Avaaz Connects Activists to Create Change

When Avaaz launched in 2007, online activism was not the behemoth it is today. Before online petition tools, scripts for political advocacy calls, and social media access to politicians were commonplace, Avaaz, whose name means “voice” in Persian and several other languages spoken worldwide, launched with the goal of uniting idealists to create a better world.

Now, the organization is considered one of the most influential online activist tools. The Avaaz website, available in 15 languages, hosts petitions, member stories, and information on public issues from local to global scale. Members can also sign up for emails related to the organization’s issues of focus to receive calls to in-person action, prompts to write to and call government decision makers, and reliable, fact-based briefings on important issues.

Unlike some similar organizations, Avaaz is unique in two ways: rather than focusing on one set of issues, it provides a platform for its members to create change across many spheres, and it is entirely funded by donations from individuals, not corporate or government backers. Avaaz has a budget of over $12 million per year, which it has used to fund projects like large scale lobbying campaigns and providing internet access and communications equipment to activists in the Middle East. And because Avaaz is funded by donations only, its members have a say in where their money is going.

Connecting people across continents, language barriers, and gaps in access to information, Avaaz helps mobilize its members and amplify their voices to create positive change.

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Cassio Audi’s Early Career in Music

The famous financier and businessman were once a musician, something many people and millennials did not know. When he was young, he was serious about music and wanted to make it a career. In 1985, Cassio was with other band members including Andre Machado, Pit Passarell, and Fellipe Machado. In 1989, he left music and switched careers getting into the business world.

In the music sector, their band was well established and inspired by the Iron Maiden who was from Britain. Audi knew how to play the instruments, and the fans were very disappointed when he left music. His reason for quitting was to concentrate on the business world.

He was a fantastic drum player in concerts. It made him a star when the album “The Killer Sword.” was released. They had tracks like Nightmare, Princess from Hell and Killera. The album “Soldiers of Sunrise.” of 1987 also had some of the tracks. People believed that if he focused on music, the band would have been the best in South America.

They were given a four star by Allmusic on an album that they released. They recreated some of their original tracks and made them come out as prevalent than the first format or beat.as time went by; he felt that it was wise to go back to school. He minimized traveling and band tours.

Cassio Audi then went to the University of Sao Paolo where he got a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in Finance. In the solid career, he is also doing well and has made the companies that hire him to prosper. He is now popular in the corporate business world, and his expertise and skills in real estate are evident. Audi is also actively involved in the Brazil Stock Exchange making gains and giving advice.

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Omar Yunes and The Different Ways to Be an Entrepreneur

Many people have the dream of working for themselves. However, many people also consider that to be a pipe dream. The good news is that people can discover ways to work for themselves. While many of the methods that are available are not going to replace a full time job, one can expect to make a lot of supplemental income that is going to give them a little more comfort. For those that want to replace a full time job, one of the best things they can do is buy a franchise. This is what Omar Yunes has done as an entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, Omar Yunes is the owner of 13 franchises. Among them is Sushi Itto. As a franchisee, he has made plenty of contributions to all of his franchises in areas like Mexico City. Given all of his contributions, he has won the award of the best franchisee in the world. Therefore, he has a lot to be proud of. Also, the amount of money that comes from owning a franchise does not hurt. Omar has not only shown a lot of wisdom, but he has also shown a lot of diligence and creativity in the work he does to move his franchise forward.

Omar Yunes is an example of someone who knows how to find opportunities to bring forth success. Therefore, he is going to go even further than he has. He is also going to win more awards and bring forth an even greater reputation for himself and the franchises he owns. Omar Yunes also has a lot of humility when it comes to the recognition he has gained. He gives thanks to his employees and the work that they put forth in the franchises he owns. One thing that he makes sure is that the customers are satisfied.

Honey Birdette Will Add Sparks to Your Love Life

Honey Birdette is an Australian lingerie brand that is really turning heads and is growing rapidly in popularity. Honey Birdette has just launched its e-commerce site in order to keep up with the high demand from its US customers. Honey Birdette experienced an increase of 374% in US online sales alone in just 12 months and have designed a website to keep up with the high demand. The new site will offer more section, faster shipping, easier returns, and even free shipping on orders that are over a $50 value.

Honey Birdette is also planning to open its sensual boutiques in the US and is already quickly expanding into the UK with stores in London’s Covent Garden, in Leeds’ Victoria Gate, and Westfield White City.

Honey Birdette has 10 additional boutique locations picked out in the UK including at Westfield Stratford, Newcastle, Leeds, and Liverpool and is even planning to add 40 additional stores by the end of the next year. In Australia alone, Honey Birdette has 55 boutiques and is seriously considering expansion into Europe.

