Importance Of Supporting Migration And Human Rights Defenders

In the recent years, there has been a rise in the unprecedented flows of migrant and asylum seeking refugees. To this end, migration and human rights defenders, and other civil groups have been coming to the fore to uphold their rights, provide assistance to the vulnerable groups and collaborate with governments to handle the refugee crisis.

Governments are required to protect migrants and take interest in partnering with other stakeholders. However, many governments have demonstrated unwillingness or inability to fulfill their obligations. Instead they have been placing strict regulations on groups that advocate for migration and human rights.

These groups need to be supported and given space to operate without unnecessary restrictions. Some instances of hostility on human rights defenders and civil society organizations include vilification, stigmatization, and retaliation against lawyers and human rights advocates in different countries. Some governments criminalize services that are directed towards migrants while others restrict freedom of expression. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a and  https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jim-larkin-2#/entity

These excessive limitations create a difficult working environment for human rights advocates and civil societies. However, there have been successful efforts to challenge immigration practices that undermine human rights. The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) has pushed for the prioritization of “defenders of migrant and refugee rights” by the UN Human Rights Council.

This situation has forced the High Commissioner to release a practical guidance of State policies on migrants. The Principles and Practical Guidance on Respecting the Human Rights of Migrants in Vulnerable Situations draft requires the State to respect all groups that advocate for human rights and offer assistance to migrants.

It states that the legitimate efforts of human rights advocates should not be criminalized by government laws and policies, but should be supported. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida  and Jim Larkin | Huffington Post

The principle holds the State and stakeholders accountable for violence, discrimination, reprisals or intimidation faced by these groups. Lastly, the principle requires the government to publicly support and promote the work of the human rights groups and civil societies.

About Lacey & Larkin

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund supports groups that advocate for migrant, civil, and human rights, including freedom of speech and civic participation in Arizona. Lacey & Larkin was co-founded by two reputable journalists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who use their settlement to fund the organization’s activities.

Recently, the two were arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In October 2007, the duo were awarded $3.75 million after being put behind bars for disclosing the ongoing grand jury proceedings that demanded their notes covering Sheriff Arpiao.

Astonishingly, the grand jury also sought the identity of citizens who read the journalists’ New Times stories online. Lacey and Larkin used their knowledge of the First Amendment rights to sue the county. In the end, the United States Court of Appeal made a ruling in their favor.

Hair Game Changer No-Poo Shampoos

There are many benefits of using a no-poo shampoo. The name may sound contradictory, but this type of shampoo actually has an edge over the traditional shampoo and conditioner cleansing routine.

One of the popular no-poo shampoos is the cleansing conditioner from WEN by Chaz. The brand WEN by Chaz was founded by Chaz Dean. As a hard worker and perfectionist, Chaz Dean decided that his product would not be released until it was high-quality and and something consumers would smile over.

Created without harsh chemicals (such as sodium laureth sulfate), WEN by Chaz’s cleansing conditioner won’t wash away all of the hair’s natural oils that it needs to stay strong and healthy. With only the grease and environmental dirt getting washed away, natural oils are allowed to continue their job of protecting the hair. With extra protection come many benefits. The first benefit is that hair looks shinier in a healthy way. The second benefit is that the hair is smoother and healthier, which means that one may no longer need extra deep-conditioning products after using WEN by Chaz’s cleansing conditioner. With stronger, more conditioned hair, comes longer hair that requires less trimming of split ends. Cleansing conditioners not only allow less trips to the salon, but also less time to get ready; with less products to use (as the cleansing conditioner is a 2-in-1 hair product), less time is needed to wash and conditioner the hair. Having great hair no longer has to take great time.

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Larry King Moderates U.S. Money Reserve’s DRTV Program

Recently, U.S. Money Reserve inaugurated a new direct response television (DRTV) program known as the 2016 Gold Summit. The company is one of the world’s leading private distributors of U.S. as well as foreign government issued gold, platinum, and silver legal tender products. Larry King was the moderator of the 28- minute program that took place at the 2016 Gold Summit held in Los Angeles, California.

Michael Reagan, President Ronald Reagan’s eldest son was also featured on the show. Reagan started by elucidating President Reagan’s strong belief that Americans have the right to own gold. In addition, three panelists talked informatively about the benefits of owning U.S. government gold. They also spoke about volatility in the present financial market, recent world events affecting gold’s bull market, as well as the purchasing power of the dollar.

The three panelist are Brad Castillo, former U.S. Money Reserve’s vice president in charge of sales, John Rothans, the master numismatist at U.S Money Reserve, and Philip Diehl. The latter is the president of U.S. Money Reserve. Philip is also the chairman of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.

