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INTERVIEW WITH MULTITALENTED ARTIST TURNED AUTHOR, ROSS VICTORY

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For some, art is about being pretty and abstract and being valued at least one million dollars. For others, art is about who we are at our core. Some say it’s about process. Art is about how we’ve transmuted pain into beauty via a written, visual, or musical medium. Few artists can capture meaning and emotion to form a song or literature; even fewer can see projects to completion; even fewer create memorable and stand-out projects with social implications. Today we’d like to introduce you to Ross Victory.

Ross Victory is a singer/songwriter turned author from Southern California. After the back to back loss of his father and brother, Ross dove into self-discovery and healing practices reigniting his passion for writing and music production. Ross uses his unique voice and social intersections to inspire and entertain listeners and readers through Urban Adult Contemporary music, and literature, with a focus on non-fiction and thematic short stories.

He is the author of the father-son themed Views from the Cockpit and bisexual-themed social criticism piece Panorama: The Missing Chapter. Today we speak to him about his latest written project, the horror-themed short story, Egg, and his song Ready for Love.

Tell us about your new short story Egg and your new song Ready for Love.

Egg is a short story that came together very fast. I saw the topic of writing about Siamese twins on a writer blog around the same time mosquitos began to bite me. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be wild if I scratched a mosquito bite and a human began to grow out of it. Super creepy. Within two weeks, the story Egg had come to life. It just flowed out. Egg is about a twelve-year-old boy named Nakoa Taylor who discovers a mosquito bite in the center of his chest. The mosquito bite quickly grows into an evil Siamese twin called Marcus and takes him and his family on a ride for their lives. The title is available everywhere books are sold.

Ready for Love is a song I wrote back in May. At its core it’s about being able to receive Love. A lot of us pursue Love and want an emotional, passionate, relationship, but sometimes we aren’t ready. This song is about two people, one of whom is not prepared for the love they seek. I’m expressing that my Love will remain until he or she is ready to receive it. “When you’re ready for love, I’m here,” are the words I sing.

How has the 2020 pandemic affected you?

It has been disastrous, but at the same time, I have grown so much personally and business wise. There have been waves of inspiration and waves of depression. Some days I wake up and can’t predict my mood. With the horrible leadership surrounding COVID, the election of a century, and daily isolation, it has been rough. 

At the same time, I have felt pushed to see my projects through and invest in building my creative brand for the long term. I’ve also established a healthier relationship with social media. I used to get triggered scrolling through posts of friends and colleagues. I’d roll my eyes and participate in a lot of low vibrational judgments. If I feel those feelings coming up, I sit with the post and ask myself what about this post or person is triggering me and ask myself why I am so pressed. I try to sit with that feeling to heal it and move past it. 

What has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned throughout your life/career? 

Life has taught me the importance of moments and legacy. It took me years to understand that losing my dad and brother within three years is significant. I’ve gotten more in touch with my emotions and expressing them. Life has taught me that people don’t remember what we fear or what we wanted to accomplish. They remember what we did and how we made them feel. What they did and how they made me feel are things that bubble up for me when I think about my dad and my brother. So I need to create, create, create, and do my very best to be kind and non-judgmental with people and ideas outside of my vision. The last judgment of our lives comes from our actions and words.

Career has taught me the importance of a team. No team, no dream. It takes an artist or a leader (business or otherwise) to visualize the concept and mobilize the team to achieve it. It’s essential to use intentional words and messaging. It’s also crucial for the team to see you sweat, get dirty in the trenches and for leaders to speak to the unique talents and dynamics of the personalities on your team. I like to build a team around a core value or idea while also giving people a chance to express themselves wholly in their strengths. The importance of excellence and quality cannot be overstated.

What do you hope your books will do for others?

