Italian Leather Shoes For A Polished Look

No matter how much time time, effort and money a man invests in finding just the right suit or tuxedo, it is all for nothing without Italian leather dress shoes. The look and feel that they possess is beyond compare. Whether you prefer the look of cap-toe or wing-tip oxfords, a classic penny loafer or something more dramatic, you can find exactly the style you are looking for. The Italians have been making leather shoes for a very long time, largely by hand. The cookie cutter, mass produced replicas may look good at a distance. However, when you actually put your foot inside, the difference is like night and day. The full-grain Italian calfskin leather surrounds your feet with exquisite comfort that is absolutely priceless.

Paul Evans is one of the most trusted companies from which to purchase men’s Italian leather dress shoes. The shoes are designed in New York City and made in Naples, Italy. The hands that make their shoes are from families who have been fashioning leather into shoes for several generations. Those hands possess the skill and talent of artists. The Martin Wholecut shoe made by Paul Evans is made from a single piece of Italian calfskin leather with no seams. It has a matching leather lining and sole. The color is painted on by those same artistic hands. The Caine Bit Loafer is another style they make. Boasting their signature fleur-de-lis and some bold hardware, this shoe is made from full-grain Italian leather and painted completely by hand. The Brando Semi-Brogue Oxford and the Stewart Penny Loafer are two more of their most popular styles. The prices at Paul Evans are reasonable because they have found a way to totally cut out the need for a middle man. Their high quality Italian leather shoes are sold exclusively online, drastically lowering their overhead costs. Their website makes it easy to contact them with any questions that arise.

New “iZombie” Extended Promo

An all new extended promo for next week’s “iZombie” episode “Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat,” the next-to-last episode for this season, has people talking about how anything might still happen.

Liv reveals to Ravi at an outdoor forested crime scene that Major turned up at her apartment with five of Blaine’s yellow cooler pouches that contain human brain meals. Blaine is then shown yelling at one of his employees to find the brains. This was no surprise to some as Blaine revealed in Tuesday’s episode that a single pouch of the astronaut’s brains is worth around $200,000.

The next scene shows Liv looking at a dead body while Clive talks about a dead man rising from the grave who tore people apart. This scene almost makes it seem like Clive will learn about zombies before the end of the season.

Major is then shown as the newest employee of the Meat Cute under Blaine’s watchful eyes!

According to Adam Sender on, another scene shows a girl, possibly Sin from “Arrow,” complaining that someone is trying to kill her. This is followed by Clive and Liv entering a storage unit where they find a body. Ravi explains that the killer didn’t leave any brains in the skull.

Liv, looking horrified, tells someone that she made another zombie. Suddenly, the images shift to the classic zombie horror film scene of a hand bursting out of the ground.

Los Angeles Is the Latest Win for Minimum Wage Advocates

Minimum wage workers and political activists around the country continue protesting and putting pressure on politicians to increase the minimum wage. They argue that minimum wage jobs are no longer just starting jobs for teenagers in high school. The average age of fast food workers, for example, has been going up over the years, and these are increasingly the only job of someone who has a household to support. For a head of household, a federal minimum wage of just over $7 an hour just doesn’t cut it for basic survival. Most states have their own minimum wages, and these are typically higher than the current federal minimum. Cities are also getting on the minimum wage bandwagon.

Los Angeles just became the latest city to raise its minimum wage. It will be brought up to $15 an hour by 2020. Phasing it in over a few years will give businesses time to adjust to a higher labor cost. It will take time to see if business will flee to surrounding cities where they won’t have to pay as much for workers. Such a strategy may not work anyway as some who are following this story believe that surrounding cities and jurisdictions will be encouraged by this move on the part of the Los Angeles City Council and will raise their own minimum wage. Critics say this will have a negative effect on the employment rate in the city. In the short-term, at least, it has made a lot of minimum wage workers happy.

Thanks to my friends at Boraie Development for showing me this!

