Betsy Devos – the new Education Secretary

In Washington, Betsy Devos has been having one of the most difficult campaigns for education reform. As the new US Education Secretary, she has been grilled by many in the press as well as peers and educators. She is a polarizing figure with a lot to say on the state of America’s education. However, she believes that she has the solution that will help students get the education that they want.


Educational choice has been around for some time, but Devos is a champion for the movement. Educational choice means that students get to decide where they go to school in case they don’t want to go to the school where they are zoned. Instead of basing school decisions off of location, Devos says that it is beneficial to have a range of options. This means that you can get education from a virtual school, homeschooling program, private school, magnet program, or charter school.


While some have voiced their concerns because it would mean allowing public funding to pay for private schools, Devos says that most of the funding has come from philanthropists, who have donated millions of dollars to the education choice movement. Some of these donors include Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Sam Walton.


Devos recently did an interview with “60 Minutes,” where she was interview by Leslie Stahl. He asked her if she felt that any programs had been a success since the start of her appointment. She believes that Florida has shown significant progress, as it is the state with the most educational choice options nad it has a tuition-based scholarship program.


In addition to championing school reform, now Devos has taken on security and safety of students. With many reports coming from Washington that schools are being updated for next level safety, it’s still unclear how teachers and students will protect themselves within the new state. President Trump has appointed Devos to head up this effort.


As Devos nears her third term in office, she will be coming under fire more if the programs don’t stand up to what she has claimed in the beginning. Many are waiting to see how she will be able to reform schools in other states, besides Florida and Louisiana, where she has had the most effect.


Follow Betsy DeVos on Facebook.

Origin and the impacts of GreenSky credit to the economy

GreenSky credit is a well-known company that was founded in 2006 by David Zalik. The company offers financing and payment solutions to consumers, banks, and merchants through its technology. It also promotes business growth as it allows businesses to give credit to their customers. The company offers loans for home improvement services, medical issues not catered for by insurance, and furniture retailers.

GreenSky credit serves all types of businesses, ranging from the large ones to small ones as well as consumers. It is headquartered at Atlanta Georgia. The company has improved many people’s lives, and has dealers and providers in different states. GreenSky credit partners with more than fourteen leading banking institutions to ensure customer satisfaction. To deliver their services with efficacy, they use a mobile app which is easy, faster and readily accessible to all consumers.

GreenSky credit has continually made a tremendous amount of profit and this has attracted many investors as they believe in the services offered. Last year, the company gained a profit of 139 million dollars. The company has over a thousand employees who all have a common goal of delivering the best services as per the customer expectations. Their marketing strategies are adequate, and the company has created a brand name which has ensured its continued success in the market.

David Zalik who is the CEO and founder of GreenSky credit holds majority ownership of the company. Besides, he is the chairman of the board of directors. David has put much effort and has understood his customers’ needs well, leading to the fast growth of the company. David started his first company, Micro Tech Information System at an early age of fourteen years. Later after selling it, he started phoenix, a commercial real estate investment and Outweb business technology automation using the tech information. He then turned his full attention to the GreenSky credit project. In 2016, David was awarded as the entrepreneur of the year and also crowned as Catalyst Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003.

With its continued growth and healthy relationships with its partners and investors, the company is coming up with new strategies to make services better for its consumers.

The Chainsmokers Enjoy Long-Standing Success With Debut Album, and Prepare to Release Another One Soon

New York-based DJ duo the Chainsmokers has been around since 2012. Consisting of artists Alex Pall, and Andrew Taggart, the EDM band first gained notoriety with, “#Selfie” which they released in 2014. The single and the ones that followed it soon paved the way for a studio album release. In 2016 the duo released “Memories… Do Not Open”. To this date it has remained their only studio album release. This does not mean that the band has dwindle, to the contrary the Chainsmokers are more popular than ever. They have released numerous EPs and singles, many of them charting, and are currently preparing to release a new album titled, “Somebody”. Although their sound has changed over the last two years, their dedication to their music has not. Which makes it even sweeter that their music is still dedicated to them.

“Memories… Do Not Open” presently co-holds the third-longest running No.1 spot, non-concurrently, with Gorillaz’s “Demon Days”. The album has not left the top five once since its release and shows no signs of ever slowing down. “Demon Days” does show some signs however, leading many to postulate that soon Memories will hold the third slot all by its little self. At present both albums are enjoying their thirty-fourth turn, a very special feather in the cap of a recording artist. The chart is Billboard’s chart, which tracks the popularity of label-released albums in various musical genres. Memories sits within the dance chart, although the Chainsmokers themselves have moved on to a more electro pop sound.

