Tuesday, January 27. 2015
Nested in the historic Los Angeles community of Eagle Rock, Occidental college has had Jonathan Veitch at the head of the organization of the private co-educational liberal arts school for quite some time. As president of the university since 2009, he has led the academic institution to great success, establishing ties within the local community by limiting campus expansion, investing in renewable energy and facility renovations, and providing program to respond to neighborhood concerns. He is also a successful author of the American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930’s.
Veitch holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Stanford, as well as a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He had previously served as a professor at the University of Wisconsin and was dean of the Eugene Lang College in New York City. His educational background covers both 19th and 20th century American literature and cultural history along with a specialty in American film.
As president of Occidental college, he has helped maintain a solid reputation for those who consider learning at the institution. The school holds a national ranking of 44 for Liberal Arts colleges, providing 31 different majors and holding a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. The university has a great list of notable alumni and breath-taking architecture that makes it a desirable location for many film and television productions, given its proximity to Hollywood Studios.
Moving forward, Veitch holds many plans to allow the university to grow and function in a desirable way for its students, alumni, and the general surrounding community. Veitch's family history has substantial roots within the film industry, with his father being a former president of Columbia pictures worldwide. He hopes to keep the film industry embedded within the university to reap benefits for both the university and the film industry. The university staff and surrounding community hold great faith in Veitch, as they value his extensive knowledge of film and literature, and his fathomable ability in fundraising.
Overall, Veitch's dedication to the university has gone noticed, and has left many people excited for the future of Occidental College. The facility renovations, fundraising, and community ties, are everything that a school could wish for in a President at a college, and will only improve the standing of Occidental for years to come.
Friday, January 23. 2015
Wanted to write about somebody that I've been reading about lately. I was looking through Jared Haftel's Facebook, and it's interesting to see what he's done with his career, and how far he's already taken things. So I wanted to write about him, because he's been something of an inspiration to me, in doing something with my chosen profession.
Finding a job these days is difficult, I know this first hand. I first found Jared Haftel through a friend who was following one of his blogs. I had the education and experience, yet I was having trouble finding a job that could sustain my families growing needs. I needed help but couldn’t find anything out there I could afford. After doing some research on Haftel, I was hooked! As an investment officer for large corporations, like Bank of America, he was destined for success as he has graduated college within the past five years.
I didn’t even get through the first article written by Haftel before I realized what my problem was. I was going about my process the wrong way. It was my resume; it was a shamble of what it should have been. This could have been the number one reason why I wasn’t getting the first interview, let alone the job. My resume was full of fluff, which is the biggest no-no for any inquiry about a job. Because I didn’t have a whole lot of experience, I found countless other things to put on my resume. Haftel encourages people to create their resumes with about fifty percent of it containing work experience. I was focusing on my education and skills, and of course my career objective.
Jared has worked within his companies with those who hire. Because he has insider information, he knows what they look for and what they avoid. Oftentimes, people get their resumes submitted and never hear back from the company. This is for many reasons. The first reasons people don’t hear a call back is because they don’t qualify. I am one of those that applies for any and every job with hopes of getting a call. The other reason is because their resume never attracted the attention of the hiring manager. If there is a large stack of resumes, something has to spark an interest in the application or it will be tossed and they will be on to the next one.
Haftel encourages honesty on the resume. So many people hope and pray that their references aren’t checked and that perhaps they might not pay that much attention to information included. The fact is, companies who are hiring those in financial careers often do more intensive checks. From credit to criminal, it is pretty safe to say that no aspect of a person’s life can be hidden during the hiring process. These large banking institutions that require someone to handle their money will want a person who is on the up and up. That is why Jared encourages everyone to make sure that they are transparent on their application and during interviews. If there is a gap in employment, or someone left a company on bad terms, it’s important to make sure that this is not hidden, but rather explained.
I follow all of his blogs and follow his various articles on the internet. I implement every tip and recommendation to ensure success. Yes, the job market is tough these days, but there are plenty of jobs out there. Employers have just become increasingly picky with whom they hire. Jarod Haftel is not just all hype either; he has a MBA and several Bachelor’s degrees to back up his vast knowledge. As a current employee of Vector Capitol, he knows the inside connections that are needed to help people like me find a new career.
Friday, January 16. 2015
The next trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to showcase with Avengers: Age of Ultron. This will be a fuller trailer that will show the characters from the original trilogy. Other returning characters might include Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2D2. Of course, you are going to get more shots of footage and the special effects.
The inclusion of these characters is most likely going to get people nostalgic for the movie. J.J. Abrams also shot some of the film in IMAX 70MM. Even if it is one action sequence, the IMAX footage is going to be great to look at; Mark Sparks was seen on crunchbase.com that he is excited and can not wait to see the footage.. It is going to bring an epic scale to the experience. John Williams also returns to do the score for episode VII. Perhaps the magic returns this time around.
