Christmas, Halloween and mystery collide for a 45 year old woman named Angie Kenney. Every single year around Christmas time for the better part of two decades, she receives a hand written and delivered Christmas card. The mystery surrounding this card has reached several complex levels.
For starters, the letter is hand delivered, and it is not being delivered by a postal worker. Following up on the eerie fact that someone has faithfully and personally delivered the Christmas card for 20 years, Angie Kenney has never seen the person delivering the card, and she has tried to catch the person responsible. For two decades, the deliverer of the mysterious card has eluded her. This holiday season there was was something special waiting for her. Attached to her unnerving, annual holiday card was an old black and white picture seemingly from the 1950s. The picture displayed a family on vacation. Take a look at the photo and more of the story. The picture had a mysterious note attached that said, “Happy Christmas to you both, love Eileen xx,” and it ended with, “I found this photo while sorting out and know you will love it.”
Angie Kenney doesn’t love it or hate it. She just wants to get to the bottom of her two decade mystery. Now that she has a picture, she is hoping she will be able to finally get some real help solving the mystery. Hopefully, with the story and picture publicized, she will finally be able to find out who the family, mysterious sender and even more mysterious delivery person are.
This fun story out of Wichita, Kansas, brings a big, toothy smile to our faces during the Christmas season, which is a season of generosity. It was published four days ago here on Smile Sumo. In the Doo-Dah Diner, there is a server named Brian, who chose not to reveal his last name. Everyone loves Brian. Brian is a dependable, personable and skilled employee that excels at giving the patrons outstanding customer service. Brian, however extroverted he may seem, is extremely self-conscious about his teeth. His dental issues, which has been an affliction since he was young, causes his self-esteem to suffer. In fact, Brian had even said it causes him enormous amounts of pain. His life made a huge transformation when a man named Fred Boettcher came in with his family.
Click here to see a video of Brian before Fred Boettcher’s order and the amazing transformation after he served the Boettcher family.
Brian made a huge impression on his new customer. Fred Boettcher was blown away by Brian’s huge grin, and he felt Brian had a kind soul. After Brian took the family’s order, Fred Boettcher felt compelled to do something. Maybe he made his decision to change Brian’s life because the spirit of generosity hit him, or perhaps he chose to help Brian because growing and in his young adult years he knew exactly how Brian felt. Without even waiting for the meal to conclude, he went over to Brian and paid his bill, the tip and a $25,000 gift for Brian to fix his teeth and help heal his self-esteem. This story proves is still good, heart-warming and fun news in the world.
Dubai has become an unlikely destination for amusement park enthusiasts from around the world. The city located in the Middle Eastern country of the United Arab Emirates has been a popular tourist attraction for the past decade. However, the country does not seem satisfied with the status quo. A developer called the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group made an announcement recently that said they are planning on building a new amusement park called the IMG Worlds of Legends Park. This will be located to the IMG Worlds of Adventure that was just opened to the public a few months ago. The new amusement park will cover roughly two million square feet.
The new park will already have a built-in fan base when it eventually opens. This is because licensing agreements have already been secured with some of the most popular children’s properties. For example, Mattel has agreed to be a part of the new park by agreeing to have areas that are related to iconic brands like Hot Wheels and Barbie. There will also be rides and areas that are associated with Dora the Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pokemon.
The developer did not give any specific info regarding how much the park will cost to build, the time frame for how long it will take to build or when it can be expected to open. The developer did say that the plans for the park are currently not complete. More rides and attractions will be added in the near future.
A Pagan priest in Maine has just been allowed to wear a set of horns on his latest driver’s license. Phelan MoonSong, the horned Priest of Pan in question, is celebrating the local Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ (BMV) decision as a landmark in religious rights.
This story all began in June of 2016 when Phelan MoonSong asked to change his legal name. After MoonSong received his new ID card in the mail, he went to the BMV in Bangor to get a new driver’s license.
Although they took his picture with the two horns on his head, a clerk at the BMV told MoonSong that he would have to get the picture approved by Maine’s Secretary of State. MoonSong had to send the Secretary of State documents that demonstrated the religious reasons why he had to wear the horns at all times.
MoonSong sent a long letter to the Secretary of State where he discussed the importance of his “Horns of Power.” He went on to cite important texts on Pagan religions, including Horned Gods: A Comparative Mythology Perspective, The Symbolism of Horns—The Ecphorizer, and Pagan Religions: A Handbook for Diversity Training.
