31
Jan

Is The Quincy Safe?

The Quincy is a set of luxury apartments in New Brunswick, New Jersey. If one is a pizza delivery driver, however, there does not appear to be anything luxurious about the suburb.

It appears that, several times in the past, there have been pizza delivery drivers who have been robbed and/or shot on the premises of the apartment complex. It seems that there is a small group of people who are apparently calling for pizza delivery, and then robbing and shooting the delivery men when they appear to deliver the pizza. On October 7, 2015, there was a shooting at the apartments, and then again, over a year later, on November 22, 2016, someone in the apartment complex ordered a pizza and shot and robbed the delivery man. However, there was a robbery of a pizza delivery man as early as October 30, 2012, four years before the recent robbery and shooting. But, a spokesman says that the two are not related incidences, since the earlier, 2012 shooting, did not take place at the luxury Quincy Apartments, but at another place with the same name.

The actual number of shootings is unclear, and the purpose behind the other shooting, not involving the pizza driver, is not known at this time. A representative of the Quincy Apartments states that the 2012 robbery took place elsewhere, not on the grounds of the Quincy Apartments, but does not mention the other two incidences at all.

Several arrests of those who have robbed pizza delivery drivers have been made in relation to the robbery at the Quincy Apartments, so, it is clear that at some point, a pizza driver was shot and robbed at the aforementioned Quincy Apartments. Whether these arrests address the issue of the other shooting, and the robbery that allegedly took place at another Quincy address,is not known at this time.

Indeed, a spokesperson for The Quincy Apartments states that the Quincy is safe, and that there have been no incidences at the Quincy Apartments.

As convoluted and confusing as this scenario appears to be, one wonders whether it is safe to drive and deliver pizza anywhere near any place named the Quincy in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

28
Jan

Betsy DeVos Heads A Philanthropic Drive By A Family Known For Its Charitable Giving

 

Forbes Magazine has spent much of the last few decades looking to discover more about the philanthropic work of members of the DeVos family, the Michigan based direct sales specialists who have developed a reputation as donors to causes across the U.S. Betsy DeVos has been responsible for many of the charitable donations I have heard of being provided by the family, particularly through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation she shares with her husband; when Forbes were finally given access to the records of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation the level of their giving was shocking for me to comprehend as Forbes estimated the couple had provided around $136 million in donations to various good causes over the life of the Foundation they share.

When I think of Betsy DeVos and her philanthropic activities I always think of her education reform work that usually gains the most attention, but Betsy DeVos has a range of interests that are often less well reported that help people in many different areas of society. Children and the future of the U.S. often form a major part of the work of Betsy DeVos’s range of philanthropic giving, particularly when I saw she had spent a large amount of time helping to fund the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Program. Betsy has also impressed me with the work she has completed in developing the arts in Michigan and across the U.S. through her backing of the Kennedy Center for the Arts and the ArtPrize; both Betsy and Dick DeVos have made a major commitment to providing a better cultural and social experience for the people of Michigan and ensured a portion of the funding they provided for the Kennedy Center is spent in the state.

Betsy DeVos cannot be discussed without a mention of the educational reform work she has been completing in recent years, including her work to reform the education system in her home state of Michigan. I was impressed with the answers Betsy DeVos gave to a number of questions about her work as a leading reformer and described how her involvement in the movement grew over time after she began taking an interest in school choice options when her own children were studying; I believe Betsy DeVos has always looked to create a positive atmosphere in terms of school choice and voucher programs that highlight the benefits for people from all areas of society. The main inspiration for her work as the Chair of the Alliance for School Choice was the fact she came into contact with families who were battling to provide a positive school experience for their children in the face of underfunded school systems.

Source: betsydevos.com

27
Jan

Bruce Levenson: The Business Man and NBA Team Owner

Bruce Levenson is a businessman and philanthropist. He grew up in Chevy Case, Maryland and attended college at Washington University, which is located in St. Louis, Missouri. After college, Levenson attended college at American University. He started a career in journalism during his time in law school and worked for the Washington Star.

Levenson became the co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers in 2004. He also acquired the operating rights to the Philips Arena Of Time Warner Cable the same year. In 2010, Levenson and his partner sold the Atlanta Thrashers. The team name was changed to the Winnipeg Jets, and the team has been located in Winnipeg, Canada ever since 2011. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11493472/jason-whitlock-bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks

Levenson chairs the Board Of Managers that operates underneath the Atlanta Hawks. He is also a member of NBA Board Of Directors. The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the most successful teams in the NBA during the 2014 to 2015 season. In fact, the Atlanta Hawks were the only team from the Eastern Conference to make it to the playoffs for seven seasons.

Not only is Levenson an extremely successful businessman, but he is also a philanthropist. In fact, he has been involved in charity work for the past 40 years. He has a passion for helping disadvantaged youth. He has been involved in the Hoop Dreams Foundation and the Community Foundation. Levenson has also been the president of the Washington chapter of I Have A Dream. The purpose of I Have A Dream is to help students who come from a low-income family get the education they deserve. He has been featured in many magazines such as Forbes, Business Week, Time and many more.

Levenson started the Center For Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management At the University of Maryland. The goal of The Center is to provide students with the tools that they need to become leaders of their own non-profit organization. FOr more information, refer to Levenson’s Wikipedia page.

 

26
Jan

A Healthy Snack Choice

As the new year comes and goes many sit back and reflect on the year that has passed and wonder what they can do to improve on it. In setting those New Year resolutions, most immediately look on themselves as an easy target or fix, and decide it’s time to get healthy. Exercise and eating right are at the forefront of the resolution. However, as most of us know, starting that diet is tough, especially when we crave snacks.

Instead of indulging in salty, fatty or sugary snacks that will only set you back on that goal to get fit, why not make the switch to a new healthy choice. Hippeas Chickpeas are not just a healthy alternative, this new line of puff snack food is a whole new choice, especially when keeping a health conscious diet.

The unique new brand is not healthy because it comes from chickpeas alone. Hippeas are healthy because they are organic, gluten free, vegan friendly and contain fiber and protein. In fact, Hippeas motto is a call to arms sort-of-speak, with a hashtag “#GivePeasAChance and try the “new better you” snack food.” That’s the challenge itself, to prove that you can still enjoy your snack foods and have a healthy diet.

Hippeas founder and creator Livio Bisterzo helped create the healthy snack line through his company Green Park Holdings. Bisterzo does not intend to have Hippeas Chickpeas as the only healthy snack through Green Park Holdings, they plan to launch other healthy foods to make them a recognizable household name.

Livio is from Italy and has become an entrepreneur through multiple endeavors including his first event planning business that he started right after college. Livio Bisterzo attended the University of the Arts in London where he graduated in 2003. Because of his marketing background, he has the education and skills to really make Green Park Holdings products successful.

Recently Bisterzo helped line up a deal to partner with Starbucks and sell Hippeas Chickpeas six different flavors in Starbucks stores. With so many coffee drinkers in the world, Hippeas is sure to be a success.

11
Jan

Information about Common Pulmonary Diseases

The Lung Institute is a medical institution that specializes in regenerative medicine and the treatment of pulmonary diseases. A pulmonary disease is an irregular condition that affects the respiratory system. Prevalent pulmonary diseases are COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease. The Lung Institute strives to give effective treatment to their patients by addressing the disease, rather than merely relieving symptoms. The institute uses autologous stem cells for innovative, effective treatment. Autologous stem cells offer a multitude of services because of their ability to regenerate and reproduce.

Pulmonary diseases affect a staggering amount of people each year. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) has a subset of other diseases like Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. COPD is the restriction of airflow to and from the lungs. Patients usually cannot complete simple tasks without feeling weakened. The main causes of this disease are smoking cigarettes, alpha-1-antitrypsin, and air pollutants. The inhalation of cigarette smoke and air pollutants can severely damage the lungs. Alpha-1-antitrypsin is a genetic disorder. This disorder creates a deficiency in alpha-1-trypsin preventing the body from fighting the potential damage of trypsin. Some common symptoms of COPD are a shortness of breath and a consistent cough. Find more information on COPD at lunginstitute.com

Interstitial Lung Disease encompasses a subset of diseases like Pulmonary Fibrosis. Interstitial Lung Disease is a disease in which the lungs are unable to absorb oxygen. Some common symptoms of ILD are a dry cough, weight loss, and shortness of breath. Find more information on Interstitial Lung Disease at https://lunginstitute.com/lung-diseases/

The treatment of diseases is relatively simple and minimally invasive. Physicians retrieve a sample and separate the stem cells. After separating the stem cells, they return them to the patient’s body. Both procedures take three days to complete. The extraction of bone marrow is more effective. There is a greater number of autologous stem cells found in bone marrow offering a higher success rate for patients. If you or someone you know is suffering from a lung disease, go to https://lunginstitute.com to find more information on the Lung Institute and what they can do to help you. Read testimonials here: https://lunginstitute.com/testimonials/. You can also contact Lung Institute via our official Twitter account.

 

10
Jan

David Osio and Davos Real Estate Group’s Executive Team Launch a New Mobile Application

Davos Real Estate Group made an announcement to its clientele informing them about their newly launched real estate application. The new application, Davos CAP Calculator, is aimed at helping investors calculate the estimated returns they stand to make in the various real estate investments they are eyeing. The Davos Real Estate Group (REG) is among the autonomous companies that come together to form the Davos Financial Group. The group is a global financial group that has been leading the Latin American market in the last two decades in giving an all-inclusive financial advice. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/david-osio-and-his-executive-team-at-davos-real-estate-group-launch-its-new-real-estate-application-300288823.html

 

 

Business Objective

 

 

Davos Financial Group’s business objective is focused on the formulation of an investment policy that is tailored to meet the needs and expectations of every single client. The combination of the premium products in compliance with all the set regulatory structure requires high quality experience and service from a professional team. The team is fully licensed and specialized for every service it offers.

 

 

Development of the App

 

 

Gerard Gonzalez, Davos REG executive director, has over the past six months worked hand-in-hand with the Tecknolution company on the mobile application design and subsequent development. The mobile application is great as it enables investors to estimate their gain from a property they want after all the expenses are considered. It was developed using the latest technology platform and is available on both android and iPhone devices. Davos REG has shown indications that this will be the first application in a series of other complimentary ones. There will be future complimentary apps through which customers will be able to identify various properties using the mobile device and then forward the real estate historical reports to their Davos agent via interactive chat. David Osio stated that this was in line with the group’s business objective to better assist their clients.

 

 

About David Osio

 

 

David Osio is the Davos Financial Group’s founder and also CEO of the Venezuelan based companies. From incepting the group in 1993, he has been offering financial advice to an elite faction of customers. Under his leadership of Davos, he has been able to propel the profitability of the company. This has enabled him to have independent and fully licensed companies strategically positioned around the globe like Miami, Panama, Geneva and New York.

 

 

Mr. Osio started off his career in 1981 in the coffee export program management at OPED Enterprise as the president and CEO. He moved on to LETCO COMMERCIAL COMPANIES in an executive position. He graduated from Catholic University Andres Bello, Venezuela. He also holds a specialized degree in International Banking Law.

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9
Jan

Prison Walls no longer separate families with the Securus Video Visitation

Taking children to a prison for any visit is never a good idea. Correction facilities are just not the best environments for children. Fortunately, there is a substitute to this through a video visitation program. Video visitation is made available through the use of video call. The video call enables a father to communicate with his child. Communication is achieved without having the child visit the correction facility. The visitation program is important to all family members. It gives people a chance to make full use of technology and enjoy all the benefits.

 

For children, I think that the technology is necessary because parents will not have to answer questions after the visit. Children are usually traumatized and never understand why their close relative may be in chains. The visitation program gives the family a chance to be together without raising too many concerns and issues. I recently watched a delightful story about a boy seeing his father in prison. The video was taken at the time of Christmas. The video was emotional as it brought out the beauty of family. Securus has strived to bring families together even when prison walls try to separate them.

 

Securus has made it possible for loved ones to see their families without much expense. The company has removed the cost of spending money on gas to travel and see a loved one. The video means a lot for people that live far away from the correction facilities. In most cases, the correction facility is usually located in another state. The video visitation program is a significant leap from the prior communication systems. Traditional communication systems were expensive, and the caller’s voice was never clear. It was always difficult to achieve effective communication through a voice call.

 

Securus Technologies is a company that is based in Dallas, Texas. It strives to better communication services, monitoring service and global technology applied in correction facilities. Securus has come up with highly innovative technology that people in correction facilities have loved. The firm is available in over 3400 correction facilities spread across the United States. It has helped connect 1,200,000 inmates nationwide. The company is located in different places such as Atlanta and Canada. The technology applied by the firm is a clear indication that Securus is a leader in the industry. Securus motto remains as Connecting What Matters. The company has stayed true to this motto and its other mission and vision.

 

 

6
Jan

Revolutionizing School Communication

In the recent Series B venture round, ClassDojo raised twenty-one million dollars for the funding of the technology that connects parents and students to educators for easy communication of the student’s social, behavioural and activity development in school.

Consistent communication throughout the school day and throughout the year leads to parents getting first-hand information on the experiences and behaviour of their kids. This reduces incidences in which parents are bombarded with surprise stories about the children during parent-teacher meetings.

Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the Chief Executive Officers and co-founders of the company, said that the funding venture round was closed in late 2015 and they are using the raised capital to increase their team of expertise and figure out the kind of features to include in their application for easier communication both on school days and holidays.

Chaudhary explained that the main idea behind this project is to make parents be able to guide conversations and offer support to their children as they develop and learn in institutions. Teachers are able to make schedules of the school activities in a platform where parents can also access. They can also take photos, audio clips and videos of kid’s accomplishments and send them to guardians and parents.

When the company was started in early 2011, they realised that there were a lot of education technology businesses creating digital curriculum, testing platforms and grade books. A platform where parents, students and teachers can easily communicate and monitor the progress of the students was however lacking. They then decided to create an application that will bridge the gap.

ClassDojo is facing competition from educational applications like Nearpod, Kickboard, Remind and FreshGrade. ClassDojo is leading the pack in that industry since it is used in more than eighty-five thousand schools across the United States. The schools range from largest public schools to private schools and also to all charter schools.

They are currently focusing on marketing the application so that they can conquer the remaining schools. The founders have assured the public that they will never trade the information in the application for revenue. They are deeply concerned with the privacy of student’s education.

Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/ed-tech-startup-classdojo-is-going-viral-2016-7