Despite the fact that countries like the United States have legalized gay marriage, member of the LGBT community is still fighting for basic human rights and their lives in Jamaica. In 2007, badminton player and activist Gareth Henry was brutally beaten in front of 200 people by law enforcement officers. This incident that took place at a pharmacy in Kingston made international headlines and had people around the world asking how this could happen.
In 2008, Gareth Henry fled Jamaica to seen refuge in Canada after he continued to receive death threats. Thankfully, the J-Flag leader was granted asylum and able to keep himself safe. His experiences as a gay man in Jamaica have led him to take his fight for the rights of his community to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
13 of Gareth Henry’s friends were murdered while he was with the J-Flag organization for only 4 years. During this time, Gareth Henry was the one to identify the bodies of many of his fallen friends. In fact, he took on his position in the organization after his predecessor was murdered for his sexuality.
The incident at the pharmacy was not the only time that Gareth Henry had been physically attacked by the police. It happened 2 other times besides the attack that made international headlines. The police became abusive towards Gareth Henry as soon as they arrived despite being called to protect them. He stated that the officers used their guns to beat him.
To serve his community, he used to provide homeless gay men with a place to stay in his own home. He would frequently see officers threatening to kill him outside of his window. With everything that had happened to himself and his friends, he found himself wondering if he would survive the next time it happened.
Thankfully, Henry was able to escape from the country before being killed. The same cannot be said for the men who do not have the same opportunities and support system for Henry. He believes that the government of Jamaica should be accountable for the actions of the police.
For the billionaire father of two, the life of his children has been completely different from what he experienced. His was one full of uncertainty, and this was evident when he learned that despite having harbored a dream to study medicine at University his parents would not afford to take him there. Guilherme Paulus promised himself that he would work as hard as he could and ensure his life turned out better than most thought possible. Today, Forbes lists his wealth at an estimated 1.1 billion dollars, which has been acquired mainly through his two companies, i.e., CVC and GJP. Both these companies trace their roots in tourism and have been successful in part due to the continued growth of the industry. Guilherme Paulus has however been instrumental to this growth as he was at the helm of each at the pick of their growth. For CVC his input was basically the key ingredient that spurred its success. Find out more about Paulus at terra.com
After his partner sold him his stake, Guilherme Paulus took it upon himself to overcome the challenges then and continue to build his dream. He was able to overcome and build a company that he recently sold a 63 percent stake for around 420 million dollars. This would give him enough capital to inject into his other business the GJP network, which owns a chain of 19 hotels across the country. Being a serial entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus is a busy man, and it was thus worth recognizing his preference at the just concluded Top seller event. He was there to speak on entrepreneurship. It was during his presentation that he fondly recalled his journey and struggles as he tried to get CVC off the ground. His attitude at the time was optimism and despite the numerous setbacks, he never once closed shop. CVC would later start experiencing some level of success, and it is that success that has made it Latin America’s biggest tour operator.
For Guilherme Paulus it important for aspiring entrepreneurs to understand that it takes time and money to build a successful venture. For him, patience and persistence are key to any entrepreneurial endeavor.
Surf Air was founded in June of 2013, and celebrates its fifth year anniversary this year. The company serves many destination cities in California. The company headquarters are located in Santa Monica.
As another added benefit to its members, Surf Air will now offer more flight packages throughout the summer. It was started as an anniversary special and a celebration of summer. The company has teamed up with All Roads North, a provider of curated weekend vacation packages, and many new packages have been added to the company’s trip schedule. Additionally, they have just expanded into Texas with the purchase of RISE, a travel provider that is located in the state. The transaction was finalized in June, 2018.
Members can now also enjoy membership with the FoundersCard that offers a host of membership privileges and discounts. Additionally, some Surf Air members now have access to The Private Suite at Los Angeles Airport. This is a new service to passengers that provides stress free, no line services at the airport. The concept of the company was uniquely created by its founders, and the firm has grown rapidly as a result. Membership is based on an “all you can fly” concept with the payment of a monthly fee. The one amount that members pay per month offers unlimited vacation package flights. There is a choice of membership levels that includes preferred and premium.
The Surf Air Experiences are an affordable and creative way for members to make the most of their weekends. Among the many California cities that the company serves, the list includes Palm Springs, Napa, Carlsbad, San Jose, Burbank, Monterey, and more. Surf Air continues to enhance the benefits of membership as a thank you to its loyal customers.
Charlamagne Tha God recently discusses his second book “shook one: Anxiety playing tricks on me.” Speaking with HBCU 468’s Bill Rhoden, Charlamagne Tha God talked of his vulnerable side and the struggles he underwent with his post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety and the reasons why he decided to go to therapy. As he puts it, the title of the book is in respect to the song “shook ones” by Mobb Deep. Talking about the song, he said that the song is about not being soft or in other word shook, but as he realized, he is a shook one. Charlamagne Tha God said that the things he earlier did, he did thinking that he was fearless, but according to him, the truth of the matter is that he did them out of fear. As he explains it, most of his worries were as a result of the many fights he has been involved in, his being attacked as well as the racism he faced.
When it comes to the rest of the title “Anxiety playing tricks on me” was a shoutout to Geto Boys’ song called mind playing tricks on me. As Charlamagne explained, the song’s lyrics are about the nervousness. The breakfast club star in the book talks about his Blacknoid state which is a term he came up with for being black as well as paranoid. As he explains this state, Charlamagne said that there are a lot of anxieties that come with being Blacknoid. After realizing the problem he was in, Charlagmane Tha God who was39 years old by then decided to go to therapy. He says that the treatment together with his faith helped him to come into terms with a lot of fears and past issues he ignored.
Charlamagne Tha God was born Lenard Larry McKelvey and is a radio presenter and also a television personality. Charlamagne is the co-host of the American syndicated radio show called “The Breakfast Club.” He is a VJ in “The Week in Jams” alongside Sofi Green and DJ Envy. Charlamagne Tha God in 2015 started hosting the MTV2 show known as “Uncommon Sense.”
Wes Edens began his vocation with California Savings and Loan before doing short stretches at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. In 1987, he joined hands with Lehman Brothers where he served as Partner and Managing Director in the mortgage trading sector until 1993. He later joined BlackRock the same year where he also served in the same position in the firm’s affiliate (BlackRock Financial Management). In the associate, he started BlackRock Asset Investors: his first private equity fund. In 1997, he joined hands with UBS and worked as the Managing Director of its affiliate.
In May 2009, Edens received the honor as a Recognized Business Professional by Oregon State University. Edens enjoys different hobbies, and one of them is mountain climbing. He managed to climb Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland; and Pingora and Grand Teton Peaks in Wyoming. He possesses ice axes marked by well-known climbers Reinhold Messner and Sir Edmund Hillary; and still, he has the dreams of climbing Mount Everest. He is a man full of generosity and has given more than $2.7 million to different educational establishments and NGOs. Edens fills in as a Trustee at the Chinook Charitable Trust and primarily gives to health, art related and educational causes. His lifetime giving surpasses $2.7 million.
On February 9, 2007, Fortress Investment Group under his leadership started operating on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm that runs both private-equity investments and hedge funds was part of the phenomenal rush of cash bringing forth more money, and to individuals who dealt with others’ fortunes made much more noteworthy fortunes for themselves.
Edens, the C.E.O., is a cerebral, exceptional, and private wunderkind who built his reputation at Lehman Brothers and a fortune for his company purchasing resources from the Resolution Trust Corporation. He partnered with Lehman when he was scarcely past 30.
Edens is the chairman of Nationstar Mortgage, previously in the past known as Centex Home Equity Company, LLC. The subprime home value mortgage-lender was obtained in 2006 by Fortress for $575 million. Edens style of investment was portrayed in 2007 The Wall Street Journal as a professional and investor who built his skills on creative financing, contrarian bets and having ability for building a business from investments.
