UKV PLC- Fines Wines From Fine Sources

UKV PLC is a wine and champagne company that is based out of London, England. UKV PLC operates a small but very dedicated group of wine consultants that will always go the extra mile to make sure that you are able to purchase just the right wine(s) you are looking for.

The wine that UKV PLC has to offer comes from vineyards such as France, Spain and Italy. UKV PLC realizes that there are some people who enjoy merely drinking wine for pleasure and others who are in the business of filling up their wine cellar for possible future financial gain. Two examples of the wine that UKV PLC carries are Dom Perignon 2002. Another example is Lafite Rothschild 2008. The advantage that UKV PLC has over other companies in this industry is that they are not tied into one sole supplier for their business.

They have dealings with several of the finest wineries and are able to attain the fine wines and champagnes that a lot of clients are seeking. There are benefits to using UKV PLC for your wine needs. For those looking for investment grade wines, clients are encouraged to consult with our team in London. Their are also gift vouchers available from UKV PLC from the company to be able to treat someone special to one of their delicate wines.

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New York City’s Harlem Neighborhood Has A New Name

New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is the home of the famous Apollo Theater and several other well-known businesses. Just like other New York neighborhood, Harlem has gone through a series of ups and downs, over the last 20 years. But Harlem made a comeback. Old buildings are being renovated, and people of all ethnicities are moving in. The real estate business is on fire in Harlem, and because of the renewed interest, South Harlem has a new name. Realtors now called the area between 110th and 125th street, SOHA. Just like the area South of Houston Street is called SOHO, and the area north of Hudson Street is called NOHO, Harlem is now officially an acronym. Apartments in SOHO are selling for $600,000 and renting for more than $3,800 a month, according to an article published by



Not everyone is happy about the name change, however. Some real estate agents say the name change is disrespectful. Residents of the community also oppose the name. Residents say the name could ruin the culture of the neighborhood. Making Harlem an acronym is more of a trend than a compliment, according to some residents.



The New York City real estate business is famous for renaming areas of the city with acronyms. Real estate agents tried to rename one area of the Bronx, “The Piano District,” but that handle didn’t stick. But acronyms like BoCoCa the Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens area, and Rambo, which is the area “right around the Manhattan Bridge overpass,” and LoDel, the area below Delancey Street, are now part of New York’s real estate language.



The trend to rename certain areas in American cities is not a New York City exclusive. Other cities around the country are going through the same name changing experience. Nashville, Tennessee is one of the country’s fastest growing cities, and old downtown neighborhoods are being renamed because of the real estate boom. Parts of the city of Atlanta have new names, and California cities are notorious for having names for certain neighborhoods. Giving area in cities their own identity is a trend that is not going away.




New York City’s Waldorf Astoria to Undergo Renovations

The Waldorf Astoria is a New York City landmark that is nearly as well known as the Empire State Building or even the Statue of Liberty when it comes to New York monuments. Of course, the iconic building as it is now is really the “new” Astoria, which opened in 1931, after the original Waldorf Astoria was torn down to make way for the Empire State Building itself.


Now, under a Chinese company that purchased the property in 2015, the Waldorf will undergo a thorough renovation. The Waldorf Astoria is considered a New York City landmark, and that means that the exterior of the building, at least, is protected by law. Members of the Landmark Preservation Commission will vote to determine which portions of the interior will also be protected. Fan favorites include the marble “wheel of life” tiled in the main entrance and the lobby that displays a miniaturized Statue of Liberty atop a tower.


Tuesday was the Waldorf’s last night open before renovations begin, and many guests – regulars and newcomers alike – took the time to familiarize themselves with the location before it changes. The hotel will be closed for two to three years to complete the renovations, and, while plans haven’t been finalized, the changes are expected to be significant.


The Waldorf Astoria will continue to be a hotel, but not exclusively. The property will be remodeled so a portion of the rooms will function as private condominiums which the Chinese company will sell. While some fans have voiced concern about the landmark being held by foreign companies, most agree they’ll be happy to return when the doors open again.

New York Public Schools Make First Step to Improving Public School Lunches

Word has been spreading fast over the past few years over about the quality of school lunches that are being served to children in the United States. From local television programs to Hollywood documentaries by the likes of Michael Moore, increasing light is being shed on the unsatisfactory quality of these lunches. These public school lunches in the United States are ridiculed for being unhealthy and unappetizing. In fact, two-thirds or around 67% of students in middle school who eat school lunches on a regular basis are obese or overweight.


Taking note of these appalling numbers, the New York City Public School System has taken a step towards making public school lunches significantly more healthy. Kellogg, the giant cereal corporation, has been supplying the schools of New York City with cereal for years. However, they are now being replaced by a smaller California brand as the cereal choice for NYC public schools. Back to the Roots is a small company that focuses on producing healthier cereals that have proven to be lower in sodium and sugar while being higher in whole grain than their Kellogg counterparts.


