Over a year ago, the chainsmokers, an edm duo consisting of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, came onto the scene with a string of dance hits such as “Closer” and “Don’t let Me Down.” The duo had met in New York several years ago, and after connecting on ideas and passion, began to work on DJing and producing music. Taggart always said that the two had a drive to change the EDM scene and create a sound that no one else had. There first hits fell short of this; as it was important to make hits that would gain attention and put them on the map. This worked well as the chainsmokers gained recognition with hits such as “Selfie,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Roses.
However, it wasn’t until 2016, that the chainsmokers released there soon to be biggest hit: Closer. Closer took an interesting turn from the other songs; it featured Taggart joining Halsey in singing in the song. This in many ways marked a turn in their sound, and popularity. Taggard and Pall reached unrivaled success in the 2016-2017 year, as their sound went less straight dance music, and more vocal pop with EDM elements. Though it has been only a year since the Chainsmokers revamped their sound with Closer, and Paris; they are now back at changing their sound.
According to Drew Taggart, they had always wanted to create a sound and message that resonates with the current status of culture and society. It was for this reason, that the duo released “Sad Boy” and “You Owe Me”, these songs take a very different turn from anything previously recorded. The songs are dark, more lyrical, and go for a less EDM sound. According to Taggart, this sound is their reaction to the status of culture and sentiments inside of America and the world. The duo have a passionate belief that music is meant to symbolize society and people’s feelings; this new sound, though unpopular with some long time fans, marks their attempt to discuss and show the state of affairs inside of America.
In 2015 5th December, Omar Yunes was the proud winner of the Best Franchisee of the world competition which took place in Italy, Florence to be precise. He won the title thanks to his contributions to the Japanese food chain which he represents. Commenting on the matter, Omar said that he was proud and happy about it but also gave credit to the 400 employees who work in the 13 units which he manages and even the brand itself. Omar has been working on a franchise for the network while he was only 21 and today owns 13 units which are approximately 10% of the entire brand.
The competition saw the attendance of representatives from about 34 countries which include Brazil, Italy, Mexico Argentina and many others. To determine the winners, the brands were no evaluated instead it was the individual franchisee and the effect that it had on the entire network regarding contributions, motivation to the employees, savings and profits created and even proposed improvements to the brand. In respect to that, the CEO of Sushi Itto said that he considers the awards as a demonstration of collective efforts to provide excellent services, hospitality, and a unique flavor to its clients. Ivan Tamer, a Mexican owner for the franchise known as Prendamex, took the second position due to implementing and providing the necessary tools for the new marketing system which manages the entire brand.
According to the manager, Patricia Campos, Ivan has contributed a lot to the growth of the franchise and has helped establish boundaries which stand out. The Mexican Jury chapter was made up of entrepreneurs of the sector and also representatives of the Universidad Anahuac. For Elizarraras, the awards represent a segment of the economy which has won not only a better place in international levels but also one which shows a lot of growth from the days when Mexican franchises were a local matter.
Who is Omar Yunes?
Omar Yunes is a Mexican entrepreneur who has his name on the global map thanks to his numerous achievements in the business sector. Omar also gains publicity due to his family’s substantial involvement in politics but it’s his success which makes him stand out the most. For instance, at the age of 21, he signed up with the famous brand Sushi Itto as a franchise, and since then, he has made significant contributions which saw him win the best franchisee. In addition to that, his 13 units have risen to become the leading chains in Mexico and are located in different parts such as Puebla and Veracruz. Yunes has bagged numerous awards due to his contributions as an investor. When he is not running his business, Yunes spends most of his time supporting his football clubs namely, Barcelona and Pumas De La UNAM.
The best place for a person seeking a memorable dining experience is in San Diego and specifically Escondido. Unlike other places where all restaurants go for an ultra modern and almost sterile look, Escondido offers the old fashioned country look and cuisine. Most reputable is the French laced cuisine from the renowned French Chef Master Patrick Ponsaty.
Ponsaty is one of the two chefs in San Diego who hold the prestigious title Master Chef of France. He describes his style as French. In his career life, he has received honors. He has been responsible for training Gavin Kaysen who became 3rd in rank for the National Trophy of Cuisine and Pastry in Paris. Ponsaty earned his prestigious title when he was working at Rancho Bernardo Inn.
Patrick Ponsaty is now the chef at Bellamy’s and will move to Ranch at Bandy Canyon upon its completion. These two places are part of the mini-empire that the renowned business leader Brian Bonar is creating. Bonar started with creation of the bistro Bellamy. He sought staff for his restaurant from El Bizcocho at Ranch Bernardo Inn.
El Biz had announced plans for making major changes for its staff and style and Brian Bonar seized the opportunity to acquire the best chefs and staff in town. He had grown fond of the cuisine at this restaurant and thus he sought the renowned chefs. He hired Trevor Da Costa and Mike Reidy as the executive chef. Bellamy offers California cuisine that is laced with French style.
One can expect a great menu and mouth watering dishes at Bellamy’s. An article published in San Diego Magazine with regards to Brian Bonar describes part of the dishes as, corn soup ‘blended with crème and given Basque treatment with espelette peppers, the liquid silk is served cold over a scallop ceviche with ginger, cilantro, lime juice and olive oil.’ The serving includes parsley-cream risotto with poached salmon and shaved summer truffle that is made crunchy with sea salt.
It is only at Bellamy that you can get an exclusive mille-feuille that is topped especially with bruleed apple slices over layers of smoked eel and liver confit in pork fat. This is a creation of Ponsaty and Reidy. The servers at Bellamy’s are courteous and provide a well informing description of the course they serve with some helpful tips on how to perfectly eat a certain meal.
According to White Pages, Brian Bonar’s latest project is the Ranch at Bandy Canyon. The ranch is a 144 acre property which dates back to the 1880s. In his remodeling project, Bonar maintained the adobe structures. He aims to turn this property into a four-star event destination. He employed Ponsaty as the marquee chef and Ponsaty is already designing his dream kitchen there. Bonar is a successful entrepreneur and financial executive with a background of Technical Engineering.
Music veteran Madonna is scheduled to make an appearance at the show, as is “We Found Love” singer, Rihanna. Famed rapper Snoop Dogg is scheduled to perform, as is popular newcomer Sam Smith.
Fun.’s Nate Ruess is scheduled to make a solo appearance, possibly to perform his new hit single, “Nothing Without Love.” Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, and and Jason Derulo are also scheduled to perform. ‘American Idol’ alum Kelly Clarkson has been tapped to perform at the ceremony. Country-music sensation Taylor Swift is scheduled to appear and has received a total of four award nominations.
The iHeart Award nominees are chosen based upon the iHeart music charts as well as fan votes. Music fans like Dan Newlin have heard that other award nominees this year include Florida Georgia Line, Hozier, and Ariana Grande. Find more on Newlin on yellowpages.com.