For a brief time, it seemed electric an hybrid cars were going to be the wave of the future. Such a future may come to pass. Right now, this does not seem to be the case at all. A huge number of hybrid vehicles are, ironically, being traded in for SUVs. Yes, cars that are touted for their fuel efficiency are being “upgraded” to vehicles known for their very high fuel consumption. How could such an outcome occur? A drastic lowered of gasoline prices in recent months definitely factors into the outcome. Gasoline prices have dropped off quite a bit since Saudi Arabia greatly increased supple. Hydraulic fracturing in the United States also boosted supplies and dropped price demands. So, it is no longer as expensive as it once was to drive a SUV. While a great many people did purchase hybrid cars as a means of helping out the […]

Credit card history is slowly but surely becoming the sole determinant of whether an applicant gets a job or not, replacing the traditional first impressions that applicants would aim to strike by dressing smartly for example. Nowadays an applicant’s fate could be determined without them having to show their faces. New York City may have just corrected this anomaly. The New York city council has just voted to pass a legislation that outlaws the common practice among employers, to prejudge possible employees based on their credit card records. The legislation was unanimously passed on Thursday, after rigorous campaigns from labor groups both locally and nationally according to Bruce Karatz. It is now illegal for any Boss or any employer to use a person’s credit card information, to make any employment decisions. The whole reasoning behind the ban is that it is unfair to the poor and that it is racially […]

It isn’t unheard of when actors and celebrities get sculptures made of them into wax figures, stone, or even ice, but one place has decided to turn actor Benedict Cumberbatch into a life-size chocolate bar. According to an article found on reddit and written by Telegraph.co.uk, it over over 9 people made up of sculptors and chocolate experts to recreate that actor into 40kg of milk chocolate. It took them a long time to get him just right and this version of him is supposed to represent his character from the film “The Imitation Game.” It is going to be on display on Friday April 3rd at a museum in the United Kingdom and is sure to be a big hit. FlavioDomenico said that it wasn’t mentioned whether or not the actor knew that this was happening, but I think most people would agree that it would be both flattering […]

The death of Robin Williams last year was a loss for the world. He was a remarkably talented man who made millions laugh and will be missed. He was also a farsighted person as far as his estate after his death was concerned. Williams learned from the aftermath of the death of Michael Jackson when he did his own estate planning. Legal battles ensued over Jackson’s estate, and one of the battles was the IRS claiming extra taxes owed due to the value of the estates control over Jackson’s image and publicity rights. For this reason, and perhaps so that his heirs could not fight over these rights, Williams restricted the use of his image for 25 years after his death. Most people have not heard of this particular aspect of his estate given the news focusing on all the bickering between the family members over how they will divide […]

You do not need to be a money expert when you are investing money with BRL Trust. This bank is going to allow you the best chance possible to make more money with the small amounts of cash that you have. You must remember that they are trained professionals, and they are willing to help you invest anywhere in the world that you want. Trading Yourself You do not need to do any of the trades on your own, and you need to make sure that you are asking your BRL Trust broker to help you. The brokers are going to buy and sell according to what you want to do, and they are going to help you with the advice that you need. Many people need this extra advice so that they will be able to make wise investments, and it is much easier to make money when people […]

  The elderly President of Zimbabwe attended an expensive birthday bash conducted in his honor by private sponsors at a golf course near Victoria Falls said Brad Reifler. The picnic featured an elaborate birthday cake shaped in the form of a bust of Robert Mugabe, replete with fine details, such as glasses and clothing accessories. The event cost an estimated $1 million or more. Guests dined on elephant. The 91-year old addressed thousands of supporters and government officials in attendance during a one hour speech. President Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe continuously since 1980, attended the event flanked on one side by his wife, Grace, and on the other by his daughter, Bona. He donned a colorful floral necklace for the festive occasion. His daughter wore a dress with her father’s portrait imprinted on the front. After the speech, those in attendance listened to music and poetry praising their President. […]

Jonathan Veitch received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University before attending Harvard University, where he earned his master degree and his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization. Dr. Veitch taught in the English department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison for four years and wrote the award-winning American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s (University of Wisconsin Press, 1997). He went on to become an associate professor at The New School in New York City where he taught history and literature, and served as chair of humanities and associate provost. He went on to become deacon of Eugene Lang College, the university’s undergraduate, liberal arts division.   In 2009, Dr. Veitch became president of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, the fifth president in five years. Viewed as a stabilizing force in the college’s leadership, his first years focused on improved community relations, upgrade […]

An entrepreneur is a risk taker. Stephen Williams seemed to understand the meaning of the statement. For three decades now, his company has flourished to be one of the best wine merchants of his time. Venturing into the wine business was a real risk given that wine is not taken by a high percentage of people. It’s considered expensive by most people and as a result it’s always left to the “rich”. Wine is good for the stomach so does the doctor says; however only a few can afford it. Stephen Williams, the founder and the managing director of the AWC, come from a poor background. He was the firstborn in a family of three. They lived in an industrial town in Ripley, Derbyshire. Having being brought up by a single mother who struggled to make ends meet; he knows very well what it means to sleep on a partial […]

Because of the demand of gluten free food items and drinks in America, some of the known stores prepare to meet the demand. Pizza Hut will start selling gluten-free pizza from January 26 in its 2,400 branches. Rival Domino’s has started selling gluten-free pizza in 2012 but that they do not guarantee full gluten-free pizza. MillerCoors has also announced to release a new version of Coors Peak Copper Lager beer that will be fully gluten-free. Pea protein and brown rice will be the main items to make the beer increase of using barley. However, this will enter into the limited edition and regions available in only Portland and Seattle. Anheuser-Busch also started a gluten-free beer but didn’t expand its market. Gluten-free food items are growing rapidly and it hits $4.2 billion in 2012 and will increase to 50% by the end of the 2014, according to the Packaged Facts Industry […]

The Antique Wine Company is a leading source of fine and rare wines. From its founding in London, in 1982, Robert Williams has guided his enterprise into a global niche position in fine wines. It holds a leading position in an expanding international market for rare and fine wines. Three areas of extraordinary leadership and growth are rare and fine wines, wine education and culture, and wine presentation and storage. According to founder Stephen Williams to The Sunday Times, rare and fine wines are the main endeavor of the company. It began as a unique participant in the European rare wines niche by acquiring historic and treasured labels and rare auction items. The company established a leading role as a source of the world’s fine and rare wines. While it continues to purchase, source, and sell historic vintages, the company also creates markets for current vintages of fine wines. These […]