Rick Shinto’s and Penelope Kokkinides’ Guidance of InnovaCare Health’s Health Outreach.

The fact that InnovaCare Health whose base is in New Jersey has not stopped it from reaching Puerto Rico to extend and offer its services after Hurricane Maria struck.


Currently, it runs one of the largest health plans in the island. Medicare Mucho Mas is the name given to the health care plan whose location is in San Juan. The city is still recovering from the hurricane hit, which lay almost everything to waste in its wake.


Healthcare facilities are either closed or were swept away, as doctors were also trying to cope. Moreover, the health professionals have a long trend of leaving the island for the mainland. This and the fact that there were blackouts which have now reduced to hours where they lasted for days. People moreover started finding shelter as the aftermath cleared.


‘Recargate’ or ‘Recharge’ a setup of MMM initially set up in Plaza las Americans shopping center initially started as a charging station that was temporary. It went on to transform to a makeshift clinic, where the Puerto Ricans flooded towards in search of care and counsel.


MMM President Orlando Gonzalez attested to the fact that Recargate has received over 20,000 visitors and an average of 130 per day. Being helped by Vice president Vivian Arthur, the program has developed outreach programs and established mobile clinics two weeks after the disaster.


Medicaid and Medicare are paying for the services provided to the patients. Moreover, corporations have also contributed food and drugs. Corporate communications vice president Annette Rodriguez added that the outreach programs had included home visits to the elderly to check on the elderly and to distribute supplies.


InnovaCare Health President and CEO, Dr. Richard Shinto, has credited Recargate for piloting in addressing health needs of the population and the outreach program for uncovering how social issues like poverty, lack of transport and housing instability affect health.


Penelope Kokkinides, an administrative officer at InnovaCare, attended a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss health care legislation. She put across that increase in funding is crucial to support medical services in Puerto Rico.


She went on to suggest that alterations should be made by the current administration in the Medicare Advantage, towards the benefit of the Puerto Ricans. She pointed out that making cuts in the payment for health services for the Puerto Ricans as responsible.


Kokkinides went on to advocate for the importance of women in the health industry.

Considering that Recargate has had to extend its closing time by months, its safe and relief to say that the program is making a difference.


One of the Leading International Firms in the Financial Advisory Services – Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital (MSC) is a top international firm in the field of investment banking. The firm recently engaged in a financial deal that saw Napoleon Machine Company acquire a credit facility where the Sterling Commercial Credit facilitated the loan. The Napoleon Machine is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company that was started in 2010 where it deals with manufacturing services, painting, precision machining, and customizable metal fabricating among others. Charles Botchway, the CEO of Madison Street Capital, announced of the particular financial transaction that was led by Barry Petersen who is the senior managing director along with the VP of Capital Markets known as Steven Richards.


Further, according to the article on PR.com, the loan facility awarded to Napoleon Machine would go a long way in growing and enhance its business in all its aspects. Barry Pettersen stated that the MSC company advised of a credit facility that would also accommodate a planned follow up to ensure Napoleon would not only expand its business in manufacturing but satisfy its client’s needs as well. Moreover, Kevin Febrey, the president of Napoleon Machine said that the MSC firm was very resourceful in helping his company in securing the credit facility as they listened and understood their concerns. He also added that the MSC helped in communicating the merits of the facility and further provided the Napoleon Machine with creative solutions that would propel their business into greater heights in the industry.



About Napoleon Machine Company


The Napoleon Machine Company provides the fabrication and machining services to its clientele who are from a diverse range of markets. The company is involved in serving various industries that include the automotive, aerospace, constructions, maritime, agriculture, and nuclear power generation among many more. Equally important, Napoleon manufactures high standard products that are designed according to the client’s specification where this applies to parts that weigh from 200 to 60,000 pounds. Some of the products in this category include oil pump frames, gearboxes, structural frames, centrifuge frames, machine bases, and crowds. Better still, Napoleon Machine is also capable of producing the missile launching tools, which require high engineering skills besides having the capacity in manufacturing other high-end products.


