Thor, The Tyrants’ Nuisance

Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza, recognized as Thor Halvorssen, is a human rights advocate, from Venezuela. He is also a film producer in individual rights, public policy, public interest advocacy, and pro-democracy advocacy. Thor is also the initiator of Oslo Freedom Forum, a yearly gathering and human-rights festival that is comparable to the Davos economic forum. He is also the president of the Human Rights Foundation; a society dedicated to universal freedom and human rights.

Following an activist lineage, Halvorssen is a campaigner against human trafficking, slavery, democracy threats, and dictatorships. He has addressed human rights topics at the Harvard Law School, United Nations Association in New York, American Enterprise Institute, and the New York City Junto. He has also addressed the British parliament.

Halvorssen’s father was detained while probing into possible bank fraud and money laundering from the Medellín cartel. His father was accused of terrorism during his incarceration period in the Caracas jail. Thor Halvorssen directed his father’s release campaigns and gained the support of Amnesty International, which mobilized other International organizations to issue protests. Halvorssen’s dad was finally established guiltless of all the charges. After his release, Thor was selected as the Pan-American Committee director. The Pan-American Committee is the United Nations -Allied International Society for Human Rights. Halvorssen organized a Lucent Technologies campaign shareholders meeting that attracted for the creation of an anti-slave labor policy, requiring China to declare that Lucent products are not manufactured using manual slave labor.

He announced the establishment of the Human Rights Foundation. The Human Rights Foundation is a global society, campaigning for the characterization of human rights, with special regards to the concepts of tyranny freedom, and self-determination. Through the United Nation International Society for Human Rights, Halvorssen has also campaigned for the release of other political prisoners, and other human rights violations all over the world. Halvorssen is a recognized supporter of Rebiya Kadeer, the Chinese Uyghur leader, and has piercingly condemned the Taiwanese Kuomintang government ban on Kadeer visitation.

He is also a film executive producer, taking advantage of satire, ridicule, and humor to resist tyrant systems. Halvorssen’s achievements have been rewarded by the University of Pennsylvania and Emil Constantinescu. To many, he is considered a serial critic of Latin dictators and dictatorial regimes, a menace for tyrants.

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DEVCO Construction Company and New Jersey Projects

DEVCO is a construction company with offices located in Bernards, New Jersey. Founded in 1988, it is a privately held company with headquarters listed as Australia. This company was featured in the February 2014 magazine Construction in Focus, which lists its many achievements. http://www.constructioninfocus.com.au/mag/CIFAUFeb2014
This company specializes in projects with a price range of 2 million to 40 million dollars. This includes things such as residential high-rise, schools, offices, factories, hotels and other types of large construction ventures. Construction has been especially heavy in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Many of its projects involve financing from public funds.

A recent article by Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer, appeared in the February 29, 2016 issue of The Press of Atlantic City. This was regarding the construction of The Heldrich, a New Brunswick conference center and 235-room hotel, which was developed in 2007. It is stated that it was “…developed by a nonprofit called the New Brunswick Development Corporation” (DEVCO). http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/unpaid-million-crda-loan-raises-questions-about-new-brunswick-devco/article

The article goes on to say that the project was financed by $70 million in municipal bonds that were issued by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority. This money was received from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and paid to DEVCO.

Due to lack of occupancy in the hotel, money that was to be paid back has not materialized. Currently, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority Bonds are more than five years in arrears equaling almost $7 million dollars. This includes their April 2016 payment of $1 million in principal and interest.

Currently, a sister firm, the Atlantic City Development Corporation, is expecting to use $19.5 million in CRDA money for the Gateway project in Brunswick’s Chelsea area. The article goes on to say that, this is when “…public dollars are funneled through private firms to execute large-scale construction”.

It makes sense that when public moneys are used to pay a private entity, there is always a gamble as to whether the money will be repaid. As a result of this debacle, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie has signed a law concerning state agencies granting loans to businesses and nonprofits who are arrears on payments.

The Rich Career of Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir is the new CEO of Coriant, which provides network solutions and operations in over one hundred countries. Kheradpir used to be the CEO of another company, but has recently replaced the CEO of Coriant, Pat DiPietro. DiPietro is once again working with the company who built Coriant as Vice-President. Though at a previous company, Kheradpir has been working closely with the upper management team of Coriant to prepare himself before taking the leadership role. Leaders of Coriant have expressed their pleasure with bringing Kheradpir into the fold. In multiple interviews, they have expressed Kheradpir as having strategic insight and invaluable guidance on operations executions due to his 28 years of management experience in multiple industries. In released statements, Coriant management has also said that Kheradpir is the perfect match for being the CEO of Coriant and that they cannot wait to work with him. https://www.coriant.com/company/bios/Shaygan_Kheradpir.pdf

It makes sense that Coriant upper management would be excited to work with Kheradpir, as he has worked hard to be where he is today. He holds a Ph.D., master’s, and bachelor’s from Cornell University. While at the University, he was in the advisory board of the U.S. Institute of Standards, and he was on the Cornell University Engineering Council (http://www.ece.cornell.edu/people/advisory.cfm?s_id=112&page=2). He holds patents in telecom, media, and payments. After graduating, he began his career at GTE. He rebuilt GTE based on modern computer science concepts, ehich improved both operations and cost efficiency for GTE.

From there he moved to Verizon as its EVP and Chief of Information Officer. Kheradpir was responsible for initiatives in all of Verizons business units, which arguably made him the head of one of the largest infrastructure programs in history. As he worked with the business for over a decade, he took Verizon, like most of the other companies he worked with, into the 21st century. He worked at Barclays Bank as a leader in its TRANSFORM program, which is described as transforming the bank for the 21st Century. From Barclays, Kheradpir became the CEO of Juniper Industries. Then, in his most recent job before becoming CEO of Coriant, he worked as Operating Partner at Martin Equity Partners where his focus was on strategic telecom and technology investments. His history more than boasts of his successful business leadership, and shows that Coriant is right to trust him with the company.

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Sanjay Shah: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Marketer and Promoter

One thing that could be said for Sanjay Shah is that he has a heart for people. This is what brought him as far as he went. Right now, he hosts concerts of favorite artists so that not only will people be entertained, but they will also know more about autism. Because of the diagnosis of his son with the developmental condition, Sanjay Shah has decided that his focus is going to be on helping researchers come up with a better treatment for autism. In his efforts to achieve that, he has founded a nonprofit organization by the name of Autism Rocks.

Sanjay Shah has shown that he is not only thoughtful, but creative. He knows how to market and promote. This is what makes the events that he hosts so successful. People will not only enjoy their favorite his from their favorite artists, but they will also learn more about the condition that is affecting many people. They will also learn about the nonprofit organization where they can make even more donations. For one thing, Shah’s creativity is what brings awareness of autism and the facts of what it truly is to people who would otherwise never hear of it.

Sanjay Shah got his start as an entrepreneur after he has worked for different banks for a while. He has used his experience to start up his own firm called Solo Capital. He has been such a success in the financial industry even though he has not always wanted to be in the financial industry. He has also wanted to be a health care professional. However, upon studying, he has realized that he doesn’t have what it takes to do that. Therefore, he has changed his focus to finances. It has proven to be a successful career for him.

 

Learn more about Sanjay Shah:

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/founder-of-autism-rocks-sanjay-shah-adds-two-new-trustees-to-charitys-board-569263581.html

 

Mark Sparks Has a New Show

Mark Sparks is an entrepreneur from the Dallas area. Over the course of his career, he has had a tremendous amount of success in his business life. With all of the wealth and influence he has accumulated, he now wants to start pouring into the lives of others.

With his latest idea, he has business owners pitch him on their ideas. If he likes their idea, they get some form of investment.

This is a great television show simply because so many people are interested in starting up their own business. Mark Sparks has a passion for helping people in business, and this show is his latest idea on how to do that.

Mark Sparks

Since he was young, Mark Sparks has always wanted to make a difference in the world. There are a lot of people who have been impacted by his work. With all of his success, he still takes time to help other people along their journey. This is something to be admired about Mark Sparks. Read more: @msparks5010

Being from the Dallas area, he knows what it is like to deal with hard economic times. When he first started out, the city was not doing well at all. Texas has a diverse economy, but many areas are still tied to the price of crude oil. When Mark Sparks first launched his business, the economy was struggling to stay afloat. The experience was a good one for Mark because he learned what it takes to be successful in a bad economy. This is a lesson that few people learn in life.

TV Show

With his new show, there is a lot of interest from people around the country. Becoming a business owner is a dream that many people have. Starting a business takes a lot of hard work and capital. Mark Sparks has the capital to help out people from all walks of life.

However, the business owners must be willing to work hard in order to make their business venture succeed.

Business is something that is always changing. Mark Sparks knows how to spot a quality business idea from his years of experience in the field. This is why so many people expect his show to be a huge success over time.

Future Plans

Mark Sparks always has a variety of ideas for the future. With his latest show, he wants to inspire people from all over the world to stay their own business. There are a lot of people who have interest in this area.

Mark Sparks has already had a lot of success with his new show. With his large network of followers, many people expect that he will continue to have a big amount of success.

Learn more about Marc Sparks:

http://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000

How Talk Fusion Makes Life Easier

In recent months I discovered a company called Talk Fusion that combines words and video together for better communication. I think that this is one of the coolest companies around because it allows people to provide a much more personalized form of communication. This is the type application software that works well for anyone that may have a business. The founder of Talk Fusion is Bob Reina, and he’s done phenomenal work with this business.

Talk Fusion also provides people with the ability to conduct video chat sessions. This is another thing that I have found extremely valuable as a business owner. It saves me a lot of time and travel because I now have the ability to connect with customers without going to their physical locations.

I definitely like the concept of the video email because it proves to be a lot more effective. Email was the staple business decades ago, but it became replaced by a lot of the video conferencing applications. Email is making a comeback with customized application software like the programs that were created by Talk Fusion. This is a company that allows business owners like myself to actually get pre-recorded messages that can be inserted into emails. This is much better because it presents the opportunity to personalize messages while displaying valuable content in text form.

The great thing about the video email is that there are many different templates to utilize. Once I purchased the software I discovered that there were as many as 1000 different templates to consider. I think this is great for business leaders because it gives them a chance to customize their emails for their clients.

Video chat concept is also a lot better because people have the ability to chat with others that have a computer without the annoying things like plug-ins and other software downloads.

I know that there are a lot of business leaders that are holding online seminars through this software. I certainly think that it is one of the most efficient ways to communicate. It is definitely something that is affordable and easy to use. I believe the combination of these two things will inevitably drive people to Talk Fusion.

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