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UnCategorized Prince Rogers Nelson , better known as simply Prince, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has been known under the unpronounceable symbol, which he used between 1993 and 2000. During that period he was frequently referred to in the media as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince", often abbreviated to "TAFKAP", or simply "The Artist". Prince produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. Prince founded his own recording studio and label, writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the instruments on his recordings. In addition, Prince has been a "talent promoter" for the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6, and has written songs for these artists and others. In 1976, Prince created a demo tape with producer Chris Moon in Moon’s Minneapolis studio. Unable to secure a recording contract, Moon brought the tape to Minneapolis businessman Owen Husney. Husney signed Prince, at the age of 17, to a management contract and helped Prince create a demo recording at Sound 80 Studios in Minneapolis using producer/engineer David Z. The demo recording, along with a press kit produced at Husney’s ad agency, resulted in interest from several record companies including Warner Bros. Records, A&M Records, and Columbia Records. With the help of Husney, Prince signed a recording contract with Warner Bros.. Warner Bros. agreed to give Prince creative control for three albums and ownership of the publishing rights.[citation needed] Husney and Prince then left Minneapolis and moved to Sausalito, California where Prince’s first album, For You, was recorded at Record Plant Studios. Subsequently, the album was mixed in Los Angeles and released in 1978. Prince released his album 20Ten in July 2010 as a free covermount with publications in the UK, Belgium, Germany, and France. Prince has refused access to the album to digital download services. He also closed his official website, LotusFlow3r. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Prince said, "The Internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it… Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you." On July 4, 2010 Prince began his 20Ten Tour, a concert tour in two legs with shows in Europe. The second leg began on October 15 and ended with a concert following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 14. The second half of the tour has a new band, John Blackwell, Ida Kristine Nielsen, and Sheila E. Prince let Europe 1 debut the snippet of his new song "Rich Friends" from the "new" album 20Ten Deluxe on October 8, 2010. Prince started the Welcome 2 America Tour on December 15, 2010.Prince was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame on December 7, 2010.On February 12, 2011, Prince presented Barbra Streisand with an award and donated $1.5 million to charities.He is also not amused about Glee covering his hit "Kiss". About the Author:


Home-and-Family North America’s fastest growing crime does not involve guns, or even physical violence. Today’s criminals have a new weapon of choice: your personal information. Committing identity theft is as easy as obtaining the right information and fraudulently using the data for personal advantage. It is a simple but personally and financially devastating process. Identity theft occurs when a person obtains and uses another’s personal data for purposes of fraud or deception. In most cases, identity theft allows the perpetrator to benefit financially through gain of money, goods or services. Names, birth dates, social security numbers and driver’s license numbers are the most frequents types of stolen data. In extreme and cruel cases, financial identities are taken via credit card, bank accounts and telephone cards. It is important to note the contrast of identity theft to more traditional fraudulent activities. Unlike fingerprints that cannot be easily copied or stolen, thieves can easily obtain and profit from your personal information. In many cases, victims are not aware that their identity has been stolen until months or even years later. The consequences faced by identity theft victims can be quite devastating. Those who have fallen victim to identity theft may have to close or repair bad credit accounts, or open new accounts. In addition to the time required to repair your damaged credit, you may also need to obtain the funds to pay accumulated debts. Until the debts are paid and your name is cleared, you may be denied jobs, loans, education, housing and transportation. In worst-case scenarios, victims of identity theft have been arrested for crimes they were not aware of, and certainly did not commit. Identity theft leaves another long lasting, more personal affect. Thousands of identity theft victims have found that it can take years to recover from the trauma. More and more people are reporting cases of identity theft and providing details of how they have fallen victim. These increased reports have caused the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conclude that identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States alone. In 2002, 10 million people reported cases of identity theft. Over the past five years, an estimated 27.3 million Americans have been reported to be victims of this crime in its varying forms. The federal government reports that identity theft is the second most reported crime. The staggering number of identity theft cases classifies it as a serious crime that is getting more and more rampant everyday. Counteractions have been in effect since the crime first became prevalent in the early 1970s. Thieves continue to commit this crime however, regardless of the severity of the consequences. In addition to personal accounts, financial and business institutions have also been affected. Billions of dollars in losses have been attributed to identity theft. There are two basic forms of identity theft. The most common form is when someone obtains and uses credit card information. The credit data may be initially lost or stolen, or the identity theft may occur due to the careless handling by an employee of a company where you made a credit card purchase. The second and more dangerous form of identity theft is when someone steals your identity, and opens credit card or cell phone accounts in your name. The criminal can also use your social security number when getting a job, or your driver’s license to obtain a duplicate copy. Today’s ever advancing technology simplifies the act of committing identity fraud. Internet communication tools allow criminals to devise new schemes and strategies. Additionally, identity theft can be planned and executed more easily online. To obtain a Social Security Number, thieves simply pay a fee to an information broker. Further, online databases hold address details, and an individual’s mother’s maiden name can be easily obtained through obituaries or public documents. Once the data has been collected and the identity theft occurs, any bills incurred by the criminal are sent to a different address. The victim will not be aware that the crime has occurred. Your best defense against identity theft is having a clear understanding of the crime, and knowing how to prevent it. By staying alert and aware, you will decrease your chances of being among the millions of people who have suffered the consequences of identity theft. About the Author:

