The DeVos Astonishing Charity Projects

Dick and Betsy have earned a lot of attention for their generous contributions, which accumulates to $139 million. In 2015, the West Michigan couple donated $11.6 million. This couple is highly respected because it has played a significant role in Republican politics for a long time. Betsy DeVos is the daughter of the deceased Holland industrialist Edgar Prince. Her family has donated $5.2 billion to charity projects.

 

In 2015, Both Dick and Betsy contributed over three million dollars to education courses. They awarded $357,000 to groups that support education improvement. The donation demonstrates how the couple prioritizes education. Two years ago, Dick and Betsy education donations benefited Michigan schools. Schools that benefited include Compass College of Cinematic Arts, Ferris State University, Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning, Dick DeVos’ alma mater Northwood University in Midland, Potter’s House in Wyoming, West Michigan Aviation Academy, and Rehoboth Christian School.

 

DeVos has been working very hard to come up with a better system to help talented educators to be efficient and effective in reaching every child. The DeVos supports areas of high level of difficulty, accountability and adult support and supervision. DeVos launched West Michigan Aviation Academy on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. They were the patrons and donated the school’s first plane. The couple later turned the aviation school annual fundraiser into a gala where they invited the former president George W. Bush and Apollo astronauts.

 

West Michigan Aviation Academy graduated fifteen licensed pilots last year. The school focuses on aeronautical engineering and robotics. One-third of its students are economically disadvantaged. The students do well in their tests which result in the satisfaction of their families.

 

The couple also focuses in Arts and Culture. They donated over $2.4 million in 2015 at a charity event. Dick and Betsy launched DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. They supported Michael Kaiser to strengthen his art organization. Michael started his side business when he was the president of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This was because they wanted a future with high-quality arts management.

 

Dick DeVos, the oldest son of Richard DeVos, is the co-founder of the Amway Corporations. The company is a networking company that distributes health, household and personal care products. DeVos ventured into new business, the Windquest Group. This company manufactured and marketed storage and closet controllers. He was later appointed by his father to be the manager of the National Basket Association Orlando Magic Basketball franchise. Dick DeVos is married to Elizabeth Prince. Dick and Elizabeth have four children namely; Rick, Elissa, Andrea, and Ryan. Betsy is the designated U.S Education Secretary.

 

Karl Heideck Outlines The Lawsuit Filed By The City Of Philadelphia Against Wells Fargo

Recently, Karl Heideck talked about the lawsuit filed by the City of Philadelphia against Wells Fargo. News reports indicate that the City of Philadelphia alleges that Wells Fargo dishonored the Fair Housing Act of 1968. According to the lawsuit, the bank has been using predatory lending practices targeting minority mortgage borrowers. Wells Fargo denies the allegations noting that its practices are fair. Additionally, it argues that the claims contained in the lawsuit are unsubstantiated. The City of Philadelphia filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit is the latest in a chain of problems for the bank that is still recovering from last year’s scandal involving its bankers opening phony accounts in the names of customers.

The city claims that Wells Fargo pushed Hispanic and Black borrowers to obtain riskier loans having higher interest rates irrespective of being qualified for credit for lower-risk mortgages. Moreover, the city alleges that Wells Fargo made it hard for the Black and Hispanic borrowers to refinance their mortgages resulting in a high number of foreclosures compared to white borrowers. The City of Philadelphia investigated the claims a year prior to filing the lawsuit. They analyzed data from loans made by Wells Fargo for a period of ten years. The city’s lawsuit came two weeks after the Supreme Court of the United States made a decision that Miami could sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America under the Fair Housing Act. Justice Stephen Breyer posited that if cities can prove the existence of a direct causal link subsisting between voracious lending practices and the damages thereof, they can sue financial institutions under the Fair Housing Act.

About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is a respected contract attorney. Since April 2015, he has been listed by Hire Counsel. Previously, Heideck practiced across the Greater Philadelphia area for over a decade. Heideck practiced as a project attorney for Pepper Hamilton LLP. He also held an associate role at Conrad O’Brien. During this period, Karl Heideck gained extensive experience in filing and responding to complaints, as he specialized on the area of general law.

Karl Heideck is an alumnus of Swarthmore College where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003. Subsequently, he joined Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2009. His services range from risk management advisement, compliance consulting, to commercial litigation.

A Look at the Life of Bruno Jorge Fagali: A Scholar and Entrepreneur

Bruno Jorge Fagali is a Brazilian attorney knowledgeable in the fields of ethics, compliance, and administrative, regulatory, and civic law. Jorge Fagali is a former scholar of the Institute of Administrative Law Paulista and the Pontifical Catholic University, Sao Paulo. He has a master’s degree in law from Sao Paulo University, which he acquired recently. Jorge Fagali is currently majoring in compliance at Getulio Vargas Foundation while running his business in Sao Paulo.

Jorge Fagali’s work experience

Jorge Fagali is a renowned scholar. In 2016, he completed a course in Legal Ethics Compliance. He has worked for two major law firms in Brazil, and this has contributed to his immense knowledge of the law. Jorge Fagali initiated his career at Tojal, Teixeira Ferreira, Serrano, & Renault Associate Lawyers where he as an intern. Upon completion of his internship, Jorge Fagali became a full-time lawyer at Radi, Calil, and Associados.

During his tenure at this firm, he also served as a corporate integrity manager to an advertising company in Brazil. In 2016, Jorge Fagali founded Fagali Advocacy where he serves as the president. This business is among the fastest growing law firms in Brazil. Fagali Advocacy provides services on matters pertaining to anti-corruption, election, compliance, and public law. Jorge Fagali is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Law and Corporate Ethics and an associate of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Jorge Fagali is described by many as professional with immense knowledge on various legal issues.

Nathaniel Ru Attracts Bountiful Customers

Nathaniel Ru has proven that he knows what it takes to build a successful restaurant chain. He was definitely against the odds when he created Sweetgreen because this is a healthy food restaurant that breaks away from the chains of the traditional restaurant structure. People will be pleased with the type of restaurant environment that he has created, but there is definitely a lot of change that he has created that has never been witnessed before. With Sweetgreen Nathaniel Ru has shown a lot of eaters that healthy food can be fun.

 

He has really gone out of his way to help people see the light when it comes to better food choices. The menu that he presents from one city to another is different, and much of this depends on the role of the farmer in a particular city. This has actually become something that is buzz-worthy when it comes to talk about Sweetgreen and the way that this healthy food menu is changing lives.

 

People that go to other cities where there is a Sweetgreen restaurant that they have not visited will instantly become excited about the possibilities for trying something new. This is something that works to the advantage of Nathaniel Ru and his crew that have been going from different states on the East Coast to the North and West Coast to help people eat healthier.

 

Sweetgreen is taking off as it expands through different cities, and people will find that the large majority of these restaurants are in New York. This is a breeding ground for innovation, and Sweetgreen is among one of the most innovative fast food establishments in play right now. People can definitely see how New York would be one of the most popular locations for Sweetgreen. Nathaniel Ru is definitely using the large metropolitan cities as the foundation for helping him establish more social media buzz. When people that visit New York as tourists come and enjoy this restaurant they are bound to go back to their home cities and rave about this healthy food option that is still a novelty in many areas. People that do not have it in the state where they live will be thrilled when an opportunity arises for a new Sweetgreen location in their area. This is what Nathaniel is doing at the moment. He is prepping people for future Sweetgreen possibilities for new restaurants.

Securus Technologies and Preventing Crimes in Prison

It might come as a surprise to some folks that crime inside the prison is on the rise. With all the technology at our fingertips, inmates are still able to get access to weapons and drugs, then put other inmates, visitors, and officers all at risk. As a corrections officer, my job is to try and reduce the incidents in the jail, and even with more manpower, things appeared to be getting out of hand.

 

When my superiors called me and my team in for a meeting to discuss the issue, we were informed that Securus Technologies was about to install their inmate call monitoring system throughout the jail. We were going to be trained on the LBS software immediately to see if we could get a hold of this problem fast. Our prison chose Securus Technologies because this Texas-based company of 1,000 employees are all committed to making this world a safer environment for all. The CEO, Rick Smith, has his system in over 2,600 prisons and we were about to be the next.

 

It wasn’t long after the entire call system was operational that my team took time off from cell searches and body searches of visitors to test drive the new monitoring system. That first week was really an eye-opening experience for us all. Once the inmate phone call monitoring system was activated, it caught specific chatter between inmates and their family talking about contraband.

 

One call revealed the location of a stash of drugs inmates were hiding. The next call exposed two inmates that were buying and using drugs in their cells. Our most productive call revealed a gang leader who was not only receiving drugs at the visitor center, but forcing lower-level gang members to sell those drugs to other inmates throughout our prison system.

 

Whitney Wolfe, Bumble BFF, And The Bumble Hive – What You Need To Know

You may have heard of Bumble the popular dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe but have you heard of Bumble BFF? Bumble BFF isn’t a dating app however it is a hot new extension to the Bumble app that aims to revolutionize the way you meet new people and make new friends!

When in BFF mode users in the Bumble app will see their potential love connections replaced by images of potential new BFFs of the same sex. To make a new friend all users have to do is both swipe right and initiate a conversation within 24 hours! This new feature is something users of Bumble have been asking for and many users already utilized the app to make new friends so it seems like a no-brainer!

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Expanding on both the Bumble and Bumble BFF experience, for one month Bumble has announced that they will be opening a pop-up spot in a brick and mortar establishment for BFF and dating meetups! The Bumble Hive will be open Thursday through Sunday from June 1st until June 25th at 158 Mercer Street in NYC. Aside from offering a place for friends or potential couples to meet up, there’ll be a series of events hosted by entities such as Drybar, Forbes, and the Bumble co-founder Whitney Wolfe herself in the space.

Born in Salt Lake City Utah, Whitney Wolfe is not only the founder and CEO of Bumble she is also the co-founder of the dating app Tinder. Whitney has received numerous awards and acknowledgments including being listed as a top Women in Tech by Elle Magazine and making the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017 for consumer tech.

Before becoming the founder of 2 top 10 dating apps Whitney Wolfe majored in International Studies at Southern Methodist University. Whitney has always been an entrepreneur. In fact, at the age of 19, she started and ran a company to benefit communities that were affected by the BP oil spill. Today, however, Whitney Wolfe is in the business of connecting people and bringing the world closer together one app at a time!

Kim Dao Takes Us Sightseeing in Osaka

On May 5,2017, Kim Dao started by showing us some Neko note that means cat’s paw. It resembles two cat’s paws put together like a wafer. The part of the paw near where the claws would be or the knuckle part of the human hand was lined with drops of pink icing. Neko no te looked more like a double cookie with crème in between than a bread. Kim Dao also showed us Sakura au pan bread that looked like a sugar cookie with a cherry on top.Learn more : http://myinterviews.com.au/kim-dao/

 

When she went out, Kim Dao stopped off for a chicken burger at an Osaka  KFC. She also purchased some curly fries that were more semi curly or wavy. Right after eating at KFC, Kim Dao went to see Osaka Castle that’s one Japan’s most important tourist attractions. Kim Dao snacked on a blueberry snow cone from one of the farmer’s market vendors.Learn more : http://www.yummyjapan.net/creator/kimdaovlog

 

After visiting the park area where the castle was, Kim Dao decided to visit the Osaka Aquarium(https://twitter.com/kimdaoblog?lang=en). She told us she would film outside the aquarium but not go inside because Kim Dao already had filmed footage of the aquarium previously. On the way to the aquarium, Kim Dao passed by some shops and a Ferris wheel. Outside the aquarium, they had fish flags hanging in the air by wires to simulate flying fish. The two wide windows of the aquarium looked like fish tanks with fish swimming. After filming the exterior of the aquarium. Kim went home.Learn more : http://www.kimdaoblog.com/

 

How did Avaaz become the world’s largest online activist network?

If you have been involved in any kind of online activism, you will probably have heard of Avaaz. Currently the world’s largest and some say most powerful activist network, Avaaz has almost 45 million members and adds hundreds of thousands more every month.

How did Avaaz become this big and this powerful? By using tactics its founder, Ricken Patel, learned while working for the International Crisis Group in Africa and Afghanistan and by volunteering for MoveOn.org.

Setting up teams on six continentsAvaaz set up small core teams of employees on each continent. These teams overseas local, national and international campaigns, organize demonstrations and media campaigns, and get local people involved.
Rather than stay in the U.S. where it is based, Avaaz went out to the world and asked the world to help.

Campaigns in 17 languagesAvaaz runs its campaigns in 17 languages, including English. That means there is almost always a language someone who wants to get involved will understand.

They work on any issue — Where many activist networks are single-issue oriented, Avaaz works on any issue whether it is human rights, animal rights, climate change, poverty, the environment or conflict.

This means there is always something a prospective member would be interested in getting involved in.

Avaaz involves its members — Rather than just deciding which issues will be targeted, Avaaz asks its members which issues it thinks are important.

When a new issue is being considered, the organization polls 10,000 randomly chosen members and asks them if they think it should be looked at or ignored. What those 10,000 members say goes.

The issue is then kicked off to the rest of Avaaz’s 44 million members, who already know a large group of their own voted on this, so they know it must be important.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter.