Month: April 2018

Lorde Covers “New York”

Twenty-one year old Lorde performed a cover of St. Vincent’s “New York” alongside Jack Antonoff. The powerful ballad proclaims that “New York isn’t New York without you, love,” and Lorde tweeted the lyrics “you’re the only mother fucker in the city who can handle me” last year.

 

That tweet caused fans to call for a Lorde and St. Vincent collaboration, but these fans are left to settle with a collaboration between Lorde and Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent’s co-writer and Lorde’s close personal friend. The two shared a memorable live performance of “New York” at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

 

Antoff took to the New York stage with an acoustic guitar while Lorde sings the angsty ballad before transitioning into Lorde’s “Hard Feelings.” The performance is raw and simple with the two sitting cross-legged on the stage, facing one another. Lorde wears a dress and Antoff wears a hoodie and cap, the epitome of closeness. Their performance exemplifies the beauty of the song’s lyrics, and it gives fans something to cling to.

 

The New Zealand teen rocketed to relative stardom with the 2013 release of her hit “Royals,” but Lord took a small hiatus after her first album, Pure Heroine, and before her second album, Melodrama. Now, she continues to perform across the nation, impressing her fans and exciting their imaginations.

 

This cover isn’t the first of Lorde’s – Lorde tends to incorporate covers into her sets, affording her the nickname “Queen of Covers.” In fact, during live performances, Lorde has covered songs by Drake, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Paul Simon.

 

Listen to the performance here.

 

Care to check out the full article? It’s on MTV.com.

Stream Energy’s Philanthropy Through Stream Cares Foundation Helps Dallas’ Homeless

The world is much more complicated than it seems, and it’s good to know that we have companies and groups today that try to make things less complicated and more solutions-oriented. One of the few companies today that have the superior dedication to solving urgent problems in the world is Stream Cares.

The Patch Feature

In a feature from Patch.com, we read that the Dallas-based Stream Energy  has so far created one of the most active, engaging and influential philanthropy work today that helps people affected by the Hurricane Harvey to get the recovery that they need. The Stream Cares Foundation is also able to make sure that the help they give is not just for those who need food and supplies. They’re also zeroing in on those who are now rendered homeless because of such tragedy.

Partnership With Hope Supply Co.

This project would not have been possible without also the support of the Hope Supply Co. With such assistance, it’s easy to find the right solutions for Dallas to cope with the kind of homelessness that the hurricane has brought upon the state. With Stream Energy’s help, the people in Houston who have been affected by the 56-inch-deep of rain all over Houston neighborhoods would get the kind of assistance that they need to recover. There’s a lot needed to be done to make sure that the people helplessly washed out by the storm can get the sustenance that they need, and it’s good to know that Stream Energy is there to offer the most that they can do to alleviate the people’s concerns.

Philanthropy is a tricky job to implement since it’s not that easy to help without being judged of doing so for virtue merchandising. However, what makes Stream Energy different is the fact is that it does this without the need for announcing it and without the requirement for those that they help to know that it was them who helped their concerns. Stream Energy’s philanthropy work for Stream Cares is indeed one of the few things in life that make you inspired to help, and it’s a good thing that we have more social groups  like this today.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006123/en/Stream-Launches-Smart-30-Thermostat-Plan

The Return of The Breeders

For fans of early nineties indie and alternative, there is not a lot of room for building excitement from “New Music from Kim Deal.” However, when you add that said new music is written and recorded with her beloved side-project The Breeders, the bands first release in 10 years, the excitement builds. Then when you add that the release was written and recorded by the bands original lineup, who last appeared on album together 20 years ago and are the group responsible for the legendary album Last Splash including the slide hook driven hit Cannonball, you have finally reached peak indie-freak-out level excitement.
All Nerve, the band’s fifth studio album, was released last month on 4AD. Though the band members are now all in their fifties with nearly three decades of adult life between the band’s formation and present day, the album sounds as energetic and urgent as if it had been released side by side with earlier albums Last Splash and Pod. The album’s first single Wait in the Car has been widely accepted as a return to form for the band since its early release last October.
Though The Breeders have had a reputation for clashing inter-band personalities and members past struggles with substance use, the band put all of these concerns behind them reuniting in 2013 to tour in support of the reissue of Last Splash. It was during this reunion that the band began to get interested in creating new music together. While few could have predicted it, this interest bloomed into a full-length album that sounds undeniably like classic Breeders while avoiding sounding stale, even featuring a collaboration with current indie-rock star Courtney Barnett.
The Breeders are currently touring in support of All Nerve and can be seen playing shows around the globe this spring.

