Whitney Wolfe Herd is the CEO and founder of Bumble: one of the fastest growing mobile dating apps on the planet. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989. She later attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she majored in International Studies. After college she began working with Chris Gulczynski on a dating app called Tinder in 2012 at the age of 22. She became the vice president of marketing for Tinder about a year later. In 2017, she married oil heir Micheal Herd in Italy.
Called the queen of dating apps, Whitney Wolfe was a successful entrepreneur. In 2014 she moved to Austin, Texas and began developing ideas for a new dating app called Bumble. Her aim was to create a safer dating experience that put women first to protect against malice behavior online. Bumble is now the fourth most popular dating app on the market. Her site has just recently developed a new feature called BFF that uses the same algorithm of the dating site, but for friendships. The app also includes a feature known as Bizz profiles for women to add resumes and work related information to find healthy, mentoring, business relationships.
— Bumble (@bumble) June 5, 2018
Recently, Whitney Wolfe has received much harassment after banning pictures of guns from her website after the tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Receiving a large amount of death threats, she eventually needed policemen stationed outside her office from the controversial decision. Her and her team later explain gun violence does not fall in line with their values nor does the showing of such weapons on Bumble.
28 year old Whitney Wolfe also travels with a bodyguard after her company was the victim of a cyber-attack last Summer. The FBI was forced to step in after her staff info was posted on a neo-Nazi website encouraging continued harassment. Whitney Wolfe believes the attack was aimed towards the feminist idealism of her website. The attack took place shortly before a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App
Illegal immigrants are known to have a hard time transitioning to American society. Some are allowed to stay, eventually becoming American citizens. Most are sent back to their home countries. Despite these stressful situations, the children of these people often go through greater turmoil. Children are often confused, unable to understand why they are being detained and treated so harshly. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
If you sympathize with these children and want to do something to benefit them, below is a list of organizations you can work with to bring positive change to these children’s lives.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
This organization understands how important children are for the future of the country, and it doesn’t matter where those children come from. Everyone has heard about Donald Trump’s eagerness to separate children form their parents; the First Lady has even spoken up about her protests of the practice.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights lobbies to stop children from being deported back to their home country. A child’s parents may be missing after crossing the border, and when they are sent back, there may be no one in their home country to take care of them.
This organization lobbies and spreads awareness of the important issue of child deportation.
The Frontera Fund
While this organization doesn’t focus 100% on children, it does have an interesting origin story.
After their multi-year journey trying to expose Joe Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, they decided to assist the primary victims of Sheriff Joe: Hispanics. Now, The Frontera Fund is one of the premier charities in Arizona, working to help immigrants.
The Frontera Fund provides educational tours via a long list of other charities. The Frontera Fund also has educational material on their web page for anyone who is interested to read. The website also features a news section that focuses on the ever changing immigration policy.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also run Front Page Confidential, an alternative newspaper that continues to expose corrupt Republican politicians.
Families for Freedom
This organization was founded back in 2002, and is based in New York. This organization is made up of people who used to be victims of the immigration process, so they know exactly what people go through who are forced into detainment. Families for Freedom intends to change laws through social awareness and lobbying.
They provide a voice for people who are ignored within American society, and they are attempting to provide better lives for families who cross the border illegally.
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The world of business has seen various transformations over years and certain pillars have been holding and giving the direction in which the business wave is to flow. When it comes to the banking field and professionalism, experienced people like Anil Chaturvedi have been on the forefront of making sure that the banking ethics are upheld.
Having been in the banking industry for more than 40 years, the renowned Anil Chaturvedi has a vast experience in private banking, investment banking and consequently commercial banking. He is a graduate of Meerut University, India with Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics. To add to his banking and economics knowledge, he went ahead and joined Delhi University in the School of Economics and received his Master’s Degree.
In his 4 decades in the banking industry, Anil Chaturvedi has served in various prestigious positions like being the Country Head at ANZ Grindlays Bank in New York City, in North America and also being the Branch Manager at the State Bank of India. Currently, he is serving as the Managing Director in the Private Banking for Hinduja Bank in Switzerland and Dominik Gyllensvard. In addition, he is the Founder and Managing Partner of Asian E-Commerce Alliance (AECAL).
AECAL primarily focuses on e-commerce where they make opportunistic investments in various sectors. Their portfolio companies are basically producers and not necessarily retailers. It controls the entire value chain of individuals and companies while mostly investing in founders who have worked and basically studied in the West but have moved back to India. AECAL educates them on pricing and branding which they have seen some improvements over time.
He has served as the Managing Director of investments at Merrill Lynch until mid-2011; he has also worked for over 18 years at BOA-ML specifically in the industrial finance. This was the largest wealth management bank in the world by the time.
Anil Chaturvedi has been focusing on Corporate Advisory branch in the banking sector where he facilitates partnerships between corporates in Europe and India. The arm facilitates mergers and acquisitions, raising capital and debt for those large projects. He is currently based in Geneva where he is working with other qualified teams of Hinduja Bank. He has brought his experience into the bank taking it to heights.
We love meat. The world consumes a massive amount of meat yearly, and every year that record is broken. Currently, there are over 7 billion of us on this planet and each and every one of us consumes around 75 lbs of meat apiece. That’s a lot of meat. Companies are struggling to keep up, and this demand is driving competition. The meat processing industry has become hyper-competitive and companies at the top of the ladder are waging war against one another to gain control of the market. Some companies are shining, other’s are not. OSI Industries is one of the companies that’s shining. OSI is shining bright.
One way that OSI is meeting the meat demand is through upgrading standing factories. In Spain, OSI Industries recently upgraded their Toledo factory to double its output of poultry products. Instead of producing 12,000 tons of chicken a year the factory produces a stunning 24,000 tons of chicken every single year now. That’s a lot of chicken. The factory also still produces pork and beef products. This gives the factory an overall production output of around 45,000 tons of chicken, pork, and beef products annually.
Also, that’s not the only factory that OSI has been upgrading. Recently, the company purchased a factory from Tyson chicken in the Chicago area for $7.4 million. This purchase gives OSI Industries another in a long line of factories in the Chicago area. Immediately after purchasing the factory, OSI had some work to do. See, the factory was producing chicken products, sure, but OSI needs a lot more than chicken if they are going to satisfy their clients. So, OSI set out to convert the factory into being able to spit out pork, beef, and OSI Industries chicken products. This gives OSI a firm leg to stand on for the aggressive needs of their clientele, which includes names such as McDonald’s and Papa Johns.
OSI leverages it’s factories production capabilities against the market’s demand. This gives them wiggle room when the demand hits heights. Of course, OSI isn’t alone. Many companies are upgrading their factories in the foodservice industry. Most of them aren’t spitting out 45,000 tons a factory, however. For that, you will need to take a look at OSI Industries.
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In a time where we flock to the theater to see our favorite superheroes take shots at the latest buddy, it’s important not to forget real heroes who put their lives on the line. Even if their life is not at risk, there are everyday heroes that deserve just as much praise, if not more. Ronald Fawlkes is one of those heroes without question.
After graduating from high school, Ronald joined the U.S. Marine Corps where served from 1989 until 1993. While serving he took part in the First Gulf War, and later completed a tour in Iraq. Like any Marine, his training was extensive, some example of which were his attendance at the U.S. Army Parachute School, Advanced Navy-Marine Corps Parachute Insignia, a course in basic engineering, Marine Combat at the Marine Corps School of Infantry in addition to a taxing seven-week long Naval Special Warfare Foundation (NSWF) combat diver school. It goes without saying, while he was enlisted he received top-notch educations and experience in the four years he served.
In Iraq, he was a DOD contractor through the U.S. Army, working with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in executing infantry operations.
When Ronald left the Marines in 1993, he became an officer for the St. Louis County Police Department, and three years later spending another ten years with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. For the tail end of his career there, he would serve in their Human Rescue Team and in 2003, was appointed Team Lead.
Years of experience on his belt, one could only imagine what someone like Robert Fawlkes does in their free time. For Robert, he spends much of his time mentoring. A big fan of the sport, he is the off ice trainer for his son’s hockey team. He has succeeded in showing kids how important it is to take care of their equipment as well as getting them fit for the ice thanks to a physical regimen he developed.
Ronald is also able to use his personal stories to illustrate to the kids that there is someone out there, many in fact, who regularly put themselves on the line. This has allowed for Ronald to built rapport with the kids, added that he is often blunt and direct because of his military background.
Family is important to him, just as much and if not more than his country. The fact that he can help his community while doing something he loves. Spending more time with his son, he is also able to help others kinds make the right decisions, and with his background, he offers an entirely different perspective than others in their lives. Ronald Fawlkes is proof you don’t have to be super strong to be a hero, but super passionate doesn’t hurt.
Kodak has been facing a lot of problems recently and their new KodakOne and KodakCoin do not appear to be what will save the company. A negative report on the future of the company and these products was recently issued by Kerrisdale Capital Management and their founder Sahm Adrangi and it has gotten a lot of attention. Sahm Adrangi has predicted the failure of companies before with a shocking degree of accuracy. He has a keen eye for spotting sketchy business practices and reading between the lines. His predictions fro Kodak Eastman Company are no different.
Kodak recently announced that they are jumping on the cryptocurrency and blockchain bandwagon and many investors jumped on the opportunity causing their stocks to skyrocket. This effect was only temporary and Kodak Eastman quickly saw their stock prices drop to very close to what they were before they had gone public with their plans. The world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is very new and misunderstood by many people, Sahm Adrangi believes Kodak is using this to get the attention and money of investors knowing that the products will not go anywhere.
Sahm Adrangi sees many problems with Kodak’s new proposed digital currency and licensing system that range from legal to technical. One of the most obvious ones appears to be with KodakCoin and the fact that photographers just do not want it. The KodakOne system is integrated with KodakCoin and will supposedly compensate the artists whose work is being used unlicensed with their KodakCoin cryptocurrency and it’s not very likely that many people will be interested in this form of payment. Besides this problem, there appear to be many technological roadblocks that will come up while these products are being developed and Sahm Adrangi doesn’t think it is very likely that Kodak will be able to release a working version of these products as promised. One of the most concerning issues behind KodakCoin and KodakOne is the business practices that have been taking place both within Kodak and their partner company for the products Wenn Digital.
The Better Business Bureaus prestigious Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is only awarded to businesses that show the highest levels of ethical practice and actively appreciate and contribute to the people living in their communities, as well as their own employees.
Aloha Construction was presented with the award for the year 2017 and it was certainly well earned. Since the founding of Aloha Construction in 2008, they have completed over 20,000 roofing jobs. They go above and beyond for their customers by offering free roof inspections, 10 year craftmenship warrenties, finace options, and excellent customer service. In addition to looking out for their customers, Aloha Construction gained recognition for the way they treat their employees. This includes a yearly all expense paid trip to Maui, Hawaii for the staff and their families. The CEO for Aloha Construction, Dave Farbaky, has said that the staff are more like a family.
The award winning company also takes an active role in bettering their community. They have sponsored numerous local youth athletic teams as well as being well known contributors and supporters of the Bloomington, Illinois Boys and Girls Club. Their support and donations to numerous organizations dedicated to serving those in need, including donating to an organization that sponsors Christmas shopping sprees for children in need, has helped touch the lives of many members or their community, regardless if their customers or not.
The award was presented at a luncheon ceremony, that took place in November of 2017,and was awarded to only nine businesses. It took meeting strict criteria to even be considered for the award and then it’s turned over to a panel of 15 judges to narrow down and decide which businesses deserved to win the award. Aloha Construction is a family owned and community oriented business, making it one of the top contenders for the honor. Farbaky stated that they will continue forward with their goal and continue the same ethics and activities that led to this recognition.
There are things in life that people are passionate about, and they will put their life and blood in it. It’s hard to argue with these people because it’s almost like their souls are what’s pushing them in, and not just their bodies. That’s how much passion they have.
Two of the examples of these passionate people are Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, who right now are facing some of the most challenging and stirring events in their life, and a cause of this event is the pardon of the President Donald Trump for Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is Maricopa County’s Former Sheriff.
The History of the Tragedy
We may be able to start the story of how Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey first had to encounter this interesting legal case by going back to July of last year, which is the conviction of Joe Arpaio. The conviction came from the fact that Joe Arpaio didn’t follow the court procedures sanctioned by a federal judge, thereby accusing him of contempt. This contempt of court sprang from the 2007 Racial Profiling case that was filed against Joe Arpaio for the illegal arrest that he has done for the two journalists in the middle of the night. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://releasefact.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-continue-fight-for-latino-rights-after-pardoning-of-joe-arpaio/
We should also remember that this illegal arrest happened when one night Sheriff Joe Arpaio went inside the houses of the two journalists and illegally arrested them, thereby causing a lot of intrusion to the journalists’ human and civil rights. There was also enough evidence to show that the Sheriff only did this because he was suspecting two journalists of doing illegal activities, most specifically those involving promotion of immigration rights.
The Brutal Injustices
It may also be a bit relevant to say here that Joe Arpaio was also accused of a lot of heinous illegal acts, ranging from beating deaths to suicides of inmates under his term. According to an article from Phoenix New Times, Joe Arpaio was also accused of diverting the funds that he held, about more than $100 million in total jail funds. There are also hundreds of sex crime cases under his name, which involved children and whose investigations were botched because of poor investigations.
However, Joe was pardoned by the President himself, sparing him the punishment. Asked for a comment about the recent pardon of the president of the former sheriff, Larkin just said that Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio’s partnership is “a marriage of two corrupt individuals.”
Lacey is pretty stern in claiming that the Sheriff was advising torture and racism in his position as a former sheriff. He’s also blatantly strong in his accusation that the former sheriff had a long list of grim deaths and corpses under his name while he was operating the jail.
About Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
A result of the settlement of the case involving Joe Arpaio is a $3M settlement, which is now used by Lacey and Larkin to build the Frontera Fund, a non-profit that helps push for immigration rights. Lacey and Larkin aim to let the non-profit they started help make sure that each police officer should be held liable for their crimes.