In this era of digital technology, the society is struggling to breach in the gap between the societies we have today and the one we desire for the future. Characterized by increasingly rising cases of corruption, conflict, climate issues, and human injustices, a lot of organization are fighting hard to change the outlook of things. One organization that is determined to achieve it all is Avaaz.
Avaaz in most Middle Eastern, European, and Asian languages is a name meaning “voice.” Derived from this name, Avaaz is a Civil US-based organization founded in 2007 with the sole objective of fighting for the social, civil, and economic rights of the marginalized groups in the society. Thanks to the advancement of technology, Avaaz has capitalized on the use of technology and the internet, in particular, to empower people and help in crucial decision-making processes.
Currently, the Avaaz has a global population of about 44 million members and a presence in 194 countries and six continents. Avaaz activism model is simple. Through their website that is accessible in 17 different languages, people from all over the world can gather and raise the issues that are affecting them and the society around them. With this list of problems, the organization is able to organize online petitions and sometimes carry out peaceful demonstration thus putting pressure on the elected leaders, making them take the necessary actions.
Both regionally, Avaaz has helped carry out successful activism that has contributed to making the world a better place. For instance the Paris Climate Accord. Arguably, this is one of the biggest achievements of the group. Through online sensitization, Avaaz was able to get people to do a peaceful match hence giving the world’s leaders the political will to end the war against fossil fuel.
For wine connoisseurs, it is not only important for their wine to taste good, but is equally important to know their wine comprehensively. While it is easy to understand the wines sources from different parts of the world as the labels printed on their bottle mentions the grape variety used in the wine production, it is somewhat difficult for many to understand French wine equally quickly. It is primarily because the French wines do not mention the grape variety that is used in the winemaking process but instead states the region of origin on the label.
It is because of this, UKV PLC, one of the top retailers of wine in England and Europe, has come with a guide for French wine. The guide by UKV PLC mentions that the region of origin is mentioned on all wines sourced from France, and it is because of the French’s theory of Terroir. As per this Terroir Theory, the taste of wine depends on many different aspects such as soil, climate, winemaking process, geography, and more. Such factors significantly influence the taste of wine, and it is why the French wines are classified as per the region of origin. To understand the classification mentioned above quickly, the wine connoisseurs must know about the French Appellation System that lists the classification as per the region or origin.
UKV PLC is a well-known online wine retailer that has a huge inventory of investment grade wines, vintage, and classic wine collection. The wine lovers can purchase wine online from the UKV PLC’s e-commerce site, and as they have a vast selection of local and international wines, one can be sure of getting what they want with ease. UKV PLC stocks wine from across the globe and update its collection regularly.
Dr. Greg Finch is a well-renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon who is practicing in Douglas. He is a specialist in spine surgeries. Dr. Greg Finch earned a degree in FRACS and then worked with reputed spine surgery specialists. Thus he has a lot of experience behind him. He has worked in the UK, USA, as well as in Germany. The main interest of Dr. Greg Finch is in the area of minimally invasive spine surgery.
He is a member of several professional associations. These are The Spine Society of Australia, besides The North American Spine Society. Also, he is a fellow of the Australian Orthopedic Association.
Dr. Greg Finch is an expert in doing common orthopedic surgeries. He is also using nonsurgical approaches in order to solve various orthopedic problems.
A few orthopedic procedures are quite common. This includes the total joint replacement surgery for patients who are suffering from arthritis. It provides pain relief. It will also help in increasing the range of motion. In this, the surgeon assesses those parts of the joint that are damaged. They have to get replaced. This is done by putting in a metal surface or a plastic one. They will be naturally shaped. This will help in restoring the movement of the knee along with other normal functions.
Total shoulder replacement is another common orthopedic procedure. It is a bit painful. With time, the pain will reduce. Patients feel much better after this surgery as this joint is used a lot. Here, the damaged parts of the bone along with the cartilage will get replaced by using a metal or a plastic implant. After this surgery, there is an improvement in the range of motion of the shoulder joint.
Spine surgery is usually required due to back pain. This can easily impair the daily activities of any person.
When attending a recent luncheon, the President and co founder of Highland Capital Management James Dondero made a $1 million challenge. Dondero looked to provide a grant worth $1 million to urge his company to complete a project for charity. The firm is looking to finish a $16.5 million project which would help provide funding for a local Dallas charity known as The Family Place. With the funding available, The Family Place will have the money they need in order to reach its current objectives. The Family Place is an organization that provides support for individuals who are victims of family violence. With its many programs, a number of people in the Dallas metro area have been able to get the help they need in order to recover from negative experiences from family members.
James Dondero is currently the co founder and President of one of the top financial services firms in the world. He currently runs Highland Capital Management which is an investment firm located in Dallas, Texas. The firm provides a wide range of financial services to many clients. When James first started up this firm, he originally formed it as one that provided life insurance. However, he looked to expand the firm in a number of ways after the first few years of its existence. James began to offer a number of financial services to clients such as advising, wealth management and also the supervision of institutional portfolios. He would also allow his firm to provide services to individuals, pension fund investors, financial institutions, government organizations and corporations.
Before James began his career in finance, he studied accounting and finance at the University of Virginia. He would graduate from this university with degrees in accounting and finance as well. Along with completing these degrees, James would also graduate with high honors. After finishing college, Dondero began his career in finance by working as a credit analyst. Over the course of his career, he would advance and eventually attain the position as chief investment officer. At this position, James would manage billions of dollars of assets for a number of major corporations.
AXA is a reputable insurance corporation that serves various nations across the globe. The company’s headquarters are located in 8th Arrondissement, Paris. The primary services that the multinational firm offers include insurance, investment management, and various finance solutions. It has made significant accomplishments for the past eight years, and its growth rate has been about 14 percent. The business is ranked as number one in the sector. The main regions where the firm operates include North America, Asia-Pacific, and Western Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The enterprise started using the name AXA in 1985, and it was initially known as Mutuelles Unies/Drouot. The firm managed to grow in the international market by acquiring business such as Provincial Holdings, Winterthur Group, Guardian Royal Exchange, and Sun Life. AXA is dedicated to supporting various philanthropic undertakings. It has been funding institutions that study different aspects that can be threatening to human life since 2008 when it established the AXA Research Fund. The body has offered monetary support to over 250 projects in the past there years.
Vincent Parascandola is one of the longest serving employees of AXA Advisors. He acts as the senior executive president and his roles in the enterprise include development, management, hiring, and retaining finance experts. He creates and executes great strategies that assist the firm in accomplishing its short term and long term objectives. Parascandola also offers investment guidance on matters such as bonds, mutual funds, annuities and stocks, retirement plans, and estate planning strategies. All the services that he provides to the company’s clients are devoted to bettering their financial goals.
Parascandola has 25 years’ experience in the industry. He is an alumnus of the Pace University and has a degree in economics and finance from the institution. Vinny also holds an MBA from the university. The finance expert’s first employer was Prudential, which hired him in 1987. He was an excellent performer and won the Rookie of the Year Award. He has exceptional knowledge of the finance sector. LIMRA and GAMA have both offered him a chance to inspire professionals during their conferences. Vincent Parascandola has also been honored by organizations such as Westchester Cop Fund, GAMA, and the Master Agency Awards.
Swiss entrepreneur Mike Baur has put together one of the more innovative companies in the nation. He is the co founder of Swiss Startup Factory which helps provide guidance to a number of startup companies. Over the first few years of the firm’s existence, it has helped a number of new companies get established and experience a considerable amount of success. Before Mike began a career in entrepreneurship, he worked in banking as well as invested in startup companies. These two experiences gave Mike the foundation necessary to successfully start up his own company. Baur’s experience with startups spans over three decades which has enabled him to be a valuable advisor to many new companies looking to achieve success.
