Monday, April 19, 2010

4/19 - Joel Fisher, Jeff Corwin, Scott Nelles, Ethan Zohn

 Joel Fisher - "The Wine Guru"
Joel M. Fisher, PhD is the wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California. Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, Joel is also a member of Patterson Magazine's tasting panel. Wine interests include the monthly column of the Culinary Connection for the Chefs De Cuisine Association  of California, and organizing wine tastings and wine-making dinners throughout Los Angeles County. Since 2006 he has been President of LAWINEFEST Inc., organizing the annual events and building towards the forth coming 2010 event at Raleigh Studios.

Jeff Corwin - "Animal Planet" - “Race to the Moment” /  National Parks Week
Jeffrey Samuel Corwin , born  in Norwell, Massachusetts,  is best known as host and executive producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin's Quest, two American television shows on the Animal Planet cable channel. New Web Show  "Race to the Moment:" -  TIPS TO REMEMBER:
• Never approach or entice wildlife, no matter how gentle they may seem. While bears can pose a real and immediate threat, most wildlife encounters are with non-aggressive animals such as moose, raccoons or deer.
• Don’t forget necessities such as water and a flashlight, as well as a first aid kit that would include any medication you may need.
• If a thunderstorm is approaching while you are in the wilderness, be sure to avoid tall, solitary objects, such as trees or an open shelter, and head to low ground. Remove anything from your body that could conduct electricity. If you're traveling in a group, don't huddle together.

Survivor Ethan Zohn- Green Tips & This Season's Survivor
Ethan Zohn, The Ultimate Survivor, Environmentalist and Television Personality  Ethan Zohn is the 2002 winner of the reality television show Survivor. With his 1 million dollar prize money, he cofounded Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization that trains professional players to teach  African children, through a tailor-made curriculum, about HIV/AIDS prevention. He has also worked extensively with the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO). His broadcast credits include Survivor: Africa, Survivor: All-Stars, Eco-Challenge Fiji, Fear Factor, Challenger World,  Celebrity Paranormal Project, MTV, and VH1. He also hosted his own television show, Earth Tripping, profiling eco-friendly travel and adventure around the globe which premiered internationally in 2008.  Recently, Ethan was featured in the documentary film A Close Walk along with The Dalai Lama and Bono. He is a judge in the Redwood Creek Wines Greater Outdoors Project. Redwood Creek Wines launched its Greater Outdoors Project in 2008, to reward environmental nonprofits that are taking a stand to protect America’s green spaces. From April 1st through August 31st, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite of nine finalist projects in this year’s contest at . The winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant, while all other finalists will receive $10,000 grants; $130,000 in total grant money will be awarded.

Scott Nelles, VP Operations, Regus Americas
As the coverage of the Icelandic volcanic eruption continues, the impact on air travel throughout the world is a major developing story. Many of the 24,764 stranded travelers are business people. Instead of losing valuable time and money, there are many unconvential ways to continue to conduct business  Regus, global leader in flexible workplaces, is accustomed to providing creative solutions for their business customers. Here are several tips for how to continue to conduct business while grounded. · Making a list of crucial tasks that have to get done or can only be done by you. · Identify tasks that can delayed or can be turned over to someone back at your office. Try to find a quiet spot · If you can’t get out of the airport, try to find a quiet spot. Some known hideaways include near an ATM, an airline lounge or the baggage claim area.  Cash in those miles  · Frequent travelers can leverage their miles and other travel points to get ahead of the crowd for hotel rooms, rental cars, even space in the airline lounge. Utilize Video Communication  · Regus, global leader in flexible workplace solutions, has the largest video communication network in the world. Instead of canceling that important meeting, find the closest of Regus’ 2,500 VC suites closest to you.   Use Internet Communication -  · If you can’t get to a Regus center, there are online tools that will allow you communicate via video, such as Skype. While the quality is not as good and may have trouble finding a private area in the airport to have your meeting, this is a viable alternative. Get an office -  Working in the crowded airport full of frustrated passengers can be distracting. Regus has more than 1,000 locations across the globe and more than 150 in the UK. These fully equipped spaces can be rented by the day, the hour or the week, depending on your needs. Additionally, with Regus’ Businessworld program, you can get access to any location around the globe whenever you need and utilize everything from the business lounges to the meeting rooms and offices.