Avaaz: The Voice of Global Unity

Avaaz is a Persian word meaning “voice” in many Middle Eastern, Asian and European languages. The Avaaz organization was founded in 2007 and is based in the United States. Avaaz is aptly named because they try to give a voice to global concerns and allow people from all over the world to come together online and take a stand on issues they feel are important. Avaaz was founded by Ricken Patel who serves as the President and executive director of the organization. He has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard. He worked with the International Crisis Group in Sierra Lione, Sudan, and other conflict-ridden nations as part of his job there. When Patel returned to the United States, he volunteered for MoveOn.org and learned about online activism.
Avaaz members support causes including global action on climate change and building global support for refugees. Their mission is to organize citizens of all nations to close the space between the world we have and the world most people want. They campaign in fifteen languages and have a principle team on six continents. There are thousands of volunteers around the world as well. Avaaz members sign petitions and fund media campaigns. They also send emails, make calls, and lobby the governments of countries in which they want to see change happen.
Each year the group’s priorities are set through polls sent out to every member. Campaign ideas are polled and tested weekly through random ten thousand member sample polls. Campaigns that complete the process and reach full membership are then joined by hundreds of thousands of Avaaz members sometimes in a matter of hours or days. The staff listens to its members and then suggests actions instead of pushing their own agendas on their members. Avaaz is completely member funded so it is not swayed by corporate investors.

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Yanni Hufnagel Mentors Talented Basketball Coaches

The legendary Yanni Hufnagel continues to make news headlines following his expertise in basketball coaching. He has proven to be a successful transformation for the team. After two basketball seasons as the assistant coach of California, Yanni Hufnagel joined the Wolf Pack team for the season 2017. Hufnagel carries a stash of experience having been a trainer at California, Harvard, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt. According to Musselman the head coach of the team, Yanni was praised for his outstanding guidance and leadership as a coach. Musselman stated that Hufnagel is a high ranking coach whose track record of performance speaks for itself.


As an assistant coach with strong academic credentials, Yanni Hufnagel is a perfect role model for his basketball team. The thirty-year-old man from the Jewish culture was studious. He read many books with coaching titles. He also incorporated basketball figurines in order to assimilate the nature of games as the books instructed. Hufnagel’s career commenced from his participation in a local television station. The station called games for the teams in his locality. A testament to his commitment to basketball, his broadcast partner mentioned that Yanni had the potential to be a coach in future.


As a student at the Cornell University in the first year, Yanni Hufnagel was trusted with the position of management. Following his expertise in coaching, he landed a summer internship chance in New Jersey. He advanced his training experience at the New Jersey Nets. His graduation gave him a chance to coach his colleagues. He worked for several basketball teams including Oklahoma. In 2009, Yanni Hufnagel was recommended by Capel. He landed a coaching job at the Harvard because of his extensive experience. With several resources for basketball coaches, Yanni is set to pave several paths for talented players. He is a great role model to look up to.


Bob Reina: He’s Ready

When it comes to life, most of it is showing up and being ready when the time calls and the world says your name. Bob Reina has always been ready for all of the changes that are occurring in the world, especially the tech world. This has been his bread and butter since 2007 when he created and founded Talk Fusion, the video communications provider that now offers video newsletters, video conferences, video chats, and video emails. It is his baby, but he is also keenly aware of all of the help he has received from his IT team and every single person that has worked for the company. Learn more: http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/


Because he has been ready, people have stood up and given Bob Reina and Talk Fusion the praise that it deserves. In 2016, a lot of insiders talked about how it was their best year yet as they won two awards including the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. This shows that Bob Reina and Talk Fusion have only improved the product and made it bigger, better, and more advanced for the public. He truly listens to his team and he also listens to the customers. In fact, he prides himself on keeping his pulse on that. He knows that by doing this, he will never be out of touch and he will never be lost.


The company will always be at the top of its game and people will keep coming back for more. He often talks about looking for the next big thing. That is a search that will never end with Bob Reina. It is only going to grow as time goes on, as each and every year, he is looking for ways to make the product spectacular. Even though all of the awards and praise are nice, nothing beats knowing he changed someone’s life and made it better than they could have ever imagined. Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-marketing-leader-talk-fusion-launches-30-day-free-trials-300249666.html


Bob Reina has talked about that a lot, and he stands behind it. It is the reason he works as hard as he does and it is the reason he is the man he is. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/bob-reina/


U.S. Money Reserve- The Gold Standard

We live in a world where economies are shifting day to day. All these economies are becoming more inter-reliant so the shifts are creating wider swings. It is becoming hard to find an investment that will remain stable and have a consistent value.

U.S. Money Reserve just released an intriguing ebook that addresses these concerns. The 2017 War of Nerves: Global Risk and Your Money was written to speak to buyers about purchasing gold as a stable global market strategy. History has proven that gold values tend to “hold their own” or even surge during times of economic stress.

Purchasing precious metal government issued coins is a sound financial path into the future. It is also a global passport to financial liquidity. This ebook goes into detail about why purchasing gold may the solution to you creating a sound future for your family.

As an added bonus, U.S. Money Reserve offers a 1/10 oz. Gold American Eagle Coins available for purchase at cost. This U.S. government-issued coin will be available as long as quantities last. Buying gold has always been a sound strategy for the future. This limited offer is a hedge against an uncertain global economy.

U.S. Money Reserve was founded in 2001. It is now one of the largest distributors of global government-issued platinum, silver, and gold legal tender. They have a staff of highly trained coin research and numismatic professionals that find products for every buyer needs.

Philip N. Diehl is the current head of U.S. Money Reserve. His former position was the 35th Director of the U.S. Mint before signing on to his current position with U.S. Money Reserve. His leadership and experience is a tremendous asset this company and its buyers. Respected worldwide, his ability to find and introduce exciting precious metal products brings confidence to this companies customers.

U.S. Money Reserve stands by its customers. They guarantee their products. The buyer’s satisfaction is of utmost concern. They have served over 300,000 buyers and strive to create long-term relationships with each of their clients. They are proud of their AAA rating by the Business Consumer Alliance.

If you want to know more, read the ebook The 2017 War of Nerves: Global Risk and Your Money and order a free gold information kit. U.S. Money Reserve can be found on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter or call them at 1-866-MINT-GOLD.

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Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Could Move Past Amazon?

Amazon enjoys being the leader in the online apparel market so much that they are pulling in an incredible 20 percent of the sales over thousands of other retailers. To even close the gap to Amazon, you had better be bringing in huge numbers on a regular basis. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is doing just that, and selling over $250 million over a three year period has certainly grabbed the attention of just about every other retailer in this space because they want to know what and how this company is doing differently.


Hudson says her athleisure brand is more than high-quality or low pricing. The secret to the incredible success of her company has to do with reverse showrooming and membership perks. On the surface, these sound like two common marketing techniques that most companies are trying to use in one form or another. What is it about the way Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is utilizing these techniques that makes them so successful? Take a close look at how these women are shopping at the Fabletics stores at the local malls. This is not your average retail store, something very unique is happening inside.


Look at how these women are free to check the new arrivals that are coming in without pressure from sales associates. Then you have some women applying for the membership plan and enhancing it by taking the Lifestyle Quiz. Women are trying on all the clothing, window-shopping, it really is all about the overall shopping experience. There are many who don’t buy anything after spending time in the mall stores. How could a company pull in $250 million in sales running a store like this? The secret is in the e-commerce store and how these women ultimately shop.


Look at how shopping occurs at other online clothing shops and you see the difference right away. If you go to eBay and order a pair of leggings, you are guessing if they fit and so you order one piece and you wait. When it finally arrives and is wrong, you have to set up a return authorization, ship it back, then start all over again When you finally get the piece you wanted, it might be several weeks down the road and by then all the excitement is gone. This is not pampering, this is all about torture and it isn’t thrilling.


Part of Hudson’s Fabletics membership perks includes transferring items you wore in the store to your online account. That makes it easier to just buy more active-wear instead of working about the size fitting or not. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics perks also include free shipping for online orders, as well as discounts on all workout apparel. Whether these ladies are shopping for yoga pants, leggings, or tank tops, now they have the ability to get the apparel they need online in bunches without the apprehension of worrying about the wrong items arriving and having to be shipped back. Amazon may have some company in the top spot in the very near future.


Yani Hufnagel – Harvard, California, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma

Yanni Hufnagel is considered one of the top recruiters in college basketball. Yanni served two seasons as the assistant coach at California and signed on for the 2016-2017 as the assistant coach to the Nevada wolf pack basketball team. Coach Hufnagel previously coached at Vanderbilt, Harvard, California and Oklahoma. The Golden Bears at California earned a number 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament under Yanni Hufnagel’s coaching. They posted a 23-11 overall record.

Hufnagel held the title of assistant coach at Harvard University in 2009. He coached under Tommy Amaker. For the 2012-2013 season Yanni was considered one of the most relentless and energetic recruiters in the game. He spent four years at Harvard taking it to a 90-30. After Harvard, Hufnagel began his assistant coaching career in 2013 at at Vanderbilt. He coached under Kevin Stallings. His time with Vanderbilt was short; only lasting one season. From Vanderbilt, Hufnagel became the assistant coach to the Golden Bears at the University of California, Berkley. He coached under Cuonzo Martin. Yanni put his recruitment skills to work in acquiring Ivan Raab and Jaylen Brown to the Golden Bears. Hufnagel joined the Wolf Pack at the University of Nevada in Reno for the 2016-2017 season. Yanni coached under Eric Musselman. In addition to assistant coaching and recruiting and various universities in the United States, Yanni was offered the coaching position for Team USA, youth team. This position was for the 19th Maccabiah Games that is held in Israel. Hufnagel did decline this opportunity because he was also offered the assistant coaching position at Vanderbilt and decided to coach Commadores instead.



The Unique Strengths Of The Brown Agency

The Brown Agency was formed once Wilhelmina Austin acquired Heyman Talent-South. These two are the largest talent agencies in this region. Once they join forces, they would be leveraging their unique strengths as well as capabilities to each other. This is why The Brown Agency is going to become the only agency in Austin that will be providing full services. Very few agencies in Texas can fulfill this criterion.

It was in 2010 that Justin Brown launched Wilhelmina Austin. Soon, it established itself as being among the most respected agencies for modeling talent in the Central Texas region. Within three years, Heyman Talent-South has become a successful acting talent agency in Austin. As these two companies combine to become a new company, clients will get access to a wider portfolio of qualified and experienced talent. Besides, the talent gets access to much greater opportunities all across the country.

The Brown Agency will have its headquarters in Austin. It will have offices in Dallas besides Los Angeles. Justin Brown will be the CEO as well as President of this new agency. Michael B. Bonnée is the founder of Heyman Talent-South. He will be heading the theatrical department of this new agency.

Justin Brown has further stated that this merger has led to The Brown Agency turning into a full-service agency. This is a part of their growth strategy. It further confirms their commitment to serving the clients as well as talent. He further stated that both agencies are feeling proud that they have selected the best. This has allowed them to reach a much larger market. They would be able to deliver a professional and dependable talent. Now, this would be achieved on a much larger scale after the merger.

Michael B. Bonnée is looking after the development of the theatrical part of The Brown Agency. He says that the combined talent, as well as expertise of both these agencies, will make it an exciting opportunity for all.

The Brown Agency will be the leading talent as well as modeling agency in central Texas. This way they can provide clients with a wide range of talent options. In addition, the talent will get exposure to some large brands in the world. These would include Louis Vuitton, besides Dell, and Toyota, along with L’Oréal and many more known companies.

Justin Brown used to work in fit modeling. His clothes were being designed by Lucky Brand. These would be able to fit his body type.

He studied business management while he was in college. After modeling assignments, he landed in the field of development and placement where he would find jobs for the models. This is the way he learned more and more about this industry.

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Bruce Bent II Revolutionizes The Cash Management Industry

Bruce Bent II attended Northeastern University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy. He has since been propelled into many entrepreneurial ventures that have allowed him to build a wide variety of experience and expertise in his field. He has worked in intellectual property, financial technologies, business and consumer consul times, healthcare financing, among many others.

He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization which is a peer network that interconnects almost 10,000 global leaders in business. He is also a board member of the 99 Jane Street Condominium Association and is involved with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Manhattan. He previous was the finance chairman of the Gotham Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization and also served on the Presidents’ Advisory Council of Scenic Hudson. During his time on the Presidents’ Advisory Council, he was an integral part in working to preserve the Hudson River and riverfront, and restore it to its original health.

Bent is recognized to be an accomplished CEO that has the experience to make an impact on any organization and lead it to success. He is known to be an innovative and technologically aware entrepreneur with success in business, financial, and market demands. He able to turn around profit, take appropriate risks, and propel companies toward the success they are striving for.

Bent is currently the Vice Chairman and President of the leading financial technology company, Double Rock Corporation. He has proven himself to be the industry’s most successful and progressive person that is able to improve cash management and cash related situations. Bent has several patents under his own name that considered to be foundation of all of Double Rock’s companies. His vision is highly influential and has led to many relevant products and technologies to be integrated into the financial services industry. It is due to these successes that Bent has been able to expand FDIC insured sweep programs and transform them into a cash management landscape that is currently a multi trillion dollar industry. Bent is also accredited with creating a contribution loan plan solutions that reduces borrowing by 25% in the company Access Control Advantage.

Andrew Rolfe and His Involvement With Ubuntu fund.

Andrew Rolfe is a senior managing director and head of Private Equity at Tower Brook Capital Partners in the United States. He provides support to company operations and technical operations. After showing his interest to helping people, he was welcomed to join the Ubuntu Education Fund and was made the chairman.

Mr. Rofle has had leadership experience in administration. In 2006, he served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the president of The Gap Inc.’s International Division. His leadership in this firm was commendable since he was the one who made the company grow by implementing advanced international strategies. He also worked as the Chief Executive Officer of Booker Foodservice, vice president for the famous PepsiCo restaurants international and several KFC restaurants. Over time, he has accumulated wealth and vast leadership experience which has enabled him to invest as the Chairman of Ubuntu Educational Fund personally.

Ubuntu fund was founded by Jacob Lief and Malizole Gwaxula in 1999. This fund was started with the idea of helping out local schools in Cape Town and its suburbs with food supplies. Soon after, they discovered that this was not enough and they had to diversify into helping the community as a whole by addressing hunger issues, health and also education.

Andrew Rolfe has invested his time and money to helping the needy. His advice and counsel to the CEO Mr. Jacob Lief have assisted in running the organization smoothly and efficiently. He designed a model that had guidelines of how to tackle the issue on donations and funds granted to the group. This model was opposed to taking the donations from donors who had regulations on how their donated funds should be used, and after a fundraising had carried out recently, it proved to work well.

He is dedicated and loving to his work. This is evident since he has heavily invested in the Ubuntu Fund which is a non-profit organization. His personality of helping people serves well as a good leader to the people who rely on Ubuntu for help. He is responsible and gives back to the society and kids of South Africa who need help.

Australian lingerie company Honey Birdette planning big expansion in U.S. and U.K.

The Australian luxury lingerie company, Honey Birdette, may only have been in existence since 20016, but it has not stopped them from expanding quickly.

In just that short time, Honey Birdette already has 55 stores in Australia and three in the United Kingdom, as well as a website whose sales are growing rapidly. So much so, Honey Birdette has just launched an American version of the site as sales of their lingerie are taking off in the U.S.

Expansion plans in the U.S. and U.K. are not stopping with just a website and a couple of shops, however. In fact, Honey Birdette is planning to open 37 more stores in the U.K. between now and the end of 2018, and is also looking at retail space in the U.S.

If that was not enough, Europe is also being looked at, with planned openings in major European cities coming up in the next couple of years.

Honey Birdette’s U.S. website is also going well as American customers now realize they can order briefs, bras and bedroom toys easily, and have their packages mailed to them in just a couple of days.

Honey Birdette was founded in 20016 after entrepreneur Eloise Monaghan sat down with a friend one night over drinks, and both women bemoaned the lack of luxury underwear stores in Australia.

Not one to just sit around and complain, however, Monaghan decided to solve that problem herself and Honey Birdette was born soon after.

Now they sell not only the lingerie Monaghan and her friend wanted, but also a line of massage candles, as well as S&M pieces like leather crops, whips, collars and cuffs.

Everything is designed in house, and the entire company is backed by BBRC, the private investment firm that has been backing Australian retail business ventures for more than 25 years.