APSCA revokes Membership of Leverage Limited

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) announced today that it has revoked the membership of Leverage Limited.

APSCA determined that Leverage’s conduct related to the improper copying and distribution of APSCA’s certification exam questions violated Sections 1.1. (Accountability) and 2.3 (Integrity Management) of APSCA's Code and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code). After a thorough investigation by an outside firm, the decision to revoke Leverage’s membership was made by the APSCA Disciplinary Board for Member Firms, made up of experienced professionals who are independent of any APSCA Member Firm. Upon appeal, the decision was affirmed by APSCA’s Executive Board on February 17, 2021. All proceedings were conducted in accordance with APSCA’s Disciplinary Framework and Procedures, which are publicly available at https://www.theapsca.org/ethics-integrity.

Although APSCA has, on several occasions in the past, revoked the membership of individual member auditors, this is the first time APSCA has revoked the membership of a member firm following disciplinary proceedings.

APSCA’s President and CEO, Rona Starr stated that “APSCA exists to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits. The imposition of disciplinary sanctions on individual auditors and members firms who violate our professional standards is not taken lightly and is an important component of our efforts to achieve these goals for the social compliance industry.”

For further information, please refer to the APSCA website at www.theapsca.org or contact Rona Starr at rona.starr@theapsca.org.

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Why Vegan Claims Must Be Audited to be Certified

BeVeg International vegan certification firm requires audits up to global food safety standards.

BeVeg International vegan certification firm requires audits up to global food safety standards.

BeVeg Vegan Certification: globally accredited vegan trademark

BeVeg Vegan Certification: globally accredited vegan trademark

Vegan claims without physical audits lack integrity, as you cannot hold the supply chain and manufacturing processes accountable with just a paperwork review.

Vegan Certification standards with compulsory audits hold businesses accountable to a higher standard of food safety and cleanliness, and unify vegan claim expectations.”

— Carissa Kranz, Esq., BeVeg Founder & CEO

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vegan claims without audits are wishy washy and lack integrity. There is simply no way to hold the supply chain and factory manufacturing processes accountable to vegan ideals with just a paperwork review process. Audits are needed to ensure vegan claim integrity and supply chain accountability. It ensures proper chain of custody, training, and traceability controls are in place to keep the vegan claims honest.

Auditing the supply chain, ingredients, storage, preparation, purchasing controls, equipment, hygiene, and educating staff in all roles associated with these stages ensures food is safe for animal allergen sufferers and untainted for vegans (and other vegetarian, faith-based related diets which avoid animal products). Auditing also reduces the risk of animal contamination, which is the cause of many zoonotic diseases and product recalls. Auditing moves the needle for animal lovers who wish to affect the supply chain and keep the industry accountable to conscious compassionate consumerism.

“It’s not just about the final BeVeg certified vegan finished product. It’s about keeping the entire supply chain accountable and re-sourcing ingredients as necessary to keep and put pressure on those lower on the supply chain to also consider certification for cruelty-free efforts. Much of the problem is innocent ignorance in the general population of allergies, vegans and even food safety. It is not just common sense, it is not taught in schools,” says Heather Landex, BeVeg Chief Compliance Advisor & Food Safety Auditor.

Auditing keeps businesses honest. It ensures businesses care and maintain a commitment to vegan standards. It has policies and procedures in place to ensure they cannot cheat. It forces them to become educated on what vegan is so the concept is respected, just like kosher, gluten-free, and non-gmo.

“Unfortunately, the nature of the industry causes high staff turnover on the factory level. That means standards slip with a change of staff or a weakness in vegan training standards. The lack of awareness means there is also a low demand for guarantees regarding contamination. That is why standards must be in place and penned into operating procedures,” says Carissa Kranz, BeVeg CEO, attorney founder and vegan from birth. “A vegan trademark means nothing without accredited standards.”

“BeVeg has a global awareness training program for auditors and factories. This is essential to ensure education and respect at the factory or facility level. Let’s face it: most facilities are shared and there is plenty of cross-contamination. All auditors know this. The consumer is very much unaware of what we see during our audits,” says Landex. “That is why vegan certification cannot be considered real unless there is a facility audit that requires vegan education and vegan controls in place as standard protocol.”

