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Lovaganza and Immersion

The entertainment industry has always been about immersion. This is one of the reasons that movie screens were big. At first, movie screens were merely big squares. Then television was invented. Then the industry on Instagram decided to change the shape of the screen in order to immerse the viewer more. This has resulted in a wide variety of film formats that have been created for different films. Eventually, the film formats have all vanished except for a couple of them. Fortunately, there is a new industry that is bringing forth some more film formats so that people can be more immersed in the action.

This industry is Lovaganza. Lovaganza not only produces films, but it also runs festivals that not only celebrates, but brings more attention to different cultures. People get to learn about different cultures in a deeper way than ever before. Lovaganza is filled with plenty of activities and productions for each of their festivals. The producers of the film are more interested in the art of the production. As a result, people are going to see more unique productions than what they could get with the mainstream film industry. The new formats that Lovaganza presents are actually reminiscent of all of the older formats that have come and gone.

There are also new formats that are more immersive than ever. This format is called Immerscope on With this format, people are presented with productions that are placed on a screen that wraps around the whole room. As a result, people could look anywhere and still see an image. This is good for films that showcase a lot of dancing and epic scenery. To top it off, the images are prepared in a way that is high quality.

Lovaganza is all about the love of the culture. When people experience some of the best films for their culture, they are more likely to enjoy and appreciate different aspects of cultures that they didn’t know about. It is also done in an authentic manner which gives no hint of pandering. People will not only be entertained, but also educated with the films and events of Lovaganza.

Strategies and Predictions of Kyle Bass

Previously, when it came to listing out patent trolls, Erich Spangenberg’s name was on top of the list. However, it seems that Kyle Bass has ousted him from the top position after two of his IPR petitions were denied recently. The Texas based founder of Hayman Capital has repeatedly tried to make his short strategy work but almost everyone in the industry agrees that he isn’t blessed with knowledge of Spangenberg, who himself isn’t that good to begin with.

Let’s take a look at some strategies and predictions of Kyle Bass –

Short Sale Strategy

CFAD or Coalition for Affordable Drugs might seem quite benign or even do-gooder when the name is concerned but it isn’t any of those things. CFAD was founded by Kyle Bass to facilitate his short sale strategy. What Kyle Bass does is challenge patents of pharmaceutical companies and then successfully spooks the markets. He short sells the stocks of these companies and when, because of his challenge, the market goes down for those stocks, he makes a couple of few cool and easy millions in the process.

The strategy has been so transparent that PTAB and certain pharmaceutical companies he has challenged have decided to take action against Bass.

Hedge Fund Debacle

The hedge funds of Kyle Bass aren’t doing as good as he would have everyone believe which adds some semblance of sense to his illogical hijinks with the pharma companies. In 2014 alone, Kyle Bass has lost around 30% in his managed funds. Given that he was previously a guru when it came to hedge fund, this must have come as quite a blow, leading to his short sale strategy.

Japan Economy

The reason why Kyle Bass won’t leave Japan alone is because at the start of his career as an “investment expert”, he correctly predicted the 2008 crisis of subprime mortgage and made a lot of money from it. After that, there have been zero predictions made by him that have turned out to be true. Most hilarious amongst all those predictions has been the one regarding the collapse of the Japanese economy which has made Kyle Bass something of a meme on the internet. Sometime in 2010, Kyle Bass took out a Yen mortgage and his so called predictions were a way of getting his house for free, if the economy managed to collapse. He has been sticking to his prediction even now and the economy is where it was – unstable but soldiering on.

In fact, when he first made the prediction, the yen rate to dollar was around 92 but after his repeated predictions, it has become 80. Basically, his mortgage has become that much more expensive.

It could be that traders all over the world have decided to do the exact opposite of everything Bass says, which wouldn’t be a bad strategy in itself.

James Dondero Shows History of Excellence With Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital Management is an investment management firm focusing on credit solutions and strategies. The specializations of Highland Capital include hedge funds, distressed and special situations private equity, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and more. With more than $18 billion of assets under management reported in 2014, Highland Capital is a world-class investment management firm. Based out of Dallas, Texas, Highland Capital also operates from offices in New York City, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Singapore.

Leading the Industry Through Focused Experience

Jim Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. Before Highland was founded in 1993, Dondero spent more than 30 years working in the credit and equity market. A graduate of the Univerity of Virginia with majors in accounting and finance, he began as an analyst in 1984 through the Morgan Guaranty training program. From 1985-1989, Dondero was first Corporate Bond Analyst and then Portfolio Manager at American Express overseeing approximately $1 billion in assets under management. Later, at the Protective Life GIC subsidiary, Dondero’s efforts helped assets under management reach more than $2 billion. Throughout this time, Dondero was able to identify and champion powerful vehicles for high yield and distressed investing and channel his talents to Highland Capital.

