Skip to main content


Showing posts from August 8, 2014

Many Americans Renounce Citizenship, Hitting New Record

It may seem like a drop in the bucket, especially when droves want to immigrate to America. Still, the newly published names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated long-term U.S. residency is up, with 576 for the quarter and 1,577 so far this year.

 The growing trend is a sad one, with record numbers of Americans renouncing their U.S. citizenship.

For all the immigrant arrivals, the trickle the other direction is becoming more pronounced. The tally was 2,999 for all of 2013, a 221% increase over the 932 who left in 2012. The Treasury Department is required to publish a quarterly list, a kind of public outing putting Americans on notice of who relinquished their rights. Consular expatriations, where people don’t file exit tax forms with the IRS, are apparently not counted.

Indeed, the Treasury Department’s published list states explicitly this is just those about whom the Secretary of the Treasury has data. It means these numbers are under-stated, some say consi…

The 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be released in 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer: first look

Richard Gere comes to stay in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which reunites Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel

The first trailer for comedy sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been released, reuniting original cast members Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and welcoming newcomer Richard Gere.

The original inroduced audiences to a group of British pensioners living in the eponymous retirement home in India owned by Dev Patel's Sonny; this next instalment sees the hotel's balance disrupted by the arrival of new American resident Guy (Gere), and it isn't long until the core female residents begin lusting over their new arrival - most notably returnee Celia Imrie ("Have mercy on my ovaries," she quips upon spotting Guy for the first time).

Upon its release in 2012, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel became a sleeper hit at the UK box office making it the fourth highest grossing film of that year.


FRIEDAS recognized for innovation

Frieda's Recognized As A Trendsetter In 'The Tastemakers'
by Frieda’s Inc.

Posted: 2014-08-08 09:05:52 EST

LOS ALAMITOS, CA – "Agriculture's tastemakers are arguably the most potent trendsetters in the world," said James Beard Award-winning author David Sax in his new book "The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes But Fed Up with Fondue."

One of those trendsetters mentioned in his book is Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder of Frieda's Inc.

Released in June, "The Tastemakers" uncovers the world of food trends: where they come from, how they grow, and where they end up.

 Sax recounts his chat with Karen Caplan, Frieda’s daughter and President and CEO of Frieda’s Inc., about how Kiwifruit became an everyday fruit from its specialty beginning, and how Frieda’s introduction of other specialty fruits and vegetables to U.S. market is one of the many innovations that influenced how America eats today.

David Sax is also the author of "Save the…