The BeVeg vegan standard requires traceability controls, food defense, and separation of vegan products from animal products during the packaging, mixing, un-packaging, storage, and production to ensure no animal contamination or residue. “This is not just about being cruelty-free, this is about food safety, which is mainstream. The world needs to care, especially during and after a pandemic,” says attorney Kranz.

Clear vegan labelling on products and clear designation of vegan product storage, equipment, utensils with specific protocols surrounding PPE (protective clothing: gloves, aprons etc), procedures (such use of color-coded chopping boards), excellent communication (from internal audits to staff on floor to supervisors), understanding of training by staff are all standards that must be checked and assessed in an audit.

“While an audit is a snap-shot, there are tell-tale signs when an element of the system is not working or broken. Audits also lift standards as it motivates a “have to” rather than “should do” attitude, says Landex.

"Vegan Certification standards with compulsory audits hold businesses accountable to a higher standard of food safety and cleanliness, and unify vegan claim expectations," says attorney Kranz. "The bottom line: vegan claims demand respect when quality management systems are forced to pen vegan awareness and controls into their other accredited and audited procedures."

In the end, it’s all about consumer demand. As the consumer gets educated on how vegan is not respected in the supply chain, Kranz hopes the supply chain will become accountable. "That’s their end user and they do not want to lose brand trust or loyalty as the consumer gets a glimpse into what’s really happening behind closed doors,” says attorney Kranz.

BeVeg International is an ISO 17065 accredited vegan standard that was accredited by the National Accreditation Center as a Conformity Assessment Program drafted in accordance with ISO 17067. The BeVeg vegan standard is being adopted by global auditing bodies who are already carrying out other food safety and quality management audits. All auditors must be trained and considered competent on the BeVeg vegan technical standard. If you have a vegan product/service you wish to get officially certified vegan, you can apply at www.BeVeg.com and an auditor or global certification body will be assigned to your file.

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Chile Vegan Burger Company Certifies Vegan with BeVeg

Chile Vegan Burger Company -- Katana Vegana -- Certifies Vegan with BeVeg

Chile Vegan Burger Company — Katana Vegana — Certifies Vegan with BeVeg

BeVeg Vegan Certification, a Global Trademark

BeVeg Vegan Certification, a Global Trademark

Katana Vegana, is the first food company in Chile to have gained the global BeVeg vegan certification.

It is a great step for our company to have obtained the prestigious vegan certification stamp of approval with BeVeg. We are very committed to transparency of process and products”

— Elo & Trini Katana Vegana Founders

CHILE, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Katana Vegana, is the first food company in Chile to have gained the BeVeg vegan certification. The Chilean brand has a wide variety of gourmet flavors of readymade frozen vegan burgers.

“It is a great step for our company to have obtained the prestigious vegan certification stamp of approval with BeVeg. We are very committed to transparency of process and products. We carefully selected all of our raw materials, so our customers can be 100% certain they are consuming a food free from animal contamination", says Elo & Trini Katana Vegana Founders in a statement.

Katana Vegana burgers are high in protein and quinoa based. Quinoa is considered a superfood with a high protein content. Other plant ingredients include legumes, vegetables and seeds. The brand boasts no additives or preservatives.

Katana Vegana is available online at www.katanavegana.cl, in stores and on Instagram (@ katana.vegana). The global vegan trademark by BeVeg is proudly placed on top of all packaging and boxes.

BeVeg is the global leader for vegan certification. BeVeg audits the supply chain and facility processes and procedures to ensure the absence of cross-contamination. Katana Vegana is proudly made at a dedicated vegan facility where the policies and procedures are confirmed to have separate equipment, utensils, storage, and waste management controls in place to ensure vegan quality assurance and BeVeg vegan claim integrity.