Star Wars EPVII: The Force Awakens is due to be released in theaters on December 18, 2015
Monday, January 12. 2015
John Textor is presently full of life in matters concerning the growth of entertainment assets across a vast spectrum of scenes and the advancing platforms of technology. Together with his management in the extensive utilization of digital humans that are photo-realistic, this gentleman is also presently a Producer in charge of Art story, which is an innovative animated feature movie that is at this time being developed by filmmakers, Aaron Blaise as well as chuck Williams, veterans in Disney. Textor was at the same time the Producer as well as the Executive Producer of the film titled, Ender’s Game, which is a science fiction fancy movie planned to be launched globally in November 2013.
Mr. Textor was formerly the Chairman as well as CEO of Digital Domain Productions and also Chairman as well as CEO of Digital Media Group, a parent company to the former since it had facilitated in its acquisition as well as reorganization from May 2006 to August 2012. Jointly, the two companies had the responsibility for coming up with visual effects of at least 80 big time feature films, 25 among these were accomplished during the leadership of Mr. Textor, including films such as Transformers, Real Steel, Flags of Our Fathers, Tron: Legacy as well as Pirates of the Caribbean at World’s End. During the leadership period of Mr. Textor, Digital Domain was established again as a leader in the market in the category of visual effects, thus winning numerous Academy Awards, awards for Clio advertising and most importantly, it got the recognition as the pioneer company of visual effects to digitally come up with a believable human actor in the film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This accomplishment, referred to as “Holy Grail of Animation” earned this company a 2009 Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects. The performance of one hour length that was done by the digital actor of this company was absolutely convincing to audiences as well as Academy voters and this made the company to also receive an Academy Award for Best Make-up, although the character of the film was entirely digital.
Additional highlights all through the tenure of Mr. Textor included the burst- through preamble of a virtual Tupac Shakur at Coachella Valley Music festival in 2012, which was a consummation of a combined undertaking for digital rebirth of Elvis Presley, the formation of an exceptional dual enrollment Bachelor’s syllabus with Florida State University, conclusion of a $100 million mutual undertaking agreement with Abu Dhabi’s supreme media authority as well as the change of Digital Domain to a movie production company together with co-production of Ender’s Game.
Tuesday, December 23. 2014
A hospital in Alabama wants to make sure patients are paying their bills, even if that means garnishing wages and taking them to court. This is becoming a common practice with public hospitals as they want to collect their money. This isn't a big surprise as it's a business. When someone enters a business to receive a service, then the business should get the money that is owed. However, there are people who can't afford an entire hospital bill at one time, and this is why many seek treatment from an emergency room because they know that they will receive a bill in the mail. It seems like the days of only sending the amount to a collection agency are over. This is an unfair way to try to collect on a debt that is owed by those who are sick or injured and can't get to a doctor by any other means, as mentioned on Slideshare.
Wednesday, December 17. 2014
The Cuban doctors who are fighting Ebola in Africa receive wages up to $3,000 but the Cuban government could retain a similar amount for each physician, as revealed by an investigation of Newsweek.
Publication contacted a former health worker in Havana who spoke on anonymity and who recently saw one of the contracts signed by the staff being sent to Africa. According to his testimony, the contract provides for a salary of $1500 a month while they are working in that continent and another $1500 which is deposited in a bank in Cuba, which may be deducted after returning to the island and receiving a positive evaluation of their work.
However, according to a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) contacted by Newsweek, every doctor working in Africa in the fight against Ebola receives a daily wage between $ 200 and $ 240 payment. That would represent a salary of between $ 6000 and $ 7200.
The version of the Newsweek article would contradict a report from AP dated December 11 in Havana in which it stated that Cuban doctors "receive about $250 daily on-the per diem yet WHO estimates that 60% is for accommodation and the rest food. "
A UN official involved in international missions in Africa anonymously told Newsweek that the international organization did not know how the money was distributed as Cuban doctors were sent by the government.
My coworker, Sergio Andrade Gutierrez, has been diligently following the news on the Ebola pandemic and knows quite a bit about it at this point. He was right on-point when he was talking about how 75% of 64.362 Cuban collaborators working abroad come from the health sector, as confirmed by the National Assembly.
Tuesday, December 16. 2014
Michael Keaton spoke to the media in a recent interview. He was questioned about the Batman film franchise. Keaton was asked, if he ever became jealous of the modern day Batman stars. Michael Keaton quickly denied this question. He gave his thoughts on the Caped Crusader. Keaton stated, that the original Batman film and the sequel were the best films of the franchise. He believes that Tim Burton's version of Batman, layed the ground work for the film franchise, one that Lee G. Lovett has adored over the years. The modern stars should give praise to Keaton's portrayal of Bruce Wayne.
