Thor Halvorssen and The Human Rights Foundation: A Inside Look A The Activist’s Movitations

Thor Halvorssen is primarily known for his stringent and acidic, but also incisive and intelligent public criticism of socialism, specifically the regime of Hugo Chavez, and there are good reasons for this.

Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza, the son of well known businessman and narcotics investigator Thor Halvorssen Hellum, learned first hand the horrors of despotic socialist regimes when his mother was shot by police officers in the employ of the Cuban leader, Hugo Chavez, during a peaceful protest.

His father, the aforementioned Thor Halvorssen Hellum, also suffered imprisonment and torture in a dungeon in Caracas under the socialist regime. It has been said that Halvorssen senior’s imprisonment was all a set up, orchestrated by affiliates and supporters of the drug czar, Pablo Escobar as punishment for Hellum’s investigation into Escobar’s varied and illicit activities.

Thor Halvorssen Junior, himself, has also suffered for his cause, such as in 2010 when he was viciously beaten in a prison in Vietnam. What occurred was that Halvorssen had flown to the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh for the express purpose of investigating various accounts of brutal crackdowns on the cities Buddhist population.

According to Crunchbase, Thor Halvorssen sought out the leader of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, a man named, Thich Quang Do, who had been placed under house arrest for his religious affiliation. After conducting the interview and exiting the religious leaders house, Halvorssen was accosted by the local authorities and placed under arrest and then viciously beaten. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen:

It’s these kinds of experiences which lend Thor Halvorssen as well as Human Rights Foundation, a enormous amount of credibility in Human Rights circles the world over.

He’s not just in it for the money nor the fame and he most certainly is more than willing to roll up his sleeves and put his own health and safety on the line for the championing of his causes.

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Helane Morrison’s Incredible Career

For a long time now, gender disparity has been the center of focus in many companies and government agencies in the United States. Women like the current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fought endlessly for equal opportunities for women in the country. Her efforts finally bore fruits in mid 1990. A lot of women have taken the opportunities presented to them without fear of the male domination. Some of them like Helane Morrison are doing what they know best relentlessly and courageously.


Helena Morrison has been a compliance officer for a while now. She values her role as an enforcer and a whistle-blower. Working as a journalist and a civil servant, Helena has played her role so well to an extent where she becomes the source of envy for her counterparts.


With the increasing corruption rates following the 2008 and 2009 economic depression, a lot of work needs to be done in the compliance sector to bring sanity back. According to Helane, many companies have fallen victims and are now seeking bailouts from the federal government because of corruption.


SEC has struggled to bring back the dwindling trust in the financial sector by enforcing several regulations through its representatives such as Helena Morrison. With the distrust level in financial companies at its peak, most people resort to investing without professional assistance. This has led to increased incidences of business failure characterized by poor financial decisions and choice of business. Helena and her team are on a mission to bring back this trust and make the financial sector great again.


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Helane Morrison is a compliance officer who currently works with Hall Capital Partners. She is the Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of the company. She also belongs to the executive committee. Morrison has worked as the head of SEC’s San Francisco office. She was one time appointed the Regional Director and District Administrator of the Commission. At Securities Exchange Commission, Morrison was responsible for enforcing SEC rules and representing the commission in litigation in northern parts of California.


Helane is a lawyer by profession. She practiced law in Howard Rice, Canady and Falk between 1986 and 1996. Her good track record resulted to a promotion to partner in 1991. She focused on litigation and SEC cases. She was also an internal corporate investigator.

Don Ressler And The Desire To Look And Feel Good

Don Ressler understands that it is important for people to look and feel as good as they want. This is one of the reasons that JustFab is one of the most successful businesses. It is always growing and expanding. Therefore, people are getting more options from the online fashion subscription service. One of the latest activities that Don Ressler has taken part in is the launch of TechStyle. TechStyle has been launched as a ways to not only stay ahead of the trends, but to also influence the trends throughout the world. This also gives Don Ressler more room to bring forth new offers and promotions with his brand.

