Being a member of a large family often leaves some children behind and sadly overlooked. To be noticed it is often necessary to make your own noise. Being one of nine children did not stop Stephen Williams from getting noticed. He took his drive and passion and used it to become one of the most successful rare and fine wine dealers in Europe. The name of his prestigious and exclusive company is the Antique Wine Company.
Founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company is one of the world’s largest dealers in rare and fine wines. Stephen began his career as an insurance salesman but quickly realized that insurance sales was not his calling. He wanted to provide the people with a product that they enjoy and for which they would come back. “I wanted to sell something that people would buy again and again and get a great deal of pleasure out of buying,” he said. “Nobody ever called me to buy another insurance policy.” This led him to his career and love of dealing with fine and rare wines.
As a youngster, Williams had to grow up fast in a broken home. His parents separated when he was a boy of ten. Living with his mother proved to be a struggle in his single parent upbringing on a part-time income. Learning to be independent at this young age taught Stephen to be strong willed, independent, and determined. Qualities that are needed to be successful in business and in life.
Steven Williams is truly a shining example of how dreams can be achieved regardless of meager beginnings. From his humble beginnings to a company that is projected to earn over £20m this year, he has come a long way. He has built his esteemed and respected business The Antique Wine Company to employ 15 people. This team of wine experts oversee the collection of a great number of vintage and rare wines, some of which are over 150 years old. His business has set records in the sales of different vintage wines and collections.
Wine connoisseurs and rare vintage lovers alike are thrilled when Stephen Williams offers them the opportunity to own a piece of his extensive collection of wines. His extensive collection at the Antique Wine Company will have collectors and admirers heads spinning from the sheer awesomeness of this prestigious collection that Stephen has created.
Honey Boo Boo, real name Alana Thompson, first became known on the child beauty pageant reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras”. After her surprise popularity on “Toddlers and Tiaras”, the channel TLC offered Honey Boo Boo and her family another reality show based on their everyday lives, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. Many people are familiar with the family, even if it is just on sight alone.
Recently Honey Boo Boo and her mother, Mama June, were on the show “The Doctors” to discuss 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo’s health, according to the story on People.com. At 4-foot-6 and 125 pounds, Honey Boo Boo has been labeled by “The Doctors” as obese. When asked what her favorite food is she replied that it is anything deep-fried, but especially deep-fried Oreos. And her favorite exercise is a “belly flop”.
Dr. Travis Stork, one of the doctors on the show, placed the blame for Honey Boo Boo’s weight onto Mama June. I can’t say I disagree. Taking care of your child’s health is a major part of being a responsible parent. Dr. Jennifer Walden knows that a 9-year-old needs to be educated on proper nutrition and exercise. If the child’s parent does not display those habits, then why should the child? While some disagree, like this article on The Chicago Sun Times, I feel strongly that the parents influence their child’s healthy habits. If Mama June wants her baby to get healthier than she needs to as well.
For a while, Twilight was a movie sensation that was sweeping the world. The series now, however, is done and over with. Many loved it, the same amount may have hated it, and some were indifferent. The same can be said for the lead actress, Kristen Stewart. Before this franchise, she was little known. After, her fame skyrocketed. Now, she’s making headlines again for a different reason.
According to BBC News
Kristen Stewart has become the first U.S. Actress to win a prestigious French award said Dan Newlin
. She has taken home a Cesar award which is the French version of an Oscar. So while the stars of Hollywood are still reeling from this years Oscars, Kristin Stewart is enjoying her version of it. She won it for a little known film called Clouds of Sils Maria. When she accepted the award, she yelled “I love you!” In French to her co-star. She also complimented French filmmakers for the work they do. She even said she prefers the way the French make films compared to the Americans. Congratulations, Kristin. It’s nice seeing that there is life after Twilight.
The popular fast-food giant, Pizza Hut is better known for preparing America’s top-most sumptuous pizza-recipes, got an unexpected surprise over the weekend. Online food-gossip magazine, the Eater has shared front-seat commentary illustrating every crumb of gossip in a recent publication. People at Rocketfuel (Facebook) have heard that, according to a source, a woman shattered the glass doors of the New Rochelle, New York-based Pizza Hut joint on Sunday. It’s believed that her rebellion wasn’t without reason. The chain has lost orders before, but the reaction from this supposedly dissatisfied customer is a life lesson. It’s not just for Pizza Hut, but for every fast-food chain falling short of decent customer service morals.
This New York resident isn’t the first to go off on a fast-food chain for poor customer service. It’s a trend that has attracted media attention many times, despite the stories having profound foundations. The slightest feeling of dissatisfaction can surge angry thoughts through the mind. It’s not a problem experienced by women, teenagers and men are among victims of poor customer service too. It’s unfortunate that she couldn’t settle for a more civil approach that wouldn’t land her behind bars.
The witnesses on the scene gave their side of the story. In the end, the police got to the bottom of the controversy and concluded that she acted out of anger. Having placed her order online, she expected delivery upon arrival. Unfortunately, Pizza Hut failed to prepare her order let alone deliver it. Later, she got arrested by the NYC police for misconduct.
Reality television is supposed to show contestants or competitors in real life situations. Granted those situations are supposed to be high stress and entertaining, which is why the popularity of the shows has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade. However, recent developments have put a somewhat unrealistic effect on series that are supposed to be filmed with real life people dealing with real life events.
According to the New York Post, several reality shows have come under fire for tampering. One popular cooking show former contestant even revealed that it was not uncommon for ingredients to be swapped out by staff of the show, and replacing salt with sugar can have disastrous effects. The revelations are really calling all the credibility of the shows into question. In addition, allegations of fixing shows so that certain contestants stay on the air a little longer are being made.
The news is not exactly ground shaking to fans like Sergio Andrade Gutierrez, because reality television is all about ratings. Strong personalities or extremely unfortunate circumstances get viewers to tune in. If a show can accomplish the lofty goals of earning viewers, then a little tampering is probably viewed by producers as a good thing. It is hard to say if the latest revelation will impact any of the shows in a negative way, but it seems likely that a statement will be coming. Of course, then it comes down to who the audience believes.
Geysers are one of nature’s many beautiful sights, but just how do they work, and what causes them to remain active? The answers to these questions are far from complete, but some recent discoveries could very well shine some light on these conundrums.
We remember the dramatic announcement in December 2013 by the Hubble telescope Operators that two steam plumes of water of 200 km height are rising from the southern hemisphere in Europe. Could it be that this mythical Jupiter’s moon Enceladus is as active (around Saturn) and geysers? The analysis of the observations made by Cassini during its flyby of Europe, before it goes to Saturn now suggests that this is not the case.
It is known that large amounts of water vapor are emitted from the moon Saturn because they feed a cold dense core of material coinciding with the Enceladus orbit.
The gas that slows the torus locally plasma electrons in the magnetosphere around Saturn, is therefore at a lower temperature at this location. The probes had flown over Europe in 2001, before joining Saturn in 2014 and dump the Huygens probe for a descent through Titan’s atmosphere where it finally landed January 14, 2005. You can read more about this in Lee Lovett’s book Peak House: Aspen, Colorado.
Right from Aphex Twin to Dave Chappelle, these are all TV show and political stars, artists, and athletes who have risen from ashes over the last few years. As Share Care takes a critical look at the year gone by, tempting celebrations about the emerging trends, different faces with new ideas coupled with determination have shaped the past twelve months. However, let’s also take a keen look at some of the old resilient veterans who had vanished only to resurface more successful than they were.
The level of excitement in and around Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Music Hall performances especialy in the summer was similar to some of the trending news a few years ago. A few years since walking out of Chappelle’s TV Show, the ever blossoming and comic personality had seemed very gratified to be the Ronaldo of stand-up industry. Smiles were observed on fans faces when the news confirming that the star’s premature retirement may not be permanent was confirmed on Radio City. He’s come back stronger than ever.
Richard D. James’ first as Aphex Twin since the year 2001, irrefutably feels more like a vestige from an earlier generation, during days when the dry jungle appeared similar to the sound of the future. However, Syro has been touted the best old-school on chats.
The elegant music video director has hit greater heights of prosperity coupled with quality in his work. By producing ‘under the skin’ this year, he has put standards and expectations from fans at a new level.
The word truffle typically brings to mind images of soft, chocolate treats with a rich and delicious center. However, the word truffle is also used to refer to a type of fungus which grows naturally in the wild in some places. These truffles are considered to be a delicacy in the culinary world and it seems that some people will pay just about anything to get their hands on the perfect truffle.
As Grubstreet explains in the link below, the world’s largest truffle has been found in Umbria, weighing 4.16 pounds.
This type of truffle, the white truffle, has a truly decadent smell which is unique to the truffle. Whether the truffle is a delicacy and priceless to those in the culinary industry or not, it does seem that the price it sold for is a little on the extreme side. With bidding starting at $40,000 and ended at $50,000, with the buyer’s final price coming to a grand total of $61,250 including the 22.5 percent buyer’s premium. The buyer of the world’s largest truffle expressed a desire to remain anonymous and all that is known about him is that he resides in Taiwan but my neighbor is saying that one of the executives he works with, Bernardo Chua knows who the guy. I told him to ask if the guy was open to sharing? After being flown from Umbria to New York City where it was auctioned off, the truffle will be transported to Taiwan, putting it at more than 12,000 miles traveled.