BeVeg is the first and only accredited vegan standard in the world. BeVeg has achieved ISO 17065 for it’s vegan certification standard for products and services. BeVeg was accredited by the National Accreditation Center, who has confirmed BeVeg has built a conformity assessment program in alignment with ISO 17067, which global certification bodies may use and follow in a valiant effort to standardize global vegan claims.

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Founder and CEO of Vavoom Brand Luke Battiloro Discusses Overcoming Challenges with Invest Courier

Luke Battiloro

Luke Battiloro

Luke Battiloro, Founder and CEO of Vavoom

Luke Battiloro, Founder and CEO of Vavoom

Exclusive interview with Invest Courier discusses Vavoom’s success

UTAH, USA, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Founder and CEO of Vavoom Luke Battiloro knows how to build a successful e-commerce business, having built several successful companies before Vavoom. Battiloro started his career as an entrepreneur with health supplements before investing in CBD. In a recent interview with Invest Courier, a news source offering curated business news and investing tips, Battiloro discussed his unconventional strategy for growing Vavoom.

As one of the first entrepreneurs to break into Vavoom’s unique category, Battiloro has seen extensive growth over the last few years. In his exclusive interview with Feed Voice, Battiloro discussed Neuro hacking and how it has allowed him to overcome challenges in both his personal and professional life.

"Neuro-hacking is the term that I use to describe the training I do for my mind. It’s a pretty broad term, in that sense, but earlier, I was mostly referring to ‘hacking’ into my brain’s stress-response (or the flight-or-fight response, as it’s more often called.) To put it more simply, I want to be able to tap into that reaction that happens when you get yourself into high-stress situations. The one that prompts your body to respond or move in some way — you either stop, fight, or you run away," Battiloro said.

But, with experience in growing several successful businesses, Battiloro discussed how to apply Neuro hacking to break barriers in the business industry.
“As an entrepreneur, you have to be open to new things, to innovation. It was exactly because I was willing to push this part of myself that I found my solution for getting Vavoom out there," Battiloro said. “I knew that we had to do something new in order to break through and succeed in the industry. So, we pushed Vavoom directly to consumers and sold it exclusively online. It’s kind of wild and kind of scary, it’s definitely new and never been done before too. But it’s exactly what we needed in order to put our name out there and see the level of success that we did."

Vavoom has overcome the challenges of building a successful business and rising to the top of a $30 billion industry. "We don't want to be just another brand. We thrive on exclusivity and instant brand awareness at the most exciting places around the world," said Battiloro. "Our packaging is instantly recognizable, and people will know they're in the right place for an incredible night when they find us on the top shelf."

About Luke Battiloro
Luke Battiloro is the founder and CEO of Vavoom, whose signature glass container is handcrafted in Milan, Italy, and evokes the figure of a beautiful, young woman stretching skyward. Vavoom aims to bring its Italian influences and benchmark values of beauty and art to life at each step in the design and production process. Additionally, through doing so, Vavoom hopes this product can do more, empowering women around the world to live their lives to their fullest. Battiloro is passionate about every side of the business, from production to engineering, software, technology, design, creativity, and philanthropy. He is involved every step of the way.

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Best hairspray for men by Da'Dude Surpasses 550 Reviews on Amazon.co.uk

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Da’Hair Spray

Best mens hairspray

best mens hairspray

Best hairspray for men Amazon

Amazon UK reviews

Best hairspray for men Da’Hair Spray from Da’Dude has gained an average 4.4 rating on Amazon UK after 550 reviews.

I'm writing this review as after years of monkeying around with different hair products, I think I have found the right one for me”

— Amazon customer Gee S

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Da’Hair Spray has reached a significant milestone with over 550 customer reviews on Amazon UK. The Da’Dude product has garnered a significant rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Most customers are delighted with the hair spray and continue to make Da'Dude a popular brand for men.

Da’Hair Spray keeps men’s hair in place all day due to its firm hold. Hairstyles can stand up to wind and even rain. Yet the spray doesn’t give a stiff or unnatural look. The hair isn’t limp either. It’s just perfectly styled all day. Da’Hair Spray provides a matte finish and leaves no residues on the hair.

