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Thor Halvorssen: Human Rights Advocate, Film Producer And Much More

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What is the Human Rights Foundation and Who is Thor Halvorssen? Find out by reading the rest of this article.

About Thor Halvorssen

Halvorssen is both a film producer and a human rights advocate. The New York Times has dubbed him as a champion for those who are powerless and for the underdog. He started to advocate for human rights back in 1989. He organized a group in London to oppose the South African apartheid.

He takes human rights serious, as his father was once a political prisoner in Venezuela. Halvorssen, who is Venezuelan and Norwegian, became involved very heavily with human rights after his father’s arrest.

Halvorssen’s Human Rights Foundation

In 2004, Thor Halvorssen’s mother was shot during a protest in Venezuela. That same year, he founded the Human Rights Foundation, which is based in New York. The foundation has played a role in securing releases of numerous prisoners, as well as have submitted amicus briefs in very well-known human rights cases.

Film Work

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is a novel by Robert A. Heinlein. Halvorssen is adapting the novel and producing a film based on it. Bryan Singer is expected to direct the film.

Other films he has been apart of include Freedom Fury, Hammer & Tickle and Indoctrinate U, which is a documentary that focuses on college campuses and the left-win bias that is found on those campuses. Read more:  Thor Halvorssen | LinkedIn

Awards And Recognition

He was awarded the Sol Feinstone by Judith Rodin, the president of the University of Pennsylvania. The award was for his work to ensure student speech is protected. Halvorssen also received a presidential silver medal by Romanian leader Emil Constantinescu in 2010, and that was to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the country’s revolution that occurred in 1989. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen:

Accoridng to Crunchbase, those are only a few of Thor Halvorssen’s accomplishments.

Securus Technology Gives The Most Innovative Solution To Keep Families In Contact With Their Imprisoned Relatives

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Christmas is around the corner. Many families want to share the festivities and keep in touch with their jailed friends. Most people complain of the long driving hours to the prison facility to visit their incarcerated loved ones. People also get tired of the long waiting hours in the queues to get a chance to see their imprisoned members. Most people often desire the ease of setting up their subsequent prison visits with regards to the prison accessibility as the alternative of being subjected to limited prison visitation times. Many people would also want the convenience of getting in touch with their jailed members without ever having to pay a visit to the detention centers. Securus Technology presents an innovative solution for family members to pre-arrange their next prison visits and to contact their ‘incarcerates’ from the convenience of their homes this Christmas.


The Securus Technology Company

Securus Technology is based in Dallas, Texas. Securus Technology supplies prison facilities with civil equipment and criminal justice resolutions that aid prison management. The bureau also offers law enforcement agencies with Public Safety Solutions for prison emergency and quick crisis response. The company is launching the Securus video visitation platform this month. The video visitation will enable families to schedule their next prison visits or even chat with their jailed members through video streaming.


Securus Video Visitation totally uses the internet. Members can use tablets, Smartphone, or personal computers to communicate with their detained relatives. They will first have to create the Securus Video Visitation user account. They can download the Securus Video Visitation mobile app from the Google Play store or iTune store and follow the registration prompts. They will also need to register with the prison facility housing their jailed loved one. Family can then engage in live video chats with their imprisoned friends. They can turn the video streams into video conferencing to make the experience more lively. They will require a webcam and the internet to accomplish the video contacts when using a computer.


Families can also utilize the video platform to schedule their next prisoner visits. Securus Video Visitation will be fully integrated with the prison management to ensure that all visits are catered for the available prison visiting time-window.


Fabletics Turns Retail On Its Head

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The growingly popular casual athletic label Fabletics announced recently that they are opening over 100 new retail stores across North America, including having already opened in the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Fabletics’ goal is to open 75-100 brick-and-mortar stores within the coming three to five years.

Garnering roughly $250 million in revenue per year, Fabletics provides high end clothing at steep discounts, offset by its monthly membership fee. Fabletics does a lot to make sure all its customers know about this VIP membership fee, which offsets the super-low prices they are able to offer the market.

So far primarily an e-commerce operation, Fabletics is a champion of the reverse-showroom approach to retail, where shoppers, say, walking around a competitor’s store in person open up a search, find Fabletics, see the pricing on their website, and walk right out of the brick-and-mortar store, opting for Fabletics’ discounted price.

It’s an easy choice, and many people are choosing this route; Fabletics now boasts over a million subscribers, and has only been in business for three years so far.

Read more: @Fabletics

Origins of The Fabletics Brand

Fabletics was originally co-founded by Kate Hudson, who still appears in the company’s advertisements.

Ms. Hudson is somewhat of an e-commerce pioneer in her approach to retail with Fabletics, which is definitely not the exact experience customers are used to, but clearly it’s something that’s catching on quickly.

Ms. Hudson is slated to speak at the recode’s 2017 Code Commerce event in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Past speakers at these events have included Bill Gates of Microsoft, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, and Elon Musk of Tesla.

Fabletics is a leader in the e-commerce space on, and the audience at Code Commerce has a lot to gain from Ms. Hudson’s business insight into how to monetize web traffic.

Transition From E-Commerce to Brick-And-Mortar

In the past, what we’ve seen 99 times out of a hundred is companies that have a successful brick-and-mortar operation trying to get online and start monetizing the web.

Fabletics is confident they can perform well located near competing stores like Lululemons or Athleta.

Fabletics is also adept at the use consumer data in optimizing what’s available on retail stores, allowing Fabletics managers to make data-driven choices about what products to make most available in which regions.

In the end, Fabletics’ stated focus for their brand is to prioritize accessibility, people, and culture- only time will tell how this plays out.