Conflict Resolution

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-07-2017

“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.”

U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s sincere take on world activism powerfully evokes the thoughts and feelings of multitudes. And among those who share her sentiment, are the heralded activist group Avaaz.org.

‘Avaaz’ means ‘voice’ in various middle eastern and European countries. And Avaaz.org’s mission is to give people from all over the world just that – a voice to be heard. Since 2007, Avaaz has been focused on getting people to stand up for themselves and take action. Currently, their outreach spans about 6 continents and 15 languages.

Avaaz accomplishes this with the use of various tactics that range from public petitions, videos, and emails to sit-ins, rallies and media stunts. They target world issues that center around climate change, human rights, corruption, animal rights, poverty, and conflict.

One of their most notable examples of this was on full display when Avaaz took a myriad of cardboard pigs to the World Health Organization, in an effort to demand an investigation into the possible links between swine flu and enormous pig farms. The number of protesters that turned out was absolutely astounding! It’s said that activists lined up for over a 3-mile stretch, from the Dalai Lama to the Chinese embassy in London to initiate talks between the two sides.

So as you can see, Avaaz is certainly no stranger to controversy. And by looking at their unique approach to conflict resolution throughout the world, it’s safe to say that the best is yet to come!

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Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Activist | Posted on 19-07-2017

It is the right for each person to lead a comfortable and peaceful life with no fear of being pushed away or sidelined due to various factors such as race or gender. However, as much as many people understand the laws stipulated to protect each individual, there exists a small group of people who don’t want to acknowledge other people. With such a conflict of interest, commotions have arisen, and people have been subjected to hate and discrimination. Since such incidences have been on the rise since the early 19th century, lobbying groups that tend to talk on behalf of the discriminated people have been formed.

This article is going to take a look at two groups that have been on the forefront in fighting for the equal rights of refugees, immigrants and supporting civil rights.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights was founded in the year 1986 with the sole purpose being to defend and expand on the rights of refugees and immigrants regardless of where they came from or their immigration status. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

For over three decades now, the organization has drawn attention and membership from a diverse group of immigrant communities as well as actively built successful alliances with various global movements that support social and economic justice.

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights bases its policies on four pillars namely Immigrant Justice & Rights, Immigration Policy Returns, International Migrant Rights & Global Justice, and the Seeking Border Justice. Each pillar is subjected to deal with different issues affecting immigrants and refugees.

For instance, the Immigrant Justice & Rights policy has been set aside to address the plights that refugees face in their own countries or foreign ones. On the other hand, the Seeking Border Justice policy primary role is to address the issues that affect refugees when they try to enter another country without the required documents.

Since immigration and the influx of refugees in different countries tend to affect everybody, NNIRR encourages the ordinary citizen to get involved and offer a helping hand via funding and signing of petitions. For instance; the organization currently has an active petition which if successful will address the detention of asylum seekers and families who are entering the USA.

Once the required signatures have been attained, the lobby group will submit the petition to the mandated government bodies. The main aim of this petition is to address the harassment subjected to asylum seekers by the Trump administration.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is an organization that fights for the civil and human rights. As the name suggests, the organization was formed by two journalists namely Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey after they got paid more than $3.75 million in a court settlement after their illegal arrest and detention by the Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio.

The primary purpose of the fund is to support different groups that advocate for the rights of immigrants, human, and civil society groups.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

PHILANTHROPY AND SUCCESS WORKING TOGETHER

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-07-2017

James Dondero has made a good name as a philanthropist and participant of community development. For several decades he has supported charity causes such as constructing educational facilities and public amenities in Dallas. Lately, he has re-established a zoo for the hippos. People are excited to go and watch the hippos in their new state-of-the-art facility.

Millions of people go to the zoo every year.However, this year it will be different. The hippo habitat is indeed a fascinating exhibition. This project has taken about fifteen years to materialize. People from Dallas had to travel to Africa and watch hippos. After the project was completed, Dallas people do not have to fly out anymore to see hippos.

Highlands Capital Management donated one million dollars to this project. After a famous hippo had died in a certain outpost, reconstruction plans began. The donation fund was able to construct 5000 square feet lode for hippos. Their habitat is characterized by an open area with a perfect view to the hippos. The total amount of rehabilitating the zoo was about fourteen million dollars.

