Dick DeVos Gives Generous Donation To Kennedy Center

The Dick and Betsy DeVos Charitable Foundation has donated $1 million to the John F. Kennedy Center Of Performing Arts. The center’s fundraising program started in 2013. It was recently reported that because the fundraising effort was so successful, it has been extended with a new goal of an additional $50 million.

The center, opened since 1973, has over 3 million visitors each year. The fundraising efforts have raised revenue for expansions and renovations. “We are attaching a pedestrian walk for visitors to reach the main building,” said Kennedy Center President Deborah Teeter. She went on to say that she was thankful that donors are as excited about the arts as she.

The Kennedy Center has a number of multi-million dollar donors each year. David Rubenstein of the Carlyle Group gave the largest donation to date of $50 million. Others who have matched his generosity include The Boeing Company, Jacqueline Mars, Noemi Neidorff, The Robert H. Smith Charity Foundation and The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

Upgrades to the center also include new office spaces, rehearse rooms, educational rooms and pavilions. The designs have been edited a number of times over the last two years due to planning agency scrutiny.

Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy are known for their generous donations all over the country – especially, in their home state of Michigan. They have supported many social initiatives and school choice vouchers. The DeVoses have recently opened a aviator charter school for children who would like to pursue a technical career while learning more about flying planes.

Dick DeVos is the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. The company is owner of the Orlando Magic NBA team. DeVos is a champion sailor and professional pilot. Dick ran an unsuccessful bid to unseat Democrat Jennifer Granholm as governor of Michigan.

How to Use Talk Fusions Latest Program

Many people are excited about the recent launch of Talk Fusion’s latest product, the Web RTC recorder. Crowds are excited to use the tool that has promised to make the process of communicating online a lot easier than it has been previously. The Web RTC recorder was developed by Talk Fusion as an answer to a problem the company’s consumers had been voicing for a very long time. The problem was that many consumers were business developers and other professionals who operated their business completely online. These business owners face the unique challenge of having to communicate with people all around the world who buy their products, but often lack a tool that is built well enough to host these conferences and communications on a professional level. Many users were using platforms like Skype, which was developed to help people communicate with one another, but simply isn’t designed to help professionals operate in a way that makes them appear business like in meetings. Glitches with other platforms often caused embarrassment and poor response in business owners and online professionals.

As an answer to this concern among their users, Talk Fusion developed one of the most advance Web video recorders in the tech industry. Consumers are excited about this product and its ability to provide them with the compatibility and user experience they have desired for years and years. Talk Fusion has promised, with the launch of the web recorder, that user communication times will be significantly reduced due to the smooth flow created by use of this web recorder. The company is, in fact, so confident in this product launch that they have offered consumers a free 30 day trial before purchasing the Web video recording. This gives consumers an amazing opportunity to actually experience the superiority of this product before being locked into an agreement to purchase it. Talk Fusion has been committed to the service of its consumers in the web industry for over 10 years and does not show any signs of quitting on its mission to provide top grade technology to users world wide.

Andy Wirth and Madeline Brand Discuss Effect of Drought on Squaw Valley Ski Resort on KCRW

Andy Wirth is a notable leader, just within 60 months since he was appointed as the president of Squaw Valley Resort, he has turned around the resort. Recently, the biggest news headline has been about the drought that has affected California. Currently, due to El Nino effect, California is experiencing a huge drought. As a results amount of snowfall has reduced. As a ski enthusiast, I love keep in touch with news concerning this recreation sport is important.

I tuned into Press Play as Andy Wirth discussed with Madeline Brand the effect of drought on Squaw Valley Ski Resort live on KCRW.

The drought has affected Californians all around, and it has led to decreased amount of water usage allowed by 27%. Responding to question on the effect of drought on ski resort business, Andy Wirth responded with a very optimistic view. He stated that Squaw Valley Ski Resort has seen a reduction in profit. However, it can defy the dry winters for an unlimited amount of time.

He explained, before the drought the resort was offering 6000 acres of for ski usage. With current drought-stricken situation, the resort has about 4000 acres of land covered by snow, which is available for ski usage. Despite the fact that the amount of snow-covered land has been reduced, the resort remains profitable. More important, Andy Wirth has demonstrated the ability to adjust the business model to fit the current situation.
Moreover, Andy Wirth stated that the drought has been valuable to resorts since employees go an extra mile in conserving the snow. To continue with a healthy amount of traffic at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Wirth has even made an investment toward having snow made.