This hair spray for men has a mild, zesty smell. It’s easy to remove at the end of the day with a brush or a wash. It offers great value for money. A few short sprays provide long-lasting results. The spray comes in a large 400ML bottle, this large size, gives more value to customers by lasting longer than cheaper brands.

Da’Hair Spray in the UK can be purchased on this link https://www.amazon.co.uk/DaDude-Hair-Spray-Men-Hairspray/dp/B00U6MROMO

Da’Dude who manufactures this hairspray is a family-owned manufacturer of men’s hair care products. They pride themselves on high-quality products and exceptional customer service. Visit their shop or learn more by clicking on https://www.dailymoss.com/how-to-use-hairspray-a-guide-for-men-by-dadude/

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Talk Show Host “ANNE ELIZABETH SMART CONSERVATIVE" Takes CPAC by Storm on her Conservative Commandos Radio Network Show

Conservative Tv and Radio host Anne Elizabeth becomes media darling of CPAC

lets redefine the Republican Party, out with the old , in with the new””

— Anne Elizabeth Talk Show Host

ORLANDO, FL, USA, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Anne Elizabeth, Conservative TV Talk Show host of her ANNE ELIZABETH SMART CONSERVATIVE which currently airs on Roku TV, FB, INSTA and twitter nationally, is causing a stir at CPAC in Orlando Fl.

Some of the GOP’s biggest stars are talking to Anne on her Conservative Commandos radio network show live from CPAC and letting her know they love her show!

Anne said “ I am super excited to be here interviewing some of the biggest names in the conservative world, lets redefine the Republican Party, out with the old , in with the new”

ANNE is keeping her listeners and viewers up to date on breaking news from CPAC

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Quick Quack Car Wash Celebrates Grand Opening of Elk Grove Location in Logan with Fundraiser and Free Car Washes

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Free Vacuums for Customers

Free Vacuums for Customers

Award-winning Car Wash Chain to Hold Special Fundraiser on Mar 1 and Free Washes from Mar 3 through Mar 14

We are humbled and grateful to be able to continue to grow during these challenges times as well as being able to change lives for the better”

— Jason Johnson, CEO

ELK GROVE, CA, USA, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Quick Quack Car Wash, the largest and fastest-growing car wash chain in California, is giving away their best “Lucky Duck” car wash to every customer for 12 days to celebrate the opening of a new location serving Elk Grove and surrounding areas. The free car wash days begin on March 3rd and run through March 14th and are only available at the new location. Quick Quack will also be awarding prizes of “Free Car Washes for a Year” to five lucky customers during the first hour of the Grand Opening on March 3rd. Quick Quack Car Wash is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The new car wash is located at 9670 Calvine Road and is the second Quick Quack Car Wash location in Elk Grove. It will be the 25th Quick Quack location in the greater Sacramento area. Several additional Quick Quack Car Wash locations are already under construction and scheduled to open next month.

In conjunction with the Grand Opening, Quick Quack will also hold a special fundraiser on Monday, March 1st from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit a local Elk Grove family with two children experiencing serious medical conditions. During the fundraiser, customers will be able to preview the car wash prior to the Grand Opening and receive the Best, or “Lucky Duck” Wash, for free. Quick Quack will be matching donations made by customers during that time.

“Elk Grove will continue to be a special place for Quick Quack, and we are excited to expand our presence in this community,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of Quick Quack Car Wash. “We are humbled and grateful to be able to continue to grow during these challenges times as well as being able to change lives for the better.”

Quick Quack Car Wash frequently sponsors local events and athletic programs, including facilitating and contributing to community groups’ fundraising efforts. Quick Quack is regularly named the favorite or best car wash in the areas where it operates and has been recognized for sustainable business practices and water conservation.

In addition to a big yellow duck named Quackals, Quick Quack Car Wash is best known for its free vacuums and “wash-all-you-want” unlimited car wash memberships starting at only $19.99 per month.

