Rocketship Education; Transforming the Prosperity Odds for San Jose Children

Rocketship Education is a public charter school that was established in 2007 and currently operates nearly 25 schools in California. In the past, San Jose was the place where the American Dream was realized with low-income children having a great opportunity at prosperity just like their counterparts in Denmark and Canada. With time, the situation changed due to increased housing rates and unemployment altering the odds for children from low-income families. The charter school was founded with efforts to ensure San Jose’s children from less privileged homes accessed quality education to make their way to college.

Since its founding, Rocketship has partnered with community establishments, teachers, and parents in ensuring only the best services for the children. The charter school has gained much national recognition for its initial test scores as well as a blended-learning method that incorporated traditional teaching with an online and computerized approach.

In 2013, the D.C Public Charter School Board granted Rocketship the mandate to launch eight other schools in the District with the one at Ward 8 being the first and was located opposite Woodland Terrace.According to Jacque Patterson, who is the Regional Director of the charter school, Rocketship Education wanted to operate as a neighborhood school as opposed to a District charter accepting all applications from any D.C kid from the Ward 8 neighborhood. Furthermore, she revealed that over 40% of the requests were from families residing in the Woodland Terrace housing complex. In the 2016-2017 school years, Rocketship Education passed over 350 children in kindergarten through to second grade.

Another great thing about the D.C Public Charter school is that parents assist in interviewing and hiring educators before the onset of classes, unlike in other schools where parents get to meet their children teacher on the first day of school. The interviewing process is conducted by a group of parents who may either sway the decision to hire or reject the educators. Furthermore, the parents take the interviewing job seriously by close examination of each of the applicant to ensure their kids get nothing but the best.

During a recent interview with Education Week, Preston Smith, the CEO, and Co-founder of the Charter School clarified that parent participation was a significant part of the chain that began in 2007 in San Jose, California.


Securus Provides Crime Prevention Option

One of the biggest challenges that law enforcement facilities have is finding a way to control crime inside the prison system. While prisons are full of people who are currently serving sentences, there is still a large amount of crimes that are planned and committed by people that are currently behind bars. Those law enforcement facilities that are looking for ways to improve their security measures should consider using the technology provided by Securus Technologies.


Securus Technologies is currently one of the leading providers of communication and security services to the law enforcement industry. They have been in business for about 10 years and currently serve more than 1,000 facilities across the country. The main product that the company sells and services is there video visitation platform. This platform allows the user to connect via a secure video messaging service to a loved one or friend.


This video visitation service has provided an incredible amount of convenience for both inmates and the facilities. It has drastically reduce the need for in person visitation, which has had a great administrative and security benefit. Those that use the service can also take advantage of the monitoring service that is provided by Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies will be able to monitor any calls that are flags by the law enforcement facility. These calls can then be forwarded on to the facility or local law-enforcement officers. In several different situations, the company has noticed illegal activity being planned on a call. This has helped to prevent crime from occurring both inside and outside of the facility.


Beneful Dog Food at Walmart

Walmart has multiple choices of Beneful Dog food. They vary by sizes, wet and dry dog food. Customers can also choose between single and bundle packages. Beneful Dog Food prices at Walmart are affordable. Customers can even choose a high-quality dog food with real ingredients. Beneful coupons are available on Walmart coupon site. Walmart normally rollback prices every Wednesday at 12:01 am PT.

Beneful dog food prices vary by sizes and the type of food. One option available on is Purina Beneful Originals with Real Salmon. It is a 31.1 lb. bag of dry food that cost $26.99. Currently, the 15.5 lb bag is on sale for $18.89. It comes with omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals and it supports dogs skin and gives a glossy coat. This product is great for dogs that love a tender and crunchy bite. Walmart doesn’t have the option of wet or dry healthy weight with real salmon.

Purina Beneful Healthy Weight with Real Chicken Dry Food is a 15.5 lb. bag that only cost $13.98. It is a calorie-smart nutrition that can help maintain a healthy weight. Dogs will get the luxury of eating real chicken.

Purina Beneful Chopped Blends with Chicken, Carrots, Peas & Wild Rice Wed Dog Food is only $1.77 per 10 oz plastic tub. It is considered to be finely chopped, blended well and a great taste for dogs.

Purina Beneful Prepared Meals Beef Stew All stages Wet Dog Food comes in a package of eight. There are 10, 8 oz plastic tubs for $17.20. It comes with healthy digestibility, powerful nutrients.

Currently, Walmart has special prices on IncrediBites for small dogs. It is a 15.5 lb dry food bag for $26.39. Beneful Baked Delight Hugs Nestle Purina Pet Care Pro is on sale for $4.49. It is a 8 oz. bag full of dog treats. Visit to find more Beneful dog food options. To know more about Beneful click here.

Desiree Perez – Helping Roc Nation Achieve Success through Strategic Business Initiatives

The highly awaited deal between Live Nation and Jay-Z, amounting to $150 Million, has finally been concluded. Moreover, Jay-Z has been calling out to other industry leaders to buy a stake in his record label business, Roc Nation. The $150 Million deal between Jay-Z and Live Nation was signed in 2008 for the tenure of 10 years.  Check for additional article to read.

