Education Heads The Philanthropic Work Of Dick DeVos

The Michigan based business leader Dick DeVos is best known to me as the head of the AmWay group and as a political donor to conservative causes; however, an interview I read with Dick’s wife Betsy published by the Philanthropy Roundtable revealed the couple are willing to cross the political spectrum to achieve their aims in terms of education reform in the U.S. Despite now being largely retired from his business dealings DeVos I was happy to discover Dick DeVos remains active in a wide variety of causes related to the educations reform he and wife Betsy began publicizing over 30 years ago. Standing up for a cause one believes in can often be difficult when the political beliefs of others do not gel with ones own, but I was pleased to read Betsy’s answer to questions about political leanings included her thoughts that allowing children the best possible education was more important than any political position she and Dick may have. I was also pleased to read that Dick and Betsy DeVos work away from the limelight in their bed to aid education reform, including providing funds to publicize deadlines and availability for school vouchers and choice options around the country community members may not be aware of.

 

Dick DeVos first came to my attention for his political activities and because of the education reform cause he took up in Florida, which is a long way from his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After first hearing about Dick DeVos I decided to find out more about him and discovered he had been a business leader in a number of different industries from the NBA to his family business of the AmWay Group; despite the impressive achievements he has stacked up in the business world I was more impressed by his commitment to community and non profit groups across the U.S. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has been prominent in providing opportunities for people around the world, including a scholarship for students from developing countries who wish to study business at the Thunderbird School of Business. Other charitable areas of community work Dick DeVos has impressed me with include his leadership of the Willow Creek Association, which looks to lead the people of the U.S. back to the moral values the American dream was built on.

 

What Sets Some Hair Care Products Apart?

There are certain aspects of hair care that everyone looks for. First, many women admit to having too much clutter in their bathrooms. There are bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, shaving cream, and who knows what else. In fact, many women can’t even remember what they purchased many of the products for. Furthermore, people look for hair wash that will keep their hair full of shine and life instead of leaving it dull and flaky. People also look for products that will leave their hair strong and moist instead of dry and easily cracked. Finally, many women notice products render the hair difficult to style after use.
If you’re having trouble with any of these problems, consider looking at Wen by Chaz. WEN by Chaz offers a cleansing conditioner that can help alleviate the clutter problem in your bathroom. It contains a shampoo, detangler, and conditioner all in one bottle. Furthermore, it doesn’t contain the sulfates that permeate many of the shampoo products out there. The sulfates leach the hair of oils, taking away the shine and leaving hair brittle. The WEN by Chaz cleansing conditioner ensures your hair remains strong, moist, and easily managed to leave you with the perfect style you’re looking for.

WEN by Chaz is perfect for any hair color, texture, or type. It comes in many varieties so you can personalize this product to suit your preferences. Extensive studies were performed using the Amazon best selling Sweet Almond Mint that revealed that almost all users thought their hair was adequately moist, possessed more shine than prior to use, and that their hair was easily styled to their needs.

Why continue to struggle with dry, brittle, dull hair? Consider trying the new cleansing conditioner with WEN by Chaz today and discover the difference this product can bring to your hair! Check out their YouTube channel and watch the testimonials on this amazing brand. Visit this link: http://www.wen.com/why-its-unique.html for more information on WEN hair products.

 

Fabletics Kate Hudson – Commercials

Fabletics is an activewear brand that incorporates fashion into its products. The company, which Kate Hudson cofounded, recently released a commercial with a bleeped word. Most of the people who watched the commercial assumed that the word was “pussy.” However, she is on record clarifying that the word was “butt.” Despite that, some of the fans still do not believe her words. They believe the word “pussy” was intentionally used.

JustFab’s team of creative designers and strategists created the commercial of Fabletics. The mix-up is actually a good thing for Fabletics. The brand has tried to incorporate a social aspect to designer active wear. It is also the same model on which JustFab, the parent company, is run. It wants to position itself as an approachable and likable brand by all.

According to the General Manger at Fabletics, the commercial has been well-received by the brand’s fans. She also responded to the allegations about the bleeped word. She made it clear that the company had not intentions to offend women. Thus, the word could only have been “butt.” Fabletics has grown fast in just two years. By the end of this year, the brand expects to make revenues more than $150 million.

Fabletics also released another commercial this month. The commercial is mostly shot through Kate Hudson’s iPhone. It shows her during her workout routine. The commercial is in line with the company’s goal of creating a sociable brand. It brings fans of the brands closer to Kate Hudson. In past commercials, fans of the brand got to see only behind the scenes footage of the actress.

