(PRWEB) September 18, 2014
Austen Williams and S.H.A.R.E. Together have partnered to bring awareness and hope to the world’s second largest grossing crime: human trafficking. The two have combined forces to start conversations and raise funds by promoting 8 DAYS, a feature film that depicts a story of modern-day slavery inspired by actual events. 8 DAYS calls attention to the reality of domestic human trafficking in the United States and encourages honest conversations essential for the prevention and termination of human trafficking.
“Human trafficking is so often viewed as someone else’s problem, but it is our children, our daughters, sons, sisters, mothers, fathers, and brothers that are being sold as slaves in the modern world,” said Austen Williams, Mrs. America 2014. “Everyone can and should have a part in the fight. We all have different talents, gifts and abilities and if we ban together we can change the way people view this problem. We are working to equip people with the knowledge and skills to deter violence and poverty, which so often makes victims vulnerable to trafficking, and ultimately serve the least of these and put an end to one of the most horrific crimes in humanity.”
S.H.A.R.E. Together partnered with After Eden Pictures to produce the 8 DAYS film (http://www.findamber.com ), in which Williams has a supporting role. All proceeds from the 8 DAYS film will go toward the building of safe houses for rescued victims of trafficking, as well as donations to various organizations that work directly with survivors, victims, and advocates.
“My part in the fight is using my voice as Mrs. America 2014 to talk about my platform, ‘Shake the Shackles: Human Trafficking Awareness’,” says Austen. “I want to use my experience as a model and actress to shed light on this darkness and that is why I am so glad to have been cast in the film, 8 DAYS.”
The 8 DAYS film is currently having eight red carpet premieres nationwide, each of which are serving as fundraisers for both national and international trafficking organizations. 8 DAYS has already visited Los Angeles, Seattle and New York.
September 18 Washington, DC
September 23 Atlanta, GA
September 25 Nashville, TN
September 30 Chicago, IL
October 2 Dallas, TX
Austen will be in attendance at each premiere and serve as a host and voice to help raise funds. She will also continue to serve as an ambassador for the film and advocate for the victims and survivors of human trafficking by continuing to promote her platform, “Shake the Shackles,” at Mrs. World 2014 in November.
To join the movement of “Making Good Bolder” and to audition for Actors, Models and Talent for Christ, where Austen got her start, please visit http://www.amtcworld.org.
MANCHESTER, VT. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014
Grand Estates Auction Company, the industry leader in luxury real estate auctions, announced the October 7th live absolute auction of one of the choicest properties in all of Vermont: Ondawa Estate. The 37-acre mountain retreat bordering the Green Mountain National Forest includes the Zara Hard House, an architecturally significant structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This outdoorsman’s paradise features a classic Greek Revival home surrounded by the trout-filled Battenkill River, mountain streams, and a stocked pond. Buyers will be able to name their price on the historic Vermont estate at the absolute auction with no minimum bid and no reserve to be held on location at 2:00 p.m.
“A home of this caliber is truly a rare find and presents an unparalleled buying opportunity on auction day,” stated Grand Estates Auction Company Director of Sales Development Stacy K. Reich. “The live auction process provides fair market value in its purest and quickest form, as well as a level of transparency and expediency that the traditional listing process does not provide. Interested buyers should come prepared to bid and buy this idyllic mountain estate.”
Built circa 1840, the beautifully restored main home features four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms; a vintage style kitchen featuring a 12-foot island, commercial six-burner stove, antique style refrigerator, and double copper sink; butler’s pantry with custom cherry cabinetry and wood countertop; wet bar with antique 1800s wood-burning stove, wine cooler, ice maker, and copper sink; private study with fireplace and built-in bookcase with ladder; formal dining room; and living room with 12-foot cathedral ceilings and French doors offering expansive mountain views. The renovated guest home offers an additional four bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, kitchen, office, and laundry. A 200-year-old rustic cabin with living room, loft, and half bathroom would make a charming artist studio or children’s playhouse. Period finishes include a front porch with swing, spruce hardwood floors, extra-wide baseboards, Dutch doors, exposed beams, and a mother-of-pearl button on the front staircase giving the original building cost of $ 5,000. Amenities include a heated gunite pool, large entertainment deck and expansive yard and gardens for outdoor entertaining; and a detached heated garage with a workshop and storage.
Located three miles from the charming shopping and dining of Manchester, it is just a short drive to enjoy live theater at the Weston Playhouse, antiquing among the charming Vermont historic villages, music festivals, and a myriad of cultural activities available in these classic New England towns. The historic estate is minutes from the world-class skiing of Stratton Mountain, Bromley and Magic Mountain, Stratton’s Cliff Drysdale tennis academy, the area’s finest golf courses, and The Long Trail, for hiking and nature enthusiasts. Nearby Stratton Mountain School is renowned for producing more than 36 Olympians including two gold medalists, one silver medalist, and one bronze medalist.
