Drake Is Doing Well With His New Mix Tape

Drake had promised that Spring 2015 would be his, and instead of waiting until spring, he jumped into the new year with a new mix tape. Although the artist has made a mix tape before, this one has proven to be a diamond, and it will be making the artist a pretty penny. Drake is well known for being a rapper that became famous, without having an album out. Drake. The artist had many hits in rotation, and he had no album to speak of. Drake continues to make great music and win awards.

This past Thursday, Drake released his mix tape, which has proven to be very popular. The mix tape was not available on Spotify, until the next day, but it did not stop the progress of the project, even with top level lawyers investigating. There were 500,000 mix tapes sold, not including the streaming of the mix tape. If the projected numbers are correct, then Drake has debuted at number one, since the release of Taylor Swift’s album last year. Since the album went onto Spotify, there were 17.3 million streams in only three days.

The amount of streams of Drake’s mix tape on Spotify, beat out his previous mix tape, which had 15.8 million streams. On Saturday, there were 6.8 million streams of Drake’s mix tape, which is a record for Spotify. Needless to say, Drake is good at what he does, and he may become rich off this mix tape.

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Dr. Rod Rohrich and the push for Plastic Surgery


While Dr. Rod J. Rohrich may not be a house hold name in the United States, he is certainly one of the most important names in the field of plastic surgeon. Dr. Rohrich has been practicing since graduating with his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Afterwards he would go on to the University of Michigan to perform many pediatric plastic surgeries. These early life learning experiences would prime him up for an explosive and important run as one of the most precise plastic surgeons in the world. In short, Dr. Rohrich was getting ready to change the medical world.

Since his rapid ascent up the chain of notable plastic surgeons, Dr. Rod Rohrich has continued to accrue clout from all of those involved in the medical field. While simultaneously pleasing clients, Dr. Rod Rohrich found time to take on the role of Chairman at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rod Rohrich was busy but not too busy to keep abreast of big issues. In fact, with his new position he managed to stay even more plugged into the world that he helped craft than usual. Rohrich would go on to make some significant and important contributions to the field of pediatric surgery. His post as editor in chief of ‘Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery’ served as another outpost that he could use to help people all over the world. With these two positions under his belt, along with decades of work with the knife, Dr. Rod Rohrich was set to become a leading voice in the industry.

To date Dr. Rod Rohrich has sat in on over 100 national and international symposiums as well as delivered over 900 different scientific presentations in regards to plastic surgery. He is either the head or coauthor on over 300 publications to go along with 30 textbooks chapters and 4 complete textbooks. To be blunt, Dr. Rod Rohrich has been busy and his busy is on a whole different level than the rest of the world. Particular areas of note that Dr. Rohrich has played a prat in developing include nasal anatomy, liposuction, breast surgery and facial fracture repair.

If you’ve labored under the impression that plastic surgery is an aesthetic procedure for vain people you need only look at his body of work to see otherwise. Plastic surgery can form the backbone of a rehabilitating process for those that suffer from physical pain as well as emotional trauma.

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Igor Corenelsen’s Basic Tips on Brazillian Banking

Under President Dilma Rousesef’s ruling, Brazil suffered a problematic ecomony at the end of 2014. The only exception was Itau Unibanco (ITUB) and Banco Bradesco,Brazil’s two largest banks. Igor Corenelsen knows the answer to these banks successes is knowing how the market works and how to deal with troubled times. Igor Corenelsen headed the Bainbridge Investment Company in the Bahamas. He retired from his position as a banker. When he isn’t golfing in South Florida, he is a banking consultant, as a hobby. Before he retired in 2010 ,he served in plenty of high positions in the top rung of Brazil’s banking businesses.
Investment Suggestions
Corenelsen suggests investing in a Brazilian bank. Brazil is a leading food producer in the entire world. It’s also the biggest country in South America. Brazil is the 8th largest of the world economies. It was in the country of Brazil where Corenelsen got his reputation for being a successful investor and a top banker. Private sector Brazillian banks, such as Itau Unibanco, only lend money to people with excellent credit. Those who don’t have excellent credit have to go to public sector banks. One of his suggestions is to steer away from damaged companies and invest in damaged stocks that will pay off big in the long run. Corenelsen particularly pointed out Itau because in 7 years the bank has had significant growth since it merged with Unibanco. Corenelsen believes people need to change their view of the stock market and be prepared to make a lot of smaller investments because that will pay off better than looking for the big ones. He also thinks that it’s a bad idea investing in one big stock and expecting a big payoff in a short amount of time. Mr. Corenelson believes that with many small investments a person can increase the chance that they will have fewer losses in the long run.
China Investments
Another country to consider investing in is China. A strong economy in China means raw materials in Brazil have a stronger value.
Igor Cornelsen credits his success to committing himself to playing the markets on a long term basis. Cornelsen, over the years, committed to playing this for many decades in order to make a profit that would pay off substantially in the long run. Igor Cornelsen says he’s in this investment game for life.

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Atlanta or Golden State


This has been a very strange year in the National Basketball Association. I would be willing to bet there is not a single person in the country that correctly projected the correct standings as they sit in both the Western and Eastern Conference at the midpoint of the season. Both The Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Hawks were good teams last year, but no one could have anticipated that they would be sitting at five and seven games about the second spot in their respective conferences, but that is the situation that we find ourselves in with less than half the season to go. It is pretty astonishing when you consider just how good these teams have gotten and just how long the streaks have been going for. They seriously put their foot on the gas pedal and have not let up and don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. If a single team was doing this, there would be hands down the best team in basketball, but this type of dominance from two teams in separate conferences is pretty unprecedented. There is a ton of speculation as to who is the better team and Slow Ventures has stated the Power Rankings are consistently divided each and every week. No one can officially decide who the better team is because they just won’t lose, but it will be a good indicator when they finally meet each other in the regular season on February 6.
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Marc Sparks Entrepreneur and Prime Mover

Marc Sparks is all about Feng Shui when it comes to starting up a new business. He is the owner, founder, and CEO of the entrepreneur company Timber Lake Capital, LP. Making dreams come true and new businesses grow and shrive is his passion. Marc believes not skimping on location can mean the difference between success and failure of a new fledgling company. With 35 years of experience, Marc knows how profit and deficit can run neck and neck, and it takes stamina and passion to get to the correct finish line.

Marc Sparks was featured in PR Newswire on January 22, 2015. He has moved his ground breaking start up company into a new facility that can accommodate three different businesses the right birthing environment to achieve long lasting maturation with “spark speed” to get them going. With 35 years of experience as a sequent entrepreneur, Marc has helped many new companies achieve prosperity. As well as being a successful business owner himself and author of the book, They Can’t Eat You. He has worked for Habitat for Humanity building affordable homes for families in need and heads his own Sparky’s Kids, which donates computers to high risk children through the American Can Academy.

In his new Dallas, Texas location, Marc Sparks is spreading his Feng Shui by his own fertile talents from commencement to consummation, it’s his passion.

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Best Moments of Jonathan Veitch at Occidental College

Jonathan Veitch might be an LA native but his stint at Occidental College has been full of amazing surprises, and he has cherished all of them. The Oxy President started off in 2009 during a turbulent phase in Oxy. Presidents were coming and going, and the stability of the college was in jeopardy. However, since Jonathan Veitch took over, things have been a lot better for both Oxy and its students. Here are some of Jonathan Veitch’s favorite moments as President of Occidental College –

• Eric Schlosser’s Honorary Degree – ‘Fast Food Nation’ was a book that gripped everyone who read it. Schlosser has also come up with other gems like Chew on This and Reefer Madness. Oxy hosted an event in 2011 during which Schlosser was awarded with an honorary degree. He also received a standing ovation from the crowd.

• 125th Anniversary Convocation – The class of 2015’s convocation was already a special affair but it was made even better by the fact that Oxy was celebrating 125 years of excellence that year. Under the leadership of Jonathan Veitch, the college has come a long way but still, this remains one of the best moments for its President.

• Jeanne-Claude and Christo – In 2011, Oxy honored Jeanne Claude and Christo, artists who have wowed the world. Public art has definitely been redefined by the pair, especially the democratic possibilities of it. Even outdoor temporary artworks have never been the same as before since the duo took over. It comes as no surprise that this features in Jonathan Veitch’s best Oxy moment.

• Harry Gray’s Convocation – Harry Gray is the famous chemist from Caltech who kicked off the 126th year at Oxy with an honorary degree. Small molecules’ electronic structure has been studied in detail by him and he has performed revolutionary work in his field. A particularly great part of the day was Gray’s speech, during which he called Oxy the planet’s best college and did wonders to the morale of the 2016 class.

• Berkus Hall – Finally, Oxy’s best and most adored dorm was dedicated to David Berkus and the Berkus family for their donation of $5 million. Not only is David Berkus aware about every little detail regarding the working of the college, his generous gift helped the facility and the students immensely.

The Kemp scholar lecture, solar array dedication, honorary degree of Robert Winter and dedication of McKinnon Center were some other great moments of Jonathan Veitch.

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Mark Ahn Makes Waves In The Life Sciences

Mark Ahn is the principal partner at Pukana Partners, and his company works with other life science companies to provide consultancy where it is needed. However, Dr. Ahn’s work does not end with his work with his own firm. Dr. Ahn is also a professor at Stanford University and Carnegie-Mellon Univeristy. He is an educator who believes in giving his students life experiences that they would not get anywhere else.

When Dr. Ahn works in the field, he works with life science and biotech startups that are working to become solvent. He has done research on what makes these companies tick, and he has completed many studies on how successful companies manage themselves. This research has led to many publications speaking with Dr. Ahn about the work that he has done in the field.

When he is in the classroom, Dr. Ahn is working with his students to give them the kind of information that they will not find in a standard business or science class. Dr. Ahn wants his students to be able to go out and start their own companies, but he also wants them to understand how companies work if his students take jobs with larger firms.

This knowledge moves on to consultancy where Dr. Ahn has worked with some of the biggest biotech companies in the world. He shows them how they can make their products and services more viable, and he does work that other people simply cannot.

Dr. Ahn is a dedicated educator who hopes to educate his students, clients and the public about the matters of the biotech industry. He knows that this industry can be confusing, but he works with everyone he meets to give them a better understanding of the world where he works and the companies that inhabit that world.

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North American Spine Pioneers Brand New Medical Techniques

Back and spine problems are the number one reason why people call out of work. This is very significant, because the majority of people today work a regular 40 hour a week job. If so many people are calling out of work, it proves the back pain epidemic is bad. There at North American Spine, They can assist those who have chronic back pain, or if you’ve been suffering from back pain, only recently. There are many different reasons why people suffer from back pain, and it can be temporary, or it can go on for a long period of time, becoming chronic.

There are different locations in the back where you may have pain, but the lower back is usually the most common place, where patients may suffer from back pain. Sometimes the back pain goes from your lower back, and radiates through your legs, causing even more pain, and making it less likely for you to do daily tasks. If this goes on for a long period of time, the back pain can then become worse, or become crippling. It’s never wise to try and wait out serious back pain, because there is no telling how bad it can really get.

You should see a doctor as soon as possible, in order to get a diagnosis, and determine if you need surgery. If you do need surgery on your back to correct the problems, They here at North American Spine, can do minimally invasive surgery on your back. A surgery that They perform has been featured on the show “Doctors,” and is a highly recommended surgery. The AccuraScope Procedure is a surgery that requires a small incision, in order to get to the root of your back problem, and treat it effectively. There is a 82% success rate with this procedure.

Many patients would recommend this procedure to others, in fact, They have a 96% recommendation rate of this procedure, to others. You can also look forward to saving up to $23,000 in future medication costs, over the course of five years, if you get this procedure done. With all the benefits that you can gain from this procedure, there should be no reason to wait, make your appointment as soon as possible. Back pain will be suffered from most people at one point, or another in their lives, no matter what age they are. The elderly tend to have a higher rate of back problems.

It’s possible that as you get older, your back will become worse, and you will begin to feel the most pain, in your elderly years. No matter what age you are, back pain can be devastating to your lifestyle, and can possibly keep you in bed on a regular basis. Even if you don’t currently work a regular 9-5 job, no one wants to be in bed all day with back pain. It’s time to take your life back, visit North American Spine in Dallas, Texas today, to begin treating your back problems.

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The Reanimator of Musicians Past: John Textor

What do Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur, and Michael Jackson have in common? Lets see, all three were musical performers that are now deceased. The question is, are they really dead? For many years there have been so called ‘Elvis sightings’ everywhere, but he passed in 1977. Although they too have died, Tupak Shakur and Michael Jackson did live performances after death. Is Elvis next?

John Textor may have the answer. He is responsible for bringing both Tupak and Michael back to life –so to speak. Ever hear of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? Well, Mr. Textor played an intricate part in the making of the film. We all age, but Benjamin Button got to a point when he stopped aging, and instead decreased in age. People were in awe. Digital Domain became the first visual effects company to create a digital human actor in a movie. The movie won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects in 2009.

Maybe Frank Sinatra?

Along with director, Michael Bay and legendary quarterback, Dan Marino, he purchased “Digital Domain.” He was the Chairman and CEO of Digital Domain Media Group from 2009- 2012. During his time with Digital, John Textor decided to bring Tupac Shakur back to life as a ‘completely lifelike digital human’ with the Tupac at Coachella performance. Many came away from that experience believing Shakur was still alive.

Whitney Houston?

This was not the beginning for John Texor, though. Texor was a former competitive skateboarder in Flo0rida in his early days. He was so good at it that he eventually became Chairman of “Sim Snowboards,” a popular snowboard brand. After earning an economics degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, he later started his own investment company, “Wyndcrest” in 1997. He would later take the company to the business side of entertainment.

On May 18, 2014, John Textor and his new Florida based company, Pulse Evolution brought the ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson back to life at the Billboards Music Awards. The success of that digital performance brought tears to the eyes of some that knew Michael. Once seeing that reaction, John Textor was quoted as saying, “..we knew we’d done something. Then we started crying.”

Now, when will we be seeing Elvis in digital magic, John Textor? There are so many Elvis fans that would relish such a possibility, especially since they think he is still alive anyway.

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Your Three Best Bets For Investing In Brazil From Igor Cornelsen

I caught this on CNBC yesterday and since I know plenty of people reading this blog dabble in the stock market, I figured this was worth sharing.

When you are planning on investing in Brazil, you need to follow the tips lgor Cornelsen has put out there for every new South American investor. You will be able to make more gains when you invest in South American markets if you have prepared in the right way. These tips are meant to benefit everyone from the advanced investor to the person who is looking to make their first investment in the continent.

Meet The Locals

You need to meet all the locals you can when you are planning on investing in Brazil, says Cornelsen. The locals know the state of the economy, and they are far more connected with the markets and commodities in the country. You must remember that the locals can give you far more information than you can get on your own.

Get Ready For Paperwork

When you are investing in Brazil, Igor Cornelsen feels you need to make sure you are ready to fill out stacks of paperwork. There are regulations that you must follow when you are investing in Brazil, and you might need to work through a couple government agencies before you can trade freely in the country. This paperwork is vital, and you could lose your trading privileges if you do not follow the rules closely.

Know Your Currencies

When you are trading across borders and oceans, you need to know the exchange rates and currency rules for the countries where you are working. These rules show you how much a dollar is worth in Brazil, and you must understand how that currency traded. The exchange rates are constantly changing, and you must make sure that you are happy with the exchange you are getting at the exact moment that you make your trade.

You can follow each of these steps to successfully trade in Brazil.

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