An Indiana church found themselves the victims of vandals following a “resistance” event in honor of the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump taking office. While the event was certainly disappointing and frightening, the church will continue on their mission.
Unitarian Universalist Church, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, found they had been visited by vandals when parishioners began to arrive on the morning of Sunday, January 21, 2018. On the fence surrounding the church were to have filled banners that had been tied down. The language included was file and disgusting. One banner referenced the massacre that happened at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016 where 49 people were killed as well as the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas just this past year. The second banner referenced singer/songwriter Jackson Browne and included racist as well as homophobic slurs. The two banners seem to have no real connection other than Jackson Browne was scheduled to perform that same week in Orlando and Browne is known for his very progressive ideals. Unedited photos were posted to the churches social media pages and can be seen in the original Huffington Post article.
Suzan Windnagel, the first churchgoer to find the banners, immediately called 911 due to the extreme hate filled nature of the banners. Mayor John Dennis of West Lafayette responded to the incident on social media that same day saying that his community was a welcoming one and he wanted it to stay that way. He also discussed that the local police were working all angles looking for any information about the banners.
Currently, the local law enforcement is disappointed to say they have very few leads. In light of this occurrence, Orlando increased security for Browne’s performance.
Anyone can study at Nick Vertucci’s NV Real Estate Academy and make money buying and selling real estate. The young and old, male and female, high school dropouts and college grads from all parts of the country now have a simple, straightforward path that can lead them to create financial security. Nick Vertucci started the academy to help others because when he was broke and unemployed, a friend took him to a real estate seminar that changed his life. Vertucci is now a multimillionaire and is committed to giving back so others can have access to the opportunity that changed his life.
After living in his van as a young man, Nick Vertucci started a computer company reselling used computers and computer parts. After getting married, starting a family and purchasing a home, the dot.com crash left him broke and unemployed for a year and a half. He then learned how to use real estate to generate a consistent, significant cash flow. He continued to study real estate for a decade, gathering information on simple ways people can identify good properties, find sources of money to buy and repair them and locate buyers with the money to purchase them.
Nick Vertucci provided people in his Fortunes in Flipping program with the information. Countless people participated in the program and made small fortunes. But Vertucci knew that more struggling people could benefit for the information he had to share. So Nick Vertucci founded the NV Real Estate Academy. Through the academy Vertucci personally works with students to provide them with the information they need to build a successful career in real estate. He answers their questions and takes them step by step through the process of finding, buying and selling real estate and making a profit.
Whether you simply want a way to earn some extra income or are serious about a career in real estate, the NV Real Estate Academy can help. Nick Vertucci’s story is an inspiring one. Rather than take his millions and just have fun, he’s giving people the tools to make millions themselves using real estate.
A reporter has published a few connected pieces following up with workers at the Rexnord bearing plant that is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The factory was home to many works, many of whom had worked the position since they left high school. The Rexnord was a place many people found to be an opportunity to work for higher than average pay while mastering new skills there, but it was also very dangerous. Recently, Rexnord announced it was moving its factory to Mexico, meaning many people in Indianapolis would be without a job.
The story began when the reporter reached out and connected with a worker at Rexnord. She told her story of how she had found her job and it was perfect, allowing her to earn a good paycheck after escaping an abusive relationship. Then news came down that the plant was closing and moving to Mexico, what was even worse, the workers were being asked to train their replacements that were taking their jobs. Some agreed to do so. You can read about her story starting here.
Some people have now moved on since the plant closed, lucky to find work in the construction field or at other factories, though they pay was often $10 an hour less than Rexnord had paid them. Shannon, the one who reached out to the reporter first and who’s story has been told the strongest, has yet to find a new job, but due to the articles being featured in the New York Times, she has received cards, photos, messages, money and even a job offer from a wealthy reader at a hotel in Las Vegas.
This story is not unique now, and according to Emily Wornell, an assistant professor at Ball State University, after studying job loss through automation across the country, she believes that the future holds far more stories like this than ever heard before. She believes the next generation or so will witness two thirds or more of jobs becoming automated or outsourced, which means the potential job loss is astronomical. The prime example is Makuta, a company which makes small plastic bits that are used in medical devices and printers, they generally make between 150 and 200 million parts per year but only employ ten people.
The future of jobs in America is certainly scary and places like Indianapolis are mirroring what seems to have happened in Detroit less than a decade ago. While President Trump pushes his agenda and promises jobs are coming back, it seems like the wheels are in motion and this cannot be stopped. The bottom line is the most important part of business, and people are often overlooked when it comes to this. Hopefully, for those who lost their jobs at Rexnord and haven’t found more work, the tides will turn and they can find steady and gainful employment.
Viewers may be familiar with the hit series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy that originally debuted on Bravo in July of 2003. The show was all about gay men providing their tasteful input and opinions on music, fashion styles, home design, and food. Food-lovers will soon rejoice to learn that Netflix is rebooting the show in February with the adapted title of Queer Eye. The energetic trailer of the soon-to-come reboot shows Ted Allen’s former personal chef passionately explaining, “I want him to look at his diet and see the possibility of a different kind of life.” See the full trailer here.
Another tantalizing must-watch Netflix food series to come is called Ugly Delicious. David Chang, previously starring on Mind of a Chef, brings his expertise to this new Netflix documentary in which he travels the world and speaks with various experts and impactful people from different cultures about food and drink. Chang aims for the show to encourage more people to have honest, open conversations about their tastes.
While Chang hopes to encourage honesty in the food industry, no food documentary may do so more than Rotten. This show was introduced to Netflix in 2017 and is a must-see for food-lovers who are curious about the origin of their food as well as the ethical standards that go into its production. The series has 6 different installments that cover a wide variety of food-related issues.
People frequently link Lime Crime to its plentiful options in lip care items. People often associate it with hair coloring that’s suggestive of the rainbow as well. This brand tends to people with all kinds of aesthetic goals. People often reach for its Diamond Crushers. They often reach for its Matte Velvetines, too. Lime Crime produces lipsticks that are optimal for all kinds of users. Audience adore Lime Crime lipsticks. They can now even get ready to adore Lime Crime lip tints. Lime Crime is gearing up to wow the public with Plushies, a brand new offering. Plushies are lip tints that are ideal for people who perhaps want to steer clear of strong and noticeable lipsticks. People who prefer rocking lips that are more natural may be strong Plushies use candidates.
Makeup fans can use Lime Crime’s anticipated Plushies on their own. They can choose to combine them with various other Lime Crime options if they want, too. Lime Crime specializes in lip products that cover many useful bases. Plushies are available in a dizzying array of dynamic and lovely colors. These colors are called “Jam,” “Turkish Delight,” “Milk Tea,” “Grape Jelly” and “Marmalade.” There are other color options, too. People can find Plushies colors that pique their interest. If they desire, they can even blend them with other Lime Crime choices that make them feel good.
So many people enjoy Lime Crime’s luminous Diamond Crushers. Makeup enthusiasts who want to look like a million dollars often go for Diamond Crushers. These lip products are optimal for glitzy parties and events of all kinds. Names of beloved Diamond Crusher categories include “Cloud 9,” “Pink Pearl” and “Angel’s Breath.” People who want to look feminine, innocent and sweet may gravitate to Pink Pearl. Pink Pearl has an undeniably girlish appeal.
LimeCrime produces “Unicorn Lipsticks” that are ideal for folks who love lots of pigmentation. People who want their lips to look intense often can’t turn away from the Unicorn Lipstick selection. These lipsticks are partially matte as well. They boast creamy textures that are incredibly hydrating and soothing on the lips.
The United States Health Advisors (USHA) is a creation of the vision and mission of Troy McQuagge. He is also the chief executive officer and head of USHA. This organization has shown a surge as it has increased to almost ten times its initial size. Troy McQuagge took over USHA when it was in dire condition. Troy McQuagge is a leader in management, and under his aegis, the shares of USHA have risen by 1200%. USHA is a large organization and employs about 500 persons in various capacities.
Troy McQuagge UShealth graduated in legal studies from the University of Florida. He then worked with Allstate Insurance Company, where he made his mark through his hard work and commitment. The next step in his career was a big one as he rose to the post of president at University of Illinois Health – Market Division. This is where the bulk of his professional career was shaped. This was followed by Mr. McQuagge’s entry into USHA at Texas. Read more on prweb.com about Troy McQuagge US Health
The Help Other People Everyday program is a brainchild of the USHA. It was initiated in 2010 and is USHA’s proud example of a community service program. HOPE has been instrumental in providing support and aid to people in greatest need of it. An example of this is the HOPE’s massive efforts in helping those affected by Hurricane Katrina through reconstruction of their houses. This was done in conjunction with the Phoenix of New Orleans group in 2010. The next year saw the HOPE foundations endeavors to help infants through its charitable contribution to Crisis Nursery. The work of HOPE extended in 2012 when they gave away 25,000 dollars to HOPEkids Arizona, an organization that aids children suffering from cancer and life-threatening illnesses. Additionally, USHA Advisors initiated a program to provide houses for rehabilitation of war veterans.
Troy McQuagge and his entire team at USHA are motivated by their belief in giving back to society at all levels. These are the fundamental values of not only McQuagge but other senior executives of his foundation such as Travis Yoder and Bill Shelton. McQuagge and his work have established him as a leader in philanthropy. Read more on Resumonk:https://www.resumonk.com/troymcquagge
The once-dominant retail giant, Toys R Us, is cutting its loses and closing stores across the US. They’ve announced that they will close approximately 180 stores out of about 900 stores that are currently in operation.Two stores in Indiana are officially included on the list of stores that will soon shut their doors forever. They are located on 82nd Street in Indianapolis and US 31 South in Greenwood.
Before these stores close, which is expected sometime in the spring, shoppers can take advantage of major sales as the branches try to unload their inventory.
Toys R Us, a company based in Wayne, New Jersey, has been having trouble maintaining its competitive edge. In September of 2017, the company filed for bankruptcy. For the past few months, the company has been struggling to come up with a way to stay afloat. They had accumulated $5 billion in debt, and sales just couldn’t keep up with the money going out of their pockets.
