Established in 2007, Avaaz is the largest online civic organization. Based in the United States, the organization reaches over 2.5 million people. Avaaz promotes activism on issues including human rights, animal rights, and global climate issues. Avaaz is focused on conflicts that affect human rights throughout the world. It is the largest worldwide network that fights for issues concerning human rights.
Ricken Patel is the executive director of Avaaz. He is a scholarly individual; obtaining his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. Through his education and experience, Ricken Patel developed outstanding negotiation skills. He previously worked for MoveOn.org and the Crisis Intervention Group. Ricken Patel credits both organizations with helping him build the skills required for crisis negotiations.
Avaaz campaigns are managed and promoted by team members from over thirty-two countries around the world. This participation demonstrates that Avaaz is a truly global organization. They support the campaigns through the use of online videos and email campaigns. Avaaz uses protests and petitions to draw attention to issues affecting humanity. The campaigns are designed by a team of specialists from the organization. They test their campaigns by sending an email to several thousand members of Avaaz. If the email gets the attention of the majority of participants, Avaaz will proceed with the campaign.
The goal of Avaaz is uniting idealists from around the world into one organization. They believe the number of members has a direct impact on issues affecting humanity throughout the world. Most online citizens groups are established to support a unique issue. Because of its global nature, Avaaz can simultaneously campaign on several issues affecting people throughout the world.
Bruce Bent II is the current chairman and president of Double Rock Corporation, a financial tech company famous for providing the most innovative cash management solutions to the qualified, plan, broker-dealer, bank, and retail markets.
He also the chairman and president of Double Rock Corporation – a successful firm in financial services and technologies, and a senior executive at the company’s fully owned and subsidiary companies: Access Control Advantage LLC and Island Intellectual Property LLC.
His entrepreneurial spirit has been the primary catalyst for the birth of the most powerful technological products in the industry. His inventions have more than 60 privately held patents and have helped transform the FDIC- insured cash management to over $ 1 trillion industry today.
Bruce was the guy behind the commendable growth of The Reserve – the second-largest money market in the world, and part of the FDIC cash management business for more than 17 years. He helped liquidate the company in an orderly fashion during the 2008 financial crisis. Under his leadership, the company’s assets grew from $4 billion to over $ 130 billion.
Bruce Bent’s work has been recognized through mentions in prestigious publications like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times among others. He even once wrote a column on World Journal sharing his insights on investments. He has also been featured in the book ‘Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs’ and quoted as an important subject matter on the cover of ‘The corporate insider’s Guide to U.S. Patent Practice.
Mr. Bent is serious about entrepreneurship. He is linked to entrepreneurial ventures like Asset Management, Intellectual Property, Business Consulting, Healthcare Financing, and Pharmaceuticals.
According to Bruce, the best strategy for success having a good team. While it takes one person to come up with an idea, it takes a team of with different skills and abilities to breathe life into it.
The one trend that excites him is the ease and affordability of communication made possible by technology. His most productive habit as an entrepreneur is his stubbornness. Just like most entrepreneurs, he rarely gives up and sees a ‘No’ as a chance to try a new route and not a failure.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has collaborated with NantHealth and Allscripts to streamline clinic workflows for practitioners and patients. This new venture is called Clinical Pathways, and it is a way for providers to have the latest cancer research, current treatment options, and different therapies at their fingertips. This innovative program allows cancer patients and their various medical providers to discuss and compare treatment options, and it also speeds up approval for the procedures through the insurance companies. Clinical Pathways offers physicians access to an Evidence-Based Medical Library, and this provides access to over 2,700 researched and proven treatments to fit all cancer types.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a network of five cancer treatment centers that has its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. The first center was opened in 1988 and has expanded to be one of the premier treatment centers in the world. They tailor individual treatment plans to each patient to maximize results. Their doctors, nurses, and support staff are all exclusively trained in cancer care; it’s all they do so you know you’re getting the best care possible. Some of the cancer types they specialize in are:
According to WebMD, each patient that receives treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America gets an individualized team of medical professionals to assist in every aspect of their treatment and therapies. They manage the initial diagnoses, treatment and therapy plans, pain management, and dietary changes.
Everyone at Cancer Treatment Centers of America is dedicated to providing the best care possible and wants to improve the quality of life for its clients as much as possible during this difficult time in their life.
On May 8, 2017 activists in France that are members of the group Avaaz celebrated for two reasons. One reason was France had elected a moderate, centrist to lead the country rather than the more radical right wing candidate. The other reason for the celebrate is the on May 8, 1945 the Allied forces announced the victory that marked the end of World War II and halted the rule and spread of fascism. Elie Buzyn, an 88-year old Auschwitz concentration camp survivor joined the celebrants gathered at the Eiffel Tower and encouraged them to continue to fight against extremism and support the new president.
Avaaz is an activist group headquartered in New York with 40 million members in about 200 countries. The word Avaaz means ‘voice’ and the organization’s members raise their voices and organize around problems like oppression, climate change, economic issues, armed conflicts as well as animal rights. Avaaz was created about 10 years ago when several progressive organizations decided to work together to be more effective. The organization had been very active in France in recent weeks to oppose the election of Marine Le Pen, an extremist presidential candidate, in France’s presidential race.
Marine Le Pen’s National Front party is a controversial right wing group that has a platform of racial intolerance, immigration bans, building more prisons and hiring more police. Elie Buzyn remembers as a 15 year old when Nazi authorities used the same platform to ostracize Jews and other groups and kill millions of people in concentration camps. At the celebration of the election of new French president Emmanuel Macron, Avaaz activists declared their opposition to hatred and racial intolerance. Buzyn had returned to Israel after being liberated from Auschwitz but eventually returned to make Paris his permanent home. Avaaz activists embrace diversity and solidarity.
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