It’s coming out. The veil is being lifted on the philanthropic work of Dick Devos, husband of Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. It’s being revealed that they gave one hundred and thirty nine million dollars to charity. So we’re now getting an inside look into what this is all about.
In the year 2015 alone, both Betsy and Dick Devos donated over eleven million dollars to charity, according to a new report on their website that is associated with their family foundation. This is more than double of all the political contributions she gave not over one year, but over half a decade. Dick Devos’ father, Rich Devos, was the founder of Amway and is also known as a great philanthropist. In fact, Rich and his four children, including Dick, all together gave over one hundred and four million dollars to charity in the year 2015 alone, making them gain a high spot on the Forbes list of the Top Givers. All together over their lifetimes, they gave over one and a third billion dollars to charity, which is around a quarter of their estimated fortune.
Why do they give so much charity? It shows their dedication to causes such as education. In fact, in 2015, three million dollars went to charities that help promote education. This is around a quarter of all their charitable donations. Dick Devos said that shows how much he and Betsy care about the education system in our country. There are many issues that need to be fixed, which is why he and she are so dedicated to fixing it, so that all children can get a good education. Instead of a one size fits all public school system, which does not in fact work, because one size does not fit all, they help promote school choice, so that children can attend schools where they are comfortable and where they will truly succeed. It also helps parents send their children to schools where the parents feel the children will flourish best.
Most of the education beneficiaries were in Michigan, the home states of Betsy and Dick DeVos. In 2013, Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids got fifty thousand dollars. The Ferris State University in Big Rapids got one hundred thousand dollars. Northwood University in Midland got two hundred thousand dollars. West Michigan Aviation Academy got three hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. There were many other education institutions that got dozens of thousands of dollars.
According to Glassdoor, Brian Torchin heads HCRC Staffing (Health Care Recruitment Counselors.) He founded the company when he observed the difficulties of employment in health care. He started out as a chiropractor and saw the problem first hand.
Health care professionals couldn’t find the right job or specialty. Employers couldn’t find the right employees for their needs. HCRC acts as a mediator to bring the two sides together in a timely manner. Learn more about Brian Torchin: https://plus.google.com/106112186041036712086
HCRC operates out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have offices throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia, and Europe. The goal of HCRC is to match the perfect medical professional to the perfect job so everyone wins. Understaffed offices lose money and HCRC promises to fill a vacancy within 48 hours.
HCRC provides job counseling to health care professionals searching for the perfect specialty. They offer job placement and get jobs filled fast. To help employers with the hiring process, HCRC vets and verifies every job seeker.
Brian Torchin knows finding a job in the medical field can be difficult. He has turned HCRC into the top medical recruitment company in the US.
Lulu said that Brian Torchin has done so by caring about each person that walks into his offices. People are taking notice as you can find articles about him on CNN’s website and Digital Journal.
If you would like to learn more about him you can find him on social media. He is on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. He also writes blog posts on the company website.
During a recent standard test to measure water safety and quality at Squaw Valley, they discovered E. coli and coliform bacteria in the water. Heavy rains forced Squaw Valley Mountain to upgrade its water system in two separate locations; one at High Camp and another at Gold Coast. The contamination occurred as a result of this upgrade. Fortunately, the contamination occurred only in the two locations mentioned and contaminated water was never made available to the general public. Once Squaw Valley realized the water was contaminated, they immediately contacted Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service District to remedy the issue. Currently, the water is still undergoing various treatments to return the water to a safe and drinkable state. All restaurants at High Camp and Gold Coast are closed, but the slopes remain open. Guests are free to ski or snowboard as usual. With each passing day, the water treatments are proving successful in removing the E. coli and coliform bacteria that was first discovered. Fortunately, no health issues related to this incident have been reported and Squaw Valley will be providing guests with bottled waters for drinking. Guests at High Camp and Gold Coast will have full access to Squaw Valley’s other facilities. Maintaining the high level of transparency with Squaw Valley’s guests and the public, Squaw Valley will release a statement as soon as the water has been fully treated. As of now, the water in three of the four wells is already showing major improvements.