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Quick Quack Car Wash operates more than 120 locations in California, Utah, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado. The Quick Quack Car Wash concept grew from a desire to get cars clean using the best technology and to do it extremely fast and fun. The high-quality and environmentally friendly car washing system uses neoprene foam, soft cloth and filtered, recycled water. The customer stays in their vehicle while being automatically guided through the car wash where the vehicle is soaked, soaped, washed, polished, rinsed with spot-free water, and dried, all in a matter of minutes. More information is available online at www.DontDriveDirty.com.

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Five Breathtaking Villas with Stunning Views in Award-Winning Exuma Bahamas Resort to Auction via Concierge Auctions

Luxury villas in award-winning Bahamas resort

Luxury villas in award-winning Bahamas resort

Fully appointed gourmet kitchens with designer appliances

Fully appointed gourmet kitchens with designer appliances

Master suite with marble vanity and whirlpool spa

Master suite with marble vanity and whirlpool spa

Offset balconies offering privacy and stunning views

Offset balconies offering privacy and stunning views

Stunning views of the golf course or tropical gardens

Stunning views of the golf course or tropical gardens

Five villas with ocean or golf course views in award-winning Exuma Bahamas resort goes to Auction via Concierge Auctions with Tanya Manos of Realty with T.

By watching the successful auction of the Grand Isle Resort Penthouse, I knew going to auction was the best option to have a rewarding outcome for these villas.”

— Michael Cartwright, the seller

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Villas 1612, 1613, 1614, 1622 & 1623, are the ideal way to enjoy the AAA Four Diamond award winning resort of Grand Isle, which will auction next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Tanya Manos of Realty with T. These villas are selling $250K Reserve each, or $1.25M Reserve for all five units. Bidding is scheduled to be held on March 26–31 via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

“There is nothing comparable in Exuma, Bahamas to this luxurious lifestyle that living in the Grand Isle Resort offers. From the close proximity to the golf course to the crystal clear beach, owning one or more of these villas is a once in a lifetime opportunity. By watching the successful auction of the Grand Isle Resort Penthouse, I knew going to auction was the best option to have a rewarding outcome for these villas,” stated the seller, Michael Cartwright.

These picture-perfect single-story villas are filled with pristine detailing. From the natural stone floors below to the over nine feet ceilings above, the West Indies-style finishes throughout reinforce the luxury and convenience that Grand Isle Resort offers. The fully appointed gourmet kitchen with its designer appliances, custom-fitted solid granite countertops and breakfast bar offer a place to gather rivaled only by the extensive golf course or garden-view terrace just steps away. Retire to the master suite, with its marble vanity and whirlpool spa. Explore the stone pathways that lead from your front door through manicured gardens to miles of white sand beachfront along Emerald Bay Beach. Grand Isle Resort sets a platinum standard for luxurious relaxation.

“I am looking forward to working with Concierge Auctions again after our previous success in the Grand Isle Resort this past January. From their robust database, to their award winning marketing team, I know together we will establish a competitive auction for our client,” stated listing agent, Tanya Manos.

Located on Great Exuma, Grand Isle Resort is just steps away from Emerald Bay with its blue waters and ivory sand. Emerald Bay is filled with million-dollar mansion estates, a yacht marina, shops, and restaurants. The care and quality of the villas itself are reflected in the resort surrounding them. The resort’s Marina at Emerald Bay is the ultimate yachting destination. Enjoy the 18-hole championship golf course, the longest course in the Caribbean. Great Exuma is home to dozens of famous beaches, including Grand Isle’s Emerald Bay Beach. The resort offers snorkeling and swimming with Grand Exuma’s vibrant marine life, including sea turtles and famous swimming pigs. With the Exuma International Airport just fifteen minutes away, stay connected with the outside world with regular scheduled flights to Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto and more, as well as inter-island flights within the Bahamas.

Grand Isle Resort and Residence, Units 1612, 1613, 1614, 1622 & 1623, are available for showings by appointment only.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

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Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction firm with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. The firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind properties with the most high-net-worth property connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers gain unmatched reach, speed, and certainty. Buyers get incredible deals. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. Since its inception in 2008, Concierge Auctions has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and grown its activity in 44 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and has contributed more than 300 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home is funded for a family in need. For more information visit ConciergeAuctions.com.

