Friday, April 20, 2018

Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Earth Day, Steve Evans The Movie Guy





Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian 

Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian talks about his newest restaurant Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida

Tech & Sustainability Expert Gail Barnes, Ph.D.

How to be an…effortless environmentalist as China pushes back on storing America’s trash it’s time for an environmental intervention with ourselves. For more info go to Tipa-corp.com !

Steve Evans - The Movie Guy

great movies opening this weekend and box office predictions and hopes. find out what movies are worth your hard earned money. get set for the weekend.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ANTI-HUNGER INITIATIVES THROUGH YMCA, CLEAN THE WORLD FOR EARTH DAY





STACEY MCDANIEL- ANTI-HUNGER INITIATIVES SPECIALIST FOR THE YMCA 

DISCOVER WHY SUMMER IS A CRUCIAL TIME FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING


SHAWN SEIPLER - CLEAN THE WORLD FOUNDATION TEAMS UP WITH HILTON TO HELP SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES

By Simply Recycling Hotel Soap & Amenities, a Special Program is Saving Millions of Lives by Decreasing Hygiene-Related Diseases


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, HEALTH CARE WISHES





LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


DR. TANIA MIEDICO FROM OPTUMCARE CLINICAL PERFORMANCE - TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN NECESSARY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HEALTH CARE WISHES

DON’T MAKE YOUR FAMILY GUESS YOUR HEALTH CARE WISHES
EXPERT OFFERS TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN NECESSARY CONVERSATIONS WITH LOVED ONES ABOUT THEIR CARE WISHES



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wine Spectator's Grand Tour, Royal Lahaina Resort, Fashion Forward For Summer





JAMES MOLESWORTH, SENIOR EDITOR AT WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 16,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

WINE SPECTATOR’S GRAND TOUR WASHINGTON D.C.
—D.C. Wine Lovers: Mark Your Calendars for April 20—

WINE SPECTATOR’S GRAND TOUR NEW YORK
—New York City Wine Lovers: Mark Your Calendars for April 24—

WINE SPECTATOR’S GRAND TOUR LAS VEGAS
—Vegas Wine Lovers: Mark Your Calendars for May 5—


BRAULIO ANDALUZ AND TERESSA MEDEIROS FROM THE BEAUTIFUL ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT

Discover Paradise At Our Oceanfront Lahaina Resort
Let warm hospitality and the aloha spirit restore your spirit with an island escape to Royal Lahaina Resort. Perched along the golden sand of Ka'anapali Beach, everything you need for a memorable stay is waiting to be discovered. Indulge in creative cuisine infused with fresh, local ingredients at Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant & Lounge. Sip a hand-crafted tropical cocktail poolside at one of three sparkling pools, two on the oceanfront. Hop a convenient shuttle to nearby Lahaina Town and Whaler's Village for a fun day of shopping and exploration. Set sail on a fun snorkel excursion or on a romantic sunset dinner cruise. Or celebrate your dream wedding surrounded by tropical splendor. For an authentic island experience, there's no place else like our resort on Ka'anapali Beach.


TOP BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE JOURNALIST EMILY FOLEY - FASHIONS FOR SUMMER

Celebrity lifestyle and beauty journalist Emily Foley says that the spring/summer 2018 fashion trends are nothing if not bright, bold and really quite beautiful with a Southern flair.  Foley examines the newest trends and styles for the coming summer season.  Discover what the Stylists and A-list celebrities will be wearing, and how you can find these iconic collections at a Belk store near you.   She will explain that colour is key (whether bold or pastel), why the '80s won't quit.  Emily says you don't have to be all shoulders and stilettos—but the option is most definitely there.  She’ll also discuss new fashion options for plus sizes.  Fashion forward to today when the only sure bet is that warm weather and the beach will soon be calling, there are new styles to get you ready!

Monday, April 16, 2018

CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS, SPRING-SEASON HOUSEHOLD TIPS





ALLEN BALIK FROM THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS 

A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS
The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 19, 2018 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.  This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.  “Winemasters” has raised more than $30 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The CF Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle.  Its focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF and ultimately, to find a cure.

The Foundation’s drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Make your reservations NOW for this wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner!

We would like to thank again all of the donors who make the Winemasters Main Event possible!


