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Gareth Henry, Jamaican Badminton Player, Reveals What Went into His Recent Success

Good mental training, finding the will to smile while facing the potentiality of defeat and perfect timing were all essential elements that helped Samuel Ricketts and Gareth Henry win the gold medal in men’s doubles badminton during the CAC Games at Colombia.

Both of them train thousands of miles separately – Ricketts in the UK, Gareth Henry in Jamaica – and have had a succession of victories as doubles before the games, but their 11-21, 21-19, 21-12 victory over Cuba’s Leodannis Martinez and Oselni Gurrero, will go down in history as their greatest win ever.

“Some of the times during the tournament it’s all about knowing the right time to peak a little and for me and Gary we pretty much timed it perfectly for the tournament,” mentioned Ricketts.

We participated in an excellent match during the semi-finals. The finals weren’t our greatest game but we chose to get the win in whatever way so grinding it out was the best decision.”

Moving to the finals and succeeding was something they planned several months ago during tournaments matches leading up to the CAC games. A bronze medal at Peru around June and a silver medal at the Jamaica International were steps in the direction of their overarching goal.

“We feel really good. We began a couple tournaments back remarking about how we’re aiming to truly win the gold medal this tournament,” Gareth Henry stated after their crowning achievement.

“During that time we weren’t playing that well at badminton but really wanted to come and present Jamaica with a gold medal. Fulfilling that dream or that vision is truly a blessing.” Ricketts explained that a lot of thoughtful preparation went into arranging their big moment.

“Gary and I put in so much mental work, not just active work, but mental effort as well, a lot of connecting. We really spoke it into being,” he stated before Gareth Henry chimed in as well.

“We did a lot of meditation and after every tournament, every match, we talked about each loss and each win in intricate detail to pinpoint a lot of things.”

Ryan Seacrest: The Man With The Desire To Win

Ryan Seacrest has now become a household name due to his associations with popular TV shows and radio stations. He is also known to have produced popular tv shows such as Keeping up with the Kardashians. Seacrest is a brilliant entertainer and brings a certain appeal to his audience making him the ideal candidate for TV Shows, radio broadcasting, and hosting appearances.

In 2002 Ryan Seacrest became the co-host of American Idol which eventually resulted in him becoming the sole host. American Idol had a major fan base and dominated the airways as being one of the most sought out shows of its time. As the show gained more popularity through the years it catapulted his career into overdrive forcing the world to pay attention to his many talents.

Seacrest is also a man with a keen sense of fashion which is evident in his clothing line, “Distinction”. The clothing line preserves a man’s masculine shape while introducing various creative but classy shapes, patterns, and textures. His brand has also gained quite the popularity as it can be found in major stores such as Macy’s.

According to, Ryan Seacrest’s early beginnings started with an internship at WSTR (FM) in Atlanta Georgia, which he learned many aspects about working in radio business. He later moved to Hollywood which he continued to pursue his career in broadcasting. Clearly this was his first love, so naturally it was his passion to continue working at it. He now hosts his own radio station, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” which was launched along with its television show. The show focuses on celebrity news, celebrity interviews and what’s trending in the celebrity world.

In 2001 Ryan Seacrest Co-hosted “Live” with Kelly Ripa on a temporary basis but eventually became a permanent presence on the show a year later. This was most likely due in part to his hard work, determination and drive to succeed. Seacrest also likes to give back and has done so by creating the “Ryan Seacrest Foundation”. His foundation is a non-profit, which focuses on inspiring youth through education and entertainment.


Becoming a Global Name Ryan Seacrest

There is one person in New York City that we are pretty sure never sleeps, Ryan Seacrest. A household name at the age of 43 Seacrest is worth an estimated $350 million. A mega entertainer, producer and host, both on screen and on radio, he has now started to build himself a lifestyle empire: popular fashion brands and beauty products for men. Seacrest’s best-known radio show now is the talk show ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ cohosting with Kelly Ripa and broadcasting to approximately 3 million people a day. Over the air isn’t the only place his loyal following knows him from however. A few of his best known on screen roles have been hosting and producing ABC’s New Year’s Eve show, American Idol, iHeart Radio Music Awards.

