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Whitney Houston Dead at 48

February 11, 2012

 

 

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. 

 

 Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown. 

 

 At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen. 

 

 Her success carried her beyond music to movies, where she starred in hits like “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.” 

 

 She had the he perfect voice, and the perfect image: a gorgeous singer who had sex appeal but was never overtly sexual, who maintained perfect poise. 

 

 She influenced a generation of younger singers, from Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey, who when she first came out sounded so much like Houston that many thought it was Houston. 

 

 But by the end of her career, Houston became a stunning cautionary tale of the toll of drug use. Her album sales plummeted and the hits stopped coming; her once serene image was shattered by a wild demeanor and bizarre public appearances. She confessed to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her once pristine voice became raspy and hoarse, unable to hit the high notes as she had during her prime. 

 

 “The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy,” Houston told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an infamous 2002 interview with then-husband Brown by her side. 

 

 It was a tragic fall for a superstar who was one of the top-selling artists in pop music history, with more than 55 million records sold in the United States alone. 

 

 She seemed to be born into greatness. She was the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston, the cousin of 1960s pop diva Dionne Warwick and the goddaughter of Aretha Franklin. 

 

 Houston first started singing in the church as a child. In her teens, she sang backup for Chaka Khan, Jermaine Jackson and others, in addition to modeling. It was around that time when music mogul Clive Davis first heard Houston perform. 

 

 “The time that I first saw her singing in her mother’s act in a club … it was such a stunning impact,” Davis told “Good Morning America.” 

 

 “To hear this young girl breathe such fire into this song. I mean, it really sent the proverbial tingles up my spine,” he added. 

 

 Before long, the rest of the country would feel it, too. Houston made her album debut in 1985 with “Whitney Houston,” which sold millions and spawned hit after hit. “Saving All My Love for You” brought her her first Grammy, for best female pop vocal. “How Will I Know,” ”You Give Good Love” and “The Greatest Love of All” also became hit singles. 

 

 Another multiplatinum album, “Whitney,” came out in 1987 and included hits like “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” 

 

 The New York Times wrote that Houston “possesses one of her generation’s most powerful gospel-trained voices, but she eschews many of the churchier mannerisms of her forerunners. She uses ornamental gospel phrasing only sparingly, and instead of projecting an earthy, tearful vulnerability, communicates cool self-assurance and strength, building pop ballads to majestic, sustained peaks of intensity.” 

 

 Her decision not to follow the more soulful inflections of singers like Franklin drew criticism by some who saw her as playing down her black roots to go pop and reach white audiences. The criticism would become a constant refrain through much of her career. She was even booed during the “Soul Train Awards” in 1989. 

 

 “Sometimes it gets down to that, you know?” she told Katie Couric in 1996. “You’re not black enough for them. I don’t know. You’re not R&B enough. You’re very pop. The white audience has taken you away from them.” 

 

 Some saw her 1992 marriage to former New Edition member and soul crooner Bobby Brown as an attempt to refute those critics. It seemed to be an odd union; she was seen as pop’s pure princess while he had a bad-boy image, and already had children of his own. (The couple had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, in 1993.) Over the years, he would be arrested several times, on charges ranging from DUI to failure to pay child support. 

 

 But Houston said their true personalities were not as far apart as people may have believed. 

 

 “When you love, you love. I mean, do you stop loving somebody because you have different images? You know, Bobby and I basically come from the same place,” she told Rolling Stone in 1993. “You see somebody, and you deal with their image, that’s their image. It’s part of them, it’s not the whole picture. I am not always in a sequined gown. I am nobody’s angel. I can get down and dirty. I can get raunchy.” 

 

 It would take several years, however, for the public to see that side of Houston. Her moving 1991 rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, amid the first Gulf War, set a new standard and once again reaffirmed her as America’s sweetheart. 

 

 In 1992, she became a star in the acting world with “The Bodyguard.” Despite mixed reviews, the story of a singer (Houston) guarded by a former Secret Service agent (Kevin Costner) was an international success. 

 

 It also gave her perhaps her most memorable hit: a searing, stunning rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” which sat atop the charts for weeks. It was Grammy’s record of the year and best female pop vocal, and the “Bodyguard” soundtrack was named album of the year. 

 

 She returned to the big screen in 1995-96 with “Waiting to Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife.” Both spawned soundtrack albums, and another hit studio album, “My Love Is Your Love,” in 1998, brought her a Grammy for best female R&B vocal for the cut “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay.” 

 

 But during these career and personal highs, Houston was using drugs. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2010, she said by the time “The Preacher’s Wife” was released, “(doing drugs) was an everyday thing. … I would do my work, but after I did my work, for a whole year or two, it was every day. … I wasn’t happy by that point in time. I was losing myself.” 

 

 In the interview, Houston blamed her rocky marriage to Brown, which included a charge of domestic abuse against Brown in 1993. They divorced in 2007. 

 

 Houston would go to rehab twice before she would declare herself drug-free to Winfrey in 2010. But in the interim, there were missed concert dates, a stop at an airport due to drugs, and public meltdowns. 

 

 She was so startlingly thin during a 2001 Michael Jackson tribute concert that rumors spread she had died the next day. Her crude behavior and jittery appearance on Brown’s reality show, “Being Bobby Brown,” was an example of her sad decline. Her Sawyer interview, where she declared “crack is whack,” was often parodied. She dropped out of the spotlight for a few years. 

 

 Houston staged what seemed to be a successful comeback with the 2009 album “I Look To You.” The album debuted on the top of the charts, and would eventually go platinum. 

 

 Things soon fell apart. A concert to promote the album on “Good Morning America” went awry as Houston’s voice sounded ragged and off-key. She blamed an interview with Winfrey for straining her voice. 

 

 A world tour launched overseas, however, only confirmed suspicions that Houston had lost her treasured gift, as she failed to hit notes and left many fans unimpressed; some walked out. Canceled concert dates raised speculation that she may have been abusing drugs, but she denied those claims and said she was in great shape, blaming illness for cancellations.

 

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Go visit www.entertainmentmusiclife.com now, is it a cool sight with a lot of tools for creative people to inspire themselves, hone their crafts and market themselves!!! 

 

And don’t forget to please buy your copy of “Dying For Her Love “

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

This is real life shit!!!

Read The Book…Read The World!

Read it before the scandal hits the airwaves really really soon and it becomes sold out!! 

 

Available in hardcover, softcover and kindle/ebooks

Buy it on Lulu

Reviews:

ARE YOU SINGLE?! If anyone ever wrote a love letter like this to me I would marry them on the spot. Just goes to show that their still are guys out there that care more about the power of romance than the power of hooking up.

 By Cross ur heart and pinky

 

 

  “aloha jack ๐Ÿ˜‰ reading your book makes me cry & laugh – you’re amazing! thank you <3”

-By +kerstin caroline krüger

 

 


 

I JUST READ DYING FOR HER LOVE, VERY PASSIONATE!!

By Dawn Giggiu

 

“Great ink! keep slinging that ink!”

 – By MELODIC DREAMS

 

“Cute” –

By Kenz  

 

 Dying For Her Love – Featuring the Following song “Crying Out”

 

Frtee Download of “Crying Out” or embed it to your site or blog

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28845943&color=00a5e6&show_comments=false

Crying Out by JackDazey

 

 

 

 

 

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set)

This album is a sample pre-release that infuses the emotional sound of JackDazey. These few tracks focus on the love songs from the upcoming album “Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0” due out 02/14/2012 along with his book “Dying For Her Love – a love diary”. The album in its entirety is an amazing accomplishment in diversity and theme from one accomplished songwriter/producer that can communicate across many genres of music.
“I am that I am – music!!!”
~JackDazey~

 

Or buy via:

 

 

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1334846&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&show_playcount=true&show_artwork=true&color=00a5e6

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set) by JackDazey

 


Categories: Hollywood

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

 

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

February 11, 2012

 

 

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. 

 

 Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown. 

 

 At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen. 

 

 Her success carried her beyond music to movies, where she starred in hits like “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.” 

 

 She had the he perfect voice, and the perfect image: a gorgeous singer who had sex appeal but was never overtly sexual, who maintained perfect poise. 

 

 She influenced a generation of younger singers, from Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey, who when she first came out sounded so much like Houston that many thought it was Houston. 

 

 But by the end of her career, Houston became a stunning cautionary tale of the toll of drug use. Her album sales plummeted and the hits stopped coming; her once serene image was shattered by a wild demeanor and bizarre public appearances. She confessed to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her once pristine voice became raspy and hoarse, unable to hit the high notes as she had during her prime. 

 

 “The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy,” Houston told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an infamous 2002 interview with then-husband Brown by her side. 

 

 It was a tragic fall for a superstar who was one of the top-selling artists in pop music history, with more than 55 million records sold in the United States alone. 

 

 She seemed to be born into greatness. She was the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston, the cousin of 1960s pop diva Dionne Warwick and the goddaughter of Aretha Franklin. 

 

 Houston first started singing in the church as a child. In her teens, she sang backup for Chaka Khan, Jermaine Jackson and others, in addition to modeling. It was around that time when music mogul Clive Davis first heard Houston perform. 

 

 “The time that I first saw her singing in her mother’s act in a club … it was such a stunning impact,” Davis told “Good Morning America.” 

