Koch brothers committed to deal with poverty and education quality issues

Koch Family is an American family, business people, industrialists, and philanthropists. They are recognized for their role in the political activities in the United States and hey own and control the Koch industries. Koch brothers who include Charles Koch and David Koch, have been involved in philanthropic activities for a couple of times. For instance, the Koch’s fund and treatments have funded $25 million to Houston’s M.D. to treat genitourinary malignancies, $100 million has been donated to the new ambulatory care center at New York Presbyterian Hospital and $100 million has been given to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for Cancer research.

Recently, Koch brothers have started a non-profit organization to address deep-seated social ills in the American society such as poverty and educational quality. The new Non-Profit Organization is referred to as “Stand Together”. By the end of the end year, it aims to raise a total of $15 million according to its top officials and the funds collected will be channeled towards strengthening a united people of American society as well as helping them deal with the most pressing problems they may have.

The aim of the group according to the organizers is to focus on partners and like-minded people who want to address social issues. The launch of Stand Together had come at a time when Koch brothers donated millions of dollars to charity programs for the poor and medical schemes. Koch aides have been working with the group for more than half a year, but it is the first time the group will go public.

Quite significant is that Koch brothers intend to work with Bob Woodson, who is the president and CEO pf the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise and a black conservative. He was formerly working on the Bush’s administration on faith-based initiatives and is known to have traveled with Paul Ryan to see the poor neighborhoods, provide support and start a new “battle plan” to eliminate poverty.

Feinberg, the group’s executive director, started his role in the last June. He has expressed satisfaction and commitment that Stand Together will improve the infrastructure support through grant making. Some of the grants will involve underwriting private schools’ scholarships to help the struggling schools apart from providing accounting, IT and human resource support to other NPO groups. One of the prominent people who have applauded their work include Woodson, who is a civil rights veteran.

This article recapped http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/01/29/koch-brothers-push-poverty-education-societal-change–initiative-republican/79468744/

Listen to Philip Diehl; All That Glitters Might Be Gold

Source: CBS 19 TV News

Despite the Recession happening almost 8 years ago, the effects felt and economic issues are still ever present and alive today. With public uncertainty in the U.S. dollar, some people are looking for other means of financial security.

Philip N. Diehl (President of the United States Money Reserve) sat down with Eric Dye (host of the Entrepreneur Podcast Network) this January to discuss growing concerns over United States Currency.

Before becoming President of the U.S. Money Reserve, Diehl served as the 35th director of the U.S. Mint as well as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Treasury. After joining the Reserve, he’s led the wildly successful 50 states Quarter initiative and introduced the first government issued platinum coin. He has worked closely with many high ranking financial institutions as well as the U.S. Executive branch.

Diehl has had numerous successes with national financial branches. Naturally, this success was a point of interest in the interview. When asked what offerings the U.S. Money Reserve appeals to consumers over its precious metals competitors, Diehl says, “I think it’s clearly this commitment to customer satisfaction.” Bringing up the committees he’s served on, Diehl notes that customers are always at the center of how business is conducted. In addition to this commitment, he also boasts that most of their offerings are actual coins produced by the U.S. Mint. “They’re legal tender of the United States,” he affirms, “and their weight and purity are guaranteed.” The Reserve offers gold, silver and platinum coins and bars, and even offers precious metals IRA options. He mentions that there’s something customer’s enjoy about being able to feel their investment in their hands.

Precious metal have been a hot topic in recent years, with investment firms becoming more present in the eyes of consumers. Diehl believes that the consumer drive to acquire precious metals has been fueled by four major factors: the 2008 financial crisis, shifting equity of ETFs, trust and fluctuation of the U.S. dollar and international gold demand. He stays consistent to the idea of precious metals being more secure over the years than printed currency. “Gold isn’t something you buy for the short-term,” he says, noting the decreasing value of the dollar. With fallout of recent economic setbacks still being felt, American people have a growing desire for stable investment solutions. For Philip Diehl, that solution shines in gold.