About Fabletics

The company’s founding was in 2013 as a collaboration between the co-founders of JustFab and Kate Hudson, a famous actor. The deal was hammered out after the co-founders of JustFab realized that the activewear market was missing a social link on pinterest.com. Most retailers were too impersonal, which was something they thought they could exploit. The brand has been able to offer its clients designer grade activewear at a fraction of the price. Its unique approach has seen it soar high above other well established fashionable active wear brands.

Fabletics works via a subscription service. Each month, a person receives active wear clothing that has a personalized touch to it. The clothes are delivered to members according to a pop quiz they take. Payments are made on a monthly basis. If a person chooses, they can skip a month. A subscriber on Instagram can opt to join the VIP club or shop as a guest. However, being a VIP member seems to be more advantageous for customers. In 2015, the brand also launched designer activewear for men. Kate’s brother, who is an actor and a model, promotes the men’s active wear.

Protection With Lip Balm

When you go out into the cool dry air of the fall season, you might notice that your lips become dry and chapped. Lip balm can be used on the lips to help prevent the cracking that develops, keeping your lips moisturized during the day. Since the skin on the lips is the thinnest on the body, it needs to stay protected so that infections don’t develop if there are severe cracks and peeling.
When lip balm is used, it promotes faster healing as the lips are hydrated and protected with essential vitamins and minerals. Most lip balms contain sunscreen. This will help protect the lips even if it’s not cool or dry outside. If the lips get burned by the sun, then blisters can develop. This can be painful, and the blisters could burst, resulting in bleeding and an increased chance of infection.

Evolution of Smooth is a company that provides small containers of lip balm that are round in size. Each EOS lip balm container has a small ball of balm that is easy to roll on the lips, protecting the skin with a high amount of vitamin E and antioxidants. There are several flavors of the balm to choose from, such as blueberry and summer fruit. Check out luckyvitamin.com.

One of the products in the lip balm by Evolution of Smooth that gives a soft feel to the lips is shea butter. There is also jojoba oil in the EOS lip balm line to offer an extra layer of protection along with a shine to the lips. All of the products have been tested and are safe to use. For more info, visit the EOS Linked In company profile.

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Inmate Requests and Grievance Applications Made Efficient Using Securus Technologies’ ConnectUs

Inmate requests such as grievances, sign up forms, medical forms, handbook acceptance forms among others take up a lot of precious time to fill up in hard copy. Correctional officers spend valuable time in processes involving these requests such as collecting, copying, filing among others. With its genius idea of automated inmate forms, Securus Technologies seeks to reduce this time significantly.
According to the Marketing and Strategy Vice President Russell Roberts, Securus Technologies is committed to incessantly providing their customers with innovative technological solutions. He intimated that the automated forms are just one of the several steps that were in line with modernizing their services and ensuring the best service delivery possible.

The amount of time spent on compiling and submitting the said requests could greatly be reduced through automation of these services. This initiative would free up a lot of time for the officers to concentrate on other duties such as safety and security in the correctional facilities.

The new application has numerous advantages. Not only does it allow for easy creation and availing of the requests to the inmates, but it also allows for easy alterations and follow ups by the inmates, since the requests are in digital form, and no printing is involved. The abolishing of the printed version also saves the administration revenue by cutting down on the cost of stationeries and man hours involved. On a monthly basis, about 13.8 forms per month per inmate are automated and processed.

Securus Technologies is a leading civil and criminal justice technology solutions provider founded in 1986. The company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, as well as regional offices in Carrollton, Texas, Allen, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. The company has contracts with 2,600 correctional facilities and serves over 1,200,000 inmates across North America with its 1000 plus employees. Since 2013, Securus Technologies has invested in technologies, patents, and acquisitions totaling to over $600 million.

Financial Advice Regarding Renting To Airbnb As Issued By Richard Blair

Many property owners want to make the best of their investment and some of the ideas that arise in this regard include renting out a house to Airbnb. This is considered a quick way of making money, but few sign the deal without first understanding the dynamics surrounding the whole trade.

Renting out to Airbnb may be a great idea but one has to understand there are bound to be challenges and many people have learnt about these issues when too late to rectify their mistakes. Below are issues you need to look into before signing the deal to rent through Airbnb.

Risks surrounding the agreement
Having tenants comes with many risks and you are likely to lose a huge part of your property if you are not keen on managing the premise. Accepting tenants makes you potentially liable for all the accidents that occur causing damage and injuries.

Some tenants may also engage in illegal activities in the property, so when the authorities learn about this you may face legal action for failure to report such incidences. Some tenants can decide to play truant and by defaulting settling rent, so you lose a lot of money in the process.

Insurance policies
It’s very unfortunate to note that most homeowner’s insurance policies do not consider short-term rentals since the risk levels are too high to guarantee payment every time something goes missing. This implies any expenses and losses brought by the guests are your liability that you are bound to cater for.

Protection
Airbnb offers protection, but this should not be confused for insurance. It only kicks in when you exhaust your resources and there is no guarantee it will help you settle the issues fully. Looking at the above issues should enlighten you to act wisely. Also seek professional assistance from experts like Richard Blair.

Who is Richard Blair?
Richard Blair is a financial advisor and a certified estate and trust specialist based in Texas, Austin. He launched Wealth Solutions, a firm that offers families, organizations and businesses advice that is relevant when making financial decisions.

After graduating from college, he established Wealth Solutions, and he has advanced his knowledge and experience over the years in the fields of retirement planning. Richard Blair has been offering support to clients seeking to avoid pitfalls that are common among people moving to retirement by offering strategies that are ideal for individual clients.

Norka Luque A Talent to Watch in Music and Entertainment

Norka Luque, a Venezuelan musician, based in the US began her career at a tiny age. She discovered her talent in childhood where she would sing relentlessly participating in various competitions that came her way. Norka started her journey early enough by associating with anything that could lead her to realize her dream. That ambition saw her join a funk rock band, the Bad Moon Rising which played a great role in nurturing her vocals as the lead soloist. To polish the art brewing in her, Norka Luque joined singing classes upon moving to the United States. In addition to that, she had an eye for fashion and culinary arts.

Luck came her way when she met the Producer Emilio Estefan who after listening to her samples saw a great potential in her. Norka Luque still shows her appreciation to Emilio who has been attending to her music and career needs in the most professional way. She had to continue with her music classes to cement her career in music. Norka also interacted with some of the big names in the music industry including Shakira and Beyonce who helped in her career journey.

After three years of dedication and commitment, she managed to produce her first single titled ‘As You Do It’ that was massively received and was nominated for the 2011 Premios Lo Nuestro. The nomination put her on a pedestal where she could compete with other globally renowned artists. She has also produced a second single miracle whose video is in the offing. The song features modernity and a pop-reggae fuse to bring out unique sounds just like Mediterranean rhythms that are appreciated internationally. Norka diversifies her themes into love, romance, passion and heart breaks to provide sensational tunes that are loved by many people.

Another one of her songs is Milargo which has a very indulging video. Norka is all over the Latin Music billboards thanks to her talent and profound creativity. She says that her music is meant to get the society in touch with their emotions. Norka also produces songs that can positively touch her fans to help them cope with their individual crisis. She is also active in the social media where she can receive fan reviews and also appreciate them for their support.

Ignoring Reviews Is The Major Sin Of Online Reputation Management

The growth of Online reputation management in recent years has been accompanied by an ever growing number of review Websites allowing customers the chance to give their opinion on businesses of all kinds. ACHR News explains the rise of review Sites has become a major part of life for all business and consumers who now use these as a major part of their choices as customers. Some facts and figures that have recently been released show the majority of consumers make their choice of business based on the top three reviews they read; a further area of concern for those who do not take online reviews seriously is the fact around 92 percent of U.S. residents use Online reviews to form an opinion on a business.
Negative reviews should not be seen as the end of the journey for any business, but should be seen as a starting point for a potential relationship between the business and their disgruntled consumer. A creative response to a negative review is far more important than simply ignoring the customer and not posting a response to the issues raised in the review. The first step to take is to consider the concerns raised in the review and take a solution based approach to the response taken by the business owner; avoiding descending into an argument with the Online reviewer will provide the business owner with the moral high ground if they continue to search for solutions to the problems being discussed.

In terms of Online Reputation Defender Reviews the first rule to follow is the top searches on Google are all the majority of consumers will look at, which means encouraging positive reviews posted on a regular basis will see these rise to the top of the results from any search engine. Encouraging positive reviews should go hand in hand with building high ratings based in the five star review system most consumers use as the starting point for their business search.

