Raising Sleep Apnea Awareness


Maybe this has happened to you. Maybe you don’t personally remember doing it, but your loved ones or your spouse have told you that you snore loudly, choke, cough and seem to wake up briefly, (and maybe often) throughout the night. Maybe this hasn’t happened to you, but you’ve seen it happen to a loved one.

Many people think snoring is, “no big deal.” Many people find the snoring family member to be a source of comedy and entertainment. However, snoring, choking, snorting and other sounds like this in the middle of the night can mean that something much worst is going on with your loved one’s health. In fact, it could be tied to a disease that can prove deadly or cause chronic health problems if left untreated called sleep apnea.

It’s extremely important for people that constantly experience symptoms like excessively loud snoring, choking, snorting and other loud disturbing sounds while they sleep to see a sleep physician to get a complete diagnosis. Only a qualified sleep physician can tell you if you have sleep apnea, so it’s best not to venture a guess or assumption.

Loud Snoring, Choking, Coughing and Snorting are Just Symptoms

The underlying body process that causes these symptoms is a scary one indeed. When a patient has sleep apnea, the muscles surrounding his airways relax. This causes the soft tissue in his airways to then relax and collapse. The tissue begins to block his airways and he can’t breathe for a brief time. In addition, if this wasn’t scary enough, this can happen to him 30 or more times every night. Not only is he sleeping and unable to take the actions he needs to protect himself, but he’s also not breathing at all. There are very few scarier places for a person to find himself in.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel

Dr. Avi Weisfogel has dedicated much of his career and life to raising awareness for sleep apnea and making sure people that have the disease receive the treatment they need to sleep safely.

Weisfogel founded an organization called Dental Sleep Masters in 2014. The organization combines the practices of dentists, doctors and sleep professionals to diagnose and address the problem of sleep apnea.

Former Ownership of NBA Franchise (Hawks) Sues Insurance Company for Breach of Contract

Team Ownership

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC (AHBE), which previously owned NBA franchise has sued the New Hampshire Insurance Company for breaching the contract concerning the claims’ settlement made by Danny Ferry, the former general manager. Bruce Levenson was the controlling partner of the AHBE (former Hawks ownership group). The existing Hawks ownership team headed by Tony Ressler (the principle owner), is not involved in the lawsuit in any way.
Highlights of the lawsuit

On September 13, AHBE filed the lawsuit in the Superior Court of Fulton County against the insurance firm also called AIG. The lawsuit is a civil action for insurance bad faith and contract breach. According to AHBE, it acquired a policy that covered it against certain losses associated with employment practices such as “Workplace Torts” and “Wrongful Termination.” On April 2, 2015, AHBE notified AIG that Danny Ferry had made claims, which it believed were covered. However, the insurance company declined to provide settlement without any justifiable reasons. AHBE is being represented Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

About Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is a proficient investor, astute leader, and an accomplished writer. He co-founded the United Communications Group (UCG) with Mr. Ed Peskowitz in 1977 and currently serves as the Partner. Before launching UCG, Mr. Levenson served as a writer for the Observer Publishing and Washington Publishing. He has been in charge of TechTarget, Inc. as from February 10, 2015. He has been part of several boards of directors such as Electronic Publishers Association and Newsletter.

Levenson is a prominent name in the philanthropy world. He has served as the President of the Washington-based “I Have a Dream Foundation.” Under his leadership, the foundation has supported the needy student to achieve their higher education goals. He funds community initiatives that promote education and works toward the eradication of poverty. With an Arts degree, a J.D from esteemed universities and a flourishing career, Mr. Levenson is admirably well spoken. For more info on Mr. Levenson, visit brucelevenson.comand his Wiki page.

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Geoffrey Cone Believes New Zealand is a Home of Tax Transparency


A recent media coverage painted New Zealand international trusts as an incredible airport thriller consisting of exotic lands, affluent people, and complicated financial transactions. However, Geoffrey Cone feels the coverage did not clearly bring out the picture of tax and tax laws in New Zealand. The OECD keeps a detailed list of tax havens but New Zealand never has, and there are slim chances that it will feature on it.

Features of a tax haven

• They enforce no or only the nominal taxes

• Lack of accountability

• Laws or procedures prevent dispensation of the information to other governments.

Geoffrey believes that New Zealand does not subscribe to those grounds; hence, it is not a tax haven. In fact, New Zealand was among the first nations to be included on OECD’s white list for implementing the globally agreed tax standard. The country handles overseas trusts and all the requirements. It also assists other governments to access relevant information about trusts easily.

