In 2013, the OSLO Freedom Forum was held in Norway bringing together activists from different parts of the world. Chen Guangcheng who was exiled from China together with his wife Yuan Weijing, spoke to Thor Halvorssen.
Thor was advising them. He, for instance, told him to make his relationship with Christian Bale better. Christian had been to China where he negotiated Chen’s freedom. Later, Thor said that it was not his place to dictate whom Chen would be close to. Thor Halvorssen made a suggestion based on Christian’s goodwill towards the plight of Chen.
Thor also has a Human Rights Foundation in New York. The main aim of this foundation is to stand up to regimes, which oppress the people. Advocating for human and civil rights is not an easy task. It especially makes some world leaders uncomfortable knowing that such movements are targeting them. This is why Thor Halvorssen is very careful when speaking about his private life.
Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist from Venezuela. He is the founder of Oslo Freedom Forum. This annual forum brings together people from different places. Their common interest is in human rights. Other than advocating for human rights, Thor is also a film producer. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thorhalvorssen/
He has made contributions in the fields of civil liberties, public policy, and individual rights. Halvorssen is against any actions like human trafficking and dictatorship that infringe on people’s rights. He is also the patron of the Children’s Peace Movement, which is based in Czech. Thor also founded the Moving Picture Institute.
Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela. He was born to a renowned family in the country. Halvorsen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Political Science and History. He graduated with undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field.
In the University of Pennsylvania, Thor Halvorssen was given the Sol Feinstone Award. He was given this award for advocating for students’ speech. The Romanian leader also gave him a presidential silver medal. The medal was given to him as the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum during the Romanian Revolution anniversary.
JustFab has disrupted the fashion landscape with the way it does business, and it’s become an attractive company for venture capital suppliers to invest in. The company was founded by Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler back in 2010, an idea of theirs to shake their Intelligent Beauty company up just a little bit, and it’s become a brand that’s got its name out without much advertising. The apparel they produce is very trendy but affordable compared to most of its competitors on Brandettes, and to this day the company has raised over $300 million in venture funds from many capital suppliers including Matrix Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Passport Capital, and others.
When he was 15, he started up Gamer’s Alliance, a company that created an advertising network of video game sites. The digital media company Intermix Media bought Goldenberg’s company, and asked him to join their company. Goldenberg traveled across the country to Los Angeles where he became the youngest chief operating officer on any public traded company while working for Intermix Media. And Adam Goldenberg met Don Ressler who was a savvy brand consultant and had started up FitnessHeaven.com. The two became friends and helped build several startup at their company.
NewsCorp bought out Intermix Media in 2005, and soon Goldenberg and Ressler left after seeing where the company was going. They started out several other companies under a parent company called Intelligent Beauty, and those companies included Dermstore, Sensa, and Brentwood Cosmetics. They soon began to feel the fashion industry beckoned them, so they pulled together ideas from various employees to startup JustFab. Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/justfab-becomes-techstyle-fashion-group-2016-8
They used social media as the chief platform for getting the word out, and it paid off handsomely when supermodel Kimora Lee Simmons joined the team and brought millions of twitter followers with her. The company took off when Adam Goldenberg and Ressler built a subscription model into it that had various membership benefits. After JustFab received its initial rounds of venture capital, it started opening up local stores where customers could see the apparel in person, and growing operations to countries overseas. It also started up Fabkids, Fabmen, Fabshoes and its Fabletics brand which actors Oliver and Kate Hudson decided to endorse.
One of the major issues Thor Halvorssen has been looking for success is in bringing the oppression of some societies to the attention of the public using any means possible, but his political beliefs are something the Venezuelan born graduate of the University of Pennsylvania does not feel is important to his work.
Thor Halvorssen is quick to point out he feels he is a ‘classical liberal’, but also states politics provide him with little interest as he feels any political group can assist with putting an end to human rights violations around the world. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://www.facebook.com/thorhalvorssen/
According to Huffington Post, Thor Halvorssen is different to the vast majority of human rights activists in the world who have little to no first hand experience of the abuses suffered by people outside western Europe and North America.