One thing that Don Ressler is promoting is the #FABforAll initiative. This makes it possible for women to find the styles that they want in the sizes that they want. This also allows women who are above the average size limit to be able to enjoy some of the high fashion that the JustFab industry offers on Bloomberg. Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg have shown that they are very passionate and serious about bringing fashion to women and even being ahead of the game. Therefore, more people are becoming interested in what JustFab has to offer people.

Read more: Former Intermix COO Raises $33M For Fashion Brand JustFabulous

Among other expansions that JustFab has made is the new P.S. service. This is where people are sent curated items based on what they have ordered. One thing that Don Ressler is very interested in doing with all of the subsidiaries of JustFab is provide people with a chance to find their own unique style and to look good in what they wear. This will bring about the confidence that they need in order to get through their daily life.

Fashion has been such a great thing for Don Ressler to get into. He has gotten his start on the internet. JustFab was not his first venture into fashion, cosmetics and style, he has also started companies like Intermix and Intelligent Beauty.


Historian Michael Zomber Creatively Narrates the History of Arms and Armor

In September 2016, Zomber announced on PR Newswire that he acquired John Brown’s Bowie knife, another antique . He has a creative craft of describing past events in various books, such as Shotgun Iemitsu and Sweet Betsy That’s Me. The History Channel featured him in various series of the Tales of the Gun aired between 2010 and 2011.

Since the early 1970’s Zomber is a dedicated weapon collector of treasured antiques from the 16th century to the 19th century. He recounts historical event of weapons used on the battlefield or to duel during the 1500’s through the 1800’s. In his collection are arms from America, Europe, Islam, and Japan. Some weapons have been viewed on the History Channel’s Tales of the Gun, including orient guns and dueling pistols.

The Bowie knife Michael acquired in September holds history involving John Brown, a radical abolitionist known in the U.S. J. E. B. Stuart claims to have taken the knife from Brown before turning him over to be tried and hanged. He believed that armed revolution was the only alternative to stop slavery in the United States. The antique weapon is described as featuring a coffin handle, nickel inlaid with mother of pearl, and spear point blade.

Michael Zomber said he is honored to own a weapon that is a part of the history of John Brown and the abolitionist movement. He also stated in the press release that the knife is a rare piece of history he is passionate about and has a deep interest in. Whether he narrates a story recounting the events of Brown’s life and the Bowie knife hasn’t been released to the public.

The Executive Board Of The Cox School Of Business At SMU Has A New Board Member

Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business was established in 1920. The Business school was named after benefactor Edwin L. Cox in 1978. The Cox School of Business is considered one of the top business schools in the United States. The list of corporate executives that graduated from that school is a long and impressive one.

The Executive Board of the Cox School of Business is composed of business leaders from across the country, so it comes as no surprise that the board recently appointed Highland Capital Management’s president and co-founder, James Dondero to that board. Highland Capital Management has been involved with the Cox School of Business for several years.

The Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars Endowment at Southern Methodist University has helped students pursue their academic goals. The endowment also supports the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Highland Capital Management is a very successful investment firm. The company has more than $16 billion in assets under management, and thanks to Jim Dondero, and his executive team that number continues to increase every year. Dondero is considered an expert in the field of credit strategies, and he is also considered one of the top hedge fund managers in the United States.

The Dallas Journal said that In 1993, James Dondero founded Highland Capital with fellow financial expert, Mark Okada. Both men have accounting backgrounds, and they both excel in collateralized loan obligations as well as emerging market investments.

James invested in Argentina bonds in 2014, and that was before the new president of Argentina was elected. That investment is producing an annualized return of more than 25 percent.

James Dondero is able to act quickly in the emerging market investment space because Highland Capital has offices in Seoul, Singapore, Sao Paulo, and New York. Even though the company is based in Dallas, Dondero, and the executive team receive information from company offices around the globe every day.

The Cox School of Business is excited to have James Dondero on the board, and Jim is honored to be a part of the SMU community.

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