Law

Brenda Wardle’s Coverage Of The Oscar Pistorius Trial Breaks Down Walls

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Brenda Wardle is a respected journalist who has covered civil and criminal trials across South Africa for many years. She is well-known in South Africa, but she became a household name around the world due to her coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Brenda was not afraid to express her opinion, and she helped the nation of South Africa air its grievances over the trial. This article explains how Brenda Wardle helped a concerned nation handle such a sensational trial.

#1: Brenda Covered The Trial With Grace

Brenda Wardle is one of the most poised broadcasters in the world today. The typical broadcaster would have been shaken by the gory details of one young woman’s death, but Brenda was able to give a blow-by-blow account of the trial without seeming lost in the coverage. Her style of reporting helped the South African people understand what had happened, and she presented clear reports that helped people keep up with the trial.

#2: Brenda Was Not Afraid To Express Her Opinion

Brenda offered her opinion during each broadcast to ensure the nation that she had a heart during the proceedings. It is difficult to remain stoic for weeks on end, and Brenda is one of few broadcasters who would show her emotions on the air. She expressed her opinions about the trial when they were needed, and she often voiced frustrations felt by many people in South Africa. She holds a bond with the common South African that other reporters do not have.

#3: She Stayed With The Trial To The Very End

Brenda was willing to stay with the trial until the day that it ended. Many reporters have given up on long assignments such as this trial in the past, and she was able to stay with the broadcast until the last day. The consistency that Brenda offered to the nation helped South Africans get through a trial that impacted everyone in the nation. The tragic death of a beautiful young woman shook South Africa to its core, and Brenda Wardle helped the country heal.

The Oscar Pistorius trial is one of the most noted murder trials of all time, and Brenda Wardle was able to help people get through the trial with her grace and poise. Her broadcasts were easy to watch, and she gave the people of South Africa the information they needed about a truly terrible tragedy.

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CEO Life/Businessmen

A Look at Coriant

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Telecommunications is a business field that has a very heavy influence on the world we live in, and continues to grow with each passing day. Coriant is a company involved in this field and knows this too well.

Coriant is the name of an independent telecom company that was first created in 2013, having its company headquarters in Germany and the United States. The company was originally part of Nokia Siemens Networks before it got its own start but then decided to declare itself as an independent company that is also owned by Marlin Equity Partners. Along with this, Marlin Equity has made the announcement that Coriant and Tellabs, another telecom company that supplies the technology for Coriant, will take part in a business merger while everything as a whole will run as Coriant.

Heading the company of Coriant is Shaygan Kheradpir, the CEO. Kheradpir was recently appointed to the position of CEO and chairman of the board, after having worked closely with all of the vendors and partners of the company, specifically with Marlin Equity. With him in the leading position he now takes over for Pat DiPietro, who is now the vice chariman of Coriant.

Kheradpir himself is a native of London, United Kingdom but spent a chunk of his youth living in Iran. Eventually he decided to move to the United States and attend Cornell University, receiving bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in the electrical engineering field. After college he took his first job as a network routing manager at GTE Laboratories, which merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon in 2000. He served as the president of one division and was then promoted to the first chief information officer (CIO) of the company. Over the course of his career at Verizon, he was responsible for numerous breakthroughs and accomplishments, including reducing the information tech budget, cutting down on the necessary staff needed and reductions in spending from technology vendors. His team was also able to develop and fix certain systems in Verizon, such as the calling center and any customer service systems.

Real Estate Records\

Finding The Best Place To Live in New York City

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New York City has long been a place that many people want to be able to move to because it is a city that provides them with all of the conveniences that come with city living. For as long as people have wanted to live there, there has been a major lack of housing in the city. In the past, people who wanted to live in New York City had to settle for not getting everything they want in their housing arrangement or end up on a wait list that could keep them out of New York City for years until something became available. With the change in the market, things are Changing for New York City hopefuls who want to be able to move to the city.

People who are looking for a new home in NYC apartments for rent are advised to use a real estate agency. Agencies like Town Residential are able to provide you with the real estate expertise that you need to be able to find the apartment that is right for you in New York City. If you are looking for a great place to be able to live, you need to trust Town Residential to be able to find it for you.

The article that was published by The New York Times talks about the way that New York City is changing. There are many more apartments and homes available in the city that make it easy for New York hopefuls to find what they are looking for. With the higher availability of residential living, there also comes a lower price tag. This is great for people who may have wanted to move to the city for a long time but may not have had the means to do so before.