City Builds New Police Office With Seized Money

Richmond might have a little explaining to do as the city has recently built a police station worth $4.1 million along with purchasing new Dodge Chargers for the officers to drive. This might not seem like a big deal as some cities need new stations and new cars for their force, but it’s where the city got the money that might be questionable. The work was done thanks to civil forfeitures of properties and money seized while officers conducted traffic stops. Essentially, the citizens of Richmond paid for a new police station and cars. This shows how the police force takes from those who have fallen on times when they might make a mistake, using the items that have been taken to their benefit. It seems like a corrupt way to do business, and there are some officers who might not agree with the tactics. Gianfrancesco Genoso knows that until something is done to take away some of the high power that government officials have, then there will be new buildings going up across the country.

Teen Girl Who Was Declared Brain Dead Graduates High School

Taylor Hale had a life changing, tragic event happen to her at just a young 14 years old, only to weeks into high school. While playing around with friends the young, bright girl fell and hit her head hard enough to fracture the skull and cause a brain hemorrhage. Her family was preparing for her funeral after her being declared brain dead and taking her off life support.

However, once they pulled the pull on the life support a miracle happen. She started to breath on her own and there was a new refined hope. Maybe she wasn’t brain dead after all. Taylor since then as relearned to talk, walk, and take place as a normal high school graduate. Her family never thought they would see this day. Not after that accident, but they are so proud of the progress she has made. Taylor is now registering for her college classes.

This remarkable young woman wants to tell everyone to never take life for granted you never know when it could be you or your families last day. The downfall of the recovery is she no longer has any memories from before her accident. She can’t remember one childhood memories. However, her mother always took several pictures. Therefore, at least she has this to look back at and , TheNJSpotlight along with Boraie Development LLC hope maybe one day she will be able to remember.

Delta Force Unit Kills Senior ISIS Official

A United States Delta Force team launched a rare late night raid which killed noted ISIS leader, Abu Sayyaf, as well as eleven other ISIS combatants. The raid also resulted in the capture Abu Sayyaf’s wife, Umm Sayyaf, who officials believe has important intelligence regarding ISIS logistical and military operations as well as a large amount of intelligence on ISIS. Abu Sayyaf is known to have been in charge of ISIS’s illicit oil refinery operations located in eastern Syria. A number of U.S. Department of Defense officials reported that no American troops were injured or killed during the course of the operation but the mission involved intense hand to hand combat and close quarter fire fights. Some reports have revealed that Sayyaf used women and children as human shields during the course of the fighting.

Adam Sender says that exact play by play of the operation has not been revealed and many expect that it is unlikely that much information will be revealed, While Delta Force is a highly specialized combat unit like the United States Navy Seals, the Delta Force Unit is much more highly secretive and a blow by blow of how their operation was carried out is unlikely to be revealed to the public, unlike the mission play by play when Osama Bin Laden was killed in a raid conducted by Seal Team Six. In the hours immediately following the mission multiple news reports as well as publications reported the mission almost on a minute by minute basis. The raid was even the subject of a movie produced in Hollywood called “Zero Dark Thirty.” Delta Force Kills Senior ISIS Official

Lindsey Vonn Leaves Tiger Woods After Admission of Another Affair

A friend close to the Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn relationship reported that it was Lindsey Vonn who left Tiger Woods after he admitted to having another affair. The friend, who did not want to be revealed, stated that after Tiger Woods withdrew from the Farmer’s Insurance Open in February he went on a sex binge, much like the one he went on which ended his marriage. It is reported that Lindsey Vonn found out about the affairs and wanted to leave Woods earlier but Woods convinced her to stay and go to a therapy session with Woods in which woods discussed his sexual addiction. The therapy session seemed to back fire and Lindsey Vonn, while not walking out on the session, did finally decide to leave Woods. Tiger Woods has admitted publicly that he has been dealing with a sexual addiction for some time and while drinking in excess and drug use is the escape for others, sex is Woods escape, particularly after a bad round.

