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Betsy DeVos: Individualizing Education

Simply because Betsy DeVos is a successful heir does not mean that she does not understand how hard it is to make decisions that will impact the future of her children. Every parent frets over what is best for their children and what kind of adult they’re gonna grow into. They want the very best for their children, but sometimes when it comes to their education it feels as though they are handcuffed to the public school that services their community. What are they supposed to do when that public school begins hemorrhaging funds and teachers? They are stuck there and they feel as though there is nothing that they can do to change their situation. In many instances, parents don’t know that there are other options available to them. They believe that the only way that they can get out of such a situation is through private school or moving. That is not always the case, DeVos mentioned in a recent interview with the online Journal Philanthropy Roundtable. Parents can find affordable options that align with their budgetary needs and still offer their children a better future.

 

Michigan is one of the leading states for school choice. It is no coincidence that Betsy DeVos hails from this forward-thinking state. She has been an outspoken philanthropist and advocate for a functioning school choice system within that state. While her plans do call for a diversion of funds to the school choice systems, it is not intended to starve out the public-school system. The problem is that the public-school system has reached a point of complacency. They do not feel challenged to keep their current student population because the attendance for their institution is based on geography and is somewhat mandatory. DeVos believes that if the public schools were challenged they would be more open to the necessary changes that would help resolve a lot of the issues that students face. States such as Indiana, Louisiana, and Florida are already passing legislation that will support more school choice programming.

 

So, what does this mean for parents? Well, parents should become more informed as to which type of options are available to them. Regardless of where parents are located they always have the option of enrolling their children in an online institution. This will allow them to act as a step in for other teachers within the child’s environment and take on a more supportive role in the education process. Students will see that the material is shown at a pace that is easier for them to maintain. Another advantage of an online institution is that parents can match the material to their children’s learning style and hopefully increase the marks that their children receive. It is easier to learn something when it is presented to you in a style that you find thrilling or entertaining. Visual learners can learn visually, and auditory learners can hear the material, while those students that need a more hands-on approach can work with their parents on specific examples. DeVos is not looking to kill the system with change, but to individualize it.

 

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NGP VAN is introducing MINIVAN, “The New Way To Canvas”

When it comes to canvassing for any purpose, going out door to door is the #1 method, as you are face to face and engaging the public at large. The burden is when the actual canvassers have a hard time relaying the data of their day to day activities and also of the reception of the days tasks…welcome NGP VAN, the new way to canvas. NGP VAN have developed a new way to provide canvassers with a seamless flow of information to be used on a day to day cycle, this new way is called MINIVAN. With minivan, a canvasser can simply use their smartphone device to view their neighborhood and surrounding area along with the ability to check off what they have done, whether it’s notating nobody was home, or its to notate what time of the day the home was visited and was anyone there. MINIVAN allows the flow of information to reach the organization, not like the traditional pen and paper approach which can easily be lost amidst a pile of other paper or simply not followed up with. NGP VAN has developed a way that makes the role of the canvasser exciting and fun because you can notate whether a door was knocked on or whether a conversation was held, the benefits are endless because a happy canvasser can produce a happy client at large. The canvasser role has just become easier and fun. With NGP VAN new innovative technology, the organizer of the mission can create a list, a topic of interest and use the MINIVAN MANAGER to send to the canvasser smartphone through MINIVAN, a there it is, in real time data for the canvasser to follow up. The good thing about this is that the canvasser can actually notate what actions were taken during the day, they can also notate whether or not a certain area had been canvassed already, so as to not repeat the same location within a period of time. NGP VAN has definitely changed the game of canvassing. NGP VAN is a Washington DC  firm.

 

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Michael Lacey, Prominent Mathematician

Michael Lacey has reached near the pinnacle of his field in mathematics. He has become a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. There, he laid the foundation for graduates, undergraduates, and postdoctoral students alike to accomplish the same feats as himself. Lacey has been giving advice to many undergraduates who eventually join the ranks in graduate school. Overall, he has a credit of 10 post doctoral students to his name under his tutelage. But it wasn’t always this way for Michael Lacey. Born in 1959 he is an American mathematician with many awards to his name. Because of his success, he has been allowed to be the director of many monetary grants like VIGRE and MCTP from the NSF, or National Science Foundation.

 

It all started out when he achieved his doctorate degree in 1987 at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has worked on many mathematical series related to probability, ergodic theory, and most notably harmonic analysis. Additionally he has made a thesis of banach spaces, which is in the realm of iterated logarithms. In his post-doctorate life, Lacey attained a seat with UNC, also known as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did the same as well at Louisiana State University, or LSU. In Chapel Hill, Lacey and cohort Walter Phillipp worked on the central limit theorem, which is a main principle of probability in mathematics.

 

By age 30 years old in 1989, Lacey migrated to Indiana University where he eventually received accolades from the National Science Foundation Fellowship. At Indiana, he was studying bilinear Hilbert transform. At the time this was only a conjecture, until the year 1996. Beginning in ’96, Lacey started his professorship at GIT, Georgia Institute of Technology. Eventually Michael Lacy received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work together with cohort Xiaochun Li; He has also received awards from the Simons Foundation. More information on Michael Lacy can be found here.

