The News Corp. who owns the Dow Jones and Company which publishes the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s weekly business magazine among many others in the U.S. is considering a company breakup into two entities. It would separate the media giant’s underperforming newspaper business from its lucrative entertainment assets. Approximately 70 percent of the company profits come from television. The new newspaper business could include The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, The New York Post, and as many as other 175 newspapers worldwide. These publishing enterprises contributed $8.8 billion in revenue in 2011. On the other hand, the much more lucrative entertainment enterprises contributed $23.5 billion in revenue in 2011 to the media empire.
Rupert Murdoch who is the Chairman and CEO of the News Corp. built the company from a single newspaper in Adelaide, Australia into a billion dollar multi-media giant. The Murdoch family owns 40 percent of the empire and will continue to handle both parts once separated.
Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is valued at about $53 billion. A recent phone-hacking scandal at its News of the World British tabloid caused it to close the publication. It is faced with enormous financial strain and decline in print advertising revenue.
The 1970’s dominant music group, Bee Gees, singer Robin Gibb died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at age 62 due to his long battle with colorectal cancer and intestinal surgery. The group included Robin and his two fraternal brothers Barry and Maurice. Robin Gibb was born on December 22, 1949 in Isle of Man and grew up in Australia and U.K.
Robin was a solo artist prior to Bee Gees and he became the lead singer for the group. Trio owned 1960’s pop songs like “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to you”. Bee Gees carrier spans more than five decades and sold over 200 million records worldwide. Robin was a singer as well as a song writer. The trio wrote most of their number one hits. Bee Gees were the gold standard for pop and R & B.
Bee Gees also produced materials for such artist like Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Robin Gibb received a CBE from the Prince of Wales for his contribution to music.
Robin’s twin brother Maurice died in 2003 and only surviving Bee Gees is Barry, age 65. Robin was married to Molly Hullis in 1968 and together they had two daughters. They got divorced in 1980.
Ross Bagdasarian Sr. spent $190 of his last $200 in 1958 to buy a state-of-the-art tape recorder that can playback at various speeds. He recorded “Christmas Don’t Be Late” with a fictitious group known as Chipmunks who sang with a high pitched obscure voice. The song later became the No. 1 Billboard chart, sold over four million copies and created the now famous three Chipmunks: Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Today, Chipmunks is a family owned business based in Montecito, California. Ross Bagdasarian Jr. with his wife now owns the right to the Chipmunks empire.
Over the years, Chipmunks popularity came in waves. However, Fox bought the three characters in 2007 and this resulted in creating three hit movies: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Squeakquel, and Chipwrecked. Besides the major movies, there are many other productions, a TV series, several movies on DVDs and other merchandize. The company is also exploring an idea to make a live show that can travel around the world.
The current owners are very involved with the business and tightly control the branding of Chipmunks. Once they refused a proposal to manufacture and market a sugary cereal using the brand name. The owners are also involved in several law suits to protect the brand from exploitation.
By Artesian Tan
As much as we may not want to admit it, we all know that celebrities set certain tones for the rest of the world. We see this with trends all the time. An actress gets a haircut and thousands of women follow. An actor claims he does a certain workout and men are quick to adapt it. So now that celebrities have adapted sunless tanning equipment it’s nice to know a truly beneficial trend is on the way.
The problem with excessive tanning is that we now know it can cause skin cancer later on down the road. Unfortunately, by the time it strikes, most people already have decades of experience making the problem worse.
But up until recently, most people seemed happy simply shrugging off the threat of skin cancer. However, now that celebrities demand it and companies like Artesian Tan and others are able to supply it, you can expend that more and more, spray tan will become the standard.
And this is a really good thing. Because it means we’ll all have younger looking skin longer, healthier skin forever and less chance of death from cancer.
Artesian Tan sells all kinds of spray tanning products for those who wish to get darker skin the healthy way. However, they also help people start their own mobile spray tan business by selling HVLP spray tanning products and airbrush spray tan equipment so they can help their friends and family do the same.
Written by Soccer Garage
Now that we’re finally within a free kick of the World Cup, soccer fans around the world are brimming with anticipation for the beginning of action. Millions will be spellbound by the action as they cheer on their favorite players and teams or, in some cases, root against those they despise.
While all this excitement is fun, it’s important to keep your head when it comes to some of your purchases. Unfortunately, scam artists see this excitement as blood in the water and they’re getting ready to make a killing.
When the World Cup comes around people stock up on all kinds of soccer equipment, from balls to jerseys and more. There’s nothing wrong with this, of course, so long as you know whom you’re purchasing from. One of the few drawbacks of the internet in this case is that you don’t always know whom you’re doing business with.
That’s why it’s important you stick with companies you’re familiar with and have had transactions with before. Companies like Soccer Garage and even Amazon are good examples. eBay can have plenty of good deals, too, but only buy from sellers with great feedback scores and who haven’t just started with the site recently.
So long as you use common sense, you should be able to don your new favorite jersey, sit back and enjoy the cup.
Soccer Garage is an online retailer that sells absolutely everything related to the sport. You can find you favorite brand of soccer supplies as well as soccer DVDs and more.
It used to be all the rave to get your skin as dark as possible by spending long hours out in the sun. For many it was a way of showing that you were wealthy enough that you could simply lay by the pool all day while everyone else worked inside. Whatever the reason, people wanted to get as bronze as possible, so the tanning bed industry was born.
Unfortunately, we now know, beyond a doubt, that tanning beds can be extremely dangerous. While they’ll certainly turn your skin brown, the question is at what price?
The answer is alarming. Years spent under the scorching sun or sandwiched inside a tanning bed will catch up to you in more ways than one. First, there are a number of studies that prove that all that sun will lead to premature aging. So while you look pretty now, you’ll look ten years older than you really are in about three.
Of course, the real scare is that you’ll contract skin cancer. All that sun has also been shown to bring on that terrible disease.
The good news is you don’t have to lay out under the sun anymore if you want to look great. You can purchase airbrush tanning kits and have a friend or family member apply it to you whenever you like. Sunless tanning equipment is affordable when compared to all the money you spend on beds and far healthier too.
Article submitted by Artesian Tan. They sell everything related to spray tan from airbrush tanning lotion to the equipment needed to apply it.
Roku is a familiar name among fans those who loves streaming video because they were the first to provide a device to view over the television. It makes a small puck-size box used for viewing video streamed over the Internet on viewer’s television set. Cost of the box varies from $50 to $100. According to the company they sold more than five million set top boxes in the U.S. during last five years. Since the introduction of Netflix broadband broadcast in 2008, Roku benefited more than any other in the U.S. for viewing streaming videos on living room television sets.
Roku is under attack by many. The main competitor to Roku is Apple and it claims that it sold 13 million Apple TV devices worldwide so far. Due to iTunes, iPads, iPhones and others, Apple has the advantage over Roku to reach more customers in the U.S. and worldwide. Besides Apple, there are others who compete in the streaming video arena. Google stream broadband video through Chrome browser or apps and cost only $35. Video game consoles especially Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony PlayStation allows Netflix’s apps and other video rental and purchase options.
New Year is almost upon us. It will bring whole new series of award shows for 2014 starting with People’s Choice Awards scheduled for January 8, 2014 honoring talent in music, film and television. It is the only major award show that decides winners by the general public.
First held in 1947, the Golden Globe Awards recognize achievement in 25 categories in film and television and it is scheduled for January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association conducts the awards. Two other award shows that are conducted in January include Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on January 16 and the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) on January 18.
On March 2, 2014, the Academy Awards, also known as Oscars, will be held. Since 1929 when the first Academy Awards were held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, this show has been the most important award show in film. The 600 member strong academy selects the winners in 24 categories. From Halle Berry’s win in the Best Actress category in 2002 where the first African-American won the category to many other notables doted the prestigious show. Ellen DeGeneres will host this year’s show which will be telecast on ABC.
Looking for a reliable catering company can be a tedious task for those people who have only begun organizing their own parties. Most of the time, professional organizers have a prepared list of companies that can prepare the proper food depending on the occasion. Whether it is office parties, small family gatherings or even large wedding receptions, a caterer can probably provide the necessary food and service for any occasion. One can search online for catering Los Angeles, or catering Orange County, for possible quotations on the matter.
Budget also has to be taken into account, the higher end companies tend to charge much more, but provide a better quality service than those who charge cheap but tend to cut corners. The trick is to find the right balance for your application. Formal events demand a higher quality especially when you’re looking to make an impact on your guests.
There’s also the problem of your guests possible allergies. It’s more than likely that a small percentage of your guests have allergies to seafood or peanuts or a certain kind of meat. Cultural background must also be taken into account, people that come from India regard the cow as a sacred animal and must never be eaten, Muslims on the other hand think that pigs should not be eaten according to their religion.
There are a lot of factors that can come into play when you’re organizing an event, a proper catering company can take into account these possibilities and make sure to prepare accordingly.
Anoush Catering is a catering company that specializes in Persian catering as well as a quality service provider for any occasion.
Dictionary explain box office as “a place at a theater or other arts establishment where tickets are bought or reserved.” As a result, the term box office is closely associated with the film industry and many use it to indicate how many tickets are sold for a movie or a theater production. So, it is more than a hole in the window or a kiosk inside a theater. Some claim that the practice started in 1786 with a theater production.
Box office, whether it is good or bad can influence the success or failure of a film or a theater production. It indicates the number of people seen the film or the production or the amount of money collected from ticket sales. This is why movie capital Hollywood pays close attention to box office.
Traditionally, weekly box office figures are taken from Friday through Thursday. They are published for domestic meaning U.S. and Canadian and foreign meaning all other countries. Major portion of this include the weekend box office meaning Friday through Sunday collection, a barometer that many uses to gauge the success of a film. Approximately one half of the revenue generated from a film goes to the distributor and the other half going to the movie theater.
The fifth largest network in the U.S. and most popular Spanish-language television network, Univision, is gearing up for an October 28, 2013 launch of a new 24-hour English news channel known as Fusion. Univision went on the air in 1962 as the Spanish International Network and changed the name to the current Univision in 1986. Its market share has been increasing over the last four years where all four major networks, CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC have seen their share of the market declining. It claims that it captures 96 percent of the Spanish speaking population in the United States. The Fusion is intended to cater to 18 to 34-year olds and it is a joint venture with ABC. Fusion will be headquartered in Doral, a Miami suburb closer to the Univision headquarters. The new program is estimated to cost $275 million.
Why an English programming from the mainly Spanish network at this time? It thinks its audience has changed within the last two decades. It believes that there is a Latino generation that speaks mostly English than Spanish. On the other hand, the Hispanic population in the U.S. now accounts for more than 43 percent.