Faces - Anna Calvi, musician. Lives in broken-in denim.
Photo I: on the red carpet - Bette Midler arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Photo II: Bette Midler pours her heart on the stage while performing onstage during the 2014 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood.
The 68-year-old actress tugged at the audience’s heart strings while singing her 1988 hit song “Wind Beneath My Wings” during a tribute for those who have died over the past year.
Faces - Stacie Vaughan is a mom of two daughters, ages 9 and 15, and currently lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. She studied business at both Algonquin College and University of New Brunswick and then went on to pursue her CGA (Certified General Accountant) designation while working full-time in a public practice accounting firm. In 2007, she left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom and follow another path.
In 2008, she found her way into the wonderful world of blogging and started the review & giveaway site, Simply Stacie. In the past two years, her site has grown enormously and has become one of the top review & giveaway blogs in Canada.
She now has four writers on her team who review products and perform book reviews. Stacie has begun to focus more on Social Media and growing her readership and has taken an active interest in helping other bloggers achieve their goals too. Stacie has worked with numerous companies, PR and handmade businesses over the last two years on Social Media campaigns and helping them get the word out about their product or business. She has also organized many multi-blog events included the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop and the Handmade with Love Giveaway Hop where 200+ blogs participated.
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March 5, 1963: Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins. Killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee.
What’s Up Around Us - Italy - Pier Carlo Padoan
Photo I: Pier Carlo Padoan, the chief economist at the OECD, is set to be named Italy’s finance minister. Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP // Photo II: OECD chief economist Pier Carlo Padoan - Photo by Thibault Camus/Associated Press
OECD chief economist set to be finance minister
Published: February 21 2014 — http://www.thelocal.it
The chief economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Pier Carlo Padoan, is set to be named Italy’s finance minister, an OECD source told AFP Friday.
The source said an official announcement was imminent from Italy, where prime minister designate Matteo Renzi is soon to unveil his new cabinet.
Padoan has been deputy secretary general of the OECD since June 2007 and chief economist since December 2009, according to the organisation’s website.
He served as economic advisor to two Italian prime ministers from 1998 to 2001 and then became Italian executive director at the International Monetary Fund until 2005.
He has also been a consultant to the World Bank, European Commission and European Central Bank and is the author and editor of several books as well being widely published in international academic journals.
Coffee moment - Tim Chang