The Chainsmokers’ “Somebody” Video Looks Fun but Hard

It is always fund to see an artist at work. Especially one that has mastered his craft. In the tiny making-of video that the Chainsmokers just released, they give us that insight. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are both in it, making sound mixing look easy. The truth is the video also shows how hard created a mixed song is.

 

For one thing you have to find all the individual sounds that will be used. One can forget that an EDM song, which is the usual fare of the Chainsmokers, is a series of conjoined sounds. One can also forget that such sounds are recorded separately. In the video Pall plays an audio recording, he then increases the pitch on it by speeding it up. He explains that it does not quite fit because they initially wrote it for another song. He then adds it to the other track and magic happens.

 

Before Pall we see Taggart recording various sounds using a synthesizer and a piano, when Pall plays a snippet of the completed track all three sounds come together. The duo makes it look so simple, especially with the way the little video is cut. But it is obvious that the work is painstaking and finite.

 

The song is their soon to be released single, “Somebody”. As the Chainsmokers enjoy much success with charting songs, “Somebody” has a good chance showing up on a few lists. The EDM duo first hit the mainstream in 2014, with the release of “#Selfie”, since then they have enjoyed much success.

 

One can imagine Pall and Taggart working through the night on “Somebody”, listening intently to every little sound, editing them together with picky precision. It looks like it consists of a lot of computer sitting, intermixed with level adjusting. One can see the two sitting in the booth, while sound after sound is recorded in the studio, each one being nitpicked thoroughly. The Chainsmokers sound has always been unique, and watching this video one can respect the hard work that goes into making it that way.

 

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The United States Money Reserve Wins Two AdSphere Awards

The AdSphere Awards acknowledges the highest rated network cable sponsors and major brands in the flourishing billion dollar direct-response television also known as(DRTV). The industry is presented by DRMetrix, and they are the paramount television analysis company for the DRTV trade.

The US Money Reserve has been awarded this award for two consecutive years straight, and that is starting from the year of 2017 including the year of 2018 as well. To simplify the story of the AdSphere awards is to say that the company takes into deep consideration the best of the best when it comes to advertising.

This includes short form, general leads, whether they be direct or indirect, and infomercials running at a whooping 28.5 per minute said the founder of AdSphere Awards and the CEO of DRMetrix Joseph Gray.

The DRTV industry recognizes 70 honorees including their best of category award legatee, the AdSphegre Awards are the most all-encompassing ever for the DRTV business. With performance based campaigns that consists of performing at a higher standards to demonstrate consumer interests and provide best in class innovative and publishing execution.

The United States Money Reserve ranks as one of the most substantial independent dispersal of U.S. gold and silver as well as platinum products. With it’s home base Located in Austin, Texas, The U.S. Money Reserve was founded in 2001 and consumers around the country rely on the U.S. Money Reserve to extend their relations and costly valuables such as gold and silver mostly in U.S. form. Read more: US Money Reserve Reports How to Protect Wealth From Increasing Global Risks in Exclusive eBook | PRNewswire and US Money Reserve | LinkedIn

The specially equipped team has a large range of acknowledgement when it comes to to marketing products for the purchaser on every playing field. In the business of Money Reserve The United States exerts superb customer relations in the quest to achieve an ever lasting partnership with all of their consumers.

The Perth Mint which is Australia’s certified bullion mint owned by the government of Western Australia delegated The United States Money Reserve as the elite U.S. distributor, There is no doubt that everyone should start investing in gold and precious metals, so what are you waiting for? Don’t hold back and start purchasing your today.

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Jhsf Participacoes Has Grown Exponentially Under Jose Auriemo Neto’s Leadership

JHSF Participacoes has been around since the year 1972. It is based in Brazil, and it is one of the most prominent companies in Brazil’s real estate development industry. Long before its current success, however, JHSF started out as a simple family business focused on construction materials. JHSF’s current Chief Executive Officer is the grandson of the company’s original founder, and his name is Jose Auriemo Neto. JHSF Participacoes has gained many happy clients due to its luxurious designs.

When Jose Auriemo Neto first joined JHSF back in 1993, he expressed a strong desire to grow the company and significantly expand its operations. This goal has now become a reality, and Mr. Neto’s contributions played a large part in the companies massive success in recent years. One of his strongest ideas was to move the company into the industry of retail in order to find new clients. Thanks to his vision, of of Brazil’s biggest and most well-known shopping centers was built. Sao Paolo’s Cidade Jardim is one of Neto’s projects, and it is one of Brazil’s most beloved shopping centers.

