Betsy DeVos and the Fight for School Choice

The role of the government in regards to providing quality education to the citizens of the United States has always been a nebulous topic, at best. We’ve often heard horror stories of government funded schools struggling to make ends meet, forcing teachers to pony up and pay for their own supplies. That is why we were so interested when Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Education by the Trump Administration. DeVos is a devout private school and voucher program advocate and she is promising to bring in a realm of change to the role of government in schools. DeVos broke down what her future goals are and how she has been influenced by her past in order to give an enlightening interview.

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As we alluded to above, Betsy DeVos is a devout believer in the private choice programs that are going into effect in so many different states around the country. DeVos herself has been stumping for more private choice schooling options ever since Milton Friedman’s book, ‘The Role of Government in Education’, began to gain some serious traction. DeVos points out that there are 17 states participating in private choice school programs that include 33 schools and a quarter of a million students. Private choice schooling options are no longer considered a fringe choice in education and you can thank the DeVos family for this, at least in part.

Betsy DeVos knows that she can’t peg her affinity to school choice down to a single moment, but she does recall a visit to the Potter’s House Christian School so many years ago. DeVos said that during the meeting at the school, which was made with her husband Dick DeVos, she noticed that the school was absolutely electric with potential and the pursuit of knowledge. DeVos says, “We met parents who were doing everything in their power to have their kids in an environment that was safe, where they were learning, and where the atmosphere was just electric with curiosity.” Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.

DeVos has been more than just an admiring bystander during this entire process. During the early 1990s Betsy served on the boards of two important charities that were focused on public school choice: Children First America as well as the American Education Reform Council. Her work here was focused on making a political movement that would garner school choice some momentum in order to really make a difference. Of course, DeVos has done far more than just mingle on charity boards. She was also the chair at the Michigan Republican party where she worked hard to try to get state legislation passed to enforce a voucher system for public school options. It is easy to see that this topic means a great deal to DeVos and millions of other Americans.

Kim Dao Returns to Singapore

In June, Kim Dao returned to Singapore where she and Eric had their five year relationship anniversary last year. This particular flight from Tokyo to Singapore lasted six hours. She said because her bags weighed too much for the flight, Kim Dao had to wear her Harry Potter costume on the plane. It was a scarf and a cloak that attracted strange looks from other passegers. Kim Dao managed to get a few hours of sleep on the plane to Singapore. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/

 

On her way to immigration at the airport, before the trip home, Kim Dao stopped off at the airport Starbucks for some chai latte. She met many of her meet up friends, hours before she was due to fly home (https://www.odigo.jp/profile/kimdao). Kim Dao had lunch with the family of one of her friends. With about five hour before  flight , she left the airport to spend more time in Singapore. Kim Dao browsed through a makeup counter. Kim Dao tried the sample eye shadow on her hand. She and some friends went to an Asian buffet. The buffet had sushi, beans, duck, lobster stews, Indian food, fried rice, yellow noodle, and more.

 

After lunch, Kim Dao went to an arts and sciences exhibition. She saw reptiles, fish, ice crystals, and more. The exhibition also included Future World. The museum had a place to store her luggage,so she would be free to roam around the museum unencumbered. After leaving the museum to do some window shopping, Kim Dao picked up her bags. Learn more: https://www.depop.com/kimdaoblog

 

Duda Melzer’s Recent Achievements

A leading media entrepreneur in Brazil is Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer. Duda is responsible for leading Grupo RBS and e.Bricks Digital to new levels of success. He’s taken over as CEO in recent years. He also founded e.Bricks Digital and Ventures, another brand. The latter focuses on venture capital funding. While Grupo RBS is a company Duda was born into, his hard work led him to leadership.

Duda’s work and education assisted him along the journey. His family is also credited with helping him to succeed. He works with them to make new advances in the field. The most recent improvement is getting many new businesses online. Duda Melzer saw the opportunity to open Brazil to a new source of revenue, and took advantage of the opportunity.

Duda Melzer graduated from college at age 27. He also earned an MBA from Harvard University. These achievements prepared him to enter the workforce. Duda worked as an analyst in finance, giving him a strong background for investing. He also led a media company in New York City.

Upon returning to Brazil, he took over in the family business. His uncle, Nelson Sirotsky was the leader at the time. Duda reorganized many things in the business, and it flourished as a result. Duda’s grandfather, Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho started the company over 60 years ago. His grandfather is honored by a foundation that does charitable work.

