Nepal’s Ambitious Snow Leopard Protection Plan
Posted on : 02-14-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Linking the health of the snow leopard population with the health of the environment, Nepal’s Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, announced a multi-country conservation agreement that sets aggressive and measurable goals for the protection of this endangered species. This landmark legislation, created under the auspices of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP), includes all twelve of the countries that contain snow leopard ranges.   Nepal has been a forerunner in the snow leopard conservation effort. The country has already invested in satellite tracking of snow leopards. There…
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Fine Dining Restaurant Serves Up Second Chance to Ex-Cons
Posted on : 02-13-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
It’s hard for ex-cons to find a second chance in life. With a criminal record and limited education, there aren’t many jobs available. In Cleveland, Ohio, one restaurant is working to change that.   Edwins is a French restaurant that delivers a fine dining experience to diners. Its staff recommend wine pairings and serve classic French dishes. Few visitors realize that the restaurant is primarily staffed by former offenders, but more than  200 ex-cons  have been trained at Edwins in the past three years.   Owner Brandon Chrostowski has his…
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Family Bond Reunites and Supports Five Siblings in a US Nursing Home
Posted on : 02-12-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The special family bond between Mallia siblings couldn't be broken. It survived the normal separations when the girls of the family got married. It endured the troubles of running a family business and didn't die out when some of the 11 siblings moved away. "It was our family's enduring bond that inspired five of the remaining siblings to move to the same nursing home," the eldest sibling was heard to say when interviewed by US Today.   This special bond helps the siblings see to medical needs and keep spirits…
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The Great Minds behind the Barre Code
Posted on : 02-11-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The Barre Code is a women’s fitness franchise that was founded by Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin. The two are best friends and both of them have always been passionate about fitness. They are both certified fitness professionals and are therefore very good at their job. Lorenz and Chernin combined their life savings and opened up their first studio in Chicago in 2010. The duo was offering something unique and that is what made The Barre Code stand out from other gyms and fitness centers. They combined strength training, cardio…
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Successful Entrepreneur Gives Back
Posted on : 02-10-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Nigerian entrepreneur Tony Elumelu will be giving away thousands of dollars to Africans starting new businesses. His mission is no less than improving the entire African continent and overhauling its image in the eyes of the rest of the world. He started providing assistance to various businesses across Africa in 2015 and plans to give away up to 100 million dollars by the time the project is done.   The application process is simple, and there are only a few criteria applicants much meet to be considered for assistance. A…
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