Besides James Dondero, other philanthropists such as Harold Simmons, Eugene McDermott, Hal and Diane Brierly also participated. The outcome of the zoo has exceeded the expectations of many. The overseer of this zoo agrees that it was more than they hoped to achieve. The community is grateful for this benevolent act of all the well-wishers who participated.

For more than thirty years, James Dondero has been working in equity and credit markets. His specialization has been in distressing and high-yield investments. He has co-founded Highlands Capital Management and he is also its president. The firm was established in 1993 and it has been leading in collateralization loan obligation development. It also develops solutions oriented in credit for institutions and retail investors in the world.

Apart from Highlands Capital Management, Mr. Dondero also chairs Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank and CCS Medical. He is a member of the board in American Banknote. Before Mr. Dondero began Highlands Capital, he worked for Protective Life as a chief investment officer. Specifically, he served the GIC subsidiary but working with it since its inception. In 1989 and 1993, GIC has attained worth of about $2B.

Omar Yunes named Best Franchisee in the World

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-07-2017

On December 5, 2015 Omar Yunes of Sushi Itto took first place in the Best Franchisee in the World competition. The competition took place in Florence, Italy where Yunes was recognized for his contributions to his brand. The story of Yunes is an inspiring one, as he became franchisee of the Japanese food chain at the young age of 21, and has worked his way up to now owning 13 franchised units. These restaurants, located in Mexico City, Puebla, and Veracruz, make up roughly 10% of the units Sushi Itto has.

After receiving the award, Yunes beamed with pride about not only his successes, but those of the company as a whole. “I feel very proud. I am only the representative, the reality is that this is a prize of the 400 employees of the 13 units that manage and the brand that has allowed us to innovate”, he said. It is clear that Yunes has a talent for delegating praise and prestige, two factors that contributed to his win at the BFW competition.

The 2015 BFW was attended by representatives from 34 countries, where each franchise was evaluated based on it’s effect on the network as a whole, not necessarily the brand. For example, Yunes was awarded for his contributions in terms of knowledge, savings he implemented, how well he was able to motivate his employees, and overall improvements to the model. The franchisee-franchise relationship is something that Yunes worked tirelessly on to improve, and he was recognized for these efforts at the BFW competition.

Yunes’ success was seen by everyone throughout the organization, including CEO Benjamin Cancelmo. Cancelmo proceeded to acknowledge that the award signifies Sushi Itto is fulfilling it’s duty to offer not only excellent service but flavor and hospitality as well.

If the BFW competition is any indicator, Sushi Itto is in great hands with Omar Yunes. With a recognized leader such as Yunes at the helm, the company should feel great about it’s trajectory in the coming years.

About Omar: Omar Yunes is a Mexican Investor representing Sushi Itto, winning several awards as a world renowned franchisee. Omar has a keen interest in the food business, having gotten into the industry at only age 21. After working his way up the ladder, he now owns many successful franchises for Sushi Itto in various locations.

Ricardo Tosto: A Brazilian Lawyer Influecing the Youth

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-07-2017

Brazil is one of the world’s sovereign states, and they have their own constitution. The constitution holds all the laws that a land must execute, and these laws are implemented to ensure that there will be peace and order among the people of the state. The Law of Brazil heavily borrowed elements from the civil law systems of Europe, and it has undergone several amendments throughout Brazil’s long history. Being a lawyer in a Brazil is considered to be a prestigious occupation, and there are about 200,000 students taking up law in different universities across the country. It is one of the most in demand courses that goes in line with engineers and doctors, and there are about 1000 schools specializing in law. Students, at a very young age, are being persuaded by their parents to take up law. The course takes up to five years to complete, and graduates must take an examination before they can be given their professional license. Brazil has around 600,000 active lawyers today, and almost 200,000 or one third of the total lawyer population of Brazil resides in the city of Sao Paolo.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is considered to be one of the top Brazilian lawyers today. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is practicing in a number of areas, mainly in finances, commerce and laws about the election. He has also established a law firm in the past, called the Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, and has served as an adviser for local corporations. Aside from this, he had also held a number of positions at the Brazilian Bar Association, and is an active member of lawyer groups around the world.

The achievements of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho have given him a positive reputation among his colleagues. He is being looked up to as an inspiration, and at the same time, as a model as he has worked hard to earn his way to the top. He’s passionate in doing his job, and has actively expressed his opinions about the things happening in his home country. The contributions of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho to the study of law have a significant impact on the youth. He is one of the reasons why many are interested in pursuing law, as the youth see him as a role model. Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho advises law students not to forget the reason why they are taking up law in the first place – to uphold justice and fight for the truth.

