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Sometimes one’s passion from childhood when well-cultivated ends up been a career. Many people know me as the 11th Secretary of Education in the United States but do not understand that it’s a dream fulfilled. My name is Betsy DeVos, born in Holland in 1958 to my lovely parents Elsa and Edgar. With my mother been a public-school teacher, I grew an interest in education since my childhood, but I later discovered that not all children in America had the opportunity of receiving the best education. After completing my secondary school in Holland Christian High, I joined Calvin College pursuing Bachelors of Arts degree. During my University life, I loved involving myself with the campus politics and the interest grew slowly only to find myself in the Michigan politics. I am a member of Republican and have served the party since 1982 as the delegate and later the chairperson of the party. I took the responsibilities of organizing party activities, campaigns and also fundraising. I have enjoyed the position in the political arena as it has helped me fight for changes in the politics, education and also in business for the benefit of the society. Despite being an activist, business is also part of me. I worked with the Wind Quest, a firm dealing with the technology and production of clean energy as the chairperson until recently after the current president, Donald Trump nominated me to take the position of the Education Secretary.
Political life is all about commitment and helping any of the party’s candidates succeed in their positions. Being the chairperson of the Republican Party called for my financing all through my leadership. In 2004, I contributed more than $150,000 to help in the re-election campaigns of George Bush who was the Republic presidential aspirant. My family has also been the largest single donor to the party donating over $17 million since 1989.In the 35 years, I have been an activist, I have supported the Republican senators with more than $950,000 to help in running their activities. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.
Nothing makes me happy and energetic than being involved in philanthropic works. I have worked in collaboration with nonprofit organizations and charities to make the life of other people comfortable. After visiting Potters House Christian school with my husband, I felt that I had a role in assisting low-income parents in educating their children. As a parent, I decided to support several children and later committed myself to getting a life solution. I spearheaded the formation of American Educational Reforms, Great lake educational project and American Federation for children. Also, I have donated funds to several schools and health sectors to necessitate their services. Through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, Betsy DeVos have also formed some foundations to help in fighting for justice. Some of the foundations include Center for Individuals Right, Institute for Justice, Action Institute, and Michigan Pregnancy resource center. What impresses me today is to witness large implementations in the educational sector which were part of my charitable works like the use of tax-credit in Florida.
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Dr. Richard Shinto has been in the managed care industry for over 20 years. Much of his career has focused on clinical and operational healthcare. Currently, Dr. Shinto is President and CEO of InnovaCare, Inc. He’s also the CEO of InnovaCare’s Health Plans in Puerto Rico.
In Southern California, Dr. Shinto has medical tenure as a practicing internist and pulmonologist. He’s also written several healthcare and clinical medicine articles. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York. He has two other degrees: an MBA from the University of Redlands and a BS from the University of California.
His first big job was as COO and Chief Medical Officer at Medical Pathways Management Company. In 1996, he joined MedPartners as Corporate VP of Medical Management. After leaving MedPartners, he joined NAMM and served as Chief Medical Officer. Eventually, he wound up at Aveta Inc., where he served as CEO until its sale in 2012.
Penelope Kokkinides is Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc. Kokkinides also have over 20 years of experience in the managed care industry. She, however, specializes in working with government programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.com
Her acceptance of the Chief Administrative Officer position is her second time working for InnovaCare. Prior, she served as COO. She left InnovaCare to focus on her work at Aveta Inc. as COO and VP of Clinical Operations. Before joining InnovaCare the first time, Kokkinides was Executive VP and COO of Centerlight Healthcare.
Penelope Kokkinides studied and Binghamton University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in biological science and classical languages. She also holds a post-Master’s and a Master’s degree from Columbia University School of Public Health. She even attended New York University, where she earned her Master’s degree in social work.
Both professionals joined InnovaCare Health because they believe in bettering health care for everyone. InnovaCare is redefining healthcare management. Today’s healthcare environment is hectic and complex. InnovaCare provides numerous services that remove or weaken the obstacles that many face while trying to get quality medical care. According to HRMR Online,
In order to redefine an entire industry, InnovaCare went back to the drawing board. Along with all their subsidiaries, InnovaCare is building new, sustainable managed care models. These models are more coordinated, cost-effective, innovative, and driven by quality. InnovaCare puts their patients’ health first and foremost.
Roberto Santiago is a businessman who has established various enterprises that have a positive impact in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. He is revered for being the founder of Mangeira Shopping and Manaira Shopping, which were launched in 2013 and 1989 respectively. The two business centers are greatly appreciated by the residents of the city due to the broad array of service that they offer. The 56 years old entrepreneur has been a businessman since he was a teenager, and he has accumulated a lot of wealth over the years. Many shoppers in Joao Pessoa prefer Manaira Shopping due to the wide array of fun and entertainment amenities that it provides. The place has been regarded as an ideal venue for families and friend to hangout for the past three decades. The shopping stores that are at the mall operate 24/7, and this enables shoppers to access products and services at any time of the day. The regular renovation of Manaira Shopping Mall has made it be able to offer modern services to clients. Visit his profile page on facebook.com.
Santiago is also recognized for being one of the talented writers in the city. He has written several interesting blogs, movies scripts, and books. Roberto has mainly focused on topics that speak about motivation and success. He also has the love for movie directing and production. The businessman is a fanatic of motocross races and has been spending his free hours watching them. He used to take part in championship races when he was still young and managed to win several trophies and medals. Roberto has a degree in business administration.
The entrepreneur generated his first significant profits from a small café that he managed in Santa Maria. The next business that he established was a company that specialized in manufacturing different products that people used for decorations. Most of the firm’s products were made from cardboards. The cartonnage business made Roberto wealthy, and he was able to build Manaira Shopping using the profits that he made.
Roberto Santiago has ensured that Manaira Shopping offers better services than other malls by installing state-of-the-art facilities. The building is highly spacious, and it accommodates gaming zones, movie theaters, a college, financial institutions, a food court, and a gym. Shoppers can access any products that they want since the mall has more than 200 shopping stores. The business centers’ food court also has various eateries that enable customers to have different types of food depending on their need. Read more articles on pbnews.com
Manaira Shopping has a perfect venue for hosting weddings, concerts, art exhibitions, conferences, and many events. The Domus Hall is a spacious room that is located on its rooftop and is well equipped. It can accommodate up to 10,000 guests. The hall was created in 2009 and has been used in hosting many high profile events.
Baltimore is a booming place right now among the younger demographic and expected to continue to be so. It is particularly popular among Millennial. According to AffiliateDork.com, a big part of this is because if you are living in that area of the country, Baltimore is a cheaper place to live than Washington, D.C. The city real estate industry is taking advantage of this by purchasing old buildings and turning them into hip, modern living accommodations that young buyers adore.
And this is going on large-scale. As a result, there are a vast number of apartment and condominium options in the city. And there is a lot more construction and development than just living quarters. One prime example is the ground floor of 10 Light Street, which has been successfully converted into a gym and training center. Although the city is moving in an extremely positive direction, it is unfortunately not depicted very well in the news.
One of the businessmen involved in all of this is Todd Lubar. Lubar currently serves as president of TDL Global Ventures, LLC and senior vice president of Legacy Financial Group. He began his career by attending Syracuse University, graduating with a B.A. in speech communication in 1995. His over two decades as an entrepreneur and businessman have built him into a very respected leader of the industry.
For the past several years, Lubar has been listed as one of the country’s top 25 mortgage originators. While real estate is Lubar’s primary concern, he is very active in several other industry sectors. But as busy a man that he is, his top priority is his family. And he makes absolutely sure that each and every day, no matter how busy, begins with breakfast with his kids. Immediately after breakfast, he checks the news to find out if anything is going on that will affect any of his areas of interest. Staying healthy is also a priority and after letting breakfast digest, he has a good workout before facing the day. This workout not only keeps him health; it also gets him awake and attentive for the day. Read more about Todd Lubar and the real estate trend on hackronym.com.
There have been hundreds if not thousands of clothing retailers over the years saying they will take on Amazon and win in that space. With so much competition and Amazon holding 20 percent of all the apparel sales in that niche, it would take years for any company to even start getting Amazon concerned. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics certainly has the high-quality apparel, and years is something they now have behind them, having racked up over $250 in sales of women’s workout apparel in only 3 short years.
When Hudson was asked to talk about how her company came from obscurity and suddenly in playing on the big stage with Amazon, she simply credits the growth to reverse showrooming and her Fabletics membership. Not new sales concepts by any stretch of the imagination, so we need to take a look at how these women are shopping to see how these sales numbers are so explosive. The Fabletics stores at the malls may seem like just your average clothing retail outlet, but look what is happening inside. These women are trying on all the workout apparel, taking a Lifestyle Quiz, even window-shopping, without the pressure to buy from sales associates.
Part of the benefit of having the Fabletics membership is all of the clothing you wear in the store will get transferred to your online account. Hudson says hers is where her athleisure brand sells itself. These women who are shopping online no longer have to worry if the clothing they are shopping for will fit. They know the exact size and how it looked in the store, so they begin to fill up their shopping cart online with more pieces of women’s active-wear, new arrivals of workout apparel, and the latest colors in yoga pants.
Kate Hudson’s Fabletics offers a membership to all shoppers, and it also includes free shipping for online orders, discounted pricing on the workout apparel, and even the help of a personal assistant. Each month, your shopping assistant picks a new item based on your quiz answers, then drops it in your cart for consideration. The no-pressure sales approach combined with the high-quality clothing line appeals to these shoppers who are turning into loyal customers after one purchase. Amazon does not have this sales model in place, so Kate Hudson’s Fabletics can continue expanding their inventory and growing their customer base without any real threats to their sales.
Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy, champions her charter school through both funding and rights. She recently accepted the Broad Prize, totaling 250,000. This prize is awarded to a charter school that demonstrates academic excellence. Eva Moskowitz will use the grant towards funding programs like their college readiness program and digital curriculum.
Success Academy is being rewarded with this grant for their work towards closing the achievement gap for low-income minority students. Moskowitz is often quoted as saying that zip code shouldn’t determine destiny. The digital curriculum will be an innovative digital file sharing to share out the intellectual materials, like curriculum and training materials.
Eva Moskowitz fights for her charter school’s right to operate independent of New York City schools. Success Academy just won a two year legal battle over New York City’s refusal to pay tuition reimbursements due to the school’s not signing the pre-k contract. The contract was tied to the Universal Pre-K initiative, which places certain restrictions on the school day. Students would be limited to time on electronic devices or field trips that require transportation. The state or city has the right to inspect charter schools, but they do not have the right to regulate.
The battle had to be taken all the way to the Apellate court. The Education Secretary and the Supreme Court ruled in favor of NYC. But the appeals court judge overturned those rulings, because the contract would give the public school district the right to regulate. Regulation is not one of the rights of the school district.
Everyone who visits Japan for the first time is amazed by the country’s superb transportation system. In a new YouTube vlog, Kim Dao takes viewers on a journey from Tokyo to Osaka on Japan’s cozy trains. This videos is called “TOKYO to OSAKA by Local Trains & Nintendo Switch Unboxing.”
At the beginning of the video, Kim Dao says she has visited Osaka on numerous occasions. However, every time she traveled from the capital to Osaka she either took a bullet train or plane. This trip to Osaka will be different because she is only using normal train transportation.Learn more : http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/
To keep herself entertained on the long train ride, Kim Dao bought herself a brand new Nintendo Switch. In the next part of the video, Kim Dao films her unboxing of the brand new video game console. She immediately plays a round of Mario Kart after opening her Nintendo Switch.
As Kim is traveling to Osaka, she shows us some amazing scenery from her train window. She eats a ham sandwich with a bottle of water for lunch. Half-way through her trip, Kim Dao tells her viewers she made it to Hamamatsu in around four hours.Learn more : https://ideamensch.com/kim-dao/
For dinner, Kim Dao stops at a restaurant in Nagoya specializing in chicken wings. After she’s done with her meal, Kim heads back to the train station and continues her journey to Osaka.
It took Kim Dao a total of 12 hours to get to Osaka. As you could imagine, she looks extremely exhausted at the end of the video.
Adam Goldenberg is an established businessman who has been making quite a name for himself in recent years. He serves as the co-CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of a major powerhouse in the clothing field that’s called “JustFab Inc.” JustFab Inc. runs a variety of apparel brands. These brands include JustFab, Fabkids, Fabletics, FL2 and, last but not least, ShoeDazzle. It doesn’t matter if people are shopping for casual athletic outfits or if they’re looking for apparel for youngsters. JustFab Inc. has them covered on rgtadvisors.com. JustFab Inc’s rise has been incredibly speedy. It has 2,000 plus employees. It’s only been around since 2010 as well.
