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Food and Beverage Market leader OSI Group

OSI Group has been in the Food and Beverage industry for over 100 years after its foundation in the year 1909. It first started operating in Aurora, Illinois as a small shop serving meat to its customers. The company has since grown to become a market leader and the leading provider of value-added protein items and other food products to retailers and distributors.

OSI Group, formerly known as OSI Industries, Inc has provided job opportunities to over 100,000 people in all of its 65 current locations across the globe. CEO of OSI Group Sheldon Lavin is responsible for most of the company’s success and growth over the years with his strategic market-focus approach. Sheldon’s experience and emphasis on green innovations have seen the company rise to become a dominant force in the global market.

With operations in over 17 counties, OSI Group continues to expand and grow while providing its customers with leading-edge food solutions. The company operates eight factories in China alone, and it is the nation’s leading provider of poultry. OSI Group’s focus in China is due to the large size of consumers and population compared to any other country. The company is also planning expansion facilities in Geneva IL and Hungary, which are expected to increase its production capacity.

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OSI Group became aggressive in its expansion during the new millennium.OSI Group has participated in some acquisitions and joint ventures in the past, which has boosted its exponential growth. In 2014, OSI Group entered into a venture with Pickstock, a UK based company. The venture enabled the company to expand its beef distribution throughout Europe.

The acquisition of Tyson production plant in Chicago in 2016 for an estimated $7.4 million helped OSI Group to increase its storage capacity since Tyson production happened to be near their Chicago facility. The company was also involved in the acquisition of Hynek Schlachthof GmbH and Flagship Europe in 2016. According to its CEO, Sheldon Lavin OSI Group is committed to offering more to its customers. Therefore, it is not about to stop its growth and expansion plans anytime soon.

Read More: www.thecaterer.com/articles/493412/osi-group-acquires-flagship-europe

Betsy DeVos Gives towards Positive Change

Betsy DeVos has been an active politician since her college days at Michigan University. She was then known as Elisabeth Prince, and she would always vie for political positions that interested her in the college. Due to her influence and ability to deliver her promises, students elected her in various positions to represent them. Many reports show that she always met the people’s expectations and surpassed them. In a similar way, Betsy DeVos pursues political interests to the present day. Betsy takes on projects or initiatives that help transform the society in a positive manner. She was elected as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party four consecutive times. She has also held many political positions and chaired committees and commissions that form political parties. However, right now she has shifted her attention to cases that are related to education reform system.

Betsy and Dick DeVos believe that the current education system is limiting to the kids, who come from the wrong zip codes. These children are most times unable to achieve the American dream thanks to the limits of the old public school system. Betsy and Dick DeVos mainly give towards Charter and Voucher Schools with the intention of helping the needy kids, who cannot afford the fees in the schools. In an interview, Betsy said that the couple began giving to these schools when they were just young in marriage. They attended a school meeting at Potters House School, which is owned by Bishop Jakes. The couple realized that albeit most parents in the school could hardly afford the fees in the schools, they opted to put their kids in the schools because the environment was safe. Betsy and Dick started paying tuition fees for some of the kids in the school. They also identified other similar schools and began a support program for the kids, who were enrolled there. Betsy and Dick wanted to reduce the dropout rates and give the kids a better future.

Betsy also has a passion to help the people, who are less privileged; a virtue which she learned from her parents. Luckily, Betsy married Dick DeVos, a man who came from a family that was even more philanthropic work. Dick, just like Betsy, is a philanthropist, and together they have founded the Dick and Betsy family Foundation, which donates to noble courses in the society. Albeit the two are criticized for giving towards political courses, they are more given to philanthropic giving and the former is only pocket change in comparison to the latter.Betsy DeVos is also known as a disruptor of the norm. She easily deviates from a course, which she finds not beneficial to the society. As a result, many people have called her an activist, who influences people towards more beneficial courses. Betsy is also an innovator.

 

Meet man behind Televisa’s dominance: Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega

     Televisa is a leading multimedia company in Spanish speaking countries. The company also operates cable television services to the Mexicans and direct-to-home satellite TV services.

The company was founded in 1973 by Emilio Azcarraga Vidaurreta. Televisa also serves the United States market through Univision Company and has control of over 66% of 465 televisions operating in Mexico.

Since its launch, the company has been under Azcarraga family where up to date, has been led by three generations of this family. Each is passing the leadership of the company to his son after his death.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is Televisa’s managing director and Executive Vice President since 2009.

Televisa’s assets and services

Televisa is the leading media conglomerate ( a company with more other smaller often unrelated companies) in Latin America followed by Grupo Globo. The company is involved in the following industries;

Television broadcasting services

Distributing Television programs globally

Satellite services such as direct-to-home satellite

Newspapers, magazines and books publishing and distribution.

