Discover the Finest Wines from the Antique Wine Company

Since 1982, The Antique Wine Company has been providing an unparalleled selection of wines to over 20,000 clients in 70 countries. So, it goes without saying that CEO Stephen Williams knows what he’s doing! When it comes to fine wines and amazing events you will find this company at the heart of it all. If you’re looking to plan an event, source rare wines, learn more about wine or plan a cellar you needn’t look further.

Though the company has a passion for antique vintage wines, they boast a product range that includes a wide selection of contemporary vintages as well. You’ll only get fine wines from AWC. Whatever your favorite type is, you’re bound to find a bountiful selection from this award winning company. Choose from red, white, sweet, sparkling, fortified, and even Whisky and Armagnac.

Success for Stephen Williams didn’t come easy. He began with a desire to provide something for people that they’d buy and enjoy. Starting with wine tastings in people’s homes, The Antique Wine Company has grown to a multi-million pound business in just over 30 years.

The company is also known for producing the most valuable bottle of white wine ever sold. The 1811 Chateau d’Yquem was sold for £75,000 to former sommelier, Christian Vanneque. It is currently on display at one of his two restaurants, but he does plan to drink it.

If you’d like to be a wine VIP, you can secure services from AWC that include supply and delivery of your choice wines to events and weddings. The Company offers professional concierge packages, expert-led masterclasses, and sommelier services as well. Vintage gift boxes will impress any client and include a personal engraved plaque with your choice bottle of wine. These and many other offerings are what the company apart and contribute to its success.

You can browse a list of upcoming events on the Antique Wine Company‘s official website. There’s no better way to get acquainted with the world’s leading wine distributor. From an annual Pinnacle Tasting and Gourmet Dinner to various meet and greets with the company CEO, you are assured a marvelous time sampling the best wines in the world and expanding your knowledge with like-minded people. Expect to be catered to in every way!

One thing is certain; if you’ve not even tried the fine wines produced by AWC you are doing yourself a disservice. Check out the latest online exclusives or browse the wine list on their official website today!

AT&T Privacy Plan Questioned

AT&T has announced that in direct competition to Google’s Fiber program, the company will offer a new high-speed Internet program called GigaPower stated forbes.com.

The service will roll out first in Kansas City where Google has rolled out Fiber said Alexei Beltyukov. Like Fiber, it will cost $70.

The problem?

Users who want to opt out of ad-based tracking that helps AT&T create targeted ads will have to pay an extra $29 amonth.

Of course, users will have no way to know whether AT&T will actually actually block its independent tracking for users who pay the fee.

Some critics are questioning whether the Federal Communications Commission should investigate this plan since AT&T wants to charge a fee for a service that many providers offer for free. Additionally, the company has failed to outline in enough detail how the program works. It also hasn’t explained how it can prove to customers that it isn’t tracking their surfing.

The reality is that Internet users are completely at the mercy of Internet service providers and websites when it comes to privacy. Even companies that guarantee privacy, often fail at keeping that promise. Facebook is a good example. Facebook has had several severe privacy-related glitches and hacking incidents that have resulted in private details about some users being revealed to the public. No one has questioned enough how ISPs plan to make good on their promise to stop tracking their Internet customers.

Rewalk Price Tag Might Discourage Use

 

The United States Food and Drug Administration has officially approved the ReWalk exoskeleton for use as a medical device for paralyzed people who still have the use of their arms. The exoskeleton has been hailed for its ability to allow paralyzed individuals to regain their mobility. Benefits of using the ReWalk include improved organ function, posture, body fat percentage and overall mental health.

The problem? The price tag.

At $70,000, the ReWalk will only be available to those who have the money to buy it. Although the high cost makes sense given that the device is filled with computer equipment and requires expensive reusable batteries and training, a large segment of the paralyzed population will continue to be stuck in their chairs and beds because they are poor because of the inability to work and the debt from medical expenses related to their paralysis.

As of yet, there is no word if the device will qualify as of 2015 for coverage under Medicaid and Medicare. It is unlikely that low-income patients who need the device will be able to get it this year since government officials would have to find a way to fund coverage and create a coverage category. Given that many health insurance companies usually try to get out of paying large medical bills, it’s also unlikely that these companies will cover it unless new federal healthcare coverage rules are created reported Mathieson.

FCC to Vote on Internet Regulations

During this month’s Federal Communication Commission meeting, the FCC is expected to take a vote on the regulation of the internet. Considered the cyber-wild west, it has been largely left unregulated by the government. Internet Service Providers basically have free reign to provide access to the internet however they see fit. Whether they choose to block access to certain sites, speed access up, or slow it down it have all been left up to the free market. However, if FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has his way, all of these provider prerogatives will become regulated and give users the “strongest open internet protections.”

According to youtube.com and Bernardo Chua, by regulating the internet service providers under Title II of the Communications Act, it will mean ISP’s can no longer decide how fast or slow they can make an individual’s internet usage. This is because, as of right now users who go beyond a certain download limit with their ISP, their service can be throttled back to slow the users internet usage. Additionally, the ISP’s will not be able to keep people from accessing different sites, such as searching for different providers who may offer cheaper service. These new regulations will remove the provider’s ability to prioritize the users by how much they have paid for the internet service. However, what will not be addressed is how much the ISP’s can charge for the access and how much those fees can go up by going over the downloadable limits of the contracts. All of these things will be brought to a vote on February 26th

Reasons Behind The Popularity of BRL Trust Investments

When you look for a trust investment company, your primary objective is to find someone who would treat your money like their own. Someone who would be responsible and someone you can trust completely. Of course, it is impossible to trust others when money is concerned but with BRL Trust Investments, this is possible. The company had humble beginnings and started in 2005 in the field of private loans. However, by the time the year was up, BRL Trust Investments was already in charge of over 100 loans. As the company achieved mastery in this area, is slowly grew in size and experience as well.

Soon, BRL Trust Investments was trying its hands in other areas too. The key to the company’s past and current success is patience and specialization. Instead of trying to be a jack of all fields, BRL Trust Investments chose to master everything one by one. The steady pace, which should have been detrimental to the growth and development of the company, became a blessing when more customers got attracted to BRL Trust Investments. The company was suddenly brimming with new clients and fresh energy if you check the LinkedIn page. It was finally a chance for BRL Trust Investments to show to the world the rewards of specializing in so many areas.

The experienced work staff and employees at BRL Trust Investments are the crowning glory of their achievements. These people have spent years honing their skills in the field. It is said that getting a job at BRL Trust Investments is pretty difficult because they only choose the best people to work for them. The idea is to give their clients the very best that the industry can offer. If you become a client of BRL Trust Investments, you wouldn’t have to worry about your money every again. The proof of this resides in their former clients who are extremely satisfied with the services of BRL Trust Investments and are ready to recommend them to everyone else. BRL Trust Investments also stands by its own mission statement.

Currently, the areas where BRL Trust Investments offers its services include Fiduciary services, fund administration, funds custody, asset management and asset underwriting. You can also register a request with the ombudsman of the company through the contact page. Choosing BRL Trust Investments would be the best decision you make for the money because the company cares about its clients and customers more than anything.

Will Waze Go?

 

In a very controversial situation, Google is standing at the helm.

In 2013, Google spent $966 million to purchase Waze.  Waze is a GPS system that is combined with a social network that not only tells drivers where the authorities are, it also tells road and traffic conditions.

Now sheriff offices across the country are calling for an end to Waze. These officers feel that with this application, police killers can stalk the police. On the other side of the picture, Julie Mossler who is a Waze spokesperson said that the company works closely with law enforcement, and cares very much about their safety.

This isn’t the first controversy that Google has had with law enforcement or the government. Recently, the NSA was accused of breaking into Google’s personal data, and the master search engine developed a top-notch encryption for users. The government claims that move could greatly hamper law enforcement.

Telelistas thinks there is a good chance this Waze situation may bring judges sitting on the highest bench into the picture. Users of the app like Sergio Lins Andrade think the app is necessary but that remains to be seen.

Will Waze stay or go?

Youtube Ditches Flash – Introduces HTML5

Youtube has finally called it quits on Flash based video and recently announced it would start streaming exclusively in HTML5.

Although Flash was once popular, namely, says Flavio Maluf among business leaders who keep up to date with Apontador, as the the media plugin made by Adobe hasn’t seen a proper update in years and critics of the software point to security vulnerabilities, lack of mobile support, and resource intensiveness as the reason major streaming sites should back away from the technology in favor of the more stable and efficient HTML5.

 

Youtube heeded the call earlier this week, deciding to make HTML5 the default control for all of its videos. Users of the most up to date versions of Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and the beta version of the newest Firefox release will all see the change shortly. Viewers can expect faster load times for videos.

 

A big reason Youtube has ignored switching to Flash for a number of years was a lack of encryption in HTML 5 video streaming. Content creators demanded the ability to encrypt their video content to prevent piracy and copying without permission and only recently has the HTML 5 standard adopted encryption techniques that protect content creators.

 

It’s expected that companies like Netflix will also make the switch to HTML 5 soon now that better encryption is available. Netflix currently uses Microsoft Silverlight to stream content.

FreedomPop: Free Mobile and Wireless Internet for All

FreedomPop is a relatively new company that was established in 2011 by Stephen Stokols and Steven Sesar. Its purpose is to provide free mobile phone and wireless internet services to people residing in the United States of America. FreedomPop launched in the autumn of 2012, and Freedom Pop’s high speed wireless internet service works on Sprint’s LTE network, 3G CDMA and 4G WiMax networks. FreedomPop has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The major investors that back FreedomPop are Skype founder Niklas Zennstom’s Atomico, Mangrove Capital and DCM.

FreedomPop allows a user to check for availability of mobile phone or internet services in their area by entering their postal ZIP code and email address. If choosing a mobile phone service, clients have the option of using their own Android or Apple Phones or purchasing a refurbished mobile phone device from FreedomPop at discounted prices. There are free basic plans for 200 voice minutes, 500 texts per month and 500 MB of LTE data. Beyond that customers can pay $20 per month for unlimited voice, texting and data. One final option is that customers can pay $10 per GB of data with the free plan.

For Internet services, the free basic plan that is offered is a 30 day trial of the premier hotspot internet services which you can cancel or downgrade anytime by contacting support. The free plan is for 500MB of data per month. The premier plan is for 2GB of data per month. There is a $29.95 activation fee. After the 30 day trial, the fee for the premier plan is a $39.99 charge once for six months of service, which equates to $6.67 a month. Most mobile phone companies charge $10 to $30 a month for 2GB of data, so FreedomPop is offering significant savings on these services.

However, at the beginning of October 2014 CEO Stephen Stokols issued an exciting press release for FreedomPop. The company will begin producing their own brand of new smart phones and tablets, but what’s even more exciting is the price. These devices will be offered for under the $100.00 price range to keep in the tradition of providing affordable services to Americans. The first model to be released is a 7 inch tablet called the Liberty Freedom. FreedomPop plans to produce its own brand name LTE products in the future, along with phones. These devices are to be manufactured overseas, in order to keep the costs affordable.

The refurbished brand named phones that FreedomPop offers are Apple iPhone 5, LG Viper 4G LTE (LS840), Samsung Galaxy SIII and Samsung Galaxy S4. FreedomPop also sells tablets from Apple and Samsung. FreedomPop is looking to access a larger reach of customers every day. Check out their website or Twitter page for more details.

Will Homes Of The Future Be Constructed Using 3D Printers?

Your new house may be only a few mouse clicks away. One company in China claims to have printed out the materials to construct ten houses within a 24 hour period of time using a 3D printer and largely recycled materials. WinSun did not want to stop there and has built its best achievement to date, an apartment five stories high and a large mansion, showcasing its technological ability in the construction industry.

According to CNET, Ma Yihe, a 3D printer inventor who has been working on the technology for over a decade, has been fabricating the large construction pieces at WinSun’s facility. The pieces are then taken to where they are to be built into housing, reinforced with steel and insulated. All structures meet the required standards for buildings.

This new technology sounds as fascinating as that I read are part of Dr. Seckin’s methods for endometriosis surgery. Using this new technology will reduce waste, production time and the cost of labor by at least 30 percent and as much as 70 percent. Since much of the material is recycled, the use of natural resources is decreased, providing an environmental and cost effective way to build.

Vijay Eswaran wins Special Award for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership

QI Group Executive Chairman, Vijay Eswaran was conferred the special Award for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadershipduring the 18th Malaysian Educational Summit, which was planned by Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI).

Malaysian Education Summit II, Dato Seri Idris Jusoh showed the people who had gathered the award that had been awarded in SWAN Convention.

The award acknowledges Eswaran for the vision, leadership skills, innovation as well as accomplishment in taking the helm of Quest International University Perak (QUIP) to speedy growth throughout the past three years. Remarkably, the university, which is a mutual undertaking between the QI Group as well as the Perak state government, is anticipated to exceed the 1000 mark scholarspopulation and expand the programmes provided to 24 by the end of 2015.

While I am thrilled to be an award recipient for education entrepreneurship and leadership, this achievement could not have been possible without QUIPs dedicated teaching staff, our trusted council members, and our students who challenge us daily to improve the way we do things at the university.

I am also very honored to receive this award alongside the rest of the accomplished entrepreneurs such as DatoPeter Ng of UCSI University and Tan Sri Ir Othman Merican of Sri Lumpur School, who are all working diligently for the transformation of the education sector as well as to build innovative private education in Malaysia and globally,said Eswaran.

Eswaran, who at the same time is the University Council Chairman for QUIP, wins this particular award due to exuding excellent entrepreneurial skills as well as unique leadership expertise for his responsibility in the growth of specialized education, education reforms as well as innovation.

Under the management of Eswaran, QUIP is presently among the greatest growing universities in this nation, currently providing 20 courses including medicine as well as post graduate.

From its modest commencement in 2011, the QUIP saga is a tale of desire for fineness and the craving for accomplishments. The vision, bravery and willpower that have been exuded by the management team of the university in recognizing an industry slot and capitalizing on central competencies can be classified as the foundation in our mission to change QUIP into a learning hub in the nation.

Talking as a panelist in the Summit regarding the subject of Transforming Malaysian Education in the 21st Century, Eswaran stated that English language adeptness is basic in the change of the education sector in Malaysia.