CEO Jose Auriemo Neto’s strong and competent leadership has certainly been instrumental throughout the process of turning JHSF Participacoes into an internationally recognized real estate development company with projects in both Uruguay and the United States. With Mr. Neto as its leader, the companies value shot through the roof, and it is currently valued an over $1 billion.

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The Humanitarian Work of Lacey and Larkin

There is nothing that units a country than equality and justice. Unfortunately, this is something that many states are still struggling to accomplish. The greatest challenge in eliminating discrimination is that some leaders are the ones advocating for it. Luckily, the philanthropists have decided not to rest until everyone in the society is living happily and not with fear.

Among the philanthropic groups spearheading in the fight for migrants, civil and human rights, is the Frontera Fund. The foundation was a creation of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. They used the money they receive as a settlement in the case of the Sheriff to start the organization.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested after they published the evil deeds that Arpaio was engaging himself with, as the headline of the Phoenix New Times. When everyone saw the publication, they could not believe they went to that extent. The Sheriff was a respected and feared individual in the society. As expected, he did not take it kindly. He sends his goons to arrest them and drive them to a private location.

Fortunately, the public demanded their release, and they were let go in 24 hours. After taking the case to court, the arrest was ruled unlawful, and the duo received the $3.75 million. This battle is likely to come back now that Trump has pardoned Arpaio. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Arpaio has been severally warned against the profiling of the Latino drivers, which is one of his racism acts. He was also told that suspicion is not enough reason to send someone to jail. Arpaio was given a Federal order to stop the discrimination. He, however, decided to neglect the law and influenced his subjects to ignore the rule too. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/

The political life of Joe Arpaio has saved him from going to jail. He was among the politicians who supported Trump. The least the latter could do is save the 80-year-old Arpaio from staying behind bars all his life. This was the first pardoning that Trump has issued since he assumed the presidential seat.

He said that after years of serving the country, it was wrong to repay Arpaio with a jail sentence. Arpaio thanked Trump for recognizing his years of service to the nation and pardoning him.

Many issues have contributed to the fight between Lacey and Larkin against Arpaio. For example, the inmates who were held in Tent City, a jail that Arpaio built to reduce the congestion in the facilities suffered a lot. Women who were pregnant were shackled on their beds during the delivery process.

A diabetic woman went into a coma because she was denied her medication. To add insult to the injury, a veteran lost his life during the inmates’ demonstration. There were also multiple reports of suicide and deaths in the facility.

Lacey and Larkin are ready to fight and ensure that justice is served to everyone in the state. They are not ready to give you and see Joe Arpaio get away with all his misdoings. Justice must be served.

Being A Vijay Eswaran Level Achiever in a World of Comfort Seekers

The developed world has become a world of comfort seekers. Not only are people seeking comfort, they are very aggressive about it. If they find someone seeking after their goals which are much more than just working a regular job for minimum wage, then they are likely to jump on that person and do everything they can to discourage and quench that drive in him. This can be a source of fear in a lot of actual achievers. One thing that can be frustrating about this for people who are working towards some higher goal is that they often do not expect to have to fight for their goals.

For these people, the best thing is to listen to Vijay Eswaran. He has a lot of insight about starting a business and bringing forth a successful business. The only thing is that they have to fight through the comfort seekers. It also helps to understand these comfort seekers.

One thing about comfort seekers is that they are one of the people who avoid fear. They view the world from the lens that makes fear something to avoid. These people do not understand that fear can be excitement in disguise like Vijay Eswaran suggests. Another thing is that some comfort seekers may have jealousy or envy towards the achiever because the achiever has something that the comfort seeker feels he himself lacks. This is the drive to do something. The comfort seeker will chase after the achiever under the guise of wanting to help and wanting a good life for the achiever. However, there is a deep seated fear that the achiever might accomplish something amazing. and that will somehow be a detriment to the comfort seeker.

This is only one of many possibilities. One thing that people are going to have to do when they go for their goals is risk the disapproval of comfort seekers. After all, the life of the comfort seeker has nothing to do with the life of the achiever. Vijay Eswaran has come to understand that as he moved towards his goals of being a successful business owner.

The RealReal: Luxury Items at Discount Prices

The RealReal is a luxury consignment store based out of New York City. After her divorce, the founder, Julie Wainwright, new that if she wanted to be successful, she was going to have to take action. She was inspired by a friend who was constantly on the hunt for luxury items to purchase from secondhand stores. This is where Wainwright got the idea for The RealReal and launched the business in 2011.

