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Venezuelan-born activist Thor Halvorssen has devoted much of his life to championing the causes of freedom and human rights. Halvorssen’s inspiration came from his parents, whom stood up to tyranny through most of his childhood.

In 2005, Thor Halvorssen founded and serves as the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Human Rights Foundation, a New York City-based organization. During the Foundation’s 12 years in existence, it has advocated for the release of political prisoners, challenged oppressive governments that foster hatred and intolerance amongst minorities and challenged celebrities and political leaders who have associated with or profited from relationships with dictators and other human rights violators.

The success of the Human Rights Foundation motivated Halvorssen, in 2009, to establish the Oslo Freedom Foundation, which offers a forum for human rights defenders to share ideas and formulate new and innovative human rights advocacy campaigns. Also in 2009, Halvorssen became Patron of the Children’s Peace Movement. This organization fosters relationships between young people in western nations and those hailing from war torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Halvorssen’s work has made him a leading authority on human rights issues. He has authored articles for such notable publications as Time Magazine, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. In addition, Halvorssen has appeared on major television news programs in the United States and across the world.

Halvorssen has also successfully branched into the film industry. Works he has produced have featured prominent actors and examined topics like the Soviet dictatorship and the political biases seen at American universities. However, the work which garnered Halvorssen the most critical acclaim and public scrutiny was “The Sugar Babies,” which studies the issue of human trafficking.

Do you like to have a nice glass of wine every now and then? A lot of people like to have a small snack and a glass of chilled refreshing wine while watching the late news just before going to bed.

You can make some money by drinking wine, too. There is a company called Traveling Vineyard, and you can make money with Traveling Vineyard. All you have to do is have a party.

When you host a wine party, you can invite your friends and their friends, family, and whoever might be interested in tasting wines.

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A Traveling Vineyard wine specialist or associate will provide a success kit that will contain everything that you need to have a successful wine tasting party. They will provide the party invitations, the wines, the snacks to go with the wines, and everything else that will make your party a success. In fact, they will provide you with order forms. All you need to bring is a pen to fill out the order forms. Your friends will taste the wines, and they will likely buy some. Wine sales, studies have shown, are mostly impulse buys. People do not go to the store for a bottle of wine. They pass by it, look at it, pick it up, and buy it on impulse.

Think of the kind of sales you can have when a person comes to a party knowing that they are going to be tasting the wine and can buy it! There is no hard sale, and no sales pitch. The wines sell themselves.

Then, ask a friend to host a wine tasting party, and invite their friends. You can see how lucrative this can be. It is a home based business with the potential of being quite a success. Why not contact Traveling Vineyard today?

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Forbes posted an article recently that showcases the ups and downs of startup businesses. It talks about the world of online marketing and having a strong Internet reputation. It dives deep into the ideas and questions that newbies have when it comes down to making sure their reputation is on point, and whether that needs to be done or not. Is there actually a ROI when it comes down to creating a quality reputation online? The article answers the question in a very strong manner pointing out that it’s not about what you will earn back but more so about what you can avoid.

The article that can also be found on, dives deep on what it means to deal with negative reviews and how a single bad comment about your company can drown out all the positive reviews you receive. You need to be on the lookout for what to avoid and what to make sure you do right when it comes down to having a plan. Knowing how to respond to such negative comments and even how to hide them from the world can all help tremendously on keeping your brand safe and in the right hands. Forbes wrote this article to help showcase what the formula is on whether this is the kind of marketing you need.

By the end of the piece, it was very clear that you do want to use reputation management marketing as a means to keep your company safe. The reason behind that is the fact that there are countless different ways negative online comments that can bring your company in a negative spiral. Reputation management is all about knowing how to deal with your brand’s ups and downs, and the key is to realize that you need to stop others from degrading your business.

Working with a management firm in this field will help you yield a customized plan to work on building the company you have. You want to have a professional group of people come up with a plan to help your company stay positively respected in the eyes of consumers around the globe every day.

Talk Fusion was established in 2007. Its founder & CEO is Bob Reina. The company has a strong commitment to Giving Back to the community, family, friends as well as animal charities all across the world.

Talk Fusion has come out with a revolutionary Video Chat option that has won the Communications Solutions Product of The Year Award for 2016. This is a cross-communication platform that is being recognized for its innovation and achievement in its industry.

Do note that this is not the first award for Talk Fusion. In fact, they have already won another award from the media giant, Technology Marketing Corporation, for 2016.

This is the Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award that is meant to recognize exceptional achievement in the field of data, voice, as well as video communications. It can be for new products or great improvements in products and services over the last twelve months.

With this award, people come to know about the best products and services available in the world today with regard to communications solutions.

The WebRTC technology is being used for Talk Fusion Video Chat. This allows users to communicate with anyone, anywhere and through any device. This means that there can be face to face communication through a smartphone, desktop computer, tablet or even a laptop. This is a unique feature for businesses as well as for personal use. This means that the need for travel diminishes greatly. This would lead to a saving of resources in terms of time, money and effort. It would translate into higher savings for businesses.

People can remain in touch with each other in a better way. There is no need to buy new devices just for a Video Chat. This is an app that is available on the iTunes as well as Google Play Stores. Hence people can easily download it on their current device and begin using it. Technology Marketing Corporation understands well how this innovation is going to change the way business is being done today. This is why they have decided to award Talk Fusion for their Video Chat.

‘Beyond the Darkness’ is the new radio talk show under PodcastOne network managed by Norman Pattiz, the Founder/ Chairman of America’s leading advertising network; PodcastOne. Norman Patizz announced the new show featuring on WWE celebrity Chris Jericho’s podcast.

It will highlight fresh, entertaining, radio content with prominent researchers and experienced guests talking about ghosts, demons, and all kinds of evil mysteries. Beyond the Darkness, hosts comprise writer /radio host Dave Schrader and host/radio producer Tim Dennis. New episodes will air every Monday on the PodcastOne app,, and iTunes.

“Chris is famed as one of the best creative’s of PodcastOne network,” noted Mr. Pattiz. “When he launched Jericho Network, we predicted it would progress beyond wrestling. He’s developed brilliant comedians, and now introduces a brand new concept of the mystical world with Beyond the Darkness.”

Chris Jericho expressed his excitement and gratitude as he publicized the inclusion of Beyond the Darkness to The Jericho Network under PodcastOne. “Dave and Tim are top creams in the paranormal broadcasting field; they hold a huge following that trusts them in the specialized subject matter.

I totally foresee Beyond the Darkness garnering massive ready listeners on The Jericho Network, and scare them beyond their imagination while at it. The two radio host presenters are a network’s nightmare!” said Chris.

About Norman Patizz

According to Bloomberg, Norman Pattiz is the Founder of Westwood One, America’s biggest radio network provider. It airs various talk shows, traffic programming, news, entertainment, and sports.

Westwood One managed and distributed several local networks including CNN Radio, NBC Radio Networks, CBS News, the MBS, NCAA Basketball, NFL Football, The Super Bowl, March Madness, and The Olympic Games.

In 2010, Pattiz launched Courtside Entertainment Group in 2011 and recently created PodcastOne, the top podcast sales, and marketing network. In 2000, and 2002, both former President Clinton and President Bush, twice selected Mr. Pattiz to serve on the American Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

The BBG manages all the nonmilitary distribution services, including VOA, Radio Liberty, Radio Free Europe, and Middle East Broadcasting among others. He also helped launch Americas Arabic l radio and television services to the Middle East including Farsi broadcasting to Iran. The networks reach weekly spectators to a tune 40 million listeners.

In 2009, Norman Pattiz was honored at the Radio Hall of Fame and received a Broadcasting Award from the American Broadcasting Group.

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Squaw Valley came into the spotlight back in November when it was found that heavy rainfall in October caused a contamination in the wells that service the upper mountain. On November 8th it was found that the water contained E. coli and coliform bacteria however since then there have been steps to rectify the issue.


Officials then immediately made contact with the Placer County Environmental Health Department and the Squaw Valley Public Service District in order to come up with a solution to get the water systems back to normal levels. They also sought the advice of several water experts to ensure that they could solve the issue before allowing regular water access to continue.


The problem was found early thanks to routine testing and the water was not made available to the public. There were no reported health incidents and the water has been treated consistently in order to solve the issue as quickly as possible. Since the time that that it was discovered three of the four wells now have lower levels of coliform and even so far as to having no traces of E. coli.


This is good news for skiers as the resorts will maintain full access to the mountain and will provide bottled drinking water to all guests free of charge. However, it should be noted that restaurants on the upper mountain are still not open for business and will remained closed until officials can be certain that the water is safe to drink.



Australian beauty and fashion YouTube personality Kim Dao recently released a video with fellow YouTuber Sunny Dahye in which she discusses the differences between living in Japan and living in Korea. The two video bloggers held a Q&A session and answered their fans’ funniest questions.

According to Kim Dao, Korea is growing on her after a bad experience in which she was scammed by a taxi driver. But thanks to Sunny Dahye’s friendship and hospitality, she has grown to love Korea, and now enjoys visiting around once or twice a year. She also talked about getting around in Korea and pointed out that it is relatively easy to communicate with people in Japanese or English. Kim Dao said that most people speak basic English and finding a Japanese speaker is not at all difficult, making it a less intimidating experience for travelers.


When asked about Japan, Kim Dao said that she’s not sure about the future quite yet, and doesn’t know how long she will stay in Japan. She did add that she would like to find out what it’s like to live in some other countries as she has only ever lived in Australia and Japan. Kim Dao feels it’s important to get your globetrotting done before marriage when it becomes much more difficult.


Both YouTubers have visited the United States before although Kim Dao has only been to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two friends are excited about going back soon and planning a trip together to America.

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One industry that has been seen to undergone a lot of change is the insurance industry. It is also one industry that has received stiff competition as each business enterprise aims at providing quality covers to various issues such as health, car, house, life, and education and so on. One of the leading health Insurance companies is the USHEALTH Group Inc that is being led by Troy McQuagge as its CEO and President. Leading such a large corporation requires you to be the best in what you to for the company to generate quality services and positive results.

Troy proves that he was the best in the industry when he was identified as the CEO of the year during one of the most prestigious celebration in the world, One Planet Award. The award is usually attended by some of the biggest personalities in the business industry considering it aims at rewarding the most innovative and excellent professionals and companies in the world. The award is conducted on yearly basis and organization regardless of their size or nature can participate. The award is not a matter of who leads the biggest firm or which business is big but rather who has excelled at his work and which company offers the best services.

Having been in the insurance industry for a very long, Troy has been able to learn one or two things that make him unique and outstanding. He joined the USHEALTH Group team in 2010 and had brought about growth and prosperity. Ever since he took the President and CEO position, the enterprise has recorded significant numbers of sales and profits something they had not registered for some time. The firm has grown ten times ever since Troy took over which proves that indeed he has done some excellent work.

His ability to offer solutions during complex situations was one of the reasons as to why he has become very successful. Being a leader means you should know when to take a risk and when to pull back, find out when to bring about change and when not to change. Having all these leadership qualities, Troy is proud of himself and what he has been able to achieve and is sure to take USHEALTH Group Inc to greater places.


As technology advances, many speculate that people will eventually stop meeting up in the real world. Everyone nowadays connects over the internet. Dating is no different. The one dating trend that kind of surprised the world is dating apps. Apps like Tinder and Bumble have introduced a new form of dating.

Unlike dating sites, which often cater to a single demographic, dating apps offer a wide variety of benefits. For a start, dating apps are faster and more efficient. Everyone has a cell phone nowadays and rarely use the computer. Apps are much easier to get to and offer short-and-sweet versions of what websites offer.

Dating apps also tend to connect to other apps. This allows users to share mutual friends, making any romantic connections seem more real. Unlike dating sites, which allow anyone to send a message to anyone, dating apps tend to only allow messages to be sent to people who “like” each other. Dating apps also display how far a possible interest is from the user’s current location.

Dating apps like Tinder, co-founded by Whitney Wolfe, offer a dating platform for the modern person. Whitney Wolfe is responsible for two of the most renowned dating apps, Tinder and Bumble. She was also named 2017’s Forbes 30 under 30. Whitney Wolfe’s career has skyrocketed since the launch of her dating apps.

In 2016, she was named Elle’s Women in Tech. Whitney Wolfe is also an incredibly educated woman. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, she attended the Southern Methodist University. When she was nineteen, she started her first business selling bamboo tote bags. Her tote bags profits went to aiding areas affected by the oil spill in the Gulf. After graduating, she worked with orphans in Southeast Asia.

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Warren Buffet has gambled a record $1 billion that he can attain more investment returns compared to a team of hedge fund managers by just putting his money in an S&P index fund. Even before the bet is decided, things seem to be working for Mr. Buffet.

Tim Armour’s sentiments on Mr. Buffet’s bet

According to Tim Armour, Mr. Buffet has made a wise bet since many unreliable and expensive funds focus on shortchanging investors. He supports Mr. Buffett’s dedication to investing in cost-effective and simple investments. Mr. Buffet has adopted a bottom-up investing approach, which entails thoroughly analyzing firms and creating a robust portfolio. This approach has generated tangible results for decades. Mr. Buffett has been on the forefront in enlightening Americans on the benefits of saving more for the retirement. He urges Americans to start investing while they are young so that they can attain financial freedom in the future.

Armour’s advice to investors

Armour advises investors to carry out extensive research before putting their money in any venture. He urges them to be cautious about product labels.

About Tim Armour

Tim Armour ascended to the Capital Group’s chairman post in July 2015 after the Jim Rothenberg, the former chair, passed on. He still leads the leadership team of Capital Research and Management Company as the CEO. He has earned a powerful spot in the alternative investment world as an accomplished equity portfolio manager. During his 32-year period at Capital Group, Armour has contributed a lot to the rapid expansion of the firm. He has ascended from an intern to a respected leader, responsible for the day-to-day management of Capital Group. Armour combines the knowledge he acquired during his time at Middlebury College as an economics student with his incomparable investment experience to help Capital Group’s management team make prudent investment decisions.

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