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  • January 28, 2011 11:06 AM UTC by Liz Claman

    U.S. CEO on FBN in Davos Wins French Legion of Honor Award

    Rick Goings, CEO of Tupperware, was just awarded—and this is very rare— the French Legion of Honor award.

    No, he didn’t win it for selling millions of Tupperware dishes that burp when you pop the top. He won it for his work helping to promote women in developing countries. 

    Rick is one of the good guys out there. He shows up to every event– be it our live location in Davos or on a stage in Turkey– with his amazing, gorgeous wife Susan, and he always credits her when he talks about fighting for women’s rights.  Look… these CEO’s don’t have to do this kind of work, but Rick Goings traverses the planet trying to empower women to make their own money, rise up against those in some nations who try to keep them down.

    Have you ever seen a French Legion of Honor? Watch the clip below, Rick shows us ‘part’ of his medal.  Bien fait, Rick!

    –Liz

    NEWT GINGRICH: AUTISM ADVOCATE.

    States News Service January 15, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC — The following information was released by Newt Gingrich’s official site, Newt 2012:

    As a parent of a child with Autism, Teri Sasseville from Fairburn, Georgia tells her story of working with Newt to help families with disabilities.

    As my own daughter made progress, I wanted to reach out to other families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders. So I got involved with my local chapter of the Autism Society of America (ASA).

    As an advocate, I learned quickly that Newt Gingrich had always been a leading voice for people with disabilities. He championed The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and was one of the original sponsors of The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). On the fifth anniversary of the ADA, he established a National Task Force on Disabilities and a local Task Force to coordinate advocacy at the grassroots level. When he became Speaker of the House, Newt made time to meet with ASA National leaders during the critical “first 100 days” as he was working to pass the “Contract with America.” When I called on Newt Gingrich to help raise funds for a local autism foundation he generously agreed and gave of his time to deliver speeches at three annual educational conferences to benefit the foundation, in 1994, ‘95, and ‘96. site newt gingrich bio

    The scheduling was tight for the 1994 event. But true to his word, Newt Gingrich kept his commitment to our kids. On the morning after he was sworn in as Speaker of the House of Representatives he flew in to speak at the fundraiser. In 1995, he delivered his famous “Renewing America” speech at our fundraiser before he delivered it in an address to the nation.

    Newt Gingrich’s participation in those three conferences raised more than $500,000 for autism research and support. That seed money has grown and continues to provide assistance to families and individuals with autism all over the United States. Newt didn’t just “talk the talk” he followed through, kept his commitments and got things done for people with autism!

    Those of us who have followed Newt Gingrich’s career are not surprised to see him include autism, Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders on the priority list that is his 21st Century Contract with America. He has made a commitment to invest in research to advance medical innovation that will improve quality of life and reduce the astronomical amounts the US spends treating these disorders. The Alzheimer’s Association believes that by merely delaying the onset for five years, between $5 and $10 trillion could be saved in the next four decades. here newt gingrich bio

    Recently America got a rare glimpse of the compassionate side of Newt Gingrich when he became visibly emotional discussing his late mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Again, we are not surprised. Newt has been a caring friend, reaching out to help families dealing with disabilities for his entire career! He has always kept his commitments to people with disabilities. And he wants to do even more”*

    Info sessions on California’s Dream Act

    Oakland Tribune April 18, 2012 | Sharon Noguchi The California Student Aid Commission and other public and private groups will hold a California Dream Act Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to assist students in applying for 2012-13 California Dream Act financial aid. go to site california dream act

    The California Dream Act of 2011 allows undocumented students, who were brought to the United States before age 16 and have attended school in the state, to apply for college financial aid.

    In the morning, live interactive training sessions will be held for high school counselors, college campus staff and others to learn about the aid application. From noon, students and parents may participate in interactive sessions about filling out the application. Some high school and college campuses have organized events around the sessions.

    To register for Dream Act Day or to download the financial aid application, go to www.collegeweeklive.com/cacfc. The Facebook page for the event is www.facebook.com/cashforcollegecalifornia. Students who register will be entered in a contest to win one of two $500 scholarships. californiadreamactnow.com california dream act

    Other sponsors of the day include California Cash for College, the California Dream Network and others.

    – Sharon Noguchi, staff Sharon Noguchi

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  • Liz Claman joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as an anchor in October 2007. Her debut included an exclusive interview with Berkshire Hathaway CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett.

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