Dick DeVos Rises To Join The Rich List

The success of the AmWay Group is a business area I have been aware of for a number of years, but I have only recently learned of the role played in the recent economic improvements of the company by former President and CEO Dick DeVos.

For myself, AmWay will always be the business area Dick DeVos is most linked to after he led the company to major success in the 1990s and 2000s; Dick had joined the group in 1974, but had to wait until the 1980s to reach executive level and prove himself one of the top business leaders in the U.S. Read more: Richard DeVos – Family , Family Tree | Celebrity Family

Looking back on the early career of Dick DeVos I could not ignore the role played in his life and business by his father, Richard, who made sure Dick attended public schools in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area the family still call home.

After Dick became a prominent part of the AmWay group his family established he was handed the difficult task of improving the international sales department that counted for just five percent of sales when he took control of the area; the impressive way Dick DeVos handled this part of the business was seen in the fact he turned the international business of AmWay into a success with more than 50 percent of sales by the end of his six years in charge of this area.

Dick DeVos spent a short period of time working in the NBA as the President of the Orlando Magic, which I believe led to him becoming a more rounded business leader who eventually returned to the AmWay Group in 1993 and became the President of the company.

I believe working in different areas of the AmWay Group gave Dick the knowledge to lead the company through an important restructuring process that led to an increase in success and profitability.

Dick DeVos may have retied from his role as the President of the AmWay Group in 2002 with profits reported at that time off more than $4 billion; I was pleased to see the end of Dick’s career at AmWay did not signal the end of his business dealings.

Since retiring, Dick DeVos has worked alongside his wife, Betsy to turn The Windquest Group the pair established into one of the most impressive in the investing industry.

Jason Hope: Futurist Predictions of IoT from Scottsdale, AZ

Jason Hope Futurist Predictions The explosion of Internet connectivity in recent years has ushered in many exciting high-tech products with the intention of advancing industry and households beyond anyone’s expectations. That means virtually any device capable of 2-way communication can be considered a smart device, therefore becoming a part of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things currently groups devices such as thermostats, wireless alarm systems, and appliances to name only a few, into this ever-growing collection of products designed to make our lives easier with the ability to control them from anywhere an Internet connection exists.

Jason Hope, an inventor, entrepreneur, and futurist extraordinaire is a passionate philanthropist with a sincere desire to aid humanity in areas such as education, scientific research, disease cure, and biotechnology. Jason Hope has much to say about how technology is advancing, and how to apply new technology to change how we use products that once seemed mundane and ordinary. The list of applications increases almost daily, and include using your mobile phone as a remote control for operating your heating and cooling system and monitoring the temperature inside your home. Another use is in home security systems. When your doorbell rings, you can see who is at your door in real-time, and decide to unlock the door remotely, all from your smartphone. Also, the expansion of the IoT means that it will grow exponentially into other industries such as the hospitality industry with no end in sight.

The hospitality industry is one area where Jason Hope sees the Internet of Things as an essential next step due to the accessibility and convenience of the Internet. Because the Internet is readily available, the public soon will see its use as a regular part of travel, especially given the ability to rent a hotel room, secure certain amenities before arrival, and stocking a mini-bar with guest’s favorite snacks and drinks, all from the ease and convenience of a smartphone.

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Connected Cars

Hope also sees the world driving connected cars. Connected cars will no doubt be safer with their ability to warn drivers of possible dangers such as a collision warning system, notifications of speeding and safety alerts, and accidents. The benefit of a “cooperative safety-of-life” feature means that connected cars will instantly communicate with each other to keep each car at a safe distance. However, the technology for connected cars is still in its infancy, with the infrastructure and government regulations as a challenge to overcome.

Healthcare and Manufacturing

Jason Hope believes that the healthcare and manufacturing industries with the use of IoT devices becoming mainstream, and helping drive costs down while providing critical information to keep specific areas of the industries running more efficiently and with less equipment downtime.

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Securus Technologies Will Make Inmates Love Christmas Again

There is not one prison inmate who would enjoy Christmas if he/she could not see their child. Observing the Christmas video produced by Securus Technologies is a prime example of how technology is bringing prison inmates closer to their children.


As the child awakes, he speaks to his father through the Securus Technologies video service. The child goes all around his home, especially under the Christmas tree, while speaking to his father.


It is stories like these that change the thoughts and actions of humanity. For this Christmas and every future Christmas, Securus Technologies will open up a door that never seemed like a possibility. Prison inmates within the United Stated and other parts of the world will be able to speak with their child and family members face to face on Christmas morning.


Inmates will be able to easily use the hardware and software that is installed within the prison. Just as well, it will not be difficult at all for children to use Securus Technologies video service from the comfort of their own home/Christmas tree.


Securus Technologies has not only built a plan to help inmates connect with their children/family on Christmas, but they have also created services to help communities in a variety of ways. Their public safety plan is a prime example of how they help communities.


The public safety plan produced by Securus Technologies comes equipped with both hardware and software. The hardware would be devices stored in law enforcement locations and also mini devices that can be carried by law enforcement officials. The software would be the automatic data entry and digital file storing that is done behind the scenes.


When a law enforcement official arrests and individual, the individual’s name will be placed into the public safety plan software system. Law enforcement officials will automatically be notified regarding friends and relatives of this individual that have also been arrested. This information is updated on a daily basis. A few states have recently accepted this plan. They were able to solve some tough cases in a quick amount of time.


The information can be changed into a different language, and the information can also be saved for months or even years.


Bob Reina: The Job Is Never Done

When someone has the work ethic, commitment, and dedication of Bob Reina, founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, their work is never done. It is not like they do one good thing, they pat themselves on the back, and call it a day. They keep moving and they keep moving forward. They know there is more out there for them and they love the chance to help out even more people. That is how Talk Fusion began back in 2007.


It was mentioned that Talk Fusion started back in 2007, and they have done a whole lot of good since then for both their customers and for the community as a whole. This is something that Bob Reina has embraced and he has never been shy about it. He truly enjoys helping everyone and anyone that he can out there. When it comes to the Tampa Bay Humane Society, he made a record breaking donation to them. Animals oftentimes need homes and they need help and they have a hard time getting it. However, with someone like Bob Reina at the helm, they are finding it a little bit easier.


He is also offering thirty-day free trials of Talk Fusion to people out there that are interested in giving it a go. They might have read about it or heard a lot about it, but they have never actually used it or tried it out. Now, when they try it out, they can try out the video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. They can see that there is another way to make a living. This is a new way to make a living and it is a way that is going to change their lives for the better.


They can become a new person and get that redemption that was talked about earlier. They can have their life back on their terms, which is a wonderful feeling for people.



George Soros: Giving Where It Counts

As a young man in Hungary, George Soros escaped Nazi persecution and found a better life in America. He studied business and finance and became a billionaire, thanks to his wise investments in foreign currency. Because of his experiences in the past, 85 year-old Soros is a champion of human rights, religious tolerance, and immigration reform. He is a renowned political donor.

Politico.com published a recent article concerning Soros and his return to political funding. Donating to political campaigns is nothing new to Soros. He rose to prominence during the election of 2004, when he donated a total of $27 million to various Democratic campaigns. Soros was especially supportive of Presidential candidate John Kerry, who was running against Republican George W. Bush.

After Bush won the election, Soros was not as financially active in the political arena, says the article. He pushed a lot of his money to his global charities. They represent many of his progressive ideas, such as human rights, education, health care, and corrections reform. Even though his political funding was not on the grand scale of 2004, George Soros continued to give to various Democratic causes, says the article.

George Soros has been concerned with the threats to progressive issues over the past decades. He takes issue with some prominent people in the G.O.P. and fears that the nation could go backward in social progress. His political advisor, Michael Vachon, was quoted in the article as saying how high the stakes are in the 2016 election. Therefore, Soros increased his political support.

Due to his concerns, George Soros contributed at least $27 million to campaigns in the Democratic Party. He has enjoyed a good rapport with Bill and Hillary Clinton for nearly 25 years, says the article. A large portion of his donations has supported the Clinton campaign. These figures were made public by the Federal Election Commission. Soros may consider donating more as the election gets closer, says some of his close associates.

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He had intentions of going to this year’s Democratic Convention. It is something that he has not done, in spite of being a regular donor. Soros has been concerned about the European economy, and wanted to keep an eye on it during the elections, says the article. He did not get to go to the convention.

George Soros has been outspoken in his criticism of Republican policies. The article says that he is leery of Republican candidate, Donald Trump. Soros says that much of Trump’s rhetoric and G.O.P. policies promote fear, which he says is pleasing to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. These concerns have motivated Soros more than he has been since 2004, say sources close to him.

Soros is viewed as an example by the Democratic Party. When other high-profile donors see his support, they may opt to make donations. So far, there have been several wealthy donors who have stood with George Soros. The article says that thanks to their contributions, the Democratic Party has a larger fund than the G.O.P.

George Soros has been part of the political scene for years. He has generously sponsored groups that uphold his progressive ideology. Because he sees the importance of the 2016 election outcome, Soros has again been a major contributor to Democratic causes, the article says.

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Nationwide Title Clearing Introduces Website to Curb the Title Defects

Nationwide Title Clearing recently reacted to the issues from the public concerning title defects by making the property reports available through online ordering. A report from the company shows that in the recent years, title defects have become very popular and one of the leading causes of alarm in the real estate industry. These errors always lead to wrongful foreclosures to many people in the industry. There is a group people who say that these defects interfere with smooth transactions of the properties in the secondary market.


The top executive from Nationwide Title Clearing believe that property documents and records are the key to smooth operations and reduced buyback of assets. This has prompted the establishment of a new website. The new upgraded site will be very helpful to all the stakeholders in the real estate industry and all property owners in the United States.


The Nationwide property documentation and report services and products are founded on serious research that is conducted on the land records. The company sources for data from different areas to ensure that their information is accurate and up to date. The data available in the company is automatic, but it needs human verification too. The organization is also thoroughly acquainted with the changing demands of the clients, and this is one of the reasons it has been successful in its mission. This excellent idea has made NTC the preferred service provider for most of the top lenders in the United States.


Nationwide Title Clearing was started in 1991. Since then, it operates as one of the leading research, audit, and document processing solutions provider for the top lenders and service providers in the country. In the last five years, the organization has been recognized as one of the fastest growing private owned companies. At the moment, the team executes its services from a five-story complex that is located in the Pinellas County.


At first, Nationwide Title Clearing main headquarters were located in California. However, they were moved to Palm Harbor in 2002. To meet the ever-changing demands of its growing clientele, the organization hires of a team of professionals who have all the skills and experience in the real estate industry. This ensures that the services given to the customers are not compromised. The company has opened several offices in different parts of the country.

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Sujit Choudhry Is One Of The Foremost Experts On Comparitive Law

Comparative law is the analysis of the similarities and differences between legal systems and laws in varying countries. Comparative law studies include common law, socialist law, civil law, Canon law, and religious laws in different countries. This study analyzes foreign legal system and has become increasingly important in the present day due to economic globalization, internationalism, and democratization.


This is an academic discipline that includes legal system, the elements of them, how they differ from each other, and how they all combine together in one system. Comparative law has developed into separate branches that include comparative administrative law, comparative civil law, constitutional law, comparative criminal law, and comparative commercial law.


The studies of these specified areas could include a detailed comparison of two countries, or comparing several countries. Comparative law is done with the purpose of perfecting legal systems, achieving deeper knowledge of legal systems, and to possibly unify legal systems of smaller scales to a set of larger scales.


It can be used to help a country or organization like the UN decide on a treaty. It can used to decide whether a conflict would arise for international companies. It can show how different problems function in different areas and why.


Sujit Choudhry has made comparative law his life’s work. He is an internationally recognized expert on comparative constitutional law. He has in-depth field experience by advising constitution building processes to places like Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Egypt, Ukraine, and Tunisia.


Choudhry’s particular research can report many different issues in this area which include constitutional design being used as an instrument to help transition a violent area to a peaceful one. His work can also help form constitutional design in very diverse societies, places who are experiencing secession, and can help policies regarding minority or groups’ rights.


He has been published by the likes of Cambridge and Oxford. He is a member of the Committee of the International Society of Public Law, the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review, the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and the Editorial Advisory Board for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law.


Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, a group that generates knowledge that supports constitution building by gathering and leading international networks. He is currently leading three different collaborative research projects that include Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies and Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions.