Dick DeVos Gets Initial Approval For His Liquor Business Purchase

The work of Dick DeVos has largely been limited to leading the family business of AmWay and its linked companies, but has been expanding into different areas in recent years. Dick DeVos has now looked to step outside his comfort zone and enter a new industry for his family by taking a controlling interest in the Coppercraft Distillery located in Michigan’s Holland Township, MLive reports. The Coppercraft Distillery will join a number of other investments made through Windquest since the investment company was formed in 2010 to provide Dick DeVos with a new outlet for his business activities.

Dick DeVos has been looking to create a new area of investment through the Windquest Group company, according to Wikipedia. The company has proven to be an important extension of the charitable works completed by Dick and Betsy DeVos, which has been shown by a commitment to green energy shown in the employment of an alternative energy specialist. DeVos has looked to create a diverse list of investments through Windquest, which includes a movement into the alcoholic beverage industry made through wine producers and distributors.

Despite the fast growth of Windquest Holdings the DeVos family is also seeking to extend its philanthropic work long into the 21st century. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has been one of the most important in Michigan for many years, and is just one part of a greater philanthropic drive completed by the DeVos family. The need to assist those less fortunate has been a major part of the life of the DeVos family for many years and was begun by Dick’s father who founded the legendary Amway Corporation. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/09/amway_heir_dick_and_betsy_devo.html

Dick is best known for his philanthropy within his community as he places importance on giving to his native community. He has founded an aviation school in his hometown as he is passionate about making affordable education as well as flight.

The Coppercraft Distillery had been one of the fastest growing in the craft alcohol industry within Michigan, and created a wide range of different products including gin, rum and other liquor drinks. Coppercraft Distillery founder Walter Catton III has been discussing the plans he has for the company in the future, which he identified as needing a greater level of investment to achieve. The assistance of Dick DeVos should allow an extended range of beverages to be produced and allow Coppercraft to extend its drive towards creating a craft brewery at the 9,000 square foot distillery.

Learn more about Dick’s life and career by following him on Facebook or connecting with him on LinkedIn. You can also read more in-depth about his work experience here: http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/dutch_americans/richard-dick-devos-jr/

Find Out More About George Soros

George Soros is the chair of the Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundation. Soros was born in Budapest in 1930, and he managed to survive the Nazi Occupation that occurred during the World War II. George Soros managed to run away from Hungary, which was dominated by the communist regime to England. While in England, he attended the London School of Economics and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Soros later moved to the United States where he was able to accumulate significant investments largely through the fund that he was managing.

Soros has been an active Philanthropist for many years now. In 1979, he launched funds on Marketwatch that were geared towards assisting the black students who attended Cape Town University in South Africa that was primarily apartheid. The Open Society Foundation that Soros managed is now active in numerous countries. The foundation was started to enhance values that are important in an open society. Such values include respect for human rights and transparency.

As analyzed on New York Review of Books (<ahref=http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/), Soros is an established writer, and he has authored more than a dozen books. The books include popular ‘The Tragedy of the European Union’ that was published in 2014. He regularly writes essays related to politics, economics, and society that appear in influential newspapers and other magazines distributed worldwide.

His writings heavily lean on the reflexivity concept. On the theory, he argues that various principles do apply in the market, and their effect on the business largely depends on whether they are far from equilibrium or near equilibrium. According to his point of view, when the markets are rising or falling in a rapid manner, they are typically marked by the disequilibrium and not the equilibrium.

Soros’s excellent grasp of financial markets was honed early in his career when he began focusing on the European securities that were mispriced. At the time when he was heavily doing his investments in the European Securities, he used to be the best investor since many people did not understand the hedge funds concept.

The Open Society Foundation was launched in 1979 as soon as Soros decided that he had accumulated enough money. The success he had achieved while working as an Hedge Fund Manager enabled him to chase his aspiration of being able to establish open societies. The free societies were meant to replace the controlling governments prevalent in many countries. His belief was that even if the world in inherently imperfect, there is always room for improvement. His success in the markets provided him with the independence that most other people lacked. The freedom gave him a chance to take a stand on many controversial issues.

In 1973, due to the divergence of interest that was primarily perceived by some individuals, he made a decision of resigning from the managerial position of the First Eagle Fund. He went ahead and launched the Soros Fund, which gave people who were investing in Double Eagle Fund the option of either transferring their funds or staying with Arnhold and S, Bliechroeder.

George Soros Insights on the Street

Hungarian-born American George Soros wears many hats. He is not only a billionaire by right and default but a famous business magnate and mogul who has philanthropic attributes running over the decades. He was born 85 years ago and is the founder cum Chairman of Soros Fund Management. Forbes knows him. Soros hit the top ten list of the wealthiest Americans in 2011 and owns a fortune that puts him at the top 50 amongst the richest people in the world. His investment prowess and acumen makes him one of the most sought financial analyst in the world. In many quarters, he is considered to be the “prophet” of financial markets. He foresees a crisis similar to what was experienced in 2008.

Soros opens the world’s investors’ eye by pointing out to several happening and events currently to what is going on to act as a pointer to the support his sentiments. He is not only being pessimistic but is also giving clues and hints the investors have to be on the lookout as a caution and a warning to their investments. Soros points to the mortgage crisis, credit crunch, banks collapse, governments’ bailouts among other issues as indicators that that wise financial markets investors have to consider to avoid a crisis similar to what happened in 2008 when the world experienced a clobber in their markets. In 2008, Soros pointed out to the fact that several factors worked in unison to create the collapse of global economies. Thus far into 2016, U.S markets have already lost 5%. Volatility similar to that in 2008 is being experienced in China- the second largest global economy owing to the financial adjustments. This is gloomy as the Chinese economy’s growth has slowed down more than speculators had anticipated.

Though George Soros mentions on Street.com the U.S. economy as being in a better financial position and the banks are showing stability, there is the need for alarm as stocks are facing the heat on a daily basis. The USA has experienced a trajectory in the Federal Reserve interest rates. The earnings from capital are growing at a tortoise pace while price commodities are cheap making them less competitive and unattractive. With the U.S and Chinese financial and stock markets wavering and shaky, it will be difficult for the globe as a whole to come to stability. The world needs more of George Soros insights and financial advice to avoid a crunch. More information on George Soros’ street can be obtained from http://www.thestreet.com/story/13418170/1/is-george-soros-prophecy-of-doom-mostly-hyperbole-or-frighteningly-accurate.html

Pet Food Tested For Freshness Ensures High Quality

Get your dog on board with a fantastic new years resolution, switch over to tasty dog food well more than just yummy but, high quality. It is something that is sold by the makers of one of the best foods on the market, Beneful. It has great flavor and the quality blows away the competition. After all doesn’t Fido deserve to be just as healthy as his or her owner? There is nothing better than a dog food that a person can take a taste of to ensure that there is quality in it. If there is one great thing to try it is high quality dog food.

So while the sharing probably won’t really need to occur ( because the dog probably won’t, it’s that good) it is always beneficial to feed the best nutritional food on the market on en.wikipedia.org to every man and woman’s best friend. So once the dog has decided to fall in love with the high quality food the owner will need a party to celebrate. High quality foods are amazingly good for our animals and they should be fed only the best. Here is a great article about the high quality Beneful brand among others. Click Here To Read.

The world is really thankful that companies like Beneful have started people on a mission to work towards providing healthy food like this to our kids, the furry ones. Animals and especially dogs are always thought of in the best possible manner. Owners are the first to rush them to the vet faster than we do our human kids. The care that goes into our dogs is also superb. Little dogs are often carried around as if they were babies and they are, ours. Customers are lining up across the country in order to make sure that the dogs in our life will get the best food from Beneful on the market day in and out.

They have quality control people at some of the companies testing the food for freshness. Now if the employee eats the food and feeds it to his pet, it just does not get any better.

Putting Patients First Is Brian Torchin’s Philosophy

Brian Torchin has been called the number one recruiter in the world for the healthcare industry, and deservedly so. He is president of Health Care Recruitment Counselors, LLC now but gained his experience and expertise through years of serving as a chiropractic physician. He puts his knowledge to good use, providing clients with just the right staff for each position available.

The dedicated staff that Brian Torchin has surrounded himself with at HCRC work tirelessly, even making themselves available to their clients after hours, including weekends.  As a working chiropractor he already had healthcare experience, but he needed to cover all of his bases. This is important because the staffing of a medical facility involves a lot of behind the scenes work that can’t always be accomplished during the business day. They work with hospitals as well as private chiropractic practices to fill not only chiropractic positions but medical, physical therapy and other jobs as well. They also assist their clients in training their staff and conducting background checks while offering professional consultation when needed.

Brian Torchin, through his time working directly with patients has said on Twitter that he learned a lot about how to run an effective and productive practice, most importantly to put the needs of the patient first. He teaches his recruits to cultivate a welcoming atmosphere from the front desk to the examining room as a way to put people at ease and make their experience as pleasant as possible. His philosophy is that without the patient, there would be no practice to staff.

HCRC serves clients nationwide as well as in Australia and Canada and have a track record of excellence. They are usually able to assist clients in filling positions with appropriate recruits in a couple of days, a win-win situation for all involved.

Brian Torchin started out by opening managing offices in Philadelphia, Delaware and Florida and has risen to the top recruiter for healthcare in the world by no accident or coincidence. His hard work and common sense approach, along with his ability to discern the personalities and abilities of his recruits, make it possible for clients to quickly staff their practices. With the help of HCRC and Brian Torchin, patients are being cared for by professional staff who treat them with the utmost respect as well as an abundance of compassion. When all is said and done, that’s what matters most.  Follow his Vimeo for more info about Brian.  He frequently posts videos from his adventures around the US, but also important talks about the healthcare industry too.

Understanding Russian Entrepreneur Alexei Beltyukov

Alexei Beltyukov founded Endemic Capital in 2013 with a sole aim of targeting startup companies in Russia. He is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who is highly committed in supporting other Russians looking for ways to venture into business or those interested in attending business school. Alexei established a financial company called A-Ventures Ltd to help Russian companies that are struggling financially with funds to inject in their operations. As an alumni of INSEAD, he was in the front line to establish a scholarship program to provide financial support to Russian students admitted at INSEAD University.

Alexei has been working with the Russian administration to provide viable economic leadership and support through Skolkovo Foundation, where he serves as the Vice President. This foundation offer grants and investment opportunities to start-up companies in Russia specializing in IT. In addition, the foundation supports entrepreneurs wanting to expand their entities across Russia.

Alexei Beltyukov began his career in the medical industry, but he later switched gears and decided to pursue business studies. He attended INSEAD Business School where he earned his MBA. Currently, he is an observer at FORO Energy’s Board of Directors. Early 2014, Alexei launched SOLVY, an online system that provides high school students and teachers to interact with each other even when they are at their respective homes. The system allows teachers to check the progress of their classes and also learn where more emphasis should be given.

Due to his commitment in education, his About.me bio shows that Alexei came up with SOLVY.com as a way of broadening the aspects of learning in high school, especially in solving mathematical problems. The system doesn’t have multiple choice problems, but instead, students are supposed to solve the problems and show how they arrived at their answers. It is an encouragement to students because when they make mistakes they learn from them by expanding their mindset. The objective of SOLVY.com is to be recognized as a catalyst of solving math problem according to Alexei.

When SOLVY.com was being launched, educators and EdTech experts commended this technology because they know it will bring positive change in the education sector. It was named as one of the most promising start-ups in recent years. Beltyukov serves as the Chief Operating Officer of SOLVY, and he believes high school students will benefit a lot from this technology. His entrepreneur skills have enabled him to achieve great success in his career life.

Food For Thought With Beneful

I have a six-month old puppy who I have given Purina Beneful Healthy Puppy to since we got her. She enjoys the food, and it works well with her body. I have not seen any kind of harm that has come from the food after she has had a meal. I only have to feed her twice a day as this fills her up, and I add a few Beneful treats either in the morning or the afternoon. One of the things that I like about this product is that I can read the ingredients. Once I open the bag or the container, I can see the items that are in the food instead of guessing at what she is eating. The wet foods have small pieces of foods, such as peas and carrots. It’s not a strong food, either, which does well with her stomach. There are ingredients like sweet potatoes, beef and chicken that are easy to understand. They give her the strength and energy she needs to play, and the foods have seemed to keep her coat shiny and soft. Dog food brands on Purina Store have seemed to come a long way in recent years. Business owners like Richard Thompson want to use fresh foods in Beneful products, which is ideal because I don’t want my dog to eat something with a lot of preservatives and ingredients that I can’t understand or that I wouldn’t eat. He is an example of how businesses should care for dogs and other pets as they are family, too.

Visual Search Technology Continues to Advance

The internet continues to evolve as IT developers such as Slyce IT continues to find ways to use every bit of smart technology to the limit. A basic tenet of sales marketing is taking advantage of impulse or spur of the moment shopping. Slyce IT, a leading developer of visual search engines, allows users to snap an image of a real life product, a 2D print image or a bar code or coupon, and it will find similar products in the retailers product line. Imagine a woman who loves to shop at Neiman Marcus. She’s sees someone else with a stunning handbag. With the snap of the smartphone camera, color, pattern, style, size, shape and any other unique features are analyzed and a sale is made that may otherwise never have happened. Even making a grocery list becomes a matter of snapping a photo of that last tomato before you chop it up in your salad. Curious to see who the manufacturer of a product is. Just snap an image and the visual search technology can in all likelihood find the manufacturer and style of that product.

This will eventually revolutionize the way we shop as Slyce IT continues to roll out add-on products to its original visual search platform line. Just recently they doubled their contract with a toy retailer that instead of leaving shopping carts abandoned with out-of-stock items, it will provide the consumer with similar alternatives, therefore keeping them in the buying process. The software even sends out emails which generate a twenty percent click through rate. There can be a significant recovery in revenue that may otherwise have been lost.

A recent MIT Technology Review article discusses how Pinterest and Shoes.com are experimenting with AI image recognition software. By drawing a box around a product on Pinterest, it will search over an idea of over a billion online products to find a similar item. Some items will even have a buy option, once again taking advantage of the instant gratification that internet retailers can use to boost sales. Shoes.com is testing similar software. With the use of a “visual filter” the software will generate a grid of twelve shoes that fit those parameters. When the consumer selects the item that best suits their tastes, the software will present the closest style matches to the customer. Taking away the old drop down text box to filter a product, will make it easier for customers to actually see what they are looking for.

MIT Technology Review http://www.technologyreview.com/news/543581/ai-advances-make-it-possible-to-search-shop-with-images/

The New York Fashion Industry Paul Evans Offers Remarkable Donations to Homeless People in New York City

Paul Evans has been in the fashion and designs industry for more than five years now. Paul Evans is a fashion brand that was founded by Ben and Evan. These co-founders graduated from the same university. They established Paul Evans industry due to increased international demand for men luxurious shoes.

Paul Evans offers production and distribution of shoes at affordable prices online. Paul Evans leather shoe industry provides quality services to people fond of shoes through an online platform.

Recently, PR Newswire reported on Paul Evans significant donations of footwear to New York City service platform that deals with homeless services in the town.

Paul Evans made the donations at an initiative for creating awareness to homeless individuals who dwell in New York. The design and fashion industry has been giving back to the community to raise the society living standards. Paul Evans gave the aids to motivate the homeless people to look for job opportunities to raise their standards.

One of the homeless men made impressive compliments on how Paul Evans Company helped him gain confidence having a new pair of shoes. The homeless service of New York City reported an increased number of homeless individuals in New York streets. The staff engaged in a partnership with a non-governmental organization to address the challenge.

The department is currently using the photography session to deal with the increasing populations on the streets. The Heart Gallery group aims at helping the homeless individuals being well equipped with the photography session. The homeless people will be engaged in the photography project.

Famous photographers in the City have been mentoring the homeless students by motivating them so that they achieve the best.

For more information about the Paul Evans donations, open the following link http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paul-evans-donates-handcrafted-italian-shoes-to-homeless-for-nyc-department-of-homeless-services-special-project-300183331.html

In conclusion, Paul Evans’ designing and fashion industry have provided maximum support to the people in New York streets. Paul Evans Company founders depicted that the donation made will aid the homeless individuals in their job searching by instilling confidence in them.

The Benefits of Beneful Dry Dog Food

Beneful dog food is designed to keep dogs healthy and active. Made with wholesome ingredients like real meat and nutritious vegetables, Beneful is designed to nourish your dog “from the inside out”. The line offers both wet and dry foods in many flavor varieties as well as treats. Dry dog food is the top choice for most dog owners because its easy to store, can be purchased in large quantities and is enjoyed by most dogs. Beneful ORIGINALS dry food comes in beef, chicken and salmon flavors. Dogs can choose a favorite daily food or have variety in their diet. Beneful ORIGINALS is full of antioxidants and nutrients to keep dogs feeling their best. Beneful dry food is also offered in several specialty varieties including HEALTHY WEIGHT, HEALTHY PUPPY AND PLAYFUL LIFE for dogs needing specialty nutrition. HEALTHY WEIGHT is designed for dogs needing to restrict their calories but not their nutrients. It offers all of the delicious flavors dogs love from other Beneful foods, with a lower calorie count. It provides dogs with proper nutrition while helping them maintain a healthy weight. HEALTHY PUPPY is designed for young dogs to support brain and vision development with DHA and calcium. Puppies have different nutritional needs than grown dogs and this variety on Amazon of Beneful helps them grow healthy and strong. PLAYFUL LIFE is protein rich for very active dogs helping to maintain muscle and joint health. For small dogs, Beneful offers INCREDIBITES to keep small dogs in top form. INCREDIBITES is full of all the healthy and nutritious ingredients that customers have come to expect from Beneful, in smaller bites suitable for smaller dogs. No matter what breed, size or age, there is a Beneful dry food for every dog. Many flavors and varieties ensure that every dog will enjoy all of the benefits of Beneful.