Grand Estates Auction Company has an unsurpassed closing rate in the luxury residential real estate auction industry and specializes in creating comprehensive global marketing campaigns for luxury properties. There are no contingencies, no lengthy negotiations, and timelines for closing are already established. To help buyers make an informed purchase, a comprehensive due-diligence packet is available, and ample time is allotted for tours and inspections prior to the auction. Similar to rare artwork that does not have comparable pieces to set the value, exceptional properties such as this are well suited for auction, where bidders set the market value.
The Manchester absolute auction will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7th. Provisions for remote bidding can be arranged. The property will be available for prospective bidders to preview beginning Friday, October 3rd, at 11:00 a.m., with daily preview times scheduled through the date of the auction. Buyers may contact Grand Estates Auction Company’s auction information office to schedule an appointment during one of the preview times at 877-376-9560. A $ 100,000.00 certified check or personal check along with a bank letter of guarantee will be required to register to bid. Real estate agents and brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate.
Grand Estates Auction Company is the leader in the niche market of auctioning luxury real estate, specializing in properties valued at $ 2 million and above throughout North America, the Caribbean, and select international destinations. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company was established in 1999 and was the first of its kind. Recent sales include the record-breaking sale of an $ 11 million dollar home in Bay Harbor, Mich., and last year’s auction of a Landgrove, Vt., estate that fetched the highest resale price in many years. For more information and auction details visit http://www.GrandEstatesAuction.com.
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London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 13 August 2014
Legal 500 recommended Law firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce that Law Society Children Panel Member and Family Solicitor Ravi Mahey has joined Duncan Lewis as a Director and Joint Head of the firm’s Childcare department based in their Harrow branch.
Ravi, who joined Duncan Lewis as a Director and Joint Head of the Child Care Department in August 2014 qualified as a Solicitor in 2002. Prior to joining Duncan Lewis, Ravi worked for one of the largest regional Child Care Teams in the Midlands for six years and in 2011, Ravi joined a city firm in London as a senior member of the Children’s Law department.
Ravi brings to the firm particular expertise representing parents and young people involved in care proceedings involving a wide range of issues including drug and alcohol misuse, violence, chronic neglect, mental health difficulties or mental incapacity and learning difficulties. Ravi has significant experience representing teenage mothers and fathers who have been in care themselves and has also acted in a number of cases involving applications by the Local Authority for a young person to be placed in Secure Accommodation and applications for Emergency Protection Orders.
Ravi brings her experience handling complex cases. She has been involved in complex medical cases involving allegations of ‘baby shaking’, non-accidental injuries, attempted murder and also factitious illness syndrome. Ravi also represents parents and children in private law children disputes and has been involved in a number of cases where parental alienation exists.
In addition to Public Law proceedings, Ravi also acts for victims of domestic violence and has particular expertise representing individuals where there have been serious allegations of sexual, physical and psychological abuse. She has frequently hosted seminars and workshops catered towards frontline aid workers/agencies with regards to the law and coordinates various advice surgeries and clinics. Ravi undertakes pro bono work on a regular basis and is committed and dedicated to assisting vulnerable members of society whenever possible.
Recently, Ravi has been involved in a number of complex child abduction matters. She also regularly represents adults seeking to adopt and receives referrals from local authorities to act for adopters.
Ravi is part of the central Family Court duty advocacy scheme and volunteers for same on rotation. She is a keen advocate and has represented clients in the Family Proceedings Court, County Court and High Court.
Ravi added in regard to her recent move to Duncan Lewis Solicitors; “I am looking forward to joining a very highly regarded child care team“.
Ravi is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children. She is fluent in Punjabi and conversational in Hindi and Urdu.
About Duncan Lewis
Duncan Lewis, established in 1998, is the largest civil legal aid practice in the UK and one of the country’s fastest growing firms of solicitors, serving both corporate entities and private individuals from offices across London and throughout the UK. A recommended leading law firm by Law Society Lexcel, Legal 500; Duncan Lewis employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. Representing over 25,000 clients per year, the company has an excellent reputation in the Administrative Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in the Immigration, Public law and Family/Child Care jurisdictions.
Established areas of law are: business immigration, child care, civil liberties, clinical negligence, community care, crime and fraud, dispute resolution, debt and insolvency, employment, family and divorce, housing, asylum and immigration, litigation, mental health, personal injury, prison law, professional negligence, public law and administrative law, regulatory matters and welfare benefits.
