Betsy Devos a Lifetime of Service

Betsy Devos, philanthropist and corporate CEO was confirmed as Secretary of State on Feb, 7 2017. She has had a stellar career in both business and philanthropic endeavors which has garnered attention and got her nominated to head the Dept of Education.

 

Devos has been an ardent supporter of charter school vouchers for underprivileged children in at risk neighborhoods. She has long been a supporter of keeping major education decisions in local school districts and with parents. Her senate confirmation hearing was conducted in a very partisan climate and the vote fell strictly along party lines. This was resolved with the first ever vice-presidential vote to confirm her.

 

Devos has hands on experience in schools as an advocate for underprivileged youth for over five years, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later she served as chairperson of a number of charities and trusts. Quite notably, several of these organizations provide scholarships and educational opportunities for disadvantaged youths.These include:

 

 

  • The Kennedy Center of Performing Arts
  • Kids Hope USA
  • Mars Hill Bible Church
  • Kendall College of Art and Design

 

She also served in a professional capacity as Chairperson for Win Quest Group, an investment management company.

 

Betsy is married to Dick Devos former chairman of Amway and son of Richard Devos the founder of the Company. Dick and Betsy are among the heirs to the five billion dollar Amway estate. Betsy was born Elizabeth Prince, daughter to the corporate magnate Edgar Prince who made his fortune as an automobile parts industrialist in Michigan. She has a strong spiritual background raised in the Christian Reformed Church In North America. Her brother, an ex navy seal, is the founder of Blackwater USA a worldwide security company with government contracts.

 

Devos has long been an activist in the Michigan Republican party. She served over thirty years as a delegate from her local office, and the Republican National Committee Chairwoman for six years, ending in 1997. She went on to become the Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman from 1998 until 2000.Some of her most effective efforts have been as a fundraiser and activist, relentlessly sticking to education opportunities as her number one issue.

 

Visit http://www.betsydevos.com/ to learn more about Betsy DeVos.

The Profound Difference Dr. Scott Rocklage Has Made In The Field Of Healthcare Management

Dr. Scott Rocklage has established an accomplished career in the field of healthcare management. His work for 5AM Ventures led to his promotion as a Managing Partner after just one years’ service. He has been involved in this sector for over thirty years, and his experience has been invaluable.

Dr. Scott Rocklage has a reputation for being a leader in his field, and this led to several drug applications being approved in the United States. This includes Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubicin. He has lent his expertise to many healthcare organizations including Nycomed Salutar, Novira, Catalytica, Relypsa, Salutar, and Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Learn more about Scott Rocklage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-rocklage-66aa7a12a

Dr. Scott Rocklage served Nycomed Salutar as the President, and Chief Executive Officer. He was the Chairman of the Board for both Novira, and Relypsa, and worked for Catalytica, and Salutar in the positions of development, and research.

At Cubist Pharmaceuticals, he served as the Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his current work for 5AM Ventures, his is involved with Pulmatrix, Epirus, Kinestral, Cidara, Miikana, Semprus, Ilypsa, and Rennovia.

Dr. Scott Rocklage has an impressive educational background. The universities he graduated from are two of the most prominent, and famous in America. His Bachelors of Science degree is in Chemistry, and was obtained from UC, or the University of California, in Berkeley.

His education continued with the Ph.D. he received in Chemistry from MIT, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Scott Rocklage was honored to work in the laboratory of Richard R. Schrock while conducting his research. In 2005, Richard R. Schrock was the recipient of the Nobel Prize, for his achievement’s in the field of Chemistry.

The career of Dr. Scott Rocklage includes the inventions leading to over thirty patents in America, and the publication of over one hundred research papers peer-reviewed. His office is in Boston, at 5AM Ventures.

As a member of the Board of Associates for the Whitehead Institute, he assists in nonprofit research, and education in the field of biomedical research. The achievements, and experience of Dr. Scott Rocklage have made him an incredibly influential individual in United States healthcare management.

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End Citizens United Fighting To Make The Election Finance Laws More Rigid And Accountable

In the U.S. Presidential Election Campaign in 2016, there were rumors that Russians are meddling with the United States Election. And, by the way, Facebook and other social media networks were flooded with advertisements that trolled some of the candidates while cornering the ones Russian backed; it somehow gives clear hint that there was foreign meddling in the United States election campaigns. Robert Muller is the Special Counsel given the responsibility to find out if the rumors are true and if Donald Trump also was the part of this Russian backed online campaign against his opposition.

As per the current state of affairs, End Citizens United, and many other independent patriotic organizations and political action committees believe that the chances of Washington DC taking firm actions against the foreign invaders into the United States elections in the future. The election and campaign finance laws has been tweaked to suit the interests of the right-wing politicians, who have made it possible for infinite money to flow into the election campaigns without leaving any trace. With huge volumes of money flowing into the election, it is quite easily possible to sway the outcome of the election in the desired direction by the people and organizations that are putting in that money. Basically, a rigged election system has been organized due to the finance laws that currently govern the elections in the United States, which is what the End Citizens United, a people movement and political action committee that stands for the neutrality of the election and its transparency.

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It has been proved beyond doubt in the current investigations that the foreign hands did play a role in the US Election Campaign in 2016 as the Facebook ads were brought by the foreign entities or even governments. It goes on to show vulnerable the U.S. election system is. Moreover, the cause of concern is how unprepared the U.S. government is to fight such an intrusion by the foreign government or entity and that any source of money can potentially disrupt the natural outcome of the elections. As per the reports, a Russian Troll Farm spent $100,000 in Facebook Ads and Social Media campaigns against the opposition of Donald Trump, and the worst fear of End Citizens United and other patriotic organizations of the United States is that this funding just might be the beginning of what is to come in the future. The laws related to election financing and loopholes in the existing election system needs to be checked and corrected.

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that started in the year 2010 with the mission to fight against the decision made by the Federal Election Commission’s decision to allow unlimited money to flow into the election without accountability. It can put the future of the country in the hands of people who might not want good for the US population, and it’s a decision that must be reversed at the earliest.

Beneful Dog Food Options Found at Walmart

Are you a thrifty shopper? Are you always looking for a good deal? Do you have a dog in your home? Do you purchase dog food for a local animal shelter? If so, Beneful dog food is the top pick at Walmart.

If you want to save money when shopping for dog food, Walmart accepts coupons for dog food. There are certain times of the year that you can even purchase a bag of dog food with a coupon on it and if you stack this with another coupon, you can save even more money.

You might be asking, why choose Beneful? What does it have that my dog needs? If so, you should know that BenefulWalmart has everything your dog needs to be healthy and happy. If your dog loves to eat table food, you can switch to Beneful and your dog will still be getting the real meat it gets from eating table scraps.

Beneful Originals with real beef is one choice for you to pick from. It has everything your dog needs to have a healthy coat and to have the healthy bones it needs to grow old with the family. The meat found inside of the dog food is real beef. This is vital since many other brands have a bi product instead of real meat.

If your dog is not a fan of red meat, you could try Beneful Originals with Real Salmon. The food is high in omega fatty acids that is needed to keep your dogs coat shiny and healthy. It also is completely balanced and has all the nutrition that your dog needs. It is good for all breeds of dog. Click here to watch video.

If your dog is allergic to grain, Beneful has a grain free formula. The cost per pound for a 12 pound bag is about a dollar and 44 cents per pound. This is one of the most affordable grain free dog foods found at Walmart.

 

Fabletics: The Front Runners In The Activewear Industry

Fabletics has always been a brand that is rather out of the box. This one of a kind activewear brand has grown tremendously since it opened its doors for business in 2013. Since then, the company has grown extensively to become one of the best in the business. Fabletics is mainly an activewear company that puts out some of the best in fashion. The company is the brainchild of Kate Hudson, Don Ressler, and Adam Goldenberg. The three of them wanted to start an activewear company that would take over the fashion industry. They decided to launch Fabletics as an online website and would sell their clothing mainly through that portal. Because the world of online shopping was just beginning to blossom, people took to this idea with open arms. The brand wanted to embrace the world of online fashion in the best possible way, which is why the decided to sell their clothing mainly through their membership system. This membership system allowed people to pay for a clothing brand that enabled them to get a certain amount of activewear per month. The customers are free to choose whatever they want to online, and have it sent right to their doorstep. The site has a pretty nifty feature which filters out options for the customers depending on their preference. If the customer tends to do a lot of yoga, the site will show her attire for that regime. If the customer likes running, shorts would be a better option, which is why the site would give them options according to that. Naturally, customers are also allowed to choose as they please, and are authorized to browse through previous collections of activewear that have been sold by Fabletics is in the past.

 

 

When it was time to build their stores, just like any other brand they had the problem of finding the best location. The location is one of the most important aspects of a store since it needs to be in an area that is visible to the general public, and which will attract more customers. The brand finally narrowed down on a few options and decided to build their stores there. Currently, the brand has multiple stores in a few states in the country and plans to expand further as Fabletics grows. The store did not want the place to be one which entices customers to buy and rather acts as a glorified dressing room. This dressing room has almost all the kinds of clothing that one would see online, in all the sizes available. This is synced up together so that when the customer comes into the store, they are never sad because they cannot find the clothing that they were looking for, in a size that fits them just right. The brand uses some of the latest logistics technology to keep track of the warehouse and all the products that are available in stores, and only shows the customers options that are available at their physical locations.