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Understanding The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

FLORIDA, USA, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ​Now that you have found the one for you and decided it’s time to propose, it's time to get informed. We are here to help you find the perfect diamond engagement ring for the perfect person. Think of diamonds as a symbolic representation of your love for her, so when you’re deciding on a diamond engagement ring, we must make sure that every aspect fits her needs.

In this article, we will guide you through the different aspects of buying the perfect diamond engagement ring, making you more confident when the time comes to get on one knee.

​First, we must get a general understanding of diamonds and the vocabulary that comes along with choosing them. Diamonds are classified and organized by what is known by the 4 C’s: Cut, Carat, Clarity, and Color.

Cut – This is the shape and the symmetry of that center diamond. We measure this by understanding that “sparkle” in the diamond and categorizing the different shaped diamonds. The better the cut, the more the diamond will shine. No matter if the shape is round, emerald, or pear-shaped, the more precise the cut, the better it shines on her finger.

Carat – Commonly confused with Karat (K) which is a measurement for gold, Carat (Ct.) is defined as the weight of the diamond. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams (comparable to the size of ibuprofen). The heavier the stone, the higher its value. But this doesn’t always mean larger diamonds are better than smaller ones.

Clarity – Clarity is a factor that can either make or break the diamond on an engagement ring. Clarity is defined as the measure of the imperfections inside of the diamonds. Since diamonds are natural stones that have been deposited from the Earth as early as 900 million years ago, we assume most diamonds will have some imperfections within the facets of the diamond.

Diamond Engagement rings must have very good clarity. Unlike diamond stud earrings, engagement ring diamonds are often observed up close as people bring the hand up to the light to see them. Meaning, if a diamond engagement ring has a very bad clarity, the imperfections can be observed even with a naken eye. The closer the diamond is to having no imperfections, the more valuable it is considered.

Color – The perfect diamond is considered one that obtains no tint or color, like a drop of water. The clearer the stone, the higher the quality. Colored diamonds are often considered less valuable.
But, in recent years its become popular for consumers to lean towards accessorizing their Diamond Engagement Rings with colored diamonds. It is essential to know what she’s interested in. Will she appreciate colored stones or is she a classic diamond ring type of girl?

Most people can not look into a diamond and classify these four Cs. It is also hard to go into a jewelry store and trust them to grade the stone themselves, especially if the ring is an estate piece. So it is essential to check if the seller has a verification process from a third-party gen laboratory that can confirm the information that you are being sold.

One of the most reliable sources of information on diamonds and other precious stones comes from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a non-profit organization. The GIA verification is the highest level certification in the Nation, as they do not sell products but only grade them and track their origin. So when deciding where to buy, make sure you make ask if they have a stone certification process.

As noted earlier, diamonds have been around for close to a billion years on Earth, and there is no such thing as two identical natural diamonds. The number of miles these diamonds have crossed to get to her finger makes the story even better.

This is where estate diamond rings can play an important role when deciding to buy. Like new cars, engagement rings at retail stores lose their value the second they step outside the shop. So when your budget is set, you must make a decision whether or not you want the ring to be new or estate. A new ring may seem like the better option but with an estate ring, you are getting a greater value.

Now that we have the basics down about diamonds, we will focus on the different questions you must ask before purchasing a ring. What kind of setting will she like? Is she allergic to any metal? Will she want yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, or sterling silver setting?

Does she want a minimalist style ring with only a center stone? Will she want accent diamonds or diamonds all around the band? These are all questions you will be asked by an engagement ring concierge, so make sure you come in prepared!

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Ohio Citizen Proposes Uighur Genocide Stamp to Sen. Sherrod Brown

U.S.P.S. Postage Stamp

Stamp would publicize mass campaign of genocide, rape, and cultural destruction by China against Muslim minority.

CLEVELAND, OH, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An Ohio citizen has sent a proposal to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp protesting the ongoing genocide that the government of China is enacting against the minority Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province of that country.

China is being accused of incarcerating and “re-educating” millions of ethic Uighurs (Uyghurs) in concentration camps in the Western province, forcing millions into slave labor; enacting a campaign of mass rape, forced sterilization and abortion; creating a surveillance state where Uighurs are tracked and photographed 24-hours a day; and eradicating the Uighur culture by persecuting its intellectuals, bulldozing its mosques, and preventing the practice of the Muslim religion.

Although Congress has passed measures in protest of this genocide, and both the Pope and the Dalai Lama have condemned it, nothing seems to be able to stop the Chinese from their campaign of genocide –which, despite massive evidence, they deny.

“The only thing left is for U.S. consumers to organize en masse and refuse to buy Chinese-made products in protest, and this effort could best be kicked off by the creation of a Uighur stamp,” said Jeff Barge, president of Cleveland-based communications firm Lucky Star Communications, who came up with the idea. “That would be the only thing China would be truly afraid of.”

According to reports, it is Chinese President XI Jinping personally who is organizing this genocide and mass rape.

“According to articles in the New York Post, Pres. Joe Biden has no plans to make any moves to stop this genocide, and considers it to be a “normal” practice of Chinese society,” said Barge.

“We have stamps representing everything from Scooby Doo to snowflakes, why not one to protect the Uighurs from extermination?”

According to a study by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute entitled "Uyghurs for Sale," at least 83 countries from around the world have been using Uighur slave labor to produce products they sell in Western countries. Those include Nike, Adidas, Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Cisco, FILA, Gap, General Motors, H&M, Haier, Hart Schaffner Marx, Jaquar, L.L. Bean, LaCoste, Land Rover, Tommy Hilfiger, Uniglo, Victoria’s Secret, Volkswagen, Zara and Zegna.

Shamefully, both Coca Cola and Apple have lobbied the U.S. Congress against a bill protecting the Uighurs. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has also kowtowed to the Uighur genocide campaign in return for market access.

Sen. Brown has previously expressed his horror at the actions of the Chinese. In a letter he sent to Barge in 2019, he wrote:

Dear Mr. Barge:

Thank you for your letter concerning human rights violations against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. I appreciate hearing from you.

I am deeply disturbed by reports of the systematic oppression of Uyghur minorities by the Chinese government. I have consistently advocated for human rights as one of our top priorities in foreign policy. Religious liberty, freedom of speech, and freedom from slavery or servitude are fundamental rights for Americans – as well as universal human rights. No individual should be persecuted for exercising these basic, fundamental rights.

In September 2018, Human Rights Watch uncovered evidence of a comprehensive effort by the Chinese government to arrest, imprison and torture Uyghur minorities. The report also revealed measures implemented by the Chinese government to track, record, and mass surveil the Uyghur population. Uyghurs have reportedly been detained against their will, and subjected to physical and psychological abuse in "reeducation camps." UN human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet requested permission from China for UN monitors to inspect the alleged camps and that request was rejected.

I have been a longtime supporter of Uyghur rights. In 2009, I introduced a resolution calling for the end of the cultural, linguistic, and religious suppression directed against the Uyghur people. In August 2018, I signed onto a letter to Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin asking them to implement targeted sanctions against individuals and entities complicit in the human rights violations against the Uyghurs. In October 2018, I wrote to Secretary Pompeo expressing my concern about rising global authoritarianism around the world, and specifically expressed my concern regarding the suppression of free speech by China towards Uyghur journalists and academics. More recently, in November 2018, I cosponsored the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2018, a bill that would hold the Chinese government responsible for the gross human rights violations of the Uyghur people. The bill would formally condemn the actions against the Uyghurs and allow the application of sanctions to punish those responsible for these heinous acts.

Please know that I will continue to advocate on behalf of China's oppressed minorities and monitor the situation closely. Should any legislation regarding the Uyghur people or human rights come before the Senate, I will keep your thoughts in mind. Thank you for contacting me.


Sherrod Brown
United States Senator

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