Wohoo!!! According to the New York Times, January 29, 2018 Wahoo will no longer be representing the Cleveland Indians as of the 2019 season. The move seems to come as cultural pressure sees the representation of Native Americans in less than favorable light. This “according to Major League Baseball, which said the popular symbol was no longer appropriate for use on the field.” It is a positive move on the behalf of major league baseball. It shows a move by society as a whole to respect each other’s differences as well as cultural representations. Chief Wahoo was first introduced as a symbol for the Cleveland Indians in 1948. Paul Dolan, Cleveland’s chairman and chief executive was said to be pressured by the Commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred.
Support for this move has been coming from college and professional teams as they find ways to respect the cultural diversity brought by Native Americans. St. John’s University Redmen, for example, changed to the Red Storm in 1994, and the University of North Dakota, changed from the Fighting Sioux, to the Fighting Hawks in 2015.
Other sports teams including the Washington Redskins are standing firm and not changing their names citing tradition. The tomahawk chop is a gesture still used by fans in the stands of the Atlanta Braves watching the game. While this shows that there are still those that cite their sports traditions to explain why they are slow to change, it is a hopeful sign towards the understanding of diversity to see the Cleveland Indians embrace the need for change in a multicultural America.

Ted Bauman has always been interested in the way the economy moves. He has followed a number of currencies throughout his life. This is part of the reason he purchased iShares MSCI South African ETF recently. He thinks these shares are going to be doing quite well in the future. Bauman has been a fixture of South Africa for some time though this was not always the case. Ted actually moved to South Africa about 25 years ago. He was actually born in Washington DC though raised in Maryland. There is no doubt that his heart is American, but it seems that South Africa offered him a home.

Ted Bauman came to South Africa to attend the University of Cape Town. The experience was exciting, and it offered him a cultural shock that has helped propel him forward in ways that he never could have predicted. It was at this university where he earned a number of postgraduate degrees including one in Economics. His interest in economics was obvious before he even set eyes on this particular degree, but earning it helped solidify what would later become his career.

Bauman, after graduating, did what came natural to him as he began to hold positions in non-profit organizations. At some of these organizations, he learned how to lead in executive positions. One thing that truly put him on the map as an economic expert was the way he handled low-cost housing projects. Bauman actually served as the fund manager of these projects where he helped raise enough money to assist millions of people. The fund was called the “Slum Dwellers International,” and it was a fund that helped people in more than 30 countries. Learn more about Ted Bauman  for more info

Ted Bauman has noticed that the country where he came from has been mismanaged for some time. This is part of the reason he believes this is the right time to suggest that people get into EMs. Ted himself has been making money by following a market that seems to be going through a very interesting time, partly because of his home country’s decision to vote in a tumultuous leader as its president. These times give EMs or emerging markets the opportunity to thrive. This is not to say that every single one is going to make it, but the chances are better for them at this time. He was one of the people who paid attention to the S&P 500 last year and how it rose more than 20 percent because of EMs. This is something that Bauman believes is going to happen once again in 2018. Of course, no one can predict to what degree, but he is confident enough to put his money where his mouth is. Check on this link:http://thesovereigninvestor.com/precisionprofits/ted-bauman/

Researchers at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska, have discovered some interesting DNA inside the corpse of a native baby who died about 11,500 years ago. According to the researchers, and their research partners in Copenhagen, Denmark, this DNA represents the first solid evidence of a people who have only existed in theory until now.

The ancient infant was found unexpectedly in 2010 at a site called the “Upward River Sun”. A 3-year old child and another infant were found in the same place, but no viable DNA was found in these bodies. The second infant, however, did contain a complete sample of DNA. Local natives have named this child “Xach’itee’aanenh T’eede Gaay”, which means “sunrise girl-child”.

Most historians and archaeologists believe that the various Native American tribes are descended from tribes of Asians who crossed the Bering Strait, populating Alaska before spreading out across North and South America. Researchers have observed that there are certain cultural and physical differences between North American natives and South American natives. Logically, they assumed that there must have been a genealogical split at some point in the past. That theory has now been proven correct, as the Alaskan baby possesses the DNA of the original tribes who first crossed the land bridge and settled in Alaska.

These tribes are referred to as “Beringians”. They are believed to have begun branching off from the Asian race about 36,000 years ago. About 25,000 years ago, they became genetically cut off from all other populations as a result of their migration to an uninhabited continent. Researchers still do not know exactly when the Beringians split into two distinct groups, but thanks to this amazing discovery, the Bering Strait theory is a theory no longer.

For several years, Native Americans have protested the Cleveland Indians’ use of a mascot called Chief Wahoo. This mascot was depicted as a Native American with a very wide grin showing his teeth. Many viewed it as a cartoonish depiction that belittled Native Americans and their culture.

