Wyndham Worldwide Honors Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ for Excellence

[Lake Buena Vista, FL. April 13, 2017] – The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™, an official Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, today received the Award for being a “Best of Wyndham Hotels”.  This prestigious honor recognizes Excellence within the Wyndham Brand.

“This is an incredible award for our team, and a direct result of our guest service commitment and ‘can do’ culture” said Jay Leonard, General Manager of the Wyndham LBV Disney Springs™ Resort. “I am equally proud of our recent introduction of the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista.  Our Wyndham Garden is connected to the Wyndham, located on the same acreage and shares all the same amenities as the upscale 19-story tower at even more value-minded price.”

The Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Springs, has become a favorite of Wyndham Rewards members and includes 394 guestroom accommodations comprising 330 rooms with two double beds and 64 rooms with one king bed.

Both Wyndham properties are Official Walt Disney World® Hotels, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort. As such, continuous shuttle service to all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks is available. A Disney Character Breakfast is featured three days a week, and an on-site Disney Store is offered for those seeking souvenirs and Disney Theme Park tickets. Walt Disney World® Theme Park admissions can also be purchased online through the hotel website or by visiting the Guest Services Desk in the tower lobby.

Guests of each hotel have plenty of activities to enjoy at the resort. The Oasis Aquatic Pool Playground features two pools with many interactive water attractions for children, a hot tub and an abundant amount of space to stretch out in the Florida sun. The Oasis Bar & Grill, located poolside, is perfect for cooling off and refueling for the next adventure. The resort also offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, along with tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts.

With the recent re-imagination of the 12,000-square foot grand ballroom in the tower, a $10 million-dollar renovation was completed, giving the resort a total of 21 function rooms and a total of 25,000 square feet of meeting space ideal for corporate travelers, groups and associations.

The 19-story Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs tower features 232 guestroom accommodations, including seven parlor suites, 42 rooms with one king bed and 183 rooms with two queen beds.

A lake house retreat concept ties together the tower’s redesign while lobby space is energized with a fresh, neutral color palette accented by vibrant turquoise and pops of chartreuse. Distressed wood paneling, white granite, custom wood screens and bead board paneling are a few of the finish details that are now incorporated into the lobby. The concept extends throughout the public spaces – from Sundial Café to the Eclipse Lobby Lounge to the Lakeview Restaurant.

The textures and patterns selected for the tower guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of those found in nature. Custom case goods and lighting, plush seating in neutral-toned upholstery fabrics, luxurious pillow-top bedding and modern bathroom fixtures are all just part of the numerous upgrades to the hotel.

Both Wyndham hotels are adjacent to Lake Buena Vista and have gorgeous water views. The guest rooms and suites in the tower offer guests a true sanctuary with generously appointed accommodations and all the amenities that could be found in a Central Florida vacation lake house.

Media Contact:    George McNeilly

                             407.791.6851                                  george@mcneillycommunications.com

Bodies in Beds: Why Business Should Stay Out of Prisons

Press Release

New Book Criticizes Private Prison Industry

For Immediate Release                                                                       Contact: Sue Binder

April 10, 2017                                                                                       csbinder@hotmail.com


Bodies in Beds: Why Business Should Stay Out of Prisons takes on the private prison industry’s thirst for profit at the expense of offenders, taxpayers, and staff. The author contends that the private prison industry is only interested in maximizing the number of people it has in prisons, not in rehabilitating them—hence the title—Bodies in Beds.


Author Sue Binder examines the issue of privatization from her perspective of thirteen years working as a mental health coordinator in a private prison. She focuses on the failure of the system to provide adequate treatment and successfully integrate inmates back into society, including the suicidal potential of inmates who do not get adequate attention.


Bodies in Beds takes the reader from the birth of the first private prison, founded by Corrections Corporation of American (now CivicCore) up through the current status of privatized prisons under the Trump administration.


Using a combination of personal experiences and research, Binder analyzes topics such as safety and security issues for offenders and staff; the huge salaries of the corporation’s chief officers versus employee salaries; and the growing importance of immigration profits for the private prison industry.


In addition, the book reviews the functional structure of the privatized prison with its sole emphasis on profits and lack of attention to staff safety. This is exemplified in the inability of the mental health staff to actually provide counseling or therapy due to insufficient staff and time constraints. It also describes the influence of the privatized industry’s lobbying and strategies for negotiating contracts with states.