This letter was sent in August, and MoonSong was still waiting for a response in November. When he called the authorities in Augusta, they told MoonSong that his request was denied. A few weeks later, MoonSong discussed his issue with the Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU) in Portland. He then went back to the BMV and told an employee that he was considering appealing the decision with the help of the MCLU.
After listening to MoonSong’s complaint, the employee called a supervisor. When she returned to MoonSong she said he could wear his horns in his driver’s license photo.
MoonSong says he was officially initiated into a Coven in 2007, and he has been wearing horns ever since 2008. He says the horns serve as a “spiritual antennae” that connects him with higher divinities.
Lime Crime is one of the most popular lipstick brands. Loved for its unicorn colors, this lipstick brand is on a league of its own. The brand has grown from a mere EBay account to a full-range company that has its own website. Lime crime, owned by Doe Deere was started in the year 2004. Then, it was only an EBay account. Four years later saw the brand being launched and in the year 2009, their first unicorns were produced.
When the year 2012 came knocking, Lime Crime ensured that velvetines were introduced to Love-Makeup.co.uk. Velvetines came with a crazy range of colors. And, in a recent press release, Lime Crime announced an addition to its Velvetines, Scandal. According to Doe Deere these new addition is like all other Lime Crime products. It is 100% in tandem with vegan requirements.
With a concentrated purple-violet, Scandal is the perfect velvetine for every girl who loves to pout. The purple no only adds a sexy sassy appeal, it also shows people that you are in control. Scandal is bound to be the new trend and every girl will want to lay lips on it.
Doe Deere advises on the Lime Crime blog that Scandal should be worn with a black liner if one is to have a maximum don’t-care effect. This is the dream-lipstick for every punk or gothic girl. Further talking on how to make the new velvetine pop, Deere advised that one pats a good lip balm 15 minutes before they can put on Scandal. Scandal can be removed when your day is done and you want to rest natural. Just use a fad of oil or waterproof makeup remover and voila.
Just like most velvetiness under the Lime Crime profile, Scandal will be going for $20.00. To learn more about Scandal and other velvetiness by Lime Crime, feel free to visit their website LimeCrime.com. We hope that this velvetiness is as successful as the rest. To ensure that the public enjoys new products from these company, Doe Deere always ensures that she is the first to test it. If she likes it, then she releases it and hope that businesses and individuals will be thrilled too. See pictures of Lime Crime’s Scandal Velvetine line in action on Facebook, or see where you can buy it for yourself on UrbanOutfitters.
The nominations for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards have been announced. The film “Manchester by the Sea” received the most nominations of any film or TV show; it received four for “Best Ensemble Cast,” “Best Actor,” “Best Actress,” and “Best Supporting Actor.” The movies “Fences” and “Moonlight” both received three nominations.
Most of the awards, however, go to television performers. Television shows are divided by genre: “television movie or miniseries,” drama, or comedy. Television actors may receive awards for best actor or actress or best ensemble cast. There are also awards for “best action performance by a stunt ensemble” for both films and television.
The movie nominations have been attracting the most attention, because they may help forecast the likely winners of the Academy Awards. The National Board of Review, for example, has already called “Manchester by the Sea” the year’s best film. The musical “La La Land” won “Best Picture” and “Best Director,” and six other awards at the 22nd Annual Critic’s Choice Awards. “Manchester” won in three categories, while “Fences” won in one.
The nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globes have also been announced. Again, “La La Land” and “Manchester” appear to be the front runners. “Manchester” has been nominated for the “Best Motion Picture, Drama,” while “La La Land” is one of the nominees for “Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.” Both movies were also nominated for “Best Screenplay” and “Best Director” and “La La Land” received nominations in the musical categories.
Lori Senecal grew up as a rather shy individual. One of four daughters of a school teacher and a shop owner in Canada, she attended McGill University in Montreal, majoring in business with an emphasis on marketing. After graduation, her first job was with the ad agency Vickers & Benson in Toronto, working on their account with Ford. She was unfamiliar with media buying, and even worse for this admittedly shy person, she had to give presentations before groups of people, sometimes as many as one thousand. Many people might have caved to the pressure. Senecal, however, forced herself to work outside her comfort zone. She made sure she was fully prepared before every presentation. Soon her colleagues took notice, and began suggesting career paths to her that would ultimately lead to management positions.
