The Hard Work That People Don’t See

The impersonation of Michael Jackson can be a very hard job for anyone. Sergio Cortes is considered the best in a sea of Jackson impersonators, and yet, he does not have ability to sit around, relaxed with his spot at number one. Sergio has to work just as hard as Michael had to work to stay on type. Some might say that Sergio has to work even harder because he is a person that is not singing and entertaining people as himself (the way that Michael Jackson was). Sergio is imitating the style of someone else. Fans are going to call him out on the things that he is doing wrong if he doesn’t practice the routine. He knows this. That is why he works so hard.

In many instances people that see Sergio Cortes will instantly assume that he has it made. He was already born with a striking resemblance to Michael Jackson. In an interview on the website Sergio talks about how he was approached to dress up like Michael Jackson as a teenager. He was an easy pick for an MJ impersonator because of his looks.

Many people that see him on Facebook may just assume that he has it made because people recognized him as a MJ impersonator before he recognized himself as such. Fans may think that all he has to do is put on the costumes and learn to moon walk in loafers. That isn’t even the half of it for Sergio. He has proven over the years that he has what it takes to produce a lively showing that is thoroughly entertaining. It is not easy though.

Sergio Cortes has to practice countless hours to bring the intimation of MJ into focus. He has to study the major moves like the moon walk, of course, but there are little hand gestures and movements that are combined to make the whole package. Some people just never see how much is involved until they study footage of MJ for themselves.

Michael was a perfectionist that based a lot of his stage shows on precision. The band had to come in at the right time. The fluid movements had to be synchronized, at times, with lighting and props. All of these things had to be coordinated with wardrobe changes.

People that were fans of MJ were certain that he worked hard, but people assumed that Sergio has an easier life because Michael had already laid the blueprint. It is true that Michael left the blueprint behind, but it wasn’t for any old ordinary building. Jackson left behind the blueprint for a grand cathedral of a stage show, and Sergio has to follow this with precision.

You can follow him on Twitter.

Stephen Murray: How To Choose A Reputable Investment Company

Are you looking for a profitable investment opportunity and don’t know who to consult? Wondering how to find a reputable source of financial information or investment guidance? Perhaps you are wondering why many people rave about the services they have received from CCMP Capital.

There are many companies offering private equity investment and financial services. But before you decide who to go with, make sure you have researched thoroughly.

If you want to be assured of top notch services for all of your investment endeavors or if you are looking to diversify your investment portfolio, give Stephen Murray CCMP Capital a try. You will certainly be delighted with the level of service provided by this exquisite investment service company.

Every day, many businesses, investors and entrepreneurs go online searching for a variety of ways to start a new business, invest in already existing business or to grow their existing investment portfolio. One of the popular ways to make money in the investment field is private equity investing.

Private equity investments offer opportunity for both beginners and experienced investors to achieve their goal without hassles. With the expert services provided by a great company like CCMP Capital, you can realize significant returns on your investment.

Private equity investing is a proven investing strategy that has made a lot of money for many people. Fortunes have been made in this industry by entrepreneurs and individual investors who pursue this area of investing. If you want to achieve great success in private equity investment, it is advisable that you learn how it works and contact a reputable investment firm for reliable guidance.

As soon as you have actually decided on a private equity firm you will begin the financial investment process where the advisors walk you through the steps needed to achieve the success you desire. The financial advisors will have a discussion with you to find out your requirements and they will let you know precisely what they can do to help you reach your desired goal. An operation strategy is constantly needed at this stage.

Steven Murray was an expert in private equity investment and is known for rendering excellent service to clients. Stephen showed great interest in helping entrepreneurs and other ambitious individuals succeed in their endeavors. He was a nice person and hard working professional. Stephen Murray was President and CEO of CCMP Capital, and he held that position for many years. His hard work paid off very well and contributed tremendously to the success of CCMP Capital. His clients and partners have respect for him due to his honesty and dedication to quality service. Stephen Murray passed away on March 12, at age 52.

Technology Revamps Dog Food Industry

Consumer awareness is the driving force behind the newest trend in pet food manufacturing. As people are becoming more aware of what is going onto their plates and where their food is coming from, they have also begun to look at what they are feeding their pets.

The Freshpet president, Richard Thompson, is among the innovative minds who have begun to give a makeover to what we put into our pets dishes nightly. At a tour of his factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a tube of Chunky Chicken and Turkey Recipe rolls off the line and he cuts right into it to show the freshness and difference between that and traditional pet foods. Then, he pops it in his mouth. This goes a long way to show that the food being manufactured not only looks good and contains quality ingredients but it tastes good enough for humans to eat, which is exactly the mindset behind the trend driving the industry makeover.