About Madison Street Capital


The Madison Street Capital has been in the investment banking industry for the past 13 years. Based in Chicago, the company offers international investment financial services that help organizations that are in both the public and private sector to grow. Its areas of expertise include valuation services, merger and acquisition, financial advisory, leadership skills, and many more. What’s more, Madison Street Capital leverages on serving the emerging markets as it views them as the driving force behind the global growth. Additionally, MSC is experienced in the finance sector and has assisted clients in many businesses areas as its staff are professional and knowledgeable, hence internationally ranked as one of the best investment banks in the middle market.


Read https://www.pr.com/press-release/700593 to learn more.

Larkin & Lacey

Despite cases of racial discrimination being reported Joe Arpaio the county Sherriff of Arizona continued profiling Latinos and other immigrants who were seeking services at the immigration office, the sheriff also arrested and detained immigrants without cause and charged them with suspicion a ruling which a court found to lack adequate proof.

Due to public outcry reporters, Michel Lacey and Jim Larkin did an article that targeted these claims against Arpaio without their knowledge that the case against the sheriff was an ongoing investigation leading to their arrest.

Joe Apario used this arrest to arrange for a particular prosecutor attorney Andrew Thomas to write a subpoena against the New Times asking them to provide all documentation relating to the story that Jim and Lacey did, as well as all internet website traffic information of the article.

In a bid to get information about the people who had read the article about human rights violations done by the sheriff and his staff and a case about his real estate dealings. Seeing as he could not pursue charges the attorney dropped the case against the two.

After their arrest, more newspapers picked up the Arpaio’s story based on the Jim and Lacey article and did more publications and reports making the case attract a lot of attention and receive national coverage. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

24 days after their arrest Jim and Lacey were released and went ahead to file a suit against the sheriff and releasing more incriminating material on corruption and malpractices, this suit settled for $3.7 million.

Because of the negative publicity from the cases against Arpaio, he did not get re-elected to a seventh term in office and in 2007 he got arrested for being in contempt of court in a Melendres suit. Despite this though, Arpaio aligned himself with Trump during his campaign and endorsed his candidacy very early even when most people were sure he could not get past the nomination stage.

This strategy helped Arpaio who received a pardon from President Donald Trump after he took office in the former sheriff’s defense the president explained that nationalists viewed him as a hero.

During the Sheriff’s tenure in office, the Latino community was undermined, and the officers that worked under Arpaio propagated the racist policies and nationalists supported this cause claiming that the sheriff and his office were protecting them from “Illegal Immigrants.” Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_Voice_Media

Human right movements started to come up as a result of the cases that were reported against Arpaio and rallied around the Latino community seeking to help them.

One such group is Jim and Lacey who used the proceeds from the settlement to create the Frontera Fund, a group that helps Latinos and other marginalized communities to fight for their First Amendment Rights.

This fund gained momentum and followers and as a result, applied more pressure on Arpaio’s administration and their efforts gained more traction when the sheriff was charged with criminal contempt in 2017.

Despite the president’s pardon people are more aware of his misdeeds since the case captured enough attention and there is hope that his racial segregation agenda can permanently be abolished.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart Test New Ground

The Chainsmokers have been considered divergent for a few years now. The New York based EDM duo, enjoyed their first hit single back in 2014. Since then they have continued to remain mainstream. Their music has garnered a loyal following, and has transcended boundaries. From their involvement in the songwriting, to Taggart providing lead vocals, the duo has attempted to set themselves apart from their contemporaries. Still relatively new to the industry, the duo is not slowing down, and continues to push boundaries. Their recent 2018 release “Sick Boy” is a foray in a completely new direction, one the duo believes to be important to their future. This is not the first time they have dared to be different. Back in 2016 the Chainsmokers broke new ground in their single “Closer”. In the song Andrew Taggart took lead vocals, something that EDM DJ’s never really do. Since that point the Chainsmokers have been testing new ground and bridging new directions.