LIFESTYLE AND DESIGN EXPERT KELLY EDWARDS OFFERS SPRING-SEASON HOUSEHOLD TIPS
           
Spring is in full bloom, which means now is a great time to spruce up not only your home, but also other aspects of your life, so you can enjoy the new season ahead. Lifestyle expert and design book author Kelly Edwards is on hand to share her latest tips and tricks to get everything in order. Good Morning Kelly!

SPRUCE UP FOR SPRING
Spring is here, and as the sun starts to shine brightly through the windows, your viewers are likely realizing that it’s time to spruce up the home! Lifestyle and design expert Kelly Edwards is on hand and available to give her latest tips and tricks to get the home in order.

Friday, April 13, 2018

I LOVE CALIFORNIA: LIVE, EAT AND ENTERTAIN THE WEST COAST WAY, GOOGLE’S TOP SEARCH TRENDS, STEVE THE MOVIE GUY





NATHAN TURNER OFFERS TIPS ON SPRING ENTERTAINING  FROM HIS NEW BOOK, NATHAN TURNER’S I LOVE CALIFORNIA


NOW YOU CAN CREATE HIS DREAMY CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE ANYWHERE!

Whether you’re entertaining friends and dining with family or just wishing to visit the sun-dappled coast, the recipes and decor featured in Nathan Turner’s I Love California will immerse you in the CA state of mind. Famed designer Nathan Turner’s style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living.

Simple recipes and clever tips for entertaining are featured including some of Turner’s signature recipes for California comfort food, like his family’s Cioppino, Marinated Tri-tip Steak, Fish Tacos, Mexican Chocolate Cake, and more.  Every menu includes a tasty cocktail as well.

A fourth-generation Californian, Nathan Turner grew up in San Francisco bay area, surrounded by a large extended family. Deeply rooted in California heritage, He spent many weekends at the family ranch in Northern California, where they would ride horses, raise cattle and cook scrumptious meals. Indeed, home is where Nathan’s taste for adventure was born, and something he expresses through his travels and eclectic lifestyle. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Nathan successfully merged his greatest passions - design, travel and food - into his eponymous shop. Located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, Nathan’s store has become an expression of his years traveling, a faithful source for the country’s leading interior designers, as well as some of the most stylish individuals from coast to coast. An avid cook, Nathan equipped his past store on Almont with a full kitchen so that he could host intimate dinners and parties on site.


TRENDS EXPERT MICHELLE TIMMERMAN - GOOGLE’S TOP SEARCH TRENDS

HERE ARE THE TOP GOOGLE TRENDS AND YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR THE WEEK:
1. Grilled Cheese Sandwich day
2. Pollen Count
3. Coachella
4. Prom
5. Tammy Duckworth

YOUTUBE VIDEO:  
YouTube - Kid Yodeler Mason Ramsey Performs (The Ellen Show)



STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY, THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A STRONG RISK AND RESILIENCE PLAN





JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR LAURA WERLIN - NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY

GRILLED CHEESE. PLEASE!: 50 SCRUMPTIOUSLY CHEESY RECIPES 

Oooey, gooey ribbons of delectable melted cheese sandwiched between butter-crisped slices of sourdough, wheat, rye, and even focaccia and croissant, combined with favorite foods such as bacon, pequillo peppers, guacamole, seasonal veggies, caramelized onions, pears, herbs, and so much more--what is there not to love about the modern grilled cheese?

Inside Grilled Cheese, Please, award-winning cheese expert Laura Werlin presents 50 recipes that elevate the classic grilled cheese sandwich to a culinary center-of-the-plate meal changer through innovative and delicious recipes such as Say Ole (Two Cheeses, Guacamole, Bacon, and a Corn Chip Crust); Brie, Mozzarella, and Sauteed Pears with Blue Cheese Butter; and Cheddar, Chorizo, Apples, and Pickled Onions on Ciabatta. The recipes are divided into seven chapters that are arranged by topics such as Grilled Cheese on the Go, Ethnic-Inspired, Meat and Cheese, and Veggie and Cheese among others. Grilled Cheese, Please features full-color photography, along with sections highlighting the best cooking techniques, melting cheeses, and other "best" grilled cheese insights, as well as a list of restaurants, stands, and mobile trucks across the country where grilled cheese is the focus, not the side dish.

