George Soros Supports Civil Action in Ferguson

George Soros’ initiatives go beyond supporting minority groups but empowering them to voice their thoughts and ideals. It is evident in the Ferguson protests when Soros, through his OSF initiative, donated approximately $33 billion to support the already established groups in Ferguson. The donation was aimed at helping them to participate in democratic governance by combining policy, research, and data collection in a way that the society becomes accountable. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

As such, some groups developed editorials to distribute to various new media houses to keep the story alive while others formed grass-roots coalitions through social media platform. Note that Soros’s Open Society Foundations had been funding the groups since the early 90’s, hence the funds were not channeled to compel the groups to protest. Other Soros’ funded groups like the Make the Road New York, Drug Policy Alliance, and the Center for Community Change in Washington joined in the Ferguson gatherings and demonstrations in Missouri.

Open Society Foundations

George has put a lot of resources toward philanthropy in a bid to promote democratic ideals that are now estimated to be over $12 billion. His funding initiatives support individuals and organizations around the world in promoting transparency, freedom of expression, justice, and equality with a primary focus on minority groups. One such initiative is the Open Society Foundations, a network of partners, projects, and foundations operating in over 100 countries also promoting freedom of expression and respect for individual human rights. George launched the organization using fortunes earned from his hedge fund. Open Society Foundations’ name, operations, and influence are based on one of Soros philosopher, Karl Popper. According to Popper, no ideology provides the final truth and societies can only thrive in an environment that allows democratic governance and freedom to express one’s views and opinions. Visit this site to know more at

About George Soros

He was born in 1930 during the Nazi-Germany occupation in Hungary to a Jewish family. In 1936 Soros’ family changed name from the German-Jewish Schwartz to Soros to protect themselves from the increasing racist Hungary. Soros immigrated to England in 1947 where he enrolled for a bachelor’s degree at the London School of Economics and later a master in philosophy. George began his career in business at an early age by taking on jobs in different merchant banks before forming his first hedge fund in 1969. While a student at the London School of Economics, he engaged in a variety of odd jobs; from a waiter to a railway porter to selling fancy goods to souvenir shops. At this time he also wrote to different merchant banks in London looking for a job. In 1954, however, George Soros commenced his financial career after Singer & Friedlander of London merchant bank offered him a clerical job and later moved him to the arbitrage department. George then moved to F.M. Mayer in 1956 where he began specializing in European stocks. Here, he worked for three years before joining Wertheim & Co. as a European stock analyst until 1959.

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The Rule On Bathrooms for Transgender Students Revokes Amid The Opposition Of Betsy DeVos

The rule that allowed the transgender students to use the bathrooms with respect to their gender identity has been revoked by the administration, though the Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos didn’t agree to it. Under her, the education department opposed the movement, but the President overruled the order and revoked it. Betsy termed the new move as discriminatory and against the rule of law, however, got rescinded with her discord. She said that she tried to persuade with the President but could not bring the desired result in favor of transgender students. It is reported that the civil rights officials of Justice Department also opposed the move to scrap the rule on bathroom use by transgender students.

It is reported that Betsy even reminded Trump that both of them are bound to protect the students and publicly promised to do so. Though her attempts did not work for transgender students, she made sure to add the point in the new guideline that such students would be protected from any violation or discrimination and if any bullying noted will be investigated by Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to ensure the equality. Betsy DeVos felt that there is some insensitivity towards the children with the revoke but acknowledged the fact that the President makes the decisions. There are reports that Betsy is working with the stakeholders to ensure there is no victimization or discrimination with the recent move. Even since the movement started to remove the rules protecting transgender students, Betsy found to be not happy with the developments.

Betsy DeVos, the current Education Secretary in Trump administration, is known as an education activist and a philanthropist. She thinks that the quality of teaching has gone down over the years and current education system is not competitive enough to follow the American dream. With that in mind, she encouraged School of Choice, School Vouchers, Charter school system, and Grading system for schools, as she believes that there is a necessity of increased competition between schools to provide quality of education. Also, the parents should have an option to send the children to the school of their choice regardless of economic background. She and her husband Dick DeVos set up a foundation called Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation ( to donate to various organizations in 1989. They donate mainly for the cause of education, arts, leadership, community, and justice. It is found that in the year 2015 alone they made contributions amount to $11.6 million, whereas their lifetime contributions stand at $139 million. She is also very active in supporting arts, and the DeVos family founded ArtPrize in 2009, a global art competition program to encourage the talents, and it is held every year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read the interview on Betsy DeVos with Philantrophy Table.

Mikhail Blagosklonny Extensive Research In Oncology

Mr. Blagosklonny is a Ph.D. internal experimental medicine Masters Degree holder from the University of St. Petersburg. After his course, he got hired as an associate professor of medicine on Later on, he did a stint of seven years as a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute. In 2009, Mr. Mikhail joined the Roswell Park Cancer Institute as an oncology professor. His role at the University ranges from conducting research in oncology and teaching it as well.

Mr. Blagosklonny has written over 270 research papers that have received 30,000 citations. Since he started studying the symptoms of cell deterioration, Mikhail Blagosklonny has based his findings on molecular biology, signal transduction, tumor suppressors, and oncogenes. The strategies he has discovered over the years have named him as one of the best researchers on aging and cancer therapeutics.

Among his famous research papers is about the importance of TOR signaling in aging. His findings say that the overgrowing of cells is the primary cause of aging and cancer; so, cancer is an aging sign. It’s why he suggests rapamycin as an anti-ageing formulated drug. On one of his articles, Mr. Blagosklonny had illustrated how rapamycin decreases cellular deterioration which is the leading factor that causes aging.

As Mr. Blagosklonny continues to research so as to reveal the genetics of cancer, he gets answers that lead him to understand that each tumor or cell mutation should be an individual case study. Mr. Blagosklonny looks forward to when imaging technology will be a standard tool for treating tumors at their molecular level and revealing treatment therapies. This technology will enable Mikhail Blagosklonny to pioneer in his research on how to diagnose tumors without surgically removing the tumor tissue. He will also be able to see the internal operations of the tumors so as to see whether the drugs are working.

With imaging technology, Mikhail Blagoslonny will be able to identify drugs that are working against those that aren’t. Currently, his biggest challenge is to find out which drugs are working to cure aging and stop cell over development against which ones are not capable, and they’re still under research.

Betsy DeVos: Warrior For Education

Betsy DeVos is a well-known education activist, philanthropist, and businesswoman. She grew up in Michigan where she went to Holland Christian High School and received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College. Betsy was brought up in a religious household and is still active in the Mars Hall Bible Church in Grand Rapids. Belonging to one of the wealthiest families in the state, Betsy is married to Dick DeVos, heir to Amway. Her family has been major donors to both political campaigns and social causes. Betsy served as a local precinct delegate of the Republican Party in Michigan in 1982 and as a Republican National Committeewoman for the state from 1992 to 1997. From 1996 to 2000, the Michigan Republican Party elected her chairwoman. She personally raised over $150,000 for Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004, helping add to the amazing $17 million total donated to politics from the DeVos family since 1989.

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Betsy has spent her life dedicated to various causes. Alongside her husband, they founded the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989. This foundation is motivated by faith and focuses on cultivating leadership and transformation by supporting organizations that focus on community, arts, justice, leadership, and education. The DeVos Foundation donated an estimated $11.6 million in 2015 alone. The couple’s charitable giving has been totaled to be over $139 million over their lifetimes, placing them 24th on Forbes’ list “America’s Top Givers.” In 2004, Betsy was appointed to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ board of directors by President Bush, where she served until 2010. While there, she helped fund a center that teaches boards of directors and arts managers how to properly fund-raise and manage their institutions. In 2010, Betsy and her husband donated a cool $22.5 million to help continue that endeavor, which was rightfully renamed the DeVos Institute of Arts Managements.

DeVos has always been an activist in the education field. She believes that the country should be open to for-profit charter schools, allowing parents an increased choice. Betsy DeVos is also a fierce advocate of school vouchers that would allow students to attend private schools using public funding. She has led the All Children Matter PAC and has served as chairwoman of the board of Alliance for School Choice. The All Children Matter PAC promotes school vouchers and tax credits to businesses that donate private school scholarships. She has been a member of the board of directors for the Education Freedom Fund, the Advocates for School Choice, and the American Education Reform Council. She has been chairwoman at the Great Lakes Education Project and Choices for Children. She also leads the American Federation for Children, an organization that advocates for school vouchers and tax credits, promoting school choice. Follow Betsy on Twitter.

Status Labs Filling a Need in the Electronic Age

A person’s reputation is a very valuable asset! A century ago the reputation of a person, a business or, even, a family was conveyed by personal contact between families, individuals and businesses. There were social registers and important clubs to join whose members held a panache available to members. Basically a good or a bad reputation was transferred to other families or persons by word of mouth. Reputations can become tarnished. Often the second generation of an established wealthy family may become idle, non productive and, even, lascivious. In this case a good reputation may be changed completely. It is no wonder that the children of the rich and powerful like to socialize with other rich and sometimes disillusioned children of the upper class.
Times have changed but reputations continue to be assets of great valuable. In this interconnected world where social media plays an important role, a rumor can destroy a reputation in a nanosecond. On a personal level this might add a bit of spice to an individual’s character but when we are talking about those in the limelight, it is an entirely different story. Professional athletes, politicians and business leaders cherish their reputations. For the professional athlete a positive reputation opens the door to advertising revenue which far surpasses their salary or prize winnings.
Darius Fisher is the co founder and president of Status Labs, an online reputation management company with offices in New York City, Austin, Texas and Sao Paulo, Brazil. His company manages the reputations of more than a thousand of the movers and shakers around the world. Darius Fisher, himself, is a young, handsome, rising star of this electronic age whose imagination has created a successful niche market business. His company can spin rumors in a different direction and protect the reputation of his clients, be they athletes, politicians or moguls whose reputations are important to the bottom lines of success.
Now more than ever the protection provided by Status Labs can stop rumors from ruining reputations and businesses. They help to improve a tarnished reputation by putting the shine back. Or, simply, by stating the truth, Status Labs can save the reputation and in fact the financial lives of their rich and famous clients. It is a service most normal people do not need but for those in the public eye it is a necessity!

Back From Manhattan: Dr. Jennifer Walden Brings Her Cosmetic Surgery Skills Back to Her Hometown

Anyone entrusting their face and body to a cosmetic surgeon wants to be certain the individual they go to has the skill, training and experience to do the work correctly. With Dr. Jennifer L. Walden they are guaranteed to have all of that. With a background that includes a successful New York practice and skills learned under the instruction of the best in the business, Walden returned to her hometown to provide Houston-area residents will the same amazing services she provided to her Manhattan patients.

While medical skills are important, personality matters too, especially when dealing with patients every day. People are understandably nervous, maybe even a little shy, about revealing what they feel are their physical weaknesses. A cosmetic surgeon needs to be able to make them comfortable about the choices they are making. They must be able to understand what they want, especially when not every person is able to verbally express themselves as well as they would like.

Again, Dr. Walden has these traits. Her patients repeatedly praise her “bedside manner” and the understanding and thoughtfulness she provides. This earthiness comes naturally to her. Born and raised in Texas, she followed her heart into the field of beauty surgery with a strong desire to help women who felt their appearance was holding them back. While her career may have begun in New York, it was Texas she wanted to return to once she had children of her own to raise.

She praises the assistance of her mother in making it possible to successfully pair her personal life, as a single mother of young twin boys, with the establishment of her practice in Houston. Her practice continues to grow as more people become aware of her abilities and her accomplishments, both of which are numerous.

Walden is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and was formally fellowship-trained in Cosmetic Surgery. She is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, where she also serves on the Board of Directors and is the Vice Commissioner of Communications. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her office is fully accredited and she maintains privileges at several medical facilities including the Hospital at Westlake Medical Center, Seton Hospital and Central Park Surgery Center. She also maintains an additional cosmetic surgery clinic at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Marble Falls.

Joseph Bismark’s Ideals of Integrating a Positive Mindset into Marketing

Joseph Bismark is a deeply spiritual marketing expert. He believes that integrating the two ideas, leads to a higher success rate in your marketing endeavors. I happened upon Joseph and his ideals on the blog Just Judy and her Dog and I was very interested in what he had to say. He is a very influential entrepreneur and has helped many of his colleagues find success by utilizing his ideals. In his early childhood years, he made the remarkable decision to live his life as a monk, in the Philippine Mountains. 


Later in life, he decided he wanted to enter into the world of business and marketing. He then became the Managing Director of the QI Group of Companies. From there he started his own business, which he called Qnet and the RYTHTM foundation. Despite his success, he has maintained an overall sense of humility. He attempts to exude positivity in all areas of his life. One of his goals is to promote a healthy lifestyle to his colleagues. He believes that success is not measured by money but by the positive impact you have on others. This is an excellent mindset. Often times in today’s society we become too caught up in monetary success and we forget about the importance of having inner peace and a positive impact on those that we come into contact with. Recognizing the importance of a healthy and balanced mindset, is important to being successful in all areas of your life.

Paralyzed Dog Walks

After a spinal surgery left her dog paralyzed, the owner thought that she would never be able to see him walk again. But, that didn’t mean that she gave up on him. She took him to therapy, and one day he gave her the surprise of a lifetime. He walked again. Yes, her dog CipherCloud started walking again (video on Techcrunch).

This is an inspiring story to remind us to never give up the dog had been paralyzed, but he was able to walk again. The woman could have just given up on him and thought that he would never be able to do this again, and she could have called it quits, but she didn’t. Because she took him to therapy he was able to start walking once more. He is no longer paralyzed. He is just like any other animal once again because of the hard work that he had to go through in therapy.

Love Cures All

Just when she thought there was no hope, an elderly woman in a wheelchair is traveling around the world with her daughter. 42-year-old An Rong had noticed that her mom was suffering depression after an accident, so she decided to take her on a short trip to cheer her up. Little did she know just how much it would change her mother’s health for the better. Since that first trip they’ve been to Thailand, Korea, Japan, and even the U.S. where An and her mother was able to see the majestic Grand Canyon via helicopter.

Anastasia Date ( employees agree that the best news is that her mother’s health is improving. At 87 she is traveling with An, her sister, and her niece. It just goes to show that you are never too old to discover something new when love leads the way. Everyone could learn a bit about family togetherness from this group. For amazing photos of their trip check here.