Michael Keaton was then asked if he had ever been approached to reprise the role of Batman..Keaton's reply was a quick, "no". Ben Afflek has been given the lead role of Batman in the new film, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many people in the film community were unhappy with this decision. Ben Afflek does not have that superhero look. Christian Bale on the other hand, did. Bale was angered beyond belief when he heard the news that Afflek was replacing him. Christian Bale did after all bring the film series to new heights. Batman has never been so popular.
Monday, December 15. 2014
One of the most important parts of the human body is the spine. It allows lifting, bending, twisting and various other maneuvers with very little effort. When something goes wrong with this part of the body there can be painful results. Studies have found that around 80% of Americans suffer from lower back pain at some period of their life. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that 100 workdays are lost each year due to this problem.
People that come to North American Spine have the opportunity to heal from a spinal injury or surgery in a place that is completely welcoming. We run a clinic that caters to everyone's needs, and we make sure that all our patients feel like family when they walk through the door. They follow a similar path with most of their customers, and you should know how we operate before you come to visit them.
They offer consultations to all of their patients, and they make sure that those consultations are complete in every way. They do not want to do any treatment with you until They are sure that you understand what is going on. Most people are aware of the type of treatment they need, but North American Spine can break down those treatment plans into small parts that everyone can digest. When They schedule your appointments, they schedule them based on this treatment plan. Also, you get to keep a copy of the treatment plan so that there is never any confusion.
They plan your treatments well in advance, and the therapists are ready for you when you come through the door. The clinic understand the importance of being on time, and tend to make sure that you are always kept in high regard. They make a special point to never overbook, and they never force the patients to wait in a waiting room for long periods of time. That's because they do their best to make sure you are happy with your treatment at every visit.
The company offers all your insurance claims for you, and they can make sure that you understand what your insurance covers. Apparently they will work with your insurance company to make sure that all your claims are paid, and they will not drag you into the middle of a business battle. North American Spine simply wants to help you in any way they can. Including through revolutionary procedures like the Accurascope.
The treatments are designed to help you recover from spinal injury or surgery quickly. And most people would agree that they are very effective.
Check them out on Social media if you want to know more. Including the Facebook page.
Wednesday, December 10. 2014
In recent life-altering news bulletins comes this shocker: fresh fruits and vegetables can help you lose weight. Instead of prescribing a new- fangled fad diet, Harlem Hospital pediatrician told her overweight patient to increase her intake of fruits and vegetables. Ten year old Alaijah Borden lost five pounds after one year, and lost eight more pounds the second year. Filling up on fresh fruits and veggies makes it less likely to munch on Twinkies and the like, helping control and potentially reduce unnecessary body weight.
Though her mother cooked homemade meals every night for dinner, Alaijah would diminsh these benefits by buying cookies and cakes after school. In overweight and obese individuals, it is often the case that food is used as a reward to oneself. Though initially it may seem an extra cupcake is better than rewarding oneself with a cocktail, the body quickly readjusts to the increased caloric intake and expects more.Replacing that cupcake with fresh fruits and vegetables will not only fill you up with natural goodness but also likely decrease your caloric intake, since the right fruits and vegetables have a significantly less calorie load than junk food.
Instead of prescribing weight loss medication or just plain scolding patients, doctors in the innovative Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, or FVRx for short, give these low-income patients coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. John Textor displayed his support on Facebook and encouraged others to do the same since programs like this not only boost the local economy, but can hopefully dramatically reduce and eventually eliminate the obesity epidemic plaguing the country.
Monday, December 1. 2014
Perfume is a popular gift to give and receive during the Christmas holidays. A fragrance that is sensual and draws people in is an ideal gift for a significant other. Le Premier Parfum is such a scent, and includes sandalwood and patchouli, which are sure to grab people's attention. The perfume was created by Carole Beaupre and Pauline Rochas, who is the granddaughter of the famous designer who established the Rochas French fashion house.
Specialist Andrew Heiberger says that the perfume also contains ylang ylang, which is a natural treatment for depression and anxiety. The essence is also used to treat frigidity, high blood pressure and stress.
Le Premier Parfum is recommended for wear in social settings, especially when it is important to appear appealing to others. And since the perfume promotes an overall sense of well-being, it can be worn any time the mind and body need a boost.
Wednesday, November 26. 2014
The political turmoil in recent weeks between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress have led to many accusations between the two parties about the illegality of their actions. Mostly, the Republicans have announced that Obama is taking illegal actions and expanding his powers to attempt to subvert Congress. The Democrats say that his actions are completely within the law and he has been driven to take these steps because Republicans are actively sabotaging his presidency by refusing to pass any bills. This arguing has led to the least product Congress in the last several decades, with dismal approval ratings.