Both Woods and Vonn issued separate statements indicating their admiration for each other but below the surface, it was clear that Vonn could not deal with Woods sexual lust for other women. That is something Paul Mathieson completely understands as well. Woods had no comment regarding the recent story and Vonn has not commented further since her official statement announcing the break up from Tiger Woods. Lindsey Vonn Left Tiger Woods After Another Spat of Affairs

Woman Gives Birth to 13th Boy

Kateri Schwandt is one busy woman. She just gave birth to her 13th boy. They were hoping for a girl, but the odds just wasn’t in their favor. They have children ranging from 22 years old down to just a few days old. The couple didn’t know ahead of time what their child would be, male or female, though they did so wish to celebrate with pink this time around. Would you have given up after having so many boys?

Things have evolved over the past few years, as Jason Halpern points out. When I was growing up, I was in a family of 4 and that was an oddity. People just didn’t have that many children. They were busy with college and career and they focused less on the family unit. When my mother was growing up, she was one of 7 plus her mother had a miscarriage 2 times. If all had worked out, there would have been 9 in her family. My brother in law topped the list with 15 in his family. Both of these families had them all at home and they didn’t use any medications. I think back on this and wonder how strong these women were. The men did very little back them to help with the raising of the children, and they gave birth without drugs.

Today things are beginning to increase yet again. Larger families have become the norm. The Duggers were first thought to be freaks having 19 kid. Now, there are more families that are coming out and having more and more kids. My sister-in-law comes from a family of 9. I can’t imagine buying clothes for that many kids. As much as things change, they stay the same. Looks like the big family unit is back by popular demand.

Why Are Bees Dying Off?

Scientists around the world are baffled by the growing number of American honeybees that are dying within the country’s borders. A poll of beekeepers released on Wednesday found that nationwide there has been a 42.1 percent drop in colonies in the past year. Worse yet, beekeepers saw an increase of bee deaths by more than 19.8 percent last summer when honeybees usually thrive.

Honeybees aren’t the only insects that are dying in large numbers. Scientists use honeybees in the same way that miners historically used canaries — as a warning system to determine the safety of an environment. WallStreetJournal wrote that Honeybee numbers are often because honeybees are easily impacted by sudden or extreme environmental changes caused by changes in weather and human agricultural or industrial measures.

In this case, experts believe that pesticides, nutrition issues and mites were likely to blame, but they have never seen numbers this high: Beekeepers in certain states, such as Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, actually saw a 60 percent drop in their colonies. There were also an unusually high number of honeybee queen deaths that also resulted in lost colonies.

Beekeepers advise the public that the losses will not lead to extinction. They can quickly create new colonies from old ones. Yet, at the same time, experts warn that this method of restoring colony numbers can overtax the bees resulting in even more losses over time.

Man Walks Into Diner, Pays for Everyone’s Meal and Leave $9k Tip

A customer who walked into a Huddle House restaurant on the Saturday before mother’s day left a big impression with the wait staff and the diners. The anonymous man allegedly walked into the restaurant early Sunday morning for takeout. As the waitress packed up his order, he announced to the staff and several diners that he was feeling generous.

First he paid for the meals of everyone sitting down to breakfast at the North Carolina eatery, then he took it a step further. The anonymous donor laid down $9,000 as a “tip” for the patrons of the chain diner. Before he left he asked that three waitresses on duty receive $1,400 a piece, then he asked that the rest of the money be split among the diners. The eatery, which was slow at the time, had only five patrons sitting down to eat.

The random act of kindness shocked the patrons, but now Huddle House is being called into question. According to those lucky enough to be in the eatery when the anonymous donor walked in, they patrons will have to wait three entire months to collect their money. Huddle House has released a statement noting that it is company policy to hold any money collected via debit or credit card for 90 days. This holding period is company-wide and is carried out for all purchases made by card.

The generous stranger was allegedly passing through town on his way to Myrtle Beach.

Thanks to my friends at Madison Street Capital for showing me this uplifting news!