Friday Tennessee State Governor Bill Haslam rejected, a bill that would make the Bible the state’s official book. Governor Haslam reiterated the bill violates the Constitutional Establishment Clause and is also in violation of The Tennessee Constitution Article 1, Section 3 which uphold no preference shall be given by law to any religious group or place of worship.

Last year the bill passed through the Senate, however, it barely made it through the House. Even though Governor Haslam has vetoed the bill it could still be enacted as law if it receives the same number of votes from the House and Senate that it originally took to pass the bill. If the bill passes it could be an unprecedented event, which would bring into question the Separation of Church and State.

Throughout the United States Christianity continues to come under fire as a First Amendment violation. A federal judge in California ordered Los Angeles County to remove the Latin cross from the county seal. Last year several judgements were made by several federal courts regarding religious rulings. The Arkansas Western District of the US District Court ruled that the nativity scene that was placed on the grounds of the Baxter County Courthouse violated the First Amendment. Last year the ninth circuit of the US Court of Appeals ruled that a statue of Jesus could remain on US Forest Service land, however, they ruled a nativity scene in Palisades Park violated a Santa Monica city ordinance. Christianity is the only religion that has been continuously under fire in the court system.

Regardless of whose rights are being violated or which Amendment maybe wrongly interpreted our basic human rights are guaranteed by the United States Constitution. When the are violated a prominent attorney such as one like Ross Abelow would then go enter a lawsuit with the appropriate court and argue on our behalf. Abelow has nearly thirty years of legal experience in a wide variety of areas. Ross Abelow graduated from the Brooklyn School of Law with a juris doctor in 1989. He was admitted to practice in the state of New York in 1990.

Abelow specializes in Matrimony, Corporate Litigations, and Entertainment law. He has represented many of New York’s famous residents. He has argued many cases both as a prosecutor and defense attorney in the New York court system. He has also argued to protect his clients rights and business interests.

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Whitney Wolfe is one inspiring woman who is using her power in the world to make a change in the world. She is the castor of the eve popular dating app Bumble. This app has been giving women the ice they have been waiting on for years and years. Bumble gives women the chance to initiate conversations, allowing for women to stop being in fear that a man is going to send a dirty message right after they match. The best part about Bumble is that women get to decide in an instant if she wants to talk to a guys eh just matched with or not, and she can instantly un-match if she chooses to.

What’s amazing about Whitney Wolfe is that she is here to make a change. The first big thing she is doing in the world is obviously empowering women. She is doing this on such a huge level that so many people don’t even notice what kind of a change this app is making in our society. It’s giving women the confidence to speak first, and in doing so, they are bringing this to the real world of dating as well. It’s also giving men that knowledge to step back. It’s important to know as a man that there are men out there who abuse their power in business, and each man who uses Bumble is taking that step in the right direction to show other men why it’s important to not disrespect women.

Whitney Wolfe is unapologetically herself. She strives to be honest and real and to share that to the world no matter what they say. Wolfe is here to try and stand up against gun violence. She is here to help guide people to stop romanticizing gun violence. Men are no longer allowed to post anything with guns or any form of dangerous machinery that can be weapons. Photos are being cracked down upon by going through different profiles and checking to see what men are posting. They want to remove all harmful photos.

Whitney Wolfe is here t make a change. she knows that with her voice she can make a change and stand up for anything and make her voice be heard. She was recently announced as Person of The Year by Time Magazine, and she is proving Whitney Wolfe deserves it every day by building her name and app and making them create change in our society one dating profile at a time.

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The topic of fake news has frequently been discussed around the world. The concern over the fake news was highlighted during the United States election in which presidential candidate Donald Trump was elected to the presidency. Fake news has grown to become a concern for Brazil during this Presidential Election year, and the TSE (Tribunal Superior Eleitoral) has moved to address the issue. They have discussed the issue with specialists and are working hard implementing forms and tool that will lessen the impact that fake news would have on the electoral process. However, Bruno Fagali feels that this has barely been addressed and a new more direct threat has arises: the deep fakes.

Studies show that since 2010 Brazil’s elections have been affected by fake news. A study of the 2014 Presidential Election found that bots created by the candidates were used to spread fake news about their opponents. The creation of false information and the manipulation of the public is not a new tactic for politicians but since the rise of the internet. Bruno Fagali thinks that with the publics increasing use of social platforms it has become easier to spread false information. The TSE has created a task force called the Consultative Council on Internet and Elections. The task force researches and studies the impact of fake news, offers opinions on topics submitted by the President of the TSE, and works to improve standards.