The film producer has seen many members of his own family targeted for their political beliefs in his home country of venezuela, and angered many in the human rights community by publicizing the atrocities committed by left leaning governments in Cuba and Venezuela.
Unlike the vast organizations put together by many human rights groups the Human Rights Foundation Thor Halvorssen founded has remained limited to around 12 employees who the founder has never asked about their political beliefs.
Halvorssen remains dedicated to a policy of neutrality when it comes to politics, and feels each and every governments should be called to account for human rights abuses committed despite their political leanings.
At the Oslo Freedom Forum Thor Halvorssen co-founded the New York based activist often discusses the use of celebrities to push forward the issues of human rights abuses; Halvorssen states he is simply moving with the times and using the culture of the 21st century to make as many people aware of the issues in closed societies around the world as possible.
If you haven’t heard about the newest shades from Lime Crime then please make sure to check them out. Metallic is all the craze right now and this vegan and cruelty free company have delivered with their now new Metallic Matte Velvetine line for lips, and their SuperFoil Duo eye shadows. Fall isn’t only for dark colors, and you’ll definitely shine your way through the cold days ahead with either or both of these two lines. Lime Crime is for those who aren’t afraid to be bold and express themselves. You will find a variety of lines by them that will surely captivate you.
Their Velvetine line was all the rave when it first came out, but now that they’ve launched the Metallic Matte colors for the Velvetine line they are gaining more exposure, and positive reviews. Their newest shades are Happi, Posh, Lana, Mercury, Blondie, and Vibe. The founder and CEO, Doe Deere, recommends using a lip liner darker than the actual shade for more of a pop. There has been plenty of good reviews, one from Amazon.com says, “This lipstick is everything! I kissed my boyfriend 4 times and never had to re-apply. The color is the best part. The matted feel is awesome. It was as if I didn’t have any lipstick on. I have recently bought more of the brand.”
The SuperFoil Duo eye shadow by Lime Crime was launched back in June, but like it’s colors it hasn’t lost it’s luster. Crystal/Halo, Squad/Goals, Miami/Gator, and Lucid/Dream are the shades for this line. You can use them separately or together, either way eyes bold and shiny are sure to stop anyone in their tracks. Deere also schools us on how to get the best results from these dynamic duo shadows. Just pick up some product, spritz with a little water, and you’ll have sparkling and shiny eyes. Lime Crime products are available at a number of sources including their website at www.limecrime.com. Make sure to stop by and make a statement.
Good leadership skills are quite important when leading any part of a company. At any given time, a company is dependent on the mind that is leading it throughout the day. A company is always welcoming to a person who is capable of taking charge and leading it towards greatness. Someone who is a perfect example of this would be Sam Tabar, a professional financial strategist and a long practicing lawyer. Since his graduation from Columbia Law, Sam has gone on to hold many executive positions at different companies, managing to push them towards new growth and finding a lot of success himself. His latest endeavor with the Full Cycle Energy fund may be capable of actually making the world a better place for people due to his efforts. He currently works as Chief Operating Officer for the company.
Sam has been given the opportunity to work with a great team that is already in place at Full Cycle Energy fund. The staff their are quite happy with him as the COO as well as they know how much knowledge and insight he will be able to provide the company. Because of his exceptional capabilities with finances, Sam should have no problem helping the company achieve their goals.
As indicated by About.me, Sam has a strong background to show off, with impressive performance all across the board. He has been working in finances and business fora very long time within the UK. After earning his degree from one of the top universities in the UK, he went on to earn his law degree from a university in the United States. This is where his career ended up taking off, as he was able to earn and immediate position at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher, & Flom, where he worked on the company’s international finances. Ever since, Sam has been highly invested in the financial business, offering a hand to all of those who need expertise in proper investing and asset management.
Madison Street Capital was recently announced as one of the finalists for the M&A Advisor Awards. This is the 15th year the awards is being held but not the first time Madison Street Capital has reached this level in the prestigious competition.
