The well known education reformer and philanthropist Betsy DeVos has recently revealed a large amount about the way she and her husband, the former AmWay Group President Dick DeVos go about their amazing philanthropic works. Most of us now ken Betsy as the serving U.S. Secretary of Education, looking at the career of Betsy DeVos I have always been a dedicated political commentator and education reformer as she has set out to use the wealth and power of herself, her own Prince family, and the DeVos empire to do as many good works as possible for the future.
Betsy DeVos has always been willing to use her own position to aid others, but her work is often misunderstood by those who feel her conservative credentials make it difficult for her to have a say in how the children of the U.S. are educated. In fact, Betsy DeVos is a dedicated reformer who is not looking to undermine the democratic public school system, but is instead looking to provide as much choice and programs to assist families in getting the best possible education for their children as possible. I believe the many surveys and areas of research undertaken by education reform groups that show African American communities and the majority of other groups are supportive of the work of Betsy DeVos to halt the problem of zip codes being a drawback in education for many children in communities across the country.
I was aware of Dick DeVos for a number of years through his work with the AmWay Group and the NBA franchise of the Orlando Magic, which has allowed he and Betsy the chance to explore their philanthropy in many different ways. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation was formed in 1989 and I believe the work they have completed is among the many most important in the U.S. and around the world; in looking at the work of the foundation I see many areas where Betsy DeVos has been a major supporter and activist in her work to reform education and support many different groups. Betsy DeVos has been a major supporter of combining her faith as a Calvinist and her work as an education reformer; through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation the Secretary of Education has been a major supporter of the Willow Creek Association that is aiming to create new ways of promoting morality and leadership in the youth of communities across the U.S.
Mr. Sujit Choudhry is the esteemed founding Director, for the Center for Constitutional Transition. The center is the first academia-based group that puts in order, a great deal of data, in association with establishing constitution. Sujit is on the UNM Roster’s board committee and is also a featured and respected Advisor at the World Bank Institute. Mr. Sujit Choudhry is also renowned by his collogues, as an authority on the subject of constitutional transitions and is also known for having shaped key improvements to the very underpinning of Civic Municipality, in the Canadian city of Toronto, where Mr. Sujit Choudhry is a member on the prestigious Board of Directors.
Prior to Mr. Sujit Choudhry ‘s labored endeavors at the school of Berkeley Law, Mr. Choudhry worked as a NYU Law Professor, in addition, he is a University of Toronto respected, Scholl chair. Mr. Choudhry is prominent as being, one of four, in the country of Canada, to be given the highly lauded, Trudeau Fellowship. This is often referred to, as being, the Canadian MacArthur prize. Mr. Choudhry has quite a few degrees, in the arena of Law, from distinguished academic institutes as, the University of Harvard, Oxford University and Toronto University. Mr. Choudhry is distinguished, as well, for being an exceedingly well-regarded Rhodes Scholar. Check his twitter.com account.
Mr. Sujit Choudhry once labored in the role of Clerk of the Law. He worked closely in Canada, with a famous Supreme Court Justice, namely Antonio Lamer. Mr. Sujit Choudhry, is an admired leader, in the arena of comparative constitutional legalities. Mr. Sujit Choudhry is from India and was born in 1970. Mr. Choudhry, is also, a promoter of the civil rights of the LGBT community donating his time to same sex marriage guidelines.
While studying diligently at Harvard, Mr. Choundary attained the great honor of Graduate Fellow, specifically, he attained the Frank Knox Fellowship and a number of years later, for the length of the school period of 1998 to 1999, Choundary came back, as a visiting research investigator. The Canadian Humanities Research Council, presented Mr. Choudhry, with a Fellowship, also.
On July 3, 1971, the lifeless body of the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones was pulled from his Cotchford Farm swimming pool. The coroner’s report described his passing as “death by misadventure.” He was 27 years-old.
Over the next two years, rock stars Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin joined Jones in death. All were 27. When Kurt Cobain, of the grunge band Nirvana, died of an apparent suicide at 27, the group of artists became known colloquially as Club 27.
Hard drinking neo-soul singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning and was admitted to the “club” in 2011. She, of course, was 27.
Certainly, many other musicians, some 27 but most not, died as well during this 40-year span, but the notion that the 27 club is some magically tragic number for musicians has become ingrained in popular culture. A 2011 study in the British Medical Journal demonstrated that musicians are no more likely to die at age 27 than at any other time in their 20s.
Still the mythos of the 27 Club persists even in light of the deaths at other ages of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant (29), Steve Gaines (28), and Cassie Gaines (29) whose plane went down in Mississippi, Bradley Nowell (28), founder of the band Sublime who died of a heroin overdose, and Duane Allman (24) of the Allman Brothers Band who was crushed to death in an accident when his motorcycle landed on top of him. A lot can contribute to a young celebrities troubles, from drugs, to being hounded by the press at a young age, sex tapes and WWE porn, all can be contributors to these untimely deaths. But whether or not the age of 27 has anything to do with this mythology, remains to be seen.
Troy McQuagge is considered as a prominent authority in the US insurance industry. He has been serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of USHEALTH Group Inc. since 2014 and has played vital roles in its impressive and unparalleled strategic growth in the insurance market. He has also served in others organizations and demonstrated exceptional excellence in leading insurance organizations. For his achievements, he was recognized with numerous awards such as 2016 Gold Award for CEO of the Year from CEO World Awards, 2007 Gold Stevie Award for Insurance Sales Organization of the Year as well as 2016 Gold Awar for (Company of the Year, Accounting, Banking, Financial, Insurance from Golden Bridge Awards and many more. This is the first time, Troy has won the Gold award from One Planet Awards, and it was great news for him and everyone at USHEALTH Group Inc.
It was a press release from Fort Worth, Texas on January 10, 2017, that confirmed the news that Troy had won the Gold Award from One Planet. In a separate meeting with the media, Troy expressed his gratitude to everyone and mentioned that this award belongs to everyone at USHEALTH GROUP INC. who has been working with him. He also mentioned that this award is actually a testament to their commitment to developing cost-effective and innovative health solutions for the market. He also added that the would continue with their work with the same zeal in future as well.
One Planet is considered as one of premium award programs in the country that receive hundreds of nominations from different organizations and individuals representing different areas such as profit & not for profit, corporates, multinationals and so on and they considered excellent achievements in different functions such as marketing, sales, PR, finance and so on. As this is a very prestigious award, Troy was quite happy with this.
Troy Mcquagge has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. He started his career with HealthMarket in 1996 and worked till 2008. He also served as the President Agency Marketing Group. Later on, Troy joined USHEALTH Advisors as its CEO & President in 2010. While working here, Troy provided strategic guidance and leadership to this organization and transformed this company into the largest companies in the Under 65 Insurance Market. He also developed a proprietary Agency Platform for this company that secured huge profit and market share for this company. Later on, Troy became the CEO & President of USHEALTH Group Inc. and continued his excellent and successful leadership with this company as well.
Troy has a keen interest in Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Health and Human Rights and he is involved with some voluntary organizations such as Semper Fi Fund, HopeKids Phoenix, and much more.
OSI Group was founded in 1909 by a German immigrant. The company began as a meat market. Over the years they gained a reputation for being able to offer a quality product. Otto Kolschowky named his company Otto & Sons. Otto and Sons grew into a meat distributor for food businesses in the local area. The operation remained in Oak Park, Illinois for many decades. When the food giant McDonald’s moved into the Illinois area, it called upon Otto and Sons to be its meat supplier.