Following a taste-test by students, the public schools of New York City decided to go with this company instead of remaining with Kellogg. Although this change only impacts a small portion of the overall lunch menu, it is a big step in the direction of providing healthier school lunches for children. New York represents the largest school system within the United States. If any precedent is to be set by a public school system, New York City would be the place to originate the idea and catalyst.


With millions of children across the United States relying upon school lunches, it is the responsibility of the school systems to provide students with meals that are nutritious and healthy. When instead the meals are high in saturated fats and sugars, this is adding yet another problem to the growing obesity issue in the United States. This recent move by New York City is a great push towards introducing a healthier alternative to the current types of meals served in school.


Breakfast Cereal Titan Kellogg Is Replaced In New York City’s Public Schools By An Eight-Year-Old Breakfast Startup

Kellogg has been in the cereal making business for decades. Breakfast cereals have always been a mainstay in the American diet, even though they are heavily laced with sugar. Kids and parents buy Kellogg, General Mills, and Post products because they are quick alternatives to fixing a healthy meal in the morning. Even the New York public school system provided Kellogg and other conventional cereals on their free lunch menu, but New York has finally been struck with the less sugar, less sodium bug. Kellogg products are being replaced by Back to the Roots products, according to an article published by the New York Times.



Back to the Roots is an Oakland-based cereal maker that offers low sugar, low sodium, and a higher concentration of whole grains in their products. The company has been trying to get New York City public schools on their customer list for more than a year. When Kellogg discontinued two Kashi products from the public school menu, the school system decided to replace them with Back to the Roots cereal. The reason was obvious. Back to the Roots cereals contain organic ingredients, and they have more nutritional value. More than 245,000 students in New York public schools now have a choice. There are two Back to the Roots nutritional cereals on the menu along with cereals from Post, Kellogg, and General Mills.



The difference between one Back to the Roots cereal called Cinnamon Clusters and Kellogg Frosted Mini-Wheats is eye-opening. Cinnamon Clusters have half the sugar and four-fifths as many calories. It is certified organic and has no preservatives or added vitamins. The public school system in New York is under pressure to reduce costs as well as add natural products to the menu and Back to the Roots products help achieve that goal.



Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act seven years ago. The New York City school system switch to Back to the Roots is the first significant change in the school meal program since then. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids law updated nutritional guidelines that school districts must meet in order to qualify for federal subsidies. Schools are also required to ban candy, soda, and other junk food from their menus.




One Of New York City’s Grand Hotels Is Closing For The Next Three Years

New York City would not be the same city without the hotels that have stood tall through the decades. New York hotels are not just places to rent a room for a night. They are majestic, thriving cities within the city. They offer visitors, and the people living in New York, entertainment, fine dining, and memories of times past. One of the grand hotels that is synonymous with the city is closing for renovations after 86 years of service. The Waldorf Astoria has hosted kings, queens, foreign dignitaries, movie stars, and presidents for more than eight decades. But for the next three years, the Waldorf is out of service. No one will be able to book a room at the Waldorf. The hotel closed the doors on February 28, 2017, for a major facelift and room update. Many of the rooms will be apartments when the hotel opens again, according to an article published by



The Waldorf got new owners in 2014, and that group plans to turn most of the 1,400 rooms into upscale apartments. Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, and the Duke of Windsor are just some of the people that lived at the Waldorf through the years. The hotel has always been an exclusive address. Ronald Reagan visited on several occasions. American presidents stayed in the presidential suite, and Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., and other celebrities were headliners at the Waldorf Astoria’s Empire Club.



Usually, a hotel closing is not big news. Hotels close all the time for renovations, but the Waldorf Astoria is more than a hotel. The hotel is a functioning organ in the body of New York City. Waldorf lovers know what charm, sophistication, and excellence service really means. Anyone who has been a part of the hotel knows what functioning grandeur looks like.



The owners say the Waldorf will be a grander version of itself when it opens again. The China Ambang Insurance Group bought the hotel for $1.95 billion, and they are sinking millions more into the renovation project. It’s not every day an icon of New York closes, but the good news is the Waldorf closing is temporary.


Equities First LLC, Creating Alternative Funding in the Financial Industry

Equities First is a financial institution offering securities-based lending products to its clients, both individuals and business alike. For 15 years, the company has been providing financial services, and their business model has been credited for its growth over the years. The company prides itself in having successfully offered over 700 transactions and expanded its operations through its 9 global offices. This translates to over $1.4 billion in the value of the transactions. Equities First’s operations are overseen at the company headquarters in Indianapolis, in Indiana, USA.

Its global focus has allowed the company expand its client base as well as diversify its products. Due to this, the company has been able to penetrate the equity market that banks do not venture in. An example would be borrowers seeking capital but are unqualified to receive the credit-based financing. Equities First has filled the gap by offering stock-based loans. Clients have been able to meet their professional and personal targets thanks to the financing they receive against the publicly traded capital.