This award is thought by many to be the highest achievement that can be claimed in the financial industry. Its purpose is to recognize exceptional performance in the realm of financing, restructuring, and dealmaking. It is also meant to be a celebration of the great achievements of financial companies around the globe and its leading professionals.
International and Industrials Deal of the Year, and Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year are the 2 categories that Madison Street Capital was nominated for this year. Madison Street Capital was nominated for these awards because of the role it played in mediating the purchase of Acuna & Ascoiados by Dowco this year. Karl D’Cunha was the Managing Directo who took point on this historic deal for Madison Street capital.
Charles Botchway released a statement on the deal. In it, he said that he was very happy to be of assistance to his client Dowco when in its important acquisition.
They take their mission of helping emerging and growing business seriously and do everything in their power to meet their needs and empower them for success.
The recent acquisition was a very complex deal that required the coordination of moving parts across many borders. Madison Street Capital will find out if it is the winner of the two awards for which it was nominated on November, 9th.
Madison Street Capital is a world class international banking and investment company. It holds as its values integrity, leadership, service, and excellence when it comes to handling mergers, financial advisory services, opinions on financial matters, valuation services, acquisition advisement and other matters related to privately and publicly held businesses.
With Madison Street Capital’s help, clients have all they need to become a success in the global marketplace. When the company takes on a new project it accepts the client’s goals and objectives as its own. Madison Street Capital has a bird’s eye view of emerging marketplaces and can see the pieces that drive growth in the global economy.
The company has earned a trustworthy reputation and is thought highly of by clients all around the world.
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When tragedy strikes, family and friends of the victims are anxious and will want to communicate consistently. The Securus Technologies has realized the importance of maintaining communication between the inmates in Louisiana State Prison and their loved ones. This is as a result of the severe floods being experienced in Louisiana.
In conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LADOC), Securus will give each inmate one free call per day for seven days. It is estimated that Securus will connect more than 250,000 calls in the seven days valued at approximately $300,000. Other than the free calls, the leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions will contribute $50,000 to the inmate welfare fund at Louisiana Department of Correction.
With 25 years’ experience, Securus Technologies has become the industry leader in providing cutting-edge solutions to corrections agencies, inmates and their loved ones across North America. It started as Tele-Matic Corporation in 1986 and over the years it has merged and acquired other companies offering similar services. In recent years it has acquired CellBlox, an industry leader in the provision of Managed Access Systems, JLG Technologies, a supplier continuous voice biometric analysis and Telerus, a provider of automated interactive voice response system.
Securus Technologies offers public safety solutions regarding emergency response, public information and incident management. The public safety solutions help law enforcement agencies in collecting, visualizing, storing and distributing information in time to support public safety. The investigative solutions cover biometric analysis, data analytics and location-based services. The court appointed communication reporting program, and GPS electronic monitoring are services under the monitoring solutions. Friends and family of incarcerated persons can not only call, but they can visit the inmate from home through video visitations.
Having a reliable service provider to render you with the desired services, especially at critical times helps to ward off stress and frustrations. For instance, when an air conditioner breaks down during the summer, the services of reliable repair experts are vital. Goettl Air Conditioning serves as one of the service providers that honors its clients by offering outstanding services as follows:
Air Conditioning Services
Goettl offers a wide range of services in this case including installation, maintenance, and repair work. During the hot summer conditions, residential and commercial customers can call upon Goettl’s cooling services.
Air Quality in Indoor Settings
Goettl also serves individuals with respiratory difficulties in their residence due to the presence of pollutants and contaminants in the air.
During winter, individuals can rest assured that Goettl’s able technicians will address their heating needs. This can be through repair, replacement or installation of heat pumps, in-floor radiant heating systems or furnaces.
Recently, a client of Goettl posted a review on Angieslist regarding the services he or she received from the company. Through the review, it is clear that Goettl’s technicians are highly experienced, knowledgeable, trained and responsive.
Goettl Air Conditioning
Since its inception in 1939 by Gust and Adam Goettl, Goettl Air Conditioning has cemented its reputation and success in the heating and air conditioning sector. Even after its acquisition by Ken Goodrich, the company has maintained a legacy of prosperity in delivering exceptional customer services.