Alex Friedmann, associate director of the Human Rights Defense Center and managing editor of Prison Legal News, stated that his only criticism of the book is that “the author should have resigned from her position with CCA and released this account much sooner.”

Binder, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor, has more than forty years’ experience in the counseling field. She wrote this book to reveal how privatized prisons do not meet the needs of inmates and cheat staff but are loyal to their shareholders.

Published by Algora Publishing, Bodies in Beds, 244 pp. and is available through Amazon or directly from the publisher in paperback,$21.95; hardbound, $31.95; and e-book, $21.95. For more information, visit http://www.algora.com/522/book/details/html.


Chevron’s False Evidence In Ecuador Pollution Case Presented to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4 – Ecuadorian rainforest villagers and their longtime U.S. human rights lawyer have presented proof of Chevron’s bribes, false evidence, and fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a petition to try to overturn an unprecedented RICO decision by controversial U.S. trial judge Lewis A. Kaplan.

The U.S. Supreme Court petition is of limited impact in that the Ecuadorian villagers and their lawyer, Steven R. Donziger, are already moving rapidly to enforce the $9.5 billion Ecuador judgment against Chevron’s assets in Canada and Brazil. In 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court unanimously rejected Chevron’s attempt to use Kaplan’s RICO decision to block the case in that country.

The U.S. Supreme Court petition, filed by Donziger’s lawyer Deepak Gupta, is available here.  It will take at least several weeks for the Court to determine whether it will grant a full review of the case, which would require additional briefing and argument. Chevron is being represented by appellate lawyer Theodore B. Olson, a former Solicitor General of the United States who is purported to be the highest-billing lawyer in the United States with some clients paying an estimated $5,000 per hour for his services.

Chevron has an estimated $25 billion of assets in Canada including oil fields and refineries, or more than enough to pay for the entirety of the Ecuador judgment.  Interest on the judgment under Canadian law has increased Chevron’s liability to an estimated $12 billion.  A trial to determine when Chevron must pay the full judgment is expected to begin in Toronto in the coming months.  

In the request for U.S. Supreme Court review, Gupta explained that the Kaplan ruling was based largely on false testimony from an admittedly corrupt witness to whom Chevron paid a $2 million bribe – including $38,000 in cash out of a backpack — and a myriad of other benefits. That witness, Alberto Guerra, later admitted that he lied during the Kaplan proceeding when he manufactured a story that a bribe was paid to the Ecuador trial judge.  (See here and here for more background on Guerra’s lies and perjury.)

Separately, Guerra falsely testified before Kaplan that lawyers for the villagers “ghostwrote” the judgment against Chevron and gave it to the trial judge on a flash drive just before it was issued.  However, a subsequent forensic examination of the trial judge’s computer, performed at Chevron’s insistence under the auspices of an international arbitration proceeding, completely disproved the allegation by showing the trial judge created a Word document that became the judgment and saved it more than 400 times in the weeks leading up to its issuance.  The Second Circuit refused to consider the evidence before essentially rubber-stamping Kaplan’s erroneous trial court findings, according to Gupta. 

Donziger has blasted Chevron for “using obviously false evidence” to try to frame the lawyers who held the company accountable for its environmental crimes committed against indigenous groups and other residents in Ecuador’s Amazon.  “It is our view that Kaplan and the Second Circuit owe the people of Ecuador an apology for their refusing to consider evidence that blows up Chevron’s false narrative,” said Donziger.  “This is an ongoing stain on the American judiciary in the eyes of the world and it will not go away unless and until the Supreme Court acts.”

Kaplan, who refused to seat a jury for the RICO trial and who repeatedly made ill-considered comments from the bench that were considered racist by the Ecuadorians and many observers, credited Guerra’s highly suspect testimony even though it was riddled with inconsistencies. Kaplan also refused to hear any of the voluminous environmental evidence relied on by three layers of courts in Ecuador to find Chevron liable for dumping 16 billion of gallons of toxic oil waste into the rainforest.  In the RICO case, Chevron simply conceded the fact of its toxic dumping in the rainforest as a way to avoid a public airing of incriminating internal documents that corroborate the voluminous evidence of oil contamination – contained in 105 technical evidentiary reports — presented to the Ecuador court. 

