ABC’s Hit Soap Opera One Life To Live

Soap Operas began gaining popularity as early as the 1950’s in America and usually ran for an extensive period of time. With plot twists, turns, multiple character introductions and deaths, soap operas created a new nail-biting genre of daytime television. ABC first aired One Life To Live in July 1968 and the show ran for over 43 years on the network. The show finished in January 2012 but was continued on Hulu and iTunes as a web series. Originally episodes where only 30 minutes long but as the show gained in popularity the episodes spanned to a full hour for each.

One Life To Live went on to win multiple Day Time Emmy Awards and was praised for being the first soap opera in history to feature an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse cast. The show centered around the wealthy Lord Family, primarily around Victoria Lord. Over the course of the show Victoria goes through hard hitting scenarios like rape, divorce, love, loss and breast cancer. The show got the nations attention by continuously airing episodes dealing with current social issues as the years went by.

Characters came and went in the show and in 2009 Stacy, played by Crystal Hunt, was introduced while Gigi and Rex where in Las Vegas. Gigi’s sister Stacy had been stripping in Vegas and decided to follow them home to pursue her obsession with Rex. Upon learning Rex’s son had leukemia Stacy lied about being a donor match to blackmail Gigi into ending it with Rex. Before Stacy’s lies came to light she and Rex had a one night stand that resulted in a pregnancy, but ended in a miscarriage.

Determined to have Rex for herself Stacy tricks Oliver Fisher into impregnating her to pass the child off as Rex’s. Eventually Rex’s insane father kidnaps Stacy to raise his grandson but tosses her in the snow once he finds out the truth. Gigi finds Stacy in the woods and brings her to Victoria’s cabin where she gives birth to a baby girl. Stacy dies shortly after jumping into a frozen lake to save her daughter and sister whom had fallen in while Gigi was trying to take the newborn to a hospital for medical attention.

American actress Crystal Hunt begun her career early as a beauty pageant contestant which lead to commercial work. She stared in an Anti-Drug commercial with boy band N’Sync as well was a commercial for The Walt Disney Company. On Instagram Hunt is also well known for her work on Guiding Light prior to playing Stacy Morasco. Hunt has begun working behind the camera and produced her first feature film Talbot County earlier this year, the trailer for which is on her Vimeo.

Kyle Bass: Hero or Villain

Kyle Bass, founder and managing partner of Hayman Capital Managment, is making headlines once again with new predictions on the future of Chinese banks. If his predictions are correct it could speak trouble for Asian banks. Currently, Chinese assets are over 31 trillion dollars, that’s three times the GDP of China. When a country’s banks grow too large for the country’s GDP it could lead to it’s downfall, according to Bass. If he is correct, China will certainly lose it’s equity, but thanks to Chinese government involvement, the banks won’t fail. However, it will end double digit credit growth for China and could bring bring trouble to Asian banks who lend to China.

So the question is, how likely is Bass’s prediction to come true? Bass reached the pinnacle of fame in the finance industry when he correctly predicted the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008. With this success he was instantly the new whiz kid, the superstar of the day. But many are questioning his “genius” as he seems more concerned about his media appearances than the success of the hedge funds he is managing (it’s estimated he has lost 30% of the value at a time when the best performing hedge fund managers have increased their value by that much)!

Finance is not the only reason Kyle Bass has been in the headlines. He has been embroiled in a number of questionable, even unethical circumstances. Bass has aligned himself with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who has defaulted on the country’s sovereign debt twice! Most economists view President de Kirchner as an economic illiterate leader while Bass continues to defend her while her policies are sending her constituents into poverty.

As an investor in General Motors, bass seems only concerned with his bottom line instead of the lives of consumers. GM was aware of faulty airbags in their vehicles. Bass’s defense? It’s not GM’s fault, the drivers must have been drunk or not wearing their seat belts. Yes, victim blaming to save his investment.

I wish it stopped there, but there’s more. Bass, along with Erich Spangenberg, attacked the pharmaceutical industry. Bass and Spangenberg would short sell stocks, challenge their patents with their organization, Coalition for Affordable Drugs. This caused stocks to go down and prescription costs to go up at the expense of the consumer to see his bottom line go up.

Is Kyle Bass a hero of the financial world or a villian?


