There are many challenges being an openly gay human in a country where being gay is frowned upon. Gareth Henry is a Jamaican male born on August 10, 1991 in Kingston Jamaica. Gareth Henry a Jamaican male who is an athlete who plays badminton. He has competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as 2011 and 2015 American Games. Gareth Henry is openly gay also is an avid supporter for all sexual, and gays also known as a J-flag. Gareth Henry has witnessed so much tragedy in his life like when one of his friends were killed in front of his him. Gareth Henry Also experienced many uneventful and terrifying traumas and his past. In February 2007 on Valentine’s Day Henry endured a violent attack from police officers. When police officers arrived on to location they were already abusive an attack started when someone asked an officer if he was a “batty man”, so four policeman started beating him with the butt of their guns. A group of gay men were forced into the Monarch pharmacy located in Kingston Jamaica there was a massive mob chasing these men including police officers, unfortunately Henry was with the crowd and was beat badly by them. Since the attack in 2007 Henry has now fled his home country to live in Canada after he was surrounded with death threats. He was granted asylum. (unable to return home due to certain circumstances) Jamaica is a country where being/supporting gays or any form of the LGBTQ is unacceptable so whenever someone like Henry stands up the country is not very happy at all. Now in current day Henry spends any free time by saving lives in his homeland Jamaica who is apart of the LGBTQ community who are in search of freedom as well as escaping without any consequences like jail time or even death. Jamaica and 75 other caribbean countries have strict laws around consensual same-sex relationships which you will be arrested or killed even if you break these laws, and Henry is fighting extremely hard to change this.
Guilherme Paulus is the co-founder of CVC tour company in Brazil. The idea came from his partner Carlos Vicente. They met on a cruise ship where they discussed the possibility of creating a tour company that can be of great benefit to the country. Paulus had the skills needed to run the company but did not have the resources. He was aged 24 years at the time. They agreed that Vicente would provide the resources while Paulus would get the operations underway. Guilherme Paulus has not disappointed as far as this industry is concerned. He has created a business that has transcended the expectations of the people. CVC is now the largest tour company in Brazil. Paulus was working as an intern at IBM when he got this idea.
Guilherme Paulus attributes success to the passion he has for his work. He tries as much as possible to retain the top position in the country. He always looks for new ideas that he can implement and make his work better over the years. He is always out on the road talking to customers and friends to see what more can be done to make his businesses better. Apart from CVC, he owns the GJP Hotels and Resorts.
Guilherme believes that listening keenly is one of the attributes that young entrepreneurs should embrace. They should listen more what the experienced business people have to say. It is better to learn from the experienced ones than going it all alone and failing. He also advises them about following their passion. He is successful because he did the right thing- following his passion. Passion helps you to be happy with the achievements you have made. It also helps you to wake up every day and attended to your business. When you follow your passion, you will always have the edge over others.
Guilherme Paulus has helped Brazilians to recognize that domestic tourism is very important for a country. He is trying to create an avenue that will allow the country to grow through international and domestic tourism. So far, his business establishments are doing extremely well.
OSI, One of the largest food manufactures in the world, is making efforts in sustainability. Sheldon Lavin CEO Of OSI is at the front of the effort. He has invested in new technologies and strategies to decrease the companies environmental footprint will still remaining efficient. The company has opened several research and development centers to discover the best way to remain sustainable. There is a Culinary Innovation Center in America and China. There is also a separate R&D Office in Chicago.
Sheldon Lavin has also hired Nichole Johson-Hoffman as the sustainable officer a leading role at OSI. Before joining OSI Hoffman was vice president of the Global Roundtable of Sustainable Beef. GRSB was created to increase the welfare of the cows while safeguarding beef, and finding innovated and efficient ways to curtail waste.
OSI has won several awards for its mission of sustainability. They have won the Global Visionary Award, California Green Business Award, British Safety Councils Globe of Honour, and the North Americans Meat Institutions Environmental Award.
Sustainability is even more important to Sheldon Lavin now that the company is making large global strides. OSI has been growing globally since Sheldon Lavin took the CEO position in the early 80’s. In the 80’s and 90’s OSI started a series of expenses into the countries of Brazil, Austria, Mexico, Hungary, Poland and the Pacific Rim. In 1987, OSI began their business with China with a joint venture with K&K foods in Taiwan. A China-based Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in 1992 in Bejing. In the 1990s and 200s saw the company expand into Australia and India. Today OSI has over 65 facilities in 17 countries. They work with over 20,000 employees. It is ranked the 58th largest private company by Forbes.
Sheldon Lavin has a long history with OSI. In 1970, OSI then called Otto and Sons was seeking funding for expansion. Lavin played a key role in helping fund them. He also acted as a consultant for the company. In 1975 Lavin was made a partner. It was also when Otto and Suns changed to OSI. A year later McDonalds one of OSI Group’s biggest clients asked Lavin to make a full-time commitment. He became chairman and CEO of OSI that year.
