Doug Levitt and ‘The Greyhound Diaries’

Doug Levitt’s The Greyhound Diaries is a two-volume set of EPs (extended plays) are the result of an extended music venture. It began in 2004 when Levitt stepped onto the first Greyhound bus to begin this noteworthy audio adventure. It would be more recently highlighted in 2012 with the release of the second EP titled The Greyhound Diaries EP, Vol. 2 in 2012. But first, for those readers who know little about Levitt, here is a bit of background on the artist in question:

Doug Levitt is a multi-instrumentalist musician, a vocalist, a songwriter and a former news reporter. He was born in 1972 in Washington, D.C. As a young man he attended Cornell University. He studied under the late author and astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

He scored a Fulbright Scholarship and earned a master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics in the U.K. He became a foreign correspondent. Working out of London he covered news stories in Bosnia, Iran and Rwanda for such networks as ABC and NBC.

In 2001 Levitt relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that he met David Henry who produced Americana records for such other artists as Josh Rouse and Guster. It was there that the pair began discussing what would become The Greyhound Diaries.

His first Greyhound trip, froth with the writing of songs and stories about his fellow travelers, began in 2004. Levitt became a traveling troubadour and journalist creating a modern-day WPA – reminiscent recording project unraveling and revealing a true picture of the country. The artistic audio offering is ongoing. It passed the 80,000 mile mark by 2013 and has spun off into a one-man show and a web series as well.

Levitt, who plays both the guitar and piano, has a resume highlighted by live concerts at various venues all over the U.S. He has also been featured on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. The pair of EPs now known as The Greyhound Diaries features guest musician Counting Crows founding member Steve Bowman on drums and were produced by Henry.

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Have a “Better Reputation”: Improve Your Online Presence with a Quality Online Reputation Management Service

A business or individual’s online reputation is not something one should take lightly. Having a poor online reputation can negatively affect your business and have an impact on your bottom line. Additionally, recent college graduates or job seekers must consider the state of their online presence before searching for a job. Online reputation management (ORM) services can help with a business or individual’s attempts to refine their online presence.

Online reputation management companies can help prevent, stop and fix public relations nightmares while helping to maintain you or your company’s positive online presence. There are many ways that these companies do this. They utilize search engine optimization, content development and management, social media management, and third party website monitoring to help boost and maintain your online reputation.

There are many types of businesses or situations that can benefit from an online reputation management service. New businesses can use them to build a positive online presence; ORM’s can protect businesses against attacks or restore their reputation. They also do well with crisis management. You should always choose a company that can tailor their strategy to your needs.

After you decide to use an online reputation management service, you should do your research to decide which company is best for you. First you must figure out your goals and then choose a company that can tailor their strategy to suit your needs. Good customer service is essential when choosing an ORM. They must be honest about your reputation and always make you feel that your needs are not only being met, but are important to them.

One online reputation management service has customer service that can’t be beat: Better Reputation. Customers can contact them anytime via Twitter or a with a form on their website. They promote a variety of sources to help promote the reputation you want, instead of being defined by one news story, action or post. Their employees are US-based and highly experienced in what they do. Additionally, the initial quotes are free, with no obligation. This company truly cares about your needs, as an individual or a business.

 

Venezuela Reaches New Depths as the Economy Collapses

The capitals of most countries are bustling and busy from sun up to sun down, but not Carcas, the capital of Venezuela. Venezuela has drifted another step lower in the digression of the country. which now includes running out of food and water and even electricity. These basic necessities are being rationed out and locals are living without them. A bakery in the center of town is still baking bread, but even it had to shut down production last week until the owner could find flour.
The residents have noticed lately that the water has turned to a brown color and is making their families sick. They only shower once or twice a week, but the water appears to be causing skin irritations and blisters that are painful to the touch. The government has reduced the work week to 2 1/2 days to concerve electricity, and the government offices are working on reduced hours also. In fact according to Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa, the Department of Labor office has been converted into a food pantry for government officials.

