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Suddenly CCMP Capital Mourns Its Former Boss Steve Murray

CCMP has lost one of the best deal maker and a terrific investor they have had in their company. The company former chief executive officer left the office a month before he passed away due to health related problems. He was the company president for a very long time and is largely responsible for the success of the company and its predecessors. Steve Murray lost his life in March 2015; Greg Brenneman succeeded him as the chief executive officer of CCMP Capital and he has also been working as the chairman of the company. Greg was saddened by that loss of Steve and the CCMP Capital partners to. He also pointed out the void that Steve’s family is feeling now especially his wife and children because Steve loved his family more than anything else.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital is a global equity investor firm located in North America and with holdings in Europe. The company started in 1984 and has made profits of up to $16 billion since its initiation. The company was known as JP Morgan Partners back in 2006 when JP Morgan bought its holdings. Its partners are also investment advisers running private equity investments; in 2007 CCMP was ranked position 17 in the list of the world’s largest equity funds. The initials CCMP means chemical ventures chase capital, Manufacturers Hanover and partnerships which are the main focus of the company. It has also invested in very many portfolio companies.

Ex-boss Stephen Murray CCMP Capital has worked in the company for a period of 16 years. He was the CEO when CCMP was known as JP Morgan Partners, and he succeeded Jeff Walker to his past position. Murray has been private equity investment for over 30 years, and it is a field that he understood so well. He made Stephen Murray CCMP Capital successful and its predecessors too. He was great in investment and making deals. CCMP Capital recent boss Greg refers to his style of investment as terrific. Steve had participated in numerous board meetings before he left the company after health complications. His life as the CEO in CCMP Capital was a great thing for the company. He passed away at the age of 52 years, and CCMP feels sorry for his sons and wife.

CCMP thanks to Murray is handling its investments completely well. Their art in building portfolios in equity investments for a company is something to reckon with. The company targets to develop many other global markets as it has in America and Europe. CCMP has a very powerful value creation model and top-notch management that has created for the company team and its partners a great reputation in the whole world. Of its two strengths are industry expertise and proprietary operating resources hence increased profits for the company. The company partners also work as a team something promoting their productivity in the market.

John Textor Moves From The Movies To Live Events

The Hollywood film industry is always moving at a fast pace, particularly when it comes to finding the next great area of visual effects to improve the way each and every film is viewed and created. John Textor has played a key role as a Hollywood executive who has overseen the development of some of the latest and greatest forms of visual effects technology available in recent times. As many Hollywood studios were cutting costs and looking to outside companies for their visual effects work to be completed the former investment specialist made sure his Digital Domain group was developing the latest computer generated visual effects and has continued this development work with Pulse Evolution.

The latest role undertaken by John Textor is with the Pulse Evolution group, which has been developing a hologram based live entertainment show with the estates of some of the most popular and best known entertainers of the 20th century. Textor has been involved with the startup for a number of years and has led them towards a national stock offering, which will take place in the coming months after paperwork was filed to start the process.

Pulse Evolution has been a source of excitement for many since John Textor organized two short public events at high profile industry locations to highlight the hologram based work of the company. Textor oversaw the development of holographic versions of Tupac Shakur for the 2012 Coachella Festival and Michael Jackson for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. These small samples of the work of Pulse led to many estates, including those of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe signing deals to produce a live show featuring holograms of their stars. The profit sharing agreements Textor has created with the estates are a major part of the draw for those waiting to get involved in the hologram based live events industry following a national stock exchange offering.

Pulse.co writes that John Textor is another major reason why the investors of Hollywood are looking to the future of Pulse Evolution with open arms. This is because Textor was in charge of Digital Domain during its most successful period as a visual effects producer who was known for the innovation of its work. At Digital Domain, Textor allowed the visual effects department to become its own company and develop new technologies that led to award winning work on movies including Transformers and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

How To Become A Better Writer Before You Join Wikipedia

Most people will join Wikipedia and not have an ample amount of knowledge about writing before joining. They will soon realize that writing on the online site is not just a walk in the park. The job requires more out of you than you may think. Writing for this big online site is very fun and exciting, but it isn’t entirely an easy route to building your resume and portfolio. Wikipedia does not accept content that is anything less them what they expect out of their writers. It’s really that simple in the long run. This is why preparing for it and knowing how to create a Wiki page can pay off very well in the long run.

Understand Wikipedia And Their Rules
Writing for a personal client or creating a blog post is so much more different when in comparison to Wikipedia. They expect top of the line grammar, exquisite display of writing skills, and factual content. Read about their rules, go through their list of articles to get a flow for how they operate and work with their writers, and them join when you believe that you are ready.