Honey Birdette did not come to be by accident. The boutique came to be because two friends has become fed up with not having the provocative selection in lingerie that they wanted and decided to change that.

Honey Birdette is becoming very well-known for its sexy lingerie and array of bedroom items. Honey Birdette is not just a regular boutique but is an experience. You can sip champagne while you shop the sultry collections and you will feel pampered by the luscious décor. Whatever you are into you will find it in one of their boutiques. They have S&M items, delicate lace lingerie, and any and everything in-between. You will certainly find the spark you have been looking for to spice up any relationship.

NuoDB and Innovation Within SQL Databases

NUOdb technology brings innovation to the field of SQL databases. It is an elastic database that has utility within cloud applications. It’s approach is unique amongst SQL databases via state of the art technology that allows for several processors to receive data as quickly and as easily as possible. NuoDB is unique in that it does not require sharding to scale. NuoDB is especially unique amongst SQL databases as it provides innovation in the field of relational databases. NuoDB

NuoDB is the brainchild of the developer NuoDB Inc., formerly known as NimbusDB when it was founded in 2008. It has been regularly upgraded since it’s release to the general public in January 2013. NuoDB was created by Jim Starkey, a veteran in the field of databases that was responsible for much of the earliest work on similar databases such as the BLOBs at the company Digital Equipment Corp. Starkey does not maintain the same level of involvement within NuoDB as he used to, but he still maintains a crucial role in supervising the development of the infrastructure. NuoDB hopes to continue to revolutionize databases for the foreseeable future.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

The Cancer Treatment Center of America is beginning to use a technical solution interface that can access clinical workflows. The Clinical program gives a better-improved way to receive information on the treatment process, without disturbing the clinical workflow of the physician. The interface clinical operating system consists of a large portion of oncologists across the country with easy to understand cancer care information.

When an individual opens the platform, there will be treatment regimens clarifying each patient’s course of action. Not to mention their particular disease stage and health conditions. Not only does compares treatment option but also provides an average marketing cost of delivery. By the same token, these procedures are mapped out in the EHR.

According to Wikipedia, This approach combines clinical based evidence with compassionate therapies for each patient’s individual needs. The most compelling evidence this supportive clinical data platform offers is the optimization of a patient’s quality of life while undergoing cancer treatments. The real-time functionality allows clinical team’s access to patient information at a touch of a button. If the clinical team needs to communicate to each other from different locations, they can do so through this platform to give more optical insight on each patient care needs.

It also expedites the process when getting an insurance approval for a particular procedure. Physicians also have access to well over 2,700 impartial evidence-based treatment regimens through the medical library of this platform. It goes without saying that this platform can benefit those seeking treatment through the Cancer Treatment Center.

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The center consists of five hospitals across the United States. The CTCA sticks to integrative methods of cancer care that operate through conventional tactics such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and more.

The professionals at CTCA use the leading edge technologies to provide advanced treatments that are custom-designed for every patient’s needs. They realize that no two patients or cancers are the same. It goes without saying that they do all they can to preserve the life of their patients.

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Success Academy Lives Up to its Name

Success Academy is a network of public charter schools in New York. It was started in 2006. The network has more than 41 schools today. The school accepts students from all over New York. It has programs for children with special needs. Success Academy won the Broad Prize for their efforts in improving academic performance and scalability a few days ago. The award is usually given to charter management organizations. It was presented at the National Charter Schools Conference. Success was recognized for its role in closing the gaps in society by providing opportunities to students from low-income families.

 

Success Academy received $250,000 as part of the award. Eva Moskovitz is the CEO of Success Academy. Eva was present to receive the award on behalf of the organization. She said that she does not believe that the ZIP code of a child’s residence should determine the outcome of their life. She stated that she had plans to open several other schools. so that they could serve 50,000 children around the country. Moskovitz added that a charter organization of that size would show that charter schools are a viable option. Success serves 15,000 students in New York City at the moment. This makes it the largest charter network in the area. Moskovitz finished by saying that they were in the process of launching a digital platform in the near future. The platform will allow them to share their content, training, and curriculum with other charter schools that want to emulate its success.

 

Success Academy has gained popularity for its unconventional approach to learning and education in general. They developed new English and Math curricula when they found the current ones to be inadequate for their needs. The charter schools that are a part of Success Academy were in the top schools in the state in Math, English, and Science proficiency. Success also won a high-profile case against New York City officials over a pre-kindergarten program. The network runs the program free from conditions set by the officials. This led city officials to cite it as a violation of a city contract.

http://nypost.com/2016/04/11/demand-is-overwhelming-to-get-kids-into-charter-schools/

Talos Energy Breaks into Mexican Waters

Energy companies have long sought a path around the crude monopoly that has enjoyed Mexican waters for almost eight decades. It wasn’t until earlier this year that any company has been successful in breaching this territory and energy investors and speculators are wondering what it could mean for the future.

