Monthly Archives: December 2014

Beautycounter Backs New Benchmark on Corporate Chemical Use

Nontoxic skincare and cosmetics brand Beautycounter has teamed up with a group of likeminded organizations to introduce the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP). The project, an initiative of BizNGO and the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Pure Strategies, is using a model similar to carbon footprinting to establish the first-ever common metric on corporate chemicals management.


India Working Towards New Legislation To Help Direct-Selling Industry

For those that have been following international direct-selling news will be happy to hear that India is finally putting some measures into place to progress the direct-selling industry in their country, which has been sorely lacking the support. Although a small baby step toward the results needed, it is a step in the right direction. 
Welcoming the formation of an inter ministerial committee to look into their issues, direct sellers have asked the government to frame a separate regulation after consulting all stakeholders in a time-bound manner for the sector. 
The India Direct Selling Association (IDSA), which falls under the Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (PCMCS) (Banning) Act, has been asking for a separate legislation for some time. 

“We welcome the much awaited action taken by the government. We hope the government will draft an inclusive legislation in consultation with the industry stakeholders. We expect the government to give out time-bound legislation,” IDSA Secretary General Chavi Hemanth said. 

Last week, MoS Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Patil Danve has informed Parliament that the government has set up an inter ministerial committee to consider separate legislation for direct selling/ multi-level marketing companies. 
“At present, in the absence of any separate regulatory framework business models like direct selling/


Zeek Rewards Receiver Sues 22 Australian Leaders

Zeek Receiver Kenneth Bell has filed on 29 December a Federal lawsuit entitled “Bell v. Bjerring et al”.  Gert Bjerring is the largest fish in the pool with $826,000+ in Zeek Rewards commissions.
How an USA court has jurisdiction over Australian citizens has to be proven, however Australian Zeek Rewards net winners are most likely not pleased, the USA is going after them…
According to the lawsuit:
“Because Zeek’s net winners “won” (the victims’) money in an unlawful combined Ponzi and pyramid scheme, the net winners are not permitted to keep their winnings and must return the fraudulently transferred winnings back to the Receiver for distribution to Zeek’s victims”.

Gert Bjerring of Queensland, Australia, $826,801.73
David Mitchell of New South Wales, Australia, $298,802.10 
Nicola Holloway of Queensland, Australia, $273,009.36 
Sam Fawahl of Victoria, Australia, $232,564.55 
Warren Hickey of Queensland, Australia, $159,757.73
Paul Mandelt of Western Australia, $128,913.02 
Kelvian Hansen of Queensland, Australia, $111,799.43
Anni Thompson of Queensland, Australia, $95,566.00 
Ann Audrey Hickey of Queensland, Australia, $83,487.05 
R&J Thumm Family P/L as Trustee for Thumm Investment Trust, Australia, $80,130.26
David Cane of Queensland, Australia, $77,296.57 
Donna Walton of Queensland, Australia, $76,730.36 
Michael Georghiou of Victoria, Australia, $74,968.93 
Thomas von Eitzen of Queensland, Australia, $74,854.07 
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