Spurred by the poor returns of a stubborn bull market and instability from regulatory bodies, Whitney Tilson hosted a conference called “The Art, Pain and Opportunity of Short Selling” in New York on May 3rd through his Kase Learning. Several prominent figures in the short selling industry gave presentations in from of a live crowd at the all day conference.
One speaker was Sahm Adrangi, a key speaker and the first speaker after the opening address by Tilson. The remarks followed a breakfast for attendees.
Sahm Adrangi is head of Kerrisdale Capital, a hedge fund that manages over $150 million is assets. He is respected in the world of finance for his in-depth analysis of financial trends. Sahm Adrangi gained some fame by short selling some fraudulent Chinese companies before most in the market knew what was going on, showcasing his instincts and expertise with this profitable move.
Sahm Adrangi addressed the conference in a presentation entitled “Ad Fraud Opportunities.” It was relevant to the current financial climate as it touched on such topics as the increasing prevalence of ad fraud, ad fraud’s role in determining a companies future value as well as ways to make a profit from ad fraud.
After Sahm Adrangi were speeches and presentations by many other financial luminaries, such as Enrique Abeyta Ubillos of Project M Group, Soren Aandahl of Glaucus Investments, Mark Roberts, David Einhorn, Victoria Hart, Claire Gogel, Jon Gattman and many more. Lunch was served to the attendees, who paid between $2,000 and $4,000 a piece to attend, and there was a reception after the presentations were finished.
The political uncertainty coming from the international oil market was a major topic. With trade sanctions changing from week to week, the price of oil is very uncertain and the industry is seeing a lot more short selling activity as a result. Tesla was also discussed, a company that is extremely shorted and longed in the market due to its massive fluctuations in value.
The conference was a first of its kind for the industry. With its success more similar conferences are expected soon.
Since they started, Stream Energy has been trying to help people get the energy options they need. Stream knows they have to make a lot of decisions for their business and they always try helping people in the best way possible. Since they’ve gotten bigger as a company, they know there are things that will help them continue with their success. They also know they’ll have the chances they need to show people they’re making a difference. When they started offering positive experiences for their clients, they realized they were doing everything the right way. It was their goal to expand their business while they were also helping customers have a chance at lower energy bills. For the company to do all of this, they had to make sure they were coming up with new ideas for the industry and for the people they helped in the industry.
There were times when they had to take a step back and try different things that would help them realize they were the best in the business. Stream Energy knew what they needed to do and they continued showing people they had the best opportunities possible. As Stream Energy continued growing, they added more options to the products they had. Not only did they offer people a chance at affordable energy but they also offered them the chance to try different things that would help them see the positive part of their business.
As long as they were successful with everything they did, Stream Energy knew they had a chance at being the best in the industry. After they built their business up and continued helping other people, they realized they had to do more. They saw it as their responsibility to give back to people who didn’t have the same things they did. They started their philanthropic efforts to give other people a better chance at a more positive life. For Stream, being featured on Patch was their way of making sure they knew they were among the best in the business while they continued offering the chance to try different energy products.
David Zalik is the billionaire CEO of GreenSky Credit. He founded the company in 2006 and it is headquartered in Atlaustnta, GA. GreenSky is a financial company that gives loans to customers with good credit who wish to do things like home improvement projects and elective surgeries. Customers who wish to apply for the GreenSky Credit opportunities can do so right from their phone and receive an approval within seconds.
David Zalik is an intelligent and young entrepreneur, at only 44 years old. However, he is one leader who doesn’t like to talk to the press. In fact, he tends to decline offers to speak at conferences and he doesn’t like to receive capital that is funded publicly, until recently.
For over ten years, Zalik and GreenSky Credit have not been offered in public trading. By not going public, Zalik can refrain from having to worry about quarterly earnings and investor’s concerns and he can keep his focus on what he needs to grow the company. This is why other companies like Uber and Credit Karma also refuse to go public. Since GreenSky filed confidentially, they still have the option to not go public.
Zalik and GreenSky filed for the IPO in confidence and it is believed that their value is $5 billion and that they can raise over $1 billion. While many financial technology companies, like GreenSky, do not like to work with banks, GreenSky Credit has been operating with banks for years and it works for them. When GreenSky finds and secures a loan with a customer, their name is not on the loan and therefore, are not responsible if the customer defaults. Although GreenSky’s pay depends on how well the loan does, they are given about 1% of the balance for retrieving the customers and the loans. GreenSky has a similar relationship with contractors, but they are given 6% of the loan for the lead.
Other online lending companies who went public did not do so well, losing as much as 85%, but GreenSky’s seamless business plan should be more enticing to investors.