Jason Hope is an entrepreneur from Scottsdale, Arizona who strives to make a change in the world. He was born in Tempe, Arizona and went to college in his home state years later. At Arizona State University Mr. Hope was able to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Finance. The university has an extension program called W. P. Carey School of Business where Jason Hope was able to get his Master of Business Administration degree. With a clear understanding and passion for technology he set forth to be a prominent player in the world of the IoT, or Internet of Things. This is how devices are all interconnected to each other and the internet. They are also referred to as smart devices. Being an advocate for the internet of things is going to play a huge role in modern society. Read his article on Daily Forex Report to find out more.
Jason Hope also wants to encourage young entrepreneurs to actually turn their great technological inventions into reality. He has a website that carefully picks out ideas of young entrepreneurs and helps fund them and turn them into reality. Jason Hope even gives grants to some entrepreneurs to get them going. Looking back on his own journey as a youth Jason would advise himself to look at the bigger picture and not get caught up on the very small details. The young entrepreneur would get burnt out because he was stressing about little things that did not matter. He does it differently nowadays and takes baby steps while keeping his eye on the prize, or big goal.
Mr. Hope is also passionate about the anti-aging field and how it will positively impact people in the future. When it comes to organizations and foundations Jason is particularly passionate about is the SENS Foundation. Founded in 2009 by Dr. Aubrey de Grey, the foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on research and education of anti-aging. They take a unique approach to aging by prevention, not just treating age related diseases as the come with no cure. Jason Hope donated $500,000 dollars to the foundation to further research into this important matter that every human experiences. Visit: https://www.theinternetofthings.eu/jason-hope
Robert Deignan can easily be considered a 21st century entrepreneur. He is presently Co-Founder and CEO of ATS Digital Services. A company that specializes in remote technological trouble shooting methods. His drive can be seen in his early years as he went to Purdue University on a football scholarship. He has always keep those football roots in mind as he built up ATS Digital Services. Robert Deignan’s career spanned several years before reaching this point.
Theconcept for ATS Digital Service would be born during his ventures at his prior workplace. It was a Anti-Malware Software Company that fixed issues the client brought in. The company began having issues with installing their software on computers due to malware blocking it. Robert Deignan came up with an invented solution of remotely removing the malware and putting in their software. This was inspiration for his future business. Robert Deignan and his business partner realized this was a win-win for consumer satisfaction and proving top quality service.
Running a business can be time consuming, difficult, but extremely rewarding. Robert Deignan begins each day with a workout and relaxing outdoors. He finds this method to be the best at generating ideas. Once he gets to work for the day, Robert Deignan tests his ideas in a spreadsheet to see if it has any merit. The entire process is trial and error based, until the desired outcome is meet. As the owner of an electronic based business, the prospect of more homes carries wireless technology is excites. That means his industry only has room to grow for the foreseeable future.
Robert Deignan is a man who has used modern technology to base his career around. An unlikely event at his previous workplace changed the course of his forever. He current helps clients of all background with their personal technology. As long as computer remain vital to daily functions, so will the means to attack into systems remain a threat. The work will never run dry, and the client base will only expand. Robert Deignan has a very bright future.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: Brazil after the financial crisis.
Brazil as a nation has always been on the losing end in its economic struggle with the enormous gap between the rich and the poor continuously becoming vast. Luiz Carlos Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi who is a Brazilian national with a specific skill set that enables him to prosper in finance says that his country is far from enjoying the benefits of its recently revived economy. He endeavours to help his home nation to get back to the previous time from where it came from. This remark was projected at the World Economic Forum for Latin America which was conducted in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Trabuco further concluded that the positive economic growth the country has experienced in the recent months is typical of any country which has suffered financial struggle for a great deal of time. Read more at agenciacma.com to know more.
He further emphasises the fact that the country will not grow any more unless it curbs the problems that had led to its financial constraints. For the nation to forge ahead into a prosperous financial future, the government would have to consider effective resolutions to the problems that had caused the economic crisis. This phenomenon he named “the chicken flight” which meant the country re everting to its initial position. His advice to his country was to adopt reforms that would counter the underlying issues. Such changes include monitoring government expenditure about the nation’s growth. Failure to put these measures in place would lead to solvency which would mean that the government could not sustain its economy.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi who is stepping down as the CEO of the Bradesco to be replaced by Octavio Junior. Bradesco currently controls around 1 trillion dollars in assets, and this makes it be one of the largest banking institutions in Brazil. Trabuco significant role in the country was to handle the shifting hold of the country’s economy on the financial asset base. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi would be remembered for his remarks and contribution to the struggle to stabilise Brazil’s economy. The bank had reformed its policies to allow Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi to serve as the chair of the managing and executive board. This was after the untimely demise of his would be successor Marco Antonio Rossi.
It is hard to be one of the largest companies in the world and try to do something in secret. That is why Amazon did not get away with it for long when they applied for licenses to start selling pharmaceuticals on the Internet in some states. It was noticed and picked up almost immediately by the financial news media in particular. They wanted to note this because they knew that people would be interested, and they simply wanted to put it out there that Amazon had these kinds of plans.
Drew Madden read these stories of Amazon moving into CVS territory just like the rest of us. He decided that it was a very interesting thread to follow, and he wanted to make sure that he kept up with the story as it progressed. At this point, it has progressed.
CVS was one of the first companies that felt the sting of Amazon possibly coming into their market. While they could have easily sat around and licked their wounds so to speak, that is not what they decided to do. Instead, they went ahead and took some proactive steps to make sure their business model would be secure.
The first thing that they did was purchase the healthcare insurance giant Aetna in order to consolidate business. After that, they started to make promises. The first promise was guaranteed next-day delivery on many of the items they sell in their online stores. The next thing was that they would build out many more MinuteClinic locations in their physical stores in the United States. Both of those transformations are underway now. As you can see, CVS was not ready to just accept its fate and go quietly into the night. Instead, they have done a masterful job of making the most of the hand they were dealt. That is all that you can do when something like this happens if you want to stay around. Clearly, CVS wants to remain around for the long-haul. They may have just created the road map for other companies that come under the wrath of Amazon in the future.
Cryptocurrency is creating an atmosphere in the way people trust others and will be a vehicle of inspiration for traders on the market. The value of trading goods will no longer be concentrated on the utility of the middleman but on the goods traded or the system that makes the trades. It is said that the internet democratized the way information is received; in a similar way, cryptocurrency will remove the distrust of foreign elements to the integrity of a pure system can produce. Cryptocurrency, says Ian King, will bring new inspiration to the market value of goods traded. It will shed light on the way the goods can be manipulated when the system is centralized. It will be closer to a pure trading mechanism. Every transaction will be documented for exact accountability and traceability.
Just as before the internet there was only one way in which new information could come about and that was thru the big institutions of learning and the holder of knowledge. Now, anyone can enter new knowledge and make it readily available from their own designated and registered site. According to Ian King, Cryptocurrency will “inspire cooperation.” Read more articles by Ian King at Investopedia.
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Ian King sees major differences between the traditional system of trading and new advantages offered by cryptocurrency and the age of the digital wallet. Cryptocurrencies are highly volatile and the crypto traders and investors are used to a market that moves between 10% and 50%. On the other hand, there is the stock market which stays at a steady pace and at times seemingly secure at high points.
Crypto traders, because of the decentralization of prepared funds, can make transactions at lightning speeds without the unnecessary intermediaries. Crypto investing, according to Ian King, has made it possible for traders to invest in early stage growth where traditionally was closed toonly venture and specially cleared capitalist investors.
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Ian King is a cryptocurrency trader and specialist who is also an expert consultant for Banyan Hill Publishing, since 2017. King is often called upon to speak on cryptocurrency markets at conferences and workshops.He is the senior editor for Banyan Hill Crypto Profit Trader where he showcases his three-part investment strategies. Crypto Profit Trader helps Investors move forward in the burgeoning crypto market.