Being dubbed the eat-like-your-owner trend, it is responsible for over 45 percent growth in premium food sales and entirely responsible for the success of brands like Purina Beneful. Beneful is the most recognized premium food brand and from the ground up it has focused on bringing nutrition and delicious foods to dogs of all ages. Take a look at the Beneful wet food line and it is clear to see the quality ingredients, they are easily recognizable meats, veggies and grains. Even more interesting during this technology phase-in is the specialty foods such as grain free, senior, active and others for unique dietary concerns. There has never been the quality level or options we are currently seeing in pet foods. A Daily Herald article further highlights the benefits and changes we are seeing in the industry, and predicts for it to continue to grow as pet owners catch on.

As both human and pet food become increasingly U.S. sourced with higher quality standards and new technologies introduced to packaging and processing, it will be interesting to see the outcome as far as quality of life and longevity are concerned.



The 24th Annual Pan African Film Festival Underway, Led by Jon Urbana

The 24th annual Pan African film festival continues until February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles. The event began on February 4th. Every year, this event provide a forum for the screening of some 150 new films. It offers both full-length feature films and short films submitted from around the world. The festival occurs at the RAVE Cinemas in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

On Thursday, Jon Urbana, Managing Director of the film festival will air a documentary entitled Agents of Change, detailing student protests during 1968. Segments in the film include an interview with Danny Glover.

A film entitled America is Still the Place directed by Patrick Gilles led the presentations during the first night on February 4th, recounting a story about the life of an African-American veteran of the Korean War who resided with his family in San Francisco in 1971. He seeks to achieve economic independence, despite discrimination against him in San Francisco. This 2015 production stars Carl Lumbly and Michael Colter.

The festival will close with Miles Ahead, co-written and directed by Don Cheadle with Steven Baigelman. This work, a comedy and drama, pays tribute to the work of the late jazz musician Miles Davis. On Valentine’s Day, the festival will feature a tribute to Miles Davis entitled Remembering Miles.

Banco BMG’s Marcio Alaor: Netflix Poised for Extraordinary Growth in 2016 and Beyond

Netflix, the business sector pioneer in enterprise streaming video, has been experiencing extraordinary growth. With an extension of its services to several new nations since the start of the new year, the organization now covers more than double the region it had last year, and further expansion is planned. One of the greatest wagers for the year, Netflix has responded to the worldwide loyalty of their subscribers with new product offerings.

The companies new video transmission system extended its presence to more than 130 nations this year, reports Marcio Alaor, official VP of Banco BMG. In 2015, just 60 nations had this service. This is a significant development that has been blunted by the US government to limit their services to some nations, for example, the Crimea, North Korea and Syria. There are arrangements to extend to China in 2016, reports Marcio Alaor, in spite of the fact that they might be prevented.

One nation the organization has expanded it services to which has a high number of shoppers because of its large population, is India. In this nation, a country with many Netflix employees and a solid film industry, the organization will create special features, reports Marcio Alaor official of Banco BMG, with the production of Bollywood movies and international movies. Also, the nation is one of the world’s leading markets of piracy, thus it is hard to forecast accurate sales numbers for this market.

Netflix, whose unique film productions like Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones and House of Cards, are gaining traction in consumer preference has shown, as indicated by Marcio Alaor, will make huge investments in 2016, which are expected to amount to 5 billion dollars. Recently, the company released its first feature film, Beasts of No Nation, which is based on a novel that depicts a civil war.

A deal that includes Ericsson together with Volvo has indicated a willingness by companies in various other sectors to stream videos. These companies, as the executive of Banco BMG indicates, are creating a system so that you can watch Netflix programs in any location, even without internet connection.

It is expected that from the years 2016 to 2020 the number of Netflix subscribers will increase at a rate of about 24% per annual year, says Marcio Alaor, which would increase the companies subscriber base to 150 million, adds the Banco BMG executive. At this rate of growth, the companies annual revenue would amount to 20 billion dollars. 2016 should be a very profitable year for Netflix with its continued growth worldwide.

Marcio Alaor is an executive director at Brazil based Banco BMG. Marcio Alaor is a native of Santo Antonio do Monte and never loses contact with the city. He is a well respected businessman and influential director at the mining bank Banco BMG.

Sergio Cortes’s Career As MJ Impersonator

Three decades ago, Sergio Cortes was passionate about dramas and music clubs in high school. He was trying hard to participate in every opportunity he could get. In college, he was a Michael Jackson’s fan. His passion for music and dance kept him active, alert and able to take a giant leap after studies. Did he feel awesome with what he did? Certainly yes because he went on to become one of the most popular impersonators ever – the impersonator of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop world.

Sergio Cortes is known as Michael Jackson’s dub in the entertainment industry around the world. And according to his employer, he is the most in demand impersonator ever as well. Mimicking Michael Jackson’s dance moves was a hobby that grew into a full-time career for Sergio Cortes. His talent in music is growing in popularity like never before. In the past decade, his salary has doubled and he has been busy with his concerts and performances worldwide.

As a Michael Jackson’s impersonator, Sergio Cortes participates in a wide range of shows for a living – almost all his shows have become a hit and are available on some of his social media network profiles. His mother realized when Sergio decided to happily participate during high school years that his passion was kind of very well suited for him due to his appearance. Of course, as his passion grew, it’s not just his looks that paid off, but his personality traits that closely resembled that of Michael Jackson as well.

Sergio Cortes’s talents have appeal. After all, millions of people still like Michael Jackson for what he was and what he became. In fact, Sergio’s performances are a tribute to Michael Jackson. Most impersonators out there only fantasize about becoming popular like this, but for those who really attempt, there is a big benefit to earn. Sergio Cortes is a real inspiration for other impersonators to follow. His busy life and activities are the motivation for them to see the potential in this career. Sergio Cortes continues to do what he has been doing since thirty years. He keeps in touch with his fans on social media like Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis. Producers and directors of all sorts, from the highest paying employers to non-profit organizations, are asking for his time. In essence, Sergio Cortes has a great future ahead of him.

You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Looking Ahead At New York City’s Real Estate Market

A recent New York City real estate market account predicted new condo expansion will set closings in motion and new rental buildings will keep hitting the market in Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2016.

The story also pointed out there will be a changing overall economic condition, from interest rate leaps to stock market shakiness, that will impact the real estate market.

The highest importance in predictions take in interest rates which are expected to rise little by little with a parallel slowing down in prices and the two will lessen strong buyer confidence.

And while transactions will continue to take place they will be more demanding to put together and to close. The time span purchasers will need to make decisions will take a lengthier time.

The predictions also involve baby boomers, as buyers of main residences, who will relocate to the city and remain a vital part of the buying market. Buyers will concentrate more on primary neighborhoods and vicinities as less important areas will have take a greater effort.

The report found differences between reasonable and unreasonable sellers will expand as unreasonable sellers, trapped in 2015, will let the market pass while motivated sellers will price their homes appropriately.

Prospective buyers will also be attracted to countless new rentals coming to Brooklyn as they consider incentives, such as reduced rents, in their decision whether to rent or buy.

Manhattan’s luxury condo inventory, ($10 million and up) will continue to expand as more buildings turn up for sale while the entry level luxury demand, ($1 million to $3 million) will maintain healthy immersion motivated by low supply and high needs.

An integral part of the New York luxury real estate landscape, TOWN Residential, has offices located in the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods, such as the Upper East and West Sides, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, among others.

What makes TOWN Residential one of a kind is that the firm presents a cozy relaxing meeting place, dubbed TOWN Square, which supports collaboration and connections among colleagues, customers and neighbors.

George Soros Calls Out Donald Trump for His Hateful Rhetoric

Forbes billionaire George Soros, the most successful hedge-fund manager in history has a lot to say about Donald Trump and his fiery anti-Muslim rhetoric. Mr. Soros the founder of the Soros Fund Management LLC recently wrote an op-ed in The Guardian with the title “the terrorists and demagogues want us to be scared. We mustn’t give in.”Mr. George Soros expresses his belief that the groups involved in extremist Jihad like, Al Qaeda and ISIS are relishing in the fact that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are creating a strong sense of anti-Muslim sentiment. The theory is that by alienating Muslims and treating them in an unjust way the Muslims in the world have no option but joined the Jihad and get involved with terrorism.

George Soros wrote “Through horrific attacks and macabre videos, the publicists of Isis magnify this fear, leading otherwise sensible people in hitherto open societies to abandon their reason.” Mr. Soros also called it an “egregious mistake to do what the terrorists want us to do. That is why, as 2016 gets underway, we must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.”

George Soros held nothing back when calling on voters to “resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz” in a piece that was covered by Politico
Mr. Soros assertion that this kind of hateful rhetoric only serves to strengthen groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS.So why do the work for them? By isolating the Muslim community we only serve ISIS by helping provide a tool for recruitment.

Mr. George Soros has long been a supporter of liberals in the Democratic Party and has donated substantially to their cause and political careers. It is no wonder why George Soros is opposed to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant message. Mr. Soros has always tried to help people and has spent considerable amounts of money building schools and shelters for the Roma as one example. He first began his pathway in philanthropy in 1979 when he sponsored scholarships that helped black students in Cape Town University. This was during apartheid and the South African students were in dire need of assistance provided by Mr. Soros. The Open Society Foundations was created by Mr. Soros to help promote democracy and personal rights in over 110 countries. Open society foundations allocated 837 million dollars in 2011 alone will follow its many endeavors. Promoting freedom in Russia, Hungary and around the globe has made Open Society Foundations a major advocate for democracy.

Over the years Mr. Soros was written 14 bestsellers. As a best-selling author George Soros has tackled subjects like philanthropy, the financial markets in politics. He recently wrote a six point comprehensive plan to help the European Union deal with the Middle Eastern migration crisis of 2016. He called for the building of processing centers in Turkey and other front-line countries to help with the asylum-seekers from war-torn Syria. His plan also calls for global standards to be implemented to ensure the humane treatment of the refugees. Mr. Soros recognizes that these people need to be fully integrated into the society or they will run the risk of radicalize.