Under pressure from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Cleveland Indians have announced that they will eliminate the use of the Chief Wahoo image from their uniforms, banners and from the field beginning in 2019. After that time, fans can buy items at the stadium that still contain the image, but no items with the Chief Wahoo image will be offered from Major League Baseball.

The announcement by the Cleveland Indians is just the latest in a growing trend of sports teams who are ceasing the use of Native American names and imagery for their teams. In 2015, the University of North Dakota changed its name from the Fighting Sioux to the Fighting Hawks. St. John’s University has changed its name from the Redmen to the Red Storm.

Native Americans are calling on other sports teams to change their names and mascots. Many would like to see the Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves change their names. There is great pressure on the Washington Redskins of the National Football League to change their name. However, Washington has consistently resisted every effort to change its name or its logo.

For years, Native Americans have been frustrated over the commercial use of symbols and references to their cultures. Many teams and organizations have dropped their references to Native American cultures. The next team on the list to do this will be the Cleveland Indians.

The Cleveland Indians is a baseball team that is based in Cleveland, Ohio. They use a cartoonish picture of Chief Wahoo’s face as their logo. This has been their logo since 1948 when it first appeared on the team’s uniforms.

Over the past several decades, Native American groups have fought against the use of Chief Wahoo’s face to no avail. Finally, what the Native Americans wanted is coming to fruition. Fans of the Cleveland Indians may not be happy, because they have grown attached to the logo. Some people also claim that using Chief Wahoo’s face as a logo honors Native Americans.

The chief executive and chairman of the team, Paul Dolan, decided to make the name change after being pressured by Rob Manfried, the commissioner of baseball. These men understand both sides of the debate, though they both agree that Chief Wahoo’s face is not appropriate for “on field use” anymore. The goal of this decision is to embrace diversity and the inclusion of all peoples. The team will stop using Chief Wahoo’s face in 2019.

The executive director of the American Indian Movement, Philip Yenyo, is applauding this decision for being ethically correct, though he is bummed out that the decision won’t take effect for a year.

There are a number of film festivals that are showing films portraying the Native American experience, made by Native Americans.

The Vision Maker’s Media Festival

The Vision Maker’s Media Festival will be held in Nebraska in April. The opening night of the event will be Friday, April 20th, 2018, at 7:30 pm. It can be found in the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, which is located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The one being held this year in 2018 is the seventh biennial festival. “We Are All Related” is the theme of this event. “We Are All Related” is an expression commonly used in the Lakota culture which refers to how they see the relationships between each other and the rest of the world.

There are four new films that are currently available from Vision Maker Media: Lake of Betrayal, Metal Road, We Breathe Again and Mayors of Shiprock.

There will be two hour long episodes of Growing Native, a documentary series of how Native Americans are going back to traditional ways to make their health better.

The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival happened from January 18th, 2018 to January 28th, 2018, in Park City, Utah. Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, premiered at this festival. The film was about the Native American occupation of Standing Rock in 2016. Militarized police, activists and environmentalists gathered by the thousands to protest the construction of the Dakota pipeline. Their concern was that the pipeline was going to bring pollution to their lands.

Profits Unlimited is one of the most growing newsletters in the investment industry with 60,000 subscribers. The newsletter was founded by Paul Mampilly to provide advice to stock market investors on the most-appropriate times to invest and withdraw from the market. Paul founded the newspaper after retiring from Wall Street and joined Banyan Hill Publishing with an intention to help every individual rather than the rich only. He currently serves as the company’s Senior Editor.

Every month, the subscribers of Profits Unlimited are mailed the eight-page newsletter which also displays updates of about 2 stocks. The subscribers can also track stocks’ progress every week through Mampilly’s website. To allow his subscribers do business with him, Paul permits them to open accounts and buy stocks by themselves.

Reviews from clients display their contentment to Mampilly’s recommendations. One of his clients expresses his satisfaction saying that the investments recommended by Mampilly were doing well. He added that Paul’s advice has enabled him to receive the highest profit ever since he ventured into the stock market. Besides Profits Unlimited, Mampilly is also the founder of True Momentum and Extreme Fortunes newspapers.

Paul Mampilly holds a BBA in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from Montclair State University and Fordham Gabelli School of Business respectively. In 1993, he joined Bankers Trust Company where he worked with the Senior Portfolio Manager to handle high net worth customers. In 1995, he took over the Portfolio Manager position which he served until 1998.

Mampilly has also served at ING Funds as Senior Research Analyst. In 2006, Paul joined Kinetics Asset Management as the Senior Portfolio Manager. During this period, he helped the company increase its assets to $25 billion causing the company to be named among the World’s Best Hedge Funds by Barron’s.