Apparently, Mr. Maduro doesn’t have a grip on the downhill slide of his country. He went on TV yesterday ridiculing the Organization of American States. Mr. Maduro took direct aim at Luis Almagro calling him a spy and a longtime traitor among other chidings towards the U.S. In spite of the condition of the economics in Venezuela, Experts like Jose Figueroa says Maduro continues to push blame on other entities for the fall of his Socialist Party and country.

Mr. Almagro responded to the president saying that he should be removed from office this year. He is inefficient and ineffective as a leader and has created enough damage. Mr. Almagro, along with most economists agrees that the country is crumbling because of years of mismanagement from a petty dictator,

 

Dick DeVos Company Has a New CEO

A first born sets the pace in the family. Firstborns are therefore expected to exhibit a great sense of responsibility. In most cases, if the firstborn fails to set a good example, then there is a high chance that fellow siblings will be irresponsible too.

 

Being the oldest son of his father, Richard DeVos, Dick DeVos had a lot to acquire. He was exposed to taking responsibilities and handling business deals at a very young age. His father was the co-founder of the privately owned Amway Corporation.

 

Amway Corporation is a form of a sales company distributing personal care products as well as its health through dealers. The final level dealers benefit from the products as the company works in a form of a chain; first dealers sell to the second traders, who sell to the third, all through until it reaches the final dealers.

 

Dick joined this company in 1974 where he performed various responsibilities in different departments. Dick was a man of high intelligence and a vast mind. He gained an enormous experience from the corporation and went ahead to establish his new business venture.

 

In 1989, Dick started The Windquest Group, which was a company dealing with manufacturing and marketing of storage and closet organizers. However, two years later he came back to Amway Corporation and became the president, succeeding his father.

 

In 2002, he fully decided to dedicate his time to his company, The Windquest Group. Being a busy man, Dick DeVos has hired a new CEO so as to ensure efficient learning of The Stow Company Inc. It forms part of the Windquest group and is one of the biggest companies that DeVos own.

 

Phil Dolci was appointed as the new CEO. Dolci succeeds Frank Newman. Frank will, however, act as a chief adviser to the board members. Phil is said to be a leader with a vast experience. He has also dealt with consumer products, manufacturing, and marketing.

 

He was the former CEO of Crosman Corporation. The corporation led in global designs, manufacturing, and supply of products for shooting sports. Dick is positive that Phil has the required knowledge and will there for taking The Stow Company a notch higher.

 

He is expected to lead the company into a new era of sustainability and success.

Hollywood Stylist Creates New Product

If you know me or follow any of blogs online like totalbeauty.com or my channel on youtube you know how much I love beautiful hair. At any given moment you can find me reading the latest hair blog, watching the latest hair videos or on instagram looking at photos of celebrity stlylist and the new trends in hollywood. I absolutely love it. I’m no sure what started my love for great hair. Maybe it was my mom teaching me to do my barbie doll’s hair or maybe it was simply because I liked changing my hair as a child. I just couldn’t get enough it.
Today, I was checking out one of my latest online obsessions Bustle and noticed that one of heir bloggers had written about her experience with WEN By Chaz. Those who are unfamiliar with Wen it’s a product like no other. It was created by Chaz Dean, a celebrity stylist who wanted to create an all in one system that would help you meet all of your hair needs in one bottle. I saves you a ton of money and time if you ask me because it serves as a one stop shop for all your hair care needs.

Frequently Asked Questions? Visit: http://www.wen.com/faq.html

 

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Yeonmi Park is a beautiful girl born in the city of Hyesan in North Korea. The official name for the country is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Led by Kim Jong-un as the supreme leader, North Korea tries to pride itself as a self-sufficient socialist country that even conducts elections. This is a fact that many people do not see truth in due to many stories of the people there striving to survive the many problems around them such as hunger among other problems.