The business model adopted by Equities First is unique. The stock-based loan product is not new. However, Equities First Holdings is changing the rules. As a private equity firm, the company is able to offer 80% of the value of stock to the borrower as loan. Most companies are legally allowed up to a 60% threshold. In the event the stock performs better than expected, Equities First refunds the entire collateral and the borrower takes the extra profit. In the event the stock underperforms and is lower than the 80% mark of the loan’s value, the client pays the deficit to the 80% mark for the loan to be considered as out of the default status. In other situations, the client has the choice of abandoning the loan and the stock altogether.

This business model has greatly helped individuals and business alike, and it goes without say, Equities First profits from the same. for more.

Tourism In New York City Is Declining Thanks To Donald Trump

Donald Trump is an icon in New York City. He lives in his gold building and overlooks his massive real estate empire. But now that he’s president, his presence in the city is not that appealing to visitors from other countries. In fact, his presence is not that appealing to people in this country. For the first time since 2010, New York City officials expect a drop in the number of people visiting from other countries. Trump’s rhetoric is scary, and his nationalistic attitude does not conform to the principles that the United States. America has always been a haven for immigrants around the world. Foreign visitors help fuel New York City’s economy, so less foreign visitors means less revenue, according to an article posted by the New York Times.



New York City’s tourism marketing agency will announce the new foreign visitor forecast soon, and according to city officials, the agency believes there will be 300,000 less foreign visitors spending money in New York City this year. There were 12.7 million foreign visitors in New York in 2016. The expected change in visitors will cost city businesses more than $600 million in lost sales. That number does not include the number of Americans who plan to stay away from the city because of Trump.



The issue is, Trump has changed the perception of America’s hospitality. New York is one of the pillars of that hospitality. Europeans start coming to the city in April, but this year Europeans are going elsewhere because they feel a sense of alienation from Trump. And most Americans feel it too.



New York is not the only city that will lose revenue thanks to Trump. The number of foreign visitors who do have visas and legitimate passports may fall by more than 6.8 million over the next two years, according to Tourism Economics. The president of Tourism Economics said his company is an international corporation that predicts travel trends in several American cities. Thousands of foreign travel plans don’t include American cities this year or next year. Online searches for hotels and airline tickets dropped sharply after the election and they continue to drop.

New York City’s Mayor Plans To Open 90 More Homeless Shelters

New York City visitors are well aware of the street people that seem to have no place to go for shelter. Homelessness has always been a political issue in America’s city that doesn’t sleep. Sinatra had a different meaning in mind when he sang the song, but the truth is, thousands of people living in New York City don’t have a place to live or sleep. Mayor Bill De Blasio promised he would fix the homeless issue, and now that he’s up for reelection, he is finally doing something about the problem. De Blasio recently announced he would open 90 more homeless shelters around the city because of the overcrowded conditions in the existing shelters, according to an article published by



More than 62,000 people sleep in the “cluster sites” around the city every night. Most of those people are part of a family that stay in these unsafe and expensive sites. The number of people that need shelter in New York has doubled since 2002, and there seems to be no end in sight. The Democratic mayor knows he has to do something, or his days in office are numbered. He claims he will win the long battle against homelessness, but the odds of him succeeding at not great.



De Blasio’s plan is to open 20 new shelters in 2017, and 20 more in 2018. Then the city will open five shelters a year until there are 360 shelters in the city. The mayor also plans to expand thirty of the existing shelters. The current cluster sites will be replaced with decent shelters, according to the mayor. De Blasio’s goal is to reduce the number of people staying in shelters by 2,500 over the next five years.



The city’s Legal Aid Society thinks the mayor has good intentions, but his plan falls short. Homelessness is not just about shelters. Understanding why individuals are homeless and setting up programs that bring them back into the working class in some way is essential to reducing the number of people living on the street.




Knicks Rebound from Off Court Issues

Heading into the 2016-17 NBA season, one of the most interesting stories in the league revolved around the New York Knicks. The Knicks had a very active offseason, which saw them trade for Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah from the Chicago Bulls. The trade made the Knicks one of the hardest teams in the league to predict as they clearly have a lot of talent, but could be prone to injuries.


While the Knicks started off hot, including winning five games in a row at one point, they have seemed to have slowed down a lot. The Knicks are currently three spots and 2.5 games out of the Eastern Conference Playoffs and have had a lot of issues with both performance and locker room issues.


Over the past month, the Knicks have had to deal with off the court issues with both Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony. Prior to a game a couple weeks ago, the Knicks announced that Rose had not reported to the game. At first it was not clear where Rose was, but it was eventually revealed that he had returned home to Chicago to spend time with his family. Rose, who is nearing the end of his current contract, even stated that he was considering leaving the game entirely. Rose ultimately returned to the Knicks and has played well since coming back.


Anthony, who has been with the Knicks for several years, has continued to be one of the best players in the league and the top scorer on the Knicks. However, due to the continued losing, many have speculated that Anthony may accept a trade. Anthony has reportedly had several conversations with back office personnel and may be open to accepting a trade to a number of competing teams across the league.


While the Knicks have had some issues in recent weeks, they do appear to be turning things around. On Monday night, they had a game against the playoff-bound Indiana Pacers. The Knicks played a tough and strong game and ultimately were able to win the game by 6 points.