I hope to empower people to realize that they are the captains of their journeys and ‘the answer’ to our Pain tends to be in our story. If we share it, not only do we free ourselves, but we help others. Trauma, abuse, weight of social labels, and history all experiences, exist to guide us along our path if we look at them. I hope people feel inspired to take a step toward creative expression. I hope people (men) feel inspired to seek therapy or counseling to enrich themselves. I hope people understand that everything that makes our life hard to bear can be turned it into creative opportunity with work. And although Views from the Cockpit and Panorama were non-fiction projects, Egg was a challenge for me to writing fiction, so I hope people can be entertained as well.

I want to continue to create stories that explore emotional and complex topics. I like to provoke but also soothe readers. It would be awesome to screenwrite a film from a book I’ve written and produce the film and participate in all the musical decisions for the film. If one person can avoid the mental anguish I suffered as a child, I will feel accomplished. I want to become a key (black male) producer, investor, and business person. I want to invest in cafés, bars, support groups, and tangible ways to build a community for underrepresented creatives. It’s also essential to teach creatives in disadvantaged communities how to be entrepreneurs so that they don’t need to depend on others financially. Ultimately, I want to be “the Black” Anthony Bourdain that travels the world, documenting culture, trying new foods, and learning new languages, too. 

Ready for Love is a passionate song that can easily be played on the radio or in an elevator. Your music ranges in style and subject matter. How did you get started in music?

I’ve been singing since two years old. I began writing music and producing beats in high school. Around sixteen, I wrote and recorded a song about a nine-year-old girl who died from gang violence in Richmond called “Cecilia Brown.” I submitted the song to the Song of the Year’s songwriting competition. 

Competing against a sea of experienced adult songwriters, I was awarded the distinction of Runner Up. After this small validation, I began to produce and write songs and submit them to online competitions for feedback, which helped me find my direction, style, and voice. In 2007, I entered a Myspace singing competition for a chance to be featured on the Step Up 2 The Streets Music Soundtrack produced by Atlantic Records; I reached the Top 5 male finalists. I’m a writer first and a singer second. While pursuing a Marketing degree from Cal State LA, I interned in the Sales & Marketing team at Power 106 radio station in Los Angeles. 

My interest in writing and music applies to the creative process, the therapeutic benefits of music, and the administration process. For nearly ten years, I forgot the healing properties of music. The loss of my father reminded me of how relaxing the creative process can be. In 2020, I released six songs, and Ready for Love will remind us that love can heal chaos.

Do you have any advice for creators looking to get started in building their own brand?

I try to be as authentic as possible and stray away from things that I’m not enthusiastic about. When you’re tired, exhausted, or overwhelmed with trying to make an idea, character, or melody work, consider taking a rest. But don’t forget to come back! Remember, the final project always looks, sounds, and reads differently than the idea. Doubt and exhaustion are stages in the creation process. Also, do not be surprised when friends and family do not overtly support you, like your Instagram post or comment. Sometimes your fearlessness or excellence will trigger their regrets. No-one else is responsible for your success or demise. Your dream, your responsibility.

Contact Info? How can we find you? (social media)?

Website: https://www.rossvictory.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19021734.J_Ross_Victory

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Industry leader in healthy buildings: ‘Delos’ helps to advance the health and safety of Australian schools with groundbreaking air purification technology

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World-leading healthy building technology is being rolled out across Australian schools by Delos, a highly respected wellness real estate and technology company.  The technology will help to create safer learning environments in the face of the global COVID pandemic. The first round of schools to install the advanced air filtration technology, including Delos’ high efficiency particulate air purification units, includes 150 Sydney Catholic Schools and several independent schools.  Coordination of arrangements for the roll-out of the technology to further schools is already underway.    

The technology: 

  • Will help to improve air quality in classrooms,
  • Is capable of removing particles as small as 0.007 microns at 99.99% efficiency, and 
  • Is currently benefiting millions of students globally 

By merging health sciences with building sciences, Delos has been leading the integration of evidence-based health interventions into indoor environments for nearly a decade, and, for the past 12 months, has been helping schools across the world address airborne health concerns due to COVID-19 through its Healthy Classroom Initiative. 