In 2011, he left Kinetics Asset Management and joined Common Sense Publishing as an analyst and editor where he offered investment advice to four newsletters. Paul has also served at Agora Financial and FDA Trader as author and analyst respectively. In 2013, he launched Capuchin Consulting, a platform enabling investors to earn profits from their businesses.

Paul Mampilly has also invested in some businesses which he received substantial gain including Sarepta Therapeutics and Netflix. Due to his contributions to the industry Mampilly has received numerous awards such as the Templeton Foundation. He is also featured on several TV broadcasts including Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News, and CNBC. Mampilly believes that an ideal business model is the one that prioritizes the client over oneself. This is because it enables you to set a firm foundation for the future.

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Troy McQuagge started off his career more than 30 years ago and has amassed a large reputation in the industry today, especially through his latest efforts at USHEALTH Group. Troy joined the team at USHEALTH back in 2010 when the company was a little bit of a rocky place. Since then. the company has grown a great deal and had a positive impact on the community through Troy’s program, H.O.P.E. Troy McQuagge US Health started up the H.O.P.E. initiative shortly after becoming president of USHEALTH Group’s subsidiary known as USHEALTH Advisors. Alongside his current CEO position at USHEALTH Group, Troy is also a part of several other corporations through standing board positions as well as ownership.

The USHEALTH Group has been given several awards over the past decade, especially once Troy took over leadership of the company and set new standards for its direction. They even managed to earn the Stevie Award for their services and overall insurance sales over the year of 2007.

Since starting up the H.O.P.E. program, USHEALTH Group has become a powerful advocate for giving back to the community and has been affecting businesses and communities at large to follow in the same footsteps through other philanthropic programs. The first step for H.O.P.E. was getting involved in the rebuilding of New Orleans alongside Pheonix for New Orleans, a group dedicated to providing disaster relief to the region. The USHEALTH Group dedicated hundreds of hours to the rebuilding of the community over the course of 2010. The very next year, H.O.P.E. went to help the communities in Pheonix and Scottsdale by donated supplies to the Crisis Nursery. Thousands of dollars in food, clothes, baby food, and more was donated to the nursery to aid the families that are in need.

After H.O.P.E. was successfully aiding people around the country, Troy was able to start up another branch of the initiative known as HOPE Kids Arizona, which was focused on aided children with illnesses, disabilities, and life-threatening conditions. As a non-profit support program for the community, the lives of many children were touched and improved through HOPE Kids. Not only is Troy and avid philanthropist at heart, but he believes it is the best way to run a business as well.

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Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike star in the recently released Western film “Hostiles”. The movie details a U.S. Cavalry officer who is forced to escort an ailing Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their homeland in Montana in the late 1800s. Along their journey, they discover a lone woman whose family was brutally murdered by the Comanche Native Americans.

The world premiere of the film was in September 2017 at the Telluride Film Festival. The film was previewed at the Toronto Film Festival the following week. “Hostiles” was screened as a limited release in the U.S. beginning on December 17, 2017 and was expanded to wide release on January 26, 2018.

The film has been regarded as an accurate portrayal of the brutality as well as the humanity of the Native American culture. The story is a reminder of the genocide of the Native American tribes during this time in history and how the onset of the Industrial Revolution forced people off of their native lands. Although the choice of the title “Hostiles” might lead some to believe that the film is a representation of the manner in which the U.S. government treated the Native American people, the film’s underlying message is that everyone is a hostile in some way. Through its plot and emotional performances, the film explores both sides of the conflict and aims to be a snapshot of America during the late 1800s.

The planned closure of an Arizona coal plant has local Native Americans worried about their economic future. The Navajo Generating Station near the tiny town of Page, Arizona, is a major source of jobs and incomes for the Navajo tribe.

Even though it will probably take years for the coal plant to be decommissioned, tribal members are scrambling for something to replace the revenue it represents. In this remote desert region of Arizona, little else in the way of jobs or economic infrastructure exists.

Even with the coal plant, the Navajo Nation is struggling with a 42% poverty rate. That’s the worst of all 50 states for a Native American group. Navajo people are unemployed at four times the rate of the average Arizonan. Just 1 in 5 Navajo residents hold a full-time job.

Many Navajo tribal members will soon be faced with extremely difficult choices. Do they move away from their ancestral home to find jobs? Do they scramble to bring in alternative sources of income in the uncertain years left in the life of the Navajo Generating Station?

One possibility being floated is that Navajo Nation concentrate on tourism. That’s what the small community of Moab, Utah, did a generation ago when that community also experienced economic hardship after uranium mining ceased to be the primary source of jobs.

But building a tourist destination takes time – certainly years – so it’s an option that won’t solve the short-term crisis sure to be created by the closure of the coal plant.