Business Wire is detailing an interview with Joseph Bismark, the co-founding director with the multi level marketing giant QI who I’ve written about before. In the interview the Singapore based businessperson explains his deep lobe of meditation, yoga and exercise, which he uses in a bid to keep himself mentally and physically at his best. Bismark has become a major force within QI and is known for the encouragement he provides for his employees, a fact he explains is due to his deeply held spiritual convictions.
There are very few businesspeople in the world who have the background of Joseph Bismark, whose education took a far less traditional approach than those of his peers and colleagues. Bismark decided at an early age he would spend a large amount of time at a local monastery in his native Philippines to complete his spiritual training, a form of training that has allowed Bismark to make sure his own experiences are shaped over time to become reflected in his treatment of others throughout the QI Group. Bismark has enjoyed his current directors role within the QI group since 2008 and is a consistent supporter of the RHYTHM foundation the company operates to aid those who are seeking assistance with their education.
Joseph Bismark is a firm believer in maintaining an active and healthy body to keep his min as active as possible. To maintain his own levels of fitness Bismark remains as active as possible with his own option of using weekly workouts involving planned routines and kettle balls to stay as healthy as possible. Bismark is also well known for being an advocate of the use of technology in both his business and personal life. An avid cyclist, he uses apps to measure his progress and distance traveled on each ride.
Alongside the use of technology to track his fitness levels, Bismark has also recently incorporated the use of apps to allow him to record his favorite mantras for his periods of meditation. Meditation and yoga play a large role in the life of Bismark and he recommends reading the Anatomy of Yoga book for all those who are interested in becoming experts in these ancient techniques. The commitment to help others Joseph Bismark has maintained throughout his life also sees him work as a yoga instructor in Singapore, which also gives him the chance to continue learning as much as possible about the process of yoga and meditation as possible.
It’s not even 2016. Not by my calendar, at least. Yet, I’m already confused by the upcoming presidential campaign and the current candidates who are bidding and bartering for one of the most powerful positions in the world. Start with Donald Trump’s often offensive yet forthright tactics, front-runner Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and Bernie Sanders’ surprising grassroots-takeover, then add to the mix an oversized potluck of other POTUS suitors – and well, getting overwhelmed is no difficult task. Throw in some intense local issues that affect my county, city and state, and I am honestly conflicted about the choices I will make come voting season.
It was during my scouring for updated information about Bernie Sanders’ political views that I was humbly reminded of something that is so easy to forget, but so critical to remember – I am allowed to vote. I am allowed to make choices and then cast those choices into the multitude with others’ decisions; male and female voices alike. CNN’s news site informed me that this week, in the year 2015, women can register to vote for the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia.
Although I haven’t been naive nor blind to the plight women in other countries experience, it’s regrettably simple to become numb to their oppression; however, I’m delighted to finally read about a definite win for women’s rights globally. It’s just one step, I know; for the women in Saudi Arabia who do vote, their choices will only be reflected at the municipal level and will have no affect on the exclusive laws and rulings that are handed down by the country’s monarchy. I’m not unaware. As an anonymous Saudi Arabian woman said in CNN’s article, “This is just a small part of women’s rights, participating in the municipal elections, and possibly women can perform even better than men.” I agree, and I wholeheartedly hope that the Sunni Islam practicing country will in time allow female citizens to share their voices and have an expanded role in Saudi society.
As Human Rights Watch’s article mentions, women in Saudi Arabia having this new opportunity to vote is a start. A start, after all, is always better than staying stuck in a stagnant and unjust history.
HIV has become a major issue for many people today. Not just on a national level, but on an international level. The UN set out the heft mission of ending aids fifteen years ago in 2000. Just in the last July report, UNAIDS has announced that they had already reached their goal of getting the treatment to help 30 million people. More details about the treatment and what it how it has improved the community can be read about here.
Although the treatment has definitely been more successful in some parts than other parts, the treatment has been overall quite successful. The goal it has reached so far was estimated to be reached in another nine months. With this continued rate of success, the epidemic of AIDs is estimated to be over by 2030, according to the UNAIDs team.
With the removal of AIDs in our society, we can not only have a healthier society but also not have to worry so much. So much money goes into medication and treatment of AIDs with no real cure. Now, we can not only get rid of the virus but make the lives of those affected so much easier. Many people who are affected do not have the means to afford the medication and treatment that is used to lessen the effects of HIV. Most people either spend large sums of money to make life easier or die from the virus. With this treatment, people do not have to spend so much and can have an easier life overall.
The best part about this whole treatment from the UNAIDs is that they are giving people in places who do not have the same medical technology an opportunity to benefit. Not only is HIV treatment expensive in many of these places but often the treatment is just unavailable because their medical system is not the same. Now, they have an opportunity to have access to Western healthcare. 15 million people who previously would not have been helped and left to suffer have now become successful stories. 15 million people on this world that we all share. The results from this treatment show it is effective and show that is has been a great investment, not just for now but for later generations.
Here are some more details about the logistics behind the treatment and how what its impact actually means for the world at large.
