Agora Financial is a financial content provider which aims to provide its users with the best information in regards to their financial future. Agora has helped over 1 million readers who are not experts on finance be prepared for the ever changing market trends in the economy. Agora alleviates the stress of finding authentic financial advice.
Agora provides readers with over 20 publications, addressing different components of the economy such companies on the rise and wealth protection strategies. Users are presented with 100% unbiased content, as the information that is provided is based on Agora’s own research. Agora’s researchers are not desk junkies who sits at a computer and obtains information just from the internet. Their researchers are actively traveling the globe trying to locate the best investments for its subscribers. Agora funds its own research with over 1 million dollars per year spent on travel and other research means.
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Championing for other people’s rights is something that requires a lot of dedication and hard work. As for Avaaz, everyone associated with the organization is focused on changing the community in protecting the freedom of expression, democratic governance and other important rights affecting both human and animals. Since the year 2007, Avaaz has stood against corruption and conflict around the globe. Despite being located in the US, they still focus on climate change and poverty elsewhere across the globe. The organization’s name traces its background to the Persian language where it’s used to represent voice or song. Just like the meaning of the name, the organization fights to ensure that there is equality.
The group has received the recognition of many media houses such as the UK based Guardian that considers the movement as one of the most rapidly growing activist networks in the northern hemisphere. Since 2009, Avaaz changed its funding policy where it cannot accept donations from corporations and foundations. Instead, the Guardian reports that they have adopted a funding method of accepting donations from its members only who have raised over $20 million since 2009. Most of this money is used to pay the staff working for the company and part of it was used for the start-up.
At the moment, the Guardian reports that the group has its presence in over 30 countries across the globe. Some of the countries where they are vibrant include Brazil, Lebanon, India, USA and the United Kingdom. To ensure their members receive the necessary information, the group makes use of campaigning tactics as well as emails. Email-your-leader tools, videos as well as online public petitions are some of the campaign tactics that the organization employs. However, most of the tactics they use are suggested by their members. The group has been very vocal concerning the Syrian war.
Highland Capital Management primarily focuses on the credit market. As Highland Capital Management assesses the market, there are two dominating risks the firm concentrates on. Those risks include the economic risks, and the interest rates by the Federal Reserve Bank. In order to establish capital building opportunities for their clients and investors, Highland Capital Management roots itself in the ability to perform based upon those risk assessments.
While awaiting the second interest rate rise in 2017, Highland Capital Management was prepared with a strategic development plan to obtain additional capital growth for investors. The Federal Reserve Bank announced a new rate range of 1 percent to 1.25 percent above the current rate of 0.91 percent. This was an increase that was highly anticipated by Highland Capital Management.
Highland Capital Management deals a great amount of their investments within fixed rate credit markets and uses that familiarity to determine which direction the firm will position investors within their portfolio. The new interest rates provide a significant growth opportunity for the firm with over $15 billion in assets and leading the market in collateral loan obligations (CLO). The firm also sees a great opportunity for a floating-rate market and a dynamic way to allocate capital as an asset class for investors as long as those corporations have managed their portfolio effectively.
The opportunity comes at a time when Highland Capital Management recently announced Damon Krytzer as the new Managing Director for business development. Mr. Krtyzer specializes in corporate and structured credit markets as well as portfolio strategies.
Highland Capital Management determines the best opportunity for purchasing regulated entities as a strategic advantage to build upon. For over 20 years Highland Capital Management has capitalized with alternative investing and generated dominance over extended periods of time. With blending a top-down risk assessment framework alongside a bottom-up positioning for determining significant risk targets, Highland Capital Management has been able to make bold decisions and create key drivers for establishing a proactive investment strategy.
Highland Capital Management has a diverse client base and continues to provide alternative investment opportunities through emerging credit markets as well as short and long term equities.
NuoDB is a scalable SQL database software built for the cloud. NuoDB is proprietary software designed in 2012 by a Massachusetts database company of the same name. While developing the software, the company took a different approach to data structure and transmission, giving birth to a highly elastic and scalable SQL database management system.
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NuoDB has evolved into NewSQL, an advanced SQL with capabilities to scale and perform in high-demand cloud environments. The database uses distributed server instances as network nodes for delegating workloads between them in a peer-to-peer model. This means new server instances can scale out the database.
NuoDB uses SQL to perform its ACID-compliance transactions. In the process of scaling to accommodate short bursts of data requests, it is capable of maintaining transactional integrity. The transactions are routed through a three-tier structure namely administration, transaction and storage tiers. Isolating these layers ensures that data does not mix up during a transaction and reconciliation is easy in the event of a failure.
NuoDB has become the industry standard for mission-critical cloud applications. It is popular among companies whose functions involve processing large sets of data. Companies such as UAE Exchange, Kodiak and Alfa systems use NuoDB technology for data management and processing.
Avaaz is one of the world’s most influential civil right organizations. The institution has been operating on six continents since 2007, and it is headquartered in the United States. The founders of Avaaz took its name from Persia, and it means a strong voice or a song. Avaaz’s primary goal is to ensure that people are well informed about critical matters such as human and animal rights, corruption, climate change, and many other factors that might negatively impact communities. It has been ranked as the world’s largest and most influential organization that operates through the internet.
The civil rights group has an outstanding democratic mission that greatly inspires its goal of making sure that there are no barriers between communities across the globe, making the world safer, and uniting people of all countries. The excellent work that the foundation has been conducting has positively changed the society. It has managed to empower many ordinary citizens to have the ability to fights corruption and promote environmental conservation locally and globally. The growth of the internet has offered Avaaz more power since it easily joins people to create and superior force.
Avaaz works with activists who are currently located in different countries, and they communicate in 18 languages. Hundreds of thousands of people have volunteered to participate in the undertakings of the organization, and many others are willing to join them. Avaaz has attained success by using various tactics. They include lobbying governments, planning protests, sending emails, signing petitions, direct action, and facilitating media campaigns. It makes sure that governments and corporations across the globe consider the needs of the people before making any important decisions. The civil rights organization has currently set up campaign teams in Brazil, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, India, and about 30 other countries. Avaaz is committed to following the law whenever it conducts any protests.
Mexico held it’s own version of the Best Franchisee of The World event just a month before the international annual competition took place. Mexico wanted to find a way to represent its own country by sending the winner of the competition to Florence, Italy for the popular event. Over 34 members from different countries were in attendance including people from as far as Brazil, Hungary, and France.
The main purpose of the international version of Best Franchisee is to reward the franchisees that display exemplary work on a daily basis. They can be judged on a wide range of things such as how they influence the company, what kind of contributions they make, and what kind of savings programs they use. The winner of both the Mexican version of BFW and the international one was none other than Omar Yunes. Omar Yunes is currently the Franchisee of a Japanese style restaurant called Sushi Itto. He first took over at age 21 and has made many successful improvements ever since. One reason why he was recognized was due to the way he changed the relationship that is normally seen between a franchise and a Franchisee. By changing that relationship, he was also able to better manage and control all of his units.
The second finalist from Mexico that made it to the international version of the event was Ivan Tamer. Ivan Tamer serves as Franchisee for Prendamex. This company is a specialized group of Pawnshops located throughout Mexico. Tamer recived recognition for the marketing network he implemented which has positively impacted sales and many companies have already started copying this system.
Together, both Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer have helped put Mexico on the map. Before, their entrepreneurs and busniessmen were only known on a regional level. However, after the Best Franchisee of The World competition Mexico is gaining the recognition it deserves.
Omar Yunes is amongst the most successful entrepreneurs in the food industry in Mexico and owns 13 Franchise units of a popular Japanese fast food chain named Sushi Itto. Recently, a competition was held in Florence, Italy, Best Franchisee in the World Competition, where Omar Yunes was named as the best franchise. Sushi Itto owns 13 franchise units of the 150 total outlets of Sushi Itto across the United States. In the competition, a various franchise from across the globe participated, and there was a strict policy and parameters on which each and every franchise business and its owners were evaluated to name the award winner. Starting out with just one franchise unit of Suhsi Itto at the young age of 21, Omar Yunes has come a long way to own a total of 13 successfully running franchise units of Sushi Itto spread through Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla.
Omar Yunes has had very humble beginnings, and the best part about him is that he has still not forgotten his roots. After winning the award, he did not forget to thank the 400 employees he has employed in the 13 franchise of Sushi Itto he owns today. The competition was based on the parameters such as the value the owner is bringing to the franchise and how well-organized, systematic, clean, and reputed the franchise unit is local. It is often seen that some of the franchise owners do not maintain their units as per the standards that are required to maintain and follow. It at times bring a bad name to the brand itself and instead of adding a business to the company’s overall turnover, it ends up creating a hole in the balance sheet.
In the Best Franchisee of the World Competition, it was also seen as to how the franchise has helped add to the brand value of their respective companies, and how well-reviewed the franchise units are. These are some of the common factors that were considered, and Omar Yunes and his franchise units were clear winners in all the aspects that were evaluated. Even the organizer of the BFW competition, Diego Elizarrarras said that Omar Yunes is a deserving winner because he has proved himself through his success over the years and the love he has gathered for his franchise units and Sushi Itto brand from the public.
The organisation of Avaaz was founded in January of 2007. The organisation is a civic one, and it is based in the United States of America. Currently, the organisation of Avaaz is operating on an international level and has a reach in over seventy countries.
Avaaz aims at prompting people to action worldwide in order to create a better world for everyone to live in. The organisations focus on fighting against worldwide problems such as climate change for example. They also fight against poverty and corruption. They aim to make the world more respectful of human right and animal rights. The organisation od Avaaz has been said to be the most active and influential network of activists on the planet.
There are several methods that the civic organisation of Avaaz uses to accomplish its goals. The organisations make use of petitions and demonstrations. They also step up and show their support in times of conflict.
The name of the organisation stems from the Persian language. The word that the name is an alliteration of has the meaning of ”song” and ”voice”. The group was founded in collaboration between Res Publica which is a community that is dedicated to bettering the governance and fighting for human and animal rights. The other collaborative founder is MoveOn.org. This is a non-profit group that advocates public policies.
The individuals behind the organisation of Avaaz are several – Tom Pravda, Ricken Patel, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, Jeremy Heimans, David Madden, Andrea Woodhouse, as well as Ben Brandzel. These names belong to people who are activists, entrepreneurs, leaders, founders, and former congressman.
Starting 2009, the organisation of Avaaz stopped accepting donations from foundations and corporations. They decided to rely solely on the grace of individuals to prove that people are generous and good. The money raised so far are more than $20 million.
Honey Birdette is an Australian Lingerie brand, which was founded by an entrepreneur Eloise Monaghan in 2006 in Brisbane. The brand has been growing at high speed in the recent past, and it recently launched an E-commerce site in the United States of America. The brand, Honey Birdette, also revealed the proposed plans to take its United Kingdom retail portfolio from three stores to forty by the close of the 2018 business year. The brand decided to launch the e-commerce site in the USA after they experienced a massive increase in the online sales by a whopping 374% over the last twelve months. According to Eloise Monaghan, the online platform is expected to enhance the customer’s experience for the better. The e-commerce site is also expected to increase the online sales further especially with the free delivery of orders, which attract 50 dollars and above. Faster order tracking, easier returns and product range extension are also some of the benefits to experience.
Honey Birdette is referred to as a high-end lingerie brand by women, and it is well known for offering high-quality lingerie outfits especially in Australia, USA, and in the United Kingdom. Since its foundation in 2006, the company has grown, and its popularity is rising year after year. The company has also had a shift in the management team and policies to ensure that they give the best to their esteemed consumers.
Most of the Honey Birdette’s growth and success came after Chanelle Rogers left her employment in a famous lingerie brand, Risqué Australian Lingerie Company. Ms. Rogers gave her version of how women face difficult situations in the lingerie world. Since Honey Birdette Company has always maintained its reputation for efficient service delivery and high regard for employees, it has remained to be the leading and the best performing lingerie brand.
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