Having a Presence and Impact

Holding both the Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations, Dondero serves on the Board of Directors for American Banknote and MGM studios. He is also Chairman of CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare, and Nexbank. Active in charitable and non-profit organizations, Dondero has given support to efforts in public policy, veteran’s affairs and education. Taken separately and together, Dondero’s dedication to leadership, excellence, and innovative methods have contributed to a history of meaningful action and thriving projects.

Today, Highland Capital continues to trumpet its success throughout its wide variety of services, experienced leadership and astounding track record that include emerging markets, natural resources, and alternative investments. Highland Capital’s client base consists of public pension plans, corporations, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, persons of high net-worth, and governments. Together with its affiliates, Highland Capital is one of the largest and most experienced providers of alternative credit management in the world.

South Carolina Church Continues to Heal

According to Healthcare Recruitment Counslers,  Dylann Roof may have thought that he was starting a race war when he killed nine people during a prayer service at a South Carolina Church last week. Instead he found that the world is immune to the hate that he attempted to infect into the people living in it. What ever caused the world he lived into to collapse the survivors of his bloodshed have pledge to stay within their faith and continue to heal not only the ugly wound that Roof inflicted but the world that provided the environment for him to learn and nurture his hate skills. Healing From Mass Killings Goes Beyond Shooter

For those affected by the shooting and for those that care about the world we live in now, healing begins not from Roof’s actions but the architects of the world that nurtured him. The violence on television, the parenting, the quality of the education he received, the quality of the food that he ate, all played a role in how the man who killed nine people who were simply in prayer came to be. The question is not whether there are more Dylann Roofs but the question is whether people who want a better world can help remove the triggers from the environments and help people to heal before they even realize that need healing.

Life goes on is a cliche’ but in this case life can not go on as usual.

McDonald’s Has Hired Obama’s Former Press Secretary to Help Combat Dismal Sales

McDonald’s sales have been plummeting for some time now, and the most recent sales report reinforces that trend. McDonald’s has been trying to reverse that trend in a series of moves that have proved mostly futile, including rebranding the Hamburgler and toasting the buns longer to make them “hotter” and “tastier”. It seems as if these changes aren’t what customers are looking for, and in fact consumers may be so turned off by the brand that they may not really be able to do anything at all.

That doesn’t mean that McDonald’s is ready to give up and throw in the towel just yet as Ricardo Tosto has noted. Now they have hired Obama’s former press secretary Robert Gibbs as their new global communications officer. Just what he can do to help increase sales is yet to be seen. At the rate that the company’s sales are plummeting, it seems like only a miracle worker could turn them around.

The general public just doesn’t seem to want what McDonald’s is selling. At least, not at the rate that they used to. During the height of their popularity, McDonald’s was a go to place for birthday’s and was what every kid wanted to eat after school and for dinner. But that was before mom’s started to be more concerned about the healthiness of the food their kids were eating and before birthday parties became elaborate affairs with petting zoos and bouncy castles.

Bernie Sanders Cuts Clinton’s Big Wisconsin Lead to Just 8 Points

It may be too early to tell if the Democrat presidential primary has become a legitimate contest, but the results of the Wisconsin Straw Poll are not good news for the Clinton camp. While Hillary Clinton won the poll outright, she came up short of a majority of voters taking in just 49 percent of ballots cast. By contrast, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders became the talk of the town after he came in surprisingly strong at 41 percent, just a mere 8 points behind the presumptive nominee.

For the self-described Socialist Democrat, it was nothing short of good news. He has been working hard to reach out to voters in the Badger state. Well, in all honesty, he hasn’t had to work that hard to reach out to voters as they come to his events numbering in the hundreds. In an official press statement, the aged senator was clearly enthusiastic over the news of his strong second-place finish. Christian Broda knows that it is the first time this election season that he has come within striking distance of overtaking Clinton.

Second Tier candidates can see their political fortunes change overnight by having a single strong showing. Back in 2012, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum stunned pundits by winning the Iowa Caucus. Overnight, he went from a second tier candidate to a serious challenger to Mitt Romney. Before the race was over, Santorum had notched impressive showings in primary races and secured hundreds of delegates. Time will tell if something similar happens to the Sanders campaign.

Ivy League Faculty Members Usually Support Democratic Candidates

Ninety-Six Percent Of The Harvard Faculty Supported Democrats In The 2012 Election

The Ivy League universities have always been a haven for free-thinkers and political left-wingers. Most universities around the country have a very liberal “feel” to them. Almost two-thirds of university professors are liberal thinkers. Conservative thinkers on university campuses are in the minority. Christian Broda has learned that one study reported that only a tenth of college professors had conservative views.

