Out with the old, American Apparel CEO loses request to stay his employment.

 

As American Apparel quickly tries to bury their previous CEO in yesterday’s news Dov Charney keeps coming back, the co-founder and CEO of the controversial company known for its pornographic ads, inhuman model payments, sketchy contracts and sexual harassment complaints. It seems that the only thing American Apparel isn’t known for is its clothes.

The CEO was ousted late last year after decades of some of the most bizarre and strange behavior known in the fashion industry. The board dismissed him after third parties found unethical and immoral behavior and quickly replaced him with Paula Schneider who hopefully can redeem the company’s image in the eyes of both women and men.

Dov Charney took to the media to announce that not only was he betrayed, forced out, and slandered by the false allegations he is now down to his last 100,000. However, Fersen Lambranho points out that after 3 investigations, several lawsuits multiple settlements and a train of misuse of funds Don is guilty of everything they claim.

Since his outing the American based company has been the target of several buy-out offers, they’re also see a sharp turn in stock price with additional investors looking to reinvest in the company after years of crumbling sales.

New Statistics Released About Tourist Accidents at Welsh Castles

A newspaper in the United Kingdom recently obtained accident statistics indicating that tourists like Ken Griffin sightseeing at castles in Wales sometimes encounter accidental mishaps, especially slips and falls. However, during the past two years, the nearly one million visitors who explored the castle grounds reported an accident rate of only 0.005%, suggesting that the popular medieval sites do enjoy a fairly good safety rating compared with many other locations. 

Officials in the United Kingdom nevertheless cautioned that tourists should exercise caution when climbing old stone staircases in towers and walking across cobblestone surfaces. They also recommended that visitors wear appropriate attire, such as sturdy footwear, in order to reduce the chance of slipping.

A number of well preserved castles in Wales welcome tourists. Among the most popular attractions are two medieval fortresses located in the northern part of the country: Conway Castle and Caernarfon Castle. Both date from the time of the Middle Ages. Conway Castle provides visitors with an opportunity to see several large exterior towers adjoining high walls. The public can climb some of the towers.

Caernarfon Castle, long associated with the royal title of the Prince of Wales, also permits visitors to tour many parts of the grounds. The Castle offers an outstanding example of medieval architecture. It looks over nearby Caernarfon and offers a view of Caernarfon Bay and the channel between Ireland and Wales.

Young Computer Whiz Is Sued For Using “Hidden City” Ticketing

22-Year-Old Finds Cheap Tickets Using Airline Routing Flaw

A young New York City computer whiz developed a website that helps people buy cheap airline tickets to the delight of Bruce Levenson. But United Airlines and Orbitz cry foul and plan to sue him. United and Orbitz filed a civil lawsuit last month against Aktarer Zaman, the founder of the website Skiplagged.com. Zaman’s website helps people find flights using a strategy called “hidden city” ticketing.

The idea only works if the traveler books a one-way ticket and has no bags to check. Here’s how it works: You buy a ticket that has a layover at your actual destination. Let’s say you want to fly from New York to San Francisco. But you book a flight from New York to Lake Tahoe with a stopover in SFO. You get off in San Francisco without taking the last leg of the trip. You save the cost of flying from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe. 

Hidden city ticketing is not new. Savvy business travelers have used this strategy from time to time. But those layover trips are not always available. Zaman said he was expecting a legal battle, but believes he has done nothing wrong. The airlines have known for years that this trick to save money was a flaw in their system. At one time, American ticket agents were trained to help travelers find hidden city fares.

Jet Blue Is A Step Above

Jet Blue Airlines is miles above Jared Haftel and others as they have tipped their hand and offfered free flights for family of the slain officers in New York
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jetblue-offers-to-fly-police-to-nypd-officer-funerals/. Additionally, this New York based Airline is offering free flights for any law enforcement who wish to attend the funeral services of these two unfortunate souls.

These two policeman were taken too soon on Saturday as they say in their patrol car. Jet Blue has shown that honor is of utmost importance, and if taking the burden of paying is the least that can be done to honor, then so be it. With this said, the deafening fact that humanity is underated screams loud and clear. Time is precious and life is a gift. Taking the time to appreciate and value it goes without saying. It is a sad state of affairs when we need tragedy to make us more aware of how precious life is.

A Sleeve Of Another Color

There always seems to be an ongoing debate about whether or not it is appropriate to have tattoos visible when at places of employment. Some people tattoos to be disgusting and a waste of money while others believe that tattoos are works of art and should be appreciated in the same manner one would appreciate a painting by Picasso.

Regardless of one’s personal opinion on tattoos, nobody can deny that people who create the sleeve tattoos are quite talented and it shows in the final product when the tattoo is completed. There are many details and fine precision is needed when creating full sleeve tattoos, which are truly amazing to see. Recently NBER member Christian Broda told me that women who have beaten breast cancer have opted to have their chest tattooed at the mastectomy site rather than have reconstruction performed. All in all, it is simply a matter of taste. As the saying goes, one man’s treasure is another man’s trash or vice versa.