Despite making over $170 million in the first seven years of business, Wainwright is currently pitching to investors in an attempt to raise $100 million dollars in new funding. Some may wonder why the company needs these additional funds. One reason could be that the company isn’t yet on the monetary scale that appeals to public-market investors. Or, perhaps the company needs to prove that in the long-term it can be a standalone business. And still, perhaps the increased funding proves that The RealReal, and its current investors, have realized that the market for secondhand luxury items is a bigger opportunity than they originally thought.

The RealReal has a unique business model that was revolutionary at the time of development. Sellers, people who have luxury items they no longer use, ship their items to The RealReal. The item then goes through an authenticity process to ensure it is real and not a knockoff. After the item has been deemed authentic, the item is placed for sell in The RealReal store and/or on their website. Once the item has sold, the proceeds are Split between The RealReal and the original seller.

It used to be the case that luxury brands looked at The RealReal as competition, as the enemy. However, as it turns out, the company actually drives sales up. For example, the parent company to Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, Kering, provided the information that after sellers have sold their luxury item through The RealReal, they go on to buy another item from the same brand they sold, driving sales up.

End Citizens United Is A Different Kind Of PAC Seeking Campaign Finance Reform

The number of candidates running for Congress in the 2018 midterm election who have pledged to take no PAC money or big money from corporations are not many — but they are a significant and growing wave that may be critical to the future of America.

Getting these candidates elected is the driving goal of a grassroots political group that has vowed to reform the badly broken U.S. campaign finance system. End Citizens United was formed in 2015. It’s a different kind of PAC — one that rejects major donations from cash-bloated corporations or greedy billionaires.

End Citizens United has identified key candidates who support the mission of getting Big Money and Dark Money out of politics. The group has raised $35 million in small donations (average just $14 each) from individual American citizens. It uses that money to financially bolster the campaigns of candidates they endorse.

One of those endorsements includes Andy Kim who is running for Congress in new Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. Kim is a Rhodes Scholar and former diplomat under the Obama Administration. He holds a doctorate degree in international relations from Oxford University. He was born and raised in New Jersey.

Kim has sworn off taking any big donations from PACs or any other special interests. Campaign finance reform is a central element of his political motivation for seeking a seat in Congress.

Another significant End Citizens United endorsement is for former CIA agent Elissa Slotkin. She’s running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District. She is facing off against incumbent Rep. Mike Bishop. Bishop has been named to End Citizen United’s infamous “Big Money 20” list — politicians who have displayed the most egregious history of flouting campaign finance rules and taking big cash in exchange for influence.

A race with huge national implications is that for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas, currently held by Sen. Ted Cruz, also one of the Big Money 20.

Running against Cruz is Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat currently serving as Congressman for the Texas 16th District. O’Rourke has a sterling record of running clean campaigns free of corporate cash and other interests. Sen. Cruz, on the other hand, is so connected with wealthy corporations and special interest groups, such as the NRA, it’s difficult to know who he truly represents.

End Citizens United has endorsed dozens of other candidates in races across the nation. Who they have endorsed and the Big Money 20 list are posted on their website, http://endcitizensunited.org.

Ara Chackerian: Personalized, Precision Medicine

From the San Francisco Bay Area and graduate of Florida State University, Ara Chackerian is currently the Managing Director of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC, and is firmly dedicated to assisting infant companies that are trying to change the way the United States Heathcare system is run. With over two decades of experience in investing in the healthcare practice, Ara Chackerian knows more than just a thing or two about the important healthcare issues we as Americans face today.

 

He has helped many companies at their start up as co-founder including diagnostic imaging, telepharmacy, and integrated behavioral health service companines. Not only that, he has been the Chief Executive Officer at BMC Diagnostics, TMS Health Solutions, PipelineRx, and has served as Executive Vice President at PSS/World Medical.

 

Ara Chackerian has even founded many non-profit organizations that have branches in United States, Nicaragua and Armenia. Their main focuses are educations and youth development.

 

He is a firm believer that healthcare startups are a good investment. A good investment for American, and around the world. The main focus being: Personalized, precision medicines. This practice involves customizing healthcare that is tailored specifically to each individual patient. These decisions being based upon each patient’s molecular diagnostic and genetic analysis. This gives the option of having medicines, organs, tissues and any other necessary component being specifically tailored to each and every individual’s specific needs. You can visit medium.com to know more.

 

 

There have been many analytical studies of the general population involving genomic and biometric screenings. In 2017, there was over $700,000,000 in venture-capital funding for healthcare startups in New York City alone. This includes companies in all categories of the healthcare practice. Such as: Pharmaceuticals, bio-technologies, devices and supplies, patient care, etc. And, even though healthcare startups can lose those valuable dollar bills at first, in the long term, they have the potential to be game changers. And change is what we need in America.

 

 

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Sheldon Lavin and the growth of OSI Group

When Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group in the 70’s (formerly known as Otto & Sons) he came in with a plan and ideas. With a background in business and banking, his ideas were to expand and grow the business; and that’s exactly what he did. What was a small wholesale meat company became a worldwide leader in food processing thanks to his skills and ambition.

Early days

In 1909, what would become OSI was only a small neighborhood butcher shop and market. By 1928, the business had expanded into wholesale and the company became Otto & Sons. Its first breakthrough came in 1955 when McDonald’s became a franchise and chose the meat company as one of its main suppliers. As Otto & Sons grew, in 1973 the company eventually opened a plant dedicated to only producing meat patties and became an exclusive supplier for McDonald’s.

In 1975 the name was changed to OSI Industries and it shared its success with McDonald’s as the franchise expanded dramatically—thus needing more product. It was also during this time that Sheldon Lavin became a partner of the company and saw its potential. He began to push further for more expansion and steered it in the direction to success. Between the 80’s and 90’s OSI quickly expanded all over the world and began opening more plants in the U.S. as well.

Further expansion and Acquisitions

In the 2000’s and through Sheldon Lavin’s leadership, OSI acquired a produce venture in China. This business would push the company in a different direction, further than only being involved in meat products. From 2014 to 2016 the company continued to acquire more food plants and became involved in many joint ventures as well. The most recent and notable of acquisitions was an Illinois Tyson plant with a footprint of nearly 38 square miles. The massive plant was purchased for over $7 million dollars in 2016.

Sheldon Lavin and his drive

Sheldon’s drive for expansion didn’t come suddenly. As an investor and banker, his aspire to grow the company came almost naturally. When he began at OSI, he came in as a third owner; the other two parts belonging to the brothers who originally owned it. His leverage increased when one of the brothers sold his part to Lavin. At this time Lavin became 50% owner and had full suggestion privileges. These privileges allowed him to steer the company into unimaginable expansion and turn it into what it is now.

 

Jim Larkin Combined Precepts of Socialism With Christian Values

Jim “Big Jim Larkin, Irish folk here and historic leader of the Irish labor movement, was an ardent Marxist and socialist. The precepts laid out by Karl Marx were a natural fit for Larkin. His life’s work was dedicated to helping the people he loved: The working poor. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and James Larkin – Wikipedia

But as an Irish Catholic, Larkin was obliged to confront a significant problem in his embrace of socialism — the fact that it was a deeply atheistic philosophy. Karl Marx himself believed that world religions has conspired against the lower classes for centuries by encouraging them to accept their position in poverty as a proper “holy lifestyle.”

Marx is famous for having said, “Religion is the opiate of the masses.”

But Jim Larkin held an unshakable loyalty to his faith and self identification as a Catholic. As such, he found it necessary to cobble together the precepts of “godless socialism” with “Christian Socialism” in a way that preserved the power of both.

Larkin handled this question deftly by frequently referring to Jesus as “The Carpenter,” with the obvious suggestion that Jesus, in fact, had been a working man. He also pointed out that Jesus was a passionate advocate for the poor — and a fierce critic of the wealthy, powerful elites of his day. Larkin sometimes cited Luke 6:20: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.”

Jim Larkin believed that there was a difference between being “poor in spirit” and poor in terms of material wealth. He clearly believed that “ordinary people” deserved good pay, to live in decent homes, to have days of rest and free time — and that living a basic, middle-class lifestyle was not contrary to the emphasis Catholicism placed on the spiritual value of being poor.

Larkin got support for this from Pope Gregory XVI. The Pontiff spoke out on the dire condition of working-class people in the emerging industrialized society, and this was a decade before Marx’s Communist Manifesto was published. Also, Pope Leo’s “Encyclical on the Condition of Labor” tackled the urgent need to address the growing problems of poor working class people grinding at the bottom of the Industrial Revolution.

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