The Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection is the owner and operator of 10 luxury 5-star hotels including The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Dorchester, Hotel Bel-Air, Coworth Park, Le Richemond and Hotel Eden. Owned by Burnei Investment Agency, The Dorchester Collections succeeds in delivering top-of-the-line luxury to hotels all of the globe.

Los Angeles, USA
In beautiful Calfornia, beauty and luxury go hand in hand. The Beverly Hotel, which is also known as the “The Pink Palace” is known for the superb service and star-studded clientele. Nestled amongst 12 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, remains the original design and architecture, which many A-listers have laid their heads while basking under the warm California sunshine only opening their eyes to sip their champagne from the finest of crystal glasses.

Rome, Italy
Amongst the Roman chariots, you will find Hotel Eden. Built in 1889, this hotel is over 120 years old. Situated only steps away from Villa Borghese and the legendary Spanish Steps, living the la vita dolce is quite easy. With breathtaking views from the penthouse suite to the Michel-starred restaurant, La Terrazza dell’Eden, Hotel Eden is an exquisite addition to any italian holiday.

Eclectic art galleries and historic monuments, The Dorchester sits in Hyde Park and is a luxury in itself. From afternoon tea to award-winning dining, feeling like royalty is quite easy. White marbled baths and luxurious suites are elegant to a fault.

Whether you are jetsetting across Europe on a whirlwind vacation or love the West Coast in the USA, The Dorchester Collection has the perfect hotel for you. Exceptional service is first priority regardless of locale in the world. Michelin-starred dining is guaranteed regardless of your choice of one of their luxury hotels. Exceptional excellence to a fault is what you will receive with The Dorchester Collection.


A New Campaign Wants To Put A Woman On The $20 Bill

Paul Mathieson tells us that a new nonprofit organization, Women on $20s, is pushing a campaign that will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a historical woman. Aside from Susan B. Anthony on the rare dollar coin and Sacagawea on the gold dollar coin, no women are featured on the United States currency. That honor is given to past founding fathers and presidents who are praised for their achievements. However, it has been debated many times that that honor should not include Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. He supported and enforced the genocide of the Native Americans by signing the Indian Removal Act. Thus, his memory recalls pain and suffering for many.

Founder of Women on $20s, Barbara Ortiz Howard, wants to remove Andrew Jackson from the bill and replace him with a prominent woman by 2020. With the aid of historians, writers, and women behind National Women’s History Month, Ortiz Howard and executive director Susan Ades Stone produced a public ballot of 15 worthy women candidates. Included on this list are the African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth and American Red Cross founder Clara Barton.

After two rounds of voting, Women on $20s will send their campaign to the White House where hopefully, President Barack Obama will approve the change. The President has said he supports putting women on currency in the past. It just might be the perfect time for an admirable change!


The Antique Wine Company

The Antique Wine Company is an extremely popular wine merchant that is well-known around the world for specializing in fine and rare wines. The company was started in 1982 by CEO and managing director, Stephen Williams, and makes its home in London.
The Antique Wine Company has amassed a collection of over 10,000 bottles of the world’s finest wine stocked in its exquisite cellars. Twenty-thousand clients in over 70 countries have have sought out the company based on its flawless reputation for knowing what makes a superb blend and helping it to shatter wine collection records. The Antique Wine Company is also well-known for hosting some of the most popular wine events in the industry’s most exclusive circles each year. Williams, who splits his time with his wife and children between homes in the south of France and London, spearheads the company that today includes sourcing of rare wines, cellar planning and also private wine master classes.

Stephen Williams is known for being one of the top experts on wine throughout the world today and has used his vast knowledge in the industry to buy and sell some of the finest collections that can be found. In July 2011 the Antique Wine Company famously broke a world record for selling the most valuable bottle of wine in the world. The 1811 Chateau d’Yquem and sold for £75,000 to former sommelier Christian Vanneque. Williams travels the world to locate the most beloved and valuable vintages in existence. He is also revered as an expert commentator in the wine industry. His own talent and business sense have allowed the Antique Wine Company to create some of the finest wine cellars today. His wines can be located in five-star hotels, chateaus, and exclusively private homes across the continents of Europe, Asia and North America.