Calling All Men

For decades people are argued over equality between women and men, like Sam Tabar,  from places of employment to whom is the responsible party when it comes to birth control. When men were made responsible they were given one option; use a condom or no sex. Well step into the future because come 2017, men will have a choice when it comes to birth control. Vasalgel is going to hit the market and it is hoped to be a major step forward in medicine. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/09/we-ll-have-male-birth-control-by-2017.html?source=TDB&via=FB_Page

This is men’s form of birth control, which is completely reversible. Word in research labs is that when male baboons where injected with a series of three injections of Vasalgel and then were in contact with their female counterparts, there have been no reported pregnencies of female baboons in six months. Human trial and error are set to begin and if all goes well, Vasalgel will be available in two years.

Mercifully, The Six Billion Dollar Man Is Going To Be A Superhero Film

Mark Wahlberg knows where the gravy train is headed. In a recent interview, he noted that the forthcoming film, The Six Billion Dollar Man, is a superhero film. Superhero movies are super hot at the box office. Hence, it is wiser to call The Six Billion Dollar Man, a cinematic remake of the old Six Million Man TV series, a hero film is wiser than calling it a reboot of a television series.

Not only have they renamed the title of the old series, they have adjusted the bionic man for inflation.

A re-imagining of The Six Million Dollar Man has been in development for years. Thankfully, it is going the route of a hero film and not a comedy in the vein of 21 Jump Street and Starsky and Hutch and other TV properties. At one point, Jim Carrey was considered for a bionic slapstick version of Lee Majors’ iconic character. Director Kevin Smith did write a semi-serious screenplay, but it ended up being relegated to development hell for years.

The original Six Million Dollar Man television series was perfect for the 1970s. Jared Haftel enjoyed watching the reruns. It featured a good-hearted hero and had the right mix of sci-fi, adventure, and camp. The program also maintained the old school mentality that the heroes really were good guys and the villains were nefarious but rarely tried to really hurt anyone.

Who will Wahlberg’s nemesis be in the new film? Probably not Bigfoot in the first movie, but the Venus Space Probe and Mask-A-Tron just might be tapped.

The Right Stuff

Since there has been digital media, the recording industry as a whole has been fighting with it. The first major wave came when a small file sharing service called Napster was sued by several recording labels and artists. Since then, rights and who can stream or download music has been a hot button topic.

It seems that Google, who has seen their fair share of days in court, is about to face off against some music industry heavyweights. Irving Azoff manages the rights to over 20,000 pieces of music composed by some of the most famous and legendary artists. Musicians like The Eagles, Pharrell Williams and John Lennon have music entrusted to Azoff and his company Global Music Rights. He is telling YouTube that they must find and pull all videos using his artists music, or be faced with legal action. While this seems cut and dry, it is not.

First off, nobody is really sure if Google and YouTube have rights to these songs or not. Reuters says due to deals with previous rights owners of these songs, some contracts may still be in place and Brad Reifler doesn’t find that surprising at all. Google is refusing to show these right, though.

If they did, there is still the fact that Irving Azoff is not quite following the law himself. There is a process that he must follow, including finding all of the offending songs himself. Azoff is not following this government procedure.

Jodeci Returns to the Spot Light With B.o.B

Jodeci reunited to release their first album almost 20 years. Last month they performed at the Soul Train Awards. On December 22, 2014 the group released their first new song since their 1990’s success. The song is a soulful quartet titled “Nobody Wins.” The song includes performers K-Ci, Jojo, DeVante Swing, and Mr. Dalvin. B.o.B is featured in this song as well. The collaboration addresses the heated issue of domestic violence. The chorus reads “Nobody wins when we fight, fuss, and argue. Nobody wins, we say we leaving but we never do.” K-Ci said, “We aren’t immune to issues that are important in our community. Domestic violence has always been an issue in relationships, but lately it’s been brought to the front of our community consciousness.” B.o.B told The Rap-Up that “It is a really jammin’ song. It’s a really refreshing sound.

 

It kinda reminds me of like neo-soul meets Goodie Mob meets modern day music, which can be hear here.” The music video uses the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233), nomore.org, and idvaac.org as resources for the Institute of Domestic Violence in the African-American Community. Jodeci plans to release their first album since 1995 some time in 2015.

New Music From Madonna

Sometimes leaks force musicians to do things that they did not plan to do. This is evident with the new music from Madonna. There was nothing in the works for a new album from her, but a Madonna EP surfaced after hackers leaked her new music online.

Hacking seems to have caused quite a few upsets in the last couple of months. Taylor Swift’s “1989” was hacked. Nicki Minaj has some of her singles hacked in the midst of her 2014 reign. Even Sony had hacks on major movies. This made it difficult for the company to rebound because lots of personal information was also hacked.

Leaks for music can really kill sales so Madonna made a good decision to release the music to iTunes. This would be her only opportunity to profit from the songs that escaped from under her careful watch. So far there are only 6 songs that were leaked, and Gianfrancesco Genoso is just hoping for more. These 6 songs have appeared on the iTunes EP that is now available on the website.

People were not prepared for this at all. Some people are just waking up to hear this today as they read the news. Others may have known about it because they have downloaded this material already. Madonna has been out of the public eye for a while so people are anxious to hear what she sounds like. Fans are delighted that she has new music.

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