Orange County College Planetarium funding gets an upgrade

Orange County College is building a new planetarium to better serve its students. It hopes to do more than to better serve the students of the college. Orange County College hopes to serve many of the elementary, middle and high school students found in the hundreds of public schools throughout the California county. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/Pages/default.aspx and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Coast_College

The new planetarium’s price tag of $20 million will remain the same, but the cost to the college and the state has been reduced by $1 million. The price is reduced through the donation of a retired Spanish and English teacher.

Mary McChesney decided to give the donation out of her fondness for the institution. She said that even though she is old and has not taught for many years, she still loves the institution. She wants to make sure that generations of students can continue to learn and grow because of the efforts of the institution.

The highest portion of the costs of building the new facility will go to upgrading technology. McChesney’s donation, for example, will help fund the construction of a Foucault pendulum. A Foucault pendulum is a device planetariums use to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth.

The Orange County Community College’s planetarium is receiving more than just technological upgrades. The new facility is receiving a seating upgrade over its predecessor. Previously, it could accommodate 35 people. When the new building is finished, it will accommodate over one hundred people.

As one public television personality once said, the new upgrade will allow students to see the greatest show of all: the universe.

Securus Technologies Gets the Thumbs Up From Thousands of Clients

I always say that a rave review from a real client or customer is worth a thousand dollars in advertising space. I came across an article about Securus Technologies that was filled with unsolicited reviews of how the prison security technology company’s products have enhanced security at prisons, jails and correctional institutes across North America.

 

I love a great review and while prison security technology may not affect many of our day to day lives, I think it is absolutely essential to know what type of technology is keeping our prisons safe in this day and age. For example, did you know that one of the biggest issues prisons are dealing with is having cell phones smuggled in? That’s right. A smuggled cell phone is now on par with drugs.

 

It looks like our prison security is safe in the hands of Securus. Here is just a sample of some of the great reviews they saw in the article, published on PR Newswire.

 

One correctional facility stated that they have thoroughly relied on Securus’ technology solutions. They also gave them props for commitment to improving public safety and revolutionizing the prison environment. Another gave an instance of how the technology had helped them in a real time environment by noting that they called Securus in the middle of an investigation about the covert alert feature. The end result was bringing a suspect into custody. Finally, Securus’ Location Based Software received a few shout outs. One of those came from a Sheriff’s department that used the LBS software to find and recoup over a million dollars of cash, drugs and other illegal items. The representative from the Sheriff’s department points out blatantly that without Securus Technologies the recovery process would have been much harder.

 

While prison security technology may not be the most interesting topic to you, I always try to pass on a company that has truly good reviews!

 

Attorney Karl Heideck Is Putting His Fury Into Writing

Attorney Karl Heideck recently released a statement in several Philadelphia newspapers and also several national newspapers. This statement included his reasons on why he is furious at United States lawmakers who chose to abolish a decision made by a Philadelphia judge. This decision would have helped regular working people, as well as professional people, receive proper wages on the job.

The decision recently made by the Philadelphia judge was a command for all employees to not ask or seek previous salaries from current and future employees. It has been discovered that many employers have been paying Americans less based on their past salaries.

Attorney Karl Heideck hopes the people of Philadelphia will fight this overturning all the way to Washington. Attorney Heideck especially hopes women will join in on this fight. This is due to how women have been treated and viewed in the job market over recent years. Even with most companies being managed by women, women in America are still underpaid.

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Attorney Karl Heideck graduated from law school with high honors. His educators from the James Beasley Law School have nothing but great things to say about him, and they have always known he would do great things. He also won several awards for outstanding achievement during his time in college, which helped him get to where he is today.

Attorney Karl Heideck landed a job with one of the best firms in the city of Philadelphia right after graduation. He gained a great experience in civil rights law as well as criminal law. Today, Attorney Karl Heideck is known as one of the best lawyers in Philadelphia. He believes his experience earned him the right to challenge lawmakers regarding their recent decision. He has promised the public that if they back him up on this issue he will back them up.

