Thor Halvorssen is Not Your Usual Activist: He Exudes Courage and Confidence in His Fight for Human Rights

The boss of the New York-headquartered Human Rights Foundation (HRF), Thor Halvorssen, comes from a lineage of leaders and human rights believers. Fighting for human rights and freedom comes naturally to him. His family members have been tortured in the line of fighting for human rights. Mr Thor, however, doesn’t wallow himself in pity or sadness and doesn’t go with the traditional belief of activists loving humanity and hating people. He notes that he loves people who have the courage to stand up against dictators. He has been keen on the people he places to head his organization, which is manifested by the hiring of Václav Havel and Garry Kasparov. Thor considers himself as a classical liberal. For him, the political inclination of the people he hires is not important as long as they share the same mission of driving out dictators. HRF focuses on fighting authoritarianism and be a voice for political prisoners from all over the world.

Work Entails

Thor notes that his line of work is not a walk in the park. He and his cameraman have been beaten up and arrested when they went to interview a Buddhist church leader who was under house arrest in Vietnam. He had to lie to the Vietnamese authorities that he was a Buddhist seeker for his freedom. This manifests his belief that human rights cannot be fought for by talking only, but by fiercely defending them by all means. HRF holds an annual forum, Oslo Freedom Forum, which has grown in popularity and is now named Davos for Dissidents by reporters. Thor Halvorssen on Facebook.

About Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is a respected human rights activist, who hails from Venezuela. He focuses his efforts on advocating for public interests and pro-democracy as well as individual rights and freedom.

Thor Halvorssen studied political science and history at the renowned University of Pennsylvania. Thor is also a film producer.

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Fabletics Experiences Significant Growth

Fabletics is the company that women are going to when they want fitness gear that is comfortable. This is how Kate Hudson has promoted the brand as she has talked about it in interviews. This is something that makes people take notice because no one wants uncomfortable clothing for working out.

 

It’s not to say that other brands are offering clothes that are uncomfortable, but Kate Hudson knows that comfort and style is what she has a desire to promote. She has built the brand that consumers have become very interested in. It did not take a long time for people to notice that she had exclusive garments that could not be found anywhere else. Amazon offers a wide selection of clothing, but Kate Hudson plans to build an inventory that is even greater than what Amazon can offer for fitness clothing. She has the ability to do this with Fabletics because she is focused on a single market. She is not trying to get into any other areas outside of fitness clothing. This is what has given her a great advantage over lots of other online sites.

 

Kate Hudson realize that creating a specialty is what she she was good at. This will be the thing that would get her name out to consumers that did not want to spend time shopping for hundreds of different items.

 

Hudson simply wanted to get customers in a place where they could get the best fitness clothing at affordable prices. This is why she is opening more stores. She is using the reverse showcase concept to promote the brand online. Customers can buy through the website as well. Her new stores, however, are going to give customers a better experience. They can try on clothes, and they also have the ability to hear more about the VIP membership through the sales consultants that work in the stores. Kate is doing everything that she can to build this brand along Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg. This Trio has put together a very successful business model that is very similar to the one that was created when JustFab was put into place. They would go on to narrow down their customer base for a specific market for athletic clothing for women. This has done well so far, and there is also a brother site called FL2 to that caters to the needs of men.

All About Orthopedic Surgery With Greg Finch

An orthopedic surgeon deals with conditions that involve bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. This is a person who also helps his or her patient’s with procedures and treatments that do not involve surgery. Greg Finch is a very well known orthopedic surgeon, he is an individual who has dedicated much time and effort into the study of orthopedic surgery. Greg Finch is an individual who was born in Australia, and he graduated from the Auckland Medical School in 2001.

 

While Finch is an individual who is very knowledgeable about different orthopedic surgeries, he is an expert when it comes to minimally invasive spine surgeries. Spine surgeries are some of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States and beyond, and many doctors are looking into minimally invasive procedures because they decrease the healing time of their patients, and the surgeries also can help their patients to quickly alleviate their pain.

 

Greg Finch is a member of the North American Spine Society, and he is a surgeon who is internationally known because of the quality of work that he has done and also because of the experience and insight that he has given to minimally invasive spinal surgeries.

 

One very common spinal surgery is a spine surgery. There are many reasons why an individual might need to get a spinal surgery. Serious back pain can impair a person’s daily life. A very common spinal surgery is called a spinal fusion. This surgery joins vertebrae together, and it limits stretching of the nerves. Another very common procedure is called an ACL reconstruction. This is done when the ACL is torn. The surgeon has to use tissue from another organ or donor to replace the torn tissue. This new tissue will start filling in where the torn ligament was absent, and this process will cause the new ligament to be secure.

 

OSI Group: The Company You Should Think of When You Think of Wendy’s or McDonalds

A lot of effort goes into preparing meats for fast food restaurants such as McDonalds and Wendy’s and the company that has done an excellent job minimizing health and safety risks to these foods is OSI Group. OSI Group is based in Chicago, IL and they own thousands of meat processing plants across the world. They not only sell the burgers and chicken that fast food restaurants use, they also sell a lot of frozen meats and entrees to supermarkets and other dealers. They market and distribute much of their products through subsidiary companies, though the subsidiaries function more like partners.

OSI Group was originally known as Otto & Sons because of the company founder, Otto Kolschowsky’s vision for it. Kolschowsky immigrated to Chicago in the early 20th century and opened a butcher shop in 1909. His family ran one of the highest quality meat stores in the area and soon it became a major production plant. As the years went on, the Kolschowsky family started building and acquiring more processing centers, and in the 1950s McDonald’s owner Ray Kroc offered Otto & Sons a partnership to be the restaurant’s primary meat supplier. In the 1980s Sheldon Lavin joined the company and was later made CEO, and Otto & Sons changed their name to OSI Group after growing their international presence.

OSI Group has evolved over the years in the way it mass distributes and operates, but many employees that have started with the company stay with it because of the family culture that OSI Group espouses. OSI Group has been involved with non-profit organizations in the food service and social activist areas, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This organization sponsors medical treatments for chronically ill children and scholarships for low income families. OSI Group also received the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour in 2015.

James Dondero’s Success In The Financial Industry Is Due To Puzzle Solving

James Dondero was a pioneer in collateralized loan obligations in the 1990’s, an asset class that many even in the investment management field hadn’t heard of at the time. His success with this building Highland Capital Management into a company that managed over $15 billion in alternative assets. He had co-founded this company in 21993 along with his business partner, Mark Okada. His willingness to make bold moves has resulted in a great deal of success, including making a lot of money off of a Texas energy company that had gone bankrupt and in which even legendary investor Warren Buffett had lost money.

For a person who makes such type of bold investments, James Dondero is surprisingly soft-spoken. He avoids talking about himself, and when asked in an interview what his greatest strength was as an investor, he credited it to “puzzle solving“. He says that’s his way of figuring out complex debt deals, ways to turn around a moribund company, and spot emerging trends which is when the most can be made out of an investment. One of Highland Capital Mangement’s funds, HCOAX, is made up of some of James Dondero’s best ideas. The fund was up a startling 29.6% over the course of the last year and now has $894 million invested in it.

James Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia, earning his B.S. in Commerce (Accounting and Financing). He graduated from his university with the highest honors. He also has a number of financial certifications including Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Public Accountant.

In addition to his top role at Highland Capital Management, James Dondero serves on the board of a number of other companies. He is Chairman of the Board for Nexbank, CCS Medical, and Corner Healthcare. He also serves on the board for MGM Studios and American Banknote. He started his career in 1985 as a Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express and later served as a Portfolio Manager of a $1 billion fixed income bond fund.

Avaaz – Fighting For a Better World

The term Avaaz is a transliteration of the Persian word Avaz, which means a song or voice. The name was chosen for the community because there are many similar words in many languages, with other less similar, yet connected words available in the majority of the Indo-European languages.

Launched in January 2007, Avaaz is a US-based civic organization. It exists to promote global activism on issues such as human and animal rights, climate change, poverty, corruption, and the various conflicts that affect the society. The Guardian terms the civic organization as the largest, as well as the most powerful online activities network in the world.

Avaaz is guided by one simple democratic mission – to bring together citizens of all the countries in the world, to bridge the gap between the world we currently have, and the kind of the world that most people dream of. The civic organization empowers millions of individuals from all walks of life to have the ability to take action on the pressing issues globally, regionally, and nationally – ranging from poverty to corruption, and climate change. The availability of the Internet allows the combination of thousands of efforts, irrespective of the size, to a powerful collective force, in the speediest way possible.

The community usually campaigns in 17 languages and is served by a core team present on six continents, as well as thousands of volunteers. Avaaz takes actions in the form of funding media campaigns, signing petitions, direct actions, calling, emailing and lobbying governments, as well as organizing offline events and protests. These actions are aimed at ensuring that the values and views of the world’s population inform the decisions that affect all of them.

The global campaigns of the community are handled by a team of campaigners placed in more than 30 countries inclusive of Lebanon, Brazil, India, and the United Kingdom. At times, when the situation demands it, the organization utilizes adverts and also commissions legal advice to understand how well to handle campaigns, rallies, and media-friendly stunts.

For further information on Avaaz follow them on Twitter.

EOS and their Revolutionary Lip Balm

We have all seen and probably even used Chapstick at some point in our lives. For a very long time, there weren’t many options when it came to different brands and types of lip balm that could be purchased in the store. Chapstick was a main seller for many years but one that consumers were getting tired of using. This is one of the reasons that EOS began to do consumer research into what would sell the best when it came to lip balm and the oral care market.

Women especially wanted to carry lip balm in their bags and purses but were put off over the fact that the cylindrical tubes of Chapstick were easily lost. Not only that, the taste and texture was becoming bland and boring. EOS realized that a new product would be a good gamble and partnered up with beauty bloggers on Facebook and other social media platforms to get the word out about their revolutionary lip balm, a fascinating sphere of lip balm that would soon be the second most popular on the market. It also helped to see celebrities using the colorful balls of balm in videos and on TV! Taylor Swift endorsed EOS lip balm and Miley Cyrus was seen using it in her video. Soon, a product that barely sold a million units in the first year on the shelves was selling a million per week.

Millennials and every other age group were scrambling to pick up the latest, hottest flavors of EOS lip balm. The product was first picked up to be sold by Walgreens and then at Walmart and Target. After that, every store seemed to be selling EOS lip balm and even other popular brands came out with their own imitations. This fresh new twist of lip balm, with scrumptious flavors such as grapefruit, peach and honeydew, was a hit.

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