World Renowned Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. She’s formally fellowship-trained in Cosmetic Surgery. Recently, she moved her busy practice from New York City to Texas, where she was born and raised, in order to be closer to her family. She is a single mom to twin boys.

Dr. Walden first attended the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with Honors with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Walden then went on to the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she obtained her Medical Doctorate with Highest Honors. She also completed an externship in Miami at Plastic Surgery Associates.

Dr. Walden moved from Texas to New York after she was selected for a fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. This is where Dr. Walden learned the latest techniques for cosmetic surgery. After the fellowship, Dr. Walden practiced in New York for eight years alongside Dr. Sherrell Aston, who is a world famous aesthetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Aston is often referred to as a “surgeon to the stars”. Under Dr. Aston’s tutelage, Dr. Walden truly perfected her craft, learning the intricacies of a top cosmetic surgery practice.

Like Dr. Aston, Dr. Walden is often in the spotlight for the work she does. She has contributed her opinions and advice regarding mommy makeovers, celebrity plastic surgeries, and even teenage plastic surgery. Dr. Walden has appeared on a number of TV shows, such as VH1’s Plastic Surgery Obsession, ABC’s 20/20, and Dr. 90210. She is also quoted in Vogue, Self, and New York Magazine, among other publications.

Dr. Walden a rarity in the cosmetic surgery field, as this is a heavily male-dominated area. She has said that women feel more comfortable with her versus a male surgeon, because they don’t feel embarrassed discussing areas of their bodies they’re unhappy with. Dr. Walden’s goal is to make her patients feel good about themselves and empowered by their decisions.

Dr. Walden is also an author and philanthropist. She has presented a number of research papers which have won awards, and she co-wrote and edited a textbook entitled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which also won an award.

Her philanthropy involves volunteering her time for the less fortunate. Dr. Walden is heavily involved in a program called Food in Tummies, or “FIT”. FIT provides weekend meals for underprivileged children who do not have access to nutritious foods outside of school.

Super Lawyer Dan Newlin

At age 20, Dan Newlin entered into a career in law reinforcement in New Chicago, Indiana. His whole life had lead him down this path. It was his childhood dream to protect and serve, and Newlin made sure that everything he did was pushing him towards that goal. In school he studied law enforcement. He also made an effort to form relationships with high ranking police officers. Newlin’s passion for police work took him to several police departments throughout his lengthy law enforcement career. After years with the New Chicago Police Department, Newlin accepted a position with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orange County, Florida. While he was on the force he worked on cases related to narcotics, grand theft auto, assault, and even homicides. Newlin’s hard work, skill, and dedication did not go unnoticed, and he was promoted to the rank of detective in the Fugitive Division. His efforts to control dangerous felons over his ten year career in Orange County earned him numerous awards and promotions. His crowning achievement was earning the rank of Sheriff’s Detective. Dan Newlins has even been praised by the United States Marshall’s Office for his service and dedication.

After more than a decade of Law Enforcement, Newlin decided to pursue a career as a lawyer. In 1997, he was accepted in the Florida State College of Law, and he turned the in depth legal knowledge he acquired into the field to use in a courtroom. He finished his degree and graduated in 2000 becoming a fully licensed attorney in Florida. He later earned a licensed in Illinois. He currently has law offices in both states. Newlin’s prowess attracted a team of some of the best minds in the legal community for his team at the Law Offices of Dan Newlin. The team is known for their outstanding customer skills and unerring legal advice. Between them they have thousands of clients and numerous awards. There was no doubt when the Newlin team was awarded the title “Super Lawyer Law Firm.” Less than 5% of the law firms in the country have this title, and Newlin’s team clearly earned the honor.

Newlin and his team focus on personal injury, auto and motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, truck accidents, any injury cases, medical negligence, and wrongful death cases. The team has recently begun to accept cases related to persons wrongfully charged with offenses. Dan Newlin , as written about in this Yahoo Finance article, takes pride in making sure that he and his team provide the world standard for legal expertise, and has never wavered from his commitment to excellence.

Are Visual Effects Music Concerts the Wave of the Future?

When a digital-generated performance by Michael Jackson brought the crowd to it feet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards television show the computer wizards at Pulse Evolution may have ushered in a new form of music concert performance. Facebook users seemed to think that it could be called the Dead Legends Come Alive Tour.

John Textor, the Pulse Evolution Chairman, is a veteran in the field of computer generated visual effects in Hollywood. His company, Digital Domain, won an oscar for the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

After the Jackson performance, Textor heard from ther estates of several legendary deceased performers about putting on visual effects concerts. Textor is not opposed to ubdertaking such a project, but believes a digital concert by someone like Jackson or Elvis would have to be story-based, and not just be a hologram concert.

On the technical side, you would have to wonder how feasible it would be to create even an hour’s worth of a digital visual effects show. For a four to five minute segment of Jackson performing, eight months of painstaking work was undertaken. They had to capture the tiny nuances of Jackson’s performing style, even down to his eye level, and movement of his eyes. Adding 85 more minutes would surely take more time. And the cost might be high enough to make the project economically questionable for s series of concerts. A TV special might be more practical if you consider worldwide exposure and repeat showings.

Still, there is the question of what kind of audience might exist for visual effects concerts. Will the public see them as a one time novelty, or something you can see in small doses within a larger show? At this point nobody may know for sure.

But given how technology grows by leaps and bounds no one can say how great a digital concert may look in the future. We’ll just have to stay tuned and see what happens.

Stone Mountain Is Not the Problem

Today, Monday, July 20, people are still talking about representatives of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP in Georgia demanding last week that the Confederate monument carved into the side of Stone Mountain be permanently removed or sandblasted from view.

Many people agree with the NAACP and point out there are too many monuments to white slave owners. Some also claim that the site’s maintenance is paid for by taxpayers, which includes African-Americans. Yet, critics of these arguments have noted that the NAACP is ignoring important facts: The monument could be easily maintained by with a small amount of private funding or by Homejoy services. The carving is also in an area of the park where visitors only see it if they choose to go look at it.

Additionally, one of the Confederate generals that the NAACP wants blasted away, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, went against the laws of the time and dedicated himself to teaching slaves to read and write. On the other hand, one of our country’s founders whose likeness is carved into Mount Rushmore, Thomas Jefferson, hated slavery and yet his opinion of it fluctuated between acceptance and opposition his entire life.

FreedomPop Opts to Stay Independent and Takes On a $30 Million Capital Infusion

FreedomPop, a new type of cell phone carrier, has decided to stay independent after considering a number of merger and acquisition offers. Instead, the company announced that it had raised $30 million in venture capital funding.

Last month — according to an article published on the industry website Recode – the company announced that it is expanding its presence in Europe. At that time, FreedomPop said it was considering either an investment or a sale of the company.

The company has already impressed investors as its U.S. now approaches a million subscribers. Stokols also said that FreedomPop is also working on retail partnerships and expects to be on at least one big box retailer’s shelves by October.

FreedomPop has developed a new approach to cell phone plans with basic service offered for free or at very low cost. The company buys data in block from traditional cell phone carriers and makes its money selling extras – particularly additional data.

A very basic FreedomPop plan includes 200 voice minutes as well as 500 text messages and 500 MB of data for free. Additional voice minutes, text messages and data are extra. An unlimited voice and text plan runs just under $20 a month. That plan includes 1 GB of data. Additional data is available for 2.5 cents per MB.

The company’s business model has proven profitable and that’s what ignited the interest in financing or outright acquisition.

For more information, you can visit the original Recode article.

The Fighting Spirit

It has not been a full week since the Supreme Court handed down their 5 – 4 decision making it possible for gay couples to legally wed said Christian Broda. Much of the country rejoiced at the ruling. Numerous other citizens were not happy to say the least. Opponents of the decision immediately took to the internet sounding boards and news broadcasting airwaves to voice their opinion on the matter. Collectively speaking, many of the opponents of the decision accepted the fact that the law has changed but voiced their disdain for it anyway. After much of the heat has died down many of those who oppose gay marriage are divided on whether or not it is time for them to move on. The Huffington Post followed the storyand saw that many of their followers did not believe that the Supreme Court’s decision would end the fight over gay marriage. 80 percent of viewers who oppose the argument are unsure as to whether or not they want their politicians to push to get the decision overturned. The bottom line is that the decision was made and we cannot turn back time. While many of those who are still against want to make the law right in their eyes, they would rather their politicians gear up for the presidential race that is ensuing. It is respectable to fight for a cause but it is best to know when to move on.

‘Agent Carter’ Casting News

Fans of Marvel’s superb “Agent Carter” series have something to celebrate said Christian Broda. Aside from Hayley Atwell, who plays the title character, key cast members will be returning to the show this fall. James D’Arcy (Jarvis) and Enver Gjokaj (Agent Sousa) have already signed on. According to various reports, Chad Michael Murray (Jack Thompson), Lyndsey Fonseca (Angie) and Bridget Regan (superspy Dottie Underwood) are nearing deals to come back as well.

Early details about the show reveal that season two will be set not in New York, like the first season, but in Hollywood. Why will Peggy go west and why will Jarvis and company follow? There’s no word on that yet, but some members of the “Agent Carter” cast and crew will be coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2015. More details are sure to emerge there. ABC has promised a “special sneak peek” of the upcoming season on July 10.

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Getting Divorced

One of Hollywood’s power couples is splitting up. On Tuesday, just one day after their 10th wedding anniversary,Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they were getting a divorce. In their statement, they asked people to respect their children’s privacy, and that this would be their only comment.

Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, met in 2001 while they were filming “Pearl Harbor.” Two years later they starred in “Daredevil,” and that’s where Affleck said they fell in love. They got married in 2005 after a two-month engagement says Dr. Daniel Amen in this article. They plan on co-parenting their three children, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.

There had been talk that the couple was having problems, and that they were headed for divorce. In the few days prior to their announcement, moving trucks had been seen going in and out of the driveway at their home in Brentwood. As is so often the case, the rumors proved to be true.