The story of Yeonmi Park is a touching one as she seeks to shed light on the many hardships she has had to go through in search of freedom. She was first born in an era of great famine and since that moment, she has had to cope with many trying situations just to survive. The leader at the time was Kim Jong the second who enjoyed almost the same status with God. He had the complete loyalty from everything in the country including trees and animals.
Yeonmi’s father had been a good servant in his country working for the government. His love for his family, however, led to his demise. Since his family was starving, the man of the house decided to smuggle metal to raise some cash to feed them. Almost everyone would go to such lengths to feed their own but in North Korea, it is not such a good idea. Yeonmi’s father was arrested and sentenced to seventeen years in prison where he suffered and became sick from the torture. Their family status was also lowered to the periphery of society. They now had to make a choice, leave the country to give themselves another chance or stay back and perish.
Eunmi, who was the elder sister to Yeonmi, decided to flee the country heading to the north. Yeonmi was only thirteen years of age at the time. She flees with her mother heading to China hoping for the best. It, however, turned sour upon entering China where they were sold off to men. At one point Yeonmi’s mother had to submit herself to a man to prevent her daughter from being raped.
Their dad rejoined them in China but died later due to colon cancer. They were finally able to reach Mongolia from where they were taken to Seoul. Her sister joined the two years later. Today, Yeonmi is an activist for human rights, publicly speaking for international media like the News York Times and also taking a course in criminal justice. At least things turned out right in the end. More info posted on the Reason.com website.

Autism Rocks Introduces Two Members in its Board

Autism Rocks is an international charity organization that is London based. The organization was started by Sanjay Shah after he experienced the trauma of having his child deal with the serious condition. Since it was started, the organization has done a lot for the communities affected by autism. The organization creates awareness about the condition and also fund research about the disease. Through the research, people are able to know who can get the condition, identify the condition as early as possible and also identify the support centers that can offer help to the affected individuals for the rest of their lives. Autism is incurable, and it can only be managed most of the times.

In its most recent news, the international organization announced that it will be introducing more members of the board of trustees. According to Sanjay Shah, the founder of the organization, Pete, and Will Best will be the lucky people to get the appointments. They have been acquaintances for many years, and he believes that they will bring a lot of changes in the organization during the year 2016.

While issuing the appointment, Sanjay Shah said that he foresaw Pete and Will Best bringing a lot of difference to his board of trustees, something the company needs in the New Year. The new members have been given the responsibility of managing the organization, fund, affairs, and the musical events. They will also join the rest of the board member in making important decisions concerning Autism Rocks. They will also be answerable to the committee about the short and long-term objectives of the institution.

The organization has flourished a lot since it was started several years ago. It has spread in many parts of the world, and it will benefits a lot from the two new members. The two brothers will help a lot in overseeing the mechanics that operate behind the organization.

Sanjay Shah is a very wealthy individual who has made his wealth in the United Kingdom. He owns many companies all over the world. One of his greatest companies is known as Solo Capital Holdings. The company was incorporated in the year 2011, and it has registered a lot of progress since then.

Sanjay Shah was born to Kenyan parents who migrated and settled in London looking for better lives. He was raised there, going to some of the best schools in central London. He has become a millionaire, and he uses his wealth to help the poor and sick in the society.

Give your dog the benefit of Beneful

When it comes to deciding what to feed your dog, the options are amazingly vast. The Beneful line of pet food stands out from other products on grocery store shelves, by providing your best friend with high-protein, nutrient rich food. The meats that dogs love are combined with vitamin and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables for a well balanced and nutritious meal.

The Beneful Originals dry dog food comes in three varieties: beef with spinach, peas, and carrots; chicken with carrots, tomatoes, and avocado; and salmon with green beans, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

As well as the Originals, Beneful also has dry dog food: https://www.beneful.com/products/dry-dog-food/ formulated for puppies and to help maintain your dog’s healthy weight through all stages of life. And for smaller dogs, Incredibites blends are the perfect size kibble for their smaller snoots.

For those that prefer wet food, Purinastore’s Beneful has a wide variety of meat and veggie blends that are sure to entice the pickiest of eaters. Real meaty chunks and bits of fruits and veggies will make your dog feel like they should have a spot at the table with the family! (The Mediterranean Style Medley is sure to delight, with its hearty blend of lamb, tomato, spinach, and brown rice.)