Increasing competition from Amazon, Walmart, and Target has made it difficult for Toys R US to keep its top spot in the toy market. While kids still love a trip to the mega toy store, parents may prefer to shop online so they can look for the best deals. With two-day shipping and/or free store pick-up, parents were often coming out ahead by shopping with other retailers.
In the upcoming year, company leaders will try to find a way to restructure and become more competitive.
In 1986, Perry Mandera founded Custom Companies, a full-service transportation company. The company began with two trucks and now has a full line of transportation services including domestic and international airfreight, direct mail, expedited ground services, dry vans, full and partial truckloads, temperature controlled and flatbed services. Custom Companies is ISO 9001:2008 certified. They provide customized transportation services for both fortune 500 companies and smaller local companies. Perry Mandera was happy with the growth and performance of his transportation business, but he could see so many needs in the community and society at large were not being met, so he created Custom Cares Charities. In 2013, hurricanes and tornadoes devastated many areas in the United States. Custom Cares transported food, supplies and other necessities to Washington, Illinois after a tornado hit. They did the same for Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina devastated the areas. Perry Mandera sent 40 truckloads of donated and purchased supplies after Katrina hit. In 2017, Custom Companies sent truckloads full of relief supplies and they donated free trucking services to the victims of California wildfires. The Custom Cares is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. The Custom Company uses Custom Cares Charities as their philanthropic outlet (customco.com). Recently, for the Christmas holiday, Custom Companies located in Chicago, Illinois gave local residents thousands of dollars to buy gifts for the children in the hopes that the added money would help make a more fun and magical season for them. Mandera’s focus in not just on kids holiday needs, he also donates time and money to the Jesse White Tumblers. The organization gives kids healthy activities to engage in and keeps them away from the influence of drugs and crime that plagues the streets of Chicago. The students must maintain grades at a certain level and a free tutoring program is offered for those who do not meet the minimum requirements. Mandera also sponsors and coaches boxers. In the recent past, his efforts have resulted in two boxers going to the Olympics. Custom Companies is focused on helping people. It does so in many ways including hiring veterans and giving to causes that help them. Perry Mandera’s two mantras are “Make it Happen” and “Do it right the first time”. He lives it in his work, business structure and in his life.
When the Obama Administration rolled out the Affordable Care Act, part of the program was for states to expand Medicaid coverage for those who made up to 138 percent of the poverty level. In exchange for states doing this, the federal government would pick up the vast majority of the state’s additional Medicaid costs.
Many states did expand Medicaid, yet several did not and have not. One state that did expand Medicaid coverage was Indiana. Indiana did make some requirements on new Medicaid recipients. They were required to pay a small premium for the coverage. If the premium was not paid, they would be removed from the Medicaid rolls. Those who didn’t not pay for two consecutive months were locked out of the Medicaid system for a period of six months.
Since Indiana’s Medicaid expansion law has been in effect, 25,000 people have been dropped from the Medicaid program due to a failure to pay their premiums. Those who are under the poverty level don’t have their health coverage removed, but the Medicaid coverage for dental care and vision care are dropped.
Now, Indiana wants to place further restrictions on Medicaid recipients. The state wants to require all able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer for at least 20 hours each week. Those who fail to meet these requirements will be dropped from Medicaid.
Anti-poverty advocates are upset about the existing and proposed rules. They feel that dropping someone from coverage will only lead to more emergency room use. They also feel that those dropped from coverage may experience poorer health as a result of loss of care
Dr. Mark McKenna is a Georgia and Florida State Board Medical Examiner. He graduated from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Lousiana. In August of 2005, Dr. McKenna assisted with the rebuilding of homes for low-income housing for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. He relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in November of 2007 and started ShapeMed, a medical practice specializing in aesthetic and wellness. ShapeMed was sold in November of 2014 to Life Time Fitness, Dr. Mark McKenna was the National Medical Director until July of 2016, in July of 2017, he founded OVME.
OVME is a company based on aesthetic to rebuild healthcare by use of Botox to innovate the facial features. Also, typically used are medical chemical peels. They are completed particularly to enhance the skin from acne, sunburn, wrinkles, and scars. Facial redness may occur for one to two days after treatment, if a deeper peel is performed, redness could last longer. Dr. Mark McKenna is also trained in Dysport, a Galderma product, primarily used by men and women who desire to have the frown-lines between the eyebrows and forehead disappear over time, lasting up to about four months. It’s available by prescription injection and the results will remain for about three to four months.
Mr. McKenna’s also encourages patients who have the desire to lose weight. He offers the appetite suppressant Diethylpropion that combined with diet can assist patients to lose weight easily. Phentermine is also an appetite suppressant that regenerates the body’s ability and enables the patient to have a decrease in hunger. This medication should also be done with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Dr. Mark McKenna’s office does perform lab tests on the treatments used. This is to evaluate the patient’s bodily fluids and blood to determine what is normal for each patient.