 

 “To hear this young girl breathe such fire into this song. I mean, it really sent the proverbial tingles up my spine,” he added. 

 

 Before long, the rest of the country would feel it, too. Houston made her album debut in 1985 with “Whitney Houston,” which sold millions and spawned hit after hit. “Saving All My Love for You” brought her her first Grammy, for best female pop vocal. “How Will I Know,” ”You Give Good Love” and “The Greatest Love of All” also became hit singles. 

 

 Another multiplatinum album, “Whitney,” came out in 1987 and included hits like “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” 

 

 The New York Times wrote that Houston “possesses one of her generation’s most powerful gospel-trained voices, but she eschews many of the churchier mannerisms of her forerunners. She uses ornamental gospel phrasing only sparingly, and instead of projecting an earthy, tearful vulnerability, communicates cool self-assurance and strength, building pop ballads to majestic, sustained peaks of intensity.” 

 

 Her decision not to follow the more soulful inflections of singers like Franklin drew criticism by some who saw her as playing down her black roots to go pop and reach white audiences. The criticism would become a constant refrain through much of her career. She was even booed during the “Soul Train Awards” in 1989. 

 

 “Sometimes it gets down to that, you know?” she told Katie Couric in 1996. “You’re not black enough for them. I don’t know. You’re not R&B enough. You’re very pop. The white audience has taken you away from them.” 

 

 Some saw her 1992 marriage to former New Edition member and soul crooner Bobby Brown as an attempt to refute those critics. It seemed to be an odd union; she was seen as pop’s pure princess while he had a bad-boy image, and already had children of his own. (The couple had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, in 1993.) Over the years, he would be arrested several times, on charges ranging from DUI to failure to pay child support. 

 

 But Houston said their true personalities were not as far apart as people may have believed. 

 

 “When you love, you love. I mean, do you stop loving somebody because you have different images? You know, Bobby and I basically come from the same place,” she told Rolling Stone in 1993. “You see somebody, and you deal with their image, that’s their image. It’s part of them, it’s not the whole picture. I am not always in a sequined gown. I am nobody’s angel. I can get down and dirty. I can get raunchy.” 

 

 It would take several years, however, for the public to see that side of Houston. Her moving 1991 rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, amid the first Gulf War, set a new standard and once again reaffirmed her as America’s sweetheart. 

 

 In 1992, she became a star in the acting world with “The Bodyguard.” Despite mixed reviews, the story of a singer (Houston) guarded by a former Secret Service agent (Kevin Costner) was an international success. 

 

 It also gave her perhaps her most memorable hit: a searing, stunning rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” which sat atop the charts for weeks. It was Grammy’s record of the year and best female pop vocal, and the “Bodyguard” soundtrack was named album of the year. 

 

 She returned to the big screen in 1995-96 with “Waiting to Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife.” Both spawned soundtrack albums, and another hit studio album, “My Love Is Your Love,” in 1998, brought her a Grammy for best female R&B vocal for the cut “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay.” 

 

 But during these career and personal highs, Houston was using drugs. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2010, she said by the time “The Preacher’s Wife” was released, “(doing drugs) was an everyday thing. … I would do my work, but after I did my work, for a whole year or two, it was every day. … I wasn’t happy by that point in time. I was losing myself.” 

 

 In the interview, Houston blamed her rocky marriage to Brown, which included a charge of domestic abuse against Brown in 1993. They divorced in 2007. 

 

 Houston would go to rehab twice before she would declare herself drug-free to Winfrey in 2010. But in the interim, there were missed concert dates, a stop at an airport due to drugs, and public meltdowns. 

 

 She was so startlingly thin during a 2001 Michael Jackson tribute concert that rumors spread she had died the next day. Her crude behavior and jittery appearance on Brown’s reality show, “Being Bobby Brown,” was an example of her sad decline. Her Sawyer interview, where she declared “crack is whack,” was often parodied. She dropped out of the spotlight for a few years. 

 

 Houston staged what seemed to be a successful comeback with the 2009 album “I Look To You.” The album debuted on the top of the charts, and would eventually go platinum. 

 

 Things soon fell apart. A concert to promote the album on “Good Morning America” went awry as Houston’s voice sounded ragged and off-key. She blamed an interview with Winfrey for straining her voice. 

 

 A world tour launched overseas, however, only confirmed suspicions that Houston had lost her treasured gift, as she failed to hit notes and left many fans unimpressed; some walked out. Canceled concert dates raised speculation that she may have been abusing drugs, but she denied those claims and said she was in great shape, blaming illness for cancellations.

 

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Go visit www.entertainmentmusiclife.com now, is it a cool sight with a lot of tools for creative people to inspire themselves, hone their crafts and market themselves!!! 

 

And don’t forget to please buy your copy of “Dying For Her Love “

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

This is real life shit!!!

Read The Book…Read The World!

Read it before the scandal hits the airwaves really really soon and it becomes sold out!! 

 

Available in hardcover, softcover and kindle/ebooks

Buy it on Lulu

Reviews:

ARE YOU SINGLE?! If anyone ever wrote a love letter like this to me I would marry them on the spot. Just goes to show that their still are guys out there that care more about the power of romance than the power of hooking up.

 By Cross ur heart and pinky

 

 

  “aloha jack ๐Ÿ˜‰ reading your book makes me cry & laugh – you’re amazing! thank you <3”

-By +kerstin caroline krüger

 

 


 

I JUST READ DYING FOR HER LOVE, VERY PASSIONATE!!

By Dawn Giggiu

 

“Great ink! keep slinging that ink!”

 – By MELODIC DREAMS

 

“Cute” –

By Kenz  

 

 Dying For Her Love – Featuring the Following song “Crying Out”

 

Frtee Download of “Crying Out” or embed it to your site or blog

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28845943&color=00a5e6&show_comments=false

Crying Out by JackDazey

 

 

 

 

 

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set)

This album is a sample pre-release that infuses the emotional sound of JackDazey. These few tracks focus on the love songs from the upcoming album “Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0” due out 02/14/2012 along with his book “Dying For Her Love – a love diary”. The album in its entirety is an amazing accomplishment in diversity and theme from one accomplished songwriter/producer that can communicate across many genres of music.
“I am that I am – music!!!”
~JackDazey~

 

Or buy via:

 

 

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1334846&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&show_playcount=true&show_artwork=true&color=00a5e6

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set) by JackDazey

 


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The Next 17 Big Companies That Are At Risk Of Bankruptcy

 

The Next 17 Big Companies That Are At Risk Of Bankruptcy

 

 

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

 

American Airlines, Eastman Kodak, Hostess…

Lots of iconic brands have filed for bankruptcy recently. Some blamed weak consumer demand, others pointed to rising commodity costs and pension demands. In any case, you can count on many more companies to follow suit.

 

GovernanceMetric’s International provided us with a list of companies with the greatest probability of financial distress. We picked out the biggest names.

 

Caesars Entertainment

 

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

 

Arnold C via Wikimedia Commons

Financial distress probability: 7.28%

 

 

Total assets: $28.9 billion

 

Founded: 1937

 

Caesars Entertainment is the world’s largest casino entertainment company.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Clearwire (CLWR)

Financial distress probability: 9.54%

 

 

Total assets: $8.8 billion

 

Founded: 2003

 

Clearwire, a wireless internet service provider, has seen its stock gain 40% since October when investors feared that the company would default on its debt, reported Reuters. In December, Sprint provided the company with a lifeline by agreeing to pay $1.6 billion to Clearwire in the next four years. 

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

McClatchy (MNI)

 

AP

Financial distress probability: 10.16%

 

 

Total assets: $3.0 billion

 

Founded: 1857

 

McClatchy, the third-largest newspaper company in the US, has seen a significant drop in its advertising revenue this past year. Currently, the company is focused on its digital advertising in order to make up for the losses, reported Reuters. 

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

AK Steel Holding (AKS:US)

 

AP Photo

Financial distress probability: 10.98%

 

 

Total assets: $4.58 billion

 

Founded: 1899

 

AK Steel, formerly Armco, is experiencing some problems with its pension charges and its net loss has doubled since last year, according to a company press realease.  

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Republic Airway Holdings (RJET)

 

Flickr/AV8PIX Christopher Ebdon

Financial distress probability: 11.12%

 

 

Total assets: $4.2 billion

 

Founded: 1973

 

Republic Airways Holdings is an Indiana company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. At the moment, Republic Airways is trying to sell off its troubled asset Frontier, reported Reuters.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Tennessee Valley Authority

 

John Sevier Combined Cycle Plant

 

Flickr/TVA eb Team

Financial distress probability: 11.82%

 

 

Total assets: $46.39 billion

 

Founded: 1933

 

Tennessee Valley Authority, which provides electricity to nine million people in the southeast, needs funds for future projects but cannot afford to take on more dept as its debt ceiling is controlled by the congress. In order to raise funds, TVA has leased the John Sevier Combined Cycle Plant to a group of investors for 30 years at a price of $1 billion, reported Electric Co-op Today. 

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Office Depot (ODP)

Financial distress probability: 11.90%

 

 

Total assets: $4.2 billion

 

Founded: 1986

 

Office Depot is a global supplier of office products and services.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Barnes & Noble (BKS)

 

http://www.flickr.com

Financial distress probability: 12.05%

 

 

Total assets: $4.1 billion

 

Founded: 1873

 

Barnes and Noble saw a drop in its stock earlier this month when the company lowered guidance and announced that the company is considering spinning out the Nook business. The simple reason why Barnes and Noble made it while Borders went belly up is the company’s investment in Nook and online sales. But can Nook compete with Amazon’s Kindle? 

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Standard Pacific (SPF)

 

http://www.standardpacifichomes.com

Financial distress probability: 13.35%

 

 

Total assets: $2.2 billion

 

Founded: 1965

 

Standard Pacific, a builder of single-family homes, has taken some hits during the housing crisis and has seen recent downgrades from many banks including from CRT Capital, Raymond James and Compass Point, according to LocalizedUSA.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Dynegy (DYN)

 

alan5o5 via Flickr

Financial distress probability: 13.93%

 

 

Total assets: $11.1 billion

 

Founded: 1984

 

Dynegy, a producer and retailer of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services, was sued last year by bondholders who believed they were shortchanged by the company’s restructuring. The restructuring was done to try and help Dynegy avoid bankruptcy.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Talbots (TLB)

 

screenshot http://www.talbots.com

Financial distress probability: 14.86%

 

 

Total assets: $0.7 billion

 

Founded: 1947

 

Talbots is actively soliciting bids for a sale after turning down a buyout from Sycamore Partners in December, according to Reuters. UBS recently criticized Talbots for a lack of leadership and brand vision.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

KB Home (KBH)

 

Flickr/Brough Turner

Financial distress probability: 15.52%

 

 

Total assets: $2.7 billion

 

Founded: 1957

 

America’s fifth-largest homebuilder gave a reason for optimism recently when it announced a surge in orders for new homes, according to Reuters. But until the housing recovery picks up steam, this company remains at risk.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

 

 

Unites States Postal Service

 

Daniel Goodman / Business Insider

Financial distress probability: 17.30%

 

 

Total assets: $23.4 billion

 

Founded: 1775

 

There have been a few suggestion as how to rescue the USPS from bankruptcy. Among them are laying off workers, cutting its Pension fund, cutting Saturday delivery and even selling ads on the side of its trucks, The question that remains is, can USPS do enough to compete with UPS and FedEx?

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

 

 

Thomas Cook Group (TCG:LN)

 

Flickr/ell brown

 

Financial distress probability: 17.94%

 

Total assets: $10.43 billion

 

Founded: 2007

 

Thomas Cook Group, created through the merger of Thomas Cook AG (iconic British travel agency dating as far back as 1841) and My Travel group, has been flirting with bankruptcy for years. In 2009, Arcandor, which owned 52% of the company, filed for bankruptcy, according to the Daily Mail. In November, Prime Minister David Cameron called on banks not to let this “important and iconic British brand” fail, reported the Guardian,  

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Air France (AF:FP)

 

Wikimedia Commons

Financial distress probability: 18.99%

 

 

Total assets: $37.1 billion

 

Founded: 1933

 

After a number of staff strikes, Air France is currently working on a turnaround plan, reported Reuters, which includes a hiring freeze, a pay freeze and cutbacks to its fleet. 

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Imperial Sugar (IPSU)

 

Flickr/David Sledge

Financial distress probability: 20.37%

 

 

Total assets: $0.5 billion

 

Founded: 1843

 

Imperial sugar, processor and marketer of refined sugar, is expecting to post significant losses for the past year in addition to its 59% drop in stock prices, according to Houston Chronicle. What’s more, the company’s auditors are questioning the company’s ability to stay afloat.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

Dendreon (DNDN)

Financial distress probability: 30.62%

 

 

Market cap: $0.9 billion

 

Founded: 1992

 

After underperforming in sales of its prostate cancer vaccine Provenge, biotechnology company Dendreon saw a 65% drop in stock in August. However, things might be looking up for the company after reporting huge revenue growth in the fourth quarter.

 

Financial distress probability was calculated by GovernanceMetrics International.

 

 

Go visit www.entertainmentmusiclife.com now, is it a cool sight with a lot of tools for creative people to inspire themselves, hone their crafts and market themselves!!! 

 

And don’t forget to please buy your copy of “Dying For Her Love “

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

This is real life shit!!!

Read The Book…Read The World!

Read it before the scandal hits the airwaves really really soon and it becomes sold out!! 

 

Available in hardcover, softcover and kindle/ebooks

Buy it on Lulu

Reviews:

ARE YOU SINGLE?! If anyone ever wrote a love letter like this to me I would marry them on the spot. Just goes to show that their still are guys out there that care more about the power of romance than the power of hooking up.

 By Cross ur heart and pinky

 

 

  “aloha jack ๐Ÿ˜‰ reading your book makes me cry & laugh – you’re amazing! thank you <3”

-By +kerstin caroline krüger

 

 


 

I JUST READ DYING FOR HER LOVE, VERY PASSIONATE!!

By Dawn Giggiu

 

“Great ink! keep slinging that ink!”

 – By MELODIC DREAMS

 

“Cute” –

By Kenz  

 

 Dying For Her Love – Featuring the Following song “Crying Out”

 

Frtee Download of “Crying Out” or embed it to your site or blog

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28845943&color=00a5e6&show_comments=false

Crying Out by JackDazey

 

 

 

 

 

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set)

This album is a sample pre-release that infuses the emotional sound of JackDazey. These few tracks focus on the love songs from the upcoming album “Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0” due out 02/14/2012 along with his book “Dying For Her Love – a love diary”. The album in its entirety is an amazing accomplishment in diversity and theme from one accomplished songwriter/producer that can communicate across many genres of music.
“I am that I am – music!!!”
~JackDazey~

 

Or buy via:

 

 

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1334846&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&show_playcount=true&show_artwork=true&color=00a5e6

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set) by JackDazey

 


Categories: NEWS

Snowy Owl irruption and other “sign of the times” animal behaviors

 

 

Bird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of snowy owls from the Arctic winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration that a leading owl researcher called “unbelievable.” 


Thousands of the snow-white birds, which stand 2 feet tall with 5-foot wingspans, have been spotted from coast to coast, feeding in farmlands in Idaho, roosting on rooftops in Montana, gliding over golf courses in Missouri and soaring over shorelines in Massachusetts.

A certain number of the iconic owls fly south from their Arctic breeding grounds each winter but rarely do so many venture so far away even amid large-scale, periodic southern migrations known as irruptions.

“What we’re seeing now — it’s unbelievable,” said Denver Holt, head of the Owl Research Institute in Montana.

“This is the most significant wildlife event in decades,” added Holt, who has studied snowy owls in their Arctic tundra ecosystem for two decades.

Holt and other owl experts say the phenomenon is likely linked to lemmings, a rodent that accounts for 90 percent of the diet of snowy owls during breeding months that stretch from May into September. The largely nocturnal birds also prey on a host of other animals, from voles to geese.

An especially plentiful supply of lemmings last season likely led to a population boom among owls that resulted in each breeding pair hatching as many as seven offspring. That compares to a typical clutch size of no more than two, Holt said.

Greater competition this year for food in the Far North by the booming bird population may have then driven mostly younger, male owls much farther south than normal.

Research on the animals is scarce because of the remoteness and extreme conditions of the terrain the owls occupy, including northern Russia and Scandinavia, he said.

The surge in snowy owl sightings has brought birders flocking from Texas, Arizona and Utah to the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest, pouring tourist dollars into local economies and crowding parks and wildlife areas. The irruption has triggered widespread public fascination that appears to span ages and interests.

“For the last couple months, every other visitor asks if we’ve seen a snowy owl today,” said Frances Tanaka, a volunteer for the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Olympia, Washington.

But accounts of emaciated owls at some sites — including a food-starved bird that dropped dead in a farmer’s field in Wisconsin — suggest the migration has a darker side. And Holt said an owl that landed at an airport in Hawaii in November was shot and killed to avoid collisions with planes.

He said snowy owl populations are believed to be in an overall decline, possibly because a changing climate has lessened the abundance of vegetation like grasses that lemmings rely on.

This winter’s snowy owl outbreak, with multiple sightings as far south as Oklahoma, remains largely a mystery of nature.

 

“There’s a lot of speculation. As far as hard evidence, we really don’t know,” Holt said.






 

Go visit www.entertainmentmusiclife.com now, is it a cool sight with a lot of tools for creative people to inspire themselves, hone their crafts and market themselves!!! 

 

And don’t forget to please buy your copy of “Dying For Her Love “

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

This is real life shit!!!

Read The Book…Read The World!

Read it before the scandal hits the airwaves really really soon and it becomes sold out!! 

 

Available in hardcover, softcover and kindle/ebooks

Buy it on Lulu

Reviews:

ARE YOU SINGLE?! If anyone ever wrote a love letter like this to me I would marry them on the spot. Just goes to show that their still are guys out there that care more about the power of romance than the power of hooking up.

 By Cross ur heart and pinky

 

 

  “aloha jack ๐Ÿ˜‰ reading your book makes me cry & laugh – you’re amazing! thank you <3”

-By +kerstin caroline krüger

 

 


 

I JUST READ DYING FOR HER LOVE, VERY PASSIONATE!!

