his lifetime. He has been involved in various entrepreneurial activities since he was young. It was as a result of his passion to invent something that would change people’s lives that Talk Fusion was born in 2004.
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Talk Fusion has launched innovative, high-quality video conference software that has significantly changed the lives of the people that have decided to use their products for over ten years. They have released new program will allow people to deliver one-way videos and operate video based conferences efficiently.
Talk Fusion’s new software gives companies the options to host video conferences. Meetings are held wherever you are. You no longer have to run to the boardroom for a meeting and panic about being late. The new program allows flexibility in the time and location of the meeting they are having. The program is compatible with tablets, smartphones, and computers. Talk Fusion doesn’t want to limit their users to one device they want to give them a variety.
The new program also has accurate video presentation and clear audio. Talk Fusion takes pride in providing quality products to their customers. Host are also allowed to test the programs to make sure that their presentation will show appropriately. They give their customers every possible tool that they need to succeed.
Talk Fusion is a global video marketing company that was started by Bob Reina. Talk Fusion began in 2007 and is based out of Brandon, Florida. Bob Reina created Talk Fusion after he had an undesirable encounter with a video email. He was viewing a house that he was interested in purchasing. Before finalizing the purchase, he wanted to get his family’s opinion. When he tried to send the video, he discovered that video emailing was not possible.
Bob Reina decided to create Talk Fusion because he knew that he wasn’t the only person that had that problem. He connected with his friend Dr. Johnathan Chen who is very knowledgeable of technology. They worked together to develop the technology and Talk Fusion was launched in 2007.
Bob Reina has used his platform to help people in his community and the communities his company serves around the world. Talk Fusion has locations in over 140 countries. Bob Reina takes advantages of being the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of his global company by encouraging his associates to be active in the community. He also gives his employees the option to donate one account to a charity of their choice. Bob Reina is dedicated to advancing society and the things they depend on from day to day. He has had great success. Learn more: http://www.pr.com/company-profile/employees-biography/82120-1877
There is much news these days about Oncotarget’s research on potential therapies for breast cancer, but the ones that most stand out these days come from Oncotarget and Eureka Alert. In this article, we will recap some of these articles so you’ll have an idea of where the research is leading and what else is to be done in the search for the cure of cancer.
The Eureka Alert Article
In an article from Eureka Alert, it was shown that the new studies of Oncotarget had found new therapeutic strategies to find a cure for breast cancer. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.
In the article, it was found that the research published in Oncotarget has shown that there is a certain hormone therapy that can aggressively cure breast cancer if undergone by the patient.
With this specific protein, which is called the estrogen receptor beta, it is now easy for people with breast cancer to hope for a better and more promising remedy.
PRNewswire Report on Oncotarget Awardees
It might also be helpful for you to know in this article that there are currently four scientists that received grants from Oncotarget because of their work in biomedical research and Cancer science.
— Oncotarget (@OncotargetJrnl) December 5, 2017
These scientists come from Aligarh Muslin University, University of Torino and National Institute of Immunolog.y based in India. Undoubtedly, these four researchers would be able to not only create the right strategies for breast cancer cure, but they can also provide a lot of hope for those in need.
In the press release from PR NewsWire, it was disseminated that the scientific advances of these biomedical researchers would mean a lot in making sure that the future of breast cancer therapy will be promising.
Oncotarget’s Editor-in-Chief Mikhail Blagosklonny even said that the studies of breast cancer today would be so encouraging with the push of these four awardees that there will come a time that breast cancer will just be a thing of the past.
It is also noteworthy to say that Oncotarget‘s awardees would also mean that there’s more chance for research that comes from organic means to prosper in the search for breast cancer therapies. Watch this video on Youtube.
The person who pays attention to cable news or their social media feeds probably remembers hearing a lot about this person named Betsy DeVos early on in the Trump Administration. The name alone is memorable, but the talking heads on television would not stop talking about her regardless. Therefore, the name quickly became engrained in the memories of most anyone who had heard it even a few times.
You might have heard different opinions about this person depending upon where you got your information from in the first place. There are those who adore her and the work that she has done of course, and then there are those who despise everything that she stands for. There is not much room in the middle for those who consider themselves and their opinions to be pretty moderate.
On the one hand, Betsy DeVos has been portrayed as the kind of person who gets things done. It is said that she has a strong care for children and their education. She is passionate about what she believes in, and she gives back plenty to her community. She is a striver and someone that we all ought to aspire to be.
Then, you have the other side that says that she is out of touch with everyday Americans. As a billionaire, they say that she is not someone who can connect with real people. They are particularly concerned that she is in charge of policy when it comes to education to some extent, because she does not have a connection to the public school system. They believe that her desire to work towards a charter school based future is nothing more than a money and power grab.
As you can see, there are numerous ways to view this single individual. That ought to tell you just how dynamic of a person that she is. There is not just one way to take her. Instead, her life and work speak for themselves.
Betsy DeVos now sits as the Secretary of Education for the entire United States of America. She is still a devoted person who always wants to ensure that her voice is heard in the debate. She still believes in a charter school system for all children, but she also understands that convincing others to believe in this as well is sure to be something of a challenge.
She knows how to thread the needle so to speak between keeping her profile high enough to have real influence and at the same time keeping things quiet when that is to her political advantage as well. For someone without as much direct political experience as some out there, she sure does know how the game is played, and she plays it to perfection.
There is a new sheriff in Washington when it comes to education. If you think that things are just going to continue to operate as they always have in the past, you need to think again. There are some big changes coming. Learn more: http://enablediversity.com/2017/08/11/dick-devos-reveals-the-staggering-amounts-of-money-he-donated-to-charity/
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Highland Capital Management founder and CEO James Dondero threw out a challenge to his fellow philanthropists at the Dallas Hilton. Jim Dondero is known throughout the world for his philanthropy and he is very active with charities throughout his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Dondero announced a $1 million dollar Challenge Grant from the Dallas based financial firm of Highland Capital Management. Highland will match any donation up to one million dollars towards the completion of the Family Place’s 16.5 million dollar Legacy Campaign. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.
The Legacy Campaign is for the relief of victims of family violence and the campaign’s goal is 16.5 million dollars. At the time of Jim’s challenge, only 2.8 million dollars remained for the campaign’s completion. When the Mayor and police chief in Dallas called for help in solving family violence in the community, James Dondero answered with his Challenge Grant at the Family Place’s annual Trailblazer luncheon. Mr. Dondero stressed the importance of the campaign and expressed his pride in the response by the Dallas community and the support by the community that took the campaign so close to its goal in less than a year. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
The Highland Dallas Foundation part of Highland Capital Management will manage the grant to the Family Place. With the funding from the campaign, the Family Place will construct a new center for family violence victims. The new shelter will feature a hot-line, clinics, job training facilities, counseling rooms and temporary living quarters. Its plan and design are donated by Corgan. The newly constructed shelter is expected to lessen the impact on its already overcrowded existing center and the new shelter will also offer a child development center and a shelter for pets.
Highland Capital Management is located in Dallas, Texas and it’s respected as one of the most experienced and largest credit managers in the world. The firm specializes in alternative investment and it’s credit strategies include hedge funds, distressed situations, collateralized loan obligations and more. Highland Capital Management is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals. Highland is international has offices New York, Brazil, Singapore, and South Korea.
A recent analysis of data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) revealed that quite a significant number of cancer survivors are later diagnosed with a higher primary cancer. Out of the more than seven hundred thousand cancer cases detected between 2007 and 2013, 18 percent of them were cases with a history of having prior cancer. For adults aged above 65 years of age, the prior cancer prevalence rate was found to be 25 percent. For adults aged below 65 years of age, the prevalence rate was found to be 11% of the surveyed population.
While cancer screening and early detection methods have all improved, the data collected from cancer patients has not been put into much use in devising patient-centric treatment methods. Prior cancer victims, for example, are most likely to be left off the screening and detection of other early cancer detection exercises. The researchers who conducted the study noted that cancer survivors are significantly underrepresented in both clinical trials and observational research, leading to little knowledge of the needs of cancer survivors and treatments specific for the category.
Incidentally, this is exactly what Eric Lefkofsky, the co-founder of Tempus, has been talking about much of the time; finding a means to connect collected patient data and patient-centric treatment procedures. While both patient’s genomic and therapeutic data exist, the two are not easily connected at the clinician’s disposal. It is for this reason that Eric Lefkofsky, through Tempus, has moved to establish a technological platform that applies advanced analytical techniques to provide actionable information to clinicians.
Eric Lefkofsky has seen his passion come true at Tempus. They are working with a number a cancer research centers in a bid to establish a huge data library. The process involves serializing the genetic code of cancer patients and having it in a database. Once this has been achieved, the next thing is to collect therapeutic information. This involves determining the treatment procedure that works for patients with various cancers and genomic data types. The last step is the application of advanced data science techniques to determine the most suitable treatment for patients newly diagnosed with cancer. The technology puts this information right in front of the clinician.
David McDonald has supervised the growth of OSI group as its Chief Operations Officer. The company acquired Baho Foods in order to strengthen its operating position in Europe. Baho Foods is a European food distributor that has carved out its own section of the market in the area. It has been in business for over 60 years and is expected to give OSI Group the boost it needs to expand throughout the continent.
OSI Group has continued to push for growth under David McDonald’s leadership. The company acquired Tyson Foods, which is a local operator in the Chicago area. Tyson Foods was in danger of closing its doors and subtracting nearly 500 jobs from the marketplace. David McDonald and his team were able to prevent the closure and save these jobs, keeping all employees at work.
Flagship Food Group was yet another acquisition approved by David McDonald. Flagship Food Group is also a European food manufacturer that specializes in mayonnaise and other sauces. McDonald is excited about the acquisition and believes that Flagship Food Group will add a tremendous surge of energy to the OSI team.
David McDonald has made several decisions that impacted the daily of business of OSI Group’s national operations. He reevaluated the management structure in the China district and decided that new policy needed to be implemented. Leaders in the area would now be held accountable by a rotating team of experts that knows what the international standards of OSI Group organization are. The goal is to maintain an acceptable level product readiness on a worldwide basis.
David McDonald is a native of Iowa and attended Iowa State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree there in animal science before joining OSI Group immediately after college. He has remained with the company ever since in order to rise to its top executive position.
OSI Group is an international organization that began as a family-owned meat market over 100 years ago. The company was founded by a German immigrant who began supplying meat to individual customers and local food businesses in the Chicago area. Otto Kolschowsky struck a deal with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950s to become its primary meat supplier. The company later became OSI Industries and now has a business operation that includes Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks and Papa John’s Pizza. It has been ranked by Forbes as the 58th largest privately owned company in the United States.
Jeremy Goldstein is a prominent attorney who discussed the advantages of knockout options and how they can help employers. One of the advantages is that stock options are easy to understand, which means staff members shouldn’t have any problems learning about them. All employees who receive knockout options will be receiving something of equal value.
Another advantage that Jeremy Goldstein pointed out was that options can boosts personal earnings, if share value in the corporation rises. This gives people encouragement to make the company’s success a priority. It may mean they will work harder at making sales, providing better customer service and things of that nature.
Jeremy Goldstein mentioned how supplying employees with equities can be a bit difficult because there are certain rules in place. In short, businesses may be faced with lesser tax burdens if they provide options instead of shares. Learn more: https://www.business.com/advice/member/p/jeremy-goldstein/
A Little About Jeremy Goldstein
Jeremy Goldstein is a business attorney who has over 10 years experience. After working at an organization as a partner, he decided to launch his own law firm in New York. The law firm is called partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, LLC. Throughout his career, he has been involved in major transactions involving major companies such as Duke Energy, Verizon, Merck and Bank One to name a few.
The attorney is a speaker and a writer. He frequently speaks and writes about corporate executive and governance compensation issues. Furthermore, he is a member of Fountain House’s board of directors.
As for education, he studied at the New York University School of Law. He graduated with a J.D., and he also holds an M.A. that he earned after graduating from the University of Chicago.