What Sets BRL Trust Apart from the Competition

People have a tendency to forget that the most successful companies had to start somewhere. Additionally, it’s equally common for larger companies to forget where they came from. However, every now and then one can find a company which remembers to look out for the little guy. This is one of the things which sets BRL Trust apart from other financial trusts.

BRL Trust was established in 2005 in order to provide smaller private loans. Even in the beginning, it was obvious that the people behind BRL Trust had an amazing business sense. Their image was further bolstered by their strong sense of ethics. Basically, it was clear that BRL Trust was something that people could put their faith in. They quickly grew to a point where they were acting as the intervening Trust for over 100 clients.

Once again, the biggest factor in this growth came down to confidence. It’s imperative that people are able to place their faith in the people who are handling their finances. Ideally any company would stand firm and hold to proper legal and ethical principles. However, it’s often clear when a company places a particular emphasis on ethics and personal responsibility.

BRL Trust quickly gained a reputation as a company which did the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. That is what their Facebook page is set up and designed for. While other companies might grudgingly follow the laws of a particular region, BRL Trust always aimed to right from the start. Along with that they were known as a company which would treat both larger and smaller clients with the same level of respect. And the results of that stance are quite clear. Since 2005 BRL Trust has become the single largest independent administrator for investment funds in Brazil.

Another reason for this success comes down to transparency. It’s quite common for Trusts to do a lot of work in secret. In fact, this is often the norm in many regions. BRL Trust has been fully transparent right from the start. They firmly believe that clients have a right to know how the company is operating. The company believes that an informed client will choose the best option for their situation. And BRL Trust is also confident that they can always be counted on to be the best option for any particular situation.

And this is the final item which really sets them apart from the competition. They work with clients to achieve the best results. BRL Trust believes that all transactions between themselves and their clients should end with both parties fully satisfied.

Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath Rumored to be Dead

According to the story today on USA Today, there was a rumor floating around for a little while that the 46-year-old singer and television personality was dead. It was reported that news outlets, as well as television, received emails from a publicity firm, which is located in Los Angeles, telling the news of the actor’s demise.

The email had said that McGrath was shot while he was filming for the second season of his show, Hot Package. The email described the shooter as a masked gunman who confronted McGrath before shooting him several times. It then went on to say that he died in the arms of his co-host, Derrick Beckles, while on the set. The publicity firm asked that fans take pictures of themselves with a packet of sugar over their heart to show love for the now-deceased McGrath, #RIPMARKMCGRATH.

So it turns out that Mark McGrath is just fine. All his fans, like Bernardo Chua (Zoominfo.com) can breathe a little easier now. The publicity firm who sent out the email are not even affiliated with McGrath or his show Hot Package. In fact, it turns out that the email may have just been a publicity stunt. The first episode of the new season of McGrath’s show is that exact storyline.

Celebrity Twitter Etiquette

A post on NONSOS two days ago on February 24 revealed interesting instances of celebrities talking and arguing back and forth on Twitter. Some conversations were entirely respectful, while others involved one celebrity essentially telling off another for stating something that went against popular opinion and/or personal feeling, or that was “humor” done in poor taste.

Since the public social networking platform was first created, celebrities have increasingly used the site to rip into each other in both playful and downright hateful ways and many people online have started to wonder if celebrities should show more restraint. Haidar Barbouti knows that, after all, once something is shared online it can hypothetically remain on the Internet forever and celebrities have more to lose when they snark or argue with one another in public settings even when those settings are virtual.

Other online commenters have pointed out that celebrities are not the only users failing to show some restraint when communicating via Twitter. They argue out that Twitter makes it too easy for people to get into arguments as compared to other social networking platforms because the 140 character post format on the site results in people often quickly blurbing or venting instead of taking time to consider their words. They also argue that the post format and site tools actually promote the use of barbed commentary even though Twitter’s terms of service are clear about respecting other users.

Legal Weed in Washington DC Convoluted By Congressional Meddling

The legalization of marijuana is sweeping the nation and the District of Columbia is next as AnastasiaDate noted on their blog. It was actually legalized there by a ballot initiative this past November, but the law does not go into effect until this Thursday, February 26th. Unlike states where recreational marijuana use has been approved by ballot measures, Washington DC has its city budget controlled by congress. The congress attached a rider to a recent spending bill that prohibits the District of Columbia from using any federal tax money to implement this new law. Despite this, the city is pushing ahead with implementing the law. It, therefore, goes into effect within a hazy legal and regulatory framework.

This issue may be resolved quickly as the congress has been conducting a review of this issue which concludes soon. Washington DC’s problems with legalized marijuana are more acute than in states given the control congress has over the city. There is still a problem that all parts of the country that legalize marijuana have: It is still illegal at the federal level. Hopefully, this problem will be resolved by congress passing one of the couple bills that have been submitted recently to effectively legalize this drug at the federal level in the sense of letting every individual state, and presumably the District of Columbia, decide its legality on their own, without federal interference. For Republicans, who claim to value state’s rights, letting states determine the legality of this substance would seem to make sense. Yet, somehow I don’t see this happening anytime soon.

Dr. Rod Rohrich- Top Plastic Surgeon

Internationally known as one of the top plastic surgeons, Dr. Rod Rohrich, M.D., is a leading innovator and educator in the field of plastic surgery. He has contributed to reducing the risks of plastic surgery and increasing positive results due to his professional experience and in-depth research.

Dr. Rod Rohrich became board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1987. Dr Rod Rohrich has received degrees and certifications from numerous universities. These include an Undergraduate degree, Medical school, General Surgery Residency, Plastic Surgery Residency, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship, and Hand/Microsurgery Fellowship. Dr Rod Rohrich is a founding member and a previous co-chair of the Dallas for Children Foundation. Dr Rod Rohrich has also served on the Board of Directors of Save the Children, March of Dimes, and the American Cancer Society foundations located in Dallas, Texas. His certifications in plastic surgery for children has given him the opportunity to educate and perform plastic surgery in Third World countries, helping change physically deformed children’s lives.

Dr Rod Rohrich is editor in chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, one of the most acknowledged journals appealing to plastic surgeons. He has published more than 1.500 papers on plastic surgery. Along with these publications, he has produced 600 peer review articles, 50 chapters, and 5 textbooks. Dr Rod Rohrich has served as president in numerous organizations such as American Society of Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr Rod Rohrich specializes in many areas of plastic surgery. These specialties include: arm, brow, neck, and face lift, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty, face rejuvenation, fillers, botox, breast augmentation, body contouring, and liposuction.

Due to his popularity in the world of plastic surgery, Dr Rod Rohrich has been mentioned on many popular media outlets such as Oprah, CNN, and the Today Show. His constant research and years of experience has benefited the thousands of people requiring plastic surgery every year.

Wine Buying Guide For Consumers

Although Antique Wine Company sells a variety of vintage wines, the process of selecting the proper wines for certain meals can be challenging for some people. To make shopping easier, several things must be considered during the selection process.

The Favors

Each wine that Antique Wine Company manufacturers has unique characteristics. For example, merlots typically have fruity favors; some wines taste like plum, cherry, or raspberry. A few merlots can also have spicy or herby notes. However, if certain procedures are implemented during the wine making process, the flavor of the wine can be affected. A wine can gain a smoky or woody flavor if it is aged in a toasted oak barrel.

The Taste

When Antique Wine Company experts talk about the structure of a wine, they address the combination of acid, sweetness, and alcohol, which are the basic taste components of wine. The most expensive wines will have a more established taste profile.

A wine’s finish is determined by the length of time that the texture and taste lingers. Since every wine is made with alcohol, there will be a heated sensation in the mouth after the wine is swallowed. If a wine has too much alcohol, the heat level will be unpleasant.

The Food

Merlot and cabernets should be served with rich dishes. Pinot grigios and sauvignon blancs, however, are better with lighter meals, such as grilled salmon. Basically, wines that have complex flavors can complement or enhance the taste of numerous types of food.

Some wines are best served with certain kinds of food. White wine is often paired with a delicious piece of fish during a classy dinner. Dry wines go well with dishes that are seasoned with a lot of spice. The AWC manufacturers a number of delicious white and dry wines for wine enthusiasts around the world.

Best Shows so Far in 2015 – Is TV Becoming Better than Movies?

This year’s movies have been decent so far but the TV shows available to viewers have really turned things around. From Broadchurch to How to Get Away with Murder (HTGAWM), every show has opened with a bang and some new additions have just opened everyone’s eyes to new possibilities of TV shows. Here are the best TV shows of 2015 so far –

• HTGAWM – Viola Davis’ performance has been the best thing on television since this began and you only need to watch the first episode to understand why. Shonda Rhimes has created something that lovers of law and crime shows will cherish for the years to come.