Amazon now controls approximately twenty percent of the apparel industry. Traditional brick and mortar stores are struggling, with online stores getting their sales because they sell them cheaper. Growing and making an impact in the apparel industry is getting more and more difficult. Fabletics is managing to break both stigmas by creating both a successful online and physical store business. Fabletics began just a few short years ago and they have managed to grow into a large, multi-million dollar business with a loyal customer base. When Fabletics started, there were only expensive, high-end workout apparel or inexpensive but terrible quality clothing available to consumers. Fabletics wanted to fill that hole in the workout industry. With the help of actress, Kate Hudson, they started a workout apparel line that was stylish, trendy, and made from quality materials, but offered at a price that consumers could afford. They hit the nail on the head, and the company has had enormous growth in the highly competitive fashion industry.
A big part of their growth and success is because the clothing they offer rivals the quality of those at the high-end, expensive brands, but at a fraction of the cost. Making quality workout clothing affordable not only brings customers back for more but makes them feel like they are an intelligent, smart shopper by saving money. Their clothes are durable, keeping their shape and compression after many cleanings, which is important in clothing you exercise in. Their clothes also don’t fade, looking new for months to come. The clothing is made from high quality, soft, and comfortable material that you won’t want to take off.
Fabletics main business is their online membership subscription service. You start with a discounted outfit, and then for a low monthly fee, will receive an outfit each month. To help tailor their site and offerings to your lifestyle and exercising preferences, you take a quiz to help determine what apparel items will fit your personality best. Then you can choose from the customized outfits or pick your own. It makes shopping simple and easy, which is important in our busy lives. No one has time to search all day for that perfect, trendy, stylish, and comfortable workout outfit. Fabletics makes it easy to find the perfect outfit you’ll love. Plus, with their physical stores, when you try an item on, it gets added it your online shopping cart, so you can buy it then, or think about it and buy it online later.
To gain the trust of his clients, Richard Blair has acquired several certifications that include CFS, RICP, CAS and CES. Richard Blair has acquired a wealth of experience in several areas such as wealth and asset management and retirement planning.
He has developed some approaches that help his clients realize their financial goals and objectives. Richard Blair is known in his hometown for his role with the Wealth Solutions. This is a firm that he established in the year 1994 shortly after he finished college. According to Creditor Weekly, in the Austin, Texas region, he is known as Richard Blair Wealth Solutions.
For any individual to achieve a solid financial plan that will help them achieve their financial goals, they need to use a calculated approach like the one used by Wealth Solutions. Under the leadership of Richard Blair, Wealth Solutions has developed a three pillar approach that is used to understand the financial needs of a client and their retirement needs. This approach is as follows;
The first pillar concentrates on developing a financial roadmap for the clients. With this pillar, goals, and strengths of the plan are identified. This is then followed by identifying the growth opportunities and risk tolerance associated with the client’s plan. Richard Blair and his team believe that the best way to understand a client is understanding where they come from and what they want to achieve.
This is then followed by the second pillar that includes coming up with a long-term strategy for the client. Wealth Solutions determines the investments goals of the client as well as the liquidity needs at this point. This is the point where assets are managed and reallocated to ensure that there is maximum performance.
This is the stage where negative market periods are identified and curbed. The final pillar by Wealth Solutions is taking care of the insurance needs of the client. This part includes taking care of long term care, annuities, and life insurance.
Richard Blair has been shaped by his background and education to offer the services he offers today. He was brought up by his mother alongside with his grandmother, and the two taught him the importance of confidence. They also taught him the importance of knowledge in realizing your goals. Today, he serves people from all walks of life that include families, small businesses, and even individuals.
A recent rainstorm striking the Placer County region of California has caused major issues across this portion of the state close to Lake Tahoe for a number of residential and commercial well owners. One of those affected by a rain event that pushed far more water than could reasonably be expected into a number of Placer County wells is Squaw Valley Ski Resort, where a small four well system serving the Upper Mountain area of the resort has been closed off due to the presence of E.Coli and Coliform.
