#MoneyMatters| PPI: It Pays To Claim

In the last few years within the news, there has been an increase of coverage on the subject of  mis-sold PPI to thousands of families with a low income. Additionally, people are regularly being contacted via text messages, phone calls and emails from random companies, all claiming that they’re entitled to money. Are these companies legitimate? Do you really need help from these companies in order for you to get your money back from many of these big lenders?

Many of the UK’s population has heard their family and friends talk about PPI, seen it on TV or received messages, yet there is still a large fund of unclaimed money out there because some people simply do not know where to begin.

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April 2014, Featured Slider, Health Comments Off on #HealthMatters|The Dangers of Wearing High Heels |

#HealthMatters|The Dangers of Wearing High Heels

As much as we can’t wait to whip out our red bottoms, our stilettos, or just our normal heels we wear on a Saturday night out, we also need to be aware of the dangers and the actual health issues that can often present themselves when we wear high heels too often.

If you’re someone who like Mrs Victoria Beckham can’t bare to slip on a pair of flats; here are a few things to keep in mind…

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April 2014, Entertainment, Music Matters, Music Matters Comments Off on #MusicMatters|Ms Lauryn Hill Announces One-Off London Show For 2014 |

#MusicMatters|Ms Lauryn Hill Announces One-Off London Show For 2014

Ms. Lauryn Hill will be playing a rare, one-off show in the UK this September the 20th at O2 Brixton Academy in London. This special show will see Ms.Lauryn Hill perform on British soil for only the second time in 5 years. Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 2nd May and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Ms. Lauryn Hill the American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, academician and actress established herself in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson. Lauryn launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’. This album earned Ms. Hill a record breaking five Grammy Awards including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artist’.

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April 2014, Charity Focus, Fashion Comments Off on #FashionInspired| Lynx Teams With Emerging Designers For ‘Make Threads Not War’ T-shirt Collection |

#FashionInspired| Lynx Teams With Emerging Designers For ‘Make Threads Not War’ T-shirt Collection

If you are seriously into causes that set about making a difference, you would have heard about the ‘Make Love Not War’ Campaign which has been circulating online recently. As part of this;  men’s deodorant brand Lynx have teamed up with five upcoming designers to create limited edition t-shirts with a positive message.

The designers; Steve Wilson, McBess, Ruby Taylor, Mat Pringle and the creative group Bread Collective were all chosen by Lynx because of their groundbreaking designs and overall creative and artistic style.

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April 2014, Fashion, Featured Slider Comments Off on In-spire LS Magazine @Trace Publicity A/W14 Press Day |

In-spire LS Magazine @Trace Publicity A/W14 Press Day

It’s always vital for us to know what trends are being worn by women everywhere and more vitally to establish whether the key fashion brands have met or exceeded expectations.

In-spire LS recently attended the showrooms of independent PR agency Trace Publicity in Central London. We were given at intimate tour of the individual collections from designers both renowned and up coming brands also. These included: Steve Madden, Sister Jane, Links of London, Juicy Couture, Foxhall, Georg Jensen and Maryling to name but a few.

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April 2014, Featured Slider, Wonder Woman Comments Off on Spotlight Interview|Miss Jamaica UK Cherelle Rose |

Spotlight Interview|Miss Jamaica UK Cherelle Rose

You will often find some of the world’s most educated and beautiful women have  have participated in beauty pageants.  Never easy competitions anyway, in recent times; they have become the platform for some of the leading women in business and entertainment. We have a love of winners and this month’s ‘Wonder woman’ feature is one winner who continues to push the bar. British born Jamaican beauty Cherelle Rose stands at 5ft 9 inches tall and catapulted onto the catwalk in her early teens. Today, Cherelle is a business woman and entrepreneur. Being ambitious is something that comes naturally to Cherelle having come from a family who have carved out successful careers in the entertainment industry.Having recently been crowned Miss Jamaica UK, we stopped to catch up with Cherelle to find out more about her successes to date, to find out how becoming Miss Jamaica UK has changed her life and to learn about the lessons she has learned so far in the industry.

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April 2014, In-spireLSTV, Music Matters Comments Off on Music Matters| Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’ |

Music Matters| Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’

I am really loving the UK artist Sam Smith right now. Not only is his voice epic and unique; he also produces timeless and deep music which show signs of standing the test of time.

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April 2014, Sports Comments Off on @InspireLSSports|New York Knicks Release Entire Head Coaching Staff |

@InspireLSSports|New York Knicks Release Entire Head Coaching Staff

As expected, the “Zen Master” is bringing about changes to the New York Knicks franchise.

Team President Phil Jackson fired the entire team’s coaching staff – including embattled head coach Mike Woodson – late Monday morning. The news comes less than a week after the Knicks wrapped up arguably their most disappointing season in franchise history. Fresh off a 54-win season that included an Atlantic Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, Knicks owner James Dolan placed huge expectations on the team to dethrone the defending champion Miami Heat while competing for a World Championship.

However, the team stumbled out of the gates with a 3-13 start that grew progressively worse during the season. Despite a late rally in the final three weeks of the campaign, New York came up short in catching the Atlanta Hawks for the 8th and final playoff spot in the weak Eastern Conference. They closed out the season with a pair of victories over the crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors. Ironically, both of those teams are competing against each other in the first round of this year’s playoffs.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said in a press release. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond.” “Everyone in this franchise owes a great deal of gratitude to what Mike and his staff have done,” Jackson added. “We wish him the best.”

Rumors began swirling towards the end of the 2013 calendar year on whether or not Woodson would be relieved of his duties because of the poor play and lack of aggression for a team that boasted the defending Sixth Man of the Year in J.R. Smith and the league’s leading scorer in Carmelo Anthony. Anthony announced midway through the season that he would become a free agent at the end of the season, giving Knicks fans another reason to worry about whether or not their star player would return and help the franchise end a 41-year title-less drought or take his talents to another team where he could win that coveted championship he’s been chasing for 11 seasons.

The hiring of 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson as the team’s new President last month was believed to be part of a huge effort in helping persuade Anthony to consider staying in Manhattan.

But after dropping to 37-45 this season, many wondered if ‘Melo would want to continue his career with a team that is shrouded in disarray. Maybe the hiring of a head coach who Jackson feels has the skillset to turn the team around in a hurry could change his mind.

For many Knick fans, however, the hope was that Jackson himself wouldn’t mind taking up the head coaching offer and perhaps that would have likely sealed the deal for Anthony to return and learn under a Hall-of-Famer who helped the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal win championships. Not to mention Jackson won a pair while a member of the team during its heyday in the 1970’s.

But according to a report in the New York Post over the weekend, former Bulls guard, Suns general manager and current TNT NBA analyst Steve Kerr is the front runner for the position and if offered, he will likely accept it.

It’s all speculation for now, but having Kerr in the mix would be a boost to a team that digressed both offensively and defensively during the past season. If hired, Kerr’s arrival is just one of several major moves the Knicks still need to make as part of their rebuilding process. The 2015 off season has been widely talked about as the time where many of the league’s top players will become free agents. New York is hoping to make a splash by preserving some cap space and eliminating a number of hefty contracts from the books, including Amar’e Stoudemire, to land some All-Star caliber players in building a team that can annually compete for a championship.

In parts of three seasons with the Knicks, Woodson compiled an overall record of 109-79 that included two consecutive postseason berths along with last season’s Atlantic Division title – the team’s first in 19 years. Kerr, meanwhile, is a 5-time NBA champion, winning 3 straight championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1996 to 1998 and two with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999 and 2003. After taking on his current role as an analyst for TNT’s NBA coverage, he left in 2007 to serve as a general manager for the Phoenix Suns for three years before returning to Turner Sports for the 2010-11 season.

 

 

W| By Michael Lyle                               @Lyle0308                           via @inspirelssports

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