but is it really as good as they say it is

Babies-Toddler A good stroller can make the difference between an enjoyable ride and a dreaded one. After all, what kind of person would enjoy pushing around a stroller that felt every bump, was difficult to push around and wasnt enjoyable for the child inside? The BOB Revolution CE promises to be a wonderful option for someone who wants to enjoy their walks in the stroller, but is it really as good as they say it is? What is it? The BOB Revolution CE is a three wheeled stroller (two in the back, one in the front) that is designed to be used on city streets, sidewalks and parks. Optimized for walking on pavement, the Revolution CE has a front wheel that swivels, which means that it will maneuver quite easily over a variety of terrain. The wheels are filled with air instead of being solid rubber which proves to be an easier and smoother ride than other models. The seat also provides comfort with the ability to recline and it is also heavily padded to provide comfort to your child riding inside. The canopy can be pushed up to allow your child to look around, or it can be pulled down to shield your little one from the sun. A transparent plastic section allows you to see your child while pushing the stroller. Is it Good? The BOB Revolution CE is priced higher than many of the cheaper strollers, so is it really worth the price? To find out if it is worth of your child, it is always a good idea to read reviews written by other mothers and fathers who have used it for their children to see what their opinions are of it. Here is an example of what you will find when you look for reviews about the BOB Revolution strollers. "I am so thrilled with my BOB stroller.. I have purchased many strollers and joggers before this one. I am regretting not buying it when my first son was born. This stroller rolls so well while jogging or walking. All terrains are easy to maneuver. It is on the expensive side but it is way worth it." About the Author:

that I bit the bullet and bought one. I am so glad I did and I didn’t really need one as I already have a beautiful Canon Vixia HV40 to shoot videos for my business and pleasure. So why did I invest in an affordable and small video camera

Shopping-and-Product-Reviews There is no question that business people, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to promote themselves or their cause should have their videos on the internet. According to sources, YouTube is the 4th largest search engine, and others are now saying that it has risen up to the 2nd largest. So if people are searching for videos, you need to have yours out there. To start you need a quality video camera but many people are just not sure where to start when looking for quality equipment. So Many To Choose From With the large array of video cameras which can record on tape, mini-DVD or memory cards, it can be difficult to pick the right one for the right price. I heard great reviews about the Kodak Zi8 from so many industry sources, that I bit the bullet and bought one. I am so glad I did and I didn’t really need one as I already have a beautiful Canon Vixia HV40 to shoot videos for my business and pleasure. So why did I invest in an affordable and small video camera? I wanted a good caliber video camera that I could tote in my pocket or pocketbook and be able to take videos on the fly. You never know when a great video opportunity will arise, and now I am prepared to spring into action. Affordability I bought this little gem for under $150.00. You can not beat that price for the quality you get from this little video camera. The price has steadily dropped since this camera came out on the market. When comparing apples to apples, this is hard to beat. Press and Record Quality Video The first thing that impressed me was the "shoot and view" capability straight out of the box. Once you charge the battery for about 1-2 hours, you are ready to take crisp, colorful video. Just turn on the camera, hit the record button and you’re done. It takes very good quality video without having to read the manual or deal with intricate settings. I just had to choose whether I wanted to shoot in 1080p HD, 720p/60 fps for sports, 720p or WVGA video that is web ready and conserves memory card space. The 720p setting captures video in a size that is pre-set for viewing on your computer, YouTube or Facebook. A surprising feature was how well the Zi8 rendered poorly lit spaces. Even semi-dark rooms or alcoves were well lighted in my video without having to do any fine-tune adjustments. Review Video Quickly The viewing screen is an ample 2.5 inches on the diagonal and gives you plenty of room the see your footage. Once you record several video clips you can quickly scan them on your viewing screen and immediately discard the clips you don’t want. Retake any video that didn’t come out to your liking. The process is fast on the Zi8 by just toggling between record and view functions. Tripod Socket Many people may discount the use of a tripod, but it is an accessory with so many benefits. The Kodak Zi8 has a tripod socket on the bottom that will mount on a mini-tripod or regular tripod. As the Zi8 only weighs about 4.75 ounces I use a standard Gorillapod tripod whose legs can wrap and grip around objects as well as work as a traditional tripod. Once you have a tripod you can take your own video without needing a cameraman at the helm. It allows you to render a perfectly stable, good looking video. If you use the Gorillapod you can take video from different angles and on multiple surfaces that are impossible to do with traditional tripods. TV Playback There are two separate ports to connect your Zi8 to your television via HDMI or AV cable. Shoot your video and watch it on the wide screen immediately. The 1080p setting will give you best results on big, widescreen televisions. 5 megapixel Camera Do you want to take some still pictures and incorporate them in your final video production? I know I like to mix it up. The Zi8 can take 5 megapixel pictures as well as video. No need to whip out your digital camera, the Zi8 does it all. External Microphone This is one feature not found on most pocket video cameras. Good sound quality can make or break your video. With the external microphone socket, you can attach a hand-held directional microphone, lavaliere or wireless lavaliere microphone to the Kodak Zi8 and get superior sound. When I attach my wireless lavaliere microphone I can walk as far away as 30-40 feet from the Zi8 and still get crisp sound. That is a feature that is hard to beat. The wireless lavaliere microphone also has the advantage of focusing on your voice and not all the extraneous noises in your environment. Quick Computer Upload This is my second favorite feature after the external microphone. It is the ability to quickly download my video files onto my computer for editing and then uploading to YouTube. There is a pop-out USB port on the bottom corner of the Zi8 that attaches to your desktop computer or laptop for a fast download of files. If you have an Intel iMac or a computer with a memory card slot, just pop the video memory card right into the slot and download without having to fiddle with the USB port. So now you are ready to take good looking video on the go at a very affordable price. The Kodak Zi8 will take good quality video that you can upload to the internet quickly and easily. Make your movies and get yourself on the internet! About the Author:

” but “hates to fly or leave the country.” The contract was signed and the project was launched in New York City in 2006- the same day the authorities back in the Latin American nation announced a dramatic $5.2 million expansion of the Panama Canal. The Trump Ocean Club is partially financed by a $230 million bond offering from Bear Sterns. That bond is now being handled by JP Morgan following the collapse of Bear Sterns in the 2008 global financial crisis. “Without Trump

Small Business Donald Trump has never been accused of subtlety. So there is nothing retiring about the celebrity real-estate magnate"s venture into Panama. His under construction70-floor sail-shaped Trump Ocean Club in Panama City"s exclusive Punta Pacifica district, will be the largest and the most expensive building ever built in south of Rio Grande. Roger Khafif, the head developer of K Group construction firm handling the $400 million project says, "When you think of Sydney you think of the Opera House, when you think of Paris you think of Eiffel Tower, and when you think of Panama, you are going to think of this building." This 1,080-unit building"s construction process has reached to the 62nd floor and is going to be inaugurated by the end of this year, with luxury condos, a five-star hotel, six restaurants, a Las Vegas-style casino and a private yacht club on the nearby Isla Saboga. This project is 10-to-20 times more expensive than that of any other skyscraper in Panama City. It will be 20% more than the AOL-Time Warner building in New York City, Khafif says. Khafif says Trump"s name will help the country"s image makeover. "Before it was Panama and Noriega," he explains, referring to Manuel Noriega, the notorious general who ruled the country from 1983 to 1989. "But now it will be Panama and Trump." "We bet $400 million on it," Khafif says. If Khafif sounds propriety about something with Trump"s name on it, it"s because the project was his idea in the first place. When this Colombian-born developer came up with the plans for the building in 2005, amid Panama City"s real estate explosion, he realized it was too big to be financed without a major-league brand name. Khafif knew that Trump had been in Panama in 2003 for the Miss Universe Pageant, so he asked a mutual friend to set up a meeting in New York. "I know the guy has ego and like pretty things and, boom, Panama is exploding. So baby if there"s any right time, this is the right time," Khafif recalls, explaining the spirit in which he approached Trump. The meeting happened in 2005 and Khafif said that he was surprised to learn how much homework Trump had done beforehand. "He had done a lot of due diligence. That"s what let me walk through that door; it"s not easy to walk through that door," Khafif says. Trump "already knew that the country was booming," but "hates to fly or leave the country." The contract was signed and the project was launched in New York City in 2006- the same day the authorities back in the Latin American nation announced a dramatic $5.2 million expansion of the Panama Canal. The Trump Ocean Club is partially financed by a $230 million bond offering from Bear Sterns. That bond is now being handled by JP Morgan following the collapse of Bear Sterns in the 2008 global financial crisis. "Without Trump, we would have lost our shirt," Khafif admits. Kent Davis, owner of the real estate agency Panama Equity, says that even the neighbors are excited about the Trump. "It"s not like having Wal-Mart move in and force out the competition. People are psyched to have Trump in the neighborhood. I even sold a property in a nearby building because the buyer was excited about using the Trump facilities. About the Author: