Life is full of shocking surprises. While we at times anticipate for certain things to happen, others are stimulated by forces of nature. For instance, The Frontera Fund is a product of an unlikely circumstance that saw its founders; Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin get falsely apprehended by a devious Maricopa Sheriff by the name of Joe Arpaio. Using the Selective Enforcement Unit, the Maricopa County Sheriff sent his deputies on a witch hunt, that to arrest the two journalists. Just like in a combat movie kidnapping scene, the two individuals were whisked off by officers from the sheriff’s department and forcefully shoved into sub utility vehicles with tinted windows and Mexican license plates. Apparently, the directive came from Arpaio who heads the sheriff’s department.
Joe Arpaio was spooked off by Michael and Jim’s actions of publicly exposing him for allegations of abuse of public office. An outraged Joe initiated the arrests since the two journalists had at one point in time covered a story on him in the Phoenix New Times. In the story, Arpaio was said to be guilty of causing the deaths of inmates due to torture and mistreatment, racial prejudice, as well as illegally detaining individuals from the Latino community. In only a span of 24 hours, Michael and Jim got released from jail due to a public outcry, and after attending many court sessions after suing the sheriff and Maricopa County for abuse of power, they got rewarded with a $3.7 million settlement in 2013.
That is when the idea of creating The Frontera Fund got born. By using all the money from their settlement, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin created the organization to help individuals hailing from the Hispanic community fight social and political injustices. Also, they created the group so as to help deal with racial profiling particularly in the State of Arizona. Ever since its inception, The Frontera Fund has joined hands with other like-minded groups to fight for the rights of Mexicans who travel a thousand miles through hostile terrain in search for better opportunities for their families. The Frontera Fund has been silently providing finances to non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to fight for the rights and freedoms of the Hispanic migrant population. Through the Frontera Fund, Jim and Michael have been able to create global awareness as to what transpires in Arizona on a daily basis.
Michael and Jim’s agenda has been extremely useful to the extent that it has given other watch dog groups the courage and endurance they need to fight oppression. Due to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s heart for giving, they have offered a voice to the voiceless. So far, the Frontera Fund has caused a major stir in how refugees are handled, causing the authorities to pay particular attention as to how they treat migrants.
Journalists are Going Above and Beyond to Correct Political Corruption
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have recently went from co-owners of The Phoenix New Times to becoming the leaders of a new movement in politics and culture in Arizona.
It started when Lacey and Larkin were illegally arrested by the deputies of corrupt Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio didn’t like what the two were publishing in their newspaper about him so he sent his deputies in to spit on their first amendment rights. The incident ultimately led to Arpaio’s illegal actions being exposed to the whole country and a 3.75 million dollar settlement for the journalists.
After obtaining such a large sum of cash due to the actions of Arpaio, Lacey and Larkin decided to sell their newspaper to begin new ventures.
The Frontera Fund was created by the two journalists as a way to give back to the community they are a part of. Joe Arpaio has been terrorizing the Hispanic community in Maricopa County for over two decades, now it is time for Lacey and Larkin to make things right. The Frontera Fund assists in supporting charitable organizations such as Center for Neighborhood Leadership, Arizona Justice Project, Can the Border Divide Us?, and many more.
As well as the Frontera Fund, the journalistic duo have created one more outlet for them to express their views. Front Page Confidential isn’t only a replacement for their previous paper, it is the voice of the victims of Arpaio. Through Front Page Confidential, Lacey and Larkin are able to share their opinion to thousands of readers. Joe Arpaio isn’t the only target of Lacey and Larkin’s new efforts. If you are a corrupt politician in the USA, you will eventually land on the front page of Lacey and Larkin’s new paper.
Recently, the duo educated their readers on Orrin Hatch’s plan to remove free-speech zones from universities.
The name Betsy DeVos seems to have always been linked with education and philanthropy as the entire DeVos family has remained key backers of the education reform movement across the U.S. I was pleased to see Betsy DeVos was recently named as the U.S. Secretary of Education in a move that many people, like myself, feel validates the education reform movement Mrs. DeVos has been a key part of for over two decades; what is most amazing to me is the fact Betsy DeVos has been involved in the education reform movement since it was seen as an extremist group determined to provide greater levels of choice for the family’s of students across the nation. Visit Betsy’s profile page on Facebook.
As a member of the Prince industrial family, Betsy DeVos is often viewed as not being in touch with the needs of the everyday American family, I feel this is an incorrect view of Mrs. DeVos as the Education Secretary’s own mother was a public school teacher in the family’s native Michigan and instilled in her daughter the need to help families get the best possible education. In her early career, Betsy DeVos became an advocate for at risk students in Michigan before she set out to bring school choice and school voucher systems to the students of the U.S. as one of the most important figures in the education reform movement. After marrying the former AmWay President Dick DeVos, I was pleased to see Betsy remain in Michigan and found the inspiration to begin a number of political and activism groups fighting for the rights of students to have a say in their own education.
It was during the 1990s and early 21st century that Betsy DeVos made her biggest mark on the education reform movement when she headed two 501 charities devoted to reforming the education platform in the U.S. Alongside the work completed at a national level, Betsy DeVos has spent much of her time looking to have a positive impact on her local community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the DeVos family is still based; as the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party and campaigner with the Great Lakes Education Project that has been fighting for over a decade to bring school choice and charter schools to Michigan. The philanthropic work of Betsy DeVos is not solely limited to the education arena as I have read on many occasions of the donations and work completed by the entire DeVos family for the Kennedy Center for the Arts, ArtPrize, and the Kendall College of Art and Design. Read more articles at MLive.com about Betsy.
InnovaCare Health is a renowned health care provider that has on numerous occasions been lauded for her exemplary services. The company’s core values are centered on quality medical care. Another value by the company is team work as per the assertions of Rick Shinto, the company’s president. Other values that guide the operations of the company are a clear vision, good working relationships, and proper communication. InnovaCare has made its mission to redefine the standards of healthcare in the modern healthcare environment.
InnovaCare has two branches in Puerto Rico: PMC Medicare Choice Inc and MMM Healthcare Inc. Both affiliates promote emotional and physical wellbeing to all its members. The client satisfaction rate of the company consistently stands at 90 percent. In 2011, both affiliates of the company clinched NCQA accreditation. This recognition is only awarded when a company’s plan adheres to or stretches beyond the standards of quality assurance. The main elements of NCQA that the company managed to satisfy to get the recognition are; customer protection and improvement of quality.
Rick Shinto’s Professional Background
Rick Shinto is reputed as an exceptional leader in the healthcare sector. The president of InnovaCare has spent years in clinical and operational healthcare. While serving at Aveta Inc, Rick was rewarded with the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year“. This award was given in recognition of his excellent services. Rick Shinto has also served as the vice president of “Medical Management”, and as the Chief Medical Officer of Cal Optima Health Plan (Orange County). Learn more about Rick on XRepublic.
Rick Shinto’s Contribution to InnovaCare
Rick Shinto’s career, like many other successful professionals, can be traced to humble beginnings. He started out as a pulmonologist working in Southern California. It is after moving from here that he continued to grow as he joined more reputable and prosperous organizations. Dr. Shinto acquired his bachelors from the “University of California”, a medical degree from the “University of New York”, and an M.B.A. from the “University of Redlands”.
Rick Shinto is recognized for bringing radical reforms within InnovaCare Health. After joining the company in 2012, it did not take long for the company to change its mode of operations. Since becoming the company’s president, InnovaCare began registering successes in many ways. Currently, the cost of visiting the doctor’s office is affordable to average consumers. Furthermore, every resident of Puerto Rico can now access quality medical care due to the technology the company has adopted to make health care cheaper. More than 70 percent of the residents in Puerto Rico have opted for InnovaCare for their health care insurance plans over other insurance providers. Read this article at openminds.com
Known as one of the legendary entrepreneurs in Brazil, Roberto Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa on July 16, 1958. He attended the Pio X-Marist College and finished with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration at University Center of Joao Pessoa. At a young age, his entrepreneurial career began. Roberto Santiago started designing and manufacturing cardboard folding cartons. These were then used by many companies he sold them to. Santiago has stated that this venture created the foundation for his entire career.
Starting his career in Santa Rosa, Roberto Santiago worked in a café. After that, he started his company that manufactured utilitarian and decorative products. He also was a writer with extensive knowledge about his country. By writing popular articles, he was able to gain a reputation. Since then, business has been doing well for Santiago. Read more on Mundo Do Marketing
In 1987, Santiago decided to purchase some land. It took two years of developing, but the Manaria shopping mall was ready to be opened. Located in the center of the city and accessible to nearly everyone, the shopping mall opened in 1989. It was destined to be a one-stop shop for all things entertainment and shopping.
Becoming the largest in the entire state, the Manaria shopping mall has something for everyone. Some of the stores include furniture, sports gear, books, clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics among others.
On the rooftop sits the Domus Hall. It was opened in 2009 and has more than enough space to host music concerts, fairs, weddings, conferences and different exhibits. Soundproof and air-conditioned, the Domus Hall can seat 4,000 people and allow approximately 10,000 with standing room only. For additional privacy, there are individual cabins available.
Other entertainment options include a movie theater that plays the latest releases. There is also a gaming area complete with a bowling alley. Read more articles on exame.abril.com
The mall is also home to the College Higher Education of Paraiba. Many of the students and faculty members can be seen walking around the stores.
Not limiting himself to just one shopping mall, Santiago owns another. Developed in 2013, the Mangeria has aided in helping to increase the economic and social aspects of the city. Because of the success, both malls have had, several other businesses have relocated nearby to give residents even more options.
Roberto Santiago credits his success to passion, commitment, and hard work. Always one to encourage young entrepreneurs in Brazil and throughout the rest of the world, Santiago advises them to go out and start putting their business ideas into place.
Because of Santiago and the success of both of his malls, the city has been able to thrive. Attracting talented music groups, both Brazilian and international, citizens can experience these performances that might not have come otherwise. Santiago has continuously given back to his community and helped enhance the cultural experience.
When he is not busy with his career, Santiago can be found participating in a variety of sports. The man has received many trophies from different competitions. Due to his love of for sports, most of these trophies are from kart and motocross championships. His other hobbies include production and directing.
Amazon has been the go-to source for women’s apparel online for many years, commanding a 20 percent share of the sales in this space year to year. Not too many e-commerce retailers in this space have even come close to the dominance set by Amazon, but it appears that one women’s active-wear company is creating some rumblings in the ranks. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has pulled in an unbelievable $250 million is sales of workout apparel in only three years, and they don’t appear to be slowing.
If you ask Hudson about the success of her brand and workout apparel, she will tell you that it is a unique blending of her membership program and the sales process known as reverse showrooming. These are the keys to a success in a space that very few companies have even come close to matching. Looking at the Fabletics stores in the mall, we discover women of all ages buying new workout apparel off the rack, applying for the free membership, taking hat Fabletics Lifestyle Quiz, and trying on as many things as they can get their hands on.
Hudson says it doesn’t hurt the fact that there is a celebrity name attached to her high-quality line of active-wear. The success of the company actually doesn’t rest squarely on the shoulders of the stores in the mall, it is the e-commerce Fabletics sites that are pulling in all that sales revenue. When these customers eventually wind up shopping at the website, they discover that part of the benefits of the membership include all those items you wore at the store now showing up in your profile page. That takes the guesswork out of buying workout apparel, you simply need to pick colors, styles, and some of the newest releases and you know exactly what you are getting.
The other benefits to the membership include a personal shopper who is picking one item each month based on quiz answers, free shipping on every online order, and deals on workout apparel throughout the year. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics has found a way to connect with the buyers in a way that site like Amazon struggle. At Amazon, women buy a piece to see how it fits, often returning it several times before they finally get one they like. By that time, you could have bought a dozen outfits at Kate Hudson’s Fabletics and been wearing them already.
Former New York City councilwoman Eva Moskowitz always knew education in the city could be improved so, in 2006, she founded Success Academy, a charter school network that now has 41 schools.
In the 11 years since its inception, Success Academy has grown to serve over 14,000 New York city students from pre-kindergarten age all the way through to the end of high school. Most are children of color and most are from low-income backgrounds. Their education is completely free.
During that same time, the organization has also redefined what education should be.
How Success Academy is redefining what education should be — Success Academy’s students are taught differently than students in most other schools in the city.
In elementary school, an emphasis is placed on reading, writing, science and math, with the arts, hands on learning, collaborative group work and critical thinking being equally important.
By the time Success Academy students reach middle school, they are also expected to choose from a variety of electives that will help their creativity. These electives include things like chess, dance, debate, photography, business skills and sports.
In high school, Success Academy students are prepared for the rigors of a four-year college. Critical thinking is emphasized, as is academic writing, problem solving and hard work.
At the same time, at every level of schooling, education is looked at as being fun and children are taught to see it as such. Due to this, attendance at Success Academy schools tends to be high, and students are seen to love going to school.
Students are also taught that, if they fail, there is nothing terrible about that. Not if they pick themselves up and try again.
Success Academy successes — Due to the way students are taught, and how education is viewed, Success Academy elementary and middle schools are in the 90th percentile in all of New York state.
Hispanic and African American students at Success Academy schools outperform white students from around the state in English, math and science, and students excel in electives in everything from debate to dance, chess to sports.
No wonder many charter school networks around America are now asking for Success Academy’s curriculum and teaching philosophies, so they can implement them in their own schools.
Bob Reina is the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, a marketing communications company he established in 2007 with a strong focus on video platforms. He is also a sought-after motivational speaker and writer. Recently, he has joined forces with the new-look HuffPost as a contributor and an important contact point for Talk Fusion.
You can follow the first two how-to articles titled “Promoting with Purpose” and “How to Thrive in a Society of Quitters” on the HuffPost site. HuffPost changed its name from Huffington Post. The name change also brought revisions in content strategy and the company is looking to collaborate closely with people aligned with its updated mission statement.
According to the press release, the rebranded HuffPost will put more focus on enabling more vocal niche discussions from the traditionally voiceless segments. Bob Reina is a business leader and active philanthropist. He also a motivational speaker, an experienced marketing professional, and entrepreneur. All these values have one element in common; helping other people overcome challenges and succeed globally. Bob Reina is bringing these qualities to the HuffPost stable.
This is besides carrying the values of the Talk Fusion brand and the goodwill it brings with it. His favorite segments on the news platform include entrepreneurship, video marketing, and personal growth among others. The partnership is poised to leverage the obvious strengths of both parties. Talk Fusion engages a global network of independent associates who execute its sales strategies. HuffPost enjoys a broad audience with more than two hundred million readers.
Talk Fusion is an advertising and direct marketing company that provides video business marketing and communications solutions. Some of the offerings include video conferencing products, video email services, and social networking products. Video remains an active medium for business communications.Learn more : http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/
Real-time solutions can cut down on business costs in logistics and transportation enabling quicker decisions. Video media provides an excellent marketing opportunity for a business to grow its brands and bottom line. Through Talk Fusion, Bob Reina is enabling millions of businesses to achieve growth. He is also changing the lives of millions of people through a comprehensive philanthropy network that operates under the Talk Fusion brand.
Mr. Adam Goldenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Just Fabulous Incorporation. It is an online fashion retailer that helps clients with the selection of denim, handbags, jewelry, and shoes based on their fashion preferences. Adam and Don Ressler founded the company in 2010. The two business partners know how to develop leading brands, make the business grow, and spot trends. They do it with passion and fun.
Mr. Adam Goldenberg recently appeared on CNBC to share the concept that resulted in the change of their company’s name from JustFab Incorporation to TechStyle. The concept is about e-commerce, which was recently introduced in the industry of fashion. Also, many companies have been progressively transforming the way clients purchase and shop products online. TechStyle has transformed the industry of fashion as a data-driven industry, which encourages the use of the membership subscription programs at http://www.builtinla.com/member/adam-goldenberg. TechStyle provides the consumers with the option of purchasing apparel at normal prices. The same consumers also have the option of shopping apparel through the VIP model.
According to Mr. Adam, the most important aspect that should be considered while building brands is passion. Consumers will only purchase the products and goods that they are passionate about. For the purpose of accommodating passionate customers, TechStyle is using integration and technology when building its online brands on styleforum.net.
By being a unicorn company, implies that JustFab Incorporation has hit more than $1 billion after it was evaluated by independent auditors. It is the first company that hit one billion dollars mark within the first four years of doing business. However, this did not change the way TechStyle carry out its business activities. Mr. Adam was just proud of how the great business enterprise was built.
Perhaps, Mr. Adam Goldenberg is a gifted website designer. At the age of 15, Adam established his marketing business known as Gamer’s Alliance. He later joined the executive team of Intermix Media, which is a parent company to future and social media brands such as MySpace.
Read more: TechStyle’s data-driven fashion – CNBC Video
The well-known health and wellness firm, IDLife, decided to partner with Garmin, a leader in wearable devices, to offer its wearable line of products through IDLife website. The founder and CEO of the IDLife, Logan Stout felt that the customers of the firm should be benefitted from the wearable devices of Garmin, and from June 1, Garmin’s IndexTM Smart Scale and vívo activity trackers would be available for purchase on IDLife.com. Also, the users of IDLife would soon get an option to integrate Garmin device data to IDWellness mobile app which helps them to track the progress and manage the milestones in the health conveniently.
IDLife works in such a way that it tips out the healthy lifestyle using nutritional products and highest-quality customized vitamins. The firm follows simple steps to make everyone in its network healthy and fit and helps them to continue the experience lasting. Both the companies joined hands by thinking that health is not just with the numbers on the scale but an overall active lifestyle which keeps people feel greater confidence and comfort on the way they are. For instance, the Index Smart Scale is not just a weight displaying device but connects over the internet and tracks various key pointers including body fat, body mass index (BMI), skeletal muscle mass, and water percentage. Garmin has deep expertise in wearable gadgets over a decade, and its vívo activity trackers show greater battery life and a water rating of 50m.
Logan Stout is known for various roles in the life including entrepreneur, philanthropist, leadership trainer, best-selling author, business owner, and keynote speaker. He is known for excellent leadership skills and entrepreneurial insights with a deep focus on the future. Stout’s love to baseball is a known fact, and he started his career as an Assistant Baseball Coach at Dallas Baptist University.
He was also the founder of Dallas Patriots Inc., a baseball organization for graduates, and Premier Baseball Academy, a baseball academy in Plano and Frisco. Stout completed his graduation in Psychology from The University of Dallas, and he is also the founder of LoganStout.com which deals with personal and professional development coaching, leadership training, mentoring, and more.
After Donald Trump had won the 2016 US presidential elections, hundreds of people in pink hats protested his negligence of women’s rights. Conspiracy theorists suggested that George Soros, a Hungarian high net-worth individual and hedge fund manager, financed the protesters. These claims are false since, despite his funding for political campaigns, Soros is not affiliated with any political groups. His donations represent his love for philanthropy.
At 86 years old, George Soros is known for earning his wealth from the hedge fund industry. In the early 90s, he managed to bag over $1 billion after his prediction on the strength of the British Pound came into reality. He predicted that the Pound would be the key currency in the monetary system of England. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.
With a net-worth of $25 billion, Soros has been discussed by conspiracy theorists regarding how he spends his cash. In 2004, his name was on news outlets after he provided financial support to political groups that were against the reelection bid of President George Bush. He was also criticized for being against the Iraq war after he spoke about the war.
According to the spokesperson for the Soros Fund Management, an institution founded by George Soros, conspiracy theories about Soros began after he opposed U.S. involvement in the Iraq war. To avoid the critics, Soros has been focused on donating money to Democratic reform organizations across the globe.
George Soros has been compared to the Koch brothers who support Republican party candidates and campaigns by donating billions of dollars. European countries have also tried to stand against his donations. For instance, the president of Hungary passed a law that would lead to the closure of a university founded by Soros. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.
As one of the most prolific philanthropists, George Soros has spent over $1.2 billion on charitable endeavors. His money targets organizations and individuals from different parts of the world, fighting for accountable government, transparency, and freedom of expression. He also used his wealth to create Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic network of projects, foundations, and partners, with a presence in over 100 countries. Open Society’s name is derived from Soros’s philanthropic philosophy of empowering the society.
Open Society Foundations
Despite the criticism, Soros is committed to social justice through his support for Open Society Foundations. According to recent posts published on the organization’s website, through Soros’s financial support, Open Society has spent over $1.6 billion. The money was used in fostering democratic development in the Eastern Europe region.
Soros is among the people who fled Hungary when the Nazi were in control of the country. He has used his wealth to foster capitalism in countries that were part of the former Soviet Union. Through Open Society, Soros advocates for democratic governance, criminal justice, and immigration in the U.S.