The subsidiary company involved include; Vanidades, TVyNovelas, Rolling Stone Mexico among others

Cable TV called Televisa Networks which brings together more than ten companies and internet portals

Film production and marketing such as Telenovelas are the most popular worldwide and run for one season.

The TV shows created and distributed by the company include;

Alborada

Alma de Hierro

Amigo and Friends

Mar de Amor

Pasion

Real Love among others.

The company has employed over 25,000 people and posted a profit of over US$672.7 million (2012).

About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a name you won’t miss when you ask about Televisa. He has been in management position since 1997 when he first joined the board. After that, he was elected as the CFO and later the Executive VP of the Largest Media Company in Latin America.

Before this epic rise, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega worked as a lawyer at White & Case LLP in New York City which later inspired him to launch his own law firm Minajares, Angoitia, Cortes y Furntes, S.C.

He is also a philanthropist and offers his services to the community. He chairs the board of Trustees of Kardias A.C.

 

OSI Group a Leader in the Food Service Sector

OSI Group, a privately owned meat processing company is one of the leading service providers in the retail and foods services sector. Based in Aurora Illinois, the company supplies not only meat, but also sea food, vegetable and vegetable products, fruits and also products made from cheese. The company manufacturing divisions in the United States, in Europe and in the Asia pacific and was previously known as OSI Industries before the name was changed to the present name, The OSI Group.

The Background of OSI Group

The company’s roots can be traced to Germany. Otto Kolschowsky moved from Germany and settled in the United States where he established family meat company two years after he had settled in America. The company grew and in 1917, Otto ventured into the wholesale meat business. In 1928, Otto changed the name of the company to Otto and Sons and the company’s reputation grew because they business continued to provide locals with quality meats.

OSI Group maintains Its Reputation

Today, the OSI Group has continued to provide outstanding services to its clients in the food industry through quality products made to order solution. The company is a global leader in food business and many well-known food companies depend on the OSI Group for innovative solutions to their intricate food development and processing requirements.

OSI Recognized for Commendable Work

In 2011, Forbes listed the company as one of the biggest private companies at number 136 because OSI Groups commands annual revenue of about $3 billion. In 2016, the company moved higher up the rankings in the listings of Forbes at number 58 with revenues of over $6 billion. The image of the OSI Group has always been one of distinction as evidenced by their UK division getting awarded with the respected Globe of Honor Award. This was given to them in 2016 by the British Safety Council and was given because of the commendable manner in which the company managed environmental risks

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George Soros strengthen the world around him

George Soros has become a beloved political contributor inside Democratic circles. He has also become one of the leading philanthropists in the country. George Soros has given more than $12 billion dollars to a variety of organizations and causes. He has financially contributed to organizations and people who fight freedoms that every man deserves to have including freedom of expression. He is also fighting for governments to be held accountable and transparent. George Soros’ financial contributions has been geared towards people groups who have discrimination strictly for who they are.

George Soros has financially supported the Roma people, drug users, sex workers and the LGBTI people. George Soros has faced discrimination as a child. In 1930, George Soros was born in Hungary and later survived the 1944-1945 Nazi occupation of his home, which saw the murder of more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews. George Soros and his family escape the violence by hiding their true background, using fabricated identity papers and helping others do the same. Read his profile at Forbes.

George Soros left Hungary in 1947, when the Communists were beginning to seize power. He left for London, where we found work as a porter and waiter. He attended the London School of Economics. In 1970, George Soros emigrated to the United States. Upon arriving to New York he opened his hedge fund group the Soros Fund Management, which ended up making him one of the most successful investors in the history of America. George Soros then used his successes to launch the Open Society Foundations.

The Open Society Foundations is a collaborative network of organizations, partners and projects in over 100 countries. According to Politico, George Soros believes that that societies can only flourish when they allow a democratic government to grow, freedom of expression and respect individual rights.

George Soros first got into philanthropy in the late 1970s, giving scholarships to black kids living under apartheid in South Africa. In the 1980s, George Soros spoke on the need for the exchange of ideas in the Communist Eastern Bloc. After the Berlin Wall fell, George Soros opened the Central European University. The university became a school that stimulated critical thinking. After the Cold War, George Soros grew his philanthropy work to the United States, Africa and Asia. In the United States, George Soros fired back against the “war on drugs,” saying it does not help but only harms people.

Learn more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/

George Soros continues to tire but still takes an active role in the Open Society Foundations. George Soros travels advocating for positive changes meeting with global leaders who will listen, both in private and in public. He is also a supporter of several organizations including the International Crisis Group. Read more on NYTimes.com.

The Impressive Strategy of Fabletics

Fabletics has achieved what seemed to be the impossible. Fashion is a hard enough industry to succeed in, but with Amazon controlling 20 percent of the entire industry’s e-commerce market, succeeding in fashion is even harder. Despite the odds, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is doing just that.