(As background, here is a summary of the evidence against Chevron from the Ecuador proceeding.  For specific examples of Kaplan’s inappropriate remarks, see this court filing from 2013.)

The Second Circuit affirmance of Kaplan represents the first time in U.S. history that any federal appellate court has allowed an attack on a foreign judgment by a losing litigant, according to Gupta’s petition for review. 

In strict legal terms, Donziger has asked the Court to overturn the Second Circuit’s affirmance of Kaplan on the theory that a U.S. trial judge has no legal right to let a losing litigant (Chevron) try to collaterally attack a foreign money judgment in U.S. courts – a recipe for international judicial chaos, according to the petition.  And the losing litigant should have even less such right when it does so based on fake evidence, Donziger added.

Allowing Kaplan’s decision to stand “would unnecessarily provoke friction between legal systems, by encouraging pre-emptive challenges to foreign judgments, without actually resolving the dispute between the parties,” the petition asserts.  “For this reason, no U.S. court has ever allowed a pre-emptive collateral on a foreign money judgment. 

“The ruling is as wrong as it is unprecedented,” said the petition.

Kaplan’s ruling also warrants reversal because he allowed Chevron to abuse the RICO statute to allow a private party to seek purely injunctive relief and not money damages when such action is not authorized by the law — all to avoid a jury where the company’s problematic evidence almost certainly would have been rejected.  The U.S. Constitution allows the defendant a jury trial in a civil case only when he or she is sued for money.  By dropping its money damages claim, Chevron virtually guaranteed it would win the case given Kaplan’s obvious proclivities in favor of the company, said Donziger.

Without a jury, Donziger had predicted prior to the RICO trial that he stood no chance of prevailing.  One of his lawyers, the highly respected John Keker of Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, withdrew prior to trial after accusing Kaplan of letting the case “degenerate into a Dickensian farce” where he let Chevron file hundreds of frivolous motions “to hurt Donziger” and exhaust his resources.  It also turned out that during the RICO trial Kaplan held undisclosed investments in Chevron, prompting further questions about his partiality.

Even though Chevron did not have enough confidence in its evidence to put it before a jury of impartial fact-finders, after the trial it still tried to collect $32 million from Donziger to pay for a small portion of the estimated $2 billion in legal fees it paid to 60 law firms.  Donziger says the fee request is illegal given that he was denied a jury trial and in any event is connected to fraudulent legal work related to the fabrication of false evidence and the preparation of Guerra for 53 consecutive days before he lied on the stand.  That work was done by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, an American law firm with a history of ethically dubious behavior in a practice group headed by Randy Mastro, a former deputy mayor to Rudy Guliani known for his divisive approach to politics.

Mastro is the same lawyer embroiled in allegations of misconduct over the Ecuador case whose young associate Kristin Hendricks was fined by a federal judge in Oregon for abusing the discovery process to harass an Ecuadorian lawyer for the affected communities. Hendricks later left the firm as its work on the Ecuador matter became embroiled in scandal.  Mastro also headed a supposed investigation that purported to “exonerate” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the George Washington bridge scandal; the Gibson Dunn lawyers who worked on the investigation were slammed by a separate judge after claiming to have “lost” their notes after the results of the investigation were called into question.

In terms of Chevron’s attempt to collect legal fees from Donziger, a human rights lawyer of modest means, there is no precedent in U.S. history for such fees to be collected in a RICO case absent a jury trial.  Donziger has called the attempt “another Chevron intimidation tool” used by the company to threaten human rights lawyers worldwide with financial ruin if they dare to sue the company. 

Lauded in the environmental world and with speaking engagements at some of the world’s leading law schools, Donziger works out of an apartment in Manhattan where he lives with his family.  He has been the target of an expensive personal attack strategy involving six public relations firms paid by Chevron, including the one that executed the Swift Boat campaign against John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.  Chevron also admitted it paid $15 million to the corporate espionage firm Kroll to spy on Donziger and his colleagues. An internal Chevron email from 2009 admitted its long-term strategy was “to demonize Donziger” to distract attention from its own wrongdoing.