The Healthy Classroom Initiative combines enhanced air purification and operational protocols with the goal of delivering improved health outcomes for students, educators and staff. Leveraging four years of research examining fine and ultrafine particle filtration, including conducting a review of 100 plus air quality devices and technologies, Delos has provided more than 200,000 evidence-based air purification units to school districts, with more than 2.7 million enrolled students collectively, including the public school systems in New York City and Chicago as well as over 50 Catholic schools across the United States.

“Delos is known throughout the world for its commitment to researching, measuring, improving and maintaining healthy buildings,” Delos Australia President, Bill Giannikos said.

“After providing hundreds of thousands of air purification units to schools across the United States in response to the pandemic, we are absolutely delighted to bring this laboratory tested, evidence-based technology to Australia, starting in Sydney. 

“We are in talks with the government and independent schools, Catholic schools, universities, TAFE institutions and early learning centres from other parts of the country to further progress installation of the technology in Australia.”

Delos’ solutions are informed by science – including its own research platform, the Well Living Lab (founded as a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic) – the world’s first lab exclusively committed to research, development and testing of innovations designed to improve human health in the indoor environment. 

Delos’ subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), has become the world’s largest certification body for healthy buildings, with programs now adopted in nearly 100 countries across more than two billion square feet of building spaces. 

Vatican’s Pontifical Orientale Institute, based in Vatican City, selected Delos to implement evidence-backed air purification units based on the company’s scientific and data-driven research approach. 

Father David Nazar, Rector of the Pontifical Orientale Institute in Vatican City, commented, “We have done extensive research on the science of healthy buildings and were impressed by the depth of work done by Delos and IWBI. We understand indoor environmental factors such as air quality and thermal comfort, impact learning and performance, and COVID-19 remains a threat. As a leading learning institution, we want to lead by example and bring forward our recommendation for the strongest, science-backed solutions.”

To understand how air purifiers can impact potentially harmful airborne particles and overall air quality in a school classroom, the Well Living Lab conducted a study in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, using the same air purification units supplied by Delos. Currently under peer review, the study found that these air purification units reduced particle transmission by increasing the number of air changes per hour (ACH) as well as a better mixing of clean and filtered air back into the room, air quality was improved throughout the classroom, not just near the units, and infectious particles accumulated on surfaces 33 percent slower when these units were used, compared with using an HVAC system alone.

About Delos

Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company guided by the mission to be the world’s leading catalyst for improving the health and well-being of people around the world by improving the indoor environments where they live, work, sleep and play. Informed by more than seven years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos and its subsidiaries offer an array of evidence-based technology and solutions for residential, commercial and hospitality spaces. Delos is the founder of the WELL Building Standard™, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Its subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute, administers and continues WELL’s development and drives market adoption. Delos’ advisory board is comprised of leading professionals across real estate, government policy, medicine and sustainability, including renowned wellness luminary Deepak Chopra and sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio.  For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com.au/.

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Elvisa Dedic – Attended the Diddy New Year Eve Party Along with Kanye West

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Diddy Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean Combs’ professional music company, was founded in 1993 and soon rose to prominence. Meanwhile, Combs continued to host a weekly dance party and chauffeured travellers to and from the airport while pursuing a business degree at Howard University.

After finishing an internship at Uptown Records, he left school to work as a talent director for the record label in Los Angeles.

Sean John Combs, commonly known as Diddy, is an American musician and hip-hop entrepreneur who recently celebrated his 50th birthday with friends and celebrities.

On Saturday, Diddy staged a star-studded birthday gala at his multi-million dollar Los Angeles estate, which was attended by hundreds of guests.

A well-known Bosnian model on the internet today, Elvis Dedic is a well-known Bosnian model. Because of her alluring images and videos posted on social media sites such as Instagram, she has become one of the most well-known women on the global stage. As of the time of this writing, she has gathered a following of more than 638 thousand people on social media.

Bosnian Model Elvisa Dedic Spotted at Diddy's NYE Party including other Famous Celebrities

The rising star has also been the face of various lingerie, cosmetics, and sports items, thanks to her growing celebrity status. Besides that, she has appeared on the covers of a number of fashion and fitness magazines.

Elvis Dedic, a model since she was a toddler, knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She began by publishing her sensual, sexy photographs and videos to her Instagram account. She presently has more than 638k followers on Instagram.

So far, Elvis has appeared in social media advertisements for a slew of lingerie and cosmetics brands as well as athletic brands. These include Pretty Little Things, Fashion Nova, Giti, and the Diva Boutique.

Among those in attendance were Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West, Kim’s sisters Khloe and Kylie, Kylie’s ex-boyfriend and rapper Tyga, as well as Elvis Dedic, a Bosnian model who has become well-known on the internet in recent months. 

Because of her alluring images and videos posted on social media sites such as Instagram, she has become one of the most well-known women on the global stage. As of the time of this writing, she has gathered a following of more than 638 thousand people on social media.

The rising star has also been the face of various lingerie, cosmetics, and sports items, thanks to her growing celebrity status. Besides that, she has appeared on the covers of a number of fashion and fitness magazines.

Elvis Dedic, a model since she was a toddler, knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She began by publishing her sensual, sexy photographs and videos to her Instagram account. She presently has more than 638k followers on Instagram.

Many lingerie, cosmetics, and sportswear companies, including Pretty Little Things, Fashion Nova, Giti, and Diva Boutique, have used Elvis as the face of their social media campaigns. Other celebrities who have used Elvis as the face of their campaigns include Leonardo DiCaprio and Pharrell Williams, Jaden Smith and Regina King, Naomi Campbell, and French Montana.

 Follow Elvisa Dedic , Miami and Diddy on instagram.

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Photographer ‘‘GloccTV’’ becomes a sensation in NYC Streets with his fantastic photography skills

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Who is GloccTV?

GloccTv is a 21-year-old photographer born and raised in the New York City borough of Yonkers. He is a rising photographer from New York City. He is inspiring people with his excellent photography skills. At such a young age, he started working as a photographer, not only as a photographer, but he is also running a firm, ‘GloccTV’.You can even check his photography skills on his Instagram. He is a rising star of the photography industry. He is providing his skills to people not only with photography skills but also making portraits of people.

Starting of his career

Photographer specializing in portraits. He can do this because he has spent time studying the ins and outs of my camera equipment. He jumped directly into the photography industry following a motorcycle accident and began putting on shows for his hometown.

Starting his Photography firm “GloccTv.” 

Every day he is out in the field working on himself from the day before and learning what it takes to be a great photographer. He has created his firm, e”Pose N Shoot,” and has been laying the groundwork for the moniker “GloccTv” ever since. He is working hard to become a successful photographer, and he also wants to show his skills to the world.

Upcoming works and plans

Recently, he has concentrated his efforts on headshots and portraits. They discovered that the more they can generate, the more attention they garner from potential customers and clients. He has spread the word about GloccTv on various platforms just by going outside and filming every day, meeting random people, and putting his name in the mix with other individuals in the industry. Since January, he has been working seven days a week doing what he enjoys. His identity is well known on New York City’ Street. He went from New York to the United Kingdom and beyond!. He doesn’t want to be bound in a single place or is limited to certain areas or people. He wanted to explore more and more with his photography skills, and he also wanted to shine as bright as no one. 

He has no intention of slowing down any time soon. In his words, he has never been more committed to anything other than football, and he believes the opportunities that are opening up are incredible. He has been gathering models while remaining under the radar. Considering he is doing what is best for him and having the necessary equipment a professional should have, his social media  Instagram page (GloccTv) will be updated soon with a new format and more professional look!

He has a lot of plans related to his profession of photography that are pending, but you can click on the following link of his social media to get the latest update.

Instagram.

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