Live Nation is hoping that it would continue to be associated with the lucrative touring deal, but for now, has parted ways with the Jay-Z’s record label business. Moreover, as per the sources, the 360 deal between Live Nation and Jay-Z won’t be continuing, but Live Nation has bought the artistic rights and has a stake in the Jay-Z’s recorded music. However, going forward Live Nation won’t be buying a stake in recorded music anymore as it has discontinued that business completely. Few of the artists working with Roc Nation are Meek Mill, Fat Jose, Shakira, Rihanna, and Jay-Z. More of this on

Desiree Perez has known Jay-Z for many years and is his close friend for many years. Desiree Perez holds many roles as the close Jay-Z aide and serves the role of financial advisor, strategic planner, accountant, and negotiator. Desiree Perez has played a vital role in cracking many of the important deals for Roc Nation and its artists including Samsung Deal for Rihanna. Desiree Perez is known in the industry as a very strategic and fierce negotiator and has helped Roc Nation get some of the most profitable deals that have added to the company’s revenue substantially. She continues to provide strategic guidance on every aspect of Roc Nation’s business.  For Dez timeline activities, click on

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If Jay-Z is the owner of Roc Nation and its subsidiary businesses, Desiree Perez is the face of these businesses. She has been taking care of the businesses owned by Jay-Z for over two decades and has an extensive experience in the music and showbiz industry.

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Participation Of Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega In The Media Industry

Gone are the days when Mexico newspapers relied on ad revenue from the government. Today, the journalism has changed. Though it is said that some big TV companies concentrate more on supporting politicians instead of practicing investigative journalism. Many media outlets are on the rise; they are changing the political trends of the country. The role played by the country’s politics has been seen in local magazines and newspapers, radio broadcasts and numerous posters stuck on the walls of urban avenues.

Grupo Televisa has dominated the television industry in Mexico. There are however several other 24-hour cable TV from which residents can watch the news and several programs. Different from the past where there was only one media outlet. Mexico has a very dynamic magazine market. The leadings brands are Nexos which is said to be a bit dense and Proceso which is a compelling brand. Letra Libres is another magazine that focuses on cultural affairs and is accused of being pretentious. New brands have joined the market; they are Chilango, Emeequis, and Gatopardo.

About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
The great Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was born in Mexico City on 17th January 1962. Alfonso still lives in Mexico; he graduated with a bachelor degree in law from UNAM. In 1997, he was elected to serve as a member of the board of director of Televisa group. In 1999, he was appointed the chief financial officer of Televisa. He was named the executive vice president of Televisa in 2000, and in 2015 he became a fellow of the board of directors Group Financiero Banorte. He also became the president of the board of Kardias Foundation in 2015. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a proud member of the group of entrepreneurs and friends of the fantastic four of televise. The group has distinguished its self through its leadership in finance. The media company has had its share of bad revenue years, but it has remained dominant in cable and satellite television in Mexico. They purchased Hevi Group and became one of the most important Spanish-language media company. Outside Televisa group, Alfonso is a member of the board of directors of Univision Communications, international television group, Operbes, Innova, Cablemas Telecomunicaciones and the American Society.

Exploring Oxford, England With Kim Dao Is A Fun Experience

When beauty and lifestyle blogger Kim Dao and her friend Emily visit Oxford University in England, there are bound to be some fun times involved. In a July, 2017 video, Kim and her friend explore the area around the famous university, and partake of a traditional English breakfast at a pub-style restaurant. Learn more:


This video opens with Kim Dao eating a snack, and playing with her friend’s dog, at her friend’s house. After looking at some photos that they took at a movie studio tour the previous day, the young women decide to venture out into the city of Oxford. Learn more:


A highlight in many Kim Dao videos is when she visits various restaurants for meals or snacks. Kim often includes appetizing closeup shots of the menus and foods from the restaurants she visits, as she does in this video.


The young women take a stroll through an Oxford shopping district, then head over to the lovely campus of Oxford University. Excellent views of the campus, including gardens, some of the classically designed buildings, and expanses of greenery are shown as Kim Dao and Emily tour the grounds. Learn more:


When Kim Dao and Emily finish visiting the university and are back at Emily’s house, they share some leftover food from a famous U.S.-based fast food chain, and play with Emily’s dog, before going to sleep. Learn more:



Every business entity is involved in various financial transactions that could be sales, investments, lending, and borrowing. It creates a demand for different financial services and as such is Double Rock Corporation which is a successful financial technology firm specializing in cash – related solutions to banks and innovative cash management, dealers, qualified plans and the retail market. Bruce Bent II is an alumnus of Northeastern University where he pursued Bachelor of Science (Philosophy) and graduated in 1991.

Has been instrumental in the success of Double Rock Corporation where he has worked since 1991. Currently, he is the vice chairman and president of the corporation. Over the years the Double Rock Corporation has grown to wholly own various subsidiaries and affiliates such as; Access Control Advantage Inc, Landing Rock Group LLC, Island Intellectual Property LLC, LIDs Capital LLC and Intrasweep LLC. Bent acts as a senior executive in each of these subsidiaries. The Island Intellectual Property LLC specializes in patent licensing in the financial industry and has over 60 privately held patents.

