The Accomplishments of Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran is the Executive Chairman as well as co-founder of the QI Group of Companies. The QI Group is an e-Commerce based conglomerate. It was co-founded in 1998 by Mr. Eswaran. The QI Group’s businesses are diversified into the following:

* Telecommunications

* Retail and direct sales

* Luxury and collectibles

* Lifestyle and leisure

* Training and conference management

* Education

* Logistics and property development

Vijay Eswaran finished his higher education in leading universities in the USA and the UK. He has an impressive track of working for top companies, such as IBM. While working for those companies, the positions he held were very responsible in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe. He did this before returning to Asia in the early 1990s. This is when he made up his mind to become an entrepreneur.

He found a direct selling and training company on in 1998 with a team of like-minded individuals. Vijay led that team to the success the company has grown into today. It is known as the multi-business conglomerate called the QI Group. This conglomerate is 18 years old. It has regional offices in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016

Motivational speaking is one of the things he is highly respected for. He gives lectures all over the world on a variety of subjects. Those subjects include business and spirituality. Vijay has spoken at management and leadership forums on YouTube, leading universities, and Commonwealth Business Forums.

The QI Group has a Corporate Social Responsibility arm. It is called the RYTHM Foundation and has been established by Mr. Eswaran as well. This foundation is involved in philanthropic activities all over the world. Vijay Eswaran has also established RF’s local chapter in Malaysia in his Father’s honour called the Vijayaratnam Foundation. It works with local NGOs as well as other charitable organizations on different projects for the following:

* Youth development

* Special education

* Women empowerment

* Child mentoring

In 2011, he was named in Forbes Asia’s yearly list of Heroes in Philanthropy. There was lifetime achievement award in Regional Philanthropy also awarded to Vijay. Mr. Eswaran is a best-selling author as well. He has penned a highly successful book called In the Sphere of Silence. This is a book on life management. It has been hailed widely in various countries in different languages. He has three more books that he wrote as well. Vijay also contributes regularly to newspaper columns in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

Breathe Easy At The Lung Institute

The Lung Institute is committed to regenerative medicine with the use of stem cells. The Institute offers stem cells as an effective treatment method for lung diseases. Before stem cell treatment was available, patients who suffered from chronic obstructed pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease or pulmonary fibrous had few treatment options, and they all came with life impairing side effects. Drs. Jack Coleman and Sreedevi Marakatham use autologous stem cells from the patient’s body to ease the symptoms of respiratory issues and address the progression of disease.

There are two treatments performed at the Lung Institute, and both are considered safe and effective. Stem cells are delivered either by venous or bone marrow treatments. Both options are minimally invasive, so treatment is on an outpatient basis and usually takes three consecutive visits that last approximately four hours each . Every patient is screened,and treatment is recommended based on their current condition and overall medical history.

According to this article, the process of harvesting stem cells involves taking a small amount of blood or bone marrow from the patient, mechanically separating the stem cells from the other cells in the sample, and returning the concentrated stem cells to the patient. When the patient’s stems cells are re-introduced into the body, the return to the lungs which promotes healing and lowers inflammation

There is a no-risk free consultation for patients wishing to investigate the benefits of stem cell therapy. Typically, the consultation occurs in the office, but it is possible to conduct a phone consult in the event that travel is not possible. The Lung Institute also offers frequent online webinars for patients who want to consider all the information before scheduling a consultation. If it is determined that stem cell treatment is a helpful option, an in office appointment will be scheduled along with follow-up treatment. Follow-up treatment ensures that patient progress with breathing and physical activities is tracked and kept in line with medical protocols.

The Lung Institute is locations in Tampa, Scottsdale, Dallas, Nashville, and Pittsburgh. Read more about stem cell therapy on

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Williamson County Gets Solutions from Transit Experts on Dealing with Traffic

A majority of the transit discussions held at the Austin area mostly focus on it. However, a recent Williamson County Growth Summit discussed about the challenges in transportation based on the requirements of the suburban communities in the region. The panel involved in the discussion included Mike Heiligenstein, executive director Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Joseph Kopser, founder RideScout LLC, Leandre Johns, Uber Technologies Texas external affairs director and Jared Ficklin. Jared is from ArgoDesign and is a product designer focused on transportation. Jared has proposed the construction of an aerial gondola system for the Central Austin area. The event took place at Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center. The discussion mainly focused on the changes technology is bringing to the Austin area and in the world at large.



New Technologies



Mike Heiligenstein noted that the new technologies like ridesharing apps and driverless vehicles will transform the transport infrastructure but Austin area will still need to invest in this sector further. Mike held the opinion that the roads in Austin area have to be developed to add to the number and make them smarter. He added that this would be the best option to satisfy the demands of the fast increasing population in the area especially in the suburbs like Williamson County.



Steps to be taken by Policymakers



Ficklin stressed on the importance of ensuring land-use and building codes remain flexible. He was responding to a question asked by Alan McGraw, the Round Rock mayor and panel moderator on how the policymakers ought to prepare to curb future transportation needs. Ficklin addressed the issue of autonomous vehicles requiring roads and parking garages. He stated that the future garages will measure five feet tall, just an inch taller than the vehicle and have multiple levels. That does not fit into any present building codes and hence the need to ensure their flexibility.



About Mike Heiligenstein



Heiligenstein is the executive director of CTRMA (Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority) in Austin, Texas. Mike has worked with the authority since it was incepted and was in charge when it completed its first development project, 183A based in Williamson County. This was the first project to change to an all-electronic cashless method of toll collection. Mike is the current International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association president and serves on the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s advisory Board. He also works with a number of working groups and committees that deal with transportation-related issues.






CTRMA is a self-governing government agency that was incepted in 2002 to oversee the designing of a modern and regional transport network for the Central Texas area. The authority’s present and future projects are part of a well planned multi-modal transportation structure designed to satisfy the various mobility needs of a fast-growing region.


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Wengie’s Picks for the Top Ten Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

Life hacks are everywhere, there’s one for cloudy head lights, ways to keep razors sharp, and even a few involving beer and soft hair. With the myriad of possibilities to improve the way you live your life, it can be difficult to choose which ones are worth their weight.


Youtube star and certified life hacker, Wengie, cuts through the clutter to find life hacks that not only work but are extremely practical as well. I’m looking at you beer and egg hair treatment.


So here are a few of Wengie’s favorite life hacks:


Shave Your Sweater


Is your favorite sweater slowly becoming a mess of lint after every wash? Give it a quick shave. Using a regular razor simply shave off all the excess lint and fuzz to leave your sweater looking almost as good as when you first bought it.


Stack Your Stuff


If you often find yourself forgetting things as you rush out of your home then this hack is for you. Before you start to get ready just stack your wallet, cell, keys, and anything else you need for the day on top of something you never forget like your bag or purse.


Snapshot Your Fridge


It can be difficult at times to remember exactly what you needed from the grocery store without writing it down and if the previous hack applied to your life, that list may be even more difficult to keep. So take a photo of the inside your fridge as a quick remedy for buying what you don’t need and forgetting what you do. Don’t forget to work the angles and get all of your fridge’s contents in the pictures.


Keyring Slayer


Putting a key on your keyring can be a frustrating and nail destroying experience. To make it easier, just use a staple remover to pry open the ring while you slip on the key.




The Outstanding Career of HealthCare Professional Maggie Gill

Maggie Gill is the current Chief Executive Officer and President of Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. It is a six hundred plus academic medical institute that is serving more than thirty counties of South Carolina and Georgia. Maggie Gill joined the medical center in 2004 as Vice President Finance and Managed Care. In 2005, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Later in 2011, Maggie Gill was made Chief Executive Officer and President of MUMC (Memorial Health Medical Center).

Maggie Gill has a huge responsibility at MUMC. She is responsible for providing leadership to physician leaders, senior vice presidents, and vice presidents. Her direct responsibilities include government relations, facilities management, physician relations, Heart & Vascular Institute, trauma services, financial assistance, Memorial Health University Physicians, corporate communications, perioperative services and neuroscience and orthopedic programs. As Chief Operating Officer, she led initiatives like the construction of facilities, an increase of clinical services and physician led Excellence Centers. Her initiative yielded a financial turnaround of $30 Million in 2006.

Just like her career, Gill’s education was also outstanding. She went to Florida State University in 1982 to study Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. In 1996, she went to Saint Leo University for Masters of Business Administration. She completed her coursework in strategic thinking and management at Wharton School. Maggie Gill’s professional journey began in 1994 when she joined Tenet Healthcare in South Florida as Chief Financial Officer. She received Tenet Outstanding Chief Financial Officer award for consecutive three years, from 2001 to 2003.

During her ten-year career with Tenet, she worked with three hospitals including Coral Gables Hospital in Florida, North Shore Medical Center in Miami and Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah City, Florida. She is also an Associate Professor at Mercer University. Maggie Gill is associated with different institutes outside her job. She is a member of the Governing Council of American Hospital Association. In 2014, she was appointed to Stabilization Committee for Georgia Rural Health. She is also a member of the Board of Governors, Mercer University. Besides this, she also works on Medicaid expansion as a member of State Medicaid Subcommittee.

In November 2016, Maggie Gill was named one of the “135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. On 22 November 2016, she was also included in the Becker’s list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to know”.

A Cleansing Conditioner Experiment

Emily McClure is a self-proclaimed “die-hard haircare fanatic.” She has seen many infomercials about WEN by Chaz and decided to give it a try. She used Wen for a week and then took to her blog to document the results.

On Day 1, Emily took her before picture. Then she showered. She used the recommended amount of product that the directions called for and rinsed as well. Emily said that her hair immediately felt thicker and she noticed that there were fewer hairs falling out in the shower.

On the final day of the experiment, Emily showered in the morning and styled her hair as she normally would have. Overall, it was a good hair day.

In her final thoughts, Emily stated that there was learning curve to using Wen and she was adjusting to that.  Overall, it was a good product and she loved the extra shine.

Wen by Chaz is a product that was developed by Chaz Dean ( He is a celebrity stylist with many A-list clients. His cleansing conditioner is a five-in-one product that makes hair washing easier as it eliminates the need for extra products. The cleansing conditioner is great for all hair types and does not use any harsh products or chemicals. It also will not strip the hair of it natural oils. People all over the globe are using Wen by Chaz and are changing the way they approach hair care and hair maintenance.

Check out the product’s Facebook page and Twitter account to learn more.