The Harvard Crimson did an on-campus study and found 96 percent of the faculty gave donations to Democratic candidates in 2012. The imbalance may be a surprise to some people since over 40 percent of the population usually votes Republican. Some professors say the disparity is nothing new. Ivy League schools have always attracted liberal professors.

Students at Harvard and other universities that favor Democrats still get an excellent education. Liberal professors tend to not impose their political views on students. Republican professors are not as open-minded and less stimulating, according to some student reports. That teaching style doesn’t challenge students to think beyond the norm.

Even though, Harvard and other Ivy League schools may be Democratic institutions that doesn’t stop Republican parents from sending their children to these universities to be educated. In fact, most well-heeled Republican parents push their children toward liberal schools.

Gallup Poll Finds Uninsured Rate is Lowest Yet

Although there has been a lot of debate in the news between political parties over the usefulness and political implications of Obamacare, statistics reveal that almost nine out of every ten adults in the US now carry health insurance. In 2013 just a bit more than eight out of every ten adults were found to carry health insurance.

Christian Broda ( knows that the future of Obamacare is still undecided and will likely be tied to the final decision made by the Supreme Court and what Republican leaders will do in states that have vocally announced they are against the expansion of Medicaid.

The statistics recorded by Gallup-Healthways survey however are encouraging for those in the health industry that want to see people carry insurance so that they can access better health care. The survey discovered that only 11.9% of adults in the US did not carry health insurance at the start of 2013 which is the lowest level since the survey was started in 2008.

Gallup found that about 3.6 million adults picked up health insurance before the all sign up period was over. Dan Witters, the research director for the Gallup poll, stated that cleared coverage across the US is increasing. Since the start of 2013 the Gallup survey found that over 14.75 million adults picked up health insurance many of which carried it for the first time.

Univision Host Fired Over Racist Michelle Obama Comment

Amid a Univision program,”El Gordo y la Flaca” the presenter Rodner Figueroa made ​​some questionable statements against the first lady, Michelle Obama, which ended in his dismissal from the channel.

Figueroa, commenting on Mrs. Obama’s makeup, referred to her as appearing to look like the movie “Planet of the Apes.”

Univision sent out a statement.

“Yesterday, during the entertainment program El Gordo y la Flaca, Rodner Figueroa commented on First Lady Michelle Obama were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect the values ​​or opinions of Univision. As a result, Mr. Figueroa was fired immediately “said the statement from the chain.

“I feel embarrassed, I apologize (…) I take responsibility for this lack of judgment on my part, but I can not accept being called a racist by anyone,” replied Figueroa in an open letter.

Sergio Cortes has heard that since Wednesday night, his biography and photograph has disappeared from the pages of the programs in which it participated.

The dismissal of Figueroa recalls other instances of TV presenters who have gotten in trouble for comments deemed racist.

Recently, Giuliana Rancic, of Fashion Police (E!), offended singer and actress Zendaya by making a disparging comment about her dreadlocks hairstyle.

Enjoy a One of a Kind Wine from Antique Wine Company

If you love fine wine, then there is no doubt that you are in the right place. This article is going to look into details at one of the leading companies in the wine industry, the antique wine company. This company is based in London and specializes in rare wines. The headquarters is in Marylebone, Central London. Stephen Williams founded the antique wine company in 1982. Before going to wine selling, Stephen was in the sales and marketing department selling life insurance for a commission. It was after there was no call from clients in this market that he decided to venture into wine selling. The oldest of three children worked hard ever since to come up with what is now the leader when it comes to wines.
Antique wine company provides its services to 70 countries with a client base of over 20,000. This company has taken part in a number of events. One such event is the three centuries of Chateau-Rothschild that took place in the year 2007 at Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat. They have also supplied 70 year antique old wines on the 70th birthday of former president of the U.S George Bush. It also provides its clients with a broad range of services including rare wines, cellar planning, and private wine master classes.
The antique wine company launched an academy in 2011 which offers wine courses, purpose-built space, master classes for fine wine, and private events. In the same year, this company had a record for selling the most valuable white wine bottle. AWC is fast growing with two sales offices located in Asia, and it has also been established in the Philippines. This company supplies a broad range of its wine to hotels, private individuals, global wine trade as well as restaurants. The company is recognized internationally, and there is a good number of people who seek the services and stocks of AWC.
The antique wine company supports, advises and manages wine cellars that are in private residences, palaces, chateaux and grand hotels all over the world. AWC has managed to be internationally recognized as a result of the excellent service it offers its clients. It has impressive premises, a brand image that it very high and healthy customer relationship. These are needed to build a sound customer base. Not to forget the stock holdings. It also has infrastructure that is operational and allows it to provide its services on a personalized level to its clients.