Donziger was uncertain about the prospects of the U.S. Supreme Court petition, but he said his primary focus is on helping his clients enforce the judgment against Chevron’s assets in Canada and elsewhere.  Thousand of Ecuadorian villagers are expected to contract cancer in the coming years absent a clean-up, according to independent health evaluations of the local population.

Donziger also issued the following statement:

“It is my view that the U.S. RICO proceedings were initiated by Chevron to create a smokescreen to distract attention from the company’s crimes and fraud in Ecuador, as found by three layers of courts in the venue of its choosing.  Eighteen appellate judges in Ecuador and Canada who have reviewed all or part of the facts have now ruled in favor of the villagers, while only one U.S. trial judge with obvious animus toward the Ecuadorians ruled the other way. Kaplan’s decision is an outlier with little or no credibility in the eyes of two separate Supreme Courts who have actually reviewed the evidence, one in Canada and one in Ecuador.

“So if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects our petition and decides not to review Chevron’s false evidence, it will have no impact on the enforcement of the judgment against Chevron.   But it will have an enormously negative impact on the image of the U.S. judiciary in the eyes of the world.  It will show that our highest court has no interest in properly policing trial judges who accept corrupt evidence and who conduct proceedings that fall below minimum standards of due process as required by international law, while thousands of people suffer and untold numbers die as a result.

“More chillingly, the Second Circuit and Kaplan endorsed a new Chevron playbook that outlines a wholly improper method of corporate counterattack to threaten and silence human rights victims and their lawyers.  Other companies already are copying Chevron’s playbook to try to silence advocates in other human rights cases.  The Supreme Court should not duck its responsibilities in this regard because this approach represents a grave abuse of our civil justice system and a profound threat to our democracy. The legal issues have huge First Amendment implications. If allowed to stand, these unprecedented pro-corporate decisions could undermine American law for decades to come.  Our hope is that the Supreme Court will put an end to Chevron’s charade and reboot the proceeding so the final result in the U.S. is consistent with both domestic and international law.” 

For more information please contact Steven Donziger: sdonziger@donzigerandassociates.com




Parker & Sons Proud to Offer Expert Water Treatment Services

Water Treatment is often regarded as one of the least important aspects of service home maintenance, after plumbing, heating/cool, and electrical. Parker & Sons notes, water treatment, is just as important. The human body is composed of over 60 percent water. Humans require clean water to survive. Individuals require clean water for most essential daily tasks. Often, it is not until water treatment good bad, that most homeowners even begin to think about it. Sometimes, the water that comes out of the tap can be rather unpleasant. In such instances, Parker & Sons unparalleled water treatment services are the best options.

Phoenix is notorious for having extremely hard water. Hard water occurs when mineral deposits gather, and build up in ground water. While hard water does not have any negative health effects, it can wreak havoc on a home. Hard water will cause unsightly calcium buildups, degrade the condition of pipe, ruining energy efficiency, as well as spot and tarnish dishes. Parke & Sons technicians are experienced in dealing with hard water issues. The most eloquent solution for hard water, is the installation of a water softener.

Water softeners are the best way for homeowners to get clean, pure, soft water. Parker & Sons educates that there are several types of water softeners, but regardless of the type, the goal of the unit is to remove mineral deposits from the water. Some units rely on an ionizing process while others actually use other minerals like lime to achieve water softening. A water softener can even have an impact on the monthly utility bill by reducing calcium buildup inside the plumbing system.

Reverse Osmosis systems are an excellent choice for water purification which can immediately improve an individual’s quality of life. No one enjoys drinking hard, strange tasting water directly from the tap. Bottled water is expensive, and has a negative impact on the environment. The best solution is the installation of a reverse osmosis system.

“At Parker & Sons, we offer comprehensive water treatment services. Whatever you need, we can handle it. Say goodbye to gross calcium buildup in your shower and strange, minerally tasting water. Say hello to delicious, soft, clean, purified water,” said Justine Kelly of Parker & Sons.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Víos Nutrition, Inc. announced today that it has reached a major milestone, hitting $1 million in sales in less than 1 year.


“This is a major milestone for our company, investors and Brand Partners,” said Co-Founder, Brock Agee. “We actually took pre-orders for our flagship greens product PHYTE on April 16th 2016, which didn’t ship ‘til mid-May, so this is right where we wanted to be in just one year’s time.”