And of course you have to have those in-between meal treats. Healthy Smile Dental Ridges and Dental Twists will keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy, with added parsley to freshen breath. And the Baked Delights, in different shapes and flavors, are perfect for training rewards and simple snacks.

You have a lot of options on The WalMart Stores when you’re choosing food for your pets. Beneful makes that choice easier, with the meats, fruits, and veggies that will keep your dog healthy, happy, and bounding through life.

 

 

A Recap of What the Capital Restructuring-Madison Street Capital Video Was About

Thanks to years of hard work and years of making sure that things get done in such a way to not only please clients, but also to please their staff, Madison Street Capital has quickly become one of the best investment banking firms in the world. For years now, business owners have been searching for the answer to the question of how to go about getting corporate funding done right. This is a difficult problem for many business owners in the world. Many have found that they want a reliable and trustworthy place to get all of the things they need in that department, which is why so many are turning to Madison Street Capital.

Madison Street Capital has been around for more than ten years now, and they are still going strong, which means that they know exactly what it takes to make sure that a business runs smoothly. For a long time now, people have been finding it hard to search for the right place to go for corporate funding on crunchbase.com, but it doesn’t have to be as hard as many business owners think it does. The staff at Madison Street Capital is very friendly, they all know what it’s like to be confronted with a hard to deal with problem. That is why they have started taking in Middle-market firms and are trying to make sure that they get the type of corporate funding that they need, hassle free.

Asset-based lenders and Venture capital groups are just some of the amazing credit providers that Madison Street Capital has lined up for their clients, and these credit providers are all very trusting and well-known places that are able to help people and still be kind while do so. It should be known that Madison Street Capital cares about their clients, and it also should be known that they have become one of the top providers in the world for corporate funding, and they are proud to have gone so far with their business.

Madison Street Capital

Financing relationships on madisonstreetcapital.org, debt restructuring experience and corporate valuation expertise have quickly become a part of the set plan that Madison Street Capital has in place when it comes to getting the job done right. Knowing what client’s needs are and knowing how to handle every client’s specific needs is a very hard job, which is why the staff at Madison Street Capital has years under their belts of making clients happy and making sure to keep them happy all throughout any business dealings that they have with them.

Igor Cornelsen Lights the Path to Better Investing

I know that my investment portfolio has thrived because I have seen what Igor Cornelsen has to say about investing. He has really helped me form some better investment strategies, and he has made a lot of people pay more attention to what they are actually doing. There is a lot of information all over the world for investors to consider, but I have discovered that the best advice will often come from someone that gives it away. Cornelsen doesn’t charge people a dime for the advice that is posted on his blog. He has an investment consulting firm, but he has given some of the most essential advice away.

Igor Cornelsen certainly has done his best of make investing a thing that people can do well if they take the time to actually focus on the essentials. One of those essential things is to know your investments. I have fallen victim to not knowing about my investments before, but I have discovered that the best investments are the ones that you have researched. This is obvious, but Cornelsen has cited on brandyourself.com that so few people do this. People that invest, on average, hear hot stock tips from other people. They see companies that are trendy and they hop on these investments. Few people really ever take the time to research what a company will be doing in the next couple of years. Lots of companies will have highs and lows, but the long term strategies will determine how the company performs over time. People that don’t know about this strategy will find themselves making bad choices.

I have also become familiar with what Cornelsen has called damaged stocks. He has clearly stated that a damage stock is different from a damaged company. There are some companies that have loss their financial bearings and there is no room for recovery. This type of company may have a sole product that is no longer in demand. It may be a company that doesn’t have a strategy to successfully compete against new competitors. These are bad investments.

Cornelsen is more in tune with the companies that have bad stocks. This may be a company that has growth at a rapid pace but realized a sharp decline in sales over the years. The company may have to scale back and cut some losses, but it doesn’t have to close completely because there is still demand for the services or products. This is a company that can survive. This company may have damaged stocks – for the moment – but the investors that buy can definitely profit from what this organization can provide. Cornelsen has stated that this stocks can provide good returns on investment later.