Perfectly timed to coincide with National Grilled Cheese Month, Grilled Cheese, Please encourages melted cheese enthusiasts to expand their grilled cheese horizons by enjoying these riffs on the original and in the process become seduced all over again by the velvety goodness found within.


THOMAS STEWART – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE MIDDLE MARKET - IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A STRONG RISK AND RESILIENCE PLAN

NATURAL DISASTERS AND CYBER ATTACKS CAN CAUSE BUSINESSES SEVERE HARM, BUT STRATEGIC DISRUPTIONS POSE THE GREATEST THREAT 

New Research Released from the National Center for the Middle Market Reveals the Importance of Having a Strong Risk and Resilience Plan in Place

Hurricanes and wildfires wreaked havoc on the operations of many U.S. middle market companies this past fall. But new research shows that far more threatening and difficult to weather are strategic disruptions which could include immigration and trade policies now being decided in the nation’s capital.

The National Center for the Middle Market’s (NCMM) new special report, Risk & Resilience in the Middle Market finds that strategic disruptions such as industry consolidation, changing regulations, new technology, trade agreements and macroeconomic trends are the most prevalent, costly and difficult for companies to recover from. They are also the risks that businesses are least prepared to handle.

Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, Thomas Stewart is here to explain how to evaluate, improve and monitor our risk preparedness and give tips on how to prepare for an inevitable business disruption by having a strong risk and resilience plan in place.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

REIMAGINE WHAT YOU EAT!, NATIONAL DOG BITE PREVENTION WEEK





FOOD PERSONALITY AND AUTHOR WHITNEY BOND - RE-IMAGINE WHAT YOU EAT!

 From packing the same turkey sandwich for lunch to eating the same meatloaf for dinner, our daily meals can use a little imagination!

You don’t have to wake up extra early or spend hours on meal prepping to come up with simple swaps and small changes to update your recipe repertoire.

From breakfast for dinner to sweet indulges, Whitney Bond Is here to inspire us to break free from the mundane and think outside of the box when it comes to family meals!

Whitney Bond, published cookbook author and full time food blogger extraordinaire is the host of “ 29 Minute Meals”, a contributing writer for TODAY Food, on-camera food and lifestyle expert. Regularly featured on news stations across the country, most of Whitney’s recipes are made in 29 minutes or less, in one pot, or in a slowcooker! Her segments range from “Gluten Free Superbowl Snacks” to “Hangover Cure Recipes” to “Grilled Summer Sandwiches. Whitney’s blog can be found all over the web on sites like Buzzfeed, Lucky Magazine, Yahoo! and Huffington Post.

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LINDA DECARLO - MANAGER OF SAFETY, USPS  - TIPS FOR PREVENTING DOG BITES 

WHEN THE BARK IS NOT WORSE THAN THE BITE….
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is April 8-14, 2018

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and not just a postal problem. The Postal Service, joined by the American Humane, American Veterinary Medical Association, Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance, is driving home the message that dog bites are a national problem and education can resolve the issue.

The encouraging news is that the number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016. But it is still a big problem.  Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is showcasing technology that alerts mail carriers of potential attacks while releasing its annual list of cities where the most dog attacks were recorded. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners.

It is also interesting to note that half of the 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

TIPS FOR PREVENTING DOG BITES:
Keep the family pet secured. Place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door to accept the mail. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors.

Parents, please remind your children not to take mail directly from your letter carrier in the presence of your pet. The dog may view the letter carrier handing mail to a family member as a threat.
We place the safety of our employees as a top priority. If a letter carrier feels threatened, or if a dog is loose or unleashed, we may ask the owner to pick up their mail at a Post Office until the letter carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If the dog is roaming the neighborhood, the owner’s neighbors also may be asked to pick up their mail at the Post Office.

To spread the word on social media, use word the hashtag #preventdogbites.

Monday, April 9, 2018

‘BACKING YOU’ CAMPAIGN, HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME





MUSIC ICON LINDA PERRY AND SINGER WILLA AMAI -  LEARN HOW THE ‘BACKING YOU’ CAMPAIGN IS SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ARTISTS 

Talk to the Music Icon who Wrote Songs Like ‘Beautiful’ & ‘Get the Party Started’ about Her Collaboration with Intuit Quickbooks & New Artists

We have a special interview with singer, songwriter and producer Linda Perry, and a young talented singer named Willa Amai.  Ms. Perry has founded two record labels and composed and produced hit songs, including “Beautiful” for Christina Aguilera and “Get the Party Started” for P!nk.  The Grammy-nominated Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee was first known as a lead-singer, fronting 4 Non-Blondes in the 1990s, a popular band that produced numerous hits.

The music icon will discuss her latest collaboration with Intuit QuickBooks and it’s new ‘BACKING YOU’ Campaign to spotlight the contributions made by independent artists who contribute so much to the entertainment industry but are never seen, heard or celebrated.  Behind every burgeoning industry – sports, entertainment, fashion, design et al – small businesses and individual workers play a major role in working hard to drive the success of companies’ artists, athletes and teams.  This time, the focus is on the global music industry.

As part of its ‘BACKING YOU’ campaign launch, Ms. Perry is collaborating with Intuit QuickBooks to provide ongoing support for independent works and those who are just starting out in the music industry.   Her latest venture, under the company name “We Are Hear,” is working with 14-year old YouTube sensation Willa Amai on her recent cover of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” helping Willa fulfil her destiny as an artist and solo contributor.   The campaign will also celebrates the works of Perry, an entrepreneur, artist and independent record producer.


DAVID MAURSTAD - FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY - HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM FLOODING AFTER WILDFIRES

FEMA URGING WESTERN RESIDENTS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WITH FLOOD INSURANCE

The Peekaboo and Dead Dog fires in Colorado and the mudslides in Washington caused catastrophic damage costing millions. While some were able to escape the flames and mudslides, others lost everything including pets and livestock. Those who fled had no idea what they would come back to and sadly, many lost their homes and businesses.

Wildfires char the ground to the point where it can no longer absorb water quickly—creating the ideal conditions for flash flooding and mudflows that can strike without warning. Soils laid bare cannot absorb the rainfall and are prone to massive erosion.  For example, the flooding in September of 2013 in High Park and Waldo Canyon, Colorado was worse than other areas because of the fires they endured in June of 2012.  The Waldo Canyon fire was the worst in the state's history to that date, burning more than 18,000 acres (7,300 hectares) near Colorado Springs and destroying more than 300 homes.  The burn scars from these fires are also at increased risk of debris flows and mudslides for the same reason: Water quickly runs off, and there are fewer plants to hold rocks and soil in place. Burnt ground can be affected for about five years, which is why residents must take important steps to protect their families and homes by purchasing flood insurance today.

As the Western United States recovers from this recent devastation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) warn residents living in and surrounding areas that the risks of flash flooding and mudflows remains high.

Friday, April 6, 2018

GREEK EASTER, SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY





RESTAURATEUR TIM SALOUROS, OWNER OF ELIA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN TALKS GREEK EASTER 

Elia Modern Mediterranean is a unique dining experience that offers tantalizing tastes, exquisite ingredients, and an authentic, white-washed Mediterranean atmosphere. The moment you step through our doors you will feel as if you have been transported to a Mediterranean island.

Elia features the culinary creations of Executive Chef Jose Luis Falcon who makes every dish with zeal and wish a devotion to exceptional Mediterranean cuisine.

Our open kitchen, with its magnificent fish display, prepares the freshest selection right from the sea, including Mediterranean specialties such as Lavraki, Fagri, and Barbounia.


MIKE HANEY FROM THE SONOMA COUNTY VINTNERS GIVES US ALL THE DETAILS ON THE SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION

2018 SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION
APRIL 20, 2018

YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A TRUE SONOMA COUNTY ORIGINAL
Presented by the Sonoma County Vintners, the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is a live auction of wine futures from the county’s top growers and winemakers. These once-in-a-lifetime wines represent the exceptional stylistic range and world-class quality of Sonoma County. A team of masters, invited from around the country, will be visibly involved in evaluating the auction lots and participating throughout the event. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is invitation-only for members of the wine industry, with personal invitations extended by participating wineries to members of the trade and media. Proceeds will support Sonoma County marketing initiatives.


STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.