Avaaz Stands Up for Injustices in Democratic Society

Avaaz is a US-based organization that stands up for ethical practices such as human rights and animal rights and takes a stand against things like climate change, corruption, war, poverty, and conflict. The Avaaz organization is currently known as and marketing itself as “the globe’s largest and most powerful online activist network”. Avaaz is taken from the Persian language and means “voice” or “song”. The word “voice in the English language is also connected to the term Avaaz and the organization was established in January 2007.

Avaaz takes action against these various causes that they stand up against by signing petitions, organizing (PEACEFUL) demonstrations, and supporting independent press releases on conflictual topics. Avaaz was founded by Res Republica which promoter civil discourse and appropriate actions through his organization and was co-founded by Ricken Patel. The organization is also run by the same website that runs and backs MoveOn.org as an organization.

Beginning in 2009, Avaaz decided not to take any corporate foundations or corporations but is funded by private corporations and has not accepted a private donation for more than $5000 either. It’s the generosity of each individual member that helps the group raise funds successfully. It’s estimated that there are about 10,000 online, active Avaaz members and so far there have been about $20 million raised to date for various causes. The suggestions come from members as to where this money should go and what causes they should try to “shine a light on” to make a difference.

Demonstrators consistently organize peaceful protests, sit-ins, rallies, phone chains, and media-friendly stunts to get the word out about how they feel on different issues and to raise public awareness of the injustices done throughout our democratic societies today. They also fight against things like sexism, racism, classism, and other bigotry that they feel still helps divide our world today.

It’s Yanni Hufnagel

For the most part, athletes experience extreme difficulty in playing sports professionally. Although it remains a possibility, it also remains a rarity. Furthermore, athletes do not make it to the NBA often. Moreover, NBA players possess an innate ability and an unmatched work ethic. Also, a basketball coach remains as equally as important as a basketball player. Although basketball players physically execute playing the sport, they lack the ability to develop strategies the way that a coach would. In particular, Yanni Hufnagel understands the importance of being a great coach. As a result, he remains one of college basketball’s most sought-after coaches. For those unaware, Yanni Hufnagel remains a pioneer in the world of basketball.

To begin, Hufnagel possesses Jewish ancestry. Moreover, Yanni grew up in a neighborhood filled with people from all walks of life. During his childhood, Yanni became actively involved in sports. In spite of demonstrating his abilities, he remained unable to play for his high school basketball team. Instead, Yanni Hufnagel became a commentator for the school. After graduating high school, Hufnagel played for Pennsylvania State University. Moreover, Hufnagel played for the school’s lacrosse team. Aside from possessing an unmatched talent, Yanni led the team to several victories. After one year, he transferred to Cornell University.

Then, Yanni Hufnagel worked as an intern with the New Jersey Nets for one year. While there, Hufnagel learned from some of the NBA’s most prominent players. In addition, Yanni also perfected his coaching abilities. With that being said, Yanni attended the University of Oklahoma after he completed the internship. During this time, he worked as an assistant coach and he also earned a master’s degree. Aside from increasing his visibility, he became an inspiration to the basketball team and his colleagues. In closing, Yanni Hufnagel helped coach Blake Griffin.

The Activism Activities of Avaaz

Avaaz is a US-based progressive NGO that promotes global activism on regional, national, and global issues. It is considered one of the largest activist networks on the internet. The name is obtained from languages around Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In many of these languages, Avaaz translates to “voice” or “song.” The English word “voice” is also very close to the name of the group. Their aim is to bring together individuals of different nationalities to voice their opinion on issues such as climate change, corruption, animal rights, human rights, and all sort of conflict.

As a global community, Avaaz uses 17 languages in its campaigns. It has established core teams on six continents. They currently have about a hundred employees, although they are served by thousands of volunteers around the world. This is quite easy for the organization since it is based on the internet.

Members of the organization keep it running by making donations. Avaaz has not received any donations from corporations and has not accepted any payment of over $5,000. They only accepted donations from foundations before 2009 as they were only a start-up and had to pay their staff. Currently, their primary source of funding is through contributions from individual members.