Today, Lori Senecal is the Global CEO of CP+B, part of MDC Partners advertising and marketing company. Her main job is to help the company’s partners with inventive branding to help them succeed in an increasingly competitive business world. One of the ways she does this is by aiding her employees with their career paths, mainly by helping with their projects and startups on display at agency wide competitions. The once shy Senecal as described by 3percentconf.com also makes several appearances a year on the speaking circuit to talk about the latest innovations in the advertising and marketing industries.
Prior to her position with CP+B, Senecal was Global Executive Chair of KBS. There her responsibility was technology, start up investment, and content creation. According to Hubspot.com’s report, during her watch, KBS grew from 250 employees to 800 worldwide. She was also the Canadian lead for Coca-Cola for Interpublic Group’s McCann Erickson Toronto, and in 2003 launched the company’s young adult marketing unit TAG Ideation. Senecal was named one of “Ad Age’s” Women to Watch in 2014, and won a Quantum Leap Award at the AWNY Game Changer Awards ceremony in 2013.
Dr. Jennifer Walden derived her inspiration to pursue a career as a plastic surgeon from her parents who were both bonafide medical professionals. Walden graduated from Anderson High school and later joined the University of Texas where she did a Bachelor’s degree in biology. Walden received her doctorate from the same university albeit from its medical branch at Galveston. Dr. Jennifer Walden is a member of several surgical societies such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. She also has the privilege to serve as a board member for American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Walden doubles up as a spokesperson for the same society.
She moved on to New York after completing her residency training where she had been selected as one of the attendants of a fellowship that was held at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She worked with famous surgeons like Dr. Sherrell Aston in New York and remained there for eight years. She acted as an Attending in Plastic Surgery and also as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Centre. She moved back to Texas after becoming a mother so to accord her two boys the comfort of been raised close to their family.
Walden owns her own business in Texas and is one of the leading female plastic surgeons of the state. She is tech savvy and therefore employs the best 3-D imaging technology available that helps patients to visualize their desired outcomes. Walden has gone as far as developing her own brand of customized instruments that she uses in plastic surgery. Most Aesthetic companies consult her in the event of new innovations that they anticipate to introduce in the market. She also pioneered the usage of non-surgical aesthetics and other medical specialties.
Dr. Walden reckons that most plastic surgeries are done to women due to sensitivity in their physical appearance. They should be regarded as normal despite distortion of information by the media. Her been female helps with the comfort of female patients who are the majority statistically. Walden advises that researching your problem and looking for a certified surgeon is a good place to start in case of any pending surgery.
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Although many of us may fantasize about finding a treasure trove of gold, Tommy Thompson is one of those very rare people who actually has. It was almost 30 years ago when Thompson located the wreck of the S.S. Central and hauled up the gold. The ship had been sitting on the bottom of the ocean floor for 130 years after meeting its terrible fate during a hurricane. Because it was known to have sunk with a great deal of gold on it, many treasure hunters throughout the years had put it on their wish lists.
It was Thompson, however, who actually had the savvy—and the resources—to build an incredibly advanced robot that was capable of going 8,000 feet under the sea. His historic find was profiled in the news constantly, with many praising his incredible persistence and intelligence. However, it wasn’t too long before the whole thing started to unravel. According to some of his investors, they hadn’t seen any of the proceeds from the great shipwreck. More and more, it was beginning to sound like Thompson was cashing out and selling some of his gold—but not paying back his investors.
Things became really heated in 2012, when Thompson failed to show up to court and face some of these charges. He spent many years on the lam, but eventually authorities were able to track him down. Although he’s now in prison, he has still refused to give up the location of the gold.
Alexandre Gama is a Brazilian entrepreneur that has worked in the communication and advertising fields for his career. He is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Commercial Officer of his advertising firm Neogama.
Alexandre started out his career working as a Creative and Copywriter. He worked his way up and in 1990 became the Copywriter and Creative Director of Brazilian firm DM9. After working at a few other advertising agencies he decided to start his own, and so in 1999 Alexandre Gama founded Neogama. He has also taken on a number of other roles, such as being a Board Member for the Brazilian Association of Advertising Agencies, as well as Foreman for the International Film Jury of the British foundation D&AD.
During its first three years Neogama was the fastest growing ad agency in Brazil. The agency has won a number of rewards, including “Agency of the Year” in 2002, and winning two Golden Lions at Cannes in 2003.
Gama himself has also won numerous awards for his work. This includes being nominated one of the seven most important professionals in the history of Brazil. In addition he’s won other awards such as “Agency Director of the Year” in 2006.