The foundation specifically works with government to raise social awareness for issues affecting Brazil’s youth. Their most popular campaign is “Love is the Best Inheritance.” Information regarding the foundation is publicly available on the Grupo RBS website.

Duda Melzer is certainly a leader that deserves the recognition he receives. His works have benefitted not only himself and his company, but also his fellow citizens. He’s certainly a great example for those who look up to him. You can visit YouTube and the website eduardosirotskymelzer.com

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Oncotarget Publishes a Study on the Effects of e-cigarettes on Oral Health

Studies conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center reveal that the damage caused to the gums by electronic cigarettes is similar to one caused by conventional cigarettes. This study was conducted by Prof. Irfan Rahman and was published on Oncotarget. This research work was the first study to address issues surrounding e-cigarettes and their effects on oral health.

Effects of e-cigarettes on oral cells

In the recent times, electronic cigarettes have become popular among the youth and former smokers because they are thought to be healthier than the conventional ones. Before the emergence of the e-cigarettes, the traditional ones were believed to cause more harm because of their chemical composition. However, this is not the case since it’s the cigarette vapors that cause adverse effects. This study reveals that when burned, gasses from the e-cigarette cause cells to release some proteins that lead to the development of oral diseases. Additionally, most of the flavors found in the cigarettes also act to damage the cells in the mouth. According to Fawad Javed, one of the researchers, e-cigarettes contain nicotine and the flavorings cause damage to the gum and cells in the mouth. Visit Oncotarget’s profile page at Facebook.

Electronic cigarettes contain a heating device, cartridge to hold liquid, and battery. For a user to inhale the smoke, the battery has to be powered to heat the fluid to produce aerosols that are inhaled. According to Rahma, more studies ought to be done so as to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on oral health better. He also added that manufacturers need to let the public know the compositions of the chemicals used to make these cigarettes so that consumers understand the potential dangers they are exposed to. The National Institute of Health facilitated this study. Among the key collaborators were: Irfan Rahma, Georgios Romanos, Isaac Sundar, and Fawad Javed.

About Oncotarget

Oncotarget is an esteemed open-access journal that publishes research papers, reviews, and books on a weekly basis. Like most journals, Oncotarget encourages sharing of scientific results. This journal was launched in 2010 by Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov of NY’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Oncotarget is known to be constructive, punctual, insightful, and serves to help scientist increase the impact of research.

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Roberto Santiago Gives Tourists a Brazilian Experience with Massive Mall

Roberto Santiago is someone that knows how to capitalize on a good opportunity when he sees one. He has been the investor that has put millions of dollars into shopping centers in Paraiba and Paraibana. Santiago has become quite well-known in Brazil because of this. He has been someone that has received a lot of praise for what he has invested in Brazil and continued to expand.

The thing that people are the most impressed with is the vision that Roberto Santiago has had with expanding his shopping center. He put money into the Manaira Mall in 1989, but he would continue to build on this investment. A recent addition, Domus Hall, is the concert hall that is giving people access to a facility that has modernized sound equipment and a huge concert space for as many as four thousand people in seats or as many as ten thousand people in a standing room event.

Roberto Santiago has made some wise moves when it comes to investments in Brazil. He knows what the culture is like, and he has presented something that will appeal to the masses. Roberto was aware of that Brazil was a major tourism spot, and he wanted to bring something into Brazil that would captivate tourists. He wanted to create an environment where fun and entertainment would be a centerpiece to the shopping environment. This was something that he researched and made sure that he could create. Read more articles on vivamaringa.odiario.com.

It would be a long journey towards building this type of commercialized center, but he has proven that it was something that Brazil needed. The way that people have taken to this shows that there is a great amount of pleasure found in this type of environment. It has created a lot of jobs for people that live in Brazil so that have made it even more popular with the community of natives that were looking for employment. There are a lot of different places to work in this massive mall, and the expansion of this area has continued as it has grown. It is a much bigger environment than the average mall in Brazil, and people are greatly impressed with the way that it has transitioned over the years.

Roberto Santiago has proven that he has what it takes to make sound investments and Brazil. He has been someone that has captured the essence of tourist attractions. Brazil is a place where things are done in a very big way. The tourists that visit have become accustomed to the colorful style of the natives and the overwhelming number of festivities that are available. It only makes sense for these tourists to expect the same type of over-the-top shopping centers. Roberto has done his best to make this a reality for shoppers. The Manaira Shopping is the largest shopping center in Brazil. The fact that there is a concert hall for this shopping center makes it possible people to enjoy themselves in a major way when they visit Brazil.