“We are setting ourselves up for big things in 2017. We are currently conducting a Title III capital raise on StartEngine.com. This will allow the public to own common shares of stock in our company at the ground level and really help us explode in the market place with new products, increased distribution and a brand recognition ad campaign,” said Agee.


Víos develops whole food, plant-based nutrient-dense supplements designed to give customers more of the natural essentials their bodies need, when they need them. All Víos supplements contain certified organic ingredients, are gluten-free, non-GMO, and come in convenient, single-serve packets. Víos is sold in all 50 states and in Canada.


Víos currently offers 2 products, PHYTE and Matrix. 


PHYTE is a phytonutrition greens supplement that contains a powerful proprietary blend of cereal grasses, spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa leaves, and greens. This unique combination of greens provides essential vitamins, minerals and proteins, and promotes overall good health. PHYTE is rich in chlorophyll, which is vital for the synthesis and function of healthy oxygen-rich blood, boosting stamina and endurance. PHYTE also contains essential enzymes and fiber that aid in digestion and help maintain healthy pH balance. 


“We hear from people every day who just love PHYTE and rave about the tremendous health benefits they are experiencing. And not just adults… Kids too. How often can you get 3 servings of greens into your child?” said Lori Patterson, VP of Marketing.


The company’s latest product, Matrix shipped on December 28th, just in time for those whose New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight and eat healthier.


Matrix is a complete, plant-based meal replacement shake with a balance of protein, complex carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, natural vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, branched chain amino acids pre and probiotics, and high quality fiber. Matrix is whey-free, with no added sugar, salt, synthetic vitamins or minerals, fillers or preservatives. It is also dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and is USDA Certified Organic. 


Matrix’s protein blend promotes muscle strengthening and conditioning; it’s fiber and carb blend helps boost stamina, energy and endurance; pre- and probiotics promote digestive health and support the body’s immune system; and its revolutionary adaptogen mix helps the body’s resistance to stress, anxiety and fatigue. Matrix is only 140 calories and contains 21 grams of protein.


“Out in the field, this is what our folks have been waiting for,” said Co-Founder Joseph Land. “They want a convenient clean shake that is a full balanced meal without worrying about what is in it. With Víos, they can always be sure we are providing quality ingredients,” said Land.


“We are just getting into gyms and yoga studios with our products,” said Land. These are the kind of people who understand plant-based nutrition and its fitness benefits for peak performance and endurance.” said Land.


For more information visit: www.vioslife.com.

And for more about the investment Title III Capital Raise visit: www.startengine.com/startup/vovioslife


Parker & Sons Offers Incredible Tips for Going Green at Home

Each year, environmental sustainability seems to become an increasingly important topic in the global discourse.  It is an issue that can be addressed on a macro and micro level. While there is little the people of Phoenix can do to improve environmental sustainability on a macro level, there is much that can be done on a micro, personal level. Namely, individuals can make a commitment to living green.

Green living emphasizes maintaining a small environmental footprint through affordable and sustainable living. Parker & Sons believes that green living is a highly commendable ideal. Although there is no universal or national standard for what it means to maintain a “green home,” organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council do offer green home certifications. Not only does green living come with benefits to the environment, but it also comes with a host of health and economic benefits as well. Parker & Sons offers individuals a few incredible tips for maintaining a green home.  

The bathroom is an excellent place to start going green. High-efficiency showerheads have the potential of saving thousands of gallons of water every year. Studies have shown that a high-efficiency showerhead installed in a shower which is used twice a day will save a household over 3,000 gallons of water per year. Parker & Sons notes that this will also result in significant savings on the monthly utility bill.

Hot water heaters are notorious energy hogs. It takes a very large amount of power to heat water to 140 degrees, which is the standard for a majority of hot water heaters. Homeowners can turn this temperature down to 120 degrees, which will net massive energy savings. Insulation blankets can be purchased at relatively low cost. Parker & Sons advises homeowners to wrap these insulation blankets around the water heater and the first few feet of piping. This will minimize ambient heat loss, and reduce the amount of work the heater has to do to keep water warm.

With just these two simple steps, homeowners can begin going green without impacting their daily lives. Parker & Sons comments that every little bit helps. When everyone kicks in and does their part, amazing things can happen!