The news doesn’t always have to be bad. Evidence of positive news can be difficult to find, but there is plenty of it out there. Recently, I read an amazing piece at dailygood that inspired me to write a recap of the story.
Bill Strickland presented a TED talk recently, entitled “rebuilding a neighborhood with beauty, dignity and hope.” His message was clearly one of hope and filled with positive spirit. As the title suggests, the story he told was of redemption, both personal and community wide. Mr. Strickland began life in a rough neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He explained that during his high school years he was introduced to art, as a form of expression. In a public school art class he first saw clay taking shape and was mesmerized. The idea that the world of possibilities can be limitless took shape.
The same art teacher who showed him the world of art took another step and introduced him to college. The teacher took Mr. Strickland to The University of Pittsburgh and helped him become a probationary college student. Today Bill Strickland is a trustee of University of Pittsburgh and has become an inspiration to countless kids who come from tough neighborhoods. His message is, “don’t give up on the poor kids because you never know what’s going to happen to those children in life.”
Perhaps the crowning achievement of Mr. Strickland, so far, is the Bidwell Training Center. The center is located in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and provides a new start to people who need job training. Mr. Strickland explains that Pittsburgh was once a major producer of steel, but the industry has long since moved away from the area. The economic toll on the community was devastating and many people were left trained for work that was no longer available. Since that time new workers have also entered the depressed employment marketplace and find it difficult to find any job that will provide them with training. The Bidwell Training Center aims to provide relief to families in this area by providing skills that are in demand in the current employment market.
Mr. Strickland went on to discuss his work for the poor and how his message has spread to other communities. His work now echoes throughout the country. I hope that it continues spreading for years to come.
Space might not be as big as some people imagined as NASA has released some of the new images it has received from the New Horizons mission. The mission took a trip to see what Pluto looks like. Pluto was designated as no longer being a planet not long ago, so why is NASA so interested in what it looks like now? Some of the pictures and the information that has been received is quite startling. There appear to be ice mountains on Pluto as well as craters and a distinct appearance to one side.
If there are ice mountains, then that would suggest that there is water on Pluto. If there isn’t water now, then there would have had to be water at some point in order to make the ice on the mountains. Since there is ice, there could be some kind of plant or even animal that could live on Pluto. There are some suggestions that Pluto could become a planet once again but listed as a dwarf planet because of it’s size. Sometimes, the best things come in small packages, and this might be proven with Pluto. Some of the information retrieved on the mission indicates that there could be some kind of volcanic activity. It’s not clear as to whether there is still activity, but if there were once volcanoes, then it could indicate that other activity could have been on the planet as well.
One of the interesting things that the mission has discovered is that the surface seems young. There are no craters as a result of an impact. There is one picture that has been circulating on the internet of a large area on Pluto that looks like a crater, but it also makes the planet seem rather technical. Perhaps there is more to this small ball than what scientists originally thought.
In May 65% Of Republican Said Trump Was Not The Man. Now 60% Of Republicans Say He Is The Man For The Job
Donald Trump didn’t get where he is in life by being stupid. He may make stupid remarks, but underneath that cunning and cagey persona is a very smart man. When Trump announced his candidacy, most people thought he was a joke, but when he opened his mouth and told the world that illegal immigration was destroying our social structure, it was game on. Let’s face it. Trump knew what he was doing. He had to get attention, and the only way to do that was to be controversial. He had to upset the status quo in the Republican Party. He had to make sure that his message would resonate with conservatives, and he was successful.
Trump is Wharton School of Business billionaire that knows the game of politics. He amassed a fortune by manipulating New York City politicians. He used those political pawns as a backdrop for his real estate ventures. He turned one of America’s hobbies into a money making empire. His golf courses are the playgrounds of the rich, the famous and our politicians. Trump studied our civil servants, and knows they are pawns too. He studied our political system, which has turned to super-rich mush thanks to the same tactics he used in New York City. Money buys power, and a lot of money get things done. Trump is a master at getting things done, and getting what he wants.
So it’s not surprising that Trump is leading in recent polls. He’s a risk taker. He gave up a few million in business ventures to make his political debut an event to remember. He bet that Republican conservatives would hear his message and stand behind him, and that is exactly what is happening. Trump is now the darling of conservative Republicans. He’s the guy that is not afraid to shake things up, and show the bigotry that exists within the Republican Party. Most of the other Republican candidates denounced Trump’s characterization of Mexico and Mexicans. They had no choice. They had to fight even though they agreed with him wholeheartedly, or partially. The candidates confirmed what we already know. Double standards rule in politics.
Trump’s success is simple. He is giving the establishment the finger. Trump is using his vocal Trumpisms to expose candidates they say one thing and do another. But that’s not how he plays the game. He will do what he says, and that will eventually cost him the Republican approval he enjoys now.
When that happens, Trump could have another celebrity card up his sleeve. He could change his tune and run as an independent. He may not win, but he will certainly act as a spoiler that could cost Republicans the race. Who knows, maybe Trump will add a lot more confusion to the race. He could single-handedly hand the White House over to Bernie Sanders. That may be the best or the worst thing Trump has ever done. That opinion depends on what side of the political fence you paint.