He believes that with science and snowmaking technology, Squaw Valley Ski Resort can continue to make skiing possible despite the drought that has been predicted. Read more: Andrew Wirth: Executive Profile & Biography and andy wirth | POWDER Magazine

Every statement Andy Wirth rendered on the talk show reflected positive outlook about the drought. It is evident, he is not just relying on one business design for the successful operation, and he is ready to shift his business model if the current situation continues.

Wirth added that he is animated for what will come next and what likely new events will be added to Squaw Valley Ski Resort. The resort is planning to up their resource management, while taking significant measure in reducing their carbon footprint.

Since 2010, Andy Wirth has been serving as the president of Squaw Valley Ski Resort. He features extensive experience that spans over 25 years in resorts industry.

Before joining Squaw Valley Ski Resort, he was serving as the vice president of Sales and Marketing for Steamboat Skiing Resort Corporation. Andy Wirth dedication to his career is invaluable to Squaw Valley Ski Resort and has translated to resort success.

Learn more about Andy Wirth:

http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno
www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth

Human Activist Thor Halvorssen Makes Dictators Nervous

Human rights activist Thor Halvorssen works tirelessly to relieve human suffering around the world. As founder of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) he has been involved in promoting basic human freedoms especially in closed and dictatorial governments. His latest efforts have been focused on North Korea.

 

HRF focuses on human rights issues that other activist organizations like Amnesty International often overlook. It focuses its resources on dictatorships rather than spending a great deal of effort on democratic societies like the United States. Thor believes that while countries like the United States could improve, they are not in need of a major overhaul.

 

Thor is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and frequently puts himself at risk in his efforts to save others. He recalls an occasion where he sneaked into a closed monastery in China after the occupant had been on house arrest for the last 28 years. He and his assistant were arrested by the government when they tried to leave. Thor earned his freedom back after he convinced the officers that he had gone inside for spiritual counseling. Thor often goes out into the field himself to get the work done. His visits over the years have placed him on hit lists of various governments. This does not daunt him but instead makes him feel more empowered than ever.

 

Thor Halvorssen does not approach the issue of human rights from merely an academic perspective. His own family has suffered greatly at the hands of dictators around the world. His father spent years as a political prisoner. His mother was murdered by the Venezuelan government while peacefully demonstrating against the current Supreme Leader. His first cousin currently suffers in prison for alleged crimes stemming from political activities that democratic countries like the United States would deem perfectly legal.
Thor Halvorssen has been influential in the private sector as well. He successfully lobbied Lucent Technologies to stop producing products essentially manufactured with slave labor in countries like China. He spearheads the HRF and promotes its funding by soliciting private donations from inherently free countries like Great Britain. He promotes peaceful interracial political activities in poor countries through the Children’s Peace Movement. Thor always seeks new opportunities to promote peace and eliminate global human suffering.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thor-halvorssen/

http://time.com/author/thor-halvorssen/

How Does The New FreedomPop Hotspot Work?

The global hotspot from FreedomPop known as SIM works for anyone who buys the product up front. The product will cost $49.99 when people buy it early, and it will have a normal price of $99.99. The hotspot can be turned on at any time, and FreedomPop uses other networks to create a strong signal for their customers. Recode says that the hotspot will work initially in the US and UK, and it will expand to other countries in the future.

The people who are most interested in trying to get online and stay online should make sure that they have a look at how the hotspot works. They turn the hotspot on after they buy it, and it will be used for free when they are connecting. FreedomPop is trying to make it a lot easier for people to connect to the Internet, but the only way to do that is to make sure that these people have a good connection is to use the SIM hotspot.

The SIM hotspot is a very good tool for someone who travels, and it is a good tool for people who go to places that have bad signals. A bad signal can be a pretty big problem for some people, but it can be solved even more easily if someone has the SIM hotspot. The SIM hotspot is functional as soon as it is turned on, and it will work until people turn it off. There is nothing more functional than the hotspot because it turns on instantly, and it will run on as many computers or mobile devices as necessary until it is turned off. The FreedomPop team has created the best system for helping people get online, and the system is free after people buy it the first time.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498185,00.asp

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George Soros Sells US Stock Holdings to Buy Gold

A recent article on Bloomberg discusses the latest investment decisions by one of the largest investors, George Soros. In March this year, George Soros reduced his US stock investments by 37%. The billionaire from Hungary made this move while betting on gold. His stock holdings had reduced to $3.5 billion by the end of March. Soros added bullish options contracts from SPDR Gold Trust for 1.05 million shares and a stake of $264 million in Barrick Gold Corp. The stake is equivalent to 1.7% of Barrick. Soros has built his $24 billion net worth with his market analysis. In this latest move, he predicted that China’s debt-fueled economy would cause the global financial crisis.
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According to the philanthropist, the US market cannot avoid the effects of the Chinese economy. Investors should expect a decline in stock prices and an increase in government bonds. Stan Druckenmiller supports the bet on gold as well. Stan is the former chief strategist to Soros. He indicated that he allocated the largest proportion of his currency to gold. According to Bloomberg’s general pricing estimates, the 16% quarterly increase in gold this year is the biggest since 1986. Barrick’s shares have more than doubled as it reduces its debts and costs. The miner has grown by 39 % since the end of March.

Soros Fund Management returned all funds to other investors and now focuses on the managing the billionaire’s wealth. At the end of the year 2015, Soros sold his holding in Dow Chemical Co. worth $161 million and his stake in Level 3 Communications Inc. worth $173. He also sold his stake in Delta Air Lines Inc and Endo International PLC on http://www.georgesoros.com/. Other investors seem to have followed Soros’ move. Glenview Capital Management reduced its US equity holdings by 22% to 13.6% while Millennium Management reduced its hold by 17% to $36.5 billion. Citadel Advisors reduced its listed stocks by 29% to $13.6 billion.

George Soros’ view on the EU could have influenced his investment decision. He indicated recently that EU is about to collapse. His best on gold seems to be a bet against the Euro. George Soros argues that the prices of currencies and securities in the financial market are influenced by traders’ emotions and not logical considerations. The traders influence one another, and his focus is to lead the herd of traders. George Soros became famous around the world in 1992 when he invested $10 billion on the British pound and caused a shortage in the Bank of England.

Soros has donated about $7 billion through the Open Society Foundation. The Foundation advocates for democratic and human rights. George Soros is right about his predictions on the Chinese currency and its influence on US stocks. A report by CLSA indicates that the currency could fall to as much as 25%. The decline will affect the US economy because of the significant trade volume with China. Raul Moreno, the co-founder, and CEO of iBillionaire thinks Soros is just protecting his investments. 


Eric Pulier; The Serial Entrepreneur

Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Eric Pulier always had a passion for technological advancement. He started programming computers at a tender age when he was still in the fourth grade and after that starting a database company when in high school. Since 1991, Eric has been solving issues including healthcare and education through the use of technology. He went on to graduate with a Magna Cum Claude in B.A from Harvard University in 1988. Years later, he is now an entrepreneur, columnist, technologist, published author, philanthropist, public speaker and founder of over fifteen companies. Today he is amongst the leading and most successful entrepreneurs in both government and enterprise technology.

Eric Pulier has funded, founded or co-founded many ventures some of which include; Digital Evolution, US Interactive, Media Platform, Akana, Desktone, Service Mesh, and the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council, which merged into TM Forum. He has also invested in charitable organizations and venture capital funds which include Trident Capital, eCompanies, and Monitor Ventures. He stays in Los Angeles, California where he acts as a present father to four children while working on the board of a summer camp for children with lasting diseases known as The Painted Turtle and the innovation board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

Pulier has also been involved in many philanthropic works in the community, the greatest being using technology to solve hard to deal with hardships in economically disadvantaged communities or physically disadvantaged children in the U.S.A and around the globe. Notably, in his early years, he created one of the first multimedia educational programs about Multiple Sclerosis disease to teach patients concerning their condition. He also created a peripheral beam device that users without sufficient motor control for keyboard use could use to answer questions and comprehend the system.

Eric Pulier has also achieved notable achievements during his life. This involves been chosen to build and run the “Bridge to the 21 st century “for Bill Clinton and Al Gore to mark their second inauguration. The multi-day event which took Place in Washington DC was a huge success and was widely attended even by Bill Clinton himself. He has also been the top-billed honoree at the US Doctors for Africa benefit event in New York City where he was commended for his work in bringing technical innovation to the health care needs in Africa.

John Goullet Takes Diversant Into The Future

John Goullet has been involved in several successful IT ventures. He began his IT career working a consultant, eventually, in 1994, he switched to staffing. He used his experience, and knowledge of market trends to found Info Technologies.

Info technologies was an IT staffing company whose focus was offering Fortune 500 companies with IT solutions. Over the course of five years, they grew to thirty million dollars. Inc Magazine rated them number eight out of the Five hundred fastest-growing privately held U.S. firms. In 2010,John teamed with Gene Waddy to merge Info Technologies with DIVERSANT Inc. to form the new venture DIVERSANT LLC.

After graduating Ursinus College John established his career in IT. He worked for Computer Sciences Corp., The Constell Group, Cap Gemini America, Edison, and Tsr Consultants, It was at these positions he gained his unique knowledge and experience.

As principal, Goullet is continuing his passion. This position will allow him to develop new ways to meet the challenges that face the constantly evolving IT market.

John Goullet has already faced and conquered some of these challenges. His practices have set this company apart from others. One of the factors that sets Diversant apart from other firms is their recruiters. The recruiters employed by Diversant are specialists that have an in-depth knowledge of today’s technologies and industries. They try to establish long-term relationships with their clients.

The recruiting process also sets them apart. During the process, they try to assure that they understand the capabilities of their consultants so that they can provide their clients an accurate representation of those skills.

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The Amazing Musical Journey That is The Greyhound Diaries

There are many musical projects that are much deeper than mere entertainment. These musical projects are pieces of art that help us to understand more about ourselves and the world around us. The Greyhound Diaries is a collection of music that mirrors a great depression style journey around the United States on a Greyhound Bus. Doug Levitt is the mastermind behind this project that has turned into two EPs, a web series, and one-man show. The Greyhound Diaries have been featured on Billboard, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and many other large publications. This amazing look at America through the eyes of a musician allows us to see the charm and artistic spirit that still runs through America. Not only was there amazing music created from this project but great documentary footage has now been complied about the beauty of this country in which we live.

Levitt is an incredible musician who is very in touch with the message in which he is spreading throughout the world. Growing up in Washington D.C., Levitt found a great deal of inspiration for his art from a very early age. It was early on in Levitt’s life when he discovered some things that were very hard to deal with. At the age of 16, Levitt lost his father. This is one of the main events that Levitt links to his desire to express his emotions through music.

Levitt started his collegiate career at Cornell University where he earned his bachelors degree. Later, Levitt earned his master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics. While working as a foreign corespondent in London, Levitt realized that his true passion was music. He changed careers and decided to become a singer-songwriter. This is when he made the decision to move to Nashville in 2001. The start of his amazing career was off to a great start. Producer David Henry helped to launch Levitt’s career into what it is today. Henry has continued to be a long-time collaborator with Levitt on his Greyhound Diaries project. The future looks very bright for Levitt as he pushes forward with his amazing musical project.

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The Success of Dynamic Search Partners

Dynamic Search Partners is a business in New York. The company helps businesses all over the country with their staffing and recruiting needs. Keith Mann is the CEO of the company, and in just a few years he has done a great job of turning the company around. When he arrived, the company was in debt and growing slowly. He was able to transform the company with investments in technology.

Keith Mann

Keith Mann is a business owner who has a lot of experience in the industry. He runs a variety of companies of all sizes. At heart, Keith thinks of himself as a small business owner. This experience is great in learning how to run a business from the ground up. In addition to his work in business, he is also passionate about helping others in his community. He invests heavily in public education in the New York area. He believes education is one of the most important things to invest in.

Dynamic Search Partners

Over the past few years, Dynamic Search Partners has grown rapidly. The firm adds value to companies by taking the hassle out of staffing problems. Finding and recruiting the best talent takes a lot of hard work. Dynamic Search Partners has the experience needed to help other companies in this area. As the economy improves, more people look for new jobs to move to. This is a great time to be in the staffing industry, and Dynamic Search Partners is capitalizing on the strong economy.

Additional Links:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006525/en/Keith-Mann-Announces-2016-Scholarship-Professional-Achievement

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