Angela Koch, the CEO of U.S. Money Reserve, said that The 2016 Gold Summit show was a proof of the talent and hard work exhibited by the company’s award winning production team. They were honored to feature Larry King as the moderator of the show. He guided the discussion on the various topics regarding precious metals. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-money-reserve-wins-four-awards-at-20th-annual-videographer-awards-for-creative-work-300317828.html

Angela noted that the longstanding relationship with Michael Reagan and his connection with Larry King played a pivotal role in ensuring that the show is successful. The favorable environment provided by the U.S. Money Reserve made it possible for the two veterans to collaborate in the distinct and timely program.

The DRTV show was broadcast in select media markets nationwide. This information was originally published on PRNewswire as highlighted in this link http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-money-reserve-launches-new-direct-response-television-show-featuring-moderator-larry-king-300335408.html

About U.S. Money Reserve

According to PR Newswire, U.S. Money Reserve was instituted by gold market veterans. They combined professional market knowledge with high end customer service to provide clients with proper advice. The company has evolved into one of the premier private distributors of precious metals.

Over the years, U.S. Money Reserve has rendered its services to over 400,000 clients. Today, most of them are benefiting from their wise purchases. The company has recruited the services of experienced account executives and coin research professionals, who play a pivotal role in ensuring that they satisfy clients’ utilities by developing innovative products.

The company’s professionals aid customers to identify the right combination of precious metals that will maximize the outcome of their portfolios.

Atlanta Hawks Files a Lawsuit Against an Insurance Firm

Bruce Levenson is a partner and the co-founder of the United Communications Group. He is also the director of Atlanta Spirit and a co-founder of UCG. Before launching the UCG Company, Levenson used to write for the Observe Publishing and Washington Star.

Bruce Levenson is a former owner of Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta Hawks owns the Atlanta Hawks basketball team.

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball company, which is the previous owner of the NBA franchise, has succeeded in filing a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Insurance company. The lawsuit is for a supposed breach of contract that involved the settlement of numerous claims that were made by Danny Ferry.

Danny Ferry is the former general manager of the firm. However, the lawsuit does not include the current ownership of the hawk’s basketball company that is currently led by Tony Ressler.

The lawsuit is as a result of bad insurance faith and also a breach of contract. The Atlanta Hawks in the lawsuits claim that they had insured the company against losses that may be accrued as a result of employment malpractices such as workplace torts and acts of wrongful termination.

Ferry and the Hawks ownership had agreed on a secret buyout agreement that ended their six-year relationship. The lawsuit points out that the insurance company, referred to as American International Group Inc., had refused to accept that a claim had been lodged. This could have led to the triggering of the policy automatically.

American International Group Inc. had refused to participate in the defense of the lodged claims or the acceptance of the coverage. This resulted in the said breach of contract and the eventual refusal by the insurance company to pay for the covered losses.

The lawsuit makes a demand of an extra 50 percent in a penalty for the unpaid amount and the coverage of the attorney’s fees. The insurance company is so far proving uncooperative because the emails that were recently sent to the firm were not returned.

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Helane Morrison and the chase for fraudulence

Helane Morrison is the Chief at Hall Capital Partners LLC that was charged with the management of the regional enforcement activities in SEC since 1996, but that was before she got promoted to being the regional director. Soon, Helane would become a famous figure inside SEC for leading investigations in cases of fraud, violations and a very known case of fraud with NextCard.

 

Working since she left the School of Law in 1984, she began as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Helane studied journalism at the Northwestern University where she graduated. She later earned her Juris Doctor title at the University of California, Berkeley. Today, she is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Capital Partners LLC.

 

Years after Ms. Morrison joined the San Francisco Office of SEC; she stated in 1999 that she would still be chasing cases of frauds and local traders while she is in charge of the administration. Being promoted to being the Chief of the district, she won’t abandon the aggressive approach that her team has been doing for the past years. Many investigations turned into a successful enforcement action as the case against the Republic Securities of New York. The outstanding results of these three years in charge were going to cause a significant increase in the size of the office’s staff.

 

In 2007, October, Helane Morrison stated that she would be leaving her spot as the Regional Director for SEC to continue her career in the Hall Capital Partners LLC. Having led the San Francisco office since 1996 when she started being part of the corporation. Her old team is very sad with her departure, stating that she brought important cases and made the team double in size during her command. Helane was truly passionate about her job and was always very dedicated to serving her nation and protecting investors all over the United States. Helane stated that she feels honored for being the chosen person to lead the San Francisco office.

 

In San Francisco, Ms. Morrison was able to stock many cases of financial fraud against renowned companies like HBO & Co., Google, and Hawaiian Airlines. She also solved a case of an insurance company in Texas that was using a false sales value of the security service to commit fraud. Although she was a strong leader of the commission in SEC, she still has great promises in her new position as Chief Compliance in Hall Capital Partners.