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A New Opportunity for Learning

The CEO and founder of Dynamics Search Partners, Keith Mann, has announced the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. This purpose of this award is to recognize future business leaders that demonstrate innovation. Partnered with Uncommon Schools, Keith and Keely Mann are honored to offer this scholarship opportunity.

Keith Mann knows what it takes to be successful, starting the Alternative Investment Practice in 2002 within Dynamics Executive Search by identifying a need in in the search community to better serve a quickly growing hedge fund industry. His success led to an expansion of his company in the private equity industry, and in 2009, he established Dynamics Search Partners. DSP is a leading executive search firm that caters solely to alternative investment firms.
“We want to support the Uncommon Schools’ goal of preparing low-income students to not only attend, but graduate from college and go on to succeed professionally using their degree,” stated Keith Mann in a recent interview.
This scholarship will be available each year to a graduating senior for one of the Brooklyn-based high schools that are within Uncommon Schools’ area. In order to apply, applicants will have to write a 1,000-word essay on how obtaining a college degree will assist them in achieving the professional goals they have established for themselves.
Joe Frick, college counselor at the Uncommon Charter High School, stated, “We are grateful to Keith and Keely Mann for implementing this generous scholarship program at our school.” He also stated that, “This scholarship will help to ensure that one of our students has the means to attend a four-year college.”
Uncommon Schools manages excellent urban charter public schools that are designed to minimize the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income families for successfully completing and graduating from college. In the 2015-2016 school year, Uncommon Schools manages a network that consists of 44 charter public schools and over 14,000 students in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s impact on Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a disorder where a person’s breathing stops and starts during sleep due to the back of the throat collapsing during sleep, which blocks the airway. A lack of oxygen might result in poor sleep and daytime fatigue. Major symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring or choking during sleep. Sleep apnea also leads to an increased risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

One of the top sleep apnea doctors is Avi Weisfogel. Dr. Weisfogel has in depth knowledge of sleep apnea, which he uses to help dentists identify patients and get them the help that they need. Dr. Weisfogel has run sleep testing symptoms and also supports dentists in securing patients with apnea.

Dr. Weisfogel graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Weisfogel serves as a co-owner and business instructor at Dental Sleep Masters. Dr. Weisfogel has worked for over 15 years building a successful career as a dental practitioner and sleep dentistry specialist. Check out Avi’s educational video below.

One way to treat sleep apnea is through the use of a CPAP machine. These machines include a mask that comes over the nose and mouth. It provides constant airflow by keeping the airway open. CPAP machines also track breathing changes, which are used to help determine if additional treatments may be needed for the patient.

A travel CPAP is another version of a traditional CPAP. Travel devices are considered smaller because they don’t need a humidifier. To determine which machine to get, make sure to read the reviews, as well as talk to your respiratory therapist.

An oral appliance can also be a benefit during sleep. The appliance can hold the jaw forward to help keep an open airway. An oral appliance must be comfortable for the user. A prescription from a doctor is required to get the oral appliance.

Nasal Value Therapy helps redirect air to create resistance on the exhale that in turn creates pressure in the back of the throat. This will help keep the airway open. Use Nasal Value Therapy for a few nights before you are comfortable and confident enough to travel with it.

Please be sure to bring your prescription for the CPAP device, as well as a letter of medical necessity. That way, you will be prepared if the flight crew asks if the device is necessary. Don’t forget to bring an extra battery in case of an emergency. Avi recently set up a GoFundMe Campaign benefiting Operation Smile. Follow Avi on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on his GoFundMe Campaign.

Handy Workers Came To Clean Up My Kid’s Mess

I only left my kids alone in the kitchen for 15 minutes while I was on an important business phone call. When I came back into the kitchen, the whole floor was covered with cereal, and some of the cereal had even gotten into the living room area as well. I walked around the room to see cereal in the couches, and there was even chocolate on the wall because one of the kids had gotten into the chocolate sauce. My children are five and seven years old, and not only do they know better but the kids are even able to clean up after themselves to a certain degree.