The civic organization was founded in 2007 by Ricken Patel. Presently, he is the president and executive director of the group. According to him, the goal of the organization is to unite people with practical ideologies around the globe. So far, they have shown support for freedom and human progress by supporting environmental conservation, challenging GMOs and supporting protesters in democratic countries. They have been involved in setting up internet proxies for political and civic protesters and even sending communication equipment to them.

Also, they participated in the sending of medical equipment to Syrian territories that were held by rebels. These were transported through smuggling routes and were worth $2 million. International journalists were also smuggled into Syria by Avaaz during the civil war.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter @avaaz

Two New Retail Fronts Opened Up By Luxury Lingerie Brand Honey Birdette

The luxury lingerie and sensuality store Honey Birdette has been growing at a fast rate since it was established in 2006 by Eloise Monaghan. Across the world the Honey Birdette brand has become a popular option for customers from a range of backgrounds and budget ranges who are looking to take advantage of the sensual products on offer for living the Honey Birdette lifestyle; in both the U.S. and U.K. the Honey Birdette sensual stores have become a fast growing success that has inspired a new level of expansion and growth for the brand.

Honey Birdette has focused much of its expansion on the U.K. where the Australian brand has made the decision to expand upon the three physical stores already opened in south of England; the growth of the brand in the U.K. has been so impressive the company has unveiled plans for a further 37 stores to open across the U.K. by the end of 2018.

As a global brand, Honey Birdette is looking to develop its position across North America by ensuring its Online store is of the highest quality and is known for its ease of use. U.S. based Online sales grew a reported 374 percent across 2016 to inspire a dedicated Website to be created by the sensuality based store.

The popularity of the Honey Birdette brand is initially based upon the impressive lingerie and sensual products created under the watchful gaze of Eloise Monaghan, but continues as customers become immersed in the luxury lingerie lifestyle of the brand.

Each Honey Birdette store is created to express the luxury nature of the brand that includes sales associates showing off the products of the brand as customers sip champagne behind the iconic black doors that have become the trademark of the physical locations of this Australia based brand.

For more information follow Honey Birdette on Facebook.

Cancer Treatment Center of America Partners with NantHealth and AllScripts

In an exciting move to provide excellence in patient care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America have partnered with NantHealth and AllScripts to utilize Eviti®, a technology driven clinical decision support solution. The program integrates with electronic health records system Clinical Pathways and extrapolates information relevant to the patient. This information can include information about treatment options, statistics on recommended courses of action, comparison of treatment options, pricing information, and up-to-date information about clinical tests and trials relevant to the patient.

An additional advantage of Eviti® is information is instantly sent to all physicians involved in treatment, and billing is started immediately with patient’s insurance companies. This reduces the guesswork that has plagued doctors in recent years of understanding what is going on with different doctors the patient is working with. For example, the oncologist would have immediate access to recommendations from the patients pain management specialist; a needed surgery will be submitted for pre-approval to insurance more quickly, thereby receiving a faster approval, and saving vital time to treat patients before cancer can spread.

As stated on Wikipedia, Cancer Treatment Centers of America is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and has five hospitals throughout the United States dedicated to providing cutting-edge oncology services, as well as diagnostic services, emotional support, nutritional information, and any other professional services needed to improve both the quality of care and the patient’s quality of life through all stages of cancer recovery.

Both inpatient and outpatient services are offered, and some local hospitals nearby offer discounted hotel rates for friends and families of patients. The staff is dedicated to patient satisfaction, which is evidenced by the fact over 92 percent of patients would recommend Cancer Treatment Centers of America to another person. The hospitals are accredited with multiple oncology organizations, radiology associations, and other review boards.

Read more about CTCA here.

Talos Energy Is Leveraging A New Opportunity In The Mexican Energy Industry

New reforms in the Mexican energy sector have seen it open up an otherwise restricted industry to foreign players. These reforms are part of the measures being undertaken by the Mexican government to revive an otherwise ailing sector. The new developments have opened up the industry to other to competition from other foreign companies.

One group that has sought to take advantage of the reforms is the Dallas-based oil and gas exploration firm known as Talos Energy. This enterprise has partnered together with two other players namely Premier Oil Plc from London and Sierra Oil & Gas to drill the first offshore well in Sureste Basin off the coast of Tabasco state. The well goes into the history books as the first one to be drilled by a different business entity other than the state-run Petroleos Mexicanos.

