Removing Stress From Events

People deal with stress on a daily basis as it is. Therefore, when it comes to events, it is important for people to reduce as much stress as possible. For one thing, it is probably a better idea to leave the event planning to the professionals so that the special event will have a better chance of turning out for the better. With all of the aspects of the event working out to the advantage of the planner, people who have been invited are going to enjoy the event as well. There will be a ton of activities as well as catering services for the attendees.

 

There is a lot that goes into these events. Among the aspects of the event that need to be figured out are the types of food and drinks that are needed as well as the theme of the party. People also have to make sure that they have equipment that is powerful enough to fill the space with music so that people can enjoy their time. One of the best ways to handle this is by getting the help of corporate event planners in NYC. They have the experience and the artistic touch that is needed to bring these events to life.

 

Among the event planning companies in NYC that is needed to be looked into is Twenty Three Layers. They have planned tons of events and had a ton of fun with each event. They have the passion to look at all of the potential issues that could go with these events. Then they take the time to make sure that these potential issues are taken care of. These event planners in NYC have tons of ideas that could bring any event to life in ways that people could never imagine. This is because of the love they have for what they do.

Colibrí Center for Human Rights Watches Over Missing Migrants

Colibrí Center for Human Rights of Tucson, Arizona, is a non-profit organization that helps track deaths that occur along the border between the United States and Mexico.

The organization works with medical examiner’s office of Pima County, Arizona, where Tucson is located. Its goal is to end migrant suffering along the border by collecting data about migrant deaths with the hope of steering U.S. policy toward life-saving, migrant-friendly procedures.

The Colibrí Center’s director and co-founder, Robin Reineke, won a Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award in 2014. The award, given by the Institute for Policy Studies, recognizes individuals working to advance the cause of human rights in the Americas. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida

It is awarded yearly in memory of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt, who were assassinated by members of the Chilean government in Washington, D.C. in 1976. Letelier and Moffitt worked in opposition to the government of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Chile’s dictator.

The Colibrí Center for Human Rights’s three main projects are:

  • DNA Project: This project collects DNA from the bodies of migrants who have been found deceased and attempts to compare this DNA record against samples provided by the family members of migrants reported missing in order to help identify unidentified deceased persons.
  • Missing Migrant Project: This project works with the families of missing migrants and the Pima Country ME’s office to try to match the physical descriptions of the missing to deceased individuals whose bodies have been recovered.
  • Red de Familiares (The Family Network): A forum for families, migrant rights workers, and other human rights advocates to collaborate, engage in discussion, and make plans, this space consists of a closed Facebook group, a conference calling system, and a series of regional meetings.

The organization’s important work is made possible, in part, through the support of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Lacey and Larkin were working for the Village Voice Media organization and living in the Phoenix area. On the evening of October 18, 2007, both men were separately arrested in their respective homes.

Ironically, the “crime” for which Lacey and Jim Larkin were arbitrarily arrested was for reporting on abuses of power in the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Those abuses of power, Larkin and Lacey alleged, included retaliation against those who criticized the sheriff. Lacey and Larkin’s report had been published as a cover story in the Phoenix New Times.

Although they were released from county custody after less than 24 hours, Lacey and Larkin went on to sue the sheriff’s office. They received a settlement of $3.75 million, which Lacey and Larkin used to establish the The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The non-profit organization supports various groups that advocate for civil, human, and migrant rights, freedom of speech, and civic participation in Arizona. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jim-larkin/

Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost his re-election bid in November 2016 to Democratic challenger Paul Penzone. Penzone was sworn in as sheriff of Maricopa County on January 1, 2017. A U.S. Department of Justice investigation concluded that Arpaio and his sheriff’s department resided over some of the worst racial profiling in the U.S.

The Story of Wild Ark: Taking Eco-Friendly Travel Into the Hands of Consumers

The newest trend in vacations is far from a staycation- in addition to sorting disposables into proper sanitation containers, add an eco-friendly resort to the list. There are many ways to sort a trip into eco-friendly worthiness, factors include regions that support sustainable development, or do not contribute to a wasteful environment.

To be involved in the eco-friendly and sustainable travel movement, the consumer has a variety of resources to select a preferred travel destination. Popular locations as recently rated by a Travel Channel publication include regions throughout Mexico, South America, Philipines, and Africa.

One such company that is providing an eco-friendly service is called the Wild Ark. The goal of the Wild Ark is to connect consumers with eco-friendly travel options, the main form of point of contact being their website.

The website is extensive in detail. Upon arriving at the landing page the user is greeted with a simple and precise layout with a background in optic white and links in a neutral pine green. A link to the “Our Story” page outlines the mission of the company. The founders emphasize a spiritual link in their efforts- learning and research are encouraged along with preservation of native flora and fauna. The company offers locations that appeal to fledgling or established artist- surreal photography locales are highlighted.

Wild Ark was created by Sophie and Mark Hutchinson, who proudly declare their love for eco-conservation and have pledged their lives to “making a difference.”

Wild Ark has a variety of trips available and offers a wide array of information– from rates to which toiletries are provided at selected campsites.

One of their excursions lays in the exotic region of Botswana, Africa. The descriptive links under this selection describe the addition of guides and birdwatchers from indigenous tribes available to service consumers. The consumer can be certain that native civilizations are not disrupted as the group that provides guides has been sourcing from the same region for the last 34 years. The method of accommodation, bathing, water supply and electric facilities, as well as guest amenities, are discussed in detail for every trip offered.

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George Soros’s Political Giving in 2016

The real time net worth of George Soros, according to Forbes is $25.2 billion. The self-made billionaire spent his early years of childhood in Hungary, Budapest, during the time of Nazi invasion. He would later flee to England, where he studied at the London School of Economics. He paid his school fees with the money he made working as a waiter, and a railway porter. Upon completing his studies, he got a finance job at a merchant bank. Later on, he moved to New York, began working on Wall Street, and in 1969, he established a hedge fund worth $12 million, which was later rebranded, Quantum Fund. Even after so many decades, George Soros is still a large investor but achieves his investment goals through Soros Fund Management. SFM is currently manned by Dawn Fitzpatrick – a prominent woman on Wall Street. Dawn is the seventh chief investment officer at SFM since 2000.

George Soros is a fierce critic of the current US president, Donald J.Trump – something that explains why he revived his giving in 2016. The last time George Soros went on a spending spree ($27 million to be precise) was in 2004, in support of a George Bush’s defeat. In 2016, Soros re-emerged silently as the biggest funder of the politics of the Democratic Party. According to Politico, George Soros committed more than $25 million to boost the causes and activities of Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. Some of Soros’ associates insinuated that he was even willing to spend more money as the Election Day neared to ensure a Trump defeat.

Apart from the donation of $25 million, George Soros also funded other activities. For instance, he gave out $7 million to a super PAC, Priorities USA Action, which was in support of Clinton. He also offered $2 million to the American Bridge 21st Century that has been targeting Donald Trump, and numerous other Republican candidates. George Soros also donated $700,000 to an array of Democratic Party Committees, Political Action Committees, and campaigns, including that of Hillary Clinton. George Soros also wrote a $5000 check (note that the PAC does not permit more than $5000 from an individual donor) to End Citizens United – A PAC that is in support of Clinton and Democratic Candidates. Visit cnbc.com to know more about George Soros.

After George Bush won in 2004, Soros dialed back his political giving. Instead, he put his focus on donating funds through his international foundations that have so far spent over $13 billion – in a span of three decades. The money was distributed to non-profit organizations that work towards ensuring human rights, shaping the democratic process of the Eastern Europe, and also non-profits that want to ensure increased access to health care and education in the United States and other parts of the world.

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