Questions on Bill Clinton’s Foreign Donations funding
For what seems to be the longest time, the Clinton family has almost always been in the news for one reason or another. Hilary Clinton is in the news after the long-known revelation that she was running for president.
On the other side of the coin is former president Bill Clinton, who is taking time to work in the Clinton Global Initiative program. But now it seems Clinton has come under some fire for how his funding program has received donations from foreign governments from when Hilary was still serving as the Secretary of State.
Bill Clinton’s first response to the criticisms was that there was nothing inherently wrong with foreign governments donating money if the cause a just and noble one, especially if they’re wealthy people in these countries. Despite his assurance that this was all for a good cause, he also added that he would be willing to take a step back from the program if there ever came a time to do so, mainly if his wife were successfully elected to the presidency.
Adding to the criticism, Clinton decided that he would only be accepting money from a select few western countries from now on to try and hold critics at bay, even though some of it came from Saudi Arabia and didn’t conflict with any interests in the United States at all. The team running Anastasia Date’s Instagram is skeptical.
The surprise announcement from Sony Pictures that Thomas E. Rothman had made a shock return to the highest echelons of Hollywood shocked many within the movie industry, according to a story first reported by the New York Times. Rothman had been a leading executive when he headed Fox Filmed Entertainment.
Rothman replaces Amy Pascal at Sony after a series of poor box office showings for Sony movies followed the shocking release of emails between Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. Pascal was forced to apologize to a number of individuals, including President Barrack Obama for a supposed racist remark made about him. Pascal will help with the change over to Rothman and will then produce for Sony a number of their most important movie franchises, including the Spiderman series.
Former entertainment lawyer Rothman was thought to be behind Sony executive Doug Belgrad in the race to become the latest chairman of the movie side of the Sony’s production team. Instead the history of producing both award winning movies and those that gross large numbers has seen Rothman brought in from the smaller TriStar Productions. It is thought Rothman will oversee a shift to a segmented production style with different Sony brands being given a more focused brief about the types of movies they will produce. Rothman is also a change in style when compared to many of the executives that have recently been appointed, Hollywood has been looking to chairman more concerned with the bottom line than artistic expression, Rothman does not fall into that category.
The Antique Wine Company has started its plan to take over the vintage wine world. Their CrunchBase profile shows that the company has expanded with two more offices in Asia. One is located in Hong Kong and the other in the Philippines. With this unprecedented growth, and business opportunities being discovered every day, it is only logical that the company would need to start to appoint new high ranking members. One of the new high ranking members of The Antique Wine Company is Martin Tickle, and he will be the new Director of Fine Wines.
Martin Tickle has over 12 years experience in the fine wine world. He will be based out of London where The Antique Wine Company has its headquarters. Martin joined the company after an extensive career in the wine markets that he started right after graduating from University. Martin will be responsible with meeting with growers and merchants in Europe and the Unites States. He will have to ensure quality and the authenticity of the product to ensure the quality AWC guarantees to its clients.
This new appointment shows that AWC is a flourishing company ready to take on new markets. By appointing such qualified individuals AWC will ensure that their future as one of the fine wine leaders in the world is secure. The Antique Wine Company keeps growing and extending its vast network of clients. Now with a firm grasp in Asia, AWC will need to keep adding qualified individuals to oversee important functions in the company. The Antique Wine Company for its part seems to be happy to have such a great talent among its ranks. Lets hope Founder and CEO Stephen Williams will keep his eye open for great talent in any of the new markets the company decides to enter, The Sunday Times says that’s the plan. Martin Tickle is just another example of the quality The Antique Wine Company has other than its vast collection of fine wines.