Whitney Wolfe Faces Lawsuit over Patent Infringements

     A little more than two weeks have gone by since Match Group Founder filed a lawsuit against Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe for Patent Infringement. Whitney Wolfe was a former employee of one of Match Group’s dating service companies, Tinder. Wolfe left the company after she filed suit against the company for sexual harassment charges. The company settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Since leaving the flagship company, Whitney Wolfe has been busy raising a flag for her own company after she received a massive injection of support from Andrey Andreev, the Russian Billionaire, and Badoo Founder. Andreev funded Bumble with 10 million dollars to start for a 79% of the company. Andreev already has several dating apps and found a deep interest in teaming up with Whitney Wolfe when he learned of her plans for a dating app which focused on women having the first choice in men who were interested in pursuing relationships with them. WIth Bumble when women are looking at pictures of possible suitors they wife thru photos of the men and if they are interested, they swipe right, but if not interested they swipe left.

Match Group claims in the lawsuit that there are similarities between the Tinder app and the Bumble app, which are proprietary to the Tinder app and that these similarities were infringed upon by Bumble while Whitney Wolfe was still employed with Tinder and she was aware of the structure of the Tinder app. Whitney Wolfe has recently countersued Match Group for interfering with her business by trying to enter into deals for acquiring Bumble.

Whitney Wolfe was married to Michael Herd, an heir of Texas oil in September of 2017. They spent their honeymoon on the Italian Amalfi Coast. Wolfe’s wedding dress was designed by Oscar de la Renta. The couple has known one another since Valentine’s Day of 2014.

How Basis by Elysium Health Can Support Your Cells

Dr. Leonard Guarente and Elysium Health

Elysium Health is a health company working to translate advances in science and technology into clinically-validated health products that work and help people live healthier, longer.

The company was co-founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente, an MIT scientist who has conducted significant research on the molecular and genetic causes of aging. He also serves as the director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratory for Biology of Aging at MIT.

The Study of the Cells

Elysium Health works together with scientists from world-class institutions including Yale. These scientists make up the company’s scientific advisory board who guide the direction of the company and its research.

The Basis of Good Health and Youth

The first supplement created by Elysium Health is called Basis. This supplement is based on more than 25 years of aging research and works to increase levels of a coenzyme called NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is essential to many of our cellular functions, including energy creation, DNA protection, and circadian rhythms. As we get older, our levels of NAD+ decline and those functions break down.

In 2016, a clinical trial put on by Elysium Health proved that Basis increased levels of NAD+ in humans by an average of 40 percent.  The results of this study were published in the peer-reviewed science journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease.

To place an order for Basis today, visit Elysium Health’s website. The company sells Basis in a variety of monthly subscriptions. A standard monthly subscription costs $50 each month. Longer subscriptions cost more upfront but offer discounts on the monthly rate. A six-month subscription costs $270, breaking down to $45 per month. A 12-month subscription costs $480, breaking down to $40 per month.

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Psi-Pay Takes Payment Processing To New Heights

PSI-Pay is an alternative banking solution that allows members to deposit and withdraw funds from the local banking network in 44 currencies, across 173 countries.

The evolution of contactless payments is occurring in today’s market where the need for efficiency is growing, just as the rate at which technology is being developed steadily increases. Due to the public eye being turned to these fairly new technologies, experts are predicting tremendous levels of growth in the coming years. PSI-Pay provides digital account and payment card facilities to an international market, they have partnered with Kerv, one of the leading innovators in the alternative payments industry to introduce the world’s first, contactless payment ring.

Psi-Pay is a principal member of Mastercard, meaning they are licensed to use Mastercard’s contactless product, PayPass. PayPass uses safe and secure encryption to guard private information and transaction data. Mastercard also offers Zero Liability protection to PayPass users. As a member of Mastercard, Psi-Pay offers top quality products, and virtual and physical card programs made available to companies and individuals. In recent years, PSI has focused on improving supplier relationships, and they’ve continuously invested in furthering their technological capabilities emphasizing on security. 2015 was a great year for PSI, business volumes increased by 29 percent, and income revenue was also up by 45 percent.

Psi-Pay has a decent sized social media presence, with followers on multiple platforms. On Facebook, you can find them under their affiliated brand name ecoPayz. Although their followers amount to upwards of 3,700, their engagement ratio is rather low. On Twitter, they have about 150 followers, and they post quite frequently. It seems like they might be able to grow their social media presence, as it would assist in adding social proof to their brand. People tend to trust brands with a large number of followers.

Dick and Betsy DeVos Built Up Grand Rapids

Dick DeVos developed the Grand Action group, which united Grand Rapids business leaders that joined forces to build the DeVos Place Convention Center, the DeVos Performance Hall, the Grand Rapids City Market, the Michigan State University’s medical school, and the Van Andel Arena.

 

 

This only took place after Dick DeVos lobbied against the construction of a multi-purpose arena that was going to be built in the 1990’s, just north of the city. DeVos felt that it could have a similar result to Detroit when larger facilities were built out of the city, which resulted in the loss of business to the city in general.