Otto and Sons were up to the task. Over the years of working with McDonald’s they were able to introduce several innovations to keep them in stride with the growing enterprise. The patty cutting machine was a simple, yet thoughtful idea that helped streamline business at McDonald’s restaurants. It allowed the meat company to deliver a product that was ready to use. Otto and Sons also implemented cryogenic freezing. Cryogenic freezing and liquid nitrogen tunnels gave them the ability to keep a tremendous amount of stock on hand. This put them at an advantage over the other meat suppliers that McDonald’s were using at the time. Eventually these type of creative business maneuvers propelled Otto & Sons to be McDonald’s exclusive meat supplier.
Otto and Sons eventually became OSI group in 1975. OSI group has expanded to international levels. The company has plants operating in 17 countries. There are 65 plants in total. They offer several different food services along with the meat patty that made them famous in the beginning. Restaurants such as Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Starbucks and Subway all rely on OSI to supply them with their food needs.
OSI has a wide reach in terms of clients. It also proudly offers opportunity to those who are looking to start careers with an exciting company. OSI has recruiting efforts that reach the UK, Poland, Hungary, Asia-Pacific, Germany and the United States.
One woman that plays a political role, second-to-none is Andrea McWilliams. McWilliams is a successful lobbyist and Texas fundraiser. Her skilled approach, with regard to the preceding activities, is applauded by many of her co-peers. She is graceful and has just enough grit and determination to makes a difference in the State of Texas.
Ms. McWilliams is known far and wide for her attention to the details. She works in the private and public sectors. The national media has caught glimpses of the illustrious Ms. McWilliams. And it is not just a few media sources wherein McWilliams has “caught an engaging eye:” Ms. McWilliams has grabbed the attention of media giants such as Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the BBC, CNN, Newsweek, and NPR. The preceding news related journals have each reported about Andrea McWilliams’s role as a political strategist. Additionally, Andrea is a national political commentator. She has been a source of inspiration within a variety of Texas publications. She has received distinction and recognition by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce. McWilliams has been referred to as: “Consigliere to the Powerful and Political.”
Andrea has been duly recognized by the many awards she has received from some of the State of Texas’s finest media sources. McWilliams pulled in the “Profiles in Power” award presented by the Austin Business Journal. She was awarded, as a finalist, pertinent to the ‘2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year’ award. Andrea, even received recognition, from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. The young and inspiring tribe of youth recognized Ms. Williams, by way of their ‘Woman of Distinction’ award.
Prior to the preceding, Ms. McWilliams received the ‘Austin Under 40’ award and the ‘Austin American Statesman’ applauded her as a member of their ‘Glossy 8’ list.
Currently, Andrea has received Austin Fashion Week’s ‘Style Setter’ award. The preceding commendation recognizes Ms. McWilliams as to her commitment on behalf of non-profit organizations.
Andrea McWilliams became a Chief of Staff at twenty-one. She worked, respectively, at the P.R. Company of Public Strategies, Inc. Currently, Ms. McWilliams is co-founder of ‘McWilliams’ where she provides services as a governmental affairs consultant. The husband and wife pairing of ‘McWilliams’, inclusive of Dean and Andrea, provide their skills and knowledge, in way of a professional alliance. The ‘McWilliams’ team have been recognized on a national, state, and local level as two of the most reliable consultants, in way of governmental consulting.
Andrea McWilliams, with regard to her career, was raised near the location of the Capitol of Texas—located on Congress Avenue. She currently takes up residence in Old Enfield, where she lives with her spouse Dean. The two are busy raising their three children. Their home is a beautiful historic structure.
Enfield, where Andrea and Dean happily reside, is one of Austin’s most gorgeous historic areas. It originally was part of the Pease family’s estate. In 1910 the neighborhood, was, accordingly, subdivided by Enfield Realty and the Home Building Company. It is no surprise that the area where Andrea and Dean reside has been home to many of Austin’s most successful people. Four governors from the State of Texas have resided within the area. Two mayors have also called Enfield home.
Other well-known law-markers and state officials have called Enfield home. The University of Texas faculty, coaches, and the coaching staff, and well-recognized civic leaders have enjoyed residing within the historic area.
The neighborhood where Dean and Andrea, now, call home is a graceful area, with many beautiful, mature trees. The lots, particularly along Pease Park, were part of successful planning, on the part of the area’s planners. The nature, in the area, takes on a great deal of meaning, along with the many one-of-a-kind architectural structures. There are many terrific views of the skyline of Austin Texas. The area, too, is comprised of smaller cottage style homes and bungalows; which were built, during the eras of the 30s and 40s. It is an idyllic neighborhood: from whichever way you approach it.
Along with her preference in raising her lovely family, in a preferred historic location, Andrea McWilliams takes time out to involve herself in many charitable activities. She readily volunteers her time to a number charitable organizations. She has been recognized, on several occasions, as part of the ‘All Stars’ of the ‘American Statesman Fortunate 500’ list. Andrea has served, too, as a Board member for many non-profit organizations inclusive of:
2–The Mexi-Arte Museum,
4–Rise Across Texas Challenge,
6–The Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital,
7–The Austin Children in Crisis organization,
8 Pioneer Farms, and
9–The Waterloo President’s Council.
The preceding list aside, Ms. McWilliams has devoted time to many other well-known organizations, too: in way of historic preservation, and healthcare—within the area. In example, the Seton Breast Cancer Center, in Austin, named their screening room after Andrea McWilliams in 2014. Andrea was instrumental in successfully raising public awareness about breast cancer.
Lime Crime is an internet based makeup company that prides itself on creative bold, intense, and quality products. They are based out of Los Angeles, CA and have a very strong social media following with 2.6 million Instagram followers. The company’s mission is to allow their customers to express themselves as they see fit.
Lime Crime just release a new Velvetine lipstick in the color Scandal. This is a very intense plummy matte color that has the same great formula as the original Velvetine Lipsticks. It is long lasting and has a luxe formula. And is as a liquid-to-matte finish. It is also vegan and free from animal testing of any kind. It is a very unique purple/violet hybrid hue. Doe Deere, the CEO and Founder of Lime Crime, created this new launch as she does with all Lime Crime products.
She designed this color specifically for people that a little more punk and edgy. This look would pair great with a bold liner for added drama. This plum color is very trendy for this winter season. It is a very sexy and bold shade that demand attention.
To get the best wear out of this lip color apply lip balm about 15 minutes before applying to color. The wipe off any extra moisture before putting on the color. A lip brush may be handy to achieve a precise application. Scandal is a long wearing lipstick, so it may require waterproof makeup remover to take it off. Scandal can be ordered off the Lime Crime UrbanOutfitters website for $20 USD.
Christopher Burch, a creative investor in a chain of businesses in different industries, is the founder of Burch Creative Capital. He also co-founded Tony Burch, a luxury fashion brand. Burch has utilised his deep marketing knowledge to sell financial services, technology, consumer products, and hospitality services. His success philosophy involves the application of support, scale, imagination, incubation, and creativity to consumer goods.
Burch’s success started in 1976 while still studying at Ithaca College. They teamed up with his brother to grow a new business they had founded, Eagle’s Eye, to 165 million dollars. They later sold it to another investment chain, Swire Group. From his vast experience, Burch acknowledges that the fashion and technology industry have grown together in a fascinating way.
In the 1970s, the boom box excited its users due to its ability to carry around their favourite stations. Also, as one side played the user’s chosen music, the other could record it from a cassette. Fashion and technology are currently synthesising. Fashion designers depend on technology to manufacture what delivers.
Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht terms the marrying of technology and style as an excitement and experiment playground. She says that the deeper one dives into this playing field, the more it rewards them with unending possibilities. She has made use of the fashion-technology combination to come up with her avant-garde designs. One example of her major works is the drink-making dress.
Technology has been engaged in advancing fashion. Bicycle helmets are not very fashionable to wear. To replace this, technology has been used to manufacture an airbag which the cyclist wears around the neck. Its purpose is to protect the rider against injuries in case of an accident, similar to the helmet’s purpose. However, it is better in that it allows a better vision of one’s surrounding while cycling. Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan have come up with the Frontline Gloves that enable firefighters to gesture each other on vital information, for example when to vacate a building.
On the other hand, to be popular, technology sometimes needs fashion assistance. While Google Glass may be fashionable to technologists, it may not be to everyone. One reason is its high cost to an average person while another is the stigma for wearing glasses. Diane Von Furstenberg, a fashion designer, came to the rescue of this by encouraging her models to wear this while cat-walking. This made the glasses fashionable and popular. Technology and fashion’s future both depend on each other.
She might not be known by many, but Tammy Mazzocco is not an ordinary woman. He started her real estate career as a secretary with The Edwards Realty Company. Over the years, she has made a milestone in her career, has become a licensed realtor, and become one of the best-known real estate figures in Ohio.
Tammy Mazzocco is ambitious and very aggressive in her line of work. She is an Associate of RE/MAX ONE and has been involved in residential real estate deals Delaware, Licking, Franklin and Fairfield counties.
Due to her actions and of those similar to her, Ohio was able to record the busiest year in 2016. By December 2016, the statewide real estate sales were up by 7.5% compared to 2015. There was a 2.8% increase in sales in December 2016 compared to that period in 2015.
December 2016 also recorded a higher average sale of $159,531 which was a 4.8% increase compared to the same period back in 2015. This represented a considerable growth given the set in of winter weather. However, there was a slide of sales regarding previously owned homes, which recorded a year-end sale of 0.7% ahead, compared to 2015. This environment can really favor people with Tammy Mazzocco and others with her caliber.
The median sale price of existing homes was recorded at $232,200, which marked an incredible increase of 4% compared to December 2015. According to Lawrence Yun, who is the chief economist, the market’s positive performance can be credited to constant job creations and low mortgage rates across Ohio. This means that people had money to invest in real estate and the market condition was just right.
This situation has made potential buyers be on the lookout whenever new listings become available. It is evident that people like Tammy Mazzacco are standing to benefit during this real estate high season. Contact Tammy Mazzocco via her Trulia.com page or Facebook account.
Many individuals have come up with initiatives that support creativity and the ability to come up with products that can cause a revolution in the market, but none has done it better than Mike Baur. Mike Baur is a professional who worked in a senior position as a banker for about 20 years before he moved out of banking to start his journey as an entrepreneur. In his new journey that began in 2014, Mike Baur has been working to support entrepreneurs who have good ideas but lack either skills or the funds needed to push the project forward.
When he joined entrepreneurship, he did not have an idea how big the project would grow to become the best incubation facility in Switzerland. The Swiss Startup Factory works with entrepreneurs in various categories by supporting their quest for growth and attainment of their goals. It is a company that is focused on delivering ways through which young entrepreneurs can navigate the complex world of business.
Accounting and legal support
At the early stages of a business, there are legal requirements that have to be fulfilled before the business is fully chartered to operate. Even then, it has to make sure it operates within the required legal framework and no contravention of the agreement laid earlier is made. Understanding the legal requirements the business has to comply with may not be in the domain of the entrepreneur at the beginning but after some legal education they can get ideas about how things work. Same thing applies to accounting processes. The Swiss Startup Factory makes sure the entrepreneur understands all the requirements that the business has to fulfill to proceed well.
Post accelerator support
Going through the incubation process to completion is not enough to mean the entrepreneur cannot make mistakes. After the three months of incubation, the Swiss Startup Factory offers three months incubation that ensures the business follows all the ideas shared during incubation. Mistakes may also happen and in the absence of a professional the entrepreneur may find it challenging to learn about the market.
More about Mike Baur
As a successful entrepreneur, Mike Baur is looking forward to supporting more entrepreneurs through the Swiss Startup Factory. He started in 2014 but the progress he has recorded is massive. Mike Baur attended the University of Rochester, where he earned an MBA before he later joined Bern University to graduate with an Executive MBA.