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Hussain Sajwani’s Venture Realm

As a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, Hussain Sajwani was born in the year 1956. Being the chairman and the founder of DAMAC Company, Hussain has four children. DAMAC is a global development company. Among other partners, Hussain Sajwani was one of the founders of the property market expansion based in Dubai.

Following a massive growth in population in the Emirate, Hussain Sajwani built several Hotels. This was aimed at accommodating a large number of people moving to the emirate to do business. With investment collections of havens in various regional global markets, Hussain’s fame has extended to the entire world.

Hussain’s early life shows that he was born to a middle-class family being the first born son in a family of 5 children. He showed a keen interest in the business at a very tender age. His quest for companies was propelled by his father’s watch shop.

His interest for enterprises grew further in later years. This saw him attend the University of Washington where he acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Economics and Industrial Engineering. It was at GASCO that he worked first served as the contacts manager. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: https://www.damacproperties.com/en/investor-relations/corporate-governance/meet-our-board

He served for a short duration which later saw him begin his catering project. As part of his career, the catering company has grown in a massive way with more than 150,000 meals to serve on a daily basis. The primary customers include the Middle East as well as Africa and CIS.

DAMAC has employed more than 2000 employees. As a public company, DAMAC has its shares traded on the Dubai Financial Market. It deals with luxury property recognized globally. Read more: DAMAC Chairman Relishes His Roots

DAMAC Company began a hospitality section called DAMAC Maison with the aim of providing tailored services to the residents in at least 15,000 serviced hotel rooms as well as apartments. As a philanthropy move, this ranks the company among the largest Hotel apartment dealers.

Another philanthropic move has seen Hussain Sajwani through DAMAC, deliver more than 44,00 units at several stages of progress and planning. Being one of the richest businessmen, Hussain Sajwani has been in partnership with Donald Trump in connection to major businesses as well as investment programs.

George Soros Is A Man That Has Worked His Way Up To The Top

George Soros managed to work his way up from humble beginning in Hungary. He eventually left Hungary and moved to London order to pursue a better life and education opportunities. He was able to pay for his tuition at the London School of Economics by working for the railway. He was later able to secure a position with a merchant bank which helped him gain critical experience in his decision-making in the years to come. Read his profile at Forbes.

He moved to New York’s Greenwich Village in 1959 and became an American citizen in 1961. He began a very successful career on Wall Street which created a great amount of success for him. He married Annaliese Witshcak and they stayed together for 23 years. George Soros had his first child with Annaliese after two years of marriage. He was so successful that he was able to raise $12 million to establish a hedge fund. His most notable business move happened during the economic collapse of Great Britain in 1992. Along with his partner Stan Druckenmiller he was able to bet against the British pound and managed to generate a world record profit in a single day.

Currently, he is still active in the investment world through Soros Fund Management. In total, the company has a reported $30 billion in total assets. Dawn Fitzpatrick is currently the Chief Investment Manager for Soros Fund Management. Not only is George Soros a world renowned investor, he is also incredibly active in politics. He is active in furthering Democratic strategies and vehemently opposes Donald Trump. His political activism has not been isolated exclusively to the United States. He has in the past, focused his attentions on ending the rule of dictators in countries that had suffered oppression for years due to their tyranny. By investing his time and resources, George Soros has been able to help the people of countries regain their independence. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.

As far as personal wealth goes, George Soros has personally acquired around $13 billion but his businesses have assets that are significantly more. George Soros continued to amass significant wealth over the years and even opened a headquarters for Open Society Foundations in 1987. The organization was created to help create more tolerant democracies for people in other countries. George Soros is not only an incredibly shrewd investor and businessman, but he is also an extraordinary philanthropist.

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Lori Senacal Set to Leave Golden Footprints at CP+B When She Exits by the End of the Year

The flamboyant, creative and highly skilled international or global Chief Executive Officer of CP+B will write history once more with a golden pen when she chalks her way out of the board of the organization she has driven to the top by the end of 2017. Taking charge of a new role for the agency in 2015 as the global CEO of CP+B a partner of MDC, she infused the administrative structure with new energy, agility and creative attention to detail that left many baffled. According to chairman and co-founder Chuck Porter, Senecal recreated CP+B into a newer, nimble, and flexible organization. Recently she spoke at the 3% conference.

All indications are that she will be greatly missed at CP+B. However, all is not lost because the organizational structure she will be leaving behind has evolved a new generation of competent leaders. Her greatest achievement was the acquisition of the American Airlines account in 2015. It was a great coup for her because the former account holder TM advertising had run it for over a quarter century. Her career in the industry speaks of stellar performance and extraordinary building of strategic partnerships. In all the agencies where she worked, she was continuously credited with creating highly profitable branches and divisions. Her thread of successes can be traced back to the main international brands like Coca-Cola, Nestle, and BMW. Her grasp of the global dynamics of marketing enabled Lori to build strong foundations for vertical growth. More details can be found on LinkedIn.

You would be mistaken to think that Lori Senecal is a person who only thinks of work. On the contrary, privately she is passionate about hobbies such as politics, photography, traveling, and just having fun. Her competence is a clear proof that women are as good as men, f not better at performing some duties. She helped to incubate many startups because she is deeply interested in technological advances that give individuals a launch platform. The commitment she displays in team engagement and synergy building in the organization makes her a stalwart in the advertising world. With a departure from CP+B, a huge gap will be left. You can visit Business profile to know more.

 

The OSI Group Reaches More People Thanks To David McDonald

Providing food for the Olympic games is something that is a huge deal and something that David McDonald did not take lightly.

He is the president of the OSI Group and that has allowed him the chance to make some pretty big decisions in the time that he has been working in that position. He has made sure that he is providing the companies that he works with the highest quality of food possible and he is doing it in a way that makes sense to the companies.

By operating out of China, David McDonald made sure that he was going to be able to give food to the people who came to the Beijing Olympics. This was something that was able to be done after being in China for over 20 years and making sure that he was making a name for OSI in that time. Thanks to David McDonald OSI Group for the opportunities that he created in China, he was able to get a lot of business there.

When OSI first started out, they did not do even close to as much business as what they currently do. They were in a small stall in a market but they consistently sold out of the very high quality food products that they were offering to other people. It was something that they were comfortable with but also something that they wanted to expand on. They started out offering more opportunities locally. Then, they moved to a different area and branched out even more. They are now able to work on a global level as evidenced by the China operations that they have.

Read more: OSI Group Acquires Dutch Company Baho Foods

While they are working to provide food products for places like McDonald’s and Starbucks, they are also able to provide opportunities for people who own smaller companies. The OSI Group does what they can to offer food businesses of all sizes the products that they need to make their business better. It has allowed them the chance to do more with what they have and to come up with the options that are necessary for the business to be able to function in the best way possible.

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Lessons Investors Can Learn From Brad Reifler’s Successful Entrepreneurship Journey

The only method that has proven fruitful to building wealth is entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is not an easy journey. It takes time and commitment to building a vision. Brad Riefler is a successful entrepreneur whose impact is popular in America. His wealth of experience qualifies him to give lessons to other entrepreneurs who are aspiring to become entrepreneurs.

According to Crunchbase, Brad Riefler has founded several organizations. He has worked on various boards. Brad has experience in leading and also in building companies. Brad Riefler has founded different companies. He sat with the directors of these companies to create strategies targeted towards the achievement of the company’s vision.

Brad’s entrepreneurship journey shows that an entrepreneur must be a person who takes risks. The journey indicates the many times that Brad Reifler took risks. He has developed different products and tested them in the market. He has never stopped to develop products in line with his interest in entrepreneurship.

It is evident that Brad has majored in one product all through since he started his entrepreneurship journey. He has developed a single product using many brands.

The product was in the form of a financial product. According to Barrons, Brad Reifler has consistently improved his skills by working together with different directors so that they can achieve the mission and vision of the particular company. Learn more about Brad Reilfer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-reifler-6411b58

The entrepreneurship journey of Brad Reifler has various lessons that entrepreneurs can pick. It indicates that entrepreneurs must be people who can lead with other people and achieve the expected results despite the fact that entrepreneurship is a risk.

Entrepreneurs should learn to develop skills that allow them to work with others so that the products can be designed. This facilitates teamwork that makes people feel valued in the company.

Entrepreneurs should be individuals who take other people’s contribution seriously so that they can easily choose a team to do business. Entrepreneurs should also learn to master one skill at a time so that they are not caught up in trying to learn everything. Entrepreneurship is the greatest thing in the current world. Brad Reifler is a role model to many.