 

 

Both Dick and his wife Betsy are supporters of Republican politics. As inheritors of 2 family fortunes, both have been working on improving Grand Rapids with projects and also in donating to churches, leadership programs, health and human services and other important goals. Over the last 28 years, the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has given away nearly 140 million in significant donations that are important to the healthy growth of Grand Rapids. Perhaps one of the couple’s most significant donations was $12.5 million destined to a children’s hospital named after Helen DeVos, Dick’s mother.

 

The DeVos couple has also had their participation in politics and legislation. Dick was able to change a law in Grand Rapids that no longer makes it a requirement to be in a labor union when employed. He also ran for governor but was not elected. On the other hand, Betsy was named U.S. Secretary of Education by President Donald Trump due to her involvement in education and the private school vouchers program, which is in practice in nearly half of the country.

 

Dick DeVos continues to be actively benefiting Grand Rapids through lobbying with corporations and collective business interests. He recently negotiated the maintained services of Southwest airlines at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. In addition, Southwest added more non-stop flights other parts of the country. This negotiation with Southwest has brought greater income to the airport, which will be able to complete upgrades and expansions in 2018. This increase in fights and revenues has been very important for the growth and development plans of Western Michigan. The DeVos family is expected to continue to make Grand Rapids a much better place to live and work.

 

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Talk Fusion for Businesses

When you start a business, you want to know that you are going to be able to communicate with those that you work with. This means in the area you are going to work in as well as other areas with employees you may want to talk to. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOihUBWQy5-3QlEKA7s-4-A

 

Video Chat for Employees

When you start your business, you can use Talk Fusion to video chat with employees and help them to feel as though they are a part of your team. This way you will be able to talk to employees and see what they have for questions or anything else they may need.

 

You can also use this feature to hold chats that are interactive and fun. You can see your employees and they can see you. This will help you to know what they value and to help them to feel as though they are a part of something bigger. When you have this kind of feeling in your workplace, you can be sure you are getting your employee’s best work. This will help them and the company you are working with.

 

Video Emails

When you do a video email, you will be able to connect to not just your employees, but your customers as well. You can send personal messages to customers that buy your products. If you are using these video emails to send something after your customers buy something, then you can use them as a promotional tool as well as a tool to help connect with your customers. This makes a huge deal with your business and can help you to get the most out of your video work.

 

There are a lot of things to think about when you are looking into using a video chat option to connect with the ones that you need to. The video chats you may use will differ depending on if you are using them for employees or for customers. You should take your time and find the best option for you. Talk Fusion is easy to use and can make a huge difference when you want to use a video chat for your business. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of Talk Fusion and get started.

National Steel Car Conquers the Great White North

The country of Canada is the third largest country in the world. Its sprawling landscape consists of mountains and snow and ice and glaciers. This harsh climate makes it difficult to transfer more goods easily. For a time, the truck industry attempted this gigantic feat. Unfortunately, trucks were not satisfactory in dealing with this harsh weather. It was the railway system that would eventually take over as Canada’s primary way of transporting goods.

Of all rail companies, National Steel Car is perhaps the most well-known. This is because they have always been a company of innovation and engineering.

 

Gregory James Aziz led National Steel Car in its quest to become more innovative and effective. Gregory James Aziz is an innovator himself. Gregory J Aziz is known for his creative mind that is only seeking to expand upon what is currently known. He brought this spirit with him to National Steel Car and they have the calm the most innovative rail company in existence.

 

Greg Aziz understood that the best he could give to National Steel Car was to multiply himself. Gregory J Aziz believed the old saying that it takes a team to make a dream. Because of this, he began coaching the lower executives and managers. He trained them and how to make an innovative way and to produce that creativity in their work.

 

Gregory James Aziz also spent a large amount of time uniting National Steel Car. The different departments were constantly at each other’s throat trying to pass blame onto somebody else. Gregory James Aziz knew that this conflicting spirit would be the end of National Steel Car. He met with the managers and head executives of each department and united them in a singular purpose. He united them underneath the idea that all of them are here to create the best product possible and if they work together they could achieve that. See This Page for additional information.

 

Gregory James Aziz led each department to dream up the most innovative rail car that they could possibly conceive. After much deliberation they all agreed that the best railcar would be one that is instantly customizable to the customers need. This led them to create a rail car that had additional attachments that could change the shape and the weight and the speed of the railcar. This allowed them to transport various kinds of goods and match the customer’s needs perfectly.

 

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Gregory Aziz Bringing NSC Back Into Action

The National Steel Car is one of the largest companies in Canada that is working in design and manufacture of railroad transportation cars. The business was started up all the way back in 1912 under the name Imperial Steel Car and was a huge success for the small group of investors that got the National Steel Car on the road.

 

 

The business came in the industry right before its peak That allowed the National Steel Car to get a headstart in the industry. In addition to that, the National Steel Car had a successful launch of their first product. The prosperity of the company attracted a number of investors around Canada who invested money in the business for a few years. That allowed the company to