As a successful and proven manager, Bent oversaw the tremendous growth and expansion of The Reserve which is a market mutual fund. He oversaw orderly liquidation and sale of some of the firms’ affiliates and divisions following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in the financial crisis of 2008. Some of the companies’ subsidiaries were voluntarily shut down by the management with investors in the Reserve Primary Fund receiving 99% on the dollar for their original investments and a 100% on the dollar for other investments.

Due to Bents massive success in the financial services industry, he has been quoted in several publications namely; the Financial Times, Wall Street and New York Times among others. He also featured in the book, Leadership Secrets of the World Most Successful CEOs and previous he was an investment columnist with China Press and World Journal publications.

Bruce Bent II has been involved in numerous entrepreneurial entities including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, health care financing, business consulting, financial technologies, intellectual property and asset management. Bent is a part of various organizations namely the Young Presidents’ Organization, a board 99 Jane Street Condominium Association, Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Manhattan and has worked on the President’s consultative Council of Scenic Hudson.

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Timothy Armour: A Financial Legend and Capital Group Veteran

With over thirty years of experience in the financial markets industry, Timothy Armour’s extensive experience gives him a solid industry knowledge including marketing trends. He is therefore well positioned to identify unique investment opportunities and vehicles capable of good returns on investment. Recently he weighed in on the going debate on the suitability of passive and active index funds investment vehicles. Mr. Armour notes that investing in passive index funds as commonly fronted by billionaire serial investor Warren Buffet has several advantages including significant low volatility considering the prolonged market bull run. However, he notes that passive index funds can expose investors to 100 percent volatility during economic downturns. This leads to 100 percent on the part of investors.

On the other hand, he argues that active index funds have the potential of high returns on investment over a short period of time despite their significantly high volatility. Timothy Armour therefore opines that, whether active or passive, these investment vehicles come with significant risks that can lead to financial losses. He therefore opines that the primary key to successful investment finding a good and experienced financial manager that will manage your investment at a reasonably low cost. He advises that investors should opt for financial managers who have also invested in the investment vehicle of choice. This high sense of ownership will drive the manager to manage your financial investment effectively. The Middlebury College alumnus also believes that experience and low management cost are vital for successful management.

Views on the 2015 Market Selloff and Post-Trump Market Changes

Timothy Armour believes that the recent market selloff that originated from China was a normal as it was part of the market cycle. He argued that the markets were curling the risky investments made over the years. He holds that despite the market selloff and economic turbulence in China, the country still remains a robust investment destination with economic growth higher than most countries around the world. He also believes the recent turbulence in the American market following the election of President Trump will normalize over time once concrete policies have been put in place. The current chairman and chief executive officer at Capital Group holds that the markets are simply reacting to the economic policy uncertainties in the country.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin See How They Can Help Others

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are helpers. They do what they can to help people who are struggling or who are unable to help themselves in different situations. They do a lot of different things to help these people and have been able to help with different things.

From reporting on corrupt officials to now running an organization that can be used to fund different opportunities for people in different situations, the men know that they are able to do a lot of things for people so that they can help them with nearly everything that they have to offer.

Larkin and Lacey started out as reporters. They reported on injustices and things that were corrupt in their community as well as around the rest of the country. They were reporting on a sheriff in their own area when they suffered a human rights violation of their own.

This was something that they had to deal with and something that was difficult for them. They were arrested for their freedom of speech and the freedom of the press that they had in the United States. It was a difficult arrest and something that significantly disrupted their lives. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida

Both of the men made the decision to fight the arrest. They were not going to go down for something that was their own rights. The arrest was unconstituational. They knew this first because it was something that they had dealt with through other people that they were trying to help. They also knew it because this was the same sheriff’s office that they had reported on.

The entire office was unconstitutional and it was something that the men knew that they would have to deal with now that they had been arrested even though they were within their own rights.

This arrest ended up being something that was beneficial for the men. They knew that it was something that they would have to deal with but since they fought it, they were actually able to win against the sheriff’s office.

They got a large sum of money from the office. It was over three million dollars and they used it for the good of other people. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin set up the Frontera Fund with the money that they got from the sheriff and they are now able to provide financial help to other people who are dealing with human rights violations.

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BMWs from Beverly Hills Auto

As most people know in this day and age, buying a new car doesn’t make sense from an economical standpoint. This is why when looking for luxury vehicles; such as a BMW, it is more beneficial to buy used. Not only will used BMWs save you money from a lower buying price, but you also won’t have to worry about the thousands of dollars lossed in depreciation on a new vehicle. One of the best used BMW models to look for is the 3 series; well-known for its strong performance, superb fuel economy, and refined interior.

When on the search for a used BMW, it’s helpful to look at your local dealers and find some of the models you like. If you are in the market for a used BMW, the Beverly Hills Auto Group offers several models! The Beverly Hills Auto is located in Woodside, New york. Beverly Hills Auto also offers trade-in advice over live chat. Beverly Hills Auto has the used BMW for you!