Newport Hospitality Group to Manage the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando-Lake Buena Vista Hotel

Williamsburg, VA and Orlando, FL: (March 20, 2017) Newport Hospitality Group Inc., (NHG) a leading hotel management company, has recently been selected to manage the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando-Lake Buena Vista Hotel for majority owner Roch Capital Inc., a real estate and private equity form based out of Glen Mills, PA.

As a preferred management company for Roch Capital, Newport also operates two other properties in Roch Capital’s portfolio, including the Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront, Jacksonville Beach Florida and the Hilton Garden Inn Frederick, Maryland.

As the third hotel that Newport now manages for Roch Capital, the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando-Lake Buena Vista Hotel is a 4-star, 5-story property with 494 rooms and suites, outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, games room, an adjoining Applebee’s restaurant, and 7000 square feet of newly expanded meeting/event space. The resort caters primarily to the tourism industry due to its proximity to the Orlando Convention Center, Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld Orlando as well as to business guests attending conferences or conventions.

“Newport has proven to be an important partner operating two of our other hotel assets, and we are confident that the company’s diligent management will help improve this property’s financial success,” said Vincent Abessinio, Co-President of Roch Capital. “We look forward to growing our relationship with NHG as we continue to expand our hotel portfolio.”

“Roch Capital’s continued trust in our ability to manage its hotel assets is a strong testament to our superior expertise in revenue management and marketing as well as our dedication to guest service excellence and profitability,” said Wayne West, Chief Operating Officer of Newport. “We are delighted to add this property to the rapidly growing NHG family, and we are confident that the hotel will excel under our management as well as come to play a very important role in the Orlando market.”

Newport Hospitality Group Inc., located in Williamsburg, Virginia, is a leading hotel management company specializing in select and full-service hotels. They operate more than 40 hotels in the Eastern United States. Their diverse portfolio includes independent boutique hotels as well as many of the top brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Choice, Wyndham and Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Roch Capital Inc., located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, is one of the region’s fastest growing real estate investment companies. Roch Capital invests in diversified real estate opportunities including hospitality, office, retail, industrial, multifamily, student housing and mixed-use.

Contact: Carl Kruelle//Roch Capital//Carlkruelle@Rochcap.com//484.840.2709

OPEX Fitness Empowers Coaches, Athletes, And Gym Owners World Wide

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, the revolutionary fitness brand OPEX Fitness has begun to show its impact on a global scale. Founded in 2014 by James Fitzgerald, winner of the first inaugural CrossFit Games, OPEX Fitness has proven to be a model for excellence for individual coaches, athletes, and gym owners since day one.


With a stated mission, “To Inspire People to Live a Larger Life” OPEX’s core values challenge the preconceived notions of coaching and training with the intention of rethinking what’s possible. OPEX seeks to empowering driven individuals at every level of the fitness industry, from coaches and athletes to gym owners.


OPEX achieves local and global impact by functioning in 4 primary ways:


  • OPEX Fitness’ Coaching Certification Program (CCP) which teaches coaches to dynamically build a roadmap for their career instead of simply giving them another coaching certificating. The OPEX Coaching Certification Program gives coaches the tools they need to get the most out of their careers, while providing the highest level of training for their clients.
  • Remote Coaching allows OPEX Certified coaches to have a global impact. Gone are the days in which an individual’s careers was limited by the town in which they lived. OPEX’s Remote Coaching Program gives OPEX coaches the ability to have one-on-one impact from anywhere as they provide top-level training and help clients meet their fitness goals.
  • Licensing gives gym owners from around the world the opportunity to join the OPEX revolution. The OPEX Fitness Licensing program is designed to solve the persistent problems gym owners facing gym owners. It provides standards of excellence for coaches, clients, and ownership while offer support at every level including business coaching calls, marketing and advertising support, and OPEX Level 1 CCP access.
  • Onsite Coaching is available at any OPEX or OPEX licensed gym. Onsite Coaching provides intense one-on-one in person training with one of OPEX’s top-tier coaches.


Founder of OPEX, James Fitzgerald, states that OPEX was born from one unifying tenet, “We are going to teach coaches how to be the pillars of their communities while enjoying their craft, continuing to learn, and enjoying fulfillment day in and day out.”