Ricardo Tosto more info:  https://twitter.com/ricardotosto01?lang=pt

Parents, Teachers and Students Rave About ClassDojo Educational App

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Educational App | Posted on 12-07-2017

In order for a child to get a proper education, there needs to be synchronization between parents, teachers and students. Is ClassDojo, the education app that can bridge this gap? Learn why so many are raving about the impressive features of ClassDojo.

ClassDojo Features

Children love toys and their smart phone is one of the best. The wisest parents and teachers use the ClassDojo educational app to help the children learn without them even knowing. It can store a record of all the child’s achievements.

Do you remember those golden stars, you received when you did something well? Now, this communication app, allows teachers to reward dojo points for the best achievements. All of these can be easily stored on the student’s smart phone.

Student Pride in Achievements

Neither teachers nor parents can spend 24/7 hovering over children. One of the more advanced goals of education is to teach children how to learn and instill a love of learning in them. This encourages the student to complete all his homework.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.

Teachers can quickly deliver positive or negative reinforcement throughout the class day. Record-keeping, data sharing and progress feedback is in real-time. This allows teachers to deliver more individualized comments.

Keeping Parents Informed

During parent teacher conferences, the ClassDojo reports can be viewed. It shows a donut graph with the percentages for various clicked behaviors. All can be apprised of how the child is acting. This encourages parental involvement, which can be so important to establishing positive long-term behaviors in children.

So, why don’t you join the educational technology revolution? This educational app is compatible with laptops, desktops and interactive whiteboards. Increase knowledge with the impressive ClassDojo app.

 

Cameron Clokie: A Leading Oral Surgeon in Canada

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Entrepreneur | Posted on 06-07-2017

Dr. Cameron Clokie is a successful surgeon, scientist, and entrepreneur. His specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is also a CEO of Induce Biologics, which is a drug company aiming at innovating solutions on regeneration or reconstructing the musculoskeletal areas of the body.

For thirty years, Dr. Clokie has worked as a dentist until he was conferred the position of heading oral and maxillofacial surgery.

After completing his training in 1990, Dr. Clokie was awarded Doctor of Dental Surgery. He proceeded to receive a doctorate in bone regeneration at the McGill University. His Ph.D. trained him in developing interface regeneration and creating dental implants.

Attaining these accomplishments made Dr. Clokie a much sought after oral surgeon. His exceptional skills in correcting oral and maxillofacial problems have become globally recognized.

Experience in Toronto

Since 1998, Dr. Clokie was a professor at the University of Toronto before retiring in 2017. Through his knowledge and vast experience, Dr. Clokie has published many scholarly works. He has also held many presentations about reconstructing bones and the medicine of regeneration. So far, Dr. Clokie owns twenty-five patents that have been used successfully to heal numerous patients. Read more: Our Team – Induce Biologics and Cameron Clokie Speaks to Regenerative Medicine

Peter Russel is one of the eight patients in Canada who is benefiting from bone reconstruction and regeneration. Dr. Clokie used a protein that can induce cells into becoming bone tissue. The doctor coaxed the bones to develop as they would in an infant. The jaw bone being formed is expected to resemble the one Mr. Russel lost.

Contributing Knowledge in Canada

Cameron Clokie has created partnerships with businesses to equip them with this knowledge. The new research has given researchers a breakthrough in the quest of regenerating tissue. Dr. Clokie has introduced practical and less painful methods of replacing body parts.

Formerly, patients had to experience agony when undergoing painful procedures. The high costs of these treatments are also concerns to Dr. Clokie. Not all patients can afford and benefit from them. According to him, strategies ought to be formulated for reducing the costs.

Although he may be retired from the University of Toronto, Cameron Clokie has not stopped his research work. He aims at developing more findings of resolving patients’ defects and advancing medicine.

He continues to inspire other researchers in inventing new methods of treating people. Dr. Clokie believes in sharing new knowledge with the world. He always makes an attempt of teaching other surgeons and medical practitioners about his inventions.

Securus Technologies – Keeping Crime Rate Low in Prison and Public Communities

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Video Visitation App | Posted on 06-07-2017

The use of technology is increasing in the field of inmate communications, and rightly so. It helps the inmates get more opportunities to talk to their loved ones, and also assist in alleviating stress from their lives. As per the psychologists, it is one of the crucial factors that would also help the inmates to avoid violence, which also helps in reducing the crime rate inside the prison facility. While there are numerous companies out there serving in the field of inmate communications, one of the firms that have made tremendous progress in the last few years is Securus Technologies.

 

Securus Technologies has spent over $600 million in patent acquisition as well as research and development in the past few years as per the announcement company made in 2016. The company also won the Gold Stevie Award for the best customer service, which helped in adding credibility to the company’s market reputation. Over the years, Securus Technologies has tried hard in coming out with products and services that would help the inmates as well as the law enforcement officers. Presently, more than 1.2 million inmates use the wide range of products and services offered by Securus Technologies.

 

The CEO of Securus Technologies like to keep the business machinery of the company transparent, and it is for this reason the company showcased the excerpts from the letters it received from the law enforcement officers in an online press release. The comments from law enforcement officers talked about how the products and services of Securus Technologies help them work efficiently, catch the offenders, and keep the crime rate law. It also helps in keeping them safe while at work, and also helps them get the evidence essential to convict the culprit in the court. I feel such technology is highly critical in today’s volatile environment to keep criminals in check.

 

Cassio Audi – Many Gifts

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-06-2017

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In recent times, Casio Audi has associated himself with the finance industry more than ever before. However, before venturing into the business realm, he began as a founding member of Viper – a top rock band known around the world. Together with his band mates Andre and Felipe Machado, Pit and Yves Passarell, Audi began in music in 1985. He played drums for the band until 1989 – when he discontinued to pursue business instead.

The group got its inspiration from Iron Maiden as well as from the rising popularity among British heavy metal music at the time. Sources claim that Audi was highly skilled with the drums and that he would’ve led a successful music career. At one time, his drum expertise led him to traverse the world through the release of the band’s first demo album – The Killer Sword. The demo’s tracks included Nightmare, Princes From Hell and Killera. The tracks were later included in the first album – with minor adjustments.

The first album was released in 1987 and was called Soldiers of Sunrise; Audi played the drums. However, music critics thought the group’s skills required refining. However, as English was the band’s second language, the production team in charge still deemed these five young men as highly talented and capable of greater things. The album received four stars by Allmusic. It’s been remade and re-released many times.

Goodbye to Music
Audi left music in 1989; later, the group released its second successful album – Theatre of Fate. Audi later obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He then received his MBA in Finance from The University of Sao Paulo. Today, his acquired skills in finance management further complement his experience in real estate. He also serves as an advisor for stock exchange solutions.

For more information on Cassio Audi follow them on Facebook.

U.S. Money Reserve Launches New Website with Better Features and More Security

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in U.S. Government Mint | Posted on 25-06-2017

It is imperative for the businesses these days to take their business online and have an online footprint to reach out to its target audience and potential customers as well as offer convenience to its existing clients.

According to Crunchbase, it is for this very reason, the U.S. Money Reserve Inc, the largest distributor of the U.S. Government issued precious metals bullion, launched a new and feature-rich website. The new website comes with many different features that guide the customers through the history of the company, its leadership, and also has an elaborate coin gallery where the customers can see the gold and other precious metals bullion before making the final purchase decision.

The site also has a knowledge center where the customers can know more about the benefit of buying gold bullion, and why it can prove to be a good decision considering the volatile financial markets globally. It is a well-known fact that gold has been trusted by the people as well as the rulers across the globe as the source of value, and has been used as a currency as well before the world transformed to adapt the present currency system.

The value of gold has increased over the years and continues to increase consistently till date, which is why most of the financial analyst suggests buying gold as a good decision to create wealth in the long-term. For people who are looking to buy gold, looking through the comprehensive portfolio of the U.S. Reserve Inc is an ideal option.

The company has provided precious metals bullion to over 400,000 customers till date. The company is headed by the former director of the U.S. Government Mint, which speaks volumes about the credibility of the company and the products it provides.

The company only offers the government issued gold bullion, and each purchase comes with a certificate of authenticity that is applicable worldwide.

The new site launched by the company helps the existing as well as the potential customers to check out the comprehensive portfolio of precious metals bullion offered by the firm online as well as making an online purchase, whenever they want. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-money-ceo-angie-koch-121500601.html

The U.S. Money Reserve Inc. has also got the AAA ratings from the prestigious Business Consumer Alliance. It adds credibility to the company’s business machinery and the standard it has maintained in each aspect of running the business, starting from providing quality and authentic products to offering reliable customer service.