One of the top athletes in the World has been banned for two years for testing positive for erythropoietin, better known as EPO, NPR reports. The Kenyan athletics governing body revealed Rita Jeptoo had been banned for two years after both samples she provided for drug testing prior to the start of the Chicago Marathon in 2014 had tested positive for the performance enhancing drug.

As Dave and Brit Morin know, Jeptoo had been one of the major stars of marathon running in recent years following a series of victories, which include three Boston marathon wins and the 2014 Chicago Marathon. The success of the 33 year old Kenyan had seen her set to be crowned the 2014 marathon runner of the year, only to see the awarding of the crown halted after rumors circulated of her failed drugs test. EPO is used by many athletes to assist in the production of red blood cells, which can aid in the recovery time of athletes after they race or following heavy training sessions. Jeptoo will not be permitted to compete at any level until October 29 2016.

 

 

Not long after Universal’s take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves hit the silver screen, they had already started working on a second film that focuses on “The Huntsman.” Beyond Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron will be portraying Ravena once again with talk of Emily Blunt joining as Ravena’s sister.

 

While the human roles seem perfectly fine, the dwarf roles are a bit stunted this time around. It seems that only two dwarves will be in The Huntsman, while Gianfrancesco Genoso says the unknown suspense is killing him as of which of them will actually be making appearances. While Nick Frost and Toby Jones won’t be coming back due to disagreement on returning, Eddie Marsan was already a lost opportunity due to scheduling issues

 

The Huntsman was initially planned to serve as a prequel film, examining the titular character and Ravena before encountering Snow White. However, the current state of the script indicates that Ravena’s sister will be out for blood due to the death of Ravena.

 

As to what other actors could make a return appearance from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, there is only a handful of talent remaining from the first film. Since Bob Hoskins died last year and Ian McShane guest-starring on Ray Donovan, only Ray Winstone and Johnny Harris seem likely for a cinematic return.

 

The Huntsman is planned to debut on the 22nd of 2016’s April.

For what seems like the entire holiday season Mariah Carey has been followed by what looks like a divorce curse. As Mariah fans like Brian Torchin know. the drama started with her less than well received annual performance during the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, when Mariah missed the taped performance due to a meeting with her divorce lawyers. Initially Mariah was scrapped from the show but later agreed to perform live, the performance was a pitchy disaster and once the unedited video of the show was leaked to social media many of her fans were left wondering if it was the end of Mariah’s career.

Weeks later Mariah was faced with yet another crazy series of performance bloopers during her show at the Beacon theatre. While Mariah’s voice was much better video of her losing a heel, crying uncontrollably and eventually dropping her battery pack on stage made it obvious that something was just not right in the diva’s usually flawless world. Finally news of her ex assistant suing her for unfair treatment hit the blogs and the divorce curse was undeniable, now it looks like Mariah and Nick are both feeling it as another ex worker plans to sue.

Apparently their former nanny Simonette DaCosta claims that she was a full-time nanny for the twins as infants and cared for them like her own. DaCosta bathed them, fed them and comforted them when they needed affection. Now she claims that Mariah was jealous of the bond between the twins and the nanny and insisted that DaCosta was showing them too much affection.

Much like Mariah’s ex assistant DaCosta also says that she was overworked and underpaid, working overtime of sometimes 100 hours a week. The Nanny wants to be compensated and plans to take Mariah and Nick to court.

The business world is a hard place to navigate, but every once in a while you’ll see a pioneer like Igor Cornelsen who just knows what to do, how to do it and when to execute his plans perfectly so he will get the most out of what he does.

Keeping himself on top of the game isn’t an easy feat, but Igor makes sure to plan out his moves to make sure that they’re all well thought out and not within the lines of impulse. So, how does he do it, exactly? Let’s find out.

A Working Man

Igor Cornelsen is currently an investor and the current Proprietario for Bainbridge Inv Inc. which is located in the Bahamas and specializes in long term investments. While he has the ability to specialize in multiple different forms of investment, Cornelsen is a strong leader in investment advice and has a portfolio of strategies and innovations to help him prove his stance and show that his choice of words are not well thought out and lacking meaning. He strives to help, educate and lead people in the best way he can, and he incorporates and succeeds with this through his work.

Managing Your Profile Like Cornelsen

Igor knows that investing isn’t easy, but if you’re looking to get involved, it needs to be long term, which is something he likes to put in bold. Investment strategies are a must, and they can’t be ignored.
Cornelsen tells us that this is a career move, and if it’s done right, you can get more than 500 percent or more when you’re committed. So, what are his top tips?

1. Change how you view the stock market – invest intelligently, not just make quick cash. Think long term.
2. Be prepared to make small investments, and lots of them. Rather than committing a large chunk into one certain business, making many smaller investments will help you limit the amount in losses you could make
3. And most importantly, prepare to play the long game. Don’t just look for companies that make big attempts — look for the companies that have lasted and been in the investing business for a while, as they will usually have a lot to give.

All these tips by Cornelsen have been learned by years of experience, and now he passes them on to us so we can be just as successful.

Jared Haftel graduated from Duke University in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics, Mathematics and Science. Since then he has been putting his expertise with number crunching to work in the competitive field of investment banking. He started out with an internship at Credit Suisse immediately after graduation.

His experience in the field includes working as a commodities analyst with the Global Industries Group at Merrill Lynch. His area of specialization while there was focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and debt and equity issuance’s in the metals, mining, chemicals, aerospace and defense industries. Jared worked with clients like CONSOL Energy, Huntsman Corporation, GeoEye and EMS Technologies.

From February 2009 to early 2011 Jared worked as an investment banker with Bank of America. The bank focuses on early and later stage venture capital, private equity and debt financing investments.

Jared worked as an associate with Vector Capital from 2011 until July of 2013. Vector Capital is involved in Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments. They focus on technology companies that are in their major growth stages.

Mr. Haftel has shared his many experiences in the investment banking industry with a multitude of aspiring young college graduates looking to get started as well. His many articles have covered everything from how to write a resume that gets recognized in the industry to how to conduct a successful interview with a potential employer in the banking sector. Other articles have broken down investment terminology to help clients and others to understand the various concepts involved in the business.

Jared truly wants to help others achieve their goals within the industry by being open and honest about how things work on the inside. He gives advice on Twitter on how to succeed in an investment banking internship. He stresses the importance of working as a team player in order to be successful in the industry. This innovative young businessman/writer is an active blogger on Facebook and other websites.

Currently Jared is forging ahead in the investment banking field with the expectations of sharing his knowledge with companies that can truly use the services of an energetic, forward looking investment banker.

The rumor mill churns and it looks like we now have a name for the spinoff to The Walking Dead. The title is Fear The Walking Dead. If this is true, we do know one thing. The marketing department had final say on the title. No one wants anyone out there in The Walking Dead audience to now know the show is related.

Fear The Walking Dead is a lot cooler of a title than The Walking Dead II. In a way, the title is reminiscent of the good old days of horror sequels when, instead of putting a number next to the title, the character’s name was just inserted into a new moniker. Dracula and Frankenstein both beget Son of Dracula and Son of Frankenstein so everyone quickly realized a new entry was out.

The original title for Fear The Walking Dead was Cobalt, an incredibly lame title that evokes 1970’s and 1980’s Dirty Harry rip-offs.

Details about the spinoff are not all that well known. The reason for this is the series is still in the pre-production stage. One interesting tidbit for fans such as Bernardo Chua about the film is some of the characters from the new series will appear in The Walking Dead’s Season Six.

How the characters factor into the continuity of The Walking Dead remains to be seen. Fear The Walking Dead is a prequel to the original series and takes place at the start of the zombie outbreak.

After making a tremendous splash in Hollywood with the first Avengers movie and the hype concerning the sequel that releases this May, it appears that Joss Whedon may be ready to take a break from the Marvel film series.