Brush Up On Basic English
Believe it or not, basic English is tough to follow, and all you need is a better grasp of the English language to really succeed writing on Wikipedia. Ordinary people who understand the basics of the English language can achieve better looking articles that pass the requirements found by the editors on Wikipedia.

What most people are not aware of when they sign up to Wikipedia as a writer is that there are people who will personally watch out for your content. There are top tier level writers who will quickly glance over at your articles and edits to see if they reach the typical standards of a writer online. Wikipedia is very diligent on what they look out for before they let content stay on the webpages.

The expectations of what they look for in content are very strict, and sometimes your content will be removed. Before joining and signing up, practice creating content on your own. Write a biography about a certain public personality. You could even try practicing by writing out your own articles and comparing them to other content. It’ll help you see you what you need to work on in terms of your style since Wikipedia has a specific style that all writers must adhere to on every article and every edit made.

Image Recognition Technology Explained

Image recognition is a technology that makes it possible to detect patterns on a digital photo. This means the software pinpoints certain characteristics in an image, sends them to a database where they are compared with other pictures. When most of the points match, the system knows what the input image is.

Computers connected to external device that captures images such as a camera can detect the exact image through this software. Recognizing means extracting data and information and processing it through codes and algorithms. Image recognition involves various processes that recognizes, identifies and detects the image. What is notable in this discussion is the wide array of methods for recognizing shapes for various applications. The tools uses lines, ridges and edges to extract features of an image. Corners, blobs and other features are also given consideration here. After detecting these features, they are compared with example pictures. In essence, there is a schematic of the information flowing from source to destination.

Image recognition technology has various uses not only for recognizing images of objects but faces of people in law enforcement agencies and government authorities as well. This facial recognition technology is used for purposes like user access verification, face identification as well as security. Other examples of where this technology can be used include reading bar codes, scanning product images and verifying image tags with the use of apps on smartphones.

Image processing basically works on the principle of detection. The information from the source is a signal which is hidden from a whole cluster of irrelevant data. The theory calls the data noise. The task is to relay the signal through this noise and detect the output. The appropriate information is obtained after searching through the database and comparing each of the elements with the original data. Overall, the time and resource needed to extract the right output depend on the amount of noise inside this data cluster. Nevertheless, image recognition is a technology that is starting to evolve for good. Major retailers are finding it useful and urging customers to use it.

Slyce Inc is a leading provider of image recognition software/tools to major retailers across Canada and the US. Based in Toronto, this company trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange market. The company has an excellent team of professionals for image recognition technology that helps clients identify products sent by customers through images.

Iggy Azalea Believes That Hating Her Is The New “Cool Thing”

“Success is polarizing” are the famous words of Iggy Azalea who has recently been called out on some of her offensive behavior. Announcing her new LP and book, the rapper spoke to MTV and Gravity4. Most things about her can be found out from her Twitter where she frequently addresses her haters and questions their grip on reality. Given her own tenuous relationship with the concept, it isn’t surprising that she has rarely apologized for her problematic behavior.

That is, until recently, when she was forced to pull out from Pittsburgh LGBTQIA Pride performance because of her past tweets that showed she was once homophobic. Her apology was unsatisfactory since she attributed it all to “naivety” from her younger days. Nonetheless, it was an apology and after heavy backlash, she pulled out.

The problem with Iggy Azalea isn’t that it’s “cool to hate her”, it’s that she has seldom taken any responsibility for her actions. She doesn’t believe in the concept of white privilege and has done absolutely nothing to support any current events and issues, when her fellow artists are doing their best to make the world a better place. This attitude could have been forgiven had she not made it a point to direct everyone’s attention to her own “cool’ behavior of not giving a damn about the people to whom she owes her career.

While Iggy Azalea thanks people who stand by her in this difficult time, it cannot be said that she has extended the same courtesy to the rest of the world.

Machine Gun Kelly Will Host WWE Raw

Machine Gun Kelly is one of the hottest new rappers of the last few years, and he has earned quite a following among hip hop fans. However, Machine Gun Kelly happens to be a fan of the WWE. At WrestleMania 28, Machine Gun Kelly performed several of his hit songs at the grandest stage of them all. On a recent episode of WWE Raw, John Cena invited Machine Gun Kelly back to the show, and it seems that Machine Gun Kelly has accepted Cena’s invitation.

Machine Gun Kelly will appear on the next episode of WWE Raw, and many fans such as Adam Sender are extremely excited to see MGK host the wrestling event according to the Observer. Some people feel that Machine Gun Kelly will actually wrestle during his WWE appearance, but it should be noted that Machine Gun Kelly is not a very athletic man. However, having MGK appear on the television show will give some credibility to the product. MGK is an adult artist, and some people have felt that the WWE has turned into a children’s product over the year.

WhatCulture recently posted an article that features further details about the WWE’s plans for Machine Gun Kelly. The WWE has lost some steam over the last couple of months, and its most likely because of the passing of Wrestlemania 31. The WWE has earned millions of dollars over the last couple of years thanks to the company’s new WWE Network, but the network has not been perfected just yet.

Singer Enrique Iglesias involved in drone accident at concert

Pop star Enrique Iglesias was left bloodied and in need of stitches when an incident with a drone at a concert in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday. Despite the injury that fans claimed left the first rows of fans at the concert covered in blood the Spanish singer continued with his performance after receiving a hasty medical patch up during a short break following the incident. CNN reports that the exact details of the accident have yet to be released, but the singer was later flown to Los Angeles to have the injury dealt with by a specialist.

The concert in Tijuana was held in front of 12,000 fans and the drone is thought to have been part of the show produced by Iglesias. After reportedly slicing open a finger the Hero singer had his bleeding finger bandaged and continued with the show as here fused to let down the thousands of fans at the show. During the show Iglesias also drew a heart on his white t-shirt in his own blood as he battled through the remainder of his performance. The management team of Iglesias later thanked fans for their support and stated he should make a full recovery from the injury. Those at Amen Clinics are glad to hear that.

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj

It takes a lot of confidence to date someone like Nicki Minaj. She is a star in the industry that has managed to become one of the most recognizable entertainers on the planets. That means that anyone that she dates has to be secure enough to handle it. What Meek has done recently is show off his relationship through pictures.

Meek Mill is hanging around a lot of different people now from what Ricardo Tosto can see. He seems to be influenced by others that are fairly close to Nicki. In other words, he has been spending time with famous couples like Beyonce and Jay-Z. He even seems to be dressing more like Jay-Z in some of the picks that show these two together.

He is constantly posting pictures of Nicki, and he is quick to remind fans of how fortunate he is to have access to Nicki. This is a rapper that was locked up for a while even after he got his record deal. Now he is enjoying all that life has to offer by spending some serious time with Nicki Minaj. This may be one of the best returns from prison life. He has managed to secure (and keep) a deal with his record label and get linked to one of the most beautiful entertainers this profession. It is safe to say that Meek Mill is winning, and he is letting everyone know with pictures on Instagram.

Jon Hamm Gives His Take On The ‘Mad Men’ Finale

Sunday’s series finale of the AMC advertising drama “Mad Men” ended with a somewhat ambiguous final scene. Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) has left advertising and is in Southern California trying to “find” himself. As the show ends, Draper is meditating at a hippie commune and the camera catches him beginning to smile. And as he does, the theme song from the iconic Coke Commercial “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” begins to play. So what does that mean?

Jon Hamm gave an interview to the NY Times and in his mind, it’s pretty clear what that final scene was supposed to represent:

“My take is that, the next day, he wakes up in this beautiful place, and has this serene moment of understanding, and realizes who he is,” says Hamm. “And who he is, is an advertising man. And so, this [idea for the Coke ad] comes to him. There’s a way to see it in a completely cynical way, and say, ‘Wow, that’s awful.’ But I think that for Don, it represents some kind of understanding and comfort in this incredibly unquiet, uncomfortable life that he has led.”

But while Hamm might have his opinion on what the scene meant, the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, has his own take on the scene according to Ricardo Guimarães BMG. During a discussion Wesdnesday night with author A.M. Homes at the New York Public Library, Weiner offered a more ambiguous take on the ending:

“In the abstract, I did think, why not end this show with the greatest commercial ever made? In terms of what it means to people and everything, I am, again, not for ambiguity for ambiguity’s sake, but it was nice to have your cake and eat it too, in terms of what is advertising, who is Don and what is that thing?”

American Idol To End Next Year

It has been announced that the hit FOX show “American Idol” will be coming to an end next year in 2016. The singing competition reality show will be in its 15th year by the time it retires, and it is going to be a sad day for the crew, hosts, and all of the hopeful fans who were hoping to be a part of the show eventually.

In an article found on reddit and written by NBC Chicago, it was stated that there are just too many other music related shows that compete with American Idol to make it not soar quite the way it used to in the beginning of the 2000s. There are going to be many sad people on board with this and it is likely to bring a whole lot of new and old guest stars who wish to be a part of the big farewell.

That makes someone wonder what the lines will be like to get on the show. Jason Halpern isn’t really sure what to expect, and those on TheRealDeal.com have no clue either. It is a great marketing technique, as it will obviously draw in several thousands more to try out to be the next American Idol. They are saying that they will keep the format the same as they had it this year, which many people favor over how it used to be. It focuses more on who’s moving forward as opposed to who is getting left behind, so it isn’t quite as negative.