Earlier this year the duo released “Sick Boy” the first of three singles to pave the way towards their new album. “Sick Boy” carries an underlying theme a tinge darker than normal EDM. This is something the duo is very proud of, as they have worked hard to build a better connection to their audience. The song focuses on the perils of social media, a very relatable social norm, and looks at the topic form the band’s point of view. The duo has never been satisfied being typical EDM, and “Sick Boy” is proof of their efforts to change.

Shervin Pishevar and His Tweet Storm

Shervin Pishevar is a well-known business person. He came to America and has managed to build for himself an excellent reputation in the entrepreneurship field. As a capitalist in business, he has partnered with so many organizations within America such as Waby Parker, Dolar Shave Club, Uber including other e-commerce companies. In addition to this, he is also a co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop One. Shervin shared a tweet storm in February 2018. The tweet storm spanned for more than 21 hours. There were more than 50 tweets in that tweet storm. In these tweets, Pishevar focused much on the American economy as well as its future and the bitcoin market.

At this time of the tweetstorm, Dow Jones was going through an awkward moment because of its decline in industrial average. Those who had invested in the company were caught unaware by this decline because they never anticipated it. According to Shervin in his tweets, he had seen the company’s downfall in 2018 that would cost the organization all its profits from the previous year. In addition to this, in one of his tweets, Shervin warns America about its economy. He goes ahead to tell America that it should not be comfortable of its superpower status because that may never be permanent. Additionally, Shervin Pishevar claims in his tweets that Silicon Valley is no more a physical place instead is a gone idea that caught the eyes of social media.

Shervin Pishevar signals the American citizens and politicians by telling them that building a wall to prevent talent immigrants from coming to America does not make sense. According to him, people no longer have the interest in coming to America. He argues that foolish isolationists can never be able to maintain know-how talents within America.

In one of his tweets, Shervin Pishevar claims that currently, international business deals have been made simpler because of such tools as cryptocurrencies and others. Besides, the world is undergoing a revolutionary stage according to him. While this is taking place, America is busy everywhere to retain its monopoly status. Furthermore, without go-betweens, America can still do well economically according to Pishevar in his tweets.

The Impact of Acquisition of Fortress Investment Group by SoftBank.

The shocking news about the sudden acquisition of Fortress Investment Group by SoftBank Corporation was not taken easily by the public. People felt like the company had lost its direction and maybe it was on the brink of collapsing. However, one of the able CEOs of Fortress Group, Mr Peter Briger came into the public eye to shed light on the investors and the watching public about the acquisition transaction. He explained that the move by Fortress Investment Group to get purchased by SoftBank was the most strategic decision and the company was expecting to reap a lot of benefits from the acquisition.

First, Fortress has been in the field of finance and debt securities. This has made it quite prominent and enabled the company to acquire vast proficiency in the management of investors’ assets. On the other hand, SoftBank has been engaging in the telecommunication, transport and technology sectors. This will be an advantage to Fortress Investment Group because it would be able to diversify its investment from just managing securities as the only source of funds. Fortress Group will also leverage the wide customer base of SoftBank which is a multinational organization with clients from all over the world.

This acquisition transaction saw the acquirer, which is the SoftBank, spend a total of $3.3 billion. The whole of the transaction was cash-based, and so the shareholders of Fortress Group got all the proceeds in cash. On the other hand, the possession of all the outstanding shares that previously belonged to Fortress was immediately transferred to SoftBank and all its associates that it fully owns. The acquisition, however, didn’t take place just as a surprise. It was a well-thought decision between the co-principals and the shareholders that saw them agree that it would be viable enough if they engaged in the business relation.

What followed was the delisting of all the common stock of Fortress Investment Group from the New York Stock Exchange, and they stopped trading immediately. The beauty of this acquisition is that the leadership of Fortress remained intact. Peter Briger, Randal Nardone, and Wes Edens remain the heads of operations of Fortress as it operates independently under SoftBank.

To know more click: here.