Squaw Valley Public Relations Director Liesl Kenney has praised the water system and testing procedures implemented at the resort that allowed the bacteria to be identified long before it could be offered to any visitor. Kenney went on to explain the resort takes the safety and good health of guests extremely seriously and upgraded the affected wells in the Summer of 2016 just months before the unexpected rain event took place; the safety procedures the resort has in place allowed the presence of E.Coli and Coliform to be identified and the water from the affected wells turned off as the first step of the recovery process. Officials from Squaw Valley immediately contacted Placer County Environmental Health officials and their counterparts with Squaw Valley local government; finally, Squaw Valley has also employed a number of independent water experts to aid in eliminating all bacteria from the water supply.
The speed with which the contamination was spotted and the reaction of officials at Squaw Valley has resulted in no medical problems being linked to the contaminated water affected by an inundation of groundwater. Eradication techniques have so far removed all traces of E.Coli from three of four affected wells and seen Coliform reduced in the same well systems; visitors to the historic resort are currently being offered complimentary bottled water as restaurants in Gold Coast and High Camp remain closed to the public to ensure no health problems occur due to any drinking water issues.
One of the largest cities in the world is New York City. There are countless amenities and services available to those who live and visit the city. This is true for event planning companies. One of the best event planning companies in NYC is Twenty Three Layers.
Jessica Boskoff is the founder of Twenty Three Layers and she holds the title of CEO. She has been in business for over ten years and has planned countless events. She and her team of event planners in NYC pride themselves on creating unique and special events like no other. They have a great attention to detail and listen to all of their client’s wishes. Many satisfied customers would recommend the services provided by Twenty Three Layers.
It can be hard to find the right event planner. You have an idea in mind for how you would like your event to play out, and working with the right event planner will make that happen. Begin your search for the right event planner by asking for suggestions. Friends, family, even local businesses are great places to get recommendations. Pay attention to any companies anyone says to stay from. This will narrow down the search.
Spend some time on the internet looking over the websites of event planning companies. Check out pictures of previous events they have done, and see if their work is something that would work for you and your event. Read over any client reviews to see what you can expect from your event planner experience.
Meet face-to-face with at least three potential event planners. By meeting them in person, you will get a good idea of who they are as a person and what their work style is. A good working relationship will be crucial to pulling off a successful event.
There are plenty of event planners out there that are willing to work. Not all are created equal, so putting in the time to find the right one will be the deciding factor for whether or not the event will be a success. Your hard work will pay off in the end.
Chris Burch talks about the future of fashion and technology in an article published on engadget.com. Chris Burch is a fashion enthusiast. He states that fashion and technology have been able to grow together and that their journey is fascinating. He adds that the two depend on each other so as to gain popularity. Chris says that there are a lot of opportunities that fashion and technology have to offer. He states that fashion designers have incorporated technology into their designs and come up with amazing products. Chris Burch talks of Anouk Wipprecht who is a Dutch fashion designer. He states that this designer marries fashion and technology to create amazing designs.
Anouk Wipprecht has a reputation for her avant-garde designs, and she has designed the Pseudomorphs and the DareDroid. Chris adds that Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt came up with a system known as the Airbag for Cyclists. This offers protection for cyclist and ensures that their head is protected in case of an impact. He also talks of the frontline gloves which were designed by Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan for firefighters. The frontline gloves enable firefighters to communicate to each other via simple hand gestures. Chris says that all this has been made possible through the combination of fashion and technology.
Chris says that designers are now recycling materials to create fabulous fashions. SegraSegra was able to create t-shirts and jackets by recycling bicycles inner tubes. Emma Whiteside also used recycled radiator copper to create a big gown. Chris states that technology and fashion can generate energy when used together. Newly made clothing captures the kinetic energy produced by the movement to power things like a mp3 and a watch. Chris says that Soledad Martin is in progress to create a prototype for shoes that will allow individuals to charge a cell phone while running or walking. Chris says that there are times that technology requires help to acquire popularity from fashion.