As per the Men’s Journal, Ryan Seacrest is a star, there is no doubt about it. He has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry and is now paving out a name for himself in the fashion and beauty world. Seacrest made his own menswear line exclusively sold in Macy’s called ‘Ryan Seacrest Distinction’ on track to earn $50 million in retail sales by the end of 2018. Entertainment to fashion may seem like an odd jump but Seacrest’s appreciation for smart tailoring came after he started hosting live shows in 2002. His own personal tailor was able to give him, the confidence to do almost anything and he wanted to give that kind of pride and confidence back to others. ‘Ryan Seacrest Distinction’ isn’t just your basic black-tie suite however, he also has made: cuff links, belts, pocket squares, and ties. Keeping the whole package in mind is what helped Seacrest come up with his successful fashion line. The next step to the empire is Seacrest’s plan to have a men’s skincare line. Women shouldn’t be the only one’s taking care of themselves he claims. Seacrest wants to break down the stereotypes surrounding the industry he works in. With no plans on stopping anytime soon Ryan Seacrest will become a global name. Please read this content about Ryan being an executive producer and co-creator of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.


TV Listings by Lawrence Bender

Born Lawrence Kirk Bender on October 17, 1957, he is an American producer. He is of Romanian ancestry. Lawrence graduated with Civil Engineering in 1979 from the University of Maine. This is a passion said to have been adopted by his grandfather. Bender once was a ballet dancer before setting foot in the film industry. His first production was in 1989 with the movie Intruder.

Lawrence Bender’s fame has made a significant way by even having his productions appearing in different TV Shows and listings. In these TV programmes, it wouldn’t be a wonder to find two of his works in a single day or maybe thrice a week. His work has also made way into the most significant channels in the United States as well as DirecTV and dish networks offering comedy, action, and drama. Most notably his films are in MOMAX, STZEN, and WGNA.

In his filmography, Lawrence Bender has four titles under his projects in development umbrella. These include Fonzo, Kill Bill: Vol.3, and Rocketman where he is the producer. Also, Lawrence Bender has a TV Movie: Rosewell where he is the executive producer. He has two films in production entitled: A Civilized Life and The Widow both of which he is the producer. Bender has a count of 52 past movies and videos which include 2017’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth of Power. There is a count of 16 titles of his previous television shows including ten episodes 2018 TV Series: Seven Seconds.

Despite being a producer, Lawrence Bender has 23 titles of what is named as self. These are ones that he has been featured himself. They include among many 2012’s Quentin Tarantino: 20 years of Filmmaking, famous TV Series: Real Time with Bill Maher and The L Word where he has featured in one episode. To date, most of his films and shows are available on the internet where people stream and watch online. According to a study on the TVGuide website, many people are streaming his all-time movies, and the number is still escalating. In a website Reelgood which is a Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO and 50+ others all in one app, a list of all his films which has directed, written, acted in and produced – all under one roof. It offers a wide range of choices where you can sort them by category, popularity, and release date. They also are available in alphabetical order or by their IMDB ranking in order.

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are a band that has been in existence two years, first bursting onto the pop scene with the single “Roses.” The band is run by a duo consisting of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, who took up singing when they became pop stars. Songs that made it: “Paris,” “Something Just Like This,” a song about not having to be a mythical hero to find love, with Coldplay, and the 12-week No. 1 record “Closer, ” with their singer, Halsey. Other songs include the Grammy-winning dance hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” Their music is mixed genre with EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and Top 40 pop music. Both artists have released a new single called “Sick Boy.”

They have performed at a Hilton and American Express Card member special event where it was heard that they haven’t put out a new song in 9 months, which is a long time to not put together new music. Their music is about their generation and how to relate to people as a part of that generation. “Sick Boy” sounds darker than other song, which happens to be that way because Taggart is expressing his frustration with people who he doesn’t know saying things about him.

Pall explains “Sick Boy, ” as being a song that gets into the 24-hour fame lifestyle that comes at a cost to people who live it. Paul and Taggart share songwriting with their keyboardist, Tony Ann, and their songwriting with Emily Warren who has worked with Sean Paul, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, as well as DJ, singer, songwriter, Shaun Frank. Their first live performance was opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5 and their music is based on social media such as Instagram and how people are watching their Instagram all the time. Their music also comes from things that haunt them in their personal life. Music to them, is about having something to say in your lyrics about anything. Their partnership demands that they push each other artistically. Rich people have problems too, by the virtue of them not signing up to be a paparazzi magnet.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart and the Chainsmokers

Before the chainsmokers hit it off big, Alex Pall was just a regular guy with a hobby he loved. He worked a typical job but had a love for DJing. Djing didn’t feel like a job to him, so it was scary for him to think of it as a job. One day, in an art gallery, Alex Pall decided that he wanted to pursue DJing and give it a real shot. His manager at the time, who is his former manager, introduced him to Andrew. They started working immediately.