Goettl leverages the expertise and experience of its team of technicians and managers to provide clients with the best services in the market. Some of its primary services include the installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning systems, aqua chills, thermostats, evaporative coolers as well as zone control systems.
IAP Worldwide Services has announced the acquisition of aviation and logistics business owned by DRS Technologies, Inc.’s and the network solutions business owned by Tactical Communication(TCNS). The core services provided by the former include aircraft maintenance, logistics and other support services, and the latter is specialized in engineering, communications and technology support to government agencies such as Department of Defense. The aim of IAP is to integrate the businesses in its core products and services as part of its long-term growth strategy.
According to IAP Worldwide Services CEO, Al Neffgen, IAP has a track record of meeting the needs of its clients especially in emergency and contingency needs of the U.S. military. IAP’s success can be linked to its talented employees who have shown tremendous experience and capability to handle any challenge, especially in hostile places and circumstances. One of the divisions of IAP is the Readiness Management Support (RMS) that played a significant to set up the Afghanistan’s air traffic control system to help the Operation Enduring Freedom.
RMS was contracted by the Air Force Contract Argumentation Program (AFCAP) to complete the project that necessitated a partnership with the U.S. Air Force to design new airways, install and maintain communications equipment for radio coverage on airways. RMS personnel have continued to work with Afghan civil employees to control the Kabul FIR. It is one of the most congested airspaces because of its location on the major air route between South East Asia and Europe.
IAP boasts of having employees with unique skills, knowledge, and expertise that forms a cohesive whole. The employees exhibit a high level of commitment to the mission only comparable to the best companies in America. IAP is always seeking talented people passionate about working in a challenging environment and who desire to make a difference in the world. The company is made up of people who solve problems for others.
The recent acquisition of two business division is meant to increase capabilities that IAP Worldwide Services delivers to its customers and a strategy that will see the company double the size of its market share. The two business units will be integrated into one unit referred to as Aviation & Engineering Solutions. IAP intends to expand its client base from its primary customer (U.S. Department of Defense) to other agencies and International agencies. The growth strategy is in line with the company strategy established in 2016 based on lean operations, organic growth based on clients’ needs, and innovation in the services segment.
Learn more about IAP Worldwide Services: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Employer=IAP_Worldwide_Services,_Inc./Salary
Venezuelan Assemblyman José Manuel González Thinks His Country’s Inflation Rate Has Reached The Insanity Level
Venezuela is flushing itself down an economic toilet. The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has turned the country into a wasteland even though it sits on the largest oil reserves in the world. But oil is one of the reasons that Venezuela is in this mess in the first place, according to Deputy National Assemblyman José Manuel González. González tried to stop Hugo Chavez when he chose imports over domestic food production during the oil boom years. Chavez had a cash cow at his fingertips, and he spent the cash like a drunken sailor. Chavez did help people raise their standard of living, but he did at the expense of saving money for the future. His handpicked successor, Maduro, was left with empty pockets when the oil business crashed, and he didn’t have the sense to change the economic direction of the country.
González is a well-known entrepreneur in Venezuela, and as Deputy of the National Assembly from the state of Guárico he has the task of trying to bring some semblance of common sense in play when it comes to domestic food production and domestic business support. But Maduro may have tipped the economic scales too far, according to Mr. González. Venezuela’s inflation rate is traveling at warp speed. The current rate of inflation is 773 percent and it’s climbing every day. In one month, food prices rose 30 percent. Even opening the borders so people could find food in Colombia hasn’t helped. Maduro’s 50 percent minimum wage hike, which takes effect in September, is only going to increase inflation, according to González. The wage increase was Maduro’s way of dealing with the opposition that wants to remove him from office.
There is a national rally scheduled in September that will show Maduro that his time is up as president. He said the national petition to remove him is illegal, and some fear he will use the military to squash the rally. If that happens, Venezuela’s only salvation may be a revolution.