When the Mexican government first announced that it would consider opening its waters to private entities looking to invest in their energy industry, Talos Energy, along with partners Premiere Oil and Sierra Oil, lobbied the government for first drilling rights. That was back in 2015, and after more than a year of negotiation and preparation this joint venture begun drilling efforts in May. This is the first of any such business to take place in Mexico since 1938.

Talos and its partners begun their drilling venture at the Zama-1 well, located in the Sureste Basin, just off the coast of Tobasco. It’s estimated that there will be approximately 100 to 500 million barrels of crude oil produced from this drilling and it will cost $16 million to do so. But in order to reach these estimates drilling will have to complete within 90 days.

The news is being well received by speculators, many of which expect this venture to set a new direction of energy growth in coming years. According to analysts from Edison Investment Research, many will be watching how Talos and company are received at the end of their initial license. A positive reception by Mexico after keeping foreign companies out of its waters for decades could mean a shift in policy from many countries that have a reputation of keeping energy companies out.

About Talos Energy:

Founded in 2012, Talos Energy is an American oil and gas company. Having spent years specializing in deep-water and shelf crude production, Talos Energy has become and ideal influential force in the development and production of technologies and techniques in exploration.

The ambitious culture within Talos Energy has not only made it a leader in the energy industry but an entity that continually invites partnerships and develops lasting relationships with countries innovating energy. This rate of growth is exemplified by the development and sale of known companies like Gryphon Exploration Company and Phoenix Exploration Company.

Avaaz and its Mission to Make the World a Better Place

Avaaz, a civic organization based in the U.S., is in a fight with the ill effects that affect the community, the planet, and the organisms. It is a non-profit activist group formed in 2007 that primarily targets the most critical issues of current days: poverty, climate change, corruption, animal rights, human rights, and conflicts. According to The Guardian, it is the largest and the most influential online activist network. To the people around the world, Avaaz is a promise for future as all its campaigns are looking to provide comprehensive solutions to the sustainability of the planet and its living beings.

 

The community has more than 44 million members from 194 countries, and this helps the group to make active interference in various countries with a common set of goals. It is working on a mission to connect with people across different nations, limit the gap between them, and transform the world into a new one that most of the people wanted. The community campaigns in 15 languages and known for some major victories in the past with the help of thousands of its volunteers. The group works in a united way to ensure the results, and it takes actions by signing petitions, calling and lobbying governments, emailing, funding media campaigns, direct actions, organizing offline protests and events, and more.

 

It facilitates a simple option of filing petition regarding anything that goes against the world order and less concerned about a sustainable future of the Earth and its organisms. It should be noted that the Paris Climate Accord that ensures climate change to a controlled level was a significant victory of Avaaz. Its other impactful interventions include ensuring free and open internet for everyone, efforts to protect the marine reserves and life, restricting the chemical agriculture encouraged by Monsanto, curtailing the Murdoch mafia, anti-corruption campaign in Brazil, and more.

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OSI Food Group Representative Spoke At Food Safety Summit

      The 2017 Food Safety Summit was held in Rosemont, IL this year and the event covered several seminars and instruction courses on different safety practices and newly discovered bacteria. One of the latest discovered bacteria is Listeria monocytogenes, a food-related bacteria that has caused notable concern in the national news. In a session discussing this bacteria, Shannon Birkett head of OSI Food Group’s Food Protection department spoke on controlling the bacteria. It’s no surprise that OSI Food Group would have their best speaking at this event considering they have maintained some of the healthiest food standards over the years.

OSI Food Group was actually known as Otto & Sons before it became a large international food distribution chain. Otto Kolschowsky is the man behind the company that actually started as a small butcher shop that catered to clients of all kinds in suburban Chicago. The Kolschowsky sons helped turn that shop into a major factory that produced finished meat products of all kinds. Otto & Sons was the McDonalds franchise chain’s first partner and in the 1980s they started growing operations internationally to match McDonalds’ demand for meat.

OSI Food Group services many more fast food chains today as well as Pizza Hut, and their products sold to foreign markets are distributed through locals who understand the local culture. The products include frozen unfinished meats in supermarkets, breakfast sausages and patties, finished pizzas and sandwiches, and side items that are prepackaged. OSI Food Group has bought out many food plants over the years, but their relationship with those companies operates more as a partnership than a takeover. Some of the companies they have made more profitable include Flagship Europe and Baho Foods in Europe. OSI Food Group has given back to the community through the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Jewish United Fund.

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