Betsy Devos and her Fierce Involvement in the Education Sector

Personal background

Elizabeth “Betsy” Devos graduated from Holland Christian High School. She advanced her studies at the Calvin College at Grand Rapids where she attained a bachelor’s degree in arts. She began her political journey at Calvin College. Betsy is married to a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and activist, Duck Devos. She has four children and five grandchildren.

Work History

Betsy Devos seeks for innovative solutions to most social problems. Together with her husband, she founded the Windquest Group, a company that invests in clean energy, manufacturing as well as investing.

Philanthropy work

Betsy is an active philanthropist, and she pursues reforms through donations. She is the chairperson of Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. In addition, she is a member of multiple national and local boards such as the Kids Hope USA, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mars Hill Bible Church, and etcetera.

Betsy is among the leading advocates for the educational choice movement. The movement has been growing at a rapid rate and is very popular, especially among the Latinos. Betsy joined the movement from the time it was considered radical. According to her, she was moved by the parents who sacrificed a lot to ensure that they send their kids to safe learning environments. Together with her husband, they started supporting some children from the Potter’s House Christian School. Their passion for helping parents from low-income families educate their children intensified, and it led to the establishment of a foundation that gave scholarships to low-income families so that they could send their kids to good schools.

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However, Betsy realized that the foundation was not very effective as it would not impact on many students. This compelled her to intensify her involvement in the Educational Choice Movement. Betsy is always trying to get a lasting solution to ensure most students get better education options. According to Betsy, her greatest achievement was Florida. The state has a widespread educational choice that has an ever-growing number of beneficiaries, currently over 50,000.

The Devos Foundation gave out donations worth $11.6 million in 2015. The couple’s lifetime giving is $139 million. According to Forbes, the Devos family was position 24 on the 2014 list of America’s top givers. The donations given to Christian schools from 1999 to 2014 are $8.6 million. Charter schools and public schools received $5.2 million and $59,750 respectively. The Grand Rapids Christian high school received @2.39 million. The Ada Christian School received $652,000 while the Holland Christian School Received $485,000.

Betsy advocates for student’s freedom and is looking forward to the growth of digital learning. For over three decades, Betsy has led several campaigns, political action committees, and party organizations. Currently, her political efforts are based on advancing educational choices.

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George Soros Seeks To Protect Democracy around the World

In the U.S. the name George Soros is closely linked to the advancement of a liberal outlook on life and career, but across the planet the Hungarian born survivor of the Nazi Occupation of World War II is seen as a major leader in bringing democracy to as many as possible in closed societies. Forbes reports George Soros was born in 1930 in Hungary and survived the Nazi Occupation of the country, only to find himself living under the rule of Communist dictator Joseph Stalin after hostilities ended and the Allied Forces failed to protect the citizens of what would become the Soviet Eastern Bloc.

The early experiences of his life seem to have informed many of the decisions George Soros has undertaken over the course of his career in terms of the philanthropic donations he has made as a political and charitable donor. Soros himself under took a refugee journey in 1947 that took him from Communist controlled Hungary to London where he began the studies that would lead him to Wall Street and a career as one of the most respected hedge fund managers in the history of the financial industry. Politico explains the need to assist refugees across the planet still burns in George Soros as he felt the refugee crisis in Europe was so important in 2016 he missed a scheduled appearance at the Democratic National Convention to keep a closer eye on the situation unfolding across the European Union.

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George Soros is reported to have become more politically engaged than at any time in the recent past as he has taken a major interest in the work of a number of foundations created in his name. The Open Society Foundations George Soros established in the 1980s has developed into one of the world’s most important protectors of human rights and an educator on the benefits offered by living in a democratic country; Politico reveals the Open Society Foundations has benefited from around $13 billion in funding from the personal fortune of Soros. In a bid to make sure the left of the political spectrum in the U.S. remains active across the nation George Soros has also renewed his partnership with the Democracy Alliance, which includes a number of the wealthiest political donors on the Democratic side of the spectrum who look to Soros for guidance on many different political matters. Read more about George at The New York Times.

The political stance of George Soros has always remained consistent with a large number of donations made to the campaigns of left leaning candidates and causes. The 2016 Presidential election saw George Soros provide more than $25 million in funding for the campaign and Super PAC’s of Democrat Hillary Clinton as Soros saw the need to fight the rise of those on the extreme right of U.S. politics. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

Finding Investments in Brazil: Igor Cornelsen Can Make Things Happen

If you want to invest around the world, you need to find places where economic growth is high. There are a lot of people who are looking to Brazil as a way to make extra money. The economy there is strong and it is also growing rapidly. Over time, this is something that you should look at to add to your portfolio at http://igorcornelsen.yolasite.com/. A variety of world renowned investors are coming to this area in order to drive value for the future. Not only that, but a lot of people are excited about the changes that are being made to make things in Brazil easier for others. If you are ready to take your investments to the next level, you need to learn from people who are already doing so.

Stock Market

When it comes to the stock market on linkedin.com, you need to make sure you are investing in areas that are going to have growth and are also safe. Brazil is a great country that will meet both of these standards. Although the country is growing rapidly, the leadership there has a plan for the future. Igor Cornelsen is an investor in Brazil who sees all of the future potential growth that is coming to the country. He is hoping that his investments pay off over the long term financially and in other areas. With all of the choices when it comes to investing, you need to make sure you make the right decision for your life and career. He is the type of person who can help you get to the next level in a variety of ways on snappages.com.

Future Plans

Learning from the best in the business is a great way to drive success. Over time, Igor Cornelsen has proven that he understands how to help others get to their goals. There are a lot of people in the area who are learning his strategies and are excited about the future with him. If you are ready to start investing, Igor Cornelsen is a great person to learn from when it comes to basic investing.

ONCOTARGET: SPREADING MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE

Oncotarget is an online weekly medical journal. It offers freely accessible peer reviewed article relating to oncology, cell biology, neuroscience, cardiology, oncology, endocrinology and other sub disciplines of the biomedical field. The founders of Oncotarget are Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei Gudkov. They established it in 2010 with Impact Journals as its publisher. Oncotarget aims at spreading medical knowledge to reach more people, more rapidly. This was to fill in the gaps existing in the access and sharing of such knowledge. They realized that most online journals restrict their access which in return keeps most of the scientific discoveries unknown among people. Additionally, researchers have a hard time finding relevant knowledge during their researches which further impairs them.

Another limiting factor to scientific knowledge that Oncotarget recognized is mistaken rejection of scientific work but other journals. This not only discourages authors but also limits the amount of research papers done. Oncotarget therefore gives a second chance to papers that have been accidentally rejected. The authors of such papers are required to send the article, the peer-reviews received from the other journal and the rebuttal letter. It then analyses the rebuttal letter to assess the validity of the rejection. If invalid, the paper is reviewed again by the team at Oncotarget. Learn more about Oncotarget at Bioxbio.com.

Blagosklonny and Gudkov are the editors in chief of Oncotarget. They are also co-workers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York where Blagosklonny is a professor of oncology and Gudvok serves as the Senior Vice President for Basic research for the institution. They have worked together for a long time and are passionate about medical science. They are therefore a great team to lead Oncotarget.

Blagosklonny is interested in cancer research and has greatly engaged in it. He deals in development of innovative preventive measures, treatments and anti-cancer stratagem. He recently developed a hypothesis that argues that Target of Rapamycin (TOR) could have possible role in the aging process. The theory associates aging with the hyper functioning of the body cells. Blagosklonny has done numerous researches and has authored or co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed papers. He holds a MD in internal medicine and a PhD in cardiology from First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Peterburg. Follow Oncotarget journal on Twitter.

Arthur Becker – Dedicated Real Estate Investor with a Background in Tech Industry

One of the fastest growing businesses in the world is the real estate industry. No matter what the economy of the country is like, the demand for real estate is always on the rise. This is the reason why many people are looking to enter this industry and make a career out of it. But it is easier said than done. To be successful in the real estate sector, one need to work hard and keep them updated about everything that is going on in the industry. Also, people need to have a future outlook to know which investment will earn them greater ROI. One way to earn money is through real estate investment. One can invest in different aspects of real estate such as purchasing land, homes, townhouses, buildings and others.

Real estate investing can offer many benefits to the investors, but only if it is done correctly. People from the different financial background can do well in the industry if they have the will and the passion. One of the investors that have shifted to the real estate sector after a successful career in technology is Arthur Becker. After making millions in biotech and InfoTech industry, he moved to the real estate industry in New York, since he thought that the current real estate industry was not enough for the growing demand of quality and prestigious real estate projects. His shift to the industry was not in vain, and according to Bloomberg.com, he is among the top investors in real estate in New York today.

Arthur Becker has a strong educational background that helps him understand the dynamics of business. He went to Bennington College from where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Administration top of his class, reveals perezhilton.com. For him, this wasn’t enough, and he then enrolled in Tuck School of Business to get another degree in Business. His first job was at Navisite and quickly rose to the position of CEO. After working there for eight years, he joined Zinio Company. It was here when he showed interest in the real estate industry and started to invest in properties that could provide profits in the future.

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