Chris Burch is a serial entrepreneur who serves as the Principal of Burch Creative Capital. Chris has various business backgrounds in many different industries which include technology, real estate, and fashion. Chris Burch attended the Itchica College for an undergraduate degree. Chris and his brother launched a company known as Eagles Eye Apparel which they grew to 165 million US Dollars before they decided to sell it. Chris believes that there is a tremendous potential in the technology and fashion industries.
PodcastOne, founded in 2012 has a new paranormal show called Beyond the Darkness, which features interviews with paranormal experts, including people who are experts at having paranormal experiences. The hosts are veteran radio personalities, Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis, and they are ready to bring a new episode every Monday.
PodcastOne, the channel that will be hosting the new show, is run by Norman Pattiz. Pattiz, in addition to running PodcastOne, founded Westwood One, a provider of traditional radio content. His radio credentials led him to being appointed by President Clinton and reappointed by President Bush to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the US. While doing that, he expanded American radio into Arabic and Farsi for the Middle East. He is a National Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Pattiz is one of the greats of radio broadcasting and has brought that expertise to PodcastOne, where this new podcast, Beyond the Darkness has found a home.
Pattiz isn’t just radio. He also is a Regent for the University of California and serves as Chairman for two National Security Laboratories. He’s also a member of the Pacific Council on International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations. This accomplished man has worked very hard at growing PodcastOne into the service it is today.
Pattiz has grown PodcastOne to a network of over 200 channels, including very popular podcasts, such as theCHIVE and Adam Carolla, and over 200 more. Beyond the Darkness is from one of these popular providers of podcasts, in this case, Chris Jericho, a WWE star. This is not Jericho’s first podcast. He has a network of podcasts on PodcastOne, including wrestling and comedy. His goal with Beyond the Darkness is to bring even more audience members to his network, and to entertain those already there with the creepy and frighting.
Beyond the Darkness is available on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app, and through iTunes. New episodes can be found in those locations every Monday, for fans of the paranormal and of hosts David Schrader and Tim Dennis to be scared with tales of the otherworld.
Most discussions about transport in Austin and its environs mostly dwell on the city. The recently concluded Williamson County Growth Summit gave stakeholders an opportunity to structure the region’s transportation challenges. The seminar’s panel comprised transport experts including Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein, Uber Technologies Inc. Texas Affairs Director Leandre Johns, ArgoDesign’s Jared Ficklin, and Ride Scout LLC founder, Josephy Kopser.
The event was hosted at Sheraton Georgetown Hotel’s conference center. The discussion mainly focused on the role of technology in addressing transportation challenges in Austin and the world in general. While emphasizing that technologies such as ridesharing apps and driverless cars can radically transform transportation, Heiligenstein noted that the city of Austin should make more investments so that its transportation capacity can improve. This may include the construction of technologically-friendly roads. This is the only way that mobility challenges in the city can be countered.
Mr. Heiligenstein’s Contribution
Williamson County was praised for its efforts towards the enhancement of transport infrastructure. The experts similarly emphasized the flexibility of land-use and building codes. The commercialization of self-driven cars is likely to increase demand for smarter roads, something that needs to be considered by the relevant authorities. During the discussion, Heiligenstein expressed that he is yet to be receptive towards the adoption of self-driven cars.
According to Heiligenstein, the city needs to focus more on roads due to the population boom that it has been experiencing in recent years. He predicted that the city’s State Highway 290 and US Highway 183 will need at least 12 lanes in coming years so that massive traffic congestion can be avoided. Ridesharing will also ease transport challenges in the city. Uber perfectly suits into this arrangement.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike is the executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. This is an autonomous agency that was established with the aim of improving transportation in the counties of Williamson and Travis. Its mission is to implement forward-looking transportation solutions, which help reduce traffic congestion. Mike is dedicated towards creating mobility choices that enhance economic vitality and quality of life.
Mr. Heiligenstein oversees the agency’s seven-member board of directors. Under his leadership, the authority has created partnerships with other agencies throughout the United States. These include private sector contractors who focus on supporting individual projects. Mike is also the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s president. He sits on the boards of notable organizations including the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.