Michael Cullen introduced exceptional rules in the specialty of trustees in 2006. Under these regulations, residents of New Zealand who are trustees of an overseas trust must file a Foreign Trust Disclosure form and keep financial and other relevant records for New Zealand tax resolves. The details range from trust deed, distributions and settlements’ details (receiver’s name and address), money that trustee gets and spends, and information on liabilities and assets of the trust. All records should be maintained in New Zealand and logged in English. Those who fail to adhere to the above requirements are highly penalized.

Geoffrey Cone, a prominent legal professional

Geoffrey Cone serves as the Principal of Auckland, New Zealand-based global trust and tax Law Company known as Cone Marshall Limited. Under Geoffrey’s able leadership, the company works with global families and their consultants by helping them in creating New Zealand trusts, firms, partnerships, and offering international tax and wealth planning solutions. Since 1980 Geoffrey has been an authority in the provision of global trust and tax planning as well as trust and trustee management services.

Academics and career journey

Geoffrey Cone joined the prestigious University of Otago, New Zealand and graduated first in his class with an LLB. He holds a postgraduate diploma in the field of tax and trust law. Geoffrey launched his law career in 1980 in Auckland. Later on, he moved to Christchurch to serve as a partner and partners’ chairman in a premier law firm. For over a decade, Geoffrey was a tax and trust advisor and a commercial litigator. In 1997, he relinquished his job at the British West Indies, returned to Auckland to build his practice. In 1999, his firm (Cone Marshall Limited) opened its law doors and started focusing on tax planning and foreign trusts.

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Class Dojo See’s A Future With Improved Education Standards

Communication App

Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don started up the company Class Dojo back in 2011 after they did interviews and went around talking to teachers from many different schooling institutions. When they saw how much work was needed to improve on the falling conditions, they designed the Class Dojo platform. Their innovative and unique app allows their teachers to check in on them through the app and provide notes and feedback for them to use as encouragement. Parents can also monitor their children and check in on what’s happening with their child in the classroom.

Today, when it comes to schools in the United States, more than two thirds are actively using Class Dojo to some degree. This is because Class Dojo vastly improves the level of communication between all parties in the schooling environment. Involvement in the app is quite simple, as parents and students only need to ask an instructor for an invite to join in for free. The app is not only free and easy to use, but it is completely safe and secure for all information on its network. All user information is contained within their app and any user can delete it at any time they desire.

Class Dojo has spread rather quickly just by the word of mouth, based on how effective the platform actually is. Class Dojo ultimately hopes to continue expanding into the classrooms of schools all around the world, helping students learn in better, more positive environments that foster growth. This is because it is Sam and Liam, founders of Class Dojo, that believe students will natural be able to learn better through encouragement and a better atmosphere that is provided with enhanced communication. Parent involved in a student’s schooling has always been an important factor, though it is not always difficult for parents who work and are busy often. This is no longer a problem with Class Dojo.

Their app is readily available for download and can be uses on almost any device that is connected to the internet. It also has supports for more than 35 different langues, which makes it widely accessible to many different people. There’s no better time for a parents to get involved with their child’s schooling than today, with Class Dojo.

Technology That Recognizes A Product

Apps, Shopping

Technology has come a long way when it comes to retail. For one thing, people have had to shop around in person in order to find the product that they are looking for. This often resulted in long hours shopping from store to store in order to find a certain product. This often results in the mission being a failure for the customer. Then internet came in and changed shopping. People have the option of shopping online. With search engines, people had a better time finding the product they were looking for. However, there were still certain items that were impossible to find no matter what search terms were used. This eventually led to Slyce’s visual search and product recognition.

With this technology, people are more likely to find a specific item that they have seen somewhere. They get to find out exactly what retailer they have to go to in order to get the item. If they have to order the item online or get it from a catalog, at least they will know what they have to do to obtain that item that they want. Technology has made it so that images could give information about a product of interest.

One example of visual search technology is Slyce. Slyce is one of the most innovative forms of technology. It has proven to be so effective at boosting sales in retail stores that retailers have partnered with the company that is offering the service. They have seen that it adds to the satisfaction of customers. Customers that are satisfied with an experience at a store is more likely to return to shop at the store. A large part of customer satisfaction is whether or not they find the item that they are looking for. With Slyce, people are able to scan the images of the item from anywhere and they will know where it is available.