Andrew Taggart was also just a regular guy before hitting it big with the chainsmokers. He was just another college student with a love for electronic music and an interest in DJing. He started watching DJs from New York hit it off big and it inspired him. He got into creating music and production, and he finally produced a couple of songs. He put his songs on SoundCloud and he played in a couple of shows. Even though he only played in a couple of songs it inspired him to keep going. He planned on moving to Los Angeles, California after college to pursue DJing. But one day someone that worked for his now Band members manager, told him that a duo called the Chainsmokers that played in many shows was looking for another member. Alex hopped on a bus and headed for New York.

The chainsmokers now have some very successful hits called “Roses” and “Don’t let me down.” But one of their biggest hits yet is their hit named “Closer” in which they paired up with the incredible, Halsey. In creating their new music, they wanted to expand their audience, and “Closer” ended up being one of their most popular hits yet.

The Chainsmokers- DJ Duo on the Rise

If you have not heard of The Chainsmokers by now, it’s time to leave the rock you have been under. Though, it is a bit more understandable considering they’ve really only been on the top charts in the past two years, with breakout hits like Roses and Paris. But you can’t tell me you haven’t had “Closer”, their song with Halsey stuck in your head before.  So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover….  

Starting off 2018 with a bang, the duo dropped their new single  Sick Boy  on January 17. This track is vastly darker and more complicated than their previous hits, though that’s not to say their audience did not love it.

“Make no mistake, I live in a prison That I build myself, it is my religion”

While most pop hits these days talk about fame as a treasure they happened upon, or the burden they are faced to bare, The Chainsmokers acknowledges their fame (and the downsides to it) was carefully crafted and is solely their responsibility. Along with the song, the artists dropped the  Sick Boy  music video.

The Chainsmokers is a DJ duo created by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their first breakthrough was with the song  #Selfie  (you know…  Let me take a selfie… ) in 2014 which was easily a top twenty track in multiple countries.  Don’t Let Me Down  was their first top 5 single from the album Bouquet (2015), which also won the pair a Grammy Award. Their most recent album is Memories…Do Not Open (which features  Sick Boy ). The duo has only just begun their music career in top 40, and has already blown everyone away. Their songs feature a great mix of pop, dance, and edm. It’s refreshing to see something so serious as Sick Boy  but still be able to dance to and enjoy it. If you are looking for a music group to watch this year, I would highly recommend The Chainsmokers, as this duo has so far to go still.

Success On The Road with Clayton Hutson

The year is 2018 and for the better part of the last two decades, Clayton Hutson has established himself as a music industry staple. He is known as an innovator who takes control of a tour and ensures it’s success. Clay has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and has consistently given them a quality tour experience.

Through the years Clay has become something of a virtuoso in the sound world. He has worked with various companies to get first run equipment tailored to his needs; many of these have now become the industry standard. Aside from bringing cutting edge technology to his productions, he is a man who tends to wear various hats on the tours he works. He has filled the role of sound engineer, production designer, production manager, and tour manager.(Sometimes all at once!) On shows he produces, he keeps his always watchful eye on the safety of the rigging and all the crew, while also striving to maintain the artistic quality of the show.

Working in the industry has given Clay the opportunity to work with the likes of Aaron Lewis, Marylin Manson, Pink, Maxwell and many more. He has worked in various venues, from small casino lounges to larger 50,000 seat arenas. One thing for which Clay can be counted on, is that he will give the same 100% to all his shows. Big or small, he gives each production his best effort no matter the venue. With Clayton Hutson at the helm as tour manager, you can be rest assured that you’re in some of the best hands in the industry.

In this world of ever evolving music, technology, and internet influence, there seems to be a never ending supply of people trying to establish themselves in the music business. This has created an over saturated market of amateurs and seasoned professionals, making it hard for one to standout above the rest. Clay has paid his dues to be sure, and learned some tricks along the way. Without a doubt, Clayton Hutson has managed to carve out his spot in this super competitive world by bringing a successful tour experience to all the people he works with in the music industry. Learn more: