Thor Halvorssen Condemns American Attorney’s Arrest in Cuba

Thor Halvorssen, CEO of The Human Rights Foundation condemned the detention of well-known lawyer, Kimberely Motley, and activists Gorki Aguila and Luis Alberto Mariño in Havana, Cuba. Motley had travelled to Cuba to represent 32-year old Danilo Maldonado, whom authorities arrested on a charge of damaging public property. According to Cuban authorities, Motley isn’t able to represent Maldonado because attorneys require a Cuban license to practice law in the country.

The well known American international lawyer, Kimberley Motley, who traveled to Cuba to help two activists was detained Friday in Havana. As she was about to hold a press conference, outside the Provincial Court of the capital, several state security agents removed Motley from the building. “This detention represents the egregious abuse of Cuba’s totalitarianism rule in Cuba,” stated Halvorssen.

On December 2014, “El Sexto”, as he is known, was arrested in Cuba on his way to an artistic presentation entitled ‘Rebellion on the Farm‘. This presentation included two pigs decorated with the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” representing the Castro brothers. Maldonado was arrested on charges of of contempt, a ruling that punishes for the disrespect of public officials, and they imprisoned him for about ten months without trial, for an art exhibit he never attended. He was actually arrested while in his car, on the way to the art presentation, and has yet to have a fair trail on the charge.

After taking part in the Human Rights Foundation conference on human rights organized by Thor Halvorssen’s Human Rights Foundation on March 4, Maldonado warned that the reality is that there are still “political prisoners” in Cuba. He was transferred to Cuba’s maximum security prison. The Human Rights Foundation has been voicerous in demanding Cuba allow Maldonado to meet with his attorney’s.

Since Castro’s death there has been increased visibility of police and more arrests of political activists. A week ago, several dissidents were arrested during a ‘mobilization for freedom’ march through Cuban streets, while the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) was ransancked. The number of detainees across the country has been estimated, by opposition sources, at more than 200 people

Founded in 2005, The NY-based Human Rights Foundation is guided by Thor Halvorssen. The Venezuelan born 37-year old advocates on behalf of international human rights and humanitarian issues. Halvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2009 with a mission of raising awareness, and networking among key individuals to make a difference for human rights and democracy.

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Amphivena Therapeutics is Making Huge Strides in Drug Development under the Leadership of Dr. JeanMarie Guenot


Amphivena Therapeutics is a San Francisco-based preclinical stage firm that develops a revolutionary immunotherapy for treating hematologic malignancies. During its Series A funding of July 2013, the company raised a record $14 million. MPM Capital oversaw the fundraising campaign. Amphivena Therapeutics’ goal is to eliminate blood cancer with an advanced therapy that couples with the immune system of the patient to destroy the cancerous cells and their precursors. Dr. JeanMarie Guenot, the CEO of Amphivena, is recognized for creating and operating SKS Ocular, a leading ophthalmic company incubator that specializes in dry AMD, continuous release ocular medication delivery techniques, and innovative therapies for macular degeneration, glaucoma, and ocular inflammation.


Who is CEO JeanMarie Guenot?


Guenot’s biography page describes her as a shrewd investor, scientist, and an active philanthropist. She began her professional business career as a senior employee of Atlas Venture. She oversaw venture capital investments and created life science firms from scratch. In the science world, Guenot started as a principle scientist in Hoffmann-La Roche’s Preclinical R&D. She focused on discovering and creating medications for autoimmune diseases, inflammation, oncology, and metabolic diseases.


Education achievements


On her Facebook page Dr. Guenot lists that she majored in physical and medical chemistry with a special focus on semi-empirical and quantum mechanical techniques for protein structure prediction, molecular dynamics, drug design, and X-ray and NMR refinement. She received her Ph.D. from the San Francisco-based University of California and her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Guenot fulfills her continuous education requirement by participating actively in research and attending educational workshops.


Professional expertise


Dr. Guenot’s unmatched experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological sector extends for more than 20 years. She has a professional expertise of working with both private and public companies. Her portfolio consists of venture capitalism, commercial & corporate development, pharmaceutical R&D, project & alliance management, and company building or rebuilding.


Early career history


Dr. Guenot served as a business coach for Hoffmann-La Roche. During her tenure as the VP of PDL BioPharma in charge of corporate & business development, she oversaw merger and acquisitions, licensing, and management of alliances. She played an instrumental role in the negotiation of co-commercialization and co-development strategic partnership that comprised of three phase 2 trials for cancer and autoimmune diseases.  BusinessWire has more on Jeanmarie’s strategic partnerships, and where she plans to take Amphivena in the future.

An Introduction into the Art of Anime


It seems that the Japanese do everything better than us, Americans. They took our Ford, Chevy, and Plymouth cars and gave us Toyota, Nissan, and Lexus luxury vehicles. The Japanese forever changed our eating habits with their introduction of sushi and sashimi. They even took our beloved Disney cartoons and made them more adult and better. These Japanese cartoons, called Anime yuri, are an art form and not just for children. It seems that the Japanese want to make even our pornography better. But anime exists for children and teens as a way of communicating the angst of adolescence to all readers. It is escapism, and when it becomes manga, it offers topics of interest to all readers.

Anime is much more than comics, in the series about tennis, the players from Fuji Shasuke to Kaoru Kaidou are avatars, and readers can find a particular tennis player to identify with, based on his character qualities. This flies in the face of American comics that present one superhero who embodies the best qualities of all mankind. I’ll take the more individual Japanese concept for discovering the true person, be it on printed paper or in real life. Anime has something for everyone, and when the anime artists deal with teenaged female characters and their emerging sexuality, it is time to hold on to your hat. This evolution from the two-dimensional cartoon can take on a life of its own.

Check out Ranker’s list of the best anime on Netflix if you want to check out some series for yourself.




EOS Lip Balm for Your Lips

There are many lip balms you can get at your local store. The big thing is to know what they can do for you and why you want the one you may be using. EOS is one of these that has a lot of things that can be called good for your lips. You might be wondering what it can do for you.

What Makes EOS Different?

There are several things that make EOS lip balm different. The biggest is that it has Shea Butter to help the lips to heal once they are chapped. This is a big difference from the other brands that simply prevent this from happening. With the Shea Butter, the lip balm can help the lip to become moist again and help it to feel better than it may have before. It also gives the lips a soft feel that can help to prevent chapping again in the future.

Another big thing that makes EOS different is the container. It’s a great looking round container that lets you get to all of your lip balm. This helps to keep waste down and to help you use the lip balm till there is none left.

Why EOS is Better Than Others?

There are a couple of things that can make EOS a better choice but the biggest is that it makes the lips feel better than they may have because of the ingredients and because it helps the skin to keep the moisture.

Well when you are looking at the different lip balms available, you need to take into consideration your needs and what lip balm will best suit them. EOS is a great choice, but you have to try it to know for yourself. You can find it anywhere and it is available in many flavors so you can find the right one for you.

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Kabbalah Centres Focus on Practising the Principles of Kabbalah

The first Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1922, and it was an event that changed the history of Kabbalahism forever. Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that has been on the earth since humankind existed. Kabbalaists believe that this spirituality began around the time that Jewish traditions were formed, which was in the days after the flood of Noah.

For centuries, Kabbalah was passed down from generation to generation among the priests and elders of the Jewish nation. You had to belong to this elite group of people or you were not eligible to know the principles of wisdom. When Rav Ashtag founded the first Kabbalah Centre in Israel, the old tradition came to an end. Rav Ashtag opened the door for everyone who was interested in learning and studying Kabbalah.

By 2016, there were Centres in five cities in the U.S. and 40 worldwide. The history of Kabbalah is recorded on ancient documents mostly written in Hebrew and Greek. The Centres are able to translate them and study the principles that they hold. Kabbalah is not studied like most subjects; the instructors present the principles so that the student can then apply them to their individual lives.

Kabbalah Centres are more than places to study Kabbalah. Anyone who is interested in Kabbalah is welcome. Along with classes, materials are sold, dinners are held so the students can fellowship, and volunteering events are held.

Karen Berg and her son are now leaders of the U.S. Centres, and she sees volunteering as a very significant part of experiencing Kabbalah. She believes it changes mindsets and attitudes that were once self-centered into attitudes of giving. She believes that there is no way to learn this principle except by doing it.

For those who do not live in close proximity to a Kabbalah Centre, the Bergs began the Kabbalah Centre online and the Kabbalah University for students around the world. Kabbalahism believes that there is joy inside every human being with great potential to succeed. The Kabbalah Centres encourage students to practice the wisdom of Kabbalah in their everyday life.

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Adam Milstein Works To Build His Jewish People

One thing that people need to thrive is someone that builds them up. Adam Milstein is someone who is building up the Jewish nation. He is in fact considered one of the most influential Jews in the globe. One of the reasons that he is so influential is that he is always working on something big. As a matter of fact, he is always working towards doing something for the Jewish people. He has set up a foundation for helping Jews and has also founded the Israeli-American Council. This goes a long way in building the Jewish nation and people.

Adam was born in Haifa, Israel. He was also born and raised in Israel. He has also did his mandatory service in the Israel army. Afterwards, he has joined his father in the expansion of their real estate construction business. One thing that could be said for Adam is that he is all about building. His career shows for it too. He has taken the time to build his Jewish people so that they can work something greater. One thing that could be said for Jewish people is that they have everything worked out so that they can continue with their traditions and cultures.

Adam Milstein is deeply involved in the lives of people. He is a philanthropist that makes sure that he is leaving an impact in his culture. Also, his philanthropy goes beyond just financial resources. He is also someone who gets involved with organizations with the use of his time and insights. He is someone who gets engaged. This shows that he has discernment and wisdom. Adam Milstein will continue to be a great influence in the lives of Jewish people. For one thing, he wants to see his people succeed and continue to keep the traditions alive.

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Former NBA Owner Takes On AIG In Heated Lawsuit

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment organization, in association with former NBA team owner, Bruce Levenson have recently filed for a civil action law suit against the insurance and investing conglomerate, AIG Insurance. The basis and origins of the law suit can be found with a settlement claim filed by Danny Ferry, the former general manager of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment group.

What happened was, after filing for his claim, Mr. Ferry sought coverage by the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment organization’s insurance company, AIG. Mr. Levenson firmly believed that AIG’s policy covered Mr. Ferry’s expenses, and he had good reason to do so given his extensive background in law from attending law school. However, AIG disagreed and refused to pay even a single penny in regards to Mr. Ferry’s claim causing AHBE and Mr. Levenson take the matter to court.

The precise amount of the settlement is as yet undisclosed as is the specific dates for the inevitable court hearings. Given that neither Mr. Levenson nor the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment group are any longer associated with the NBA, specifically the Atlanta Seahawks, the team’s current administration has declined to comment until such time as the matter has been resolved in court.

For more info, visit Mr. Bruce Levenson’s personal website and Wikipedia page.



Lime Crime: Where Bravery is Rewarded


In October 2008, Lime Crime Makeup was born. Doe Deere, being fueled by her love of color started the company with an aim of revolutionizing the makeup industry. With her bold stature, she wanted and continues to bring life to the conventional makeup by launching colorful products. Doe Deere runs her company with the philosophy of being bold and feeling great at it.

The company has understood the need of social media and uses it as a platform to communicate with their clients. On Facebook, the company has over nine hundred thousand followers. Additionally, the company has 2.4 million followers on Instagram. The company uses these social sites to interact with their followers and clients. The company also posts their new products from, and communicates those which are out of stock. Moreover, the company uses their website as a platform for interactions with their clients. Here, they can make orders and inquire about the availability of products in stock on Amazon.

Recently, Lime Crime announced through PR Newswire that it has launched diamond crushers, a lip topper that is vibrant and colorful. It can applied by itself or on a matte lipstick, and guarantees a twenty four use. Diamond crushers come in bundles or in singular forms. The launched diamond crushers include trip, lit, choke, dope, fluke and strip.

Doe Deere stands for animal rights and for that, promotes vegan oriented products. This is echoed on Tumblr where they only feature Lime Crime’s vegan friendly lipsticks. Moreover, the company is certified by the Leaping Bunny and PETA. Products released by the company are not tested on any animals and all the stakeholders are urged to protect the animals.

The Life and Career of Bruce Levenson

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC, who is the former ownership group for the NBA franchise, filed a lawsuit in September of 2016 against the New Hampshire Insurance Company following a breach of contract that had involved the settlement of claims that had been made by the former general manager Danny Ferry. Included in the former Hawks ownership was controlling parter Bruce Levenson. The lawsuit however did not involve the the current Hawks ownership group that was lead by the principle owner Tony Ressler. The lawsuit, that had been filed in the Superior Court in Fulton County on September 13th against the insurance company had also been described as an AIG, which is a civil action for insurance bad faith and breach of contract. AHBE claimed that it had been insured under a policy that would provide coverage for certain losses in relation to employment practices, including, but was not limited to, acts of workplace torts and wrongful termination. According to the court documents, AHBE had given notice to AIG in April of 2015 that claimed to have been asserted by Ferry, that was believed to be covered. Hawks and Ferry ownership had reached an undisclosed buyout agreement in June of 2015 which ended the relationship that had begun six years earlier with an 18 million dollar contract in 2012. Hawks ownership made it known that they were aware of complaints, and that the principle parties no longer had ties to the Alanta Hawks organization. The lawsuit stated that the confidential limits of liability within the policy were sufficient to play AHBE’s claim. James J. Leonard from Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which was the firm representing AHBE, said that the complaint speaks for itself.

Bruce Levenson is a Forbes billionaire ,  an American Businessman, who is the former NBA team owner, as well as a philanthropist. He was also the co-owner of the Alanta Hawks LLC, that operates and owns the Alanta Hawks basketball team and the Philips Arena. Bruce Levenson also has served as the Hawks’ Governor for the NBA Board of Governors since 2004. Levenson had co-founded the United Communications Group ( in 1977. Levenson was a founding board member for IT industry and TechTarget media

The Human Rights Foundation Continues To Be A Success For Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen has been a major part of the human rights activism community throughout the 21st century, the Venezuelan born activist has worked with some of the most important human rights groups in the world before deciding the time had come to create his own group to battle global human rights abuses. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen:

Halvorssen established the Human Rights Foundation in 2005 when he decided too much time and energy was being spent on human rights issues in democratic countries, such as the major reports released on problems in the U.S.

The Human Rights Foundation retains a small staff of only 12 people who are employed because of their need to fight human rights abuses instead of for their political views; Thor states he does not question the political leanings of the staff of the Human Rights Foundation, but only wants to work with those who share his passion for human rights regardless of what type of government is behind the abuses taking place.

In recent years, Thor Halvorssen has become well known for the work he has completed to bring freedom to the people of Russia, including his support of opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin including the Pussy Riot group and Human Rights Foundation President Gary Kasparov.

Despite the time, effort, and passion Thor Halvorssen brings to his human rights activism work he has also found success as a film producer with a series of documentary movies bringing him to the top of this industry. Halvorssen has worked with some of the world’s most famous movie stars on documentaries representing his love of human rights, such as “Freedom’s Fury” a film based upon the Hungarian uprising of 1956 against a communist dictatorship.

Halvorssen describes himself as a classical liberal and has used the platforms he has been given by major news organizations to discuss a range of political events and human rights abuses. The Venezuelan born activist has even given his view on the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections as he discussed how the main candidates could be viewed on a human rights level.