Mike’s company Swiss Startup Factory provides comprehensive advisement, mentorship and coaching to a number of entrepreneurs. When looking to work with companies, Swiss Startup Factory allows them to attend an event where they showcase their business. Entrepreneurs will typically present their business idea and tell the company how it can be beneficial for the economy. Baur will then evaluate each business idea and choose businesses that have potential for success. Whenever a business is chosen, it will be given advice on how to improve various things such as finance, marketing, management and the development of products and services.
When a company receives mentorship from Swiss Startup Factory, one of the things they will get assistance with is product development. Since most businesses offer products for sale, it is important to make them competitive. This means producing high quality items that meet the demand for consumers. Swiss Startup Factory will often suggest ways on how to improve the products and to regularly advance their quality. As a result, new businesses will have the guidance they need in order to offer the best products available.
Another aspect that Swiss Startup Factory helps new companies in is finance. Over the course of his career, Mike Baur has provided financial guidance to a number of new businesses. As the co founder of his company, he provides the same thing now to new companies looking to establish themselves. Mike and his company will provide guidance on how to manage income, revenues, expenses, and debts. He will also suggest the most appropriate times to get a loan in order to expand operations. By providing sound financial advice, many entrepreneurs have been able to stabilize the monetary aspects of their company.
The Goettl brand of air conditioners and servicing technicians has always been at the heart of the HVAC industry in Nevada and Arizona, with the spiritual home of the brand being located in the city of Phoenix where brothers Adam and Gust Goettl established the brand in the 1930s. The ownership of Goettl has recently been taken on by business leader Ken Goodrich, a man who specializes in buying businesses in difficulty and finding ways to return them to profit; the purchase of Goettl was a different proposition for Ken Goodrich, who assisted his Las Vegas based father in repairing Goettl brand units as a child and has always had an interest in this historic brand.
For Ken Goodrich the nature of modern business is dedicated far too much in the profits made by a company at any time. The first thing Ken Goodrich did at Goettl was stop discussing profits and instead looked to make Goettl a key part of the community in Arizona and Nevada, where the HVAC repair and servicing brand has become a major part of the local community with many charitable donations made to individuals and families in these areas and has seen a 500 percent increase in business since Goodrich purchased the brand.
The Goettl HVAC company has often been credited with providing the HVAC industry with its initial growth across the U.S. for an industry that now sees an estimated 86 percent of U.S. households using an air conditioning system of some kind.
In the 21st century, Goettl is hoping to build a new team of HVAC technicians that have been trained at the impressive and Goettl sponsored program at the College of Southern Nevada; Goettl has provided scholarships and sponsorship options for students and the entire program at this respected technical college.
When Bob Reina first got the idea to start a business that would allow users to send videos via email easily, he had no way of knowing that it would grow into a global multimillion dollar enterprise. Reina’s innovation led to the establishment of video marketing company Talk Fusion in 2007. The firm began operations with a bang, launching Video Email, its flagship product. This eventually developed into the first integrated video marketing solution in the world.
Bob Reina currently serves as Talk Fusion’s Chief Executive Officer. He has been able to lead the company to international success through am an intriguing mix of visionary innovation, dynamic leadership, and a passion for helping others. Further, he was able to channel his over 25 years’ of direct marketing experience into promoting his innovation. In fact, this direct selling model now forms the core of Talk Fusion overarching marketing approach.
Recently, Reina brought this experience to HuffPost, which rebranded from Huffington Post in the past few weeks. He was among the first to have articles posted on the changing news platform. His articles were titled “Promoting with Purpose: How to Understand Your Audience,” and “How to Thrive in a Society of Quitters.” These offerings went live on HuffPost in late April, right in the midst of the platform’s night-and-day rebrand.
Lydia Polgreen, HuffPost’s Editor in Chief, explained that this rebranding was done with the aim of telling the stories of the overlooked and disenfranchised minority. This goal resonates with Reina’s lifelong mission as both HuffPost’s contributor and the leader of Talk Fusion. Since mid-2016, he has been a regular contributor on the platform, sharing articles that focus on entrepreneurship, trends in technology, marketing, self-development, and lifestyle.
With his unique background, Reina brings a unique and compelling outlook to the news platform. On the rebrand, he explains that successful brands never stop evolving and integrating new innovations into their systems. This dedication to evolution is shown in HuffPost’s focus in fulfillment and culture. He further stated that the future of their collaboration looked bright, and he was excited to keep sharing content with the news provider’s 200 million subscribers.
The banking industry is accused of many different things, but for NexBank CEO John Holt has been seeking ways of engaging with the local community to aid the expansion of the bank into many new areas of its home state of Texas. As a successful developer of community links through the banking industry, NexBank’s CEO was recently invited to provide a talk to his fellow bankers and consultants at the “Texas Bankers Association’s 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference“.
Nexbank has always played a major role in the local community of Dallas, Texas as the bank has a long history dating back to its time as the Heritage Bank that has a historic charter dating back to 1922. The company has been a high banking institution for almost a century and now manages more than $4.6 million in assets the bank has built up in recent years; one of the major changes that has occurred at NexBank in recent years has been the growing number of products and services on offer to customers, which range from traditional checking accounts to more complex real estate and construction mortgage services.
John Holt’s skills as a leading community banking official have led to him providing his talk to fellow banking experts on the subject of “Reinventing Community Banking: Perspectives on Competing by Innovation”. Holt has become a major part of the Dallas, Texas banking landscape and gave his own views on how both technology and mergers can play a role in building a successful community bank. For John Holt and NexBank the available options for creating a successful banking institution can also be organic and include success achieved by developing branches members of a community come to rely on for their fnancial needs.
Goettl Air Conditioning is one of the oldest companies based in Arizona. For nearly eight decades, the firm has managed to deliver systems that are consistent with its pioneers’ mission of providing cooling services to Arizona residents during hot summer periods. The company recently celebrated its 78th birthday. The ceremony was held on Valentine Day of 2017, a day that coincided with Arizona’s 105th birthday.
Goettl’s history dates back to 1939, when it was founded by brothers- Gust and Adam Goettl. Since its inception in Phoenix, the company has grown unprecedentedly to become a leading brand in the heating and air conditioning industry. The Goettl brothers were the first explorers of air conditioning technology, and they received immerse accolade worldwide for their innovation. The entrepreneurs founded the firm as a metal sheet company, concentrating on manufacturing of evaporative coolers. However, little did they know that the company would grow tremendously into a giant corporation. While speaking at the birthday ceremony, Ken Goodrich, CEO and present owner of Goettl Air Conditioning, said that despite undergoing numerous transitions since its inaugural time, the company still upholds its commitment and values of satisfying customers. The top leaders of the company expressed his gratitude to the inventors of the industry, as well as exuded pride of carrying on the values that were planted by the pioneers.
Since its formation eight decades ago, Goettl has managed to overcome all kinds of turbulence in the business world. In 2013 the company was acquired by Goodrich and it has continued to maintain its growth trajectory. Starting 2015, Goettl has recorded unbelievable growth of up to 500 Percent. Today, Goettl has expanded its operations to Las Vegas, offering HVAC equipment and services. Beside, Goettl provides a wide variety of indoor air quality services. In the recent past, the company was crowned as the Best HVAC Company by readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine.
With its presence in strategic locations including Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Southern California,Goettl Air Conditioning is able to sufficiently serve its customer base. It is a top provider of excellent heating and AC equipment. It also offers high quality maintenance service that range from repair to replacement. More interestingly, the services are delivered by highly trained personnel who have undergone rigorous training. Goettl is truly a legend company that has built its success and reputation over many years.