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Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
Wimbledon Health Partners (WHP), a leading on-site diagnostic testing company, appointed Stewart Whyte as Chief Operating Officer in yet another sign of the company’s increasing market leadership. Whyte, a healthcare industry leader, has been charged with managing the growing organizations operations. With a successful track record in major to early stage companies expanding over 35 years in the healthcare industry, Mr. Whyte will apply his leadership expertise with some of the most innovative healthcare companies in the world to his newly appointed position with Wimbledon Health Partners.
Hiring Mr. Whyte is further evidence of Wimbledon Health Partners enduring commitment to enhance the strength of its executive team. Whyte brings with him major achievements from his experience with Liberty Life, Discovery Holdings and Destiny Health. As Chief Executive of Operations, Charter Member and Senior Executive Director of Operations with Destiny and Discovery Health, he succeeded in migrating the back office functionality of Destiny Health, in Chicago, IL to its parent company, Discovery Holdings in South Africa. The same model was utilized in the joint venture between Discovery Holdings and Prudential Health Insurance, UK. Additionally, Mr. Whyte chartered the operational aspects of Discovery Health, collecting contributions of $ 200 million per month and a market cap worth $ 2 billion.
Mr. Whyte will focus his efforts on further developing Wimbledon Health Partners exceedingly well-run operations. He will draw on his extensive knowledge of claims processing systems, contribution management, medical management services, and leadership in implementing a model department to further the forecasted growth.
“I am truly excited about joining Wimbledon Health Partners, as the potential for growth both inside the United States and internationally is seemingly limitless. Although I have been in healthcare for over 35 years and have been involved with both small and large ventures, the potential I see at Wimbledon has me very excited. Wimbledon has built a solid foundation and with my extensive knowledge and contacts in the industry we are well on the way to building a billion dollar company,” stated Whyte.
About Wimbledon Health Partners:
Wimbledon Health Partners is a national on-site diagnostic testing organization with capabilities for diagnosing circulatory conditions that can be detected through the use of cardiovascular ultrasound and echocardiogram. Additional capabilities include nerve conduction velocity testing (NCV), which is utilized to support the diagnosis of nerve involvement of circulatory disease, and help assess cardiovascular risk. Wimbledon Health Partners provides an innovative cooperative marketing and practice-enhancement program to physicians with the educational, compliance, and marketing tools necessary to deliver quality state-of-the-art in-office testing procedures. For more information go to http://www.dxtesting.com or call 855-200-8262.
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Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Mixed Roots Foundation is proud to announce its 2nd Annual ‘Adoptee Night’ with the MN Twins who just recently hosted the MLB All Star Game at Target Field. The MN Twins will take on the Kansas City Royals at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. Mixed Roots Foundation continues to expand its signature ‘Adoptee Night’/'Adoptee Day’ sporting events including partnering with major league sports such as the MLB, MLS, NFL, NASCAR, NBA, WNBA, and NHL.
“We are excited to partner with Mixed Roots Foundation again to present the 2nd Annual ‘Adoptee Night’, a special night for all those who are touched by adoption and foster care in the Twin Cities,” said Landon Oldenburger, Group Sales and Service Executive, MN Twins. “As a commitment to baseball, but more importantly to family, we hope that this special night will encourage everyone to get more involved and support Mixed Roots Foundation’s efforts in providing important resources including funds for adoptees and for the organizations that serve them.”
“As an adoptive parent of six African American children whom we adopted out of foster care, we know and understand the importance of creating a safe space for adoptees and their families to come together to share their common adoption experiences,” said Rick Spielman, General Manager, MN Vikings. “We have been so blessed and now it is time to give back – We look forward to continuing to work with Mixed Roots Foundation in raising awareness and utilize sports as a platform to further support adoptees and their families – GO TWINS!”
The MN Twins in partnership with Mixed Roots Foundation will donate a portion of all signature ‘Adoptee Night’ ticket sales to benefit its local community partners that provide important programs and services to adoptees and their families. Tickets cost $ 17 which include a pregame reception to take place at Herbert’s Bar and Grill (on Target Field Plaza) from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., the raising of the Twins Territorial Flag, and Fireworks after the game. In addition, all ‘Adoptee Night’ ticket holders will receive a signature ‘Adoptee Night’ rally towel. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit http://www.mixedrootsfoundation.org. For groups of 30 or more, please contact Landon Oldenburger – 612.767.2960 or email landonoldenburger(at)twinsbaseball(dot)com. To sponsor, please contact Fred Zermeno at 213.219.1060 or email fzermeno(at)mixedrootsfoundation(dot)org. To become a community partner, volunteer, or learn more about Mixed Roots Foundation, please LIKE Mixed Roots Foundation on Facebook, call 800.659.6958, or email events(at)mixedrootsfoundation(dot)org.
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