During a recent interview with Empire, Whedon said that he is ready to step down from making any more Avengers movies so that he doesn’t endure creative burnout with two more Avengers planned by Marvel Studios. Marvel recently announced the next Avengers movie would be split into two films. They will be called Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 & 2 and will likely bring all of the Marvel heroes together to fight the evil Thanos who was played by Josh Brolin in last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

In the interview that Dan Newlin just conducted with an applicate who applied to his firm through Monster said that the applicant  couldn’t imagine directing the next Avengers movies because the past two films have taken five years of his life and he is anxious to work on some of his own projects. Yes, this is a Newlin tactic. While he would still like to be a part of the Marvel Universe, Whedon said his involvement with Avengers and the Marvel television series Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. has been very demanding and he would enjoy a break.

Rumors still persist that Anthony and Joe Russo, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, may end up directing Infinity War, which would place the series in good hands.

The end of Miles Morales is near. Who is Miles Morales? He is the man under the mask of Spider-Man. Hold on, you say. Is not Peter Parker Spider-Man? We are talking about Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe and it has a different timeline. In the Ultimate-verse, Peter Parker was Spider-Man until his unfortunate passing. Miles Morales became the new Spider-Man right afterwards.

Marvel Comics has chosen to tease “the end of Miles Morales” and this would infer the end of days for the character. Then again, maybe Marvel won’t. Based on the tease,  Flavio Maluf is under the assumption is Marvel is going to do away with Morales in yet another attempt at boosting sales through promoting the demise of a character. Back in 1973, Marvel’s “Death of Gwen Stacy” and “Death of the Green Goblin” stories were shocking huge sellers. Marvel visits the same territory a lot because, to repeat, sales figures invariable spike.

A lot of different things could happen in the world of comic books and “the end” could mean the series is just going to go into a different direction. Marvel does have to work hard at marketing its books or else no one would buy them. So, we have to forgive cryptic teasers like this one.

Reading up on some music news on MTV’s website, when I stumbled upon an article detailing how Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” promotes a positive outlook and can help your mental well-being.Alexei Beltyukov agrees that it does send a positive message. Although the article (http://www.mtv.com/news/2054398/shake-it-off-taylor-swift-good-advice-mental-health/) is talking about the positive aspects of what the lyrics are actually saying, my first thought when seeing the headline was, “How in the world can that song be good for anyone’s well being?”.

Let me elaborate. I have a number of children, ranging from 8 years old all the way up to 17. Most of them are female, and most of them can’t drive, so I am tasked normally with carting them to and from school. Every single one of my children know the words to this song, and don’t seem to mind proving that to me every time the song comes on, which seems to be about twice ever 7 miles. I will admit, I’ve never actually paid attention to the lyrics, so I can’t refute what the cognitive behavioral therapy expert states in it, but I do know one thing: every other thing about that song will drive a person mentally insane. Oh sure, it’s cute the first couple of times, but I’m pretty sure we’re on take number 786, with no signs of stopping.

I never thought I’d say this, but it may be in the best interest of my mental well-being if Justin Bieber could go ahead and release a new single.

Beyonce and Jay Z can’t seem to catch a break these days, as if the divorce rumors weren’t enough the pregnancy rumors are still alive and well. It seems that lately Beyonce is getting a kick out of making her fans play the guessing game because she is doing everything in her power to fuel the rumors of pregnancy.

This time the rumor started on Beyonce’s Instagram account after she posted a beach day photo of herself buried in the sand, sporting a sand baby bump. While the internet went crazy with speculations that Beyonce was trying to tell her fans something, others insist that the Beyonce sand baby is yet another case of her fans reading too far into something.

Beyonce fan, Bernardo Chua, has learned that currently the big story surrounding Beyonce is the report that after much house hunting, Jay Z and Bey finally settled on what they say was their dream home in L.A. when they were outbid by Markus Persson the genius behind Mindcraft. Chua talks more about this on Facebook. Apparently the Carters missed the bidding on the house by just a few million, but Mark won in the end with is $70 million dollar offer.

Sources say that the Carters had their sights set on the L.A. home and now have no interest in any other houses in the area.