Born into an American Jewish family in Washington DC, Bruce Levenson is former NBA owner, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is a billionaire in his right having owned Atlanta Hawks LLC, which controls and owns Atlanta Hawks, a basketball team playing in the NBA league, one of the largest sports events in the world. He was the governor at Hawks and represented them on the board of governors at NBA. Bruce was born in 1949 and is married to Karen Levenson and has three sons. He attended Washington University and later graduated from the American University with a degree in law. He started his career in journalism at a company known at the Washington Star where he served the position as a reporter on a newsletter with issues regarding energy for Observer Publishing. Bruce in conjunction with Ed Peskowitz founded United Communications Group, in a store room just above his father’s liquor store way back in 1977. He is on the company’s executive team as an advisor and also on the board of directors. When he started UCG, he was focused on the oil sector but currently, the private equity company has interests in telecommunications, banking, mortgage and technology among many other fields. The company has also been partly in the oil industry as they have started a mobile application that helps drivers in America to find places that sell gas at low prices. Bruce has helped UCG to become a top notch company that is involved in information delivery that are on fast changing energy prices and news on guidance and counseling. The company is whose headquarters are in Washington DC has employed over 1000 highly professionals serving a customer base of about 46 million people with offices in Europe, North America, and Asia. The company has received world recognition and won over 125 awards in journalism. Also, Bruce’s company has been recognized as one of the best workplaces in the Washington District. With UCG, he founded Tech Target, an IT company in the media industry in 1999. He is the director of the company that is publicly traded. Mr. Bruce served on the board of Specialized Information Industry and the board of community foundation of Washington DC. He is also an advisor at BIA digital partners. Together with Ed, they were both honored and were in the software and information industry association’s Hall of Fame. On philanthropy, Bruce together with his family especially his wife at the University of Maryland started the school of philanthropy and non-profit management. He has contributed to the SEED Foundation. Being a Jew of American roots, he has been contributing to the Jewish Federation. He is also a donor to the US Holocaust Museum, which has lessons for the student who want to be tour guides at the Museum. The 66-year-old is a lover of adventure and is reported to have gone camping at the Antarctica with his better half. The man with houses in Atlanta, Maryland, and Potomac loves golf as a sport and also basketball.

FreedomPop’s Brilliant New Wi-Fi Smartphone

The whole concept FreedomPop is based on is the notion people need budget mobile phones. Not everyone has the funds to pay huge monthly fees for phone, text, and internet service. FreedomPop now has a solution for those who are looking for a far less expensive alternative to more commonly available cellular service. The arrival of FreedomPop’s Wi-Fi first smartphone delivers amazing technology, reliable service, and affordable costs.

The smartphone is slated to debut in 2016.

Cnet has published and interesting article that goes into great depth about the Wi-Fi first smartphone. The article goes into great depth about the price of the phone, details on the processor, how it will be manufactured, and what it will cost.

The question many Itunes consumers are sure to have is “Why purchase a Wi-Fi smartphone?” For those who might have a very limited budget and need to use their phone frequently, a Wi-Fi phone utilizes the very inexpensive concept of VoIP (Voice over IP) calling. To access VoIP service, all the user has to do is connect to a Wi-Fi signal at a hotspot. Connecting to a cellular service becomes unnecessary. As a result, there is no draining of data or minutes from a cellular plan.

Staying in the “Wi-Fi loop” should not be too difficult. There are scores of FreedomPop Wi-Fi hotspots all across the United States. This delivers unlimited talk, text, and data. Again, those with a limited budget or those who just want a second phone will find this deal an excellent one.

The Los Angeles-based FreedomPop is growing its presence all across the globe. The eventual release of this Wi-Fi smartphone should further establish the company’s place as a hot, up-and-coming budget phone service.

CipherCloud Has Always Been Trying To Do Things Right

CipherCloud is a very smart company that many people have come to trust to keep them safe. The company knows how best to do things to keep people safe when they are on the internet, and it is a company that has been doing many good things since it first came out. People see it for all that it is doing, and many people have begun to back it. They love that it cares so much about keeping everyone safe while they are online, and they love that it is a company that is working hard to improve the things that it is doing all of the time.

CipherCloud was founded in 2010, and since then many people have begun to use it and trust it for the service that it is giving them. They are happy with how secure they feel when they are protected by it, and they know that CipherCloud is going to continue to be there for them as time goes on. The company has many smart and ambitious people working for it, and the CEO has even received awards for the good work that he has done for the company. Whenever any kind of company is wanting to succeed, it is going to have to know that the people who are backing it are standing behind it and doing all that they can to make it better, and that is one of the reasons that CipherCloud has been able to do so well.
Whenever anyone needs a company to be there for them to help them to be as secure as possible when they are going on the internet, they are going to want to look to CipherCloud for the kind of service that it offers. It is a company that has always been determined to do things right, and that is a great thing to see.

