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    More strange news are coming from Venezuela’s top correspondent David Osio. This oil-rich country has been struck by low oil prices. Not only the oil drop is to blame, though. Economic mismanagement by former president Hugo Chavez is paying off now.
    After extending weekends and freezing prices, Venezuela is changing time zone by moving clocks 30 minutes forward. Current president Maduro hopes this move will help save energy. The effect will take place on May 1st as The Independent, a British publication reports.

    Although Venezuela is rich in oil, much of its energy comes from a hydroelectric plant, Guri Dam. Now according to Osio, due to severe drought, its production has dropped considerably. Why the country didn’t diversify from this source isn’t clearly known. Yet, this is another case showing why overreliance on oil is dangerous.

    President Maduro’s administration is desperately looking to reduce energy consumption by at least 20%, a target that is likely to backfire on economic activity as well as regime’s popularity among the citizens, something that has already hit its lows.

    Escondido restaurant owner Brian Bonar has had the fortune of having a fantastic award-winning chef name Patrick Ponsaty heading up his restaurant Bellamy’s. Bellamy’s is a small but excellent restaurant that serves French cuisine. With a selection to satisfy any taste, the food is quite remarkable.

    Head chef Patrick Ponsaty is a master of French cuisine and has trained some of the world’s best chefs. He earned the prestigious Only ten in California had ever earned this award.Ponseti was also the executive chef at El Biz Cochon at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, which is where he trained Gavin Tyson in 2003. He placed third in the National Trophy of Cuisine And Pastry in Paris. What Ponseti craved was freedom to create and wow his fans. He continues to experiment with his cooking style and has new Ventures planned for his future.

    Bellamy’s in Escondido is the most prestigious restaurant in the area. Brian Bonar, it’s owner, saw an opportunity and created an upscale dining restaurant when others doubted him. He strives to create a complete experience not just find food. Some raise their eyebrows as Escondido was not a hub for fine dining. Bonner saw the potential and went on to create the dining experience that everyone is talking about at Bellamy’s.

    Brian Bonar’s decision to hire Patrick Ponsaty, a Master Chef from France, was one of the most important decisions considered to put Bellamy’s and such an advantageous position. Patrons are wowed by the exceptional food and atmosphere. He took great care when hiring his staff and shows only the best that would deliver the highest quality and personalized service. He’s also devoted to the farm to table concept and giving the customer the freshest food available. Brian Bonar took great care in creating the menu.

    There are menu items that will surprise and delight you. There is something to satisfy just about any appetite while adding an extra special flair for a dining experience like no other. Brian Bonar is truly a restauranteur with a vision.

    Read more about Brian here: https://about.me/brianbonar

    Since its product reveal on QVC, many people have been excited to try WEN Hair, since there have been so many rave reviews surrounding the product. The cleansing conditioner is said to remove buildup from the hair while infusing moisture into every strand. Those with fine hair may be hesitant to try a product that has so many conditioning elements, but the formulation of Wen By Chaz, is such that it can be used with all hair types. If you plan to style your hair daily, WEN hair, will provide salon results at home and give you the shine and body you are looking for.

    Wen hair, is a line of revolutionary cleansing conditioners created by Chaz Dean. Dean is recognized as a celebrity hairstylist in Hollywood and Los Angeles, California. The humble hair designer began as a photographer, but his skill in hair design quickly came to the forefront. Wen By Chaz, was swiftly recognized as one of the best products to cleanse and condition all types of hair. These products have helped people the world over by creating a simple hair routine that provides optimum results.

    The Wen hair 5-in-1 cleansing conditioner takes the place of your traditional shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. This sulfate free cleansing conditioner does not strip your hair of its natural oils, but instead leaves it feeling smooth, thick, and refreshed. Users say it leaves their hair feeling more manageable, shinier, moisturized and stronger after the first three weeks of application. The sweet almond mint scent is available on Amazon.com leaves a subtle fragrance that last all day. Some of the natural protective ingredients included in the formulation are glycerin, chamomile extract, wild Cherry bark, Rosemary extract, and Panthenol. These ingredients combine to create a cleansing conditioner that gives you the beautiful hair you deserve.