Fagali reports that the Consultative Council on Internet and Elections met with Howard Marshall and FBI agent, who is the Director of the Cybercrime Division, and they spoke of his experience in the U.S dealing with fake news in the elections. Fagali reports that TSE listed the spread of fake news as a challenge to control during the 2018 elections. Paulo Tonet Cargo stressed the importance of punishing the people responsible for spreading fake news. A new concern is the rise of the deep fake who use videos to spread fake news and manipulate the public perception. The deep fakes have been linked to video manipulation using celebrities faces and spreading false information about a celebrity. The use of fake news impacts people around the world, and the authorities are just starting to look for a way to control the spread of fake news.

Wes Edens is an American citizen born on 30th October 1961 resides in New York. He grew up in Montana and attended Capital High School. Later he studied at Oregon State University and achieved a B.S in Finance and Business Administration in 1984.Wes Edens’ career began in 1987 at Lehman Brothers as a managing director and partner until 1993. He then moved to BlackRock Asset Investor where he worked as a partner and managing director until 1997. With a self-made fortune of $ 3.5 billion in the finance industry, he was ranked number 297 in the Forbes in 2007.In collaboration with Robert Kauffman, Peter Briger, Michael Edward, Randal Nardone, Wes Edens formed Fortune Investment Group. He is also the co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks which is a National Basketball Association franchise based in Wisconsin.

A research conducted by Indeed company featured Fortress Investment Group with a four stars rating on employee reviews. The four-star rating was average various categories ranging from work-life balance, pay and benefits, job security and advancement, management and culture.Fortress Investment Group is a fast-paced company with a high turnover has being a great learning opportunity for many employees in the finance world. He received $512 million from selling his stock. Since February 2017 he has received $11.4 million through bonus dividends in unvested shares. Eden’s also closed the previously announced sale of the Fortress Investment Group to Japan’s Softbank Group Corp that saw Fortress Stock trade at $7.85 per share the time the transaction was closed.The stock trade upon closing of the deal increased from $5.83 to $7.85 per share by July 11, 2017, resulting in an increase of 143.6 million in Edens’ stock.

January 2017 saw Fortress announce the creation of a professional video game, reports known as FlyQuest.The most fly team has a league of legends team that Participates in North America League of Legend series 2016, alongside the main cloud9 roster. He is a great philanthropist who focuses on health, arts, and education.Some of the beneficiaries of his philanthropic work are Macalester University College, Martha Vineyards hospital, and Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Wes Edens is presently the chairman of the board at Drive Shack Inc and director at OneMain holdings company among other corporations.He enjoys sports, politics, and business. He is also fascinated by horse riding, mountain climbing and running. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania the Matterhorn Grand Trenton. Wes Edens has been married to Lynn Edens and together they have four children.

OSI Food Solutions is undoubtedly one of the leading suppliers of quality meat products not just in the US, but across the globe. The company deals with most meat products such as; beef, pork, chicken, sausage, and they also have a section for hot dogs. Named among the list of Top 100 Companies in the United States, which operates in U.S. plants as OSI Industries, LLC, is the largest privately owned company.

There have been several recent developments at OSI Food Solutions, for a start, a chicken production plant from Tyson Food Group was purchased in Chicago. In Toledo, Spain an extensive expansion process was just concluded, and the result is doubling of the volume of chicken products process. The company was not satisfied but they concluded the purchase of Baho Foods, another large producer of meat products based in the Netherlands, this not only increased the foothold OSI has on Europe, but also expanded the company’s asset base and drew them closer to being the largest firm of its kind. Again, in 2017, ISO Food Solutions acquired Flagship Europe, a food supplier in the UK, and renamed it Creative Foods Europe. The company has franchises in 17 countries.

A tidy sum of €17 million was invested at its Toledo facility, and this boosted the production capacity of processed chicken products from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons annually. The expansion has enhanced the raised the total production capacity of the OSI Food Solutions plant to more than 45,000 tons of quality meats products. The company alone does not enjoy the benefits, servicing the production lines and related operations mean a total of new jobs will be added to the existing workforce, this includes the position of product development manager that was created recently.

As icing on the cake, OSI Food Solutions, UK was among the 18 organizations that were feted with a Globe of Honor in 2016 from the British Safety Council, this was to recognize the company’s efforts in the management of environmental risks. Considering that an organization had to achieve five stars in the British Council’s Environmental Audit the previous year, this award truly told of the culture at OSI Food Solutions, excellence in management that runs straight from the abattoir to the boardroom. Current CEO Sheldon Lavi also won the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy, and he also received the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award both in 2016.