“No one else was doing it,” Pall stated in an interview, recapping the decision to let Taggart take vocals. “So we were like, “Why Not”. According to Pall the group works hard to find their identity, stay abreast of what is going on, and forge ahead new ground. “In order to stay engaged and interesting you have to try new things,” Pall declares. The duo definitely tries new things. In addition to the lead vocals, Taggart and Pall also have a heavy hand in songwriting. Most EDM music is a remix of another artists work, or a collaboration where the DJ’s provide the beat to someone else’s words. The Chainsmokers like to talk to their audience, actually have a story beneath their backbeat. “Sick Boy” is definite proof of that, as the song speaks very clearly about a struggle the artists face. The song focuses on the perils of social media, its dependency, effects, and the horrors of celebrity oversaturation. As with “Closer” Taggart provides the lead vocals. The song feels as though the band is truly speaking to the audience, and is the step both artists want to take.



Living In The Moment With Luiz Carlos Trabuco

You can never count Luiz Carlos Trabuco out in matters banking. Trabuco, who found himself in Bradesco as a young man, has made a career out of banking. Today, Bradesco celebrates Carlos as the man who single-handedly built the company from the bottom up.

Recall, Trabuco, during his debut found Bradesco in a state of disrepair, but unlike other employees, Luiz’s mission was to leave the corporation better than he found it. We cannot say it has been an easy journey for Luiz Carlos Trabuco, but regardless, he has covered the miles diligently.

Bradesco is currently the second largest private bank in Brazil because of Trabuco’s unique management skills. As you can recall, Bradesco in 1969 was a completely different landscape from what it is today. The profit margin at the time was subject to review leave alone the company’s asset distribution.

CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco can now boast about turning the tables around after being able to stabilize the organization to its present state. To say the least, it has taken a man like Carlos to pull off such a stunt. However, all the credit cannot go to Trabuco alone. Mr. Luiz has been working closely with a team of capable men and women, people that have made Trabuco’s stay at Bradesco easy.

Read more: Bradesco deve anunciar sucessor de Trabuco antes do Carnaval

Carlos, after having a successful run as the company’s president, gets set to step down soon. As per the corporation’s traditions, it will be Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s role to choose a successor. Unfortunately, Trabuco is looking to the upright and so he has devolved such a role to the company’s executive.

Luiz expects the executive to choose a successor who will take Bradesco a thousand miles further than he did. Mind you, the successor does not have to come from the corporate circles as has been the norm in the banking situation.

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel as Bradesco has already found a likable candidate in Octavio de Lazari Junior. You might not know this but Mr. Lazari is one of the youngest in the business yet the most experienced. Therefore, Bradesco feels confident in having Octavio leads its team as Lazari’s energy is what the company needs at the moment to become number one.

Carlos Trabuco who will be downing his tools soon as the president of the company believes in Lazari’s abilities and that is why he has not shunned his endorsement to the organization according to valor.com.br. In truth, Octavio is the young version of Trabuco, only that Lazari is way better.

Leading Bradesco has never been easy and so Octavio will need all the help in the world to make his new company a success. Fortunately, the corporation has more than enough good will in helping Lazari succeed in his endeavors. Bradesco apart from increasing its number of vice presidents has appointed Luiz Carlos Trabuco as the chairman of the board. In a nutshell, a new dawn is coming to Bradesco, a future in which Carlos will still be there to witness.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www.meioemensagem.com.br/home/ultimas-noticias/2018/02/05/bradesco-anuncia-substituto-de-trabuco.html

Betsy DeVos: The Monopoly of the Public-School System

On both side of the aisle, there has been an increasing interest in the concept of school choice among younger school-aged children. While originally considered a Republican ideal, there are more Democrats who have become open to the idea of school choice. It is because of this that Betsy DeVos believes that her campaign to increase awareness of the school choice market will also solidify an age of unification when it comes to educational standards. She wants what is best for the American youth, which is something that has been expressed by both Republicans and Democrats.


In fact, as the education system continues to decline on a global scale, more people from both parties have expressed the desire to overhaul the system. The problem, Betsy DeVos tells Philanthropy Roundtable, is that the public-school system has not been challenged for many years. They’ve reached a state of complacency and they do not work to change, simply to maintain. While this may get them by when it comes to their student populations, it’s not going to be a good exercise for increasing the overall performance of the national education system. The international partnerships and collaborations present within the school system have only served to show how far behind American schoolchildren have become. Betsy DeVos believes that the only answer to this problem is to increase funding and attendance into school choice programs.


One of the major themes of the public-school system is that their student population is virtually ensured. They do not have to worry about students choosing to go other places, because most parents do not understand that there is a choice available to them. Because of this they sometimes operate in substandard ways, simply working to get by. By introducing a little bit of capitalism into the education system, public school systems will feel the squeeze to do better and attract more talent to their schools. In another way, these school choice systems will allow students to have access to better educational standards because they have worked hard to attract different students. In essence, the public-school system has a monopoly on education.


Philanthropy Roundtable wanted to discuss some of the reasons that Betsy DeVos believes that this type of program will help save the education system. Betsy DeVos explains that on many occasions she had been exposed to parents who would do anything to provide their children with better education, it was then that she understands how important these problems had become. Now, she has become a major advocate for school choice and her home state of Michigan is one of the biggest proponents of these type of programs. She has seen other states like Louisiana, Florida, and Illinois follow suit and remains encouraged that this will be a continuing pattern in the future. Parents will find that the options available to them through the school choice system will give them a greater control over their children’s future, something that is the most important to Betsy DeVos and her dedicated staff.


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Drew Madden Business Growth

Drew Madden is someone who has had a great career in the information technology industry. During his career, he was able to work for numerous companies. While working for a medical company, he learned various aspects of the medical industry. He noticed that costs were increasing rapidly. Few people could afford the medical care that they needed.

As a result, Drew Madden decided to start a company in the medical industry. Although it was difficult for him to raise the capital he needed, he recently left his job in order to run his company.


One of the most difficult parts of starting a business is getting the capital required to implement various business ideas. Drew Madden did not have the cash to pay for all of his business expenses. He tried to get a business loan, but most banks were unwilling to lend him money at a reasonable interest rate.

He decided to pitch his business idea to several investors. He eventually received some working capital from a local investor. He exchanged a percentage of his company in exchange for the capital. In the coming years, Drew Madden wants to raise additional capital in order to fund various projects.

Changing Medical Care

There are numerous issues with the current medical system. Not only are costs increasing, but technology is not used appropriately. One of the best ways to use technology is to help prevent diseases before they actually begin. Preventing a disease is much less expensive than treating a disease. There are many people who are willing to pay for preventive health services.

Drew Madden’s company focuses on helping people live a healthy lifestyle. If people would eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, they would have a much lower risk of developing a major illness. Medical costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States today. Spending time and money on health can actually save money over a long period of time. Working with Drew Madden is a great decision for anyone who wants to save money on medical costs.

Scott Rocklage: Leading an Exemplary Life in Fighting Disorders

In the recent times, Expansion Therapeutics has been on the forefront raising finances in support for initiating the fight against genetic disorders. One of the major defection include myotonic dystrophy type I. It is also known as DM1. It is one of the causes of muscular dystrophy among adults. In response to this and many others, the company has availed $55.3 million among other funds in the fight against it. It is believed that the symptoms are expressed when the ribonucleic acids reach a toxic level in the body. A group of volunteer individuals and companies accomplishes the financing. They include Novartis Venture Fund, Sanofi Ventures, 5AM Ventures, RA Capital Management, Kleiner Perkins, and Alexandria Venture Investments.


In details, RNAs are DNA molecules that are transferred, and they are then converted into proteins. In case the production of these RNAs reaches lethal levels within the cells, DM1 condition happens. This condition makes all the systems in the body to be defective. The likes of hormonal, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems become weak in their functions. The worst result is that this condition is transferrable from one generation to another. It becomes a genetic issue. In the current medical world, the treatment for this condition is yet to be found.


Expansion Therapeutics majors in the creation of medicines that can cure all illnesses related to RNA. Most of its concerns lie in expansion repeat disorders. These disorders are inherited from one generation to another and are seen to respond slowly to medical interventions available. The defective genes cause them. The company takes time to research the Matthew D. Disney laboratory. A wonderful managing partner at 5AM Ventures, Scott Rocklage gave a press release that addressed the matter. Scott went to University of California in Berkeley where he received a degree in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He later went to Massachusetts Institute of technology and got a Ph.D. in Chemistry. During his times at MIT, Scott Rocklage was deep in research at Richard R. Schrock laboratory. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 in Chemistry. Scott Rocklage joined as a venture partner at 5AM Ventures in 2003 and later on became a managing partner in 2004. Lean more: http://people.equilar.com/bio/scott-rocklage-cidara-therapeutics-/salary/913398#.WWaMA9PytTY

Take The Stress Out of Party Planning

Planning a special event involves a substantial amount of time, effort, and planning. It can be very helpful to stay organized and to keep a planner and lists. It is a also a good idea to pick a theme and to keep it simple. Stick to your theme. That way you are much less likely to get overwhelmed, and your party or event will look much more put-together. It will also be less confusing and all over the place.


You may want to consider offering a drink bar and even include a specialty concoction on your drink menu. Instead of having large portions and entrées, appetizers are a really great food option. Finish off the evening with some fun favors to send home with your guests and don’t forget to have fun. Your guests will enjoy the party if their host or hostess is not frazzled and stressed out. Be calm and communicate that you have it all under control. Corporate event planners in NYC are a great choice and aid when you are planning a corporate event since it can be a very big event to plan for.


If kids will be attending your function but it is more of an adult get-together, be sure to keep them occupied at a table designated just for them. Be sure to include activities for them to do and to offer kid-friendly food and drink choices.


It is always a good move to send out invites. And invites can communicate your theme and will also give you a good idea of how many guests to expect. It is also a useful tool for relaying information about your party with a personal touch.


Twenty Three Layers will bring your special event to the next level and is sure to be memorable. From corporate events to charitable get-togethers, Twenty Three Layers has it covered.


Twenty Three Layers has access to exclusive establishments, the most in-demand vendors and is s great way to host a stress-free function. They are the go-to event planning company NYC and has experienced event planners, so you don’t have to worry.

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Betsy DeVos Makes A Difference In Education

The Trump Administration is going to go down in history for a number of different reasons. Perhaps most of all, President Trump will be remembered and acknowledged for willingly bucking convention and turning away from establishment politics as usual. Part of President Trump’s promise to ‘drain the swamp’ entailed filling his cabinet with high-level professionals who would otherwise not have had a chance to work with the government. Betsy DeVos has spent her entire life working in the private sector to try and influence the state of education within the United States of America. Now, DeVos has a chance to render change throughout the entire United States as she was recently named the Secretary of Education and leader at the Department of Education.


Betsy DeVos will be taking up her position in the Department of Education with a ton of energy being expended to push against her. DeVos was narrowly confirmed by the Senate, requiring a tie-breaking vote to be cast by the Vice President, but she was still able to take office. DeVos was selected by President Trump to head the Department of Education thanks to her years of service trying to make conservative education reform a stalwart of the right’s political platform.


DeVos was born and raised in Michigan and it was there that she spent her formative years as an adult trying to sway the state of education in the country. Betsy DeVos ascribes to the same concepts that were made popular by Milton Friedman almost fifty years ago. Like Friedman, DeVos believes in the power of school choice and the freedoms that come along with it. Liberty and freedom from government intervention are the backbones of most conservative policies so it only makes sense that DeVos has been able to popularize the school choice movement.


Still, as a newcomer to the political machine, Betsy DeVos will need to be able to push back against the forces that will try to slow her down. Mike Cox is a former state AG and a prominent establishment Republican. Mr. Cox has known Betsy DeVos for a long time and he immediately came out to speak in support of her nomination and subsequent confirmation. Mike Cox pointed out how, in the realm of Michigan politics, Betsy DeVos managed to really put fear into her political rivals thanks to her ‘steely resolve’ and ability to push through any obstacles in order to stick to her ideals.


Betsy DeVos most importantly is a reformer and reformers in high-ranking political positions are known to get things done. Betsy DeVos has the mandate of the President at her back and she has the support of the Republican party behind her. Still, Betsy DeVos isn’t someone who plays politics for the fun of it. DeVos has shown time and again that she is willing to fight for what she believes in even if it goes against party lines. The complexion of DeVos’ life as a politician should bring many people on both sides of the political aisle some level of hope.


For updates, follow Betsy DeVos on Facebook.