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Amazing Facts About Scott Rocklage’s Career

Dr. Scott has been the managing partner at 5 AM management Venture LLC since 2004. He joined the venture in 2003 as a venture partner. Scott schooled at the University of California where he received his bachelor`s degree in chemistry.

He later attained his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he also conducted research in the laboratory of the Nobel award winner in chemistry Richard r Schrock. Scott is also an inventor and a co-inventor in of over thirty patents and also has many reviewed publications. He is based in Boston, MA office and has over three decades of healthcare experience. Learn more about Scott Rocklage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-rocklage-66aa7a12a

In the healthcare field, he served various leadership responsibilities that aided in the FDA approval of the close to three US drug applications. Dr. Scott has served various healthcare firms, and he used to be a chief executive officer and chairman of cubist pharmaceuticals, and he currently serves a board chairperson of Rennovia, Kinnestral, and Ciddara. Read more; Sccot Racklage | Bloomberg

As an investor, Dr. Scott encourages entrepreneurs not to be afraid of taking risks as it is the basis for their development. He believes that people who take risks get to develop themselves and learn from their experiences. He also insists that taking risks ensures that you control your future and investment rather than working to develop other investors.

On the other hand, Dr. Scott also encourages investors to be careful about the management team that they hire as they could make their ventures fail. He also supports entrepreneurs not to focus on changing their team of administration in cases where they are less qualified but rather act fast towards managing their business to avoid failure.

Besides, the investor also believes in teamwork and perceives it to be the greatest road to success in a venture. He urges business owners to focus more on people right from the beginning of their venture as well as their thoughts because they could bring an idea for an efficient business if put in action accordingly.

Scott also insists on the importance of time management and believes that people who manage their time well ought to be successful as they perform all their tasks as planned.

DeVos critics shut down by release of charitable donations

The DeVos family, headed by Rich DeVos, the billionaire cofounder of Amway, has routinely made the Forbes list of the most giving families in the United States. Having donated more than $1 billion over the course of 40 years, the DeVos family is the largest single philanthropic entity in the state of Michigan and has long championed local causes around the West Michigan area, where the family originated.

 

One of the most famous members of the family is Dick DeVos, who is best known to most people for his 2006 failed bid for the governorship of Michigan. Even though he lost, the race was incredibly close, with DeVos losing to then incumbent governor, Jennifer Granholm, by just a few percentage points. DeVos famously spent nearly $40 million of his own money running the campaign, which to this day he does not regret in the slightest.

 

However, DeVos and his wife Betsy DeVos are not without their critics. Many opponents of the DeVos family have long maintained that their charitable giving was largely in the form of political contributions. Never ostentatious or quick to engage in controversy, Dick DeVos had never found it necessary to reply to these critics, even as their bellowing reached a fevered pitch.

 

However, after Betsy DeVos was appointed the Secretary of Education by President Trump, as part of the vetting process, she was required to disclose all of her family’s charitable giving over the last decade. For the first time, the public became privy to the actual destination of all of the family’s charitable dollars. The results of this disclosure were quite striking.

 

Over the last approximately 20 years, DeVos has given away over $100 million of his own personal money to charitable causes. The vast majority of these have been non-political in nature. Over half of the donations have gone directly to education, through the DeVos family philanthropy called Great Lakes Education Foundation.

 

The vast majority of these donations go directly into the hands of students or directly to the programs that students use on a daily basis. Samples of some of the recipients of DeVos family charity include Compass College of Cinematic Arts, Ferris State University, the Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning School, DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, Northwood University and many others. The single thread that holds these targets of DeVos largesse together is that almost all of them are located within the state of Michigan.

How Betsy DeVos Supports School Choice

As a lifelong philanthropist, Betsy DeVos has donated to a large number of charities and nonprofits. Her favored types of charities are for education and the arts but she also donates to nonprofits that are dedicated to building leadership as well as churches and other causes. Additionally, she has spent time in leadership positions within the Republican party including serving as the Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party for six years.

Educational reform is the largest cause that Betsy DeVos both donates money to as well as serving in leadership positions for a number of organizations that are dedicated to changing how the educational system works in the United States. Many public schools provide a very poor education to students, especially those where the majority of children come from families earning a low income. Betsy believes that the solution is charter schools that are operated by private companies. She thinks children receive a much better education in this environment and will thus achieve much more in their careers. In order to help parents pay for this, Betsy DeVos proposes tax reforms such as vouchers and tax credits as well as educational savings accounts which will be tax advantaged. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

Two of the educational reform organizations that Betsy has served on the boards of are the American Education Reform Council and Children First America, both of which are national organizations. She has also championed educational reform in her home state of Michigan where she founded the Great Lakes Education Project. This nonprofit pushed for expanded charter schools in Michigan as well as legislation that would help to support that effort. Another educational organization she chaired was the American Federation for Children which also pushed for educational reform on a national basis.

Betsy DeVos points to Florida as one of her biggest achievements in educational reform. Today, through her efforts the state has a tax-credit scholarship program which helps parents pay to have their children attend the school of their choice. While several groups have opposed these reforms in support of public schools, Betsy and the school choice organizations in the state been able to protect the programs that were passed.

Betsy DeVos began serving as the U.S. Secretary of Education in February 2017. She has pledged to serve as an advocate of students and their parents in her support of providing more educational choices being made nationally available. Showing her longtime support of children she has pointed to the 15 years she spent as a mentor to at-risk children within the Grand Rapids Public Schools system. She thinks all children are entitled to a quality education that prepares them well for entry into the job market after graduating from high school and then college.

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Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto the Brains behind the Success of InnovaCare

North America has various companies providing healthcare services, but InnovaCare has been in the forefront in providing clients with excellent services. The firm has built a good reputation for offering Medicare Advantage products, and customers have benefited from the service in a big way. InnovaCare has been able to keep and attract new customers by adhering to high customer relation practices. The company has a big number of customers in Puerto Rico area who rely on the Medicaid plan that the firm delivers through affiliate companies such as PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. InnovaCare has been awarded for providing excellent health insurance services to clients in North America. The success of the firm could not have been achieved without the leadership of its executives, Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides, who hold the senior managerial positions in the company.

Learn more: http://www.hrmronline.com/news/innovacare-health-hires-new-healthcare-execs-into-leadership-team-1270

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope joined the company in 2015. She initially held the position of the Vice President of Clinical Operations, but for being excellent on her duties, she got promoted to the post of the Chief Administration Officer. Penelope has been in the health sector for a long time, and she has earned experience required in managing health institutions.

Penelope is excellent in developing medical management strategies, and her skills have helped InnovaCare to expand into new markets. Penelope Kokkinides worked for leading health companies before joining InnovaCare which include Centerlight Healthcare, Touchstone Health and Americhoice. In her previous companies, she held managerial positions that made her suitable for the post of an administration officer at InnovaCare. She is a graduate of biological sciences from the Binghamton University, and she also holds a master’s degree from the University of New York. Read more about Penelope on Bizjournals.com.

Rick Shinto

Dr. Rick leads InnovaCare as the company CEO. He has been a senior officer in AVETA Inc. where he held the post of the firm CEO. With over 20 years in the health industry, Rick has experience in running all health operations. Among the companies that he worked for is NAMM, which has an excellent reputation in America. The lessons from his previous companies made him the most suitable person to hold the CEO position in InnovaCare.

Rick studied at the State University of New York and the California University where he studied Sciences and Medicine. He also possesses an MBA from the prestigious Redlands University. The leadership skills that Penelope and Rick possess contribute largely to the success of InnovaCare.

Reasons why investing in government coins is profitable venture

PR Newswire stated that US Money Reserve  is a private organization that distributes and sell government precious metals. The company was founded in 2001. Over the period, it has sold more than one million gold, silver and platinum coins to hundreds of thousands of clients.

The production of these coins is carried out by the government and these agencies help in redistribution to consumers in different markets. Quality is assured since the best production procedure is followed. The assets are of high value and can be stored safely by banks.

An increase in demand for these precious metals has been noted in many states. Investors buy these metals in large numbers to store their wealth. Choosing a higher risk bearing portfolio can lead to higher profits. Keeping your wealth in this form is therefore encouraged. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.facebook.com/UsMoneyReserveInc/

Here are some roles of US Money Reserve in this market;

  • Advising investors on suitable coins: the company has many employees who are skilled in different sectors. Investors seek information regarding the bets investment opportunities they have upon purchasing these coins. Diverse options are available to them since there are gold, silver, and platinum coins where investment can be made into. Their professionals study market trends on these assets thus will give better advice to investors.
  • Commitment to improving the trust of their customers: the most important thing for any company to win customers trust is by guaranteeing them safety on their investment. Experts from the company have been on the fore line is guaranteeing customers get better services. The president of the company worked in a government Mint thus is knowledgeable on uses of these coins and how profitable they could be.
  • Fast and safe shipping of coins: the process of buying coins is simple. You place an order online, and processing is complete within 24 hours. No charges for shipping the package to your destination applies. The package is shipped by UPS or USPS which are government openings that allow fast delivery to clients. The waiting period is about 5-7 days, and you have your assets ready for trading.
  • Buy back guarantee: at times, a customer may not be contented with coins delivered. The company gives a 30 days grace period where one can send back the coins and get compensated for it. The commitment to improving customer relation is great thus you will be guided in making the application for a refund. The money is processed and credited to your credit card or bank account.

Oncotarget-Getting to the Bottom of the Effects of E-Cigarrettes

According to a study conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center, electronic cigarettes have been found to be just as bad as conventional cigarettes for gums and teeth.

The study, as originally published in Oncotarget, is the very first study to be done in order to learn more about the effects of e-cigarettes. The study was conducted by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry.

E-cigarettes are perceived as being much better and healthier than the traditional kind of cigarettes and have grown in popularity. The chemicals found in cigarette smoke was thought to cause all the adverse health affects, but this study has proven quite the opposite.

Learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1558/

 

When the vapors of an electronic cigarette are burned, it causes cells to release inflammatory proteins which inevitably cause damage that can lead to many oral illnesses. Depending on how heavy the usage of an e-cigarette is, will determine the extent of the damaging effects to the oral cavity and gums.

The study that was conducted involved exposing a 3-D non-smoker human gum tissue to the vapors of an e-cigarette. It was discovered that the flavoring chemicals can cause substantial damage to the cells in the mouth. It was also discovered that some flavorings could cause more damage to cells than others. Fawad Javad, part of the UR Medical Center, states that it is important to remember that electronic cigarettes still contain nicotine, which contributes to gum disease.

There is still more research that needs to be done in order to further understand the health effects of e-cigarettes.

Oncotarget is an international journal that focuses on the pathological basis of all cancers, possible targets for therapy and treatments that can improve the management of patients suffering with cancer. The journal studies the impact of programs designed to manage new therapeutic agents on the quality of life of patients as well as their satisfaction and adherence. The journal seeks out evidence of new and existing therapies in order to improve outcomes and tries to define their usage by acceptance and the uptake by patients and health care professionals. Oncotarget is also available on Dove Press.

Sawyer Howitt’s Roles At Meriwether Group

Sawyer Howitt is a young man who has earned a role at Meriwether Group in Portland, Oregon. His first job was at KURE Juice Bar where he served in a customer service position. He was brought into Meriwether Group as a Business Strategy Analyst in 2015 and in 2017 was elevated to the position of Project Manager.

Meriwether Group is a team of professionals who regard entrepreneurs as the heroes of the nation’s economy. They help these entrepreneurs build their businesses and increase their revenue and growth. They also help these companies raise capital that is needed to increase the scope of the business or enter new markets. The company was founded by David Howitt who operates as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

When Sawyer Howitt first joined Meriwether Group, his role as a Business Strategy Analyst involved working with a select team of the company’s management on a RFID Checkout project. This project was meant to change how people experience shopping in a retail store by developing new technology that makes use of RFID tags.

After earning his current role as a Project Manager, Sawyer Howitt is focused on changing how commerce itself works by developing new ways of scaling business development. He has developed a deep level of experience in analyzing a brand’s strengths and what makes it appealing to customers. Additionally, he is fast becoming an expert on designing complex spreadsheets that are used to analyze business information that leads to making good executive decisions.

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