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Even though there are many initiatives and networks that have been encouraging of women empowerment at work, there is still a wide gap between the gender equality in terms of power. Susan McGalla believes that only a quarter out of the available positions is filled by women and men still holds the majority when it comes to top-level positions. She feels that if the strategies implemented by the network groups were successful, there wouldn’t have been so much gap and that’s why she feels that the real solution is still not addressed. She feels that women still need to work really hard to get what they want in a workplace which might not always be true for men. Even though she has been incredibly successful in her professional career, she has had her own setbacks which she overcame through a robust personality.

She mentions that when she joined American Eagle Outfitters, all the executives were men and by the time she was leaving the organization, she was the president. And the list does not end here; she is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting and also sits on the board of Pittsburgh Steelers as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development. Although it is not easy for every woman to achieve what she did, it is certainly not impossible. It is only with this approach and thought that she has led many initiatives for women and how she strongly encourages women in the workplace to be supportive of each other.

Being successful in business is far from easy. After all, if everyone could succeed in commerce, everybody would be rich – and that simply doesn’t happen.

Vijay Eswaran is a popular Malaysian businessperson who is currently based in the Far East. Mr. Eswaran is currently the Executive Chairman, the highest role in the company, of the QI Group, a company with countless subsidiaries that include the likes of Questnet, QI Limited, QNet, and GoldQuest. Throughout his career, Ms. Vijay Eswaran has spent time in the United States of America, parts of Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia, and eastern Asia.

But what philosophies has Mr. Vijay Eswaran, a man worth more than $500 million, adopted, harbored, and practiced throughout his career?

Every businessperson has their own philosophy as it relates to business, though many people’s lines of thought as they related to success are largely similar to one another’s. However, Vijay Eswaran has always maintained a 100-percent unique view of business and hard work.

Being fearful of failure isn’t necessarily bad

Anxiety is the body’s natural response stimuli and stressors that could potentially cause harm or otherwise be problematic if affected by them. Even though every normal human on planet Earth experiences anxiety throughout their lives, not everybody knows how to deal with the physiological changes that anxiety produces.

Fear and anxiety are closely related. Vijay Eswaran states that from the beginning of his life up until he reached undeniable success over the past few years, he was fearful of failure or the stagnation of his business. In other words, Mr. Eswaran was always on edge and anxious until the QI group climbed its corporate way up the proverbial ladder of business competition across Malaysia and the other countries that the QIGroup operates in.

Mr. Vijay Eswaran recommends to young people just starting their own businesses or anybody who hasn’t reached the level of commercial success they desire to use the anxiety to fuel one’s action in the workplace. Most people let anxiety eat at themselves and their sacred mental health, though simply putting that fear to work can help people perform better in the workplace.

Modification comes from the mind

People often get stuck in worn-out ruts throughout their lives. This fact of most people’s lives – if not all people’s lives – manifests itself in the stagnation of business. Those who want to change, according to Eswaran, should wholeheartedly make changes from their heart, not make them superficially.

Sheldon Lavin is a top CEO in the world running one of the biggest food companies. OSI Group is a century-old food company started by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky. From a humble beginning, he has risen to be a top CEO in an industry that is highly competitive. OSI group started as a butcher shop and grew under different phases to become a leading company in the world; it is currently worth over $6 billion. OSI Group is currently doing very well and rolling out a major expansion program that will see the company products move to all parts of the world. Currently, the company has over 65 facilities globally and a presence in 17 countries. Its food products are not just sold in these countries but in many others through subsidiaries.

Sheldon Lavin has steered the company by prioritizing g food safety, sustainability and green practices. In recent years, the company expansion program has been on high gear. The company has partnered with numerous other food companies in Asia and Europe to facilitate the expansion of the food production business.

Sheldon Lavin has applied business acquisition techniques to expand the company’s operations both locally and internationally. OSI Group recently acquired Dutch food company– Baho Foods. Baho has been a top company supplying food products in Netherlands and Germany. It has also been operating in 14 other countries in Europe through subsidiaries. Another acquisition was Flagship Europe, which was recently named “Creative Foods.” The latest measures taken by Sheldon Lavin are meant to tap into the huge European market with the partnership.

OSI group have also expanded their local production capacity. In Illinois, they have acquired the former Tyson Foods food production plant at the cost of $7.4 million. The plant gives OSI Group the capacity to produce more and fulfill the needs of the ever-growing food market in the United States. The plant has abundant storage and room for further expansion.

About Sheldon Lavin

Lavin joined OSI Group in 1975 and brought in a drive for success in the company. He was formerly working in the banking sector as an executive. He was behind the early growth in OSI Group in the 1970s. He first joined as a third partner where he managed the company alongside the two sons of Otto Kolschowsky. Since he joined, he has implemented numerous green innovation to boost growth in the company at a low cost.

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Jeunesse is a fast-growing health and beauty company. Jeunesse was the fastest company to reach over a billion dollars in sales in the direct selling industry. Millions of customers are willing to pay for quality health products. Jeunesse offers products that are both affordable and practical.

Some people who enjoy the products offered by Jeunesse are starting to sell them to people in their local area. Working with this company is a proven strategy for people who want to earn additional income.

Initial Costs

There are some initial costs to consider before working as a direct seller with Jeunesse. Not only do sellers need to purchase initial inventory, but they also need to buy some general business supplies.

The sellers who are the most successful treat direct selling like a business. Although direct selling is not easy, it is possible to earn an extremely high income for people who work hard.

Online Marketing

Some of the most successful sellers built a website to sell products online. Health and beauty products have a strong market online. Online marketing is a critical component of managing any business. Social media should be used by sellers to advertise various products. Jeunesse encourages direct sellers to use as many marketing strategies as possible.

Growth of Jeunesse

It is an excellent time to join the team at Jeunesse. The company is growing, and most people expect this growth to continue. Jeunesse is going to launch several new products in 2018. New products generally sell at a higher rate than established products. New direct sellers can use new product launches to increase sales.

Jeunesse only uses the best ingredients in the products offered to customers. Many customers enjoy buying products from Jeunesse because they know the company is committed to customers.

Robert Ivy has been honored with the 2018 Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL), a nonprofit arts organization. To qualify for the award, the individual must be a living Mississippi-connected artist or patron of the arts “whose body of work over a lifetime of creating, performing, and/or supporting art is extraordinary and worthy of special honor,” according to a press release by MIAL.

Other Achievements as Author and Editor

Besides being awarded the Polk Award, Robert Ivy is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the The American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is also the respected author of the book Fay Jones, and he was also honored with the Dean’s Medal by the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. Ivy is also a noted editor. He acted as the editor-in-chief for the award-winning Architectural Record before assuming his duties at the AIA in 2011. Besides the prestigious Polk award, Ivy was named a “Master Architect” by Alpha Rho Chi, which is the national architecture fraternity, and which has given the honor to such architectural superstars and luminaries such R. Buckminster Fuller, I.M. Pei, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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A Unique Vision in the Annals of Building

In a press release issued from the AIA, the architect of note was praised by Nancy LaForge, President of the MIAL, “When it comes to making architecture more accessible to the general public, there’s really no one else from Mississippi like Robert Ivy.” LaForge said.

“Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for our profession,” the AIA President, Carl Elefante, said on the occasion of Ivy receiving the Polk Award. “This award comes as a crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi. On behalf of the AIA, I am truly delighted to congratulate him on this unique honor.”

A Unique Honor for an Architect

Upon being awarded the Polk Award, Robert Ivy now is a member of such illustrious company as his fellow Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, such as beloved authors Eudora Welty and Shelby Foote, and the entertainers Leontyne Price and Morgan Freeman. Ivy is the first architect to be so honored by the MIAL.

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Chris Burch was born in 1953 and was raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Chris grew up in a middle-class family. After his high school graduation he joined Ithaca college and while on campus he joined with his brother to start their first venture in the fashion industry; Eagle’s Eye Clothing. The business capital was $2000. Chris Burch and his brother bought sweaters at $10 and they sold the sweaters at $15. From an early age, Chris was entrepreneurial, he discovered that they sweater business was doing well and that is why he decided to look for a factory that would supply the sweaters at a cheaper price for him to sell them door to door while still schooling.

Diversity in Business Expansion

Chris Burch’s fashion business expanded to other academic facilities and retail stores all over the country. The company expanded to an extent of establishing their own stores. Chris later sold the fashion firm in 1998. His passion in the fashion industry was evident when he assisted his wife to create Tory Burch fashion label and he was also the co-Chairman of the organization. Chris Burch is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital which was founded in 2008 and was known as J. Christopher Capital LLC. For over 40 years Mr. Chris has been active in the business world dealing with a broad range of investments. One of the industries which Chris Burch has largely invested in the hotel and hospitality sector. He is the founder of several hotels and resorts among others: Voss Water, Faena Hotel, and Nihiwatu which is considered to be one of the largest resort and the best place to be in the world.


Chris Burch has co-founded other organizations including ED which is a lifestyle group that he has co-founded with Ellen DeGeneres. Chris was asked how and where the idea of creating his Burch Creative Capital came from and he said he is curious by nature and after realizing the gap that was there in the market he decided to establish the group to assist other investors to make it in the business world. Mr. Chris also mentioned that he does not have a typical day, he can wake up and decide to travel for business. He further said his ideas come from people. Chris Burch is a Board member of Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He was also a former President of Pierre Hotel Co-op Board.

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