Dick DeVos’ personal charter school – West Michigan Aviation Academy

One of the gravest problems that have confronted American education over the last 60-plus years have been the woefully inadequate performance of inner-city schools. Literally, trillions of dollars have been spent trying to re-mediate this intractable problem. Almost nothing has proven effective.   Everything has been tried. From desegregation to radical increases in the amount of funding spent per student to the creation of billion-dollar so-called magnet schools, education reformers have tried nearly everything that’s come to mind, wasting unbelievable amounts of money in the process, which has all come directly from the taxpayer.   But then came the DeVos family. Scions of the Amway fortune, the DeVoses have long held an intense interest in the role that education plays in the formation of a more productive society. In particular, Dick DeVos has spent a great deal of his philanthropic pursuits centered around education. Along with his wife, now Secretary of Education of the United States, Betsy DeVos, Dick DeVos and his family have collectively spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their own money and efforts to solve what has thus far appeared to be an unsolvable problem. They have sought to radically increase the performance of failing inner city schools throughout the state of Michigan.   As lifelong, active members of the Michigan Republican party, the DeVoses have cultivated a number of political foes. These people have been slow to admit that Dick DeVos may have personally found the Holy Grail of America’s education woes. He has personally developed a charter school model that has demonstrated successs in bringing inner-city children up to the same levels of their more privileged suburban counterparts. That charter school model is manifested in West Michigan Aviation Academy.   West Michigan Aviation Academy is an aviation-based charter school that caters to many of West Michigan’s most disadvantaged students. With more than 40 percent of its student body being eligible for reduced price or free lunches, West Michigan Aviation Academy has made available to inner-city students one of the most cutting-edge pedagogical programs in aeronautical sciences and aviation available anywhere in the world.   The school has had tremendous success. In a state where inner city children graduate from high school at barely more than 50 percent, West Michigan Aviation Academy has graduation rates approaching 100 percent. What’s more, disadvantaged students almost uniformly score in the top quintile of standardized state testing, a result that is almost unbelievably far removed from what would be expected from this demographic.   This is a truly remarkable result. DeVos, someone with absolutely no formal training in the design of educational courses, has apparently solved the problem that experts have not been able to solve with millions of man-hours and trillions of dollars. And he has done it without one cent of public funds.  

Beverly Hill Auto Group: BMW Models

When it comes to purchasing a car that offers a combination of luxury as well as performance then a BMW is the best option. One of the best models to look for when it comes to BMW models is the 5 series. The 5 series has been noted for its spacious design that does not compromise on performance nor the look. The 5 series also provides a very cost effective model that would fit just about anyone’s wallet.

The Beverly Hills Auto Group provides some of the best in used luxury cars in NYC. The Beverly Hills Auto Group provides buyers with the option to test drive all of their vehicles before purchasing. This dealership provides potential buyers with a number of lenders that can get virtually anyone approved for a car loan. The Beverly Hills Auto Group has a huge selection of luxury cars from BMW’s to other European models. If you are looking for the best in used luxury vehicles, then The Beverly Hills Auto Group, is the right dealership for you.

The Triumphs Of David McDonald At OSI Group

Right after finishing his college education David McDonald joined OSI Industries as a junior staff not knowing that he would one day rise to the top and later steer the company to great success. His hard work enabled him to advance through the ranks to become its CEO quickly.

Having been born in the State of Iowa, David McDonald was raised in a big farm and attended school in the same State and would later go on to join Iowa State University. He finally graduated from the University with a degree in Animal Health before proceeding to join OSI Industries.

When he eventually became its President McDonald embarked at expanding the business through the acquisition of other companies so as to quickly penetrate new markets. He got himself involved in all the major decisions making the process that included strategizing on how to improve the company’s ability to move into new territories. Through this, David McDonald OSI Group was able to bring about an efficient communication system that enhanced the coordination of new business operations in other places with their central processing plants. This helped the company to be able to meet the demands of the both the local customers as well as those overseas in the new market that OSI Industries had expanded too.

The expansion of OSI industries to other countries has been credited to David McDonald visionary ambition. Through his leadership, he was able to steer OSI industries from just a small local company to an international company with many outlets in different parts of the world..

Under his reign, the OSI group was able to acquire Baho Food I the August of 2016 enabling the company to venture vastly into Europe establish its dominance. From this acquisition, OSI team was able to take over an additional five subsidiaries enabling to expand its processing into both Germany and Netherlands.

After the acquisition, President David McDonald went on to state that the purchase would allow OSI industries to broaden its abilities and capabilities and enable them to meet best and serve the ever evolving requirements of their customers. From all these successes that OSI Group has enjoyed through the time, it still yearns for more growth and success shortly.

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Jason Halpern’s JMH Development

JMH is a reputable company in the real estate sector. This company is credited with the development of many major commercial properties in the U.S. The company also has its foot print in the development of residential properties in America. In Manhattan, Miami Beach and Brooklyn, JMH pioneers in developing classy and distinct architectural structures.

Jason Halpern: Real Estate Entrepreneur

The human resource team at JMH conducts its due diligence from the very beginning to the time the construction is finalized. Whether it is construction in residential, commercial or mixed use properties, JMH is keen to deliver quality and enduring structures. As far as historic preservation of structures goes, the philosophy of the company is to enable the reuse of such structures through restoration.

Jason Halpern

Jason Halpern Real Estate Partner of Aloft Property

Jason, born in 1st January 1975, took over the management of the family business in 2010. He is also the director of Parametric Dining LLC, whose headquarters are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today, the company has $500 million invested in New York state projects. Additionally, there is a property on 184 Kent that the company is turning from a warehouse to a 340 luxurious apartment complex.

Aloft South Beach

Working Team

Aloft South Beach is a project that was developed by Madden Real Estate in partnership with JMH. This project is a reuse of a historic structure: Motel Ankara. Apart from the reuse of the motel, there is a new story building adjacent to the restructured motel. This was the first new hotel, since 2009, to be opened in South Beach. In comparison to its competitors, this hotel is roomy and quite spacious. The construction work was assigned to Plaza Construction with ADD Inc. as the architect for the project.

Jason is Also Active in Modeling Industry

When talking to the media, Jason said that topping off of buildings was a milestone for the company and that it signaled the start of a new phase even as the company moves towards the finalizing the project. From the Aloft, Lake Pancoastis accessible along with the Collins canal. The location of the aloft will be such that the Miami beach is minutes away along with other recreation facilities such as art galleries, museums and many night clubs, boutiques, diners and restaurants.

At the aloft, there is a pool, a roof deck, a 24- hour fitness center and a meeting space to accommodate many people. The meeting space is such that it can accommodate both business and leisure gatherings. There is live and free access to upcoming artists and musicians. Bands also play at the Aloft.

Philanthropy

Jason is passionate about philanthropy, which is why in 2015 he launched a partnership with Global water nonprofit charity. This partnership saw the JMH make many donations to help connect people in Ethiopia and Nepal with fresh drinking water. In this endeavor, the company also works with the relief Society of Tigray as well as with Slash.

Mr. Brad Reifler – A Highly Professional Financial Expert

Mr. Brad Reifler has got a vast experience as an investor and a businessman. He has been successful in many firms located in America. He has founded the ForeFront Capital LLC. The career of Reifler began in the 1980s when he founded the Reifler Trading firm.

The company has done active management of several million dollars and then began the research of the institutions, worldwide consulting and performance services. Mr. Brad Reifler had sold the business to Refco Inc.

Mr. Brad Reifler became an expert in financial services and founded the Pali Capital in the year 1995. He expanded in the hedge fund by adopting a different scheme. He did not recommend the resources about what to purchase or sell and blended top-notch research with credit study.

The growth was astonishing during thirteen years of Mr. Brad becoming the Chief Executive Officer. The firm did well by making 1 billion dollars in commission income, and it has hired more than three hundred people. It has got offices in 4 continents.

Crunchbase has it that Mr. Brad Reifler has worked hard to make a well-distinguished offering of products. Mr. Reifler can attract registered investment advisers and top notch investment bankers. The Forefront community is a significant thing for the company to be successful.

The company Forefront principle has been there for more than thirty years on the Wall Street and has drawn many renowned business leaders to its platform. The opportunities that are there in the company are from the various relationships that arise from the community.

Mr. Brad Reifler has placed the focus on assisting the rich get richer and has altered his focus to Middle America. He has made his objective to facilitate 99 percent with the similar investment opportunities as one percent. Learn more about Brad Reifler: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/brad-reifler-forefront-capital-advisors-ceo-announces-new-partnership-with-easter-seals-2104550.htm

Mr. Reifler started the company Forefront Capital to bring the power to the small investors. His objective is to make the playfield level by facilitating 99 percent with investment chances that have been reserved for the wealthy people. According to Forefront capital charges, no fees and all the investment are focused on all the investments not to be associated with the stock market.

People Pay For End Citizens United.

Corporations and political parties, were people founded. These organizations now threaten people but people will have the final say. People master their creations.

 

In 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled for Citizens United in their case against the Federal Election Commission and upheld the legal basis for the idea that “corporations are people.” This overruled one hundred years of precedent in campaign finance law according to the Mother Jones Website.

 

The Political Action Committee, End Citizens United, funded by grassroots donors since March 1, 2015 has a comprehensive website. According the About Us section on the End Citizens United Website they “believe in the power of transparency in political spending.” March 31, 2017 they submitted their latest financial information to the Federal Election Commission.

 

According to the April 25, 2017 press release “End Citizens United (ECU} announced its first round of House Endorsements for the 2018 cycle. The list includes nineteen champions of campaign finance across eleven states.”

 

April 7, 2017 press release on the ECU website states, “that seventeen million dollars later, the corporate special interests have brought themselves a seat on the nation’s highest court.” Hope is not lost. “The overwhelming majority of Americans – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike – agree that there is too much money in politics and its corroding our democracy.” ECU fights for their donors. “With all three branches of government hostile to campaign finance reforms, our members will fight even harder to hold them accountable. The grassroots energy continues to grow and we’ll continue to take on the entrenched interests in Washington. It’s people – not corporations – that will head to the polls in 2018. We will restore the power in our democracy to everyday Americans.”

 

USA TODAY posted the article, “End Citizens United raises $4 million, projects $35 million haul for mid-terms,” on April 4, 2017. The ECU Donors, according to PAC”s President and Executive Director Tiffany Muller, “feel like the system is rigged against them, where those who can write the biggest checks get the biggest say,” she said, “this is their way of fighting back.”

 

There is a petition available online for people to sign in an effort to stop Citizens United. MoveOn.ORG has a petition by Al Franken titled PUT CITIZENS UNITED IN THE DUMPSTER OF BAD IDEAS. Although the title may be harsh the ideas behind it are positive and true. Corporations are not people. Corporations have not stayed in homeless shelters or were forced into sex trafficking or lived terrified in an abusive relationship. Corporations have not fallen in love or married or raised babies. People have these experiences and they need the right to have their votes counted.

Hussain Sajwani Plans To Do More Business With The Trumps

The real estate guru, Hussain Sajwani, has a close relationship with President Donald Trump. They have worked together on different projects. The two, who celebrated the New Year’s Eve together, partnered to develop the Trump Golf Club where luxury villas made close to $2 billion in sales.

Owing to concerns of possible conflict of interest, the new President promised not to do business while serving the people of America. This does not mean the end of their friendship since Hussain’s relationship with Donald Trump extends to his three children.

While talking to NBC, Hussain Sajwani said that he would still partner with Trump’s children to expand and grow their businesses. He added that his wife is a close friend of Ivanka, Trump’s daughter, and they visit each other often.

The children have marketed the brand to affluent foreigners from Canada, Turkey, South America and Asia. Hussain met Trump during his launch of the Washington Hotel. After interacting, he became aware that once he won the election, he would hand over the management of his businesses to his children. Read more: Meet Our Baord | DAMAC Properties

Hussain was prepared to start transacting businesses with his children, especially Ivanka, whom he met immediately after the elections. During the New Year’s Eve celebration, the president recognized Hussain and his family, calling them “the most beautiful people.” Sajwani said that their brand would continue to be stronger.

About Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is the founder and chairman of DAMAC Properties, a global property development company. Through DAMAC Properties, Hussain has been able to develop properties in other countries. The entrepreneur was among the pioneers of the property-market expansion in Dubai in the mid-90s.

The increasing influx of people coming to the emirates for business was the drive behind his construction of hotels. DAMAC properties played a pivotal role in accommodating the growing population.

Hussain has had a distinguished career in global equity and capital markets. In 1992, he established DICO, his flagship investment company. In addition, Hussain Sajwani established Al Amana Building Materials, Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co. and Al Jazeira Service.

He serves on the boards of several companies, including Majan University College, JUNO Online in New York, Oman and Emirates Takaful Company in Abu Dhabi.

As an active contributor to noble causes, Hussain and his company, DAMAC Properties, support various charitable causes and community initiatives. DAMAC Properties continues to develop high-end properties in the Middle East.

Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/property/damac-chairman-relishes-his-roots

Anthony Petrello: Math Wiz To Executive And Philanthropist

Anthony Petrello is one of the most highly paid executives in the United States, and his oil and natural gas drilling firm Nabors Industries Ltd is the leader in the industry. However, Petrello’s origins are much more humble.

Petrello was born to a working class Italian family that resided in Newark, New Jersey. At the age of 18, Petrello attended Yale University and was considered a math genius to his friends and professors, one of which being the famous mathematician Serge Lang. Petrello decided not to go the academic route however and attended Harvard Law School after graduating where he earned his JD.

Anthony Petrello is now the CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Nabors Industries Ltd., which provides drilling contract services all over the world. The firm operates on-shore and off-shore drilling and well servicing through out the Americas, Middle East, Far East and Africa.

Petrello is not only renowned for his business success but for his philanthropy as well. In 2007, Petrello committed $7 million in 2007 to the Texas Children’s Hospital and today is a member of the Board of Trustees. Petrello became interested in his philanthropy work after his daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and realized how little research was being done for children’s neurological disorders, of which Texas Children’s Hospital leads much of the research happening in the field.

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