Adam Goldenberg set up a company that was called Gamers Alliance when he was merely 15 years in age. He kept Gamers Alliance for about three years before selling it to Intermix Media, a parent firm of popular social media website MySpace. This sale was completed at the end of the nineties. Goldenberg finished his high school studies and promptly relocated. He became a member of the Intermix Media staff at that time. He worked as the company’s strategic planning Vice President. Goldenberg received an appealing promotion when he was roughly 20 years old. That’s when he landed a position as Chief Operating Officer. He earned the distinction of being the youngest individual to get that role at a firm that was publicly traded. Goldenberg encountered Don Ressler while at Intermix Media. Ressler was and is an expert in the branding realm. He also was and is a determined entrepreneur. Intermix Media bought Ressler’s firm FitnessHeaven.com back in 2001. Ressler’s efforts have made him a true success story. He’s had many achievements in the capital and sales divisions at http://www.hudl.com/profile/4913266/adam-goldenberg.
Goldenberg and Ressler instantly became inseparable. The rest is history. News Corporation bought Intermix Media in 2005. That’s when the duo made the decision to set up a firm together. They did so the following year. They launched Intelligent Beauty in 2006 on onmogul.com. Intelligent Beauty was an e-commerce platform. Goldenberg and Ressler worked hard to introduce the concept of individualized shopping to the world. Their goal was to combine social interaction with all of the latest fashions.
Money market funds are a type of mutual fund that conservatively invests in short-term debt securities. They are designed to offer better returns than savings accounts while not taking on the risk and volatility of assets such as stocks. The primary things they are invested in includes US Treasury bill and commercial paper.
Money market funds were invented in 1971 by two financial industry veterans. They named their fund the Reserve Fund. Their fund was used by people and corporations who were primarily interested in preserving their wealth by investing safe assets that paid more than a basic savings account did. Eventually, with the success of money market funds, mutual funds overall started to be used more and more by people who wanted to limit their risk and increase their diversity by investing in as many companies as possible vs. investing in just one or a few companies.
Money market funds are regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. They must follow strict rules in order to assure their safety. Among these rules is that no more than 5% of the money market fund can be invested in any one issuer with the sole exception of US Treasuries. They must also only buy debt that matures in less than 13 months. Another rule is that the weighted average maturity of their investments has to be less than 60 days.
Just like his father, Bruce Bent II is also in the financial industry. He is the CEO of Double Rock Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of money market funds. He has been with Double Rock since 1991 and has also earned the positions of Vice Chairman of the Board and President.
As an entrepreneur, Bruce Bent II has innovated in the financial sector. He has created over 50 financial patents that he has used to create various types of funds at his company. Additionally, he also founded another financial company called B2 Consulting LLC where he offers his advice to other companies who need his experience to successfully navigate the financial marketplace.
With donations exceeding $12 billion, George Soros is one of the world’s leading philanthropists. Funding organizations and individuals fighting internationally for responsible governments, freedom of expression, transparency, social justice and equality.
Soros was born in Hungary, which he later fled, and studied in the London School of Economics, paying for his schooling by working as a railway porter and waiter. This was before he began working at merchant bank, starting his career in finance. He then moved to New York, where he got his start in Wall Street and in 1969 established a $12 million hedge fund, later named Quantum Fund. Soros is considered an investment heavyweight, and manages his family office, the Soros Fund Management, which is worth $30 billion in assets. Read more on NYTimes.com
His philanthropic focus; on fighting against discrimination and for equality, stems from his own experiences in intolerance. He experienced the Nazi occupation in 1944-1945 in Hungary; his family survived the mass murders of Jews by concealing their identities and helping others do the same. To Soros, these actions during this difficult time highlight the importance of resisting evil, and helping others. It is in this spirit that George Soros created the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a network spanning more than 100 countries, which includes projects, partners, and foundations. Starting by providing scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid, and supported the exchange of ideas in the Communist Easter Bloc. He also created the Central European University, to provide a space for critical thinking. After the Cold War, he expanded his charitable activities to United States, Africa, and Asia. His efforts there focused on the creation of more democratic societies. His ideals mirror those of an open society.
Soros’s social efforts extend beyond his foundations, to support other organizations committed to similar causes, such as Global Witness, the International Crisis Group, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Read his profile at Business Insider.
In his commitment to fighting oppression and supporting more open and just societies, with transparent governments, Soros used his wealth and connections to support political change in several countries around the world. This includes financially supporting movements and charters that are working towards recognition of human rights. One example is his support of the 1976 “Charter 77” which demanded the Czech government recognize some basic human rights. This spurred a growth of a political movement and ultimately the velvet revolution, bringing down Czechoslovakia’s Communist regime. According to him, this wealth allowed him the freedom to shape a path towards a more equitable and open world.
Even at 80, Soros continues to actively participate in the OSF’s activities, traveling the globe to promote its mission and advocating for positive policy changes.
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