Clayton Hutson; Showcasing Managerial Effectiveness in the Music Industry

Clayton Hutson, the local Nashville Production manager, has planned the second 2018 visit to US Kid Rocks. After several solo performances in July, the tour is anticipated commence at Maine in August and Kid Rock will have the company of supporting artists Wheeler Walker and Brantley Gilbert, alongside Clayton Hutson. When questioned on his solution abilities on the challenges faced in the tours, Clayton replied that he was guided by his earlier experience as both a production and stage manager. He not only overcame the tour challenges but he was also able to keep both his and the crew’s confidence high leading to a great success in the tour. The tour could possibly be the major reason for his public demand and this time he is obligated to act as the Production Manager.

Kid Rock has over time built a good reputation as a summertime fun band and this summer should be a typical one. Due to its interactions with various amphitheaters and festivals, the ‘Red Blooded Extravaganza Tour’ has widely sold and has been expected to continue escalating across the nation. The show has gained a massive following and has been labeled exceptional with lots of polytechnics, songs, and visual dazzles. At a personal level, Clayton is quite excited to work with the team and feels that his summer experience will be rewarding.

Being on high demand, Clayton Hutson has been quite busy with stands to attend to multiple levels altogether while equally being a production manager. This includes the need to advance shows prior to the actual commencement of the tour. Though his previous role as a stage manager may be considered as less strenuous, it still required him to industriously attend to every event beginning from early morning up to late night to ensure the last truck is packed. As the Production Manager, he will have a lot on his plate including coordination and organization alongside handling the daily politics associated with any large events.

Clayton, from childhood, has been always passionate about music and is happy to serve, regardless of position, the tours. He studied at the Central Michigan University where he got his Bachelor’s degree in theatre design and further at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business where he got his business administration master’s degree. He afterward held numerous positions with entertainment companies where he served as a sound engineer. He, however, chose the music industry and was passionate about the Rock ‘n’ roll. Due to several exposure and experiences, he was able to start his own business which grew and became successful. Clayton Hutson has traveled with various musicians in numerous countries in Europe, Australian and North America.

Learn more :

Madison Street Capital Will Not Relent In Its Bid To Assist You Achieve Your Goals, CEO Tells Napoleon Machine

Napoleon Machine president will not forget June 13, 2018. On this day, Madison Street Capital announced that it was going to provide exclusive financial advice to Napoleon Machine as well as arrange for a credit facility. It is good news to Napoleon nearly a month after the announcement. When making the announcement, MSC Chief Executive Officer Charles Botchway said that as a company, they are committed to giving the best financial advice that will enable individual companies to grow.


Since it was founded in 2010, Napoleon Machine has been at the forefront to provide various manufacturing services to small, medium, and large companies. Some of the services that are associated with Napoleon include customizable metal fabrication, painting, light assembly, precision machining, as well as other quality services that any manufacturing may need. To do this, Napoleon Machine needs credit help. It is for this reason that Napoleon Machine’s representatives were sent to have talks with Madison Street Capital.


The meeting was to help, and the two parties had a consensus. Madison Street Capital agreed that it would be the sole company that will offer the needed financial advice and arranges for the credit facility. When giving the announcement, Madison Street Capital CEO Charles Botchway talked of his company’s commitment to see Napoleon Machine grow and fulfill its mandate to its clients. Present during the meeting were the Vice President of the Capital Markets Steven Richards, and Barry Petersen, who is Madison’s Senior Managing Director.


Since its formation, Madison Street Capital has been championing for the start and growth of small, medium, and big companies. As an internationally recognized investment banking firm, Madison Street Capital knows that it is mandated to help other companies grow through the practical advice and credit facility. To help the company achieve this, MSC is fully committed to adhering to its core values namely integrity, quality leadership services, prompt and timely delivery of the services, and excellent problem-solving techniques. When a company receives all these and other services that include credit facility, it is destined for continued steady growth. That is what Madison Street Capital intends for Napoleon Machine.


It is in the best interest of its clients that Madison Street Capital looks forward to emerging financial markets and companies as a reason for growth. The CEO said that they would stop at nothing until they see Napoleon Machine receive the needed support. That will go on even if the service has to be rendered around the clock.

You can read more of this news at

How Octavio Took Bradesco Presidency: Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Retirement Announced

This is the announcement that Banco Bradesco, a banking firm made. It was in Sao Paulo, on Monday when they announced that there will be a new president. This is after the acting president Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi decided to announce his retirement.

The man to replace Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi will be Octavio de Lazari Junior, and he the man heading Bradesco Seguros, where he will replace him in the executive board. This will make Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi to still keep his position role as CEO until the time an ordinary general meeting shall take place.

Read more: Bradesco anuncia substituto de Trabuco

New CEO Octavio Lazari, a man who is aged 54 years, was among the people who had been quoted by the bank to occupy the bank’s presidency position. They were many in the list that could have occupied the position held by Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Trabuco worked for almost 48 years in the bank. Lazari started his career working for the bank. This is the time when he abandoned his dream career at the age of 15 years where he wanted to be a footballer. At that time, Lazari used to play for Palmeiras. He started working for the bank as its branch agency at Sao Paulo shopping street that is known as 12 de Octubro. So that e could get a job in the bank, it was due to his father who was a client in the bank and had a good relationship with the bank’s manager according to He asked for a vacancy for his son to work at the bank. He was given agency position, and that is how he started his career.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco said that the new position for Lazari will require him to work very hard for the benefit of the organization. The bank executive, Octavio de Lazari said that he took a test from the bank and they chose his qualifications for the man to replace Trabuco. This is something that was not in his head that he will be the next president. He was given that opportunity so that he could make some improvement, study and go through different areas. When in a relaxed tone he said that he already had enough period of time where he could seek for his retirement at INSS but he was not interested with the benefit.

For more information about Luiz Carlos Trabuco, just click here.

Sightsavers Works to Eliminate Trachoma from Ghana

A big victory in eye health in the country of Ghana was achieved on June 13 when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the country was free of trachoma.


As the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa and the Commonwealth to be rid of the eye disease, Ghana has demonstrated for much of the third world that eliminating trachoma is a possibility. The effort was led by Sightsavers, an international aid organization committed to preventing blindness in developing nations through partnerships and on-site work. In 2000 Sightsavers began working in Ghana in an effort to eliminate the contagious bacterial eye infection known as trachoma. When Sightsavers first began the Ghana initiative, there were an estimated 2.8 million people at risk for developing the disease.


The news of the elimination of trachoma in Ghana gives hope to the estimated 200 million people at risk of trachoma in 41 countries, mostly located in Africa. Sightsavers Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases Simon Bush is proud of the organization’s work in eliminating the disease, however, he cautions that there is much work still to be done throughout the African continent. The organization was able to reach its goal through the work of a vast global alliance working in partnership with local governments, pharmaceutical companies, and communities to combat the spread of the disease. Bush reiterated that there are many other countries so close to also reaching their eliminations goals, and in that vein, the fight must continue.


Trachoma begins as a simple bacterial infection in the eye but it can spread quickly if left untreated. The disease is spread by both flies and human touch and can lead to blindness. Trachoma is so prevalent in the developing world because lack of access to clean water combined with poverty are two of the biggest risk factors of contracting the disease. Women are four times as like to contract trachoma compared to their male counterparts. In addition to the lead work of Sightsavers, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer is also credited with helping in the elimination of trachoma from Ghana. Pfizer donated 3.3 million doses of its Zithromax antibiotic to help treat the disease at its roots.

Michael Lacey: Inspiring Mathematician

Michael Lacey, an American mathematician, has led an astonishing career in the field of mathematics. His work has been acknowledged by some of the most prestigious organizations such as the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship.


Born on September 26, 1959, Lacey began his career at Louisiana State University and later at the University of North Carolina.


He completed his postdoctoral education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his main focus of studies was probability mostly in Banach spaces.


Lacey’s career has often ventured into other areas including ergodic theory and harmonic analysis, in addition to probability.


In fact, during his time at the University of North Carolina, he and his mentor Walter Philipp, developed evidence for the central limit theorem, one of the cornerstone concepts in probability theory.


His dissertation also solved a problem concerning the law of the iterated logarithm for characteristic functions in probability theory.


During his position with Indiana University from 1989-1996, Lacey was granted the National Science Foundation Fellowship. This fellowship inspired his research into the bilinear Hilbert transform. After Lacey and fellow mathematician Christoph Thiele solved a complicated conjecture proposed by Alberto Calderon, the two were awarded the Salem Prize.


Since 1996, Lacey has held a position with the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he continues to teach undergraduate mathematics and serve as a mentor for up-and-coming mathematicians.


During his tenure with the Georgia Insitute of Technology, Lacey has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his joint work with Xiaochun Li. In addition to his academic contributions, Lacey also serves as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.