• Broadchurch (Season 2) – The first season was a roller coaster for everyone and while the critics may have been disappointed in the second season, you would be lying if you say that you are not enjoying the slow build-up of the drama. Fans like Susan McGalla know that Eve Myles has been another revelation this season.

• Agent Carter – You can never stop praising this show too much because it has single handedly silenced every critic who dared to question it. Hayley Atwell is amazing as Agent Carter and this show is set after the events of the first movie – when Captain America supposedly dies (but is later found by Iron Man). The writing of the show is so good that everyone is glad to finally have a great female character.

‘Elementary’ deserves an honorable mention for introducing the wonderful character that was ‘Kitty’ in all our lives.

Daredevil to Travel Down A Violent Road

Netflix most certainly wants to take the Daredevil streaming series in a direction that is far different from anything comic book movie or TV fans have seen before. As more and more promotional material is revealed about the series, fans are learning the violence level is going to be really ratcheted up several notches. The producers are promising a fairly “bloody” series and such a decision might prove to be a risky one.

Is the new Daredevil series going to be a hyper-violent program in the vein of A Game of Thrones? Will the episodes explore an atypical gritty grindhouse approach to a heroic soap opera? The common denominator among any description of the program is “violent” and this seems to be what Netflix is looking for.

A stronger level of violence likely is intended to draw in the 18 – 54 male demographic. Haidar Barbouti knows that this could be a lucrative audience for Netflix, but at what cost? Turning the beloved character of Daredevil into a vehicle for violent mayhem seems a little disappointing. Frank Miller’s take on The Man Without Fear certainly was gritty, but the comics were never gratuitous.

Perhaps it is a bit premature to criticize the series before the episodes have made a proper debut. The BBFC of the United Kingdom has noted the series is a very violent one and, while this may be true, the quality of the series might be outstanding. We’ll learn all there is to know about the series once it debuts in April of 2015.

Taylor Swift’s Sultry New “Style” Clip

Global pop star Taylor Swift’s music videos are often fun and spirited displays. Take the video for the lead single from her latest album “1989,” “Shake It Off.” “Shake It Off” had a jovial and cheerful clip that perfectly matched the tone of the classic pop anthem.

The album’s third and newest video “Style” is a different story, however, according to RollingStone.com. Reportedly influenced by Swift’s past relationship with famed One Direction vocalist Harry Styles, “Style” is markedly more sultry and melancholy in feel. The same goes for the video, as fans like Ricardo Guimaraes BMG are aware. More on Guimaraes is available on Epocanegocios.globo.com. The clip depicts Swift’s “up and down” interactions with a lover. The video shows Taylor and her love frustrated by their positive earlier associations with one another. In the end, the twosome get back together.

“Style” isn’t the sole 1989 tune that’s a reference to singer Styles. The name of the song, however, is a very clear hint at the pair’s prior romantic involvement. The airplane necklace the blonde chanteuse wears in the clip is believed to be a present Styles gave Swift while they were still dating. British actor Dominic Sherwood plays Swift’s boyfriend in “Style.” Kyle Newman served as the video’s director. Newman has directed films such as “Fanboys” and “Chewie.”

Swift, in a wise move, made the “Style” video public as New York Fashion Week was going on. The clip leaked on the internet right before it was supposed to premiere on the popular morning program “Good Morning America.” Swift responded to the leak by rapidly putting the official clip on her Vevo channel.

An Interview with an Interviewer


Rolling Stone Magazine recently published an online interview with writer David Ritz who is the ghost writer of a number of celebrity autobiographies as will as biographies. This is a very good interview and quite interesting for anyone who is a writer or journalist themselves.

In the interview, Ritz discusses how he got into ghost writing. He originally wanted to write an important biography about Ray Charles. An agent told him that it would be more interesting if Charles was telling the story himself. So, Ritz approached Charles and asked permission to do an autobiography together. Charles agreed, and the book did very well.

In the article, Ritz explains his technique for working with celebrities to get their stories. Basically, he hangs out with them and lets a dialogue develop naturally over time. He said that this is a better approach than bringing in a laundry list of questions.

Ritz actually helped Marvin Gaye write the song “Sexual Healing”. He explains in the interview how this happened spontaneously through him hanging out with Gaye when he was writing about him.

Overall, this Rolling Stone article is a fascinating piece for anyone interested in how successful autobiographies and biographies are written and has tips for budding writers like Paul Matheison.