When you are ready to take the plunge and move to The Big Apple, it is a good idea to contact someone at Town Residential. The company is based out of Manhattan but it has experts that will be able to he3lp you find something in any of the five boroughs of the city. By finding someone at Town Residential to help you, you will be able to get the best service possible by some of the city’s best experts. They will help you find a home that has everything that you need and that is in your price range, no matter what it is.

Law

Analyzing The High Profile Case Of Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius captured the attention and adoration of the world when he ran in the 2012 Olympics with two prosthetic legs and held his own. Everyone enjoys an underdog story, and it appeared Oscar Pistorius was an underdog, but he turned out to be a very serious contender and all-star runner in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. He shocked the world with his athleticism, but he shocked the world even more when he was arrested and charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. She was his girlfriend. According to Oscar Pistorius, he admittedly shot her, but he alleges he believed she was an intruder inside of his home in South Africa.

The police charged him with her murder despite his claims, and the world had its eyes fixated back on Oscar Pistorius. His trial took place in South Africa, but he had fans and critics all over the world keeping tabs on the proceedings. A lot of people had no idea what was going on with his trial or what was considered the judicial process in South Africa. The official ruling of the judge presiding over the trial was a not guilty for the murder charge, yet he was found culpable for Reeva Steenkamp’s death and sentenced to five years and another lesser charge to be run concurrently for three years. This would have been terribly confusing, but there was one legal expert there helping to translate and analyze the process for everyone else.

Brenda Wardle is the Chief Operations Officer at the Wardle School of Law, and she was offering her analysis and publishing works concerning the Oscar Pistorius case since its inception. Being a native of South Africa, Brenda Wardle was able to offer a lot of insight into the proceedings of the trial. In addition to offering the native insight, Brenda Wardle is also a highly educated and brilliant expert in law. She holds three degrees in law and specializes in areas such as constitutional law, media law, forensic medicine and a myriad of other specialties.

During the trial of Oscar Pistorius, his sentencing and appeal, Brenda Wardle’s legal expertise was sought out locally and internationally. Her media appearances bolstered her already stellar career, and outlets such as Fox were clamoring to hear her opinion and breakdown of each event. In addition to her law career, she is also an accomplished author and frequently published works inside and outside of the legal field.

Businessmen/Charitable Leaders/Business Leaders Giving Back

Donors like Dick DeVos are Making the Kennedy Center Expansion a Reality

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Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has recently announced a benchmark in their current fundraising efforts to bankroll an approved expansion projection. They have reached their primary goal of $125 million and have set a new target of adding another $50 million to that number. The Kennedy Center, which issued a press release in September, thanked their donors, who have been actively donating for this project since 2013. The hope is that the expansion will be completed by 2018, and will feature a number of enhancements to the center.

But who are these generous donors? I, for one, was surprised to see the list, if only because Dick DeVos — a businessman, philanthropist, and author — appeared on it. This may not surprise you, as DeVos is currently valued at over $5 billion and is a regular contributor to the arts, but it caught my eye. Because prior to his $1 million donation to the Kennedy Center, he and his wife gifted $22.5 million to the Kennedy Center in 2010 through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. 

This kind of generosity from a Michigan-based family got my curiosity going, so I researched DeVos and his background. It turns out that Dick is the son of Rich DeVos, the co-founder of the privately held Amway Corporation, now known as Alticor. DeVos began his career at Amway in 1974, eventually becoming vice president in 1984, and expanding the business internationally. 

In 1989, DeVos left Amway to start his own business, named The Windquest Group, and later became President and CEO of the Orlando Magic, a team the DeVos family had recently required. In 1993, he took over as president of Amway and began a restructuring process in 2000 to transform Amway Corporation into an umbrella firm called Alticor Corporation.

In addition to all of his charitable efforts, Dick founded the first aviation-geared high school that makes the dream of flight attainable to young men and women in Michigan. DeVos himself is an accomplished airplane and helicopter pilot as you can see demonstrated in the video of his landing in downtown Grand Rapids below.

Another interesting tidbit to me about DeVos is that this businessman has put effort, in equal measure, into both politics and philanthropy. In 2006, DeVos ran for the governor seat of Michigan, losing to Democrat Jennifer Granholm. 