Kate Hudson has brilliantly grown Fabletics into a $250 million business in just three years. Part of Fablietic’s success comes from its participation in the ‘activewear’ movement. Activewear has become very popular among millennials. It’s athletic wear that they can also wear when out and about. And Fabletics is one of the most affordable brands making activewear.

Having affordable products isn’t all Fabletics offers. Especially today, consumers want more than just good prices. High-value brands are no longer based on price and quality. The modern consumer wants something more for their favorite companies. These days, companies are focused on created better customer experience, last-mile service, and brand recognition.

Like another e-commerce companies, like Warby Parker, Fabletics is expanding into the real world. Its strategy of opening physical stores is paying off big time. Currently, the brand only has 16 stores in places like Hawaii, Florida, and California. Soon, it’ll be ready to open more stores.

Fabletics even invented an innovative strategy to opening its physical stores. Most retail stores get killed by people looking around their stores but never buying anything. People do that because they’re going to buy what they want from another company online for cheaper. Fabletics figured out a way to use people’s browsing habits to boost sales at its stores.

Fabletic’s retail stores host events and other activities to get to know the local markets and build relationships. Those stores use the knowledge to stock their inventory with products that customers in that area are more likely to purchase, thus, making the customers feel special.

There are a lot of people talking about Fabletics, but the brand’s biggest accomplishment is price. Everything about Fabletics can easily rival that of other more expensive brands, but Fabletic’s prices have no competition. Members can get two or three Fabletics items for the same price of one pair of Lululemon leggings. Better still; members can skip monthly membership fees if they aren’t going to buy anything that month.

Anyone interested in Fabletics should take their lifestyle quiz.

Paul Mampilly:Helping Ordinary People Gain Wealth Through Investing

Not long ago Paul Mampilly was directing multi-billion dollar funds for asset management firms. But after seeing countless small investors lose their money while fund managers thrived, he left Wall Street after 20 years and is committed to helping average Americans to make millions of dollars. Mampilly does so through his subscription service The Professional Speculator. Through it he advises clients of his Durham, North Carolina based firm Capuchin Consulting and gives them the benefit of his vast knowledge of financial management.

As the financial crisis was beginning, Paul Mampilly won the prestigious John Stapleton Foundation prize for helping investors make record returns through his accurate market analysis. As editor and investment director of FDA Trader he created lucrative investment ideas for Agora Financial. Now he’s created the Profits Unlimited and Extreme Fortunes financial newsletters to show average Americans how to amass wealth through investing in stocks. The investment advisory newsletter has 60,000 weekly subscribers. They use the information to control their brokerage accounts. Paul Mampilly also has an infomercial showing his success at picking stocks.

Paul Mampilly studied financial engineering at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Economics at Hunter College and earned an MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. He says his college degree got him a Wall Street job, but reading over a 1000 books on investing and trial-and-error has led to his success. Mampilly lets subscribers see his model portfolio and gives them guidance on future trends like the millennial generation’s preferences, the Internet of Things and hardware and software advances. He walked away from Wall Street because he wanted to help more ordinary people and that is just what he’s doing now.

In addition to his unique vision and ability to understand the machinations of the stock market, Paul Mampilly’s diverse skillset also sets him apart. He has a solid background in investments, hedge funds, portfolio management, equities, asset management, mutual funds, trading, alternative investments, financial analysis, valuation, investment strategies and much more. Add his ability to communicate with investors in simple, easy-to-understand terms and its easy to see why his client base is growing exponentially.

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Clear All of Your CBE Doubts with Ricardo Tosto

The Brazilian Capitals Abroad (CBE) has made it mandatory for all the permanent residents of Brazil who hold any sorts of foreign assets to submit an annual and a quarterly declaration to CBE without fail. One of the eminent lawyers of Brazil, Ricardo Tosto warns the people to submit the declarations in the stipulated time so that all sorts of problems and harassment can be avoided. If anyone does not file the declaration, gives a false declaration, provides, an incomplete declaration or a declaration with error could be heavily penalized. Here, the fine can go up to an amount of 250000 dollars. Ricardo Tosto mentions that the people should submit both the annual and the quarterly declarations online on the website of the Central Bank of Brazil following all the necessary procedures for eliminating the chances of paying any kind of penalty.

Ricardo Tosto is one of the famous lawyers of Brazil who has been in this profession for more than fifteen years, and he helps the people to have a better understanding of the legal system of Brazil. The legal system of Brazil, in particular, is a very complicated one and tough for the common people to understand. Ricardo Tosto provides high–quality legal services to his clients. He was always good in studies and passed his college at the top of his class. Over the years, he has gained immense experience that has allowed him to help his clients with their cases.

Ricardo Tosto has gained mastery in the legal skills and has provided several legal mechanisms along with some smart solutions to the legal community as a whole. The entire legal system has benefitted from this eminent personality. For his abilities and exceptional skills, many people consider him to be an entrepreneur in the field of law. His exceptional style in the courtroom and excellent negotiation abilities make him one of the finest lawyers of Brazil but in the whole of Latin America. He has expertise in corporate law and business law and is known to have provided legal services to some of the high – profile individuals and institutional clients.

How Wild Ark Inspired my Lowcountry Adventure

I recently made a connection with Wild Ark (http://wildark.com/our-story/), an incredible and visionary company that introduced me to the idea of eco-friendly travel. The company was created by a truly inspiring husband and wife duo with the goal of encouraging others to visit different areas of our planet and immerse themselves with nature, while focusing on sustainability and protecting our world for generations to come.

 

The excursions offered by Wild Ark were truly wonderful, Alaskan adventures, African trips and many more that would be the experience of a lifetime.

 

As a college student, these are out of my realm for now. However, I did make a recent trip to Edisto Island, South Carolina and decided I would try, in my own way, to make it an eco-travel trip.

 

While many of my friends took spring break in Charleston’s Folly beach for beachy sun and fun, I chose the more secluded Edisto Island that is full of rich history and incredible Lowcountry scenery.

 

I made a point to find an eco-friendly destination and found a series of small cabins in a state park that backed right up to one of the tidal marshes. My first night was incredible. Always staying in a hotel or house on these trips, I felt so close to the nature and thought deeply of all that this marsh had seen through its years of existence. It was absolutely thrilling to know I could open my window and see sights and sounds I had never truly seen before.

 

The next day, I set out to explore the gorgeous marshes and swamplands of the lowcountry through a kayak and rafting tour – rafting for some of swamps with more critters and shallower waters.

 

It was truly the best views of a lifetime. I found an experienced guide that specialized in discussing the nature, animals and plants of the region, rather than just a sightseeing our. He taught us about the rich history of the Gullah people in the area, how food had been gathered from these marshes over the years and how those traditions are still alive today.

 

Needless to say, I am now a true believer in eco-tourism and hope to one day take a Wild Ark adventure!

 

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How Richard Smith Uses His Expertise To Guide Securus’ Telecommunication And Business Operatives

Richard (Rick) Smith is the brains behind Securus’ rapid growth over the last few years. Recently, Securus has earned an increase in positive reviews from inmates and families who enjoy their video call application and fast customer services. Additionally, prison staff often praise Securus’ technology that helps them in curbing ongoing criminal activities within the jail facilities. Most recently, one investigator reported that by using Securus phone tapping equipment’s, they were able to unearth a huge amount of illegal money and end a drug operation in the community. These technological advancements by Securus came after the recruitment of Rick Smith in the firm in 2008.

Rick Smith has extensive knowledge and experience in business operations and telecommunication which he earned from school and multiple jobs. He pursued an undergraduate in engineering from the State University of New York and advanced to acquire a master’s degree in the same. He earned an electrical engineering degree from Rochester University, and a master’s in business administration from the same institution.

Read more: http://bitsylink.com/2017/04/21/rick-smith-helping-securus-technologies-serve-the-corrections-industry/

Rick began his career working for Global Crossing in 1972. After sixteen years of serving in various posts such as the controller, director of business development and chief information officer, he proceeded to join Midwest Operations. He was the vice president of the from between 1997 and 1998, after which he earned a promotion to be the president. In 1998, Rick became a chief financial officer at Eschelon Telecom in 1998 until 2000. He was sworn in as the chief operating officer and president in 2000 and as the chief executive officer in 2003.Under his management, Eschelon increased its revenue from $30 million to $400 million, gained a CAGR of 48 percent, an EBITDA of $80 million and made the first public offering in 2005.

In June 2008, Rick Smith joined Securus as chief executive officer and president. In January, he joined the firm’s board as chairman. Rick makes major business decisions and manages the overall direction of the company’s technological advancements. During his tenure, Securus has battled allegations against its proven technical efficiency by releasing detailed reports of their operations and setting up exhibitions for anyone interested in affirming their claims. Currently, Securus has the leading VOIP corrections calling forum and a call center manned by the firm’s technical staff and available in over 2000 facilities. Analysis indicates that the business performs 600 percent better than their competitors. Read more articles at Fox34.com.

Richard Smith is the director of Securus council of members and serves on the boards of Integra Telecom Limited and Eschelon Telecom Incorporation. He stated that his firm values the security of inmates and the community and has an undeterred dedication to providing efficient advanced communications solutions. Securus holds patents worth $600 million and investments in varied industries such as property and technology.