By Dawn Giggiu

 

“Great ink! keep slinging that ink!”

 – By MELODIC DREAMS

 

“Cute” –

By Kenz  

 

 Dying For Her Love – Featuring the Following song “Crying Out”

 

Frtee Download of “Crying Out” or embed it to your site or blog

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28845943&color=00a5e6&show_comments=false

Crying Out by JackDazey

 

 

 

 

 

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set)

This album is a sample pre-release that infuses the emotional sound of JackDazey. These few tracks focus on the love songs from the upcoming album “Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0” due out 02/14/2012 along with his book “Dying For Her Love – a love diary”. The album in its entirety is an amazing accomplishment in diversity and theme from one accomplished songwriter/producer that can communicate across many genres of music.
“I am that I am – music!!!”
~JackDazey~

 

Or buy via:

 

 

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1334846&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&show_playcount=true&show_artwork=true&color=00a5e6

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set) by JackDazey

 


Categories: NEWS

Snowy Owl irruption and other “sign of the times” animal behaviors

 

 

Bird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of snowy owls from the Arctic winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration that a leading owl researcher called “unbelievable.” 


Thousands of the snow-white birds, which stand 2 feet tall with 5-foot wingspans, have been spotted from coast to coast, feeding in farmlands in Idaho, roosting on rooftops in Montana, gliding over golf courses in Missouri and soaring over shorelines in Massachusetts.

A certain number of the iconic owls fly south from their Arctic breeding grounds each winter but rarely do so many venture so far away even amid large-scale, periodic southern migrations known as irruptions.

“What we’re seeing now — it’s unbelievable,” said Denver Holt, head of the Owl Research Institute in Montana.

“This is the most significant wildlife event in decades,” added Holt, who has studied snowy owls in their Arctic tundra ecosystem for two decades.

Holt and other owl experts say the phenomenon is likely linked to lemmings, a rodent that accounts for 90 percent of the diet of snowy owls during breeding months that stretch from May into September. The largely nocturnal birds also prey on a host of other animals, from voles to geese.

An especially plentiful supply of lemmings last season likely led to a population boom among owls that resulted in each breeding pair hatching as many as seven offspring. That compares to a typical clutch size of no more than two, Holt said.

Greater competition this year for food in the Far North by the booming bird population may have then driven mostly younger, male owls much farther south than normal.

Research on the animals is scarce because of the remoteness and extreme conditions of the terrain the owls occupy, including northern Russia and Scandinavia, he said.

The surge in snowy owl sightings has brought birders flocking from Texas, Arizona and Utah to the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest, pouring tourist dollars into local economies and crowding parks and wildlife areas. The irruption has triggered widespread public fascination that appears to span ages and interests.

“For the last couple months, every other visitor asks if we’ve seen a snowy owl today,” said Frances Tanaka, a volunteer for the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Olympia, Washington.

But accounts of emaciated owls at some sites — including a food-starved bird that dropped dead in a farmer’s field in Wisconsin — suggest the migration has a darker side. And Holt said an owl that landed at an airport in Hawaii in November was shot and killed to avoid collisions with planes.

He said snowy owl populations are believed to be in an overall decline, possibly because a changing climate has lessened the abundance of vegetation like grasses that lemmings rely on.

This winter’s snowy owl outbreak, with multiple sightings as far south as Oklahoma, remains largely a mystery of nature.

 

“There’s a lot of speculation. As far as hard evidence, we really don’t know,” Holt said.






 

Go visit www.entertainmentmusiclife.com now, is it a cool sight with a lot of tools for creative people to inspire themselves, hone their crafts and market themselves!!! 

 

And don’t forget to please buy your copy of “Dying For Her Love “

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

This is real life shit!!!

Read The Book…Read The World!

Read it before the scandal hits the airwaves really really soon and it becomes sold out!! 

 

Available in hardcover, softcover and kindle/ebooks

Buy it on Lulu

Reviews:

ARE YOU SINGLE?! If anyone ever wrote a love letter like this to me I would marry them on the spot. Just goes to show that their still are guys out there that care more about the power of romance than the power of hooking up.

 By Cross ur heart and pinky

 

 

  “aloha jack ๐Ÿ˜‰ reading your book makes me cry & laugh – you’re amazing! thank you <3”

-By +kerstin caroline krüger

 

 


 

I JUST READ DYING FOR HER LOVE, VERY PASSIONATE!!

By Dawn Giggiu

 

“Great ink! keep slinging that ink!”

 – By MELODIC DREAMS

 

“Cute” –

By Kenz  

 

 Dying For Her Love – Featuring the Following song “Crying Out”

 

Frtee Download of “Crying Out” or embed it to your site or blog

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28845943&color=00a5e6&show_comments=false

Crying Out by JackDazey

 

 

 

 

 

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set)

This album is a sample pre-release that infuses the emotional sound of JackDazey. These few tracks focus on the love songs from the upcoming album “Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0” due out 02/14/2012 along with his book “Dying For Her Love – a love diary”. The album in its entirety is an amazing accomplishment in diversity and theme from one accomplished songwriter/producer that can communicate across many genres of music.
“I am that I am – music!!!”
~JackDazey~

 

Or buy via:

 

 

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1334846&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&show_playcount=true&show_artwork=true&color=00a5e6

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set) by JackDazey

 


Categories: NEWS

BREAKING NEWS!! -Triple Threat Solar Flare Blasts Radiation Storm Toward Earth

 

Go visit www.entertainmentmusiclife.com now, is it a cool sight with a lot of tools for creative people to inspire themselves, hone their crafts and market themselves!!! 

 

And don’t forget to please buy your copy of “Dying For Her Love “

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

This is real life shit!!!

Read The Book…Read The World!

Read it before the scandal hits the airwaves really really soon and it becomes sold out!! 

 

Available in hardcover, softcover and kindle/ebooks

Buy it on Lulu

Reviews:

ARE YOU SINGLE?! If anyone ever wrote a love letter like this to me I would marry them on the spot. Just goes to show that their still are guys out there that care more about the power of romance than the power of hooking up.

 By Cross ur heart and pinky

 

 

  “aloha jack ๐Ÿ˜‰ reading your book makes me cry & laugh – you’re amazing! thank you <3”

-By +kerstin caroline krüger

 

 


 

I JUST READ DYING FOR HER LOVE, VERY PASSIONATE!!

By Dawn Giggiu

 

“Great ink! keep slinging that ink!”

 – By MELODIC DREAMS

 

“Cute” –

By Kenz  

 

 Dying For Her Love – Featuring the Following song “Crying Out”

 

Frtee Download of “Crying Out” or embed it to your site or blog

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28845943&color=00a5e6&show_comments=false

Crying Out by JackDazey

 

 

 

 

 

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set)

This album is a sample pre-release that infuses the emotional sound of JackDazey. These few tracks focus on the love songs from the upcoming album “Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0” due out 02/14/2012 along with his book “Dying For Her Love – a love diary”. The album in its entirety is an amazing accomplishment in diversity and theme from one accomplished songwriter/producer that can communicate across many genres of music.
“I am that I am – music!!!”
~JackDazey~

 

Or buy via:

 

 

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1334846&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&show_playcount=true&show_artwork=true&color=00a5e6

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set) by JackDazey

 


Categories: NEWS

BREAKING NEWS!! -Triple Threat Solar Flare Blasts Radiation Storm Toward Earth

 

Go visit www.entertainmentmusiclife.com now, is it a cool sight with a lot of tools for creative people to inspire themselves, hone their crafts and market themselves!!! 

 

And don’t forget to please buy your copy of “Dying For Her Love “

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

This is real life shit!!!

Read The Book…Read The World!

Read it before the scandal hits the airwaves really really soon and it becomes sold out!! 

 

Available in hardcover, softcover and kindle/ebooks

Buy it on Lulu

Reviews:

ARE YOU SINGLE?! If anyone ever wrote a love letter like this to me I would marry them on the spot. Just goes to show that their still are guys out there that care more about the power of romance than the power of hooking up.

 By Cross ur heart and pinky

 

 

  “aloha jack ๐Ÿ˜‰ reading your book makes me cry & laugh – you’re amazing! thank you <3”

-By +kerstin caroline krüger

 

 


 

I JUST READ DYING FOR HER LOVE, VERY PASSIONATE!!

By Dawn Giggiu

 

“Great ink! keep slinging that ink!”

 – By MELODIC DREAMS

 

“Cute” –

By Kenz  

 

 Dying For Her Love – Featuring the Following song “Crying Out”

 

Frtee Download of “Crying Out” or embed it to your site or blog

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F28845943&color=00a5e6&show_comments=false

Crying Out by JackDazey

 

 

 

 

 

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set)

This album is a sample pre-release that infuses the emotional sound of JackDazey. These few tracks focus on the love songs from the upcoming album “Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0” due out 02/14/2012 along with his book “Dying For Her Love – a love diary”. The album in its entirety is an amazing accomplishment in diversity and theme from one accomplished songwriter/producer that can communicate across many genres of music.
“I am that I am – music!!!”
~JackDazey~

 

Or buy via:

 

 

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1334846&show_comments=true&auto_play=false&show_playcount=true&show_artwork=true&color=00a5e6

Top 40 The JackDazey Project 2.0 (Love is Love Set) by JackDazey

 


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