For the Love of Money

Some people will do anything for love, even if that means sending $1 million to someone they have never met. There is a woman who was recently on the Dr. Phil show who has sent this large amount of money to a man she has only been talking to online. She has never met this man, and they have only been talking for a little over a year. When you start talking to someone and they want that much money, it’s probably not a good situation. The best thing to do is tell the person to find a job and get the money on their own. However, The Real Deal says that this woman, who has already been divorced two times, thinks she is in love with the man. There are other people who aren’t so sure that she knows what she’s doing. Sending $1 million to anyone you don’t know is a little crazy, but it’s her money, and if she ends up bankrupt, then that’s her own fault.


March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

The pain is real, though it’s difficult to get a doctor to belive it. The pain of endometriosis is often chalked up to bad cramps or irritable bowel syndrome. It is neither, but that does describe some of the monthly symptoms women with endometriosis endure.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and will see the 2nd Annual Worldwide EndoMarch taking place on the 28th of the month. Shockingly, this painful condition affects as many as one in ten women and spans the age range from teenager to mid-life, yet it typically takes seven years to get a diagnosis. Endometriosis is also the primary cause of infertility in up to 50 percent of women.

Endometeriosis occurs when cells from the lining of the womb migrate outside of the womb and attach themselves to the womb’s exterior, fallopian tubes, bowel and/or bladder. Each month, as the lining of the womb naturally sloughs off and should be expelled from the body via period blood, some of the cells remain behind and attach to internal organs. Paul Mathieson says that extreme pain during the period cycle is typical, with some women experiencing pain in the lower abdomen all month.

The pain reduces quality of life along with increased risk of infertility. Treatments vary and depend on the severity of the endometriosis, and can range from taking birth control pills to having a hysterectomy.


Patient Care at North American Spine

I’ve had problems with my back in the past.  But I keep reading about the reputable doctors that are signing with North American Spine to continue their work in developing new technology to treat spinal problems.  Thought that seemed cool, so I gave the service a try, and was pretty amazed at how much the doctors really cared about resolving my health problems.

North American Spine is located in Dallas, Texas. They celebrated six years of providing a procedure called the AccuraScope procedure this year in January. This is a minimally invasive spine surgery. It treats chronic back pain. There are more than 8,000 procedures that have been performed by these certified physicians. These physicians have specialty training in Interventional Pain Management.

The company is pleased with the success they have seen with this procedure. They feel that these treatments will provide a lasting relief for many people. There is an 82 percent success rate shown by medical research. It also saves a patient $23,190 on average over five years. The costs of medications and medical visits are reduced as well. This company’s physicians are spine experts. They are trained in Neurosurgery, Interventional Pain Management, and Orthopedic Spine Surgery. A high definiton camera as well as other diagnostic tools are used in this procedure. The goal of this procedure is to pinpoint all sources of chronic lower spine symptoms. Once these symptoms are pinpointed, they are treated with advanced tools. This is an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than 45 minutes to complete.

This company has also been nominated for the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award. The award highlights businesses that utilize core values to drive their actions. North American Spine’s mission is to help others. They also have a passion to advance healthcare and strive to overcome challenges as well. This is what makes the organization stand out among its peers.

The organization is best known for connecting neck pain and chronic back pain sufferers with certified physicians who perform a procedure called the AccuraScope procedure. There are many success stories that involve this organization. 95 percent of patients that have been treated would recommend this company to their friends as well.


Bruce Levenson brings business and philanthropy together

Bruce Levenson is perhaps best known as the owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise and a successful business person who has spanned many industries from the 1970s onwards. However, a side to Levenson that is becoming increasingly known to the general public is the interesting and varied approach he takes to using his wealth to affect the lives of others in the Washington DC area of the US. Amongst the philanthropic activities Levenson has undertaken is a large level of funding provided for the US Holocaust Museum and donations made to ensure the opening of The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland.

Levenson began his business career in the 1970s as a journalist for the Washington Star, as he worked through the day he spent his evenings working on a newsletter for the oil industry, the Oil Express. The newsletter was a success and led to the expansion of the business to include a wide range of newsletters and real time data being offered across industries as diverse as the IT industry and communications. The United Communications Group now offers wide ranging options for many industries to keep up with data and analysis on many different levels. The success of UCG also allowed Levenson to purchase the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise and become involved with a variety of basketball based community programs.

It is in philanthropic activities, often alongside his wife, Karen, that Bruce Levenson has made his greatest mark. The establishment of the US Holocaust Museum was spurred on by Karen Levenson’s mother being a Holocaust survivor herself and the family feeling the need to keep the memory of those involved and the issues it raises alive in the minds of younger people in the US. The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership teaches both undergraduates and graduates how to work in a nonprofit environment and how to become a leader in developing new and existing charitable programs. Many of the graduates of the center go on to work in the Washington DC area, with the center also looking at an international approach to philanthropy with programs developed in India and Africa. The work of the Levenson family to improve the lives of others is now reaching across the globe as the sports team owner hopes to improve the lives of as many people as possible.


When Grief Becomes Worse Than Expected

The passing of a loved one is never a positive experience. Grief and bereavement are common psychological pains people feel. For some, the cloud of depression lifts up fairly quickly even though an overall sense of melancholy won’t go away. For others, depression remains a constant in their life. Shaking grief is next to impossible and, unless the grieving person is able to free him/herself from such sentiments, the feelings could prove debilitating.

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine has serious news for those who are overwhelmed with grief. Unless steps are taken to get out of bereavement related depression within six months, the psychological problems could give way to physical ones.

The affects of grief are not psychosomatic said Flavio Maluf. People could end up not eating regularly and denying themselves nutrients, Eucatex noted. Important health-boosting exercise sessions are skipped. A diminished quality of life ends up becoming the norm.

What can a person do when he or she is suffering from grief related psychological strain? For one, seeing a therapist is a smart idea. While no amount of therapy is going to bring a loved one back, the sessions could make grief more manageable.

Taking part in physical exercise could prove beneficial. Speak with a doctor about whether or not a workout program is advisable. In addition to improving physical health, exercise has mental stimulation benefits.

Do not downplay the effects of grief and bereavement. They are more serious than most assume.


Rugged Boston Handles a Record-Breaking Snowfall

 

Rugged Boston residents, like Fersen Lambranho, are coping with snowy conditions. Snowfall in the past two weeks broke the record for the most snow in New England in 37 years; the community braced for more snow on the way Thursday and over the weekend. The weather caused many cancellations and postponements.

Public schools will remain closed in Boston until February 23rd, as a result of the weather. Although Amtrak remained open, it cancelled trains running from New Brunswick, Maine to Boston due to the massive snows.

The weather contributed to some accidents, and a number of local Boston hospitals allowed personnel to sleep at work sites in order to remain available. The police escorted some other medical workers to their jobs.

In the midst of the crisis, a couple struggling to reach a hospital in Massachusetts on Monday night encountered delays due to the snow. The husband parked the car early Tuesday morning and contacted emergency assistance, and a State Patrol officer arrived in time to help deliver a baby boy.

Logan Airport in Boston reported that in the last two and half weeks, some six feet of snow have fallen. The most recent snowfall caused the cancellation of hundreds of passenger flights. Subway traffic also came to a halt on account of the weather. However, some areas of Boston maintained limited bus service, despite the heavy accumulation. This week, Boston expects another 3 inches of snow.


Keith Mann Works Hard Professionally And For Charity

Keith Mann started his career in 1995 as Manager of the Alternative Investments Division of Dynamic Associates. He worked tirelessly, rose through the ranks, and became Senior Vice President of the company. I

In 2001, Keith Mann co-founded Dynamic Search Partners, a recruiting firm which specializes in hedge funds and alternative investments. The firm provides staffing needs for many companies, including major equity firms. Currently, Keith Mann holds the position of Managing Director for Dynamic Search Partners.

Dynamic Search Partners, led by Keith Mann, believes strongly in holding a position of philanthropy. Mann helps to organize various charity events throughout the year. In 2008, a mixer raised $8,000.00 for Hope & Heroes. In 2013, Keith Mann and Dynamic Search Partners partnered with Uncommon Schools in New York. A 5 member team, including Keith Mann, visited the school and met with high school seniors. Two resume building workshops were held where the Dynamic Search Partners team sat with seniors individually and in a group setting to provide personalized help with resumes. The high school seniors appreciated the tips and were especially happy to learn that they could email their resume revisions to Dynamic Search Partners throughout the year and receive feedback. Keith Mann hopes to work with students from Uncommon Schools in the years to come. Uncommon Schools was thrilled to have the Dynamic Search Partners Team give their seminars and appreciated the tips and individual help given to students. They will welcome Keith Mann and his team back any time.

Keith Mann is a great example that education, hard work and putting the time in pays off. Throughout his career he has worked tirelessly and was promoted continuously until he pursued co-founding Dynamic Search Partners of which he is now managing director of. Hard work and giving back to the community

remain a priority for Keith Mann.


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