I had to go to work and take the kids to school, so I didn’t have time to get the mess cleaned. I needed to get cleaners out to my home as soon as possible to get the job done. I’ve always relied on Handy when it comes to cleaning my home, but this was something that was an extreme mess, and I was wondering if it’s something that they could handle. I made an appointment for Handy to come out the very next day, but I was very skeptical about what the results would be because of the size of the mess.

The Handy workers came out after I had dropped the kids off at school, and I let them know exactly what happened and what I needed them to do. I asked them to vacuum the floor in the living room, sweep the floor in the kitchen, wipe the walls, and clean the couches. I felt a bit guilty for leaving the mess overnight, but I was just too overwhelmed with work and the kids, and we ate out at a restaurant anyways. Also, the kids were punished for what they did and were not allowed to go outside that weekend.

All I can say is that Handy’s workers performed a miracle in my home, and after looking over their work, I couldn’t find one crumb on the floor from the cereal, and the wall no longer had chocolate on it or any sticky residue. The workers did a great job as well as doing it quickly, so I chose to give them a tip because I always believe in tipping good workers. Handy has saved me several times in the past, but this time, they really came through when I needed them the most. Follow Handy on Facebook and Twitter!

Highland Capital Management: Finance Solution Partner

Yuan the biggest offshore financing center in China raised its borrowing costs, and it weakened the currency for five years. The Hong Kong InterBank Offered loan rates that fell from 10.42 percent to 4.87 percent. According to Chris Morrison of Omni Partners hedge fund, the only way to help the economy from depression is to let the offshore interest rates to rise sharply. The lowering of rates drained the supplies, and it became more expensive to borrow short term loans.

Highland Capital Management is a $21 billion entity that is registered by SEC and is an investment adviser. The firm specializes in credit strategies like credit hedge funds, separate accounts, long-only funds, collateral loan obligations, distressed and special situations and private equity. They deal with a diversified client base who include corporations, fund of funds, public pension plans, financial institutions, emerging markets, high net-worth individuals and long/short equities. Their headquarters is based in Dallas, Texas with other offices in New York, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Seoul. It was founded in 1993 and since then it has grown to be the largest CLO manager in the United States. They also pioneered in the development of loan and CLO markets. It success over the years is attributed to co-investments and transparency through aligning interests and the use of checks and balances to aid in mitigating risks and Volatility. The entity is also independently owned with employees who have had vast experience in the market like James Dondero the Co-Founder and the President of Highland Capital Management.
James (Jim) Dondero has worked with credit and equity markets for 30 years, and his specialty is high-yield and distressed investing. Jim is a graduate of the University of Virginia from the McIntire School of Commerce. He has dual majors in finance and accounting and is certified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and a Certified Management Accountant. He is also the chairman of the NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical.
Before founding the Highland Capital Management, Jim worked as the Chief Investment Officer of GIC and helped the firm to grow up to over $2 billion between 1989 and 1993. He began his career in 1984 as an analyst in Morgan Guaranty program. Dondero has pioneered HCM in the development of CLO market and in the development of Credit-oriented solutions for institutions and retail investors. Jim is also an active philanthropist and supports initiatives like veteran’s affairs, education, and public policy. Click here for more information on China’s currency status.

U.S. Money Reserve President Approves of Saving Money on the Penny

Philip Diehl, president of the U.S. Money Reserve, spoke out recently against the continued production of the costly U.S. one cent coin known colloquially as the penny. During an interview on CNBC’s morning show Squawk Box, Mr. Diehl proposed how eliminating the penny from circulation and halting its production would actually save American taxpayers millions of dollars.

Although the penny isn’t the only American coin that costs more to make than it’s worth, with each nickle now costing 8 cents to make, proponets of abolishing the penny say the while the nickles’ copper-nickle mix can still be adjusted to make its production cost-effective, the penny’s 97.5% zinc composition is hopeless. In 2011 the cost of production for pennies was so high, at 2.4 cents per coin, that the U.S. Mint spent $120 million to produce less than $50 million worth of circulating pennies! Although the Mint has brought down the penny’s production cost since then, with it sitting at 1.7 cents per coin now in 2015, it is still costing taxpayers an excess of $105 million to make this coin. That isn’t even taking into account the effects that the cost of transporting pennies has on businesses and the overall American economy.

Metal coinage has a long and exciting history not only in the United States but across the whole world. Because of the intrinsic value of certain metals, governments and merchants have been able to use coins minted from different metals to facilitate taxation and trade. As inflation goes up over time the value of the metal can surpass the value of the currency it is representing. Although not many people may be aware, the U.S. used to produce a half-penny coin up until 1857 when its 100% copper composition became too expensive to justify its value. If someone had held on to a cache of these they would be able to sell each one for now 14¢!

Because of the tendency of metals to gain or hold on to their value, they are a good option for investors looking to protect their assets. In fact, many investors look to the U.S. Money Reserve to supply them with government-issued gold, silver and platinum coins and bullion. By converting their currency into precious metals they are able to safeguard those assets from some of the drastic market drops that have been occurring with more and more frequency. Their expert team can help everyone, from the novice collector to the experienced investor, gain control of their financial security.

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How White Shark Media Has Used Its Complaints To Improve

Experts believe that it’s not the compliments that make a company but the complaints that they receive. A lot of companies might choose to brush past their complaints but those that actually sit down and take note of their customer’s problems get success in both short and long term. White Shark Media is a testament to this fact. Here is how White Shark Media has used the top complaints from its customers to turn the business around –

Helping Customers With Their Adwords Campaign – One common complaint from many small business clients of White Shark Media was that they were finding it difficult to keep in touch with their campaigns. Addressing this situation, White Shark Media made sure that every client was made aware of the tiniest details regarding their campaign and also made the reporting systems stronger.

Improving Communication With Scheduled Monthly Calls and Direct Calls – Previously, clients had to go through the reception desk in order to reach their contact person and there was a lot of dissatisfaction regarding their communication system. To improve this, White Shark Media has now adopted an online conferencing app called “GoToMeeting” for monthly calls. Plus, direct extensions have allowed customers to reach their contact person directly.

Making Campaign Management Better – Most AdWords agencies hear complaints about new campaigns not doing better than old ones. To ensure customers are satisfied, the existing campaigns that are doing well are used by White Shark Media to improve upon all the other campaigns. Also, all the campaigns are supervised by an experienced professional for better campaign management.

Reviewing SEO Vendors – This feature is more of an additional service than work on a complaint because clients of White Shark Media rue the fact that SEO services aren’t offered by the company. To ensure that their clients pick the right SEO expert, White Shark Media will review the SEO proposals that clients receive. All clients need to do is contact their SEM strategist who, in turn, will review the material with the sr. staff.

Ensuring Contact Person Is What Clients Need – While clients sign up with a guy who explains everything to them in detail and raises their hopes, they are often tied up with a contact person who simply doesn’t understand what they want. To rectify this situation, White Shark Media’s Sr. SEM consultant would stay on till the optimization process.

Offering Options For Campaign Accounts – New clients’ campaigns were previously started on new accounts to ensure that they began from scratch. A lot of clients did not like this and so, White Shark Media has now offered clients the option of sticking to their own account (if it is performing well) or switching to the new account.

Other changes include offering call tracking service to clients and offering a better way to track KW performance.

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Handy Inc Future Success in Sight

Handy is trusted in the US and Canada for its professionalism and hard work. The firm prides itself on pleasing the customer to the point that they return again and again. Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, Handy’s founders take convenience and success very seriously. Making things as convenience as possible for the average Joe is what has brought so much success to this company. To be able to simply go online and make an appointment and have a professional experienced worker standing at your door within 24 hours is extremely convenient. The typical household schedule is these days is very hectic, with most people working long hours, sometimes two or three jobs. And others attending school and caring for children and or grandparents. Handy understands that time is cherished more now than ever before.

The variety of services that Handy offers, makes it easy also. A client no longer has to search through the phonebook for a local move and then again for an electrician. Now everything is associated with one company that pretty much does it all.

Handy Inc makes sure that its personnel’s cleaning is detailed, specific and well worth the money paid. The routine is to dust all accessible surfaces, wipe down all mirrors and glass fixtures, clean all floor surfaces and take out the garbage. If you are a household that recycles the employee will deliver the item to the proper receptacles. When it comes to the bathroom, washing and sanitizing the sink, toilet, shower and tub is a must. In the kitchen, loading the dishes into the dishwasher wiping down the refrigerator, oven and stove and removing any stains. Extras are considered cleaning inside of the refrigerator, cabinets or oven. Cleaning the inside of the oven will generally require a heavier type of cleaning solution. Doing the laundry, which is to wash and dry the clothes, and cleaning the windows can also be done upon asking.

Handy’s furniture assembly service is also offered. It is performed by dedicated, experienced handymen. It can be easily done on any type of furniture, including name brand furniture such as IKEA. Hanging pictures in higher areas or mounting a large? Handy handymen are prepared and ready with whatever necessary tools needed.

Handy Inc is so sure that households will be thrilled with the service that it has a 100% money back guarantee. If a customer is not completely satisfied, they can simply inform customer service. With its reasonable prices, variety of service and dedication Handy Inc is sure to become a household name, for cleaning, throughout the region.

The Development and Growth of Organo Gold

Organo Gold is a company that has utilized the coffee industry to create their own niche of healthy and wholesome coffee that will energize as well as relax the consumer. Bernardo Chua founded Organo Gold in 2008 with the intent of creating the best product possible that combines both healthy living as well as a delicious cup of tea, hot cocoa, and coffee.  He’s also all about the health, trying to find new ways to be intelligent and healthy about what we consume on a daily basis.

Mr. Chua understands the coffee industry has been around for thousands of years. Of course he does, Bernardo Chua has guided Organo to several awards.  Mr. Chua also understands that in present day coffee is a product that can be transformed and manipulated in any way to be any texture, temperature, and flavor. However, Mr. Chua wanted Organo Gold to a brand name that offers a simple product with a special ingredient that is both delicious as well as a promotion of healthy living.  The following he’s gained on Facebook is proof positive of the good work he’s done.

This particular secret ingredient is called Ganoderma which has been named the “king of herbs” by Eastern medicine. Ganoderma is a fungus that grows on trees and has a wood-like texture. Though this fungus is earthy and natural, it has supernatural effects that relaxes as well as energizes anyone that consumes it.

Organo Gold has taken advantage of Ganoderma’s traits and has transformed it into a powdery texture through a natural process. Bernardo Chua is proud to say that Organo Gold is the only company in North America that currently has an Organic Ganoderma plantation that is cared for by experts of this fungus.  Bernardo Chua also points out that Organo Gold has extended into Turkey for the first time as well.

Ganoderma is transformed into a powdery texture that is added to all of the Organo Gold products that are consumed by delighted customers. Customers enjoy a cup of Organo Gold coffee, tea, or hot cocoa in the morning because they state that it relaxes and energizes them for the upcoming day.

Ganoderma was an ingredient that Mr. Chua decided to use for the purpose of promoting healthy living all around the world. Though this company is less than ten years old, Organo Gold has already expanded to be a company involved in over 35 different countries with millions of users. The mission of Organo Gold is to educate the world on the excellent properties of this product that will promote healthy and happy living. Organo Gold is a unique company not just due to the product, but also due to the fact that this company has opened its doors for anyone to become involved. Anyone can sell Organo Gold products as long as they themselves have a love for the product. Read more about Bernardo on his CrunchBase profile.