Saturday, May 28, 2016

A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES ONE OF THE LAST CONCERTS WITH GLENN FREY


The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The Eagles are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records[3]—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies of Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)" was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S.[4] They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.




The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy", "Witchy Woman", and "Peaceful Easy Feeling". Their next album, Desperado (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album contained two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise". They released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as its fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love".


Their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", and "Take It to the Limit", the first hitting the top of the charts. The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California". They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", and "I Can't Tell You Why", the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They have toured consistently since then and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles.

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THE BEST PAYING JOBS IN AMÉRICA

The best-paying 13 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500, including computer-networking company Juniper Networks (JNPR), Netflix (NFLX) and Yahoo (YHOO), shell out median annual salaries to workers of $115,000, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from Glassdoor.com. Glassdoor compiles self-reported pay statistics from anonymous employees.

Salaries paid to rank-and-file workers are coming into focus due to new rules passed last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission. These so-called pay-gap rules will require companies to disclose how many times more CEOs are paid than employees. The rule is intended to give workers, companies and investors a better gauge to put CEO pay into perspective. But the rule will also give employees and investors a way to size up employee pay across industries and companies.

Getting paid $115,000 a year is certainly not the norm. The median pay — or the amount where half the workers earn more and half earn less — in the S&P 500 on average is $68,000 a year among the 459 companies in the S&P 500 for which Glassdoor has valid pay statistics.
But several pay much more. And it looks like investors are getting what they pay for from the companies pushing the envelope on pay. An equal-weighted index of the 13 companies with the highest median pay is up 24.3% over the past year. That easily outperforms the S&P 500's 8.8% gain during the same time.

Longer term, shares of companies paying the most to employees have paid off for investors, too. The 12 companies with the highest median salaries and at least five years of trading history are up an average 163.1% during that time — beating the S&P 500's 85.2% gain during the same period. That's a telling statistic since the average tenure of wage and salary workers with a current employer is roughly five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the overwhelmingly dominant industry for outsized salaries is technology. All but two of the top paying companies hail from the information-technology sector, says S&P Capital IQ. But even the two top paying companies that aren't technically in the information technology sector, Netflix and computer infrastructure operator Equinix (EQIX), are technology based. Netflix is in the consumer discretionary sector and Equinix is in finance.
There are some large paychecks in tech. Employees looking for the big score should get their resumes into Juniper Networks. The company, which designs and makes high-performance networking equipment, pays employees a median $134,721 a year, according to Glassdoor. That makes it the highest-paying company in the analysis.

Here's an interesting twist: Juniper Networks is also the biggest money loser of all the top-paying companies. It posted a net loss of $427.8 million during the past 12 months — a big contrast to the average $2.2 billion net profit posted by the group of best-paying companies. The CEO Rami Rahim has only been the company's top executive since November 2014, so his relative pay from last year isn't comparable to employees' yet.

That monthly fee you've been paying to Netflix is finding its way into some of the pockets of employees, too. The workers there are pulling down a median $132,220 salary, says Glassdoor.com. That's not all that surprising given the company's tremendous performance. The company's profit has expanded to $192.7 million over the past 12 months, but more impressively, the stock is up 630% over the past five years. That's the best stock performance of any of the top-paying stock
What's interesting, too, about Netflix is that its CEO Reed Hastings was paid $11 million last fiscal year. While that's a handsome sum, too, it's only 84 times greater than the median paid to employees — which is less than the average 216 times gap between CEO pay and median employee pay in the S&P 500.

Yahoo is no stranger to big compensation packages — and that includes employees and the CEO. Employees pull down a median pay of $121,202, ranking the media company No. 6 relative to other companies in the S&P 500. But as well as employees get paid, it's still relatively tiny next to the CEO's haul. CEO Marissa Mayer pulled down more than any other female CEO in the S&P 500 last year to the tune of $42 million. That's means Mayer made 347 times more than the median employee — which is meaningful when you're talking about a top-paying company.

So if you're looking for a big salary, and looking for a place to send your resumes, now you know where to look.





Monday, March 14, 2016

"TAKE A STAND" NEW BOOK BY JORGE RAMOS



"FEARLESS" ... THE NEW BOOK OF JORGE RAMOS






Known journalist and Noticiero Univision's Jorge Ramos , has published a new book 
called Take a Stand . Lessons from Rebels. 



In this work the popular mexican author, commentator and television´s host compiles 
some of the most recent interviews that he has done with great personalities 
and powerful leaders of different countries around the globe. 



Most of these interviews were intended for television so Ramos describes in depth what 
happened behind the scenes, both before and after speaking to some of the most 
important leaders and powerful rebels of recent years. Among them are Barack Obama,
Benjamin Netanyahu , Bill Gates  and  Sonia Sotomayor .
We wish much success to our colleague Jorge Ramos with this new publication.




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

THE FIFTH BEATLE SIR GEORGE MARTIN DIES...

By Cindy Lopez 
Sir George Henry Martin (January 3, 1926 – March 8, 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. 

George Martin referred to as "the Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums, past away this week. 
George Martin was the one responsible for signing the Beatles and became their mentor and collaborator throughout their career. Ringo Starr tweeted on Tuesday Martin´s death and his son Gregory confirmed his death. 
Martin had 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States.
He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1947 to 1950, studying piano and oboe. Following his graduation, he worked for the BBC'sclassical music department, then joined EMI in 1950. Martin produced comedy andnovelty records in the early 1950s, working with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, among others.


Martin's career spanned more than six decades of work in music, film, television and live performance. He also held a number of senior executive roles at media companies and contributed to a wide range of charitable causes, including his work for the Prince's Trust and the Caribbean island of Montserrat.
In recognition of his services to the music industry and popular culture, he was made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.
REST IN PEACE SIR GEORGE HENRY MARTIN...



Sunday, February 28, 2016

THE 2016 OSCARS THIS SUNDAY IN HOLLYWOOD

The 2016 Oscars hosted by Chris Rock. Watch The Oscars LIVE! THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28 7e|4p on ABC! AT 4PM PAC. 7 PM EASTERN



Best Picture nominees for the 88th Academy Awards include: The Big ShortBridge of SpiesBrooklynMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianThe Revenant,  Room  and Spotlight.
The Revenant received 12 nominations   and Mad Max: Fury Road has 10. The Actor in a Leading Role   category brought in a talented mix of stars with Bryan Cranston,  Trumbo, Matt Damon,  The Martian, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant, Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs and Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl.
Actress in a Leading Role category is just as star-studded, with Cate Blanchett, Carol, Brie Larson, Room, Jennifer Lawrence, Joy, Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years and Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn. 

THIS IS THE FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS  
FOR THE 2016 OSCARS:

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