Luxury Done Right: The Antique Wine Company

Every wine connoisseur seems to have his or her own preferences when it comes to taste. What most can agree on, however, is that there is nothing quite as pleasant as settling in with a delightful vintage. No one knows fine and vintage wine like The Antique Wine Company. With holdings of more than 10,000 bottles of some the finest wines on the planet, one could say it holds the crown for providing the highest quality wine to its clients.

Headquartered in London, it’s client base spans more than 70 countries and numbers over 20,000. So why do so many of world’s preeminent connoisseurs choose The Antique Wine Company. With it’s meticulous emphasis on quality, the company has broken sales records with some of the best of its collection. In 2011, it broke the world record for the most expensive bottle of wine sold. It’s 1811 Chateau d’Yquem was sold for £75,000 to a one-time sommelier.

As one of the most respected dealers in fine wine in the world, The Antique Wine Company finds itself being studied by smaller cellars looking to build an identity. Regarded in the industry as top experts, luxury cellars and wealthy private collectors alike solicit advance and management expertise from the company. The reputation it’s built has made it the first place up-and-coming participants in the industry look for insight on trends and general guidance.

A little over 30 years ago, CEO Stephen Williams started from the ground up to build a brand whose name has become synonymous with luxury. His vision and forethought is embedded into the fabric of the business. His passion and dedication spanning decades has catapulted The Antique Wine Company into a beacon of respectability among its peers.

So what does the future hold for Mr. Williams’ brand? Well if recent years are an indication, the future is very bright. With his leadership, The Antique Wine Company has grown by leaps and bounds to firmly cement itself as a leader in rarest and finest vintage wines, with no signs of letting up.

Wrongful Convictions Releases Increased In 2014

Record Number Of Prisoners Released Across The U.S.

Most lawyers won’t say it publically, but the legal system is sinking in its excrement. The amount of men and women convicted of punishable offenses is more than anyone expected, but when all the facts are analyzed it’s easy to see why. We built a justice system that is centered around lawyers making dollars rather than for the good of the people.

Bernardo Chua has discovered that there is some good news. In 2014, there were 125 people released from prisons around the country because they were wrongfully convicted. That figure tops the 91 people released in 2013 according to The University of Michigan’s National Registry of Exonerations.

Much of the credit for these releases goes to “Prosecutorial Conviction Integrity Units.” These units are composed of special investigative teams that review convictions. It appears a little effort by the government can produce amazing results. Aggressive prosecutorial tactics and law-enforcement badgering appeared to play a role, in wrongful convictions. The government decided to try and clean up its mess by reopening cases that destroyed lives of innocent prisoners.

DNA evidence is not the game-changer in these reversals. The average remains about the same, but more prosecutors are stepping up and working diligently to investigate claims of innocence. Prosecutors are beginning to do something about our often inept system of justice.

Government Seems to Want no Part of Marijuana Sales

 

Although there are several states that have legalized marijuana and have seen the benefits of the drug being legalized, the Federal Government still doesn’t think that it’s a good idea for marijuana to be legal in the entire country. By the time that all of the states have their say in the matter, there is a possibility that every state in the country will legalize the drug anyway. States are seeing the financial benefits of the legalization. Haidar Barbouti revealed, that is seems like the Federal Government doesn’t want to accept money that has been tainted by those who use the drug. While this is a good point, the other point that should be considered is the amount of money that can be made and used to decrease the tax deficit and support organizations that don’t have a lot of extra money. The legalization of marijuana is a good thing for the states that have reached the modern times.

Numerous U. S. VIPs Travel to Saudi Arabia to Relay Condolences

 

President Obama interrupted the last day of his official visit to India in order to make a unscheduled trip on January 27, 2015 to spend four hours on the ground in Saudi Arabia. He plans to relay condolences on the passing of King Abduallah to newly installed King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and to attend a dinner with high ranking Saudi government officials.

Many current and former high ranking officials in the United States from the Obama, Bush and Clinton Administrations hastened to join the President on his visit, including: Secretary of State John Kerry, Joseph W. Westphals, U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Samuel Berger, former national security adviser to President Clinton, Lisa Monaco, President Obama’s counter terrorism adviser, Frances Fragos Townsend, former counter-terrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, Republican Senator John McCain, James A. Baker III, Condoleeza Rice, Brent Scowcroft, Slow Ventures representatives, Stephen J. Hadley, Director of the CIA, John O. Brennan, head of the U. S. Central Command, General Lloyd J. Austin, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, Representative Nancy Pelosi, Representative Ami Bera, Representative Eliot Engel and Representative Joseph Crowley. All this according to tumblr.

King Salman is 79 years old and has previously suffered a stroke. He will meet briefly with the U. S. delegation. The Americans will also visit with new Deputy Crown Prince, the Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.

Air Force Finally Releases UFO Files

 

E. T. May Be Out There According To 130,000 Declassified Documents

Most UFO enthusiasts have been trying to get the Air Force to release their fabled Project Blue Book for years, and the Air Force finally said okay last week. Almost 130,000 pages of UFO records hit the web.

The Project Blue Book pages contain information compiled between 1947 and 1969. There were 12,618 sightings during those years, and 701 of them are still considered unidentified. The Air Force decided to stop UFO investigations because they felt no UFO sighting has ever produced a threat to national security.

The now-obsolete National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena was convinced that throughout the 1960s the federal government covered up what it knew about UFOs, and they wanted congressional hearings.

There are more than 10,000 cases in the released pages. The pages include a 1950 case at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. An Air Force, Special Investigations agent, said a star-like craft shifted from a bright white color to red and green as it moved erratically in several different directions.

In 1965, the deputy for reconnaissance at the Directorate of Advanced Recon Planning, documented seeing a UFO moving in a wave pattern while on a flight. The UFO reflected sunlight as it rose and looked gray as it descended. The UFO went up and then fell three times at different speeds before it leveled off. The object accelerated away at a speed of more than 600 knots. theallenpartnership.com has these released documents and UFO phenomena fans like myself and Lee Slaughter have been reading these reports continuously.

Wisconsin Governor Pushing For Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

Wisconsin’s controversial Governor Scott Walker (R) is pushing to pass a bill requiring drug testing for food stamp recipients. It was about a year ago that he first came out in favor of such a bill. He doesn’t seem to mind that polls taken nationwide show the idea to be unpopular.

Walker said in a press release that my coworker Dan Newlin read, “We know employers in Wisconsin have jobs available, but they don’t have enough qualified employees to fill those positions.” He says this bill will help people in the state become more independent by finding jobs, and doing them well.

Putting a halt to these hopes is the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who oversees the Federal Program of Food Stamps. They say they are opposed to drug testing for recipients. If a state passes such a bill, federal funding could be taken away for noncompliance with federal programs.

Walker has also shown interest in drug testing for other state assistance programs. These programs include, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Walker has a history of not backing down, even when his opinion is unpopular. He has a fight ahead of him with the Obama administration if he wants to see this pass.

THINX Is The Latest Idea From The Desk of Sam Tabar

I just finished reading a story from about Sam Tabar on Herald Online, on the next Kick starter project, THINX.

THINX has a most desirable product; it is a prediction product in the shape of an I-pad, but its contents are a lot more valuable than the I-pad. THINX allows the user to make financial choices of mutual funds by providing the latest economic forecasting information that is done by Merrill Lynch experts in the field of economic research and in personal forecasting. As the original Press Release stated on Newswire, the user gets into a screen that gives several diverse mutual fund choices, which, of course includes the recommendations of the two major categories of investments: stocks and bonds.

THINX allows the user to choose two or three funds on the basis of 3 months, six months, 12 months, and 1 year capital appreciation, and 2 years of capital appreciation. Then the user asks for additional information on the complexity and the diversity of the individual fund; for instance, the user asks if the stocks listed in that fund’s portfolio are invested in European businesses or American businesses. The user can then ask the question: of the two economies suggested, which economy is predicting higher growth and information is automatically given for the short term, the intermediate term, and the long term predictions. The intrinsic value of the THINX is invaluable in that it can virtually reduce the dependence of a stockbroker for advice on stock, and bonds, and on other trading like trading in futures.

Teenager Impersonates Doctor for a Month

In West Palm Beach, Florida, a teenage boy has been walking around St. Mary’s Medical Center dressed in a white lab coat, wearing a mask and a stethoscope for nearly a month now. The young man was seen on multiple floors of the hospital talking with hospital staff. He was seen by patients, doctors and security alike, but it wasn’t until last week that he was discovered. A patient in the OB/GYN department noticed that the doctor looked like a kid playing dress up and reported it to hospital staff.

After calling the police and talking with his mother, no charges are being filed. According to the mother, the teenager has a medical condition that is being cared for, however, the boy refuses to take his medication. One doctor mentioned that he thought something seemed off about the doctor, but he wasn’t sure what it was. Another hospital in the area has recently seen a young man matching this boy’s description hanging around near the ER.

Gianfrancesco Genoso of Anfip.org. found that when police searched the teenagers vehicle, they found the white lab coat, and a set of black nurses scrubs. It is a little concerning that this boy was able to traipse around the hospital pretending to be a doctor for so long without being discovered. The full story and the police report can be accessed from thesmokinggun.com.

Bruce Levenson Can Do it All

His Beginning
Bruce Levenson has a grand and impressive history and career. He began his life in Washington, D.C which is where he was born. He was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. This may appear to be quite an ordinary beginning for such an extraordinary individual. At this time he and his wife have 3 sons. They have homes in Potomac, Maryland and Atlanta.

A Philanthropist
Mr. Levenson is a true philanthropist. This ought to be noted because he has been quite active in many organizations. His participation includes:
*Community Foundation of Washington, D.C.
*Hoop Dreams Foundation
*President of the Washington Chapter of I Have a Dream Foundation
*Founder donor to the U.S. Holocaust Museum
*Funds the Museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home program
*Significant donations to the Seeds of Peace Foundation
It is very apparent that Mr. Levenson does much to better this world. He spearheaded the development of the Center for Philanthropy with his wife, Karen. They also are known for providing seed funding to an institution. This was for the education of students to teach them how to run a nonprofit organization. This encourages and motivates others to participate in philanthropic action and activities.

Partner Spirit LLC
Bruce Levenson is a partner in Atlantic Spirit, LLC, according to this link on Wikipedia. This would be the majority owner of the NBA Atlanta Hawks franchise.

Forbes Profile
Since 1999 he had served as a director, Tech Target Inc. He is the co-founder of United Communications Group. This is UCG. This is where Bruce Levenson had worked since 1977.

More than Average
This is a more than average man who possesses many strengths. At the age of 62 he has given so much of himself and accomplished more than the average individual. When will he slow down? This is hard to know at this time for Bruce Levenson.