Caring For Your Dog With Beneful By Purina Take Time Out Of Your Busy Life To Love Your Dog

My days are so busy lately. I work a normal nine to five job, which I enjoy. I love my job because I get to interact with such nice people on a daily basis. My coworkers are by best friends. I could basically roll a sleeping bag out in my office space and live there. I don’t think my manager on would even turn his head at this because he just trusts me. I do my job, and I do my job well. I have a super busy life. I’m planning our wedding and our honey moon. Then, we have a baby on the way, so it’s just going to keep getting busier as time goes on. I’m okay with this because I’m used to it, but still, I know I have to make time for those I love. I love my dog, so I make it a point to take time out of my busy schedule to spend time with him.

We go on walks every morning. Sometimes I’m running late, but we still go on walks. I don’t care what time the clock says. He is more important than the stares I get when I walk in fifteen minutes past seven. My dog is probably, safely my best friend (apart from my wife, of course). When it snows outside, guess what? We put on our snow boots. The dog wears his wool jacket. He doesn’t seem to mind. He doesn’t mind the rain either. I have a doggy rain coat for him, but he seems like he doesn’t like it. I never use an umbrella for myself, but when we go walking in the rain I bring an umbrella for him. That’s just a few examples of how much I care about the furry dude.

I care about his diet also. I get him food he likes to eat. The bag says it is nutritious, so I believe them. The dog food company is called Purina. We get the type called Beneful on walmart. He chows down every morning and every evening on the stuff. I guess you could call him a chow hound. He probably gets it from me. We sit at the table, my wife and I, watching him go to town on those Beneful bites. After all, he is far more interesting than everything on television these days. I used to watch old Lassie re-runs, but they don’t seem to come on anymore. My dog reminds me of Lassie, except Lassie never had an appetite like he does. My dog would eat the whole bag of Beneful dog food. If you accidentally leave it out or unattended, forget it. That bag would be gone. That’s why we bought one of those plastic containers that shuts tight, so he can try to get into it, but that thing is sealed tight. My dog is quite a character. He could have his own comic. He is hillarious. 

Brad Reifler Stands Tall with Forefront Income Trust

Brad Reifler has been in the trading world since 1982 when Wikipedia shows he first started up Reifler Trading Co. Since then he has been an active member of several different corporations, ultimately ending up as the CEO of Forefront Management Group back in 2009. As the CEO of Forefront Management he has helped to turn the company into a global force in the financial world of trading. Now Reifler is turning his attention to a new cause: Forefront Income Trust.

For the longest time Reifler and his trading companies have focused primarily on the accredited investors due, primarily, to the fact that they are able to make riskier and higher earning investments. Accredited investors are labeled by the SEC if they meet one of the following qualifications: an accredited investor must have a net worth of at least $1 million, excluding any real estate that is listed as a primary residence. An accredited investor is also someone who makes $200,000 per year or $300,000 per year with a spouse. These numbers are occasionally redefined by the SEC but they don’t tend to get much more lenient.

Brad Reifler knows what it is like to struggle as an investor. Years ago he began investing in public college savings plans. He had put money into 529 different plans that were open to the public. By the time his kids were ready to attend college he had seen his investment drop by 40%, worth less than what he had even put into it. Reifler cites this experience as one of the reasons he decided to start Forefront Income Trust. The other reason was that his father in law failed to properly invest his life savings due to failing to reach the accredited threshold. Reifler had been entrusted with moving his money around and ultimately he had found more walls than open doors.

Forefront Income Trust’s primary goal is to be a safe place for investors to start growing their portfolio. Reifler told reporters that Forefront Income will offer an excellent ‘preferred 8 percent return’ which is pretty rare in the financial world. Investors can get a piece of Forefront Income as long as they can meet the modest threshold of $2,500 as an entry fee. Clients who decide to take advantage of the new company will have the option to withdraw or add money every single quarter. To further mitigate risks in investments, Forefront Income is not correlated with the stock market. This gives investors room for higher growth with lessened risk, ultimately helping the newer traders actually establish themselves. Reifler also points out that Forefront Income Trust will also focus on diversification to help spread risk around in order to help clients. A tidbit that he talks about himself, for anybody getting started with investing.

The Life And Career Of Lime Crime And Doe Deere

Have you ever noticed that make up is basically the same. The cosmetic companies just try to out do each other. But there is one individual who is not in that race on Her name is Doe Deere, and she wants to stand apart.

The company Lime Crime, a vegan friendly cosmetic company, came to life in 2008, and has been very successful from the moment of inception. This make up consist of loose pigments, rainbow colored liquid liners, pastel nail polish, glittery lip gloss and lipsticks to die for. In 2009 the company saw a lot of growth and revenue, and not surprisingly has continue to make strides.