     

    Kendall Jenner is gracing the cover of Vogue’s April 2016 cover and her fresh, clean, earthy look continues to stun. Kendall is incredibly versatile and her photo spread shows her diversity. The 52 pages of Kendall in this special edition of Vogue magazine has this 20 year old uber celebrity showing why she is so popular (http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/13416624/kendall-jenner-in-vogue-supermodel/) Her photos go from having her looking like she stepped out of a Ralph Lauren ad, looking like the youngest Bond girl ever, to pictures of her you would think were a character from a Tim Burton movie. Each photo shows a different side to Kendall and makes it easy to understand why they chose her for this issue.

    
Vogue’s editor in chief Anna Wintour has been rumored to not be a huge fan of social media’s impact on society. It seems as if she has softened up in a big way and accepted the huge impact that Kendall has with over 16,000,000 followers on Instagram and her own app. Her reach is huge and this has not gone unnoticed. As the new face of Estee Lauder, Kendall is making quite a name for herself in the beauty and fashion industry.


    The daughter to Dad Caitlyn Jenner and Mom and manager Kris Jenner, she seems to be handling her time in the public with grace. Kendall has worked numerous runway shows and is working hard to prove she has earned this spotlight. 




    JustFab on pando can help you find solution to your fashion dilemmas. JustFab is an online shopping company started in 2010. They have lots of styles for women and children from dresses, shoes, bags and accessories. Every month members of JustFab receive a new collection of quality custom fashion items to choose from.

    Advertising is certainly one of the things that we have got used to in the 21st century. It has almost become impossible for any company or enterprise to run without advertising. In the digital era, we get exposed to many ads every day. You may be asked to view a certain product before you are allowed access to a certain website.

    Advertisements have been used to run television and radio stations for many decades and this trend will obviously continue. What is now becoming more common is the increased advertising on mobile phones. This is one of the issues that mobile service providers are trying to deal with. It is true that in the future we may have free mobile services courtesy of advertising.

    Mobile operators have not been too pleased with advertising on mobile phones. Most mobile phone users view as disruptive and irrelevant. Some operators have opted to deal with it by getting the users to pay a certain amount then they won’t be able to see any ads whilst using their phones. Some mobile operators are using advertising as way of generating revenue. An example is FreedomPop, which free service with a fairly limited data, text and voice allowance.

    Users can also upgrade and by making deals with FreedomPop’s third-party advertisers. You may be involved in tasks like filing questionnaires or purchasing products. FreedomPop will then reward you with additional services. In spite of this, it is unlikely that in the future mobile services will be completely catered for by ads.

    FreedomPop is a wireless internet service provider which is based in Los Angeles, California. The private company was founded in 2011 by Stephen Stokols (CEO) and Stephen Sesar (COO). It provides free text, data and voice. The company also sells tablets and phones to be used with their service. The company has managed to raise $109 million and uses Sprint’s network in America. The company announced its intention to expand to the UK on Three’s network. It then launched a global SIM with free mobile data in 2016 to be used in 25 countries. The company teamed up with Intel in November 2015 to create a Wi-Fi focused Smartphone.

    For $5 a month, FreedomPop offers unlimited access to its Wi-Fi network. This will offer Android Smartphone owners with unlimited text, voice and data. You can access this service via the FreedomPop App which has 10 million hotspots all over America. Some of these hotspots are however not available for the public. The New York Times reported in 2015 that FreedomPop has hundreds of thousands subscribers and 80 employees. Their mission is to ensure the accessibility and affordability of communication services.

    Check out this FreedomPop review

    http://www.cbronline.com/news/mobility/networks/mobile-ads-will-advertising-fund-cheap-mobile-phone-deals-4850501

     

    North Korea is often considered to be one of the most isolated and volatile countries in the world. It is one of the few places on the planet where people do not generally have access to the Internet or news from the outside world. Because of this, many people in the country are unaware of life outside of North Korea and some are fearful to ever try and leave.

