New Koch initiative focuses on advancing freedom

Charles and David Koch are showing the more compassionate side of their conservatism to an unlikely audience in order to advance freedom, according to a recent article in Politico.

The billionaire brothers, who are well-known for donating large sums of money to conservative causes, have recently launched an outreach program that includes everything from turkey giveaways to GED training; English language instruction for Hispanic immigrants; community holiday meals and healthy living seminars for predominately African American groups, according to the newspaper.
Launched in states like Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, the Bridge to Wellbeing program offers participants “coaches” in areas including budgeting and finance; health, lifestyle and nutrition; and Constitution and personal rights.
The outreach program can be found within the foundation arm of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers conservative political advocacy group. In addition to giving participants tips about how to effectively use coupons or how they can turn their passion for say furniture making into a profitable business, the program also offers lessons on the Constitution while advocating for smaller government with less regulation.
The outreach program also includes initiatives that are aimed specifically at the homeless and those who are mentally ill or developmentally disabled. The Hispanic-centric LIBRE initiative offers Spanish-language training for those who are seeking drivers’ licenses as well as GED testing and income tax preparation.
The initiative isn’t all about conservative causes, though. It has also put its firepower and money behind an major criminal reform effort and a fight to reduce occupational licensing, where it has found support from liberals.
Charles Koch is a Wichita, Kansas native who earned a Bachelor of Science in general engineering and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and a second M.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Koch worked at Arthur D. Little, Inc., until he moved back to Wichita in 1961 to join his father’s firm, Rock Island Oil & Refining Company. He renamed the firm Koch Industries in honor of his father in 1967. He serves on the board of directors of the Entrust Financial Corporation and Georgia Pacific, LLC and founded or help found several organizations, including the Cato Institute, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the Bill of Rights Institute.

Majeed Ekbal Is On a Noble Course to Raise Funds for the Nepal Earthquake Victims

Consistently, quakes cause a huge number of fatalities, either straightforwardly or because of the subsequent regular occurrences, for example, tidal waves and avalanches. A quake is such a sudden traumatic occasion, to the point that it normally turns into a continuing memory in the psyches of the casualties and their cherished ones. Two decimating earth quakes in Nepal asserted numerous people lives.

Nepal was hit by a progression of consequential convulsions, including a 7.2 greatness quake on May 12 after A 7.8-extent seismic tremor struck neighboring Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. The quake resulted in an expansive number of wounds and annihilation of property and infrastructure, a great number of lives was lost.

Nepal tremor casualties’ needs are still a matter of earnest. After the annihilation, most casualties could barely bolster themselves not to mention dealing with their children’s essential needs. Volunteers are avid to assist as the nation recoups from the seismic tremor. Daily, the news of children who need urgent support, reach the volunteer as they reach the battered towns and localities.

Majeed Ekbal is on respectable course to raise cash to help the casualties of the Nepal quakes since he has friends that were specifically affected.

Majeed Ekbal is a Marketing and New Business Development proficient with more than 15 years of experience creating worldwide advertising effort and driving new business activities. According to his LinkedIn profile, he Spends significant time in direct and advanced advertising, marking, association improvement, and spending plan administration, Majeed exhibits a demonstrated capacity to create income and shape complete marketing systems while likewise collecting and coaching substantial and differing groups. Ekbal is the president of Expresso Inc. and puts stock in giving his customers the services.

He puts faith in diligent hard working attitude. Ekbal trusts in having skilled representatives, and this has seen him keep on developing his enterprises as he furnishes his employees with a good workplace. Ekbal, the president of expresso, who has been doing business marginally more than a month, believes in diligent hard working attitude. The family man is energetic about his business venture and is continually sourcing for better approaches to contact customers and grow his business.

Safety Is A Big Priority For The Skout Network

The informational website, The Nation, is a highly rated website that many people frequent to get information on tons of things. One thing people want information about is what’s the best applications to download or any good applications that are downloadable. The Nation chose to publish a very short list that included three great applications to download, and one of those applications is Skout. Skout has been around for years and is a socializing network as well as a place to date. Skout’s ability to allow people to socialize across seas and oceans make it a great application download choice.

Although Skout is a great dating network and a place for people to find new friends, some people tend to worry about how safe they’ll be if they meet someone on the network and choose to meet them in person. The fact is, even if two people meet in person, neither person can guarantee that the other person is good, and the same goes for anyone who meets someone online. Anyone who chooses to meet someone in person, especially if they are meeting for the first time, should definitely be careful and cautious as well as using their best judgment.

Those that meet on the Skout network may get to know the person for a while before they ever choose to meet in person. It’s a good idea for those who are dating on the Skout network to seek out the person that interests them, and ask as many questions as possible before finally meeting in person. Skout is not a network that forces people only to communicate through online means because the whole point of dating is to meet in person and to eventually date. Although there are networks that make it difficult for people to meet, Skout is not one of those networks.

Skout not only encourages their members to meet one another but meeting in person is the best way for two people to fall in love if they meet in a real-life setting, outside of the online setting. The only thing that Skout wants its members to do is to be careful. Any time that a person is going to meet someone that they met on the Skout network, they should let others know where they are going to be and at what time. If possible, it’s best to date in a group, or it’s wise to bring another person to the first date.

If the other person says they feel uncomfortable with having another person on the date, then maybe it would be best to pass up on dating that person if they don’t feel up to a double date or group date, even though it makes the other person feel safe. If a person uses caution when dating on the Skout network, then it’s likely that they’ll end up finding a person that they really like and can be friends with or someone they can date in the future. Skout definitely wants all its members to be happy with their Skout experience.

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Discovering Dick DeVos Philanthropic Efforts

Dick DeVos is an astute businessman, and he is based in Michigan, USA. Initially, he served as the director of a distribution company for consumer goods from 1993 to 2002. In his early years, he attended the Forest Hill School. He later joined Northwood University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also attended the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School’s executive learning program. In his academic life, he has managed to receive various awards, which include the honorary doctorates from the Grove City College, Central Michigan University, and the Northwood University.

DeVos began his working life at Amway Corporation in 1974, and he managed to deliver in various capacities while dealing in different sections. Some of the departments he worked in included the research and development, sales, finance, and manufacturing. He got promoted to be the vice president of the company in 1984 where he was to head operations in 18 countries.

Because of his persistence, hard work, and dedication, the company experienced massive growth, which led to the opening of new markets which he details in his NY Times Bestselling Book. The global expansion made it easy for the firm to triple its sales volume in comparison to domestic sales. This was a great achievement considering it was the first time the company has experienced such an increase in sales in its operating history.

The DeVos family bought the Orlando Magic basketball association. DeVos now started performing his duties as the president of the team. He did not work with the team for long as he left to rejoin the family corporation of Amway’s. While working as the president of the business, he extended the firm’s operations to various countries covering six continents.

Dick also works as the director of the Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation. The foundation is actively involved in humanitarian activities, and it has been able to donate thousands of dollars to religious, civic, artistic, educational, and economic organizations. Some of the institutions that have benefited from the foundation include the West Michigan Aviation Academy, Kid’s Hope USA, Mars Hill Bible Church, Grand Rapids Christian Schools, the Education Freedom Fund, Calvin College, and the Willow Creek Association among many others. DeVos is an airplane and helicopter pilot himself as you can see in the video below where he demonstrates his skills for students in downtown Grand Rapids.


Not long ago, the foundation made some donations to the Kennedy Center Performing Arts. The $1 million contributions were supposed to help the center in its development of new projects, which included the creation of a rehearsal and educational space.

Freedompop the Answer to Expensive Cellular Services

FreedomPop also Mobile Virtual Networking is a cell phone and wireless service offering a substantial discount for wireless and phone services. Stephen Stokols and Steven Sesar are the founders of this genius service in the United States and Europe. The idea behind Freedompop is to provide users with free text, voice, and data services. The idea was well received and financed by Mangrove Capital, Partech Ventures, DCM Capital, Axiata, and Atomico.

In 2012, Freedompop began with wireless services for the internet in the form of hotspots. Then in 2013, Sprint and Freedompop began to work together to provide 4G as well as previous 3G services too. As of November 2014 Freedompop has made leaps and bounds to provide customers with inexpensive costing smartphones and tablets, free data service, a voice and text plan, and 4G nationwide Wi-Fi plans. See the step by step details on FreedomPop’s wikipedia page.

Mobile users are very excited about the inexpensive alternative to text and voice services. During the holidays Freedompop began advertising their holiday specials and new free services. People that are having financial disabilities can still afford cell service or internet data services by purchasing their smart devices for a discount price through the company. The services for the first month are free. Samsung Galaxy and Motorola smartphone are available for less than $100. This discount allows users to save money.

This service will surely make a big impact on people that have the desire or need for a cell phone or tablet. Freedompop normally offers customers 500 texts, 500 minutes for calls, and 500 megabytes of data usage. The outstanding thing about this is they are offering this for free. Because of the fantastic deal in monthly services, this service is expanding to other areas. Axiata Group will be offering a free mobile service to millions to top their already 230 customers. The growth that is expected to be in the next 2 years will add increasing value to investors and savings to customers.

Hiring A Reliable Business Litigation Lawyer

Are you in need of a business or corporate law expert? Want to choose a reputable litigation lawyer for your situation? Having a good lawyer is a great way to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. A proficient litigation lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected and that you are well represented.

There are several sources that can help you find a good lawyer in Brazil. One of those sources, is attorney directories. These directories have a listing or database of attorneys who are certified to practice law and you can use these sources to find the most suitable attorney for your case.

Keep in mind that these directories only provide you with a list of certified attorneys for your research, and they do not make the decision for you. It is your responsibility to do thorough research and choose the right one for your particular situation.

Also, friends, family and colleagues, can be great sources of information about lawyers. Talk to these people and you may be able to find a competent lawyer through their recommendation. But don’t just enlist the services of a lawyer simply because someone you know recommended them. As always, be sure to check out the background of any lawyer before making a decision.

When it comes to choosing a great lawyer in Brazil, consider the expert services of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, a highly prominent legal practitioner in Brazil. Ricardo Tosto has over 22 years of experience, litigating business and corporate law issues. He is one of the most respected lawyers in Brazil and he comes highly recommended in the legal community. His clients are always raving about the superior services he has provided to them.

Focusing on litigation, Ricardo Tosto’s prominence as a litigation lawyer grown over the years. He has substantial experience representing multinational companies, large corporations and people from all professions. Ricardo Tosto is well known for his special ability to develop winning litigation strategies. Ricardo Tosto strives to provide his clients with the best possible representation and 100 % focus on their case.

FreedomPop, The Possible Expansion From MVNO To Large Commercial Partnership

FreedomPop, which was introduced to the cellular market in 2012, is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, or MVNO. An MVNO is a services provider for wireless communications in which it does not own the wireless network infrastructure that the MVNO provides services for its customers. FreedomPop took advantage of Black Friday opportunities to give potential new customers great deals on discounted mobile devices and free cell phone service. FreedomPop decided to act on the opportunity early and they offered deals to customers who were signing up for service through November 27, where they were able to buy a Motorola E smartphone for $40, when the original price was $230. They were also able to buy a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone for $100, when the original price was $450. The devices offered are refurbished models, not the latest models, but buying these models would include support for LTE services, from Sprint’s domestic network, the infrastructure that FreedomPop represented.

The deals offered with these devices also included connection for a month of free unlimited voice calling, text messaging and one gigabyte of data. After the first free month of cell phone service and one gigabyte of data, customers would convert to FreedomPop’s standard free service of 500 megabytes of data, 500 text messages and 500 voice calling minutes. FreedomPop projected that it would gain one million new customers before the end of 2015.

FreedomPop is striving to expand its smartphone portfolio utilizing the significant amount of funding it received from Intel Capital earlier in November. They also plan to introduce the first Wi-Fi model cell phone using Intel’s Sofia platform in 2016. The Intel funding came shortly after the $10 million investment that they received during this last summer from telecom operator Axiata Group, which is accredited for serving 230 million customers from Asian countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. FreedomPop plans on using the technology, business model and recent funding in conjunction with Axiata’s network, knowledge and operational capabilities to have the opportunity to offer to millions of mobile customers, free service and simple cell plans.

FreedomPop states that the move changes its operational model from a simple wholesale relationship with Sprint in the US, to becoming a larger commercial partnership. The company is in negotiations with multiple major global carriers for commercial partnerships in other markets. In June, FreedomPop received $30 million of funding from Partech Ventures, a new investor, and previous investors DCM Capital and Mangrove Capital. FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols said that instead of a possible sale, which was considered previously, the decision was made to move forward with the newly obtained investment funding because of possible growth opportunities that it provided. But FreedomPop has not ruled out a potential sale in the future. He said that the company had received several mergers and acquisition offers but decided not to accept them because the decision to sell was too premature considering the funding that had recently come to the company and the possibility of larger expansion that could take place. They will look at the company’s direction again in 12 to 24 months, and make a decision about their selling options.

The Value of Coaching With The Real Estate Mavericks

Business plans that really work are ones that evolve over time. Though it’s easy to rely on a tried and true approach that “always worked in the past,” the fact is that life, business and society keep evolving. Due to this it’s important that our ways of doing business change with these natural social evolutions. Today, due to the many changes that have come in the marketplace, real estate is sold in a different way than it was in the past. Part of that change is coming through new training via real estate coaching.

As everyone knows, the economy went through a major meltdown in 2008 after the real estate bubble burst. For a long while the real estate market was dormant, but in recent times we are seeing a resurgence in the industry. This comeback is bringing in many new professionals into real estate and what’s clear is that new training, through coaching, is incredibly helpful in enhancing new careers and leading them to greater success.

The New Approach to Coaching

Many of the major real estate firms today are bringing in professional coaches as a way to train new realtors who are entering the business. It can also be an effective exercise for realtors who want to polish up their skills as they take on the new challenges in the marketplace.

How does coaching work? One of the most effective approaches is to bring in groups of realtors and divide them into teams of twelve people. Within this “accountability team” each person will have a partner. The teams will meet for check in and brainstorming meetings once a week, and the partners will be in touch on a regular basis.

The partners within the team are “accountable” to each other in that they will make sure they are both staying on the schedule that’s been established for doing prospecting tasks. This has a big impact on keeping realtors on track and really proactive in their sales calls. It’s also very effective to have a partner to check in with for brainstorming, sharing ideas and ultimately, bonding. What’s clear is that realtors who have gone through coaching enjoy greater success which also keeps them committed to the profession for the long term.

The Real Estate Mavericks

One of the top coaching companies working today is The Real Estate Mavericks, at www.RealEstateMavericks.com. This company has been known to take a bold approach in its coaching seminars, with the goal of breaking out of the old systems and taking on more dynamic approaches to sales. The results are positive, to say the least.

Is it time for your company to take a more bold approach? Call The Real Estate Mavericks today!

Skout Features On Top 10 Mobile Dating App Lists

Now in its fourth year the annual list of top 10 mobile dating apps assembled by relationships expert Julie Spira is always hotly anticipated to see which apps make the list by industry members and those looking for love Online. The latest list for 2015 has been revealed with a large amount of information about how the dating industry in the U.S. is changing. Seven percent of all smartphone users, roughly three percent of the population of the country, have reported using their phone for dating purposes.

The top spot on the list of top mobile dating apps has gone to tinder, but one of the original Online dating and social media apps is still in the top 10 and going strong for the future. Skout is generally seen as the Online dating app that changed the industry with its mixture of social media aspects and dating options, which are all based upon location instead of any form of matching software. Skout has been around since 2008 and has looked to move with the times to maintain its position as one of the top apps for younger people to use when looking for love.

Over the years a series of features have been introduced to make sure the members of Skout always have the best options in looking for a new relationship. Amongst these features is the shake option, which provides Skout members with a random profile to view when they shake their phone. Other improvements and changes made to the app include the development of a members area designed specifically for teens who want to take advantage of an app linking them with their peers in a similar location.

Skout has always been seen as a leader in the world of Online dating, but the ability of the developers of the app to keep it at the forefront of the industry for so many years. One of the reasons the app has maintained its position as one of the top options for singles to look for love is the fact it was the first to combine social media aspects to its service, which is based on a platform originally created as a social media app. As time has moved on in the Online dating world the many rivals of Skout have followed the lead of the app developer to create versions that create a social experience. A large number of Online dating apps that appear on the list have now been developed for more than simply dating purposes, and have instead become social networking sites. There are many options for those seeking a date through Online apps to research, which makes the annual top 10 list a must have for those seeking a new relationship.

Nashville’s Historic Property Values and Scott Lumley’s Resolve Financials

Property values are rising at unprecedented levels in Nashville, Tennessee. Its rising real estate market is expected to result in historic residential property values in 2017. With estimates projected at 33-37% home owners will realize substantial gains in home values. The increases are expected to occur with the next required property appraisals.

Davidson County Property Assessor George Rooker Jr. said areas rapidly developing, such as those in East Nashville, should expect the highest property value increases. Rising property values have occurred over time in Nashville, rising in 2013 by 5.3% from 2009. The largest increases, however, took place in the last two years. It’s the largest increase in property values since 1989.

Spikes in property values also translate to increases in property sales in those communities showing the largest growth. In those communities the normal price for a single family residential home increased by $183,000 in 2015. The median price is $213,000. Nashville home values also increased at a much higher rate than most other cities of its size. Areas with the greatest property value increases are Inglewood, Cleveland Park, and those areas in East Nashville, and west of Gallatin Pike. Other areas with similar increases include areas in West Nashville. The median range is $189,950 – $439,500.

This is also positive for commercial developments in these areas, and is good news for real estate companies such as Scott Lumley’s Resolve Financial. The company is involved in a number of real estate projects and developments, and also offers leasing options. They include condos, city centers, and other commercial developments.

With a good business sense, after leading highly successful businesses and business projects, Resolve Financials launched five years ago. Scott Lumley was involved in a number of business projects, including auctions and a chain of retail stores. Resolve Financials offers the real estate industry solutions in construction and development projects.

With Scott Lumley’s range of business experience, and expert knowledge in the financial end of businesses, Resolve Financial offers the best knowledge of rising property values, and the most lucrative areas for development. With residential property values skyrocketing, companies knowledgeable and experienced in Nashville developments offer the best choices for commercial construction and development.