The well that Talos Energy is drilling is called Zama – 1 and has the potential to generate between 100 million and 500 million barrels of crude oil during its lifespan. Zama well is touted as one of the most attractive wells to be drilled in the Mexican oil and gas sector this year. The structure of the Surestse basin on which Zama is drilled suggests that the project will yield the expected amount of crude oil.

According to the joint venture between Talos and her partners, Talos Energy will operate the well and its stake in the venture is capped at 35%. Sierra and Premier hold the remaining stake at 40 and 25 percent sharing, respectively.
Talos Energy has cut out a niche for itself in the global energy sector. The company boasts of an ever-so-promising future given that it has achieved several feats within the short period it has run its operations. On the list of best workplaces by Workplace Dynamics, Talos Energy is leading. Much of the success at Talos Energy can be attributed to the enterprise culture at the firm. The company strives to ensure that all its employs own part of the business.

Talos Energy is keen on redefining the Mexican oil and gas sector by bringing in an innovative culture to the process of asset acquisition, exploration, and exploitation.

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Avaaz – New Age Activism

Avaaz is a global civic organization of over 44 million members in 194 countries. The organization focuses on a variety of different social issues such as climate change, poverty,human rights and animal rights. The organization was founded and currently led by Ricken Patel, a graduate of Oxford University. Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, and David Madden are among the co founders of the organization.
Avaaz is an internet centered activist group, focusing on reaching their goals through online campaigns and petitions. With the organization being centered around the internet, Avaaz can go beyond the location restraints of traditional activist groups and reach large numbers of people around the globe. Being launched in 2007, the group is fairly young reaching 10 years of establishment this year(2017). Over that short amount of time the group has managed to grow at an extremely rapid pace, becoming one of if not the most powerful civil organization in the world.
Avaaz, which means voice in several languages, started off with a goal to unite people from all over the world through common problems, with the common want of making the world into the world that people want. By not necessarily focusing on the quality of the world today but instead focusing on what people of the world want it to be, and producing a plan to reach the the ideal world. Their plan is to let every individual have a voice ,but at the same time work together as an organization to reach whatever goal is in mind. By visiting the Avaaz website, anyone can start a petition on any issue from something as small as something in your community to something that effects millions of people around the world.

Maggie Gill a Very Capable CEO Who is Working to Improve Health Care Today

Margaret (Maggie) Gill from 1994 until 2004 was with Tenet Healthcare in the South Florida Health system as their chief financial officer. During her time with Tenet, she worked at North Shore Medical Center in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida as well as Palmetto General in Hialeah, Florida. She joined Memorial Health in 2004 as the Vice President of finance and managed care. In 2005 she was made chief operating officer and in 2011 she was named the president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health.

 

Maggie graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature/Letters and earned an MBA (Honors) from the Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Florida. She then completed a strategic thinking and management course at Wharton School.

 

Outside of her job with Memorial Health her family is most important to her. She has a 10-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. When time allows, they like to travel together, participate in weekend activities around Savanah. They also enjoy hiking and fishing together.

 

When the Georgia Medical Society hosted the 16th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards Memorial Health was given seven awards. These awards are given to recognize the people who have dedicated their career to helping to improve the health care and well-being of their communities. As well as being a benefit for people in today’s world it will also have an impact on the next generation to come.

 

Maggie Gill recently announced Memorial Health’s partnership with EON Health. This partnership will introduce a no-premium Medicare Advantage plan that will have inexpensive prescription co-payments for the people who are on Medicare in South Carolina and Georgia counties in 2017. Benefits like hearing, dental and free transportation are not always available, however, Memorial Health has found a common ground in EON Health’s focus on offering preventive care.

 

There are changes coming to the Health Care industry and Maggie Gill has unveiled her Pathways to Excellence with she identified approximately $12.6 million in savings that included $7.6 million from Premier Incorporated. Premier is a healthcare improvement company in Charlotte, North Carolina. This initiative will be part of Memorial Health’s $20 million-a-year plan which will look to provide the provider with results in the next six to eighteen months and opportunities for the future that are strategic.

 

She is an Associate Professor of Medical Education at Mercer University, as well as a board member, a Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and a board member of Union Mission Social Services.