    While attempting to defect from North Korea is considered very dangerous, some people do attempt to leave by sneaking into either South Korea or China. One individual that did try to leave was Yeonmi Park, who left North Korea with her mother when she was just 13 years old Park and her mother left the country in March 2007 by crossing the Chinese border in the dead of night. They then completed a yearlong journey through China, Mongolia, and South Korea before they were ever able to rest. Park’s father left a few months later, but ended up passing away from cancer shortly after leaving North Korea.

    Once outside of North Korea and settled, she was completely shocked by life in a different country. She had stated that she was saddened by the lack of freedom in North Korea and surprised by the access to food that people in the rest of the world had. Yeonmi Park has frequently been interviewed by The Reason and considered a hero by those in the Western world, as well as an inspiration to others that would like to leave North Korea.

    North Korea’s government has had a different perspective on Park’s defection. The government’s official stance according to the NY Times has been that Park is a traitor to the country and was in North Korea to attempt to destroy the nation. They have also told many citizens of the country that she and her family were actually spies from the United States.

     

    Although I’ve not personally visited anyone in jail or prison; I’m particularly fascinated by all the cutting-edge communication technology innovations developed to smarten the visitation process. Securus Technologies just rolled out yet another smart inmate visitation app. This time, it’s video-enabled! Certainly, it’s smart and different in ways unimaginable. It’s already been downloaded by Android and iPhone users 65,000 times. So, why use Securus inmate visitation app for Android and iPhone? An honest mistake is not using this app. While I cannot speak about prison or jail visitation personally, I have friends and family members who constantly complain about the process. So, think about the savings of visiting your incarcerated loved ones without leaving home, sounds positively convenient? Securus inmate visitation does all this and more as I’ve recently learned.

    Just six months after Securus Technologies rolled out its cutting-edge inmate visitation app for Android, it recorded 60,000 downloads. Meanwhile, iOS reached 5,000 downloads. Securus Technologies marketing strategy VP, Russell Roberts elaborated on how the friends and the relatives of inmates will enjoy the “Connect and Serve” experience. Adding that it’ll limit spending on expensive phone calls, traveling and fuel. What’s more, scheduling visits isn’t a daunting activity anymore. It’s compatible with all smart mobile devices, handsets, and tablets powered by iOS or Android. 

    Video quality isn’t always agreeable, however, Securus inmate visitation app has advanced settings to enhance connectivity. With this, boosting video call quality is possible. Additionally, it has a “sync” feature which allows callers to store, share and access visitation appointments easily. With the wifi test feature, finding the best connection for improved video quality is viable. In addition, it alerts you of any upcoming visitation appointments. The days of missing an incarcerated loved ones’ birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations are no more. To download the Google Play app, click here.

    A PR Newswire article released earlier this year revealed that Securus Technologies appointed telecommunication powerhouse, John Bell as Senior Sales VP (Vice President) last December. The Holy Cross graduate resume includes telecommunication technology industry heavyweights like IBM, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, etc. With 35+ years helping business operators to transform their organizational culture through performance innovations; Securus Technologies stand to gain from John Bell’s alliance. 

    Securus Technologies operating out of Dallas, Texas provide criminal and civil justice technology solutions for 1.2 million incarcerated individuals and 3,400 corrections/law enforcement/public safety facilities. Established in 1986, Securus Technologies continues to transform prison and jail communication solutions. Securus Technologies expertise centers on communication, inmate self-help tools, incident management, monitoring service solutions, public information, biometric analysis, emergency response, and investigation.

    Securus Technologies is in not a part of the health supplement Securus nor the website for agents, Securus America.

    To get any answers to questions about the products or services of Securus Technologies, click on the following link >> http://securus.custhelp.com/app/contact_us

    New York attorney Ross Abelow recently announced the launch of a “GoFundMe” campaign to aid animal shelters in New York City providing support to homeless animals. The campaign hopes to raise $5000 to benefit shelters in the city.
    Mr. Abelow’s decision to spearhead the campaign was motivated by his longstanding involvement with the community and as well as his recognition that shelters in the city are underfunded. Financially-strained, animal shelters in New York City are often unable to add to their numbers because they cannot afford new animals, or because they simply lack the space. Mr. Abelow’s campaign aims to help these shelters alleviate some of their financial woes by supplying money to pay for medical care, vaccines, blankets, and food for the growing number of distressed animals. Since the city has experienced record cold temperatures this year, the campaign comes at a time when homeless animals are particularly vulnerable.

    Abelow hopes the campaign serves as a means to prevent animal deaths and to allow shelters to maintain higher numbers of animals in their care. The money raised will go to shelters most in need of funds and will provide services and space for animals who would otherwise be left to become sickened, hungry, or cold.

    Apart from his commitment to animal welfare, Mr. Abelow maintains an active legal practice. A New York licensed attorney, Mr. Abelow is experienced in Matrimonial Law, Family Law, Commercial Litigation, and Entertainment Law. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to practice in 1989.

    As a partner at the law firm Abelow & Cassandro LLP, Mr. Abelow’s has a deep sense of commitment to the community. Mr. Abelow also actively writes for legal blogs and his personal blog, while maintaining an active presence on social media sites such as Facebook and Mashable.

    The campaign is being hosted on the crowdfunding website “GoFundMe.” According to its Wikipedia page, GoFundMe “is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses.” Those wishing to contribute to the campaign can do so by visiting the campaign’s website at: https://www.gofundme.com/ross-abelow-pets.

     

    WEN by Chaz Dean is a world famous hair care line used by many women the world over. Its well-known and successful infomercials popularly depict gorgeous women tossing around even more gorgeous hair made so after using Wen products. As reported by Bustle, one young hair care user was skeptical and very critical of the infomercials. She doubted that any hair care product could actually produce such glamorous results. So she decided to see if the Wen line was as successful as it claimed. She was even more sure that it would not work for her head of fine, thin hair. 

WEN has a whole host of different products that are said to work with different kinds of hair. He is hair is fine and thin, so she went with a product aimed at that kind of hair. She was also prepared for some strange side effects since that was said to occasionally occur. In the end, she was delightfully surprised. While not as unrealistically gorgeous as the hair in the facebook infomercials, the product actually had a wonderfully positive effect on her hair, giving it an unprecedented moisture, bounce, and shine. You can read the full article and view her results here.

    Is there anything people won’t do for their beloved pets? Apparently not, if sales of premium dog food are any indication. Sales for premium dog food have been skyrocketing of late, and it’s a sure sign that pet lovers are willing to pay extra to take care of their beloved furry friends with tasty, high quality food.

    The Natural Food Angle

    A recent article in www.dailyherald.com http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/

    reviewed the premium dog food market, and what’s clear is that this business is really taking off. Premium brands like Beneful are among those that are seeing consumers respond to a commitment to quality, fresh ingredients. Baneful has long used quality ingredients like fresh salmon and chicken in its kibble and canned products, and sales are definitely up.

    What’s driving the market may be the overall awareness of people about having a healthy lifestyle that includes a diet of natural, organic foods. Companies like Beneful and newer upstart brands like Blue Buffalo Co. and Fresh Pet are making a strong commitment to using quality and yes, more expensive ingredients in their mixes. What’s clear is that many consumers are not resistant to higher prices when it comes to their dog’s health and welfare.

    New Innovations

    All of these sales are also driving competition and innovation in this market. Major players like Colgate-Palmolive and Purina are diving in with new ideas for their product lines on walmart, including weight loss dog chow and individualized recipes mixed through website orders. All of this is a sure sign that this hot market is getting hotter, and right now there’s no end in sight.

    It’s enough to make that furry best friend bark in delight, especially at dinnertime.