Archive for December, 2015

Denver’s Jon Urbana Uses Ableton to Make His Music

Friday, December 11th, 2015

We covered his lacrosse camp in October, so you already know that Jon Urbana is a former pro lacrosse player and currently is an entrepreneur. His entrepreneurial work is as a business developer with Ellipse USA, which is an IPL and Laser technologies company. He is from Denver, Colorado and he still holds lacrosse camps throughout his home state. Denver, Colorado is still where Jon calls home. Urbana travels often too, and was most recently in Cambodia and Thailand, where the shot this breathtaking photo of Earth Temple.

Earth Temple – credit: Jon Urbana

 

Jon’s Charity Work
Jon Urbana supports a Go Fund Me campaign for Earth Force that is all for clean environment. Earth Force is a charity that is focused on educating kids and youth on environment issues and how it’s important to care for the environment. One hundred percent of the donations to this campaign go directly to Earth Force. He also supports charities for animals. Here are a few videos produced by the campaign, and Jon Urbana received praise on Yahoo Answers when he asked for some opinions.

The Professional and Current Lacrosse Career of Jon Urbana
Jon played lacrosse professionally at Villanova University in the NCAA Division. He played from 2001 until 2005 and was the CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Currently he incorporates lacrosse into his life by being a coach and co-founder of the Next Level Lacrosse Camp. The camp or lacrosse workshops at the Next Level Lacrosse Camp are held in Colorado.

Jon’s Music Pursuits
Jon Urbana started his music pursuits with just Ableton software and a guitar. Jon maintains and writes a blog, with music that he has uploaded onto Sound Cloud. Most of it is a bizarre experimental combination of electronic, remixes, jazz and even some folk and rock pieces. He seems to delight in experimenting as much as possible with his music, as seen in Swan Song, released last month.

 

Jon Urbana’s Flying Interest
Jon Urbana took an interest in aviation and learned to fly as a bit of a hobby. He holds a Federal Aviation Administration’s Airman Certification. His Federal Aviation Administration license is A5119166. Here’s a video he shot from his plane.

From an Airplane, by Jon Urbana from Jon Urbana on Vimeo.

A Constant Reminder Of A Lost Friend

Friday, December 11th, 2015

I never thought I would be taking care of a dog of my own. I grew up in a house with a family that had a lot of animals. I never cared much for any of them. It was a surprise, then, to find that I would end up taking care of a dog that ended up being my best friend. I had a best friend. He was probably the only friend I had left that I would actually spend time with. We normally went over to his house because he had a three-year-old son that he looked after while his wife was at work. There was always this pit bull that was hanging out with us. It was my friend’s other best friend so I put up with the dog. He wasn’t nearly as bad as the dogs I grew up with. I began to wonder if I really didn’t like the animals I was raised with because the pets weren’t properly trained. My friend’s dog was always very well behaved. No one ever yelled at him, and everyone treated the dog like he was part of the family. In the end, it seems reasonable that my friend’s family did this because the dog really was part of the family. One day I got a call from the wife of my best friend saying that he had been in an accident and didn’t make it. I felt so bad about losing my friend but then thought about what the wife and son must be going through. The wife was overly stressed and didn’t know what she was going to do. I told her I would watch the dog if she wanted. A day later I got the call that she would take my offer. I immediately went to the store and got his kind of food which was a mixture of Beneful‘s normal food and a variety of wet foods to mix in including the chopped meals, Beneful Mediterranean medley, and Tuscan medley. The first couple days were sad. I could tell the dog knew something was wrong, and that he missed his best friend. He was a great dog, though. He never had any problems with bad behavior, and he recognized me so we bonded quite fast. I eventually took over full ownership of the dog and we have been inseparable ever since. I never thought I would be saying this, but I cannot imagine my life without this dog in it. I have learned that it was my parents training and discipline techniques that lead to poor behavior in the animals. This dog has been great and I won’t ever let him out of my sight for long. He is a constant reminder of my best friend and it means a lot that I get to hug the thing that reminds me of him most. I know that the dog appreciates having a good home as well.

TIPS ON HOW TO BE A WORLD CLASS IMPERSONATOR WITH SERGIO CORTES

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

When it comes to impersonification, most of you wannabes embarrass yourself with poorly rocked outfits and voices that sound like a thirsty toad. Well guys, sit back and get lessons from a real champion. He has built a brand from the departed king and is winning at this game. Do you seek proof? Take a look at his YouTube profile and watch his 1 billion views on YouTube rise. Yes, he is that good. He has had more views than the real musician. He has perfected the art of personification, and he is king at it. His name is Sergio Cortes.

Before we give the golden tips, we know you desperately seek; a little about he 1st.He was born in the summer of 1971 in Barcelona Spain. He was brought up in Madrid by his mother and seven other brothers.
He says the secret to success is very straightforward. Follow this and you will follow him all the way to the bank.

•WORK VERY HARD

He trains 4 hours a day and has been training g for 28 years. Ok now let’s do the math.28 year of training to be like one person. Your weekend training schedule is a laughable comparison that can’t be compared.

•PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Have a team of professional managers to sell your Brand. Sergio Cortes has team that markets and promotes his shows. They handle his shows and make sure he sells across the world. Thanks to his brand, he is currently on a word tour. He has choreographers, backup singers, dancers and a set stage team.

•GET OFF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Sergio had to travel from his home city of Madrid in Spain to Brazil where he knew his brand would sell. He has not only taken over the country but is today the best there is.

•HAVE A PRIVATE LIFE

Don’t let fame get into your head and carry you away. Don’t believe your hype. You should have a humble private life. Sergio lives in seclusion with his pet dog. He is said to be a good graphics designer who takes part in competitions.

•HAVE A TARGET AUDIENCE

Sergio Cortes sells his brand has one who will give a real Michael Jackson to all segments. He targets the young and old. There you have it guys follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Source: R7.com

U.S. Money Reserve Puts Itself Behind Capital Area Food Bank In Central Texas.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

 

Precious metals distributor U.S. Money Reserve is putting its clout behind Capital Area Food Bank in Texas via a CrowdRise crowd funding campaign.

With contributions to over 70 non-profit organizations, U.S. Money Reserve is no stranger to social responsibility. Their list of charitable contributions ranges from Boy Scouts of America to the Haiti Relief Fund with many recognizable and worthy causes in between . This time, U.S. Money reserve has started a crowd funding campaign and is encouraging others to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank through CrowdRise.

U.S. Money Reserve is one of the nations largest distributors of gold, silver and platinum coins. With a team of over 100 industry professionals, U.S. Money Reserve helps clients choose wisely when investing in precious metals. The majority of satisfied customers currently enjoy profits today.

As noted in a recent Digital Journal article, Capital Area Food Bank distributed 31 million pounds of food to hungry families in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. This is a far throw from the 330 thousand pounds of food distributed in 1982 when CAFB was founded. CAFB currently serves 46 thousand needy people each week. Over 30 years of experience has allowed CAFB to hone in on the most efficient model for fighting hunger in central Texas.

Partnering with U.S Money reserve and Capital Area Food Bank will put donors in league with nearly 300 partnering agencies spanning 21 counties in central Texas.

For anyone who would like to get involved, donations to the CAFB CrowdRise campaign can be made here.

In Order To Live; Yeonmi Park’s Story

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

In Order To Live is Yeonmi Park’s book about her harrowing escape from North Korea as a child. Though she has openly told the world about the challenges she encountered when growing up, the book is an explicit revelation about how life used to be when she was growing up. Her family was close knit until the regime took her dad to prison for allegedly being involved in a metal smuggling illegal business. In the book, she also describes the way they were programmed to believe that everything they were thinking as kids was being reflected to the dictators end and that he could easily read their minds.

Soon after Yeonmi Park’s father was imprisoned, they were forced to the most cruel margins of the North Korean society that treated them like criminals. With the help of a male friend, her mother decided that they should go to China for greener pastures regarding human rights and life. They went through the Chinese border at night and when they eventually arrived in China, the man who helped them past the border started making sexual advances to Park. Because they were too afraid of being taken back to North Korea, her mother offered herself and Yeonmi Park had to endure watching the man rape her so as not to tell the Chinese authorities that they were in the country illegally.

On its part, the North Korean regime branded her as a human rights propagandist on yeonmi.net who was determined to tarnish the country’s image for her own gain. However, she has since refuted the claims and says that the regime is afraid she might expose it further to the world about the atrocities it has committed on its populate. The 21 year old has slowly become a world sensation when matters related to human rights and women empowerment are concerned.

Very different with girls her age from different countries, Yeonmi Park is a good definition of a risk taker and someone who can be looked up to. Currently a public speaker and media personality, she does not flinch when she talks about how all people regardless of race and affiliation are supposed to be given equal treatment.

Her courage has earned her friends and foes alike. Friends are the millions she encourages through her motivational speeches and now, her book. Foes are the likes of the North Korean regime who view her as a threat instead of someone they should work with so as to improve the conditions of the North Korean people both economically and in all other ways. All in all, she is a perfect example of an individual who has braced all challenges to make a good life out of a situation many would consider a challenge in life.

Lessons You Can Learn From MJ Impersonator Sergio Cortes

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

For many individuals, impersonating a person is a task that calls for some keenness and creativity. It can prove challenging especially when you are not well versed with the art of impersonating an individual. To impersonate a person fully, one needs to capture all the characters the person displays. This is a bit of a task considering you will also need to be of a similar size with the person. Therefore, those who have successfully impersonated individuals can confirm that it requires great courage and training to achieve any results. Sergio Cortes is an example of people who have succeeded in their attempts to impersonate famous people. Sergio Cortes, the late pop king’s impersonator, has been trending son social platforms as well as in the media for the skills and creativity he has displayed in the art.

An article available at R7.com cites that Sergio Cortes began practicing on how to impersonate Michael Jackson from a young age. He showed undivided love for Michael’s music and even attempted to try his moves. This zeal remained strong for years until in 2010, when he did a tribute performance that drew great numbers. This is the point at which his life would change forever. Many responded with messages of love and admiration of his work, something that encouraged him to even work harder to offer a better performance in subsequent shows. Sergio Cortes relates his success to endless training and research, which has helped him understand more about Michael Jackson. He has also invited criticism and advice so as to perfect his art. Although this has not been one of the best experiences, he has managed to emerge victorious and has gained more strength to keep moving.

Sergio Cortes is also a sociable person, with many followers on Twitter. This is one of the online spaces he has been using to showcase hi work and ability to perfectly impersonate Michael Jackson. He also confirms that he has more than 16000 followers on Facebook, who are his fans and people who love the music of late Michael Jackson. Using social media has worked by offering him a perfect platform where he can collect views and learn more about his ability to deliver. From his voice to dancing style, Sergio Cortes has perfectly impersonated Michael Jackson. His dedication has led to many invitations to perform at great events and platforms, where he has interacted with different individuals.