OPEX’s coach-centric approach places a focus on relentless growth and ferocious curiosity. This has enabled OPEX to begin a fitness revolution while empowering coaches and clients on a global and local scale.


Coaches interested in learning more about OPEX Fitness may download OPEX’s free coaching toolkit.


Gym owners and athletes interested in learning more about OPEX Fitness and the OPEX global revolution should visit OPEXfit.com, today.

OCO denies heavy « absurd » and damaging accusation of Sarawak Report

Published on the blog Sarawak Report on the 7th of March 2017, a long article from Mrs Clare Rewcastle Brown, editor of the Sarawak Report, link the OCO and M. Nicolas Giannakopoulos to the suspicion of having engaged both in some operation with the Prime Minister of Malaysia together with the movie company called SaltLick.

The article do not provide any evidence of such heavy and absurd accusation. As only element, the article raises doubts about a private seminar organized in October 2016 on the topic of the “Governance and Corruption in Malaysia” by the OCO with the help of the University Observatory on Security at the University of Geneva. The article questions the attendance, the financing and the results of such a seminar. These allegations are without any merit and let a dubious light upon its own motivations.

In front of such accusations, the President of OCO, M. Nicolas Giannakopoulos have repeadetly explained the reason of the attendance, informed all participants in due time and have been very clear about who financed the event.

The author have tricked M. Nicolas Giannakopoulos in London and published elements which she agreed not to publish because considered as confidential.

Not only the article from Sarawak report will be answered point by point by OCO’s lawyers (see our website www.o-c-o.net) but the OCO states now that the result of this delirious publication is that all the actors that were working seriously on the case are now harmed and under suspicion. Unfortunately, despite its dubious journalistic methods, Mrs Clare Rewcastle and its blog, the Sarawak Report, has a great impact on Malaysian civil society and actors and we can only regret that it is creating more confusion for nothing than solving any problem.

More disturbing for the OCO is that the initiative and accusation of the Sarawak Report happens at the exact time where some actors of the Malaysian civil society are organizing to claim back the confiscated funds for specific projects in education, health and environmental projects that still remains unclaimed.

In order to avoid any confusion and to clear the mess created by the Sarawak Report, we urge the editor to publish its sources of funding and bring clear evidence of any wrongdoings from the OCO, Nicolas Giannakopoulos or even SaltLick Films or publicly apologize in order to have a chance to pace the situation and to continue our work for transparency, justice and democracy for the Malaysian people.

Illinois Independent business financial consultant Helps To Reduce Small Business Costs

A leading Illinois Independent Business Financial Consultant who is helping businesses around the USA to save money and become more profitable has launched an important online campaign. The campaign by Burger Business Consulting owner David Burger aims to help business owners become aware of how a business financial consultant can improve the running of their business.


David Burger, who works closely with small business owners in Illinois has witnessed firsthand how billions of dollars are wasted each year through the lack of understanding and knowledge of steps that can be taken to reduce the overall cost of running a business. As David explains, the more money a business saves, the more profit it can make. However, it’s not all about profit. By saving more money, it could result in more key employees being taken on to move the business forward as well as new technology being bought to advance the business and compete against larger corporations.


An Independent Business Financial Consultant through specialized tax incentives and cost reduction programs can overhaul a business and make it more cost efficient. With small business owners concentrating on the day-to-day running and not understanding the many ways they could save money, billions of dollars are being wasted when this money could be re-invested back into the business for growth and wealth.


David Burger said: “Owners of small businesses are highly skilled and focused, but due to the lack of free time they have available, it is almost impossible for them to research and learn all about the financial breaks available to them. As a financial expert, I can help my clients save money in many areas of their business including credit card processing fees.”


A good business financial consultant can help with credit card processing fees, employee payroll tax incentives, parcel shipping, property taxes as well as many more cost cutting exercises.  

To learn more about Burger Business Consulting and how they can help make a small business more financially healthy, please visit http://David-Burger.com

About David Burger


David Burger is a Senior Agent with Stryde Solutions. David Burger’s team works with clients on a national level to identify Specialized Tax Incentives and Expense Reductions.


Stryde Solutions has captured over $300M in benefits for clients. Stryde offers the opportunity to increase revenues from your current clientele as well as get in the door with new clients featuring revolutionary business services.


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