24 Apr

When it comes to traveling, whether for business or leisure, transportation is one of the most important aspects. In a busy place like New York City, time is key to everything. It is the city that doesn’t sleep and is constantly on the run. Regardless of the pace, when it comes to traveling, time seems to slow down a bit due to airport processes. Fortunately, there are several chartered jet services that makes it possible for the typical New Yorker or business person to save time by offering access to private jets.

Many chartered jet companies offer private jet rentals at a cost o those who aren’t yet willing to invest in their own private jet. With private charter jets, a company or individual can have access to the entire aircraft. With private jet access, individual can still carry on with their business meeting and endeavors in the air. Air Charter Service USA(ACS) is one of the companies who specializes in providing the best services for individuals in their private jet charter program.

Professionals like David Ortiz, a famous baseball player, have raved about the company’s greatness when it comes to getting to places on time. Many celebrities and other famous individuals prefer to travel through private jets. There are plenty of companies that make it a priority to provide the best services possible. PJS group is company that provides strictly private chartered jet services to many famous clients. Celebrities like Sergey Petrossov, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones and many famous athletes and award wining celebrities have flown through the company’s private jet services.

Although some companies only offer private flights, few others have made it possible for regular individuals to share a cabin in a charter jet. Some companies allow seat sharing which gives travelers the opportunity to board a private jet at a discounted price. Companies like JetSmarter, Southwest Airlines and JetSuiteX offer individuals opportunities to buy seats on their private charter jets instead of renting an entire aircraft. In some of these companies, there are programs made available for charterers to sell empty seats to customers themselves.

Overall, chartered jet companies are excellent for the individuals who value their time. Flying through the services that several companies provide helps a lot. Individuals are able to skip the TSA lines at the big airports. One can schedule a flight just hours before take off for a direct flight. A lot of private jets fly at a higher altitude than traditional aircrafts which mean faster flight. Few of them also provide transportation to and from airports. In a place like New York, these services are perfect for the individuals who are always on the run and enjoy luxury.

4 Dec

If you are lucky enough to ever get to visit the Cayman Islands, there are a few places you should make time to visit, take pictures, and relish the beauty. The Cayman Islands are located East of Mexico, and South of Cuba. They consist of three islands, the Grand Cayman, The Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The overall population is around 60,765 and the capital of Cayman Islands, is George Town.

The Cayman Islands are packed with hotels, anywhere from a standard Holiday Inn, to the exclusive Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. There is a hotel for every budget, and need. From Heated pools, indoor saunas, and room service, the Marriott also offers massages and day spas. And if you can score a room at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, you may just see a few celebrities, such as Orlando Bloom, and also Jerry O’Conner has been spotted taking his family to the Resort on vacation. You may luck out and spot one of your favorite celebrities on the famous Cayman Islands during your stay.

If you end up in the Cayman Islands, there are so many places to choose to eat. If you have time to reserve a table, Ristorante Pappagallo has been one of the favorite spots to eat, by many that have visited the Cayman Islands. Its an amazing Italian and Sea food, dine in eatery. If you are strapped on time, or cash, The Burger Shack, raves over its Fast Food, Grilled Best Burgers. The Big Tree BBQ, also known for its fair priced, delicious BBQ food, also offers a quick but positive eating experience.

And while the shopping in Cayman islands are amazing, do not forget that it’s all tax free shopping and Americans can bring home, $800.00 worth of merchandise, per person, duty free. This makes for some great shopping. For a huge selection of Unique gifts and souvenirs, try and stop by Cayside Galleries. While the prices are great, so are the quality of the bags, sundresses-shirts, ornaments, and other items they carry.

19 May

The easiest way to review the famous skyscrapers of New York City is to take a look at them starting from the tallest and working downward from there, as that is the only way to go from such heights. The metropolis is home to many great landmarks of architecture, and any tourist wanting to be able to say that they have truly seen what the city has to offer will have to have visited at least some of these buildings during their trip.

The tallest skyscraper in the vicinity at this point in time (2017) is the One World Trade Center (1776ft tall) which was built in 2012 as a replacement for the North Tower of the original World Trade Center complex which was destroyed by terrorists in 2001. There is a nice conglomerate of organizations which lay claim to owners of the One World Trade Center building. First, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey hold principal ownership while 5% ownership was transferred to the Durst Organization. Indian actress Priyanka Chopra as well as Olivia Wilde are just two of the many celebrities who have been spotted here.

432 Park Avenue (1396 feet) holds the claim to the second tallest skyscraper in New York City with its completion in late 2015. Harry Macklowe is the real estate developer who owns the building which fetches an average price per square foot of over $5000. The location is an enviable one as it is between 56th and 57th Streets and this attracts some of the most high profile residents in the scene. Fawaz Al Hokair is a famous Saudi Arabian retail magnate who paid $95 million for a full-floor condo. David Chu, founder of Nautica, gave a slightly more reasonable $7.4 million for his piece of 432 Park Avenue, and many others celebrities and famous names stay there as well.

(ESRT) The Empire State Building (1250ft tall excluding the iconic antenna) long held the coveted status of tallest building in the New York, and even though the claim has since been stolen by the two listed above, the skyscraper is still New York’s third largest. The Empire State Realty Trust is the primary owner, and interesting the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) holds approximately a 10% share through investment in that trust. Mexican professional wrestler Alberto Del Rio has taken the Empire State Building tour. Aaron Curry and Aaron Tveit have also been to the top along with so many others.

Last on this list is the Bank of America Tower which is the fourth largest in the city and has a height of about 1200ft. It sits at One Bryant Park in the Midtown district of Manhattan and is owned by 3 organizations: One Bryant Park, LLC; Bank of America; and The Durst Organization. Actor Carlos Ponce and NFL star Johnny Manziel are among the celebrity sightings that have been made at the Bank of America Tower.

Any of these mentioned landmarks provide epic views of New York City that tourists should be sure not to miss. One can be certain of a good and educational time (as well as possible famous person and celebrity sightings) by putting them on the itinerary and being sure to take a ride to the top.

25 Apr

The nonpartisan Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability has been released and has caused a lot of bluster. The program is designed to bring new investment capital into areas that are struggling. The Government Oversight Committee has commissioned an OPEGA report to get all the facts. The report showed that the taxpayers in Maine have received solid investments from the program.

For every dollar places into the Maine New Markets Tax Credit program, the state has generated $21.67 in their gross state products. This measures the state’s economic activity including taxes, sales and other activities. The direct numbers have been exceptional. Every single dollar invested resulted in in state spending of $1.19.

The OPEGA reports the program will bring in a revenue gain of $15.8 million for the budget of the state from 2013 until 2021. This money will be a community investment and fund programs critical to the state.

The reports also showed an incredibly positive impact on the workforce. A total of 764 permanent jobs in Maine were either retained or created. Additionally, 1,000 indirect jobs were either saved or created. If it were not for the New Markets Capital Investment Program these jobs would not exist.

OPEGA found a timelier approach is required in understanding investment projects. They also found some of the programs idiosyncrasies that need adjustments to make future investments even more profitable. One of the main criticisms is that the tax credits are going to companies based out of state. This is considered a backwards criticism since economic development requires investments from other states. This money helps to grow the economy and without the funds stagnation is the result.

The report from OPEGA showed most of the investments made were by investors who had never placed their money in Maine before. This is exceptionally good news for the state. The economy in Maine is struggling and smart thinking and hard work are needed to create more jobs within the state. The report showed the New Markets Capital Investment Program is an excellent way to help achieve this goal. The solid return rate is having a positive impact in the success of the communities. As the upgrades are implemented and the program moves into the future Maine will be well served for many years.

13 Feb

Becoming a private art collector in Miami is quite an important investment strategy for anyone who has quite a lot of money. Someone who is collecting art in the city will find it possible to use a new artist who makes the style of art they love. The love of art is a fine reason to collect, and someone who is learning how to collect art will pick up information they need in this article. The artists who populate Miami are collected by amazing people who include celebrities who are coming to the city for their vacations.

#1: What Is The Purpose Of Collecting Art?

Collecting art is a way for people like George Lindemann to invest money, and the money is quite safe as art will increase in value over the years. The art that has been collected may be displayed or sold at any time. Someone who has quite a lot of time to hold their art will make money, or they may sell at auction for a short-term profit.

#2: Who Is Collecting Art In Miami?

Alicia Keys and other stars have come to Miami to collect art. Leonardo DiCaprio comes to the city for his trips away from the set, and he often purchases art because he wishes to fill his homes with some beautiful. He may pass his art on to his children, or he may sell his art at any time for a profit. The investment is far more stable than using the stock market, and there are many other actors and wealthy business people who do the same.

#3: What Sort Of Art Is Made?

There are quite a few people who are searching for art that is made in a particular style, and those who are searching for certain types of art will find it with people who create sculpture or paintings. The paintings are most-common, and sculpture is something that may be interesting to those who have quite a lot of space to display. There is a place where the buyer may come to find the best art, and they will buy reliably on every trip.

The finest art in Miami is made by people who are created many different people who are committed to their craft. The craft of building art for sale is interesting as it is a business for the artist, and it is a form of investment for someone with money to spend.

28 Nov

Miami is well known for its beaches,clubs, George Lindemann, and music. Unless one lives there or is a frequent visitor,they do not know about the popular art scene. While there are currently no publicly owned art collections, there are private collectors who choose to share their collections with the public. These collectors have brought attention to appreciation for modern day art. Contemporary artists also receive more recognition this way. The most successful of collectors showcase their pieces during the Miami’s annual Art Basel. Art brings many different people together and celebrities that have been seen at the event include everyone from Rose McGowan to Sylvester Stallone and Kanye West.

The showcases would not be possible without the private collectors. One of the most successful of collectors is billionaire Martin Margulies. His warehouse contains such pieces as sculptures and installation work. He has made a living from being a property developer and doesn’t feel the desire to sell any of the artwork he has accumulated over the last thirty years.

The Rubell Family have been in business since 1964 but did not open their Miami warehouse until 1994. Their collection today features pieces by such artists as Jeff Koons and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Norman and Irma Braman are known for their collection of classic American artwork. The couple recently decided to fully fund the construction of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami. The Braman’s have invested much of their fortune in art.

Those are just a few of the art collectors known for bringing attention to the art scene in Miami. When residents are not at the beach or partying, they should visit one of the privately owned collections opened to the public. They never know what they may discover when admiring. Art should be an essential to anyone’s home, whether classic or contemporary. There is always a place for art.

14 Jul

The best weddings are a result of teamwork between the couple, the wedding party and the service provider. As the man, you want to choose groomsmen who will be committed and willing to sacrifice their time to help in the wedding planning. On the side of the groomsmen, it takes great sacrifice to always appear in the meetings, chipping in in terms of time, money and ideas. For this great sacrifice, awarding them a small gift basket after the wedding is the least you can do. Here are some creative ideas for gift baskets for the groomsmen

Super Car Vouchers

Almost every man fantasizes of driving a super car, even for an hour. Giving your groomsmen vouchers for rental super cars is the best way to go. This gift will show that you appreciate their effort. They are bound never to forget the feeling. There are many luxury car rental companies who offer these services, as well as racetracks that organize events.

Hunting Gifts

Hunting is a manly affair where men friends get to bond. This gift shows your groomsmen that you would like to stay connected with them. Put some hunting gear in the gift baskets and then plan the trip. You can also include some camping necessities from a site like REI.


Gifting your groomsmen with a box of quality chocolate is very thoughtful . Everyone loves chocolate. They make a perfect gift, especially, on a day when your groomsmen are so exhausted. Help your groomsmen revitalize after the long day. You could even splurge a little and get some fancy chocolate from Mast Brothers.

Cigar Collection

Giving your groomsmen some cigars is a great gift. Make a collection of some of the premium and super premium brands and pack them in humidors. This is one gift that your groomsmen will definitely enjoy. Check out

Game Night Gifts

This is the perfect gift to show your groomsmen that you appreciate them and that you would like to continue hanging out. A few items that you could include: poker cards & chips, chess boards, scrabble etc. The items to include in this gift will depend on what your friends like. They will get to enjoy this gift, and enjoy it with you.

Personalized Liquor Accessories

This will come in handy when they are holding parties or going on road trips. Take time to choose some classy glasses or leather engraved flasks. Have each of them engraved with the name of the groomsman it is meant for. They will feel that you had each of them in mind when planning the perfect gift to award them.


22 Jan

The United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Yousef Al Otaiba, recently spoke at a conference on world relations and the need for unity. The UAE is one of the richest nations in the world, and it has become a backdrop for amazing development that is recognized on a global level. These developments are going to be much easier for the world to enjoy if the world comes together as one, and the ambassador spoke up about these issues.

The World Needs to be Less Divisive
The world has become divided over the years due to civil wars over religion and politics. However, political leaders like Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, are trying to facilitate unification. In fact, the West is working with the Arabian countries that are most progressive in their development and laws.

Cooperation in Trade
Countries that are willing to cooperate over trade and other matters are going to see much more success just because they are able to work with the west to have normal trade relations. The UAE has normal trade relations with the US. In fact, many people from the West travel to the UAE each year, contributing to the country’s economy. There is no major division between the West and these countries, but there are pundits who want the Arabs and the west to believe that they are vastly different. The ambassador wants people to ignore these people because the differences are minor.

World Peace Will Come Through Talking
The talks that are going to happen outside of the media will be the ones that are going to make the world peaceful again. Anyone can be convinced to talk under the right circumstances, and there are many people who are not willing to talk. The ambassador is more than willing to talk to anyone who wants to have normal relations with his country, and the country is actively fighting against extremism.

The world is not as divided as we believe, and people like the ambassador are going to help to lead these talks. The world will become much more peaceful, and the world could finally get past issues that have attempted to divide it in the past.

22 Jan

UUMMANNAQ, Greenland – “When I was a young man,” a fisherman named Ole Qvist tells me, “I was a champion dogsled racer. But now,” he sighs, “it takes seven dogs to pull me.”

I’m unfamiliar with dogs as a measure of weight, but I gather from the way he palms his belly, mounded like his native Greenland’s polar ice cap, that seven dogs indicates a serious body-mass index.

Uummannaq, where Qvist has lived his whole life, is a settlement 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle in western Greenland. The July sun hangs like a fixture spraying light from the top of the world. At midday, it could be midnight. It’s a balmy 65 degrees, warm enough for short sleeves and smoothies. Just offshore, an iceberg three stories high and as wide as a small apartment building floats in a fjord like a late delivery from last winter.

As a child, I’d look on maps at the great wedge of land over America and wonder just what, and who, was there. Later, I flew en route to Europe over its massive ice cap, like a vast desert of frost. That ice, melting and cracking and calving island-size icebergs, has lately focused attention on the world’s largest island. As remote from the rest of the planet as it may be, it is a crucible of global issues: As Greenland gets greener, it’s becoming a hothouse of change. There is a nationhood movement for independence from Denmark, which has ruled it since 1927 (among Greenland’s 57,000 residents are about 7,000 Danes). Economic development and environmentalism, globalization, and heritage grind against one another like the tectonic plates deep below the softening permafrost.

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22 Jan

Ten years ago, only a handful of Fortune 500 companies issued sustainability reports. Now, a large number of businesses — large and small — have integrated corporate social responsibility as part of their daily business routines. Today, more consumers than ever are demanding that companies change their practices, become more transparent and communicative and take a more hands-on approach to making the world a better place.

According to a 2014 Nielsen survey, more than half of online consumers around the world surveyed (55 percent) said they would pay more for products and services from companies that are socially and environmentally responsible.

So, is corporate social responsibility (CSR) a sign of changing consumer demands or just a knee-jerk reaction?

Not too long ago, I would have said the latter. Many business leaders used to refer to CSR as “hypocritical window dressing” and shove it back into its place (they thought) as a small offshoot of the public relations or philanthropy department

CSR was an afterthought to many and was dusted off only if leaders needed to minimize their companies’ negative impact following a scandal. But that’s changed: CSR is now more of a direct corporate response to consumers’ ever-growing demands for transparency.

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Source: Entrepreneur.com