The loss has not affected DeVos, however, who has seen fit to sway politics with the use of philanthropy, most notably through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. DeVos currently serves on the boards of several Michigan-based businesses and charities, helping to revitalize his state while providing money for education and arts endeavors. He has also sought the time to write a book, Believe!, which was published in 1985 to great acclaim.

While many billionaire philanthropists may seem out of reach, I have found DeVos is not. He has a Twitter and Facebook account that is updated at regular intervals, keeping him in touch with people who might very well have benefitted from his philanthropy or business pursuits. And in a time where too many of the rich seem to be out of reach, Dick DeVos is the only one I have found to be amicable, approachable, and genuine in his love for people.

Healthiest Dog Food

Beneful has been Leading in the Premium Dog Food Market for Years

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An article in the Daily Herald recently discovered there a surge in sales in dog food. This surge, which began in 2009, is underway because of the demand of dog owners. Owners are demanding healthier food options for their dogs. Companies like Colgate-Palmolive is making food focused on helping dogs lose weight. Mars’ Cesar Home Delights is focused on making dog food more like human food with items like beef stroganoff and lasagna. Existing companies are jumping into the pet food market too. J.M. Smucher Co. recently made an acquisition to buy Big Heart Brands in 2015. Big Heart Brands sells grilled beef burger and jerky for dogs with the artificial colors and flavors. The Premium Dog Food Share Increased to 45 Percent The premium dog food market is now focused on providing healthy foods for dogs based on their age and weight. No longer is dog food a one-size fits all market. There’s even a line of healthy dog food devoted to senior dogs. One brand of dog food that has always been devoted to maintaining dog’s health is Purina Store’s Beneful. Beneful is made with real meats and vitamin-rich veggies. So dogs receive a healthy meal along with plenty of taste. Beneful has always used the highest quality, premium products in its dog food. From wet food and dry food to treats, Beneful has been a leader in the pet food industry in providing the best, healthiest food for dogs. For dogs and their owners, the pet food market is becoming more of what they want. Wall Street is skeptical about this new market in premium dog food. It doesn’t believe that it will maintain its surge because of the expensive meat like beef and chicken. For Purina Beneful, a leader in the premium dog food market, it doesn’t worry about Wall Street. It’s been devoted to making the highest quality and healthiest dog food on the market.

Web Search

Shopping’s Future According to Visual Search And AI

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The company Slyce is simplifying the way individuals shop for products. Their usage of the latest software technology known as image recognition allows individuals to browse through items like shoes, a tea set and more by simply using their laptop, desktop or mobile device. Slyce offers various packages for retailers that allow customers to comfortably search on-line, than trigger items that they particularly like. For example with Slyce’s Neiman Marcus app known as Snap Find Shop, when you take a photo of an item, such as a handbag that you fancy, this app will quickly provide you with items resembling that in your photo.

Slyce has even created another tool called the Universal Scanner to make shopping easier! How this gadget works for instance, is if you see a necklace you like (or any item), you would have the option to either scan or take a photo of it. Than when you go on-line you will receive photos of similar styles or a duplicate match. With this product, Slyce offers images that are 1, 2 or 3 dimensional to provide customers with a realistic view. Much of their search image recognition technology allows customers to purchase various products that they see on billboards, magazines and more.

Thanks to the newest Slyce technology, shopping on-line can come very close to shopping in person, plus avoid having to drive from store to store. Referred to as “visual search,” this method allows users to draw a square around something that you saw on a website page and locates items that are similar from an enormous index. These images from the index will feature items with specific characteristics. For instance if you came across a lamp on a web page that caught your eye and after drawing a square around it, several images (plus close-ups) will come up for you. Depending on the item viewed it may offer a “buy” feature. In November 2015 Shoes.com and Pinterest began testing this new deep learning software from AI on their web sites.

Apps/Dating

Skout and its Placement as a Top Dating Application

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Finding true love can seem like a challenge but it doesn’t need to. There are plenty of online dating applications and accounts available to individuals if they want to test the waters. Each dating application is going to provide a slightly different service, so people should test out what they like and what they don’t. Skout is one of the available applications individuals should check out. As listed, it has several fun features that simply are not found on other dating applications.

As TCPalm points out, there are different applications available for use on mobile devices. The most downloaded application is by far Tinder. This is a free and easy to use application, although it is known more as a “hook-up” application more than anything else. Basically, people rate one another based on pictures. If two people like each others photographs they are able to then talk. Whatever happens from there is up to them.