Are Matt Badiali’s Freedom Checks Legit?

Today, investment is a field that has come to the rescue of many. Many people around the globe have witnessed their income grow from zero to hundreds. However, not all live to celebrate the good story. A notable number have fallen victims of con advisors who approach them with convincing deals only to realize when it’s too late. The situation makes many people extra cautious to the point of making decisions without evaluating all the available facts. It’s for this scenario that most of the people in this category are likely to miss ‘Freedom Checks,’ the new kid in town. Read this article about Freedom Checks at Banyan Hill.

Not long ago, Matt Badiali, a celebrated investment expert released a video called ‘Freedom Checks’ that went viral but for the wrong reasons. The video received a lot of criticism from many who never bothered to dig on the facts. To answer the questions running through many people’s heads, I ought to dig Matt Badiali’s new tip and to begin with I must attest that the investment is legit.

In the video that attracted millions of views, Matt commenced by clarifying that freedom checks are not a government program such as Medicare, Social Security, IRA or 401 (k). Instead, he continued to state that they are much better as they are large over other programs. Besides, Freedom Checks have no age limitations as well as income limitations, and this sweetens the deal.

On taking a deep dive in the American’s legislative acts, you will realize that freedom checks enable a company to operate tax-free because of ‘Statute 26-F’. However, for these companies to enjoy the tax benefits, they must make sure that they generate 90 percent of their revenue from the production, processing, storage, as well as transportation oil and gas in the US. Also, they must agree to pay out freedom checks to stakeholders. Visit stockgumshoe.com to know more.

Although the name might sound unique, these investments were legalized by the 1987’s Congress, and only a few had a clear picture of what they are. Based on statistics, about 568 companies qualify to issue freedom checks and meet the Statute 26-F criteria. Matt Badiali is a respected geologist and realized this individual investment while working for a renowned financial expert that gave him the opportunity to move across the globe to meet mining leaders. It is during the project that Matt discovered that the MLPs fell under companies that can issue freedom checks.

To begin with, these companies primarily focus on the production, storage, as well as transportation of oil and gas. Besides, the MLPs spend about 90 percent of their income to pay investors, the payments that Matt term as freedom checks. In this case, the payments are viewed as a return on capital hence investors don’t need to pay taxes on them. Besides, the sale of MLP investment is taxed lower as compared to personal income rates which mean financial freedom to investors. According to Matt, it is the high time people invested in freedom checks for economic gains in the long run. Check: https://affiliatedork.com/matt-badialis-freedom-checks-real

 

Who is Felipe Montoro Jens?

Formerly a Chief Executive Officer of a Private Partnership Company, a Brazilian businessman, and corporate leader Felipe Montoro Jens had aspirations for the world of business at an early age. With his interests in the function of large corporations, he pursued his career in industry and pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in finance at the FundaçãoGetulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and his Master of Business Administration in General Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. Visit consultasocio.com to learn more

After several years serving in a junior position, Felipe Montoro Jens and his skills acquired by his education and experience became Head of Project Finance of a Private Partnership Company in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 2007 to June of 2008. From July of 2008 to June of 2013, he was Chief Investment Officer, from July of 2013 to March of 2015 Chief Executive Officer and from April 2015 to 2018 he was Managing Director of this company.

Felipe Montoro Jens has 25 years of experience in large multinational enterprises such as a Private Partnership Company, Enron, Enel, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in several countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Portugal, and Brazil. He is presently the CEO of Empresa de Generacion Huallaga SA, Ac Energia SA, ConcessionariaTravase Olmos, and ConcessionairaInteroceania. With the knowledge of Investments and Project Finance, he specializes in the field of infrastructure and has helped several businesses reduce industrial wastes.

Felipe Montoro Jens sits on the boards of Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo, San Antonio Energia SA, and Foz do Brasil SA. He is also one of the most influential executive leaders in South America.

Learn more: http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/25613-felipe-montoro-jens-details-his-vision-future-brazils-privately-owned-corporations

 

How Organo Gold Recognizes Their Top Independent Distributors

Organo Gold is a privately held company which was established in 2008. They offer teas, coffees, and nutraceuticals in 45 nations. They have an independent distributor network which sells their products to consumers. In the United States and Canada they have a Coffee Connoissuer Club which is another way to buy their products. Read more at patch.com about Organo Gold.

In 2013 Organo Gold started the Star Achiever program in order to recognize their top independent distributors. This program was announced during that year’s International Convention by their Chief Visionary Officer Holton Buggs. It was during their next years International Convention that that first group of Star Achiever’s was announced.

There is one requirement to meet in order to be named as one of Organo Gold’s Star Achievers. This is to earn at least 450 PQV each month for the year. These points can be earned both through retail orders plus the independent distributor’s own personal orders. There is also Super Star Achiever Distributors. To earn this designation an independent distributor needs to have four of their own personally sponsored distrubotors earn 450 PQV as well during a month. Follow Organo Gold on Linkedin.com.

Any independent distributor who is able to earn the 12 Star Achiever designation is gifted a Bulova watch which has been customized just for them. This watch is meant to recognize the effort it took to be able to consistently meet their goals. Organo Gold also has a recognition in place for those who achieve “Perfect Attendance”, which means they never missed an order of 450 PQV for the entire year.

Everyone that achieves Star Achiever status also earns a pin to show others their achievement. When Organo Gold holds a major event they will bring on stage some of the people who won Perfect Attendance as well as those who achieved Super Star Achiever. They get to go on stage in front of their peers and be recognized for their hard work. This inspires everyone in the audience as well and after one of these major conventions there is always a boost to sales of Organo Gold’s products.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/user/organogoldofficial

Band Is Doing Well in the San Diego Music Scene

Sights and Sages, a band in San Diego, is now an independent alternative rock band after being a ska group.

In 2017, they competed in a battle of the bands called the 91X contest. The judges were the band called Switchbox and they picked Sights and Sage as the winners. This event raised money for a non-profit.

Jay Sanchioli, a bassist for Sights and Sages, believed that his band was very excited about the win because we were able to do better than the other bands in the contest. He does not think that they are actually better than other bands. It was good that they were selected by Switchfoot. It was a really, really good feeling.

Soon after releasing a seven-song album called doubleplus, they were one of the nominations for Best New Artist and Best Indie/Alternative Album for the 2018 San Diego Music Awards. The awards ceremony was at the House of Blues on March 19th. They ended not winning, but they were just ecstatic to be nominated.

Sanchioli feels that it would have been cool to win, but we were not really worked up about it.

This band was originally a ska group, but as they added members, they eventually became a rock band that was deeply influenced by the 1980s.

Some of the musical influences of the band are Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Gorillaz, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, The Cure and Blur. The composers that they like are Danny Elfman and John Williams. Members of this band want to be like their influences and become inspirations for future generations of musicians.

Christian Clark, guitarist, and vocalist, believes that when he was a kid, he was very awed that some people could actually create something really beautiful. It meant a lot to people. He wants to have the same impact as his influences.

The latest addition to the group is Sebastian Rizo. He actually joined the group after being their audio engineer for the group’s first album. He enjoyed their sound so much that he decided to become part of the group.

Sights and Sages is an up-and-coming group that seems to be going in a good direction.

Mark Mofid Is Changing the Gluteal Augmentation Field the Better:

Dr. Mark Mofid is an industry leader in the cosmetic medical area of gluteal augmentation. Mark studied at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard. He has developed his own unique implants that are the result of years of careful research. Mark Mofid has developed his implants in accordance with the human body. Due to his careful and thorough research and his insistence on putting his patient’s best interest first he has become one of the most trusted practitioners in his industry.

Gluteal augmentation has in recent years come up as the topic behind the troublesome stories but Mark Mofid has made gigantic strives to remove any negative stereotypes. His strict adherence to medical regulations and his innovative approach to the procedure has made him the trusted name in the field.

Mark knows how to properly counsel his patients as the what implant is right for them. He has gone out of his way to separate himself from others in the industry who simply look for a way to make the most money off of their clients. Mark wants to provide his clients with the highest quality gluteal implants, rather than the largest and most expensive.

Mark’s implants are the result of endless hours of design, research and thought. He has extensive knowledge in all the body systems associated with the implants and has developed a superior product. Mark Mofid was never satisfied to simply use the products that were available. Mark Mofid has been studying gluteal augmentation for a number of years and has worked with Dr. Raul Gonzalez from Brazil. Dr. Gonzalez is considered one of the top professionals in the world. The gluteal augmentation industry is constantly evolving and advancing. Individuals like Mark Mofid are leading the charge of this evolution and advancement. He has done this by understanding how things have been done previously and working tirelessly to think about how things could be done. This attitude is what has led Mark to change the game in the gluteal augmentation industry. Whether it is improving on an existing method or creating a revolutionary new method, Mark is changing the industry for the better.

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Green Structure Homes Founder, Barbara Stokes

The Green Structure Homes is a organization that is prepared for assisting people when disasters occur. Barbara Stokes alongside her husband Scott Stokes founded this company in 2008. They are also the Chief Executive Officers of Green Structure Homes. Huntsville, Alabama is where the company is headquartered. Green Structure Homes are often offered FEMA contracts to lend a hand to relieve natural disasters. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times. They offer residential and commercial homes across North America. After Hurricane Harvey, Green House Structure supplied families with quality homes. The homes are built to tolerate high wind speeds from hurricanes and are also resistant to mold and pests. They also have actual kitchens and bathrooms. The houses are comfortable and are all different sizes. This helps people to simply continue their lives and restore their neighborhood. This year, the company is expanding and providing new jobs in Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. The company plans to always provide the best quality constructed homes. Read this article at businessinsider.com.

Barbara Stokes attended Mercer University and studied numerous subjects. These subjects include, physics, technical communication, biomedical engineering, thermodynamics, structures and properties and more. Barbara had been apart of 26 companies over the span of 9 years. From 1990 to 1991, she was a assistant researcher at the University of Alabama. She owned a corporation called Pisces Corporation, that was located in Montgomery, Alabama from 1991 until 1996. In May 1998, Barbara Stokes worked at Muscular Dytrophy Association in Macon, Georgia as a administrative assistant. She worked there until June 1999. At Boeing Company in 2000, she was a AOG manager. She worked as a AOG manger until August 2001. Barbara Stokes also founded the Biomedical Engineering Club and is the president of the club. She has been given awards such as, Engineering Education and more. She also has publications that include, Pendulum Research 1999.

Know more: https://about.me/barbarastokes

Jack White Releases New Song

Popular indie rocker Jack White just released a new song, only a few days before the release of his new album.

Music critics are calling White’s new song, which in entitled “Ice Station Zebra,” both adventurous and funky. It was a preview of White’s highly anticipated new album that was released on March 23. The album is called Boarding House Reach.

“Ice Station Zebra” is apparently named after an espionage novel published in 1963, which subsequently became a movie 5 years later. The song crosses many different musical genres, including experimental and funk, during the course of the 4-minute song.

“Ice Station Zebra” is not the first track released from Boarding House Reach. White has so far released from the album the singles “Over and Over and Over,” “Corporation,” “Respect Commander” and “Connected By Love.”

To promote the new album, White will be doing a two-part radio interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich that will be broadcast on March 25 and April 1 on the It’s Electric Beats 1 radio show. He is also right now on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and it was just announced that he will be the headline performer at the upcoming Lollapalooza Music Festival.

Coinciding with the release of the album, White on March 23 also performed at a record release show that took place at Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York. The show, which was presented by Governors Ball, was livestreamed on Twitter. In addition to his scheduled North American tour, White will further be headlining the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Governors Ball.

White rose to fame as part of the duo White Stripes, in which he both sang and played guitar. He has received both commercial success and critical acclaim for his work in the band, and also for his solo efforts. He has further appeared in two other bands: the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather.