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Archive for August 18th, 2014

Attorney General Madigan Warns Illinois Residents of “Microsoft” Tech Support Phone Scam

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CHICAGO, IL ─ Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reported Illinois residents are being targeted by phone scammers who pose as representatives of Microsoft or related technology support service providers, claiming to have detected viruses or malware on targets’ computers to trick them into providing remote computer access or convincing targets to pay for unnecessary software fixes. Madigan’s office has received several complaints from Central Illinois residents who have received these calls.

As part of this scam, cybercriminals use publicly available phone directories to ascertain computer users’ names and other personal information when they call, according to Microsoft. The scammers might even guess what operating system users have on their computers.  Once the scammers gain the target’s trust, they typically ask for a user name and password or ask the target to install software that will let them access the target computer to “fix” the supposed problem. But instead of providing any service, they trick the target into installing malware that could steal sensitive data.

“If you receive a call like this, hang up the phone immediately,” Attorney General Madigan said. “Legitimate companies will not initiate a call to you and ask you for personal information. This is an outright scam.”

Madigan also offered the following tips to avoid falling victim to this scam:

  • Never give your password out on the phone, and never provide your credit card or financial information to someone who calls and claims to be from a technical support service.
  • Do not expect caller ID will verify a legitimate caller. Scammers “spoof” phone numbers, meaning they use technology to appear to be calling from a legitimate source.
  • If a caller pressures you to buy software or requests any other upfront payment, immediately hang up. If you’re worried about your computer’s security, call your security software company directly for more information.
  • Put your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry, and report illegal calls made to your phone number.
If you think you might have been a victim of this scam, Attorney General Madigan suggested Illinois residents:
  • Update or download legitimate security software applications to scan your computer. Delete anything identified as a problem.
  • Change your passwords.
  • If you paid for bogus services with a credit card, call your credit card provider using the toll-free number on the back of your card and report the unauthorized charges.  Review your banking statements for other unauthorized charges.
  • Call Attorney General Madigan’s Identity Theft Hotline (1-866-999-5630), which is staffed by a team of experts who provide one-on-one assistance to help consumers report identity thefts to law enforcement and financial institutions, repair their credit, and prevent future problems.

War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq: Letter from President Obama to Speaker of House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate

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Text of a Letter from President Barack Obama to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

On August 14, 2014, I authorized the U.S. Armed Forces to conduct targeted air strikes to support operations by Iraqi forces to recapture the Mosul Dam. These military operations will be limited in their scope and duration as necessary to support the Iraqi forces in their efforts to retake and establish control of this critical infrastructure site, as part of their ongoing campaign against the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The failure of the Mosul Dam could threaten the lives of large numbers of civilians, endanger U.S. personnel and facilities, including the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and prevent the Iraqi government from providing critical services to the Iraqi populace. Pursuant to this authorization, on the evening of August 15, 2014, U.S. military forces commenced targeted airstrike operations in Iraq.

I have directed these actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive. These actions are being undertaken in coordination with the Iraqi government.

I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in this action.



Chicago Students Union Will Hold Press Conference & March for Elected School Board & Student-Prioritized Funding!

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Members of Chicago Students Union announce plans to take control of their education and future by meeting with CPS principals and board members, proposing city-wide CPS student feedback system, and partnering with Chicago Votes to register all eligible students.

CHICAGO, IL -  Today,  Monday, August 18, the Chicago Students Union (CSU) — one of the nation’s largest student unions with members from grades 9 to 12 — will hold a press conference in Daley Plaza, march to Chicago Public Schools Headquarters, and demand a democratically elected school board and student-prioritized funding.

CPS students will hold a press conference and rally with a coalition of supporters including CPS teachers, administrators and elected officials in Daley Plaza at 12:00 PM. “We are organizing in 20 CPS schools and student voice in Chicago has never been more powerful!” says Avelardo Rivera, a senior at Whitney Young and a member of CSU. “For our school system to work, it has to be democratic. We demand an elected school board, student-prioritized funding, and that student voices be part of every level of decision making in our school system.”

Press Conference Speakers Will Include:

Joseph Castro, Social Justice High School, Senior

Rosalina Torres, Whitney Young High School, Junior

Gabriel Portillo, Prosser Career Academy, Senior

Alexis Ayala, Infinity High School, Senior
Pedro Gonzalez, Prosser Career Academy, Senior

Ross Floyd, Jones College Prep, Senior
Sammy Cousino, Payton College Prep, Senior
Will Guzzardi, State Representative, 39th District

At 12:30 PM, students and supporters will march from Daley Plaza to the Chicago Board of Education. “We know CPS hears us and our demands for an elected Board of Education and fair funding,” says Baylee Champion a senior at Jones College Prep and a member of CSU. “We have met with the CPS Student Advisory Council, attended CPS Board of Education meetings, and are partnering with Chicago Votes to get every eligible CPS student registered to vote.”

Over 200 CPS students from dozens of schools have participated in CSU since it formed in 2013 in response to school closings in Chicago. Weekly meetings, completely organized and run by CPS students, draw 30-40 members. “At our meetings we share stories about what our individual schools need in terms of funding, courses and supplies,” says Pedro Gonzalez, a senior at Prosser Career Academy and a member of CSU. “Since we’ve gotten organized, we’ve met with CPS board member Jesse Ruiz to expose the lack of funds for supplies at Prosser. Our members reported that we were using books from 1993 with missing pages — even though the school had $100,000 left in discretionary spending at the end of the year. This is just one example of the Chicago Students Union fighting for students to get the resources we need.”

CSU members met with the CPS Student Advisory Council and proposed a new system for students to inform CPS about problems in their schools. The Chicago Students Union will continue to work with the Student Advisory Council to increase student power in CPS.

The Mission of the Chicago Students Union is to represent Chicago Public Schools students, protect student rights, engage students in education activism, and amplify the voices of students. CSU is working towards an end to public school closings, an elected school board, student-prioritized funding, and registering students to vote.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744099075652520

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Begins 2014/15 Subscription Season With The Night Alive by Conor McPherson

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Henry Wishcamper directs the Chicago Premiere Production Featuring Ensemble Members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper in The Downstairs Theatre, September 18 – November 16

CHICAGO, IL – Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of The Night Alive by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh.

The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at London’s Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 – $82) go on sale Friday, August 8 at 11am at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

The kindness of strangers comes with complications. Tommy is getting by—kind of: he is crashing in his uncle’s ramshackle house in Dublin, dodging his estranged family, and plotting a parade of get-rich-quick scenes with his buddy Doc. Then one day he defends a destitute woman against a violent attack, and a fragile glimmer of hope appears as Tommy tends to her in his run-down room. From the author of The Weir, Shining City and The Seafarer comes this compelling new drama—by turns funny and frightening, but always deeply human.

“We open the season with Conor McPherson’s beautiful new play—the fourth of his works that Steppenwolf has produced. Henry Wishcamper is a longtime friend and collaborator of Conor’s, having directed many of his works, including Port Authority at Atlantic Theater in New York, which was deeply moving and exquisitely done. We look forward to reuniting the pair for the Chicago premiere of The Night Alive,” shares Artistic Director Martha Lavey.

Often described as one of the greatest living playwrights, Conor McPherson’s plays include The Weir (Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard Award, Critics’ Circle and George Devine Awards); Shining City (Tony Award nomination for Best Play); The Seafarer (Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard and Tony Award nominations for Best Play); Rum and Vodka; The Good Thief; This Lime Tree Bower; St. Nicholas; Dublin Carol; Port Authority; Come On Over; Poor Beast in the Rain; and The Veil, among other adaptations and films.

Henry Wishcamper most recently directed Conor McPherson’s adaptation of The Dance of Death at Writers Theatre. He also directed McPherson’s Port Authority at Atlantic Theater Company; the American premiere of The Birds at Guthrie Theater; The Seafarer at TheaterWorks; and The Good Thief at Portland Stage Company. Wishcamper has served as the assistant director of the Broadway productions of McPherson’s Shining City as well as August: Osage County by ensemble member Tracy Letts. He is a Resident Artistic Associate at Goodman Theatre, where his directing credits include Animal Crackers, Talking Pictures, Other Desert Cities, A Christmas Carol and Ask Aunt Susan.

The cast of The Night Alive features: Ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. Francis Guinan has appeared in more than 30 Steppenwolf productions including McPherson’s The Seafarer, as well as Tribes, The Birthday Party, The Book Thief, Endgame, American Buffalo and August: Osage County. Tim Hopper has been an ensemble member since 1989, most recently performing in Russian Transport and Head of Passes. Helen Sadler returns to Steppenwolf where she was last seen in Tribes. Dan Waller last appeared on the Steppenwolf stage in Three Sisters in 2012. M. Emmet Walsh comes to Steppenwolf with several seasons of regional theatre experience and years on Broadway, in addition to the revival of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child at the National Theatre. His most recent film Calvary, which is currently in release, caps a body of work that includes 114 feature films, including Blood Simple, Blade Runner, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Raising Arizona and Ordinary People.

The production team for The Night Alive includes: Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Rachel Anne Healy (costume design), Richard Woodbury (sound design and original music), Keith Parham (lighting design), Matt Hawkins (fight choreography) and Cecilie O’Reilly (dialect coach). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting), Deb Styer (stage manager) and Michelle Medvin (assistant stage manager).

Tickets to The Night Alive ($20 – $82) go on sale Friday, August 8 at 11am through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. 20 for $20: twenty $20 tickets are available through Audience Services beginning at 11am on the day of each performance (1pm for Sunday performances). Rush Tickets: half-price rush tickets are available one hour before each show. Student Discounts: a limited number of $15 student tickets are available online using promo code “NIGHT15”. Limit 2 tickets per student; must present a valid student ID for each ticket. For additional student discounts, visit steppenwolf.org/students. Group Tickets: all groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate for any performance throughout the season. For additional information, visit steppenwolf.org/groups.

Steppenwolf’s 2014/15 season explores the question, How did I get here?, through five stories about losing—and finding—your way. Do you ever catch yourself in the rearview mirror and think: How did I get here? A jolt of fear. A flash of inspiration. The past may be a mystery, but the future is up for grabs. Are you completely lost? Or are you exactly where you are supposed to be?

Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance in the Subscription Season. Steppenwolf is located near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Street, lot and valet parking are available. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are available for every performance.

City Council Health Committee Holds Hearing on Mental Health Clinic Closure

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After 3 years demanding voices of those affected be heard, Mental Health Movement gets city to hold hearings

Since before the City of Chicago close 6 of its 12 public mental health clinics over two years ago, the Mental Health Movement – led by those who access services at Chicago’s mental health clinics – has been demanding hearings by Chicago’s Committee on Health and the Environment about mental health in Chicago. No specific mental health hearings happened in the run-up to or the aftermath of the clinic closures – until now.

On August 19th at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers, people affected by the clinic closures, other mental health consumers, experts, advocates, providers and others, will present testimony to the city of Chicago about the impact of clinic closures, the mental health needs of Chicago and the Mental Health Movement’s demands of the city:

  1. 1. Re-open the closed clinics as a first step towards a real plan to heal Chicago by providing access to quality public community mental health for all Chicagoans
  2. 2. Join a Medicaid provider network like County Care. The clinics need the revenue and people should be able to use city services regardless of insurance type.
  3. 3. Substantially increase funding and staffing for city mental health clinics in the 2015 budget.

Testimony will show how many people fell into severe depression, addiction, psychosis, incarceration and general crisis due to losing their clinics and/or therapists. It will show how the City cannot account for thousands of clients that were on its books prior to clinic closure. It will show how the Cook County Jail has become a warehouse for people unable to access mental health care in their communities. It will show how important public safety-net services are. It will show how vast the overall unmet need for mental health services in Chicago is. It will show how the City’s current policies of steering away people with insurance and refusing to join any insurance provider networks is starving remaining city clinics. And it will present the above immediate demands to reverse course so that Chicagoan’s can have the opportunity to heal.

Tues 8/19/14

City Hall – 2nd Floor

12 p.m. – Press conference, 2nd floor lobby

1 p.m. – Hearing, council chambers

Neighbors, Friends Protest Eviction, Exploitation of Senior Citizen and her Family by Cook County Public Guardianship

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Picket and Press Conference – Monday, 8/18 – 11:15 a.m.  – 69 W. Washington Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL -  Neighbors, friends, and supporters of Mildred Willis and her family will rally at the offices of the Cook County Public Guardian, Robert F. Harris.

After weeks of failing to get a response to their repeated requests for a meeting, those concerned about this family’s fate will demonstrate outside of the offices of the Public Guardian’s Adult Division, calling upon this office to follow Willis’ wishes in releasing her from the care of the state and allowing her to return home. This demonstration comes as the Public Guardian’s office has repeatedly refused requests to release her, moving, instead, to evict Willis’ daughter and granddaughter and sell Willis’ South Side home.

According to Willis’ family members, an “unscrupulous lawyer” tricked them into placing her under a limited Guardianship. Since 2012, Willis, 74, has repeatedly asked to return to her home. Instead, the Guardian’s office nearly lost it to a foreclosure by Charter One Bank, until the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign helped them to reverse this process. Once the foreclosure was halted, Mildred stated to her probate judge, “I only need dialysis. Please order the guardian to send me home.”

But, Mildred’s wishes have been ignored by Judge Carolyn Quinn of the Probate Division. Instead, Judge Quinn has authorized the Guardian’s Office to do whatever necessary, including evicting Mildred’s daughter and grandson, to cover the cost of  keeping her in a nursing home. Instead, Mildred just wants her freedom back to spend the remainder of her days with family, friends and community.

Even though Mildred has repeatedly asked Judge Quinn to “Please….please let me go back to my home,” the Adult Guardianship Division of the Cook County Public Guardian’s office is firmly resolved to keep Mildred in a nursing home.

Carrie Fung, the attorney working on Mildred’s case at the guardian’s office, has moved Mildred from the Renaissance At 87th Street nursing home to the Symphony nursing home, while strictly limiting her visitors, and depriving Mildred of her family and friends.

In spite of her children’s best efforts to fight it, the guardian’s office secured an eviction order against Mildred’s daughter and grandson in May 2014. While they claim that they needed to sell the house to cover the  cost of her nursing home confinement, they continue to ignore that Mildred wants to leave her nursing home and come back to her family. She does not want to see them evicted. But the sale of her home will make it impossible for her to have a home to come back to.

What: Picketing office of the Cook County Public Guardian

When: Monday, August 18th at 11:15 a.m.

Where: Adult Guardianship Division, Cook County Public Guardian, 69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL

For more information, contact the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign 773-236-055

Inspirational New Guide to Building Successful Relationships – “Seal The Deal” by Nadi Williams

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Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated family, relationships and marriage book from San Diego, CA, author Nadi Williams.

Seal the Deal by Nadi Williams

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Seal the Deal – a resource book for those looking to improve and retain healthy loving relationships with others. Author Nadi Williams’ most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the family, relationships and marriage category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/SealtheDeal was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication on May 9, 2014.

While every relationship has its issues, only those who are willing to work at them truthfully and without judging can enjoy the successes that come with building them up.

Seal the Deal is an intimate book about looking at ones self and learning to accept the person in the mirror in order to facilitate healthy relationships with others. With examples from the authors life, this book guides the reader through their own personal journey, allowing them to explore areas that they feel confident in and to examine other areas in their relationships that could use some work.

Seal the Deal is an easy-to-follow, inspirational resource for those looking to improve and retain healthy, loving relationships with others. It shares the many reasons to love, to engage in a committed relationship with one person, and to build upon a solid foundation that can then be shared with others.

86 pages in length, Seal the Deal, is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the family, relationships and marriage category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Seal the Deal meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95.
Book Details:
Seal the Deal
By Nadi Williams
ISBN: 9781478732860
Copyright 2014
About the Author:
Nadi Williams received her Bachelors degree from the University of San Diego. She has been working on her loving marital relationship for twenty-six years and is the mother of two adult children. As a military wife of twenty-two years, Nadi is known for her matchmaking ability and for helping others problem-solve relationship and parenting issues. Nadi has journeyed through obstacles in her own life as a child raised in the inner-city projects of Buffalo, NY and now seeks truth, compassion and levels of understanding when choosing to move forward in forming and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Photo Caption: Bookcover and author Nadi Williams

Department on Aging Hosts a Summit to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

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Summit Will be Held During the Adult Protective Services Conference

OAK BROOK, IL  – The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) will host the 3rd annual Summit on the Prevention of Elder Financial Fraud and Abuse Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Oak Brook Hills Resort.  IDoA presents the summit to highlight addressing the ways state and federal agencies work together with financial institutions to protect older adults from exploitation and fraud.  Financial exploitation is the most commonly reported form of abuse against older adults.  The summit is held the first day of the Adult Protective Services Conference which runs through August 22).

Employees of financial institutions are considered partners in recognizing, reporting and stopping the financial exploitation of older adults.  Those who attend will benefit from presentations by state and federal experts.  The featured speaker will be Terry Savage, author and nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy and the markets.  Ms. Savage will present the “Savage Truth about Protecting Our Elders’ Money.”

WHO: John K. Holton, PhD – Director, Illinois Department on Aging

Mary Killough – Deputy Director, Illinois Department on Aging

Manny Flores – Acting Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

Nora Dowd Eisenhower – Asst Director, U.S. Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial

Protection Bureau

Keynote Speaker Terry Savage – Expert on personal finance, the markets, and the economy

WHAT: 3rd annual Summit on the Prevention of Elder Financial Fraud and Abuse

(The summit kicks off the Adult Protective Services Conference)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Highlights of agenda:

Summit open & welcome – 8:30 a.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker – 12:00 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions begin at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oak Brook Hills Resort

3500 Midwest Road

Oak Brook, Illinois

Exclusive Black Networking Event to be Held in Atlanta in Conjunction With the 2014 National Black MBA Conference

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Brown-Forman Corporation & HBCU Connect Announce Exclusive Networking Event in Atlanta

Brown-Forman VIP Professional Networking Reception

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — In partnership with Brown-Forman Corporation, one of the nation’s largest and most profitable wine and spirits companies, HBCU Connect is proud to offer experienced black sales, marketing, finance, and IT professionals the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from Brown-Forman at an upcoming VIP reception. Presented in conjunction with the 2014 National Black MBA Conference in downtown Atlanta, GA, the event will offer attendees an invitation to learn more about exciting careers at Brown-Forman and network with successful peers. The event, which also includes free food and beverages for confirmed attendees, will take place on September 18th from 5pm to 8pm and is RSVP only.

In addition to the upcoming VIP networking event offered in partnership with Brown-Forman’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, HBCU Connect has coordinated many other fruitful networking experiences for its members. Among the most notable is collaborating with Microsoft’s diversity recruitment team at the National Society of Engineers conference in 2013, providing an excellent venue for HBCU Connect’s large number of IT professional members to interact with Microsoft representatives. For photos from previous networking events coordinated by HBCU Connect, visit www.facebook.com/hbcufans.

“We anticipate a large turnout for the Atlanta networking evening, including upwards of 100 successful black professionals hoping to score impressive interviews with Brown-Forman recruitment leaders. We look forward to providing our members and other attendees with opportunities to hear more about the diversity environment at Brown-Forman and how African Americans comprise a vital part of their workforce,” said Will Moss, CEO of HBCUConnect.com. “Our events offer unique opportunities for experienced black professionals to get a ‘taste’ of the culture at companies like Brown-Forman, and they tend to fill up quickly. Our friends interested in attending should RSVP as soon as possible since the exclusive venue can only accommodate so many.”

The upcoming event will be an excellent chance for African Americans working in sales, marketing, finance, and IT to forge new professional relationships, increase their peer and professional contacts, and learn about Brown-Forman’s career opportunities for outstanding black professionals.

The VIP Professional Networking Reception will be held on September 18th from 5pm to 8pm in conjunction with the 2014 National Black MBA Conference in downtown Atlanta and is RSVP only. Precise location information, parking info, and a detailed agenda will be shared after attendance is confirmed.

For more information, details, and how to register, please visit www.hbcuconnect.com/brownforman.
About HBCU Connect
Founded in 1999, HBCUConnect.com (www.hbcuconnect.com) is the first and largest media outlet targeted towards the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community. Boasting over 1.5 million registered members and encompassing a complete web portal, magazine, recruiting engine, social networking site, forums, blogs, news feeds and shopping, HBCUConnect.com serves the needs of HBCU aspirants, students, alumni, faculty and staff by providing a single destination and launching point for the entire diaspora.
About Brown-Forman
For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by 4,200 employees and sold in more than 160 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit www.brown-forman.com.

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