Let’s Date is a newer application although it is only available on iOS, so for Android users, it simply is not available to individuals. For the most part though, it is known as the “Instagram” of online dating. This is because users can create an account and then upload a wide range of different photographs. This is a younger dating app as 55 percent of those using the app are between 18 to 24 years of age, with another 40 percent between 24 and 35. This means only five percent of users are older than 35. Zoos, on the other hand, is a more established application that is available on both iOS and Android. It is an easy to use application that has a few more features than the other dating options listed so far.

Badoo is another dating application that has been around for a while. In fact, it is approaching its 10 year anniversary. It has nearly 200 million members and is located in 180 countries around the world. It is an application that is more popular in other countries than the United States, but it can be a fun way to meet new people. POF, or Plenty of Fish, is another long standing dating application. It is a bit traditional and doesn’t have too many flashy features, although it is one of the apps that really created the industry.

Skout, as mentioned earlier, is a major application that is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to use. This app has been around since 2008, so it does have experience building a following. It is why the app is now available in over 100 countries around the world and can be used on both iOS and Android based devices. This is a great app for meeting both friends and finding dates.

CEO Life/Businessmen

Shaygan Kheradpir Returns To The Boardroom With Coriant

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The technology startup Coriant has been growing at a fast rate since the purchase of optical development departments from Nokia by Merlin Equity Partners. Merlin rolled a number of companies under the single Coriant umbrella to create an optical hardware and software delivery company that it is hoped will rival the giants of the industry, such as Cisco. The company has been developing under the leadership of Pat DiPietro who is now moving to the role of vice-chairman. In his place as CEO comes former Barclays and Verizon executive Shaygan Kheradpir who will look to use his more than 20 years of business experience to develop the business in the coming months and years.

Shaygan Kheradpir should be in a strong position to push forward the Coriant brand as he has a wealth of experience in the technology industry. Kheradpir began his career with GTE Labs and continued as a research and development specialist when the company merged with Verizon. Kheradpir was at the forefront of developing many of the practices that lowered both development costs and the ability of Verizon to create new hardware at a fast pace.

After finding success in lowering both the research and development costs for Verizon and developing a number of strategies that lowered the costs of IT for the company, Kheradpir moved on to the financial giant Barclays. The position of Kheradpir at Barclays was so strong that he became the first technology executive to sit on the board of the company and developed a number of technology based products that are now financial industry standards.

The role Shaygan Kheradpir is taking up in the Coriant organization is closely linked to that he held at Verizon. The announcement that Kheradpir is joining Coriant as the new CEO was accompanied by news that he has been working on an overall review of the company with Coriant executives for a number of months. The executive will look to maximize profits for Coriant while still providing a high quality product for the brand.

Real Estate Industry

The Increasingly Hot Real Estate Market is Challenging Buyers

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The real estate market has been increasingly hot and the increase in prices has been leading to increasing challenges for buyers of real estate. This is not a challenge confined to just Manhattan but rather to the entirety of New York City.

Brooklyn is the new hot spot for real estate in New York and sales prices are even approaching the heights that are typically only for sale in Manhattan. Part of the problem has been that the supply of Brooklyn apartments has been constrained. A report this week has indicated that over half of the new development home inventory has been sold with approximately $1.7 billion on the market sold during the month of September. Only 550 homes are available on NYC Apartments for rent.

Town Real Estate can provide you with access to some of the best real estate in the competitive New York real estate market. Town Real estate has significant experience finding apartments for those who are looking for one of these Brooklyn real estate apartments as well as those in Manhattan. Some relief is possible as there are 1400 units with submitted plans for Brooklyn that are expected to generate a significant amount of interest. Recently, the average unit price has accelerated to over $4 million per unit in some parts of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn isn’t the only market that has been hot. Manhattan real estate has continued to climb with over seventy apartments being sold in Manhattan with prices over $4 million. This is the best period of time for home sales in Manhattan since 2006 during the heights of the market. The increase in the real estate market in Manhattan is partly on the heels of a decreasing stock market, with the highest unit reaching $38 million in value.

Locating an home in this time of increasing home prices is difficult which is why it is essential to find an unit that is effectively priced. Town Real estate has extensive contacts that can help you to locate units that are effectively priced in this market and can help you to locate the home that you are looking for. Reach out to them and get the assistance of their qualified real estate agents who can set out on finding the apartment that you are seeking.