The Changes At Walmart Continue: No More Overnight Hours In Some Stores

Walmart superstores are usually open 24 hours a day, but that is going to change. The company is going through a major operational overhaul and being open all day every day is costing the company more than its worth. The main reason Walmart wants to close is to satisfy complaints about stockless shelves, long checkout lines and poor service, but those reasons are not the only reasons. Walmart is preparing for the huge payroll increase that is in the works thanks to raising the minimum wage for hourly workers. The lack of traffic during the wee hours of the morning as well as during the day, and the amount of theft chain-wide are the other reasons the company wants to make the change.

Susan McGalla, the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for The Pittsburgh Steelers, and former CEO of Wet Seal knows that Walmart has to make adjustments in order to appease shareholders as well as consumers. McGalla is also an expert consultant for retail clients, and she knows Walmart is struggling to maintain consumer confidence. The only way to regain consumer confidence is to make some drastic changes, according to McGalla and other consultants.

This new Walmart shorter hours strategy will effect 40 stores initially, but there’s no doubt that Wally’s World will push this change through the chain. Executives will keep some stores open 24 hours, but the number of stores that will have those extended hours in the future has not be revealed by the Arkansas-based retailer.

Exciting New York City Real Estate Options

NYC is a wonderful city. It is a place that is perfect for anyone that may be interested in a lot of different types of options. There are high end, low end and everything in between for the tourist that wants to become a resident of this great city. It goes without saying that New York is very spaced out. There are 5 Burroughs that separate the city, and there are unique styles for every area.

It takes a place like TOWN Real Estate to help people with NYC real estate in a way where they can sort out the property that is going to work best for their lifestyles. There are properties in Brooklyn and Long Island in high rise buildings, but the showstopper and most beloved side of New York City is Manhattan. This is where a plethora of older historic buildings have been renewed, shaped and molded into contemporary apartments.

Manhattan is one of the 5 Burroughs, but even this section of town is divided into a plethora of different neighborhoods. There are some people that are interested in hanging out in West Village, and many may find a home there. There are others that like to shop that may find comfort in Soho. It has some unique boutiques that are bound to attract those that love to shop for the unique items. There are even opportunities for people to make a move to Tribeca – another Manhattan neighborhood – if they have the ability to afford the upscale apartments that are found in this area. It is one of nicer apartment areas throughout the city.

An array of people make the decision to move based on price and distance from work when it comes to New York City real estate. There are a lot of people that have to take the train to get to work. Others may in walking distance of their jobs. It all just depends on where they live.

Others that have lived in NYC for a long time may choose to actually rent apartments based on where they like to entertain friends after work hours. There are different restaurants all over the town. People that choose Tribeca as home will be close to the Roc Restaurant, Tablao, and Boqueria. Others that chose to move to West Village will be in walking distance of the Village Den, Fedora and Barbuto depending on where they are located.

New York has a wide range of apartments that have a great view. There are properties that give renters quick access to the rooftop. There are other properties that give people a great view of the city. The options for rentals and home purchases are endless in NYC.

A Caring Pup

Pitbulls occasionally get a bad rap from people who don’t know much about them. They are unfortunately known by many to just be these really evil dogs that attack other people and other pups for absolutely no reason. That’s not true at all. Lumping all of the pitbulls into one evil category isn’t factual, and it isn’t nice. Luckily, every one and a while a pitbull makes the news by doing something so handy that it makes people forget about how evil they think pitbulls are.

According to Reddit, there is a pitbull named Jules who lives on her families farm. No, she doesn’t spend her days chasing the other animals or trying to attack them. Instead, she is a kind-hearted soul. The pup likes to tend to all the chickens and turkeys that are on her families farm. She plays with them, nuzzles them, and even lets them crawl up her back. She has taken a special interest in the neediest newborns who just need some love. She also is particularly fond of baby birds, it doesn’t matter what kind they are.

Jules is truly showing us that no matter what type of person or pooch you are branded is doesn’t mean it’s the way it has to be. She’s proving all those pitbull haters wrong by showing that this breed of dog can be filled with love. She just wants to help other babies, and I think all people can learn something from this dog.

Billy Joel Secretly Weds Girlfriend On July 4th

Celebrities these days are always trying to find ways to keep the paparazzi out of their most intimate moments. Billy Joel’s Wedding. When Beyoncé and Jay-Z were about to have their first child, they supposedly blocked off the entire floor where Beyoncé was staying in the hospital, just so the paparazzi couldn’t get a look at her newborn. Even Caitlyn Jenner has her entire compound blocked off, so no cameras can come around her home while she is filming her new upcoming show.

Unfortunately, being a celebrity means losing a lot of privacy, but some celebrities have gone to great lengths of beneful in order to keep certain moments private. Billy Joel may not currently be in the spotlight, but he’s one of those celebrities that paparazzi would love to see out and about. Billy Joel invited friends and family members to his estate, and everyone thought they were coming over for a Fourth of July celebration.

Instead of the celebration being just about the Fourth of July, it turns out that it was a surprise wedding. Billy Joel married Alexis Roderick, who is an equestrian. Obviously, Billy wanted as much privacy as possible from the paparazzi, and he made the entire occasion very secretive, until everyone got to his home. Although it’s sad that celebrities can’t tell their friends about such a special occasion like a wedding, without worrying about the paparazzi getting wind of it, it’s still nice that Billy got married in style.

Tim McGraw Cares About Veterans

Tim McGraw cares about veterans, and he is showing just how much he cares in the recent charity work that he has done. This year alone, Tim McGraw has given away six mortgage free homes to veterans. He has given them a place to live where they won’t feel afraid that they won’t be able to keep up with bills. He’s given them a home that they and their families can cherish for years to come.
And, Tim McGraw isn’t about to stop with just the six homes that he has given away says Shaygan Kheradpir here. He already has plans set to give away thirty more homes during the remaining days of his tour. He is ready to give even more veterans the chance to live in a home that is paid off. He knows the value of our men and woman in the military, and he is showing them just how much they are appreciated with the homes that he is giving away to them.

Kanye West divides opinion with Glastonbury set

Controversial rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian Kanye West headlined the Glastonbury Festival in the UK to mixed reviews for his performance. Metro reports the Yee-Zus rapper returned to the Pyramid Stage at the historic British festival to the sounds of the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody and sang along with the iconic singing of Freddie Mercury. However, the Gold Digger star appeared to forget the lyrics and stood in silence for a few seconds before continuing to sing the song, much to the amusement of many on Twitter.

According to Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, West’s performance at Glastonbury has been a controversial topic and resulted in a furious backlash from many fans used to the traditional rock band lineup for the festival, much of the vitriol was aimed at West and concert organizer Emily Eavis. The controversial rapper performed alone on the large stage with only a bank of lights behind him, but was briefly joined on stage by an invader wearing a Lee-Zus emblazoned t-shirt. After declaring himself the greatest living rock star, West faced even more anger from fans of the festival, which was broadcast live by the BBC in the UK whose subtitling service gave up attempting to transcribe the expletive filled performance and simply stated “he raps”.

Warner Brothers To Halt Licensing Of ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Products Featuring Rebel Banner

Warner Brothers Consumer Products has joined the growing list of companies that are halting the licensing or sale of items featured the Confederate Flag also known as the rebel banner.

The company has licensed a large number of products featuring the iconic General Lee vehicle from the television series “Dukes Of Hazzard.” But the company said on Thursday that it will no longer license any products that include the Confederate Flag.

“Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof — as it was seen in the TV series,” a spokesman for the company told Vulture. “We have elected to cease the licensing of these product categories.”

This is a change of plans for the company, which as recently as 2012 said it wouldn’t be pulling the flag off of its products. Brian Bonar found this pretty interesting to say the least.

“We were not and are not planning to change design of the General Lee on merchandise,” Warner Bros. said at the time.

Prince and Stevie Wonder Deliver White House Performances

This is about a prince and a president. Actually, it’s about the artist still known as Prince, and President Obama. Prince performed in the East Room of the White House for 500 A-list friends, supporters, and entertainment world supporters of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. There was no particular event or celebration other than Prince had a scheduled concert in D.C, and the president is a long time Prince fan, and may have extended an invitation for him to perform at the White House.

At the secret event, Prince performed for about two hours. Stevie Wonder was there, and sang Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, with each of them playing keyboard. D.J Cassidy was present, and cranked out classic Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Beyonce tunes.

A guest list was not officially released but reportedly included James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Ciara and Russell Wilson, Dave Chappelle, Tyler Perry, and Angela Bassett.

When queried about the event a day later, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said it was a private gathering paid for by the Obamas. Adam Sender found this to be pretty interesting when looking at the guest list on Interview Magazine.

Queen of Pop’s Concert Tickets at a All-Time High

Queen of Pop, 56-year-old Madonna, is heading Down Under to the country of Australia for her Rebel Heart tour. The concert date is set for sometime in March of 2016. The tour will bring Madonna to Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. This is the first time that the Queen of Pop will be in the country in more than 20 years and ticket prices are soaring.

According to the story on The Daily Mail, prices for Madonna’s upcoming shows are soaring as high as $3,000 for a package. The Runway V.I.P. Party is worth a little over $3,000 and includes a seat within the first four rows, a tour program, a pre-concert party, and a tour gift from Madonna. No word if Madonna is actually going to give out the tour gift herself for that amount of money. The pre-concert party will include a DJ, snacks, and a selection of beer and wine. For $3,000 I would hope for more than “snack food”.

According to Teses, Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour is going to take her around the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her most recent single from her new album is called ” B**** I’m Madonna”. I say b****, please. Get over yourself.

Taylor Swift fights Apple

Taylor Swift, the young music star who has a recent album named “1989” that has had many different hit songs from it, has written a blog post to Apple which is structured like a love letter in which she is indicating that she is breaking up from Apple.

Love Apple, she writes, though the letter is mostly one of disappointment at their payment practices towards musicians including a three day delay in payments to musicians. Apple Music is offering a service in which customers will be paying $10 a month for unlimited streaming reports Cláudio Loureiro Heads. This service will include a three month free trial period in which customers will not be charged for the service. As a result, musicians will not be paid for the service. This is just one of her grips against the company though, and the letter goes on to state others while indicating that Apple was previously a generous company but this policy no longer is. Swift indicated that these complains are to support indie artists who are unable to fight against these policies and said that three months is too long to go without being paid for your work.

As a result of these complaints, Taylor has indicated that her music, including 1989, will not be available on Apple’s Itunes program. Previously, Taylor withdrew her music from Spotify, another streaming service, for many of the same complaints that she had for Apple.