Doe Deere was not surprised by her success. She states that since she was a child she had a love for makeup. Her path was an interesting one. She first attended FIT(Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, to study fashion design. But another bug hit her, and she dropped out to start her own clothing line, which she named Lime Crime. Hence the name. But this was not to be her last stop, just her transition. While designing her own clothes, she yearned to do something with make up, and this was how it all started.

One thing she wanted was that her make up must be cruelty-free. She claims she fantasies a lot and this has helped her come up with the different names for her make up. She figures this way it would keep the customer interested. Deere says why she uses the color purple is because when she looks at it, it’s always changing, and that depicts her.

When she started her company, she wanted someone who saw her vision, and wanted to work with her only because she wanted to develop her products herself, just not handing it over to another company, then stamping her approval. There were nasty things said about her in the beginning, but she chose to rise above it. She used the negative criticisms and drew strength from it. She takes her customers very seriously, she really listen to what they have to say, because without them there won’t be any Lime Crime. Also having respect for her vendors and employees, has helped tremendously.

Doe Deere found her niche, and she wants everyone to know, that if you are passionate about something and you really think it would work. Trust your gut-use your gut to guide you. Deere would say. If you never try; you will never know what you can do. Her only regret is that she wished she had started on this journey earlier.

The Successful Career of Dan Newlin as a Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury lawyer offers legal representation to anyone who has suffered injury caused by a company, another person and negligence by a medical practitioner or an agency. An individual can suffer psychological or physical damages owing to injury and accidents. Such people are called personal injury victims and are entitled to a financial compensation for the damages caused.

To become a personal injury attorney one requires to train from a recognized law school. Once you complete law school, you undertake three main exams. These bar examinations are the Multi state Bar Examination, the Multi state Essay Examination and the Multi state Professional Responsibility Exam. After being admitted to the bar, attorneys are required keep abreast with the emerging legal and non-legal developments in their areas of specialization. From time to time, they take Continuing Legal Education courses with the view to remaining relevant with the legal practice and serve the public better.

When handling clients, a personal injury attorney is supposed to have high ethical and moral standards. Aside from being well learned, they should exercise client confidentiality and protect their client’s images through accurate representation of facts. According to the code of conduct, lawyers should show competence and evaluate all legal matters. In addition, they are expected to give sound advice to their clients without the view of exploiting them.
Dan Newlin is an attorney who started his career as a fire fighter and law enforcement officer for the New Chicago, Indiana Police and Fire Department. He moved on to serve in the Orange County Sheriff’s office for a period of ten years. In 1997, he joined the Florida State College of Law where he undertook a degree in law. He is licensed to practice law in Chicago and Illinois. While working in the enforcement department, Newlin recorded success in different undertakings and was recognized for his efforts to enhance public safety.

To make it easier for clients to contact him, Dan teamed with telecommunications companies like T- Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon to personalize his office contact number. He chose the hash tag #Dan as his law firm’s number. The number is accessible to residents of Central Florida, South Florida and the Greater Chicago area. His team focuses on auto accidents, personal injuries, motor cycle accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, truck accidents and all injury cases. His law firm gives free consultation to all clients.

Dan interviews clients, evaluates their cases and does research on such cases. He provides advisory services to his clients on the various measures that should be taken before filing a complaint, drafting the required documents and then presenting such petitions to the court. In some cases, he prefers out of the court settlements, which are faster and convenient to both parties in a case.

Learn About Computer Sciences Corporation

There are a lot of things to know about Computer Sciences Corporation. To learn more about the company, continue to read on.

What Does The Company Do
Computer Sciences Corporation, or CSC, is a global company that offers people IT services, as well as solutions. The goal of CSC is to help clients get excellent returns on their investment via the best solutions, as well as through domain expertise.

Solutions CSC Provides
The company provides a wide range of IT solutions, and this includes application services, cloud solutions/services, infrastructure services, cyber security and more. CSC serves various solutions to various industries, which include, but not limited to, chemical, automotive, banking, consumer, financial and retail to name just a few.

More Information About The Company
As people are now aware of, CSC provides quality IT solutions and services, but they have the experience to back their work up. The company has been in business for more than 50 years, and they have a rich history. The company has been around for such a long time because of the expertise they have and the quality of the services they offer. CSC also has a highly skilled management team that has years of both domestic and international IT experience.

Who Is Eric Pulier
CSC is a popular company that provides IT solutions and services, but not tech or IT article would be complete without mentioning Eric Pulier, who is not employed or affiliated with CSC. The reason why he needs to be mentioned is because he is well-known in the tech industry and has founded companies such as People Doing Things and Desktone. Pulier is a highly skilled entrepreneur and a philanthropist who is a donor to a number of non-profit organizations.

CSC is a great company people should consider doing business with, and if someone has the chance to do business with Pulier, they should do that too.