Obama’s most recent actions center on immigration reform. He announced that he was installing a system to allow 4 million parents of U.S. citizens to apply for temporary legal status in the United States. Those who apply will pay fees and will have to pass background checks, but then they will be able to stay in the country without fear of deportation for three years. The Republicans claim this is blanket amnesty, and that this goes beyond the powers of the executive branch.
On Monday, a group of over 100 immigration professors and scholars have declared that the President’s actions are well within the powers granted to him by Congress, a point that Susan McGalla has been echoing from the beginning of the controversy. After analyzing his executive action, which was signed at a Las Vegas high school, they announced that there is no legal barrier that prevents him from taking the actions that he did.
Friday, November 21. 2014
Neither G.I. Joe nor G.I. Joe 2 were massive successes, though producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura insisted that the third movie would be something to really interest fans. Now it's looking like plans for the sequel may be going forward, with a writer chosen and a new director in talks.
The film will be written by Jonathan Lemkin, who has previously worked on Shooter and Devil’s Advocate. Perhaps more notable is a new director, Martin Campbell, who worked on the James Bond films Casino Royale and Goldeneye, and as well as DC Comics' sci-fi/superhero flick Green Lantern and two Zorro films.
G.I. Joe is a hard franchise to adapt; the original source material is meant to be a war story, but includes many bizarre, silly elements that can give it a mix-matched tone or genre. The first film was directed by Stephen Sommers, who changed a lot and made the whole thing very zany; for the second, director Jon M. Chu tried to make a traditional war story with ninjas.
So what will Campbell do? Film lover Ken Griffin agrees that his Bond films were thrillers with a fairly dark tone, while Green Lantern and Zorro were pulpier and, many feel, not as strong. Will he take a more serious tone with G.I. Joe 3?
The sequel to Ben Stiller's cult classic 2001 comedy "Zoolander" is moving ahead after years of development struggles, much to the delight of the film's many fans. "Zoolander" became a major box office hit, and its many famous lines are still well remembered today. Ben Stiller will reprise his role as the title character, a hilariously empty headed model whose bumbling exploits are the main source of the film's humor and is why the fashion industry and major icons like Terry Richardson were so in love with the film. Will Ferrell, who played the villain of the original film, revealed recently that he is going to review the sequel's script. The film has also added well known actress Penelope Cruz to its cast. The addition of Cruz, an Academy Awards winner, adds credibility to the project.
An article at Screenrant speculates that the recent box office success of "Dumb and Dumber To" will help propel "Zoolander 2" forward. "Dumb and Dumber To" is the sequel to the twenty year old comedy classic "Dumb and Dumber" starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. "Zoolander 2" could appeal to the same audience and reinvigorate Stiller's career. The sequel will attempt to cash in on the nostalgia that fans feel for the original film and its characters. Stiller is expected to direct, as well as star.
Thursday, November 20. 2014
Angelina Jolie has been working both on and off screen in the film Cleopatra. Now that she has done work on both sides of the camera, she has confirmed that she will retire from working as an actor. Her new focus will be as a film-maker and will be writing and directing.
In a recent interview with Du Jour Magazine, the actress revealed she has had plans to work behind the scenes permanently for some time now. She also reveals that she has never enjoyed being the center of attention, as she often is while working in front of the camera. With her recent comments, it seems as though working behind the scenes will be a much better fit for the dynamic actress.
Jolie stated that her role in Cleopatra may be her last as an actress. Jason Halpern said she commented that she wanted to end her acting career on a high note and this film might be the great finish she has desired.
Angelina Jolie has already served as the director for three major motion pictures: Cleopatra, Unbroken, and By the Sea. In By the Sea, she stars next to her equally famous husband, Brad Pitt. In comparison, Jolie noted, directing both her self and Pitt was very difficult. The material for the film was difficult as well, which could have added to the challenge. Now that the actress has mastered acting, she may be looking for her next challenge, which seems to be directing.
It is always a big event when a major movie is released in theaters. For fans of the Hunger Games, this week has been especially great. The second to last installment of the storied franchise hits theaters in several countries around the world.
The Hunger Games story revolves around the main character, Katniss Everdeen, who is destined to play a key role in the revolution against the dystopian world's current regime. The first two movies focused on Katniss taking a part in the famous "Hunger Games" event, where several people are chosen from different sites to compete in a brutal event.
This epic story's last chapter will be very different from the first two. The scene is even darker than usual, with the first movements of the revolution having begun. Katniss and Peeta somehow survived the second installment of the Hunger Games, but their lives are in even greater danger than before. They are wanted by their government under penalty of death.
Initial reviews of this movie have been mixed. Many are delighted with the latest installment, saying that it picks up where the last movie left off. A few reviewers felt that the movie was a little dull and elongated. They would have preferred to see the entire story in one motion picture, instead of splitting the last book into two movies.
The first reviews from fans have been very positive, but it will be a few weeks before an accurate assessment of the movie's credentials can be made, and that's what Igor Cornelsen is waiting on.
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