How to Properly Interview an Investment Banking Company

Financial Planning, Market Leaders

Many organizations will find that equity investors are interested in their companies. It cannot be stated enough that having a company, financially devoted to the company considered for sale, by investors, that proper investigation is mandatory. The following article is relative when an organization chooses to make the decision of relying on the services of an investment banking organization.

A very good question to ask any investment banking organization is: Why are you interested in my organization in particular? The reason the question is essential is because any company will wish to feel comfortable with their respective investment bankers and his or her investment banking organization. The idea is to assure that the investment banking organization possesses confidence, in the business or enterprise, which holds its attention. The idea is that the investment banking company is truly confident about the associated value proposition. When that confidence is assured, the investment banking enterprise is better able to market the company’s story in an efficacious manner.

It is advisable, then, that the company’s officers, allow the investment banking organization to walk through its sales pitch to potential investors and persons interested in the acquisition of the company.

The wise company, too, asks the investment banking organization about their opinion as it relates to valuation expectations. The investment banker should have a clear understanding of the company and its potentiality in producing a certain and desired outcome. It is important that the investment banking organization wish to undertake the business engagement.

Secondly, it is important for the company to determine if the investment banking organization is truly knowledgeable about the company’s associated market. The company official must ask the investment banking company what deals he or she has transacted over the preceding two to three-year period.

It is fair to state, that there is not an investment bank on the face of the Earth, who is capable of covering each and every market; or area in an equally satisfactory manner. There is always some level of specialized or niche expertise; or at the very minimum, strengths that are comparative. Still, it is essential the company agent fully determine the investment bank’s knowledge of their particular company—especially true if the investment banking organization has been working in the company’s area or sector as of late.

The investment banking organization who has been addressing a company’s sector is much more knowledgeable and up-to-date as to market interest levels and expectations as to valuations. The investment banking organization who has acquired such knowledge will have a greater rapport, too, with providers of Capital and acquirers.

The above details are important to consider for any company interested in developing a strong, bountiful relationship with an investment banking organization.

Notes relative to Martin Lustgarten:

Martin Lustgarten is an international financier. Mr. Lustgarten has been a successful International Investment banker for many years; and has been favorably looked upon for his investment banking advice by companies located in several nations.

Mr. Lustgarten resides within the South Florida area. His investment banking expertise and knowledge is highly welcome and praised by companies who wish to achieve successful transactions in the way of globalized financial objectives.

Innovacare Health Solutions, the Leading Provider of Medicare Advantage Plans

Business Leaders

InnovaCare Health Solutions gives healthcare services, which include Medicare Advantage plans, and physician practice services in North America. They have their headquarters in Fort Lee New Jersey and the leading provider of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans.

InnovaCare Health runs the operations of the PMC Medical Choice and MMM Healthcare which are Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico. The company has the mission of redefining healthcare management by addressing the issues that arise in the healthcare industry. It, therefore, serves the role of explaining the different plans available and using the latest technological advancements to provide physician practice services. All this ensures that the individuals receive the services they need at a more affordable rate.

Medicare Advantage Plans are health insurance plans that provide patient care to those seeking medical coverage by private companies contracting with Medicare. The plans offered include Health Maintenance Organization (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Preferred Private Organizations (PFFs) among others. They cover all the Part A and Part B services that the Original Medicare covers except the hospice care. The Medicare Advantage plan charges their members $104.90 monthly fee for the Part B premium.

They also offer extra coverage line vision, hearing, and dental as well as other wellness programs. Medicare Advantage also has Part D plans which medical coverage.

Requirements of joining the Medicare Advantage Plan on siemmmpresaludable.com is open for anyone with Medicare Parts A and B and lives the area that the plans services and do not have an End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). In case you require dialysis or kidney transplant, you can join a Special Needs Plan that accepts people with disabilities and enrolls with Medicare too.

Dr. Rick Shinto is the President, CEO, and Director of InnovaCare Inc. Before moving to InnovaCare, he served other health institutions for more than 20 years. He has also authored articles on health care and clinical medicine. Rick Shinto holds a medical degree from the University of California and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Redland.

Another important executive is Penelope Kokkinides who is the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare since 2015 and the vice president of Clinical Operations. She has great experience in clinical management and services following her various managerial roles in different companies. She also graduated in Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages. The two lead a team of 1000-5000 employees of InnovaCare in ensuring the medical practitioners and hospitals provide the best healthcare services to the patients

Sanjay Shah Is An Accomplished Man In All Avenues of Life

Autism Rock

While it is great to achieve financial success and have money for your family, it is even greater when someone uses that money for good and to make someone else’s life a little bit easier. Someone like Sanjay Shah Denmark is a true success story. Sometimes it takes a while for someone to find their calling in life. Age is only a number, as they say, and it takes other people longer to figure it out. Sometimes they need to dip their toes into other things before they realize what is right for them and what is the path they were meant to go on in life.

Sanjay Shah has done a lot in his life and tried out many things. As they say, the only way someone fails in life is if they don’t trust and they don’t do anything. That has never been Sanjay Shah’s way. He has never been afraid of failure and he has never been afraid to walk away from something if it wasn’t his true calling like medicine. He is a man of strong conviction, a great moral fiber, and a heart of gold. He loves people and he loves to help them. That is why him and his wife have partnered up to create Autism Rocks.

Autism is something that affects many families and it can impact them in a profound way. Sanjay Shah knows. He has a son with autism. There is a lot that goes with it and certain people might look at an autistic kid a certain way. They might not give them the respect they deserve or treat them the right way. With this event, him and his wife are hoping that people will gain a new understanding of autism and be a little more sympathetic and empathetic to children with autism and their parents as well. That is why he is an accomplished man in all areas of his life.

He is not only out for himself and his family, but he is out for as many people as he can be in his life. He has been blessed and he wants to make a big difference.
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Law Firm Helps Whistleblower Get $17 Million SEC Award


A whistleblower was recently awarded a $17 million payment by the SEC in exchange for his or her role in bringing the violations to light. The award is the second-largest ever, with the whistleblower being represented by Labaton Sucharow LLP, a law firm with a division limited exclusively to representing SEC whistleblowers. The firm, based in New York, is a leader in complex financial litigation and has extensive experience and expertise as a plaintiff’s firm. The firm is dedicated to fairness and transparency in the markets.

Labaton Sucharow’s client gave the SEC crucial information that led to sanctions against the institution. The SEC Whistleblower Program encourages informants to come forward by offering 10 to 30 percent of the amount collected in the enforcement action as a reward where the sanction amount exceeds $1 million. The SEC keeps the identities of whistleblowers confidential. The funds for the whistleblower program are provided by the Investor Protection Fund, which currently stands at $400 million. The client was represented by SEC Whistleblower Attorney Jordan A. Thomas, who chairs Labaton Sucharow’s Whistleblower Representation Practice.

The SEC Whistleblower Program was established by Congress on the heels of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. The law also established an Office of the Whistleblower, which investigates reports of questionable activity. In response to the new law, Labaton Scharow established its Whistleblower Representation Practice staffed by specialist Whistleblower lawyers. Whistleblowers who have legal representation can report wrongdoing anonymously.

Since the program was established, the SEC has paid out over $100 million in reward money. SEC enforcement actions have yielded more than half a billion dollars in sanctions, a large portion of which has been returned to the injured parties. The Whistleblower Office has received more than 14,000 tips which have come from throughout the United States and even from around the world. The top payout from the program was $30 million dollars, with Labaton Scharow’s client’s $17 million award being the second highest amount. The first payment the SEC made was to a whistleblower who suffered retaliation for providing information to the SEC. The informant received the maximum amount, 30% of the sanction amount.

Why It is Important To Stand up To Tyrants

Activism, Philanthropist

A lot of people have the bystander mentality when it comes to standing up for the rights of others. A lot of people are afraid to stand up to tyrants. This is what causes everyone to stay quiet in the face of oppression. For one thing, there are a lot of things that go in the mind of a tyrant. For one thing, a lot of people that it will only get worse if they try to fight it. A lot of people are also intimidated because they don’t know how to stand up for someone. They believe that it will only come back to them. However, in many cases, all it takes is courage to stand up to tyrants.

Among the people that have courage are human rights activists. For instance, there is Thor Halvorssen. He is one person that is not only willing to reveal the nature of the oppressive cultures, but he is also will to stand up in the face of adversity. He is not afraid to take punishment for the cause. Therefore, he has not only been effective in the fight for more human rights, but has also gained the trust of many other people who are from oppressive societies.

Thor has definitely made a huge impact in the human rights activism movements. For one thing, he is showing people that human rights activists are to be taken seriously. He is also challenging the established stereotypes of activists. A lot of times, activists are believed to just talk about the issues of oppression without doing anything about it. However, Thor Halvorssen has gone beyond talk and has made sure that he is presenting a clean image to people. He is also showing that he has a lot of enthusiasm and passion for what he is doing.

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