 

George Soros: The Force Behind a New Ukraine

George Soros performs his duties as the director of the Open Society Foundations, and he is also the chair of Soros Fund Management. He is the one who established the hedge fund industry. George Soros is a famous author, and he has written many books. Some of the publications he has published include, ‘The Tragedy of the European Union,” ‘The Alchemy of Finance,’ and ‘The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and what it Means.’

Soros contributes on a regular basis to The New York Review of Books. He has been using his contributions to advance issues that are relevant to Ukraine as a country. In his opinion, Ukraine deserves to be given preferential treatment in the European Union due to its continued aggression it encounters from the Russian government. Soros works hard to make sure that Ukraine is transformed from the old Ukraine to the new Ukraine. The old Ukraine consisted of systems that made it difficult for the country to move ahead. One example is its financial structures, which were managed by gluttonous rulers who used their positions to exploit and enrich themselves.

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George Soros | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Sustaining Ukraine’s Breakthrough

According to him, the Maidan insurgency should motivate the people of Ukraine to change their lives. The revolt occurred in February 2014. Soros abhors Ukraine being handled like a second class member of Europe. Ukraine should be treated with respect because it is a valuable member of the European Union. The country has stood firm against the Russian aggression, and it has also been actively involved in bringing back the solidarity spirit that used to exist among the union members. Soros is confident of his abilities of propelling the emergence of new Ukraine. He has a strong Ukrainian background, and also he has been actively involved in national politics. His active involvement in national issues has given him the much-needed exposure that makes him fitting for the job. At the early months of 2015, he prepared a document that laid bare the things that Ukraine needed to do to succeed.

One of the views he brought forward was about the sanctions that had been imposed on Russia. He said that those restrictions were not enough because the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, had come up with an interpretation that greatly favored him. Putin had implied that those sanctions were a clear testimony of hatred from the western powers. This version proved appealing to many Russians. Soros thought that the only way to counter this argument was to create a balance between the penalties that had been inflicted on Russia and support for Ukraine.

Soros policies pushed for financial aid for Ukraine. The support would incorporate budgetary relief and political risk insurance. Such assistance, he argued, would eventually turn Ukraine into an excellent place for investment. Soros pushed for political reformations that would comprise of the establishment of a competent judiciary. The transformation of the judicial system would play a critical role in getting rid of corruption in Ukraine.

Learn more George Soros:
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/george-soros-shows-why-eu-support-for-ukraine-would-end-up-benefiting-europe?barrier=true

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros

White Shark Media Offers Important SEO Information

White Shark Media is a company that is known for its expertise in the field of advertising campaigns. Consumers are often unaware, however, of the company’s expertise in the field of search engine optimization. Search engine optimization, or SEO, refers to the manipulation of the content on a web page in order to make the web content available to search engines like Google or Bing. Learn more about White Shark Media Review: http://citrite.org/white-shark-media-review-how-to-get-a-free-adwords-evaluation/

SEO was developed after the advent of search engines like the Yahoo search engine and, specifically, the Google search engine. It is estimated that consumers find small business information by typing keywords into search engines around 98% of the time. This means that a large amount of a business’ visibility relies on its search engine ranking. Because of this, a large amount of emphasis is placed on SEO practices and standards in the business community.

White Shark Media utilizes a complex procedure to ensure SEO standards in an advertising campaign. In an effort to ensure that White Shark Media clients have the best search engine optimization available, the advertising company has developed a complex algorithm that effectively optimizes each page of content for prime search engine availability. Because of this system, clients at White Shark Media are always pleased with their ranking in Google search engines.

According to WhiteSharkMedia, White Shark Media helps customers understand the importance of being knowledgeable about SEO best practices. Because clients often lack understanding regarding SEO best practices, White Shark Media ensures that the clients are educated about search engine optimization before the advertising campaign begins.

After they are educated about SEO best practices, clients can better understand the process involved in the development of the advertising campaign. These processes are often complex and require a significant amount of time to complete, so it is important that clients understand the significance of properly optimizing web content.

White Shark Media often emphasizes its expertise with SEO practices to gain customer trust and educate clients. When knowledgable clients are able to see White Shark Media Review teams’ dedication to SEO best practices, they are more likely to choose to work with the company.

Many of the testimonials on White Shark Media’s website show that customers are extremely pleased with the extra emphasis that the company places on superior SEO practices. While the company did not always focus on SEO best practices, time has taught the leaders of the company that the optimization is extremely important to customers.