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OSI Industries is one of the top Food companies that specialize in value addition and custom food services. OSI Industries has been around for several decades. The company has developed its management strategies to enable it to monitor the food supply chain right from the point of supply to the outlet where the customers access the food products. OSI Industries has over 65 outlets in 17 countries across the globe. It has recently embarked on an expansion mission that has seen it purchase some of the main food companies in Europe. It has invested vast resources in increasing its capacity by putting up several processing plants.

Notable Developments at OSI

Prior to purchasing Flagship Europe, OSI Industries had bought the Tyson Foods plant located in Chicago. The Chicago plant is strategically located near another of OSI’s outlets. It is located on a vast expanse of land covering over 20, 000 square kilometers. OSI Industries’s management says that the Tyson Foods Plant will enable it to increase its production capacity for both local customers and for overseas orders. The group also recently put up a 17 million Euros chicken processing plant in Toledo.

Flagship Europe

Now, OSI has closed in on Flagship Europe. Officials on both sides say that the deal has been sealed and that it is for the common good of both entities. OSI has also built a name in Europe. In 2015, the group was awarded the prestigious Globe of Honour by the British authorities for its efforts in environmental conservation. It was one of the only 13 companies across the globe to have qualified for the award. Flagship Europe is the main supplier of frozen poultry, pies; sous vide products, mayonnaise dressings and sauces in the UK. The purchase of Flagship Europe complements the main business areas that OSI is preoccupied with. The acquisition comes after Flagship Europe had also sealed a deal in which it purchased Calder Foods. Calder Foods specializes in the supply of fillings for sandwiches, sauces mayonnaise, dips, and marinades. According to Russel Maddock, the Chief Executive Officer of Flagship Europe, the deal has opened vast doors to expand business for the two companies. He notes that Flagship Europe can now access a lot more resources to boost its operations. He observes that the deal has also allowed them access to new clients in new markets. He concludes that the business deal is within the efforts to improve customer services and experiences. On its part, OSI management through David McDonald is quick to confirm that acquiring Flagship Europe has increased its market presence in Europe.

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The 2018 Midterms are going to be one of the most important political events in the history of the United States. The United States government is unabashedly in shambles now as both parties try to survive the wave of dangerous populism and ineptitude that is Donald Trump. As such, more and more political activists are looking to the 2018 Midterms as a chance to win over seats in order to help their party.

End Citizens United operates as a political action committee that was established in order to be a grassroots PAC for the average American voter. The team at ECU has been single-minded in their focus of supporting candidates who are willing to thumb their nose at corporate money in order to fight for campaign finance reform. End Citizens United has highlighted several key figures in the coming races that they seem to have immense belief in.

End Citizens United was founded by President Tiffany Muller in order to help create a political environment that was conducive to repealing the 2010 Supreme Court Decision regarding Citizens United, a conservative think-tank that was focused on introducing legislation that would help corporate lobbyists flood Washington D.C. with dark money used to pay off legislators. Since the 2010 SCOTUS decision, there has been a remarkable decline in the quality of discourse between all major political parties and it is, in large part, to blame for the election of Donald Trump.

Fortunately, progressive candidates are getting on board to fight off dark money by first refusing to accept any during their election campaigns. As it stands right now, a recent FEC report revealed that 16 politicians endorsed by End Citizens United have out-earned their corporate-owned, Republican rivals. Tiffany Muller was quick to put out a statement that championed the hard work that their teams have been doing in terms of spreading the word regarding campaign finance reform. Muller went on to say that her political endorsements represented a new era of candidates who are willing to push Big Money out of the political door and instead listen to the will of the American voter instead.

One of End Citizens United’s most striking victories was with Conor Lamb who won Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional Seat. Lamb appealed to voters on both sides of the political aisle due to his willingness to refuse all corporate donations during his campaigning. Hopefully, this outlines a new form of progress for politics in general.

As a youngster coming up on a farm in Iowa, David McDonald loved agriculture and biology. When he enrolled at Iowa State University, he combined those interests and earned a degree in animal science in 1987. McDonald was then hired by the food processing company the OSI Group. The company had just begun its transition from focusing on providing meat for supermarkets in Illinois where it had been based since its founding in the early 20th Century to becoming a company with dreams and aspirations of becoming involved in the global food services industry. David McDonald would help to make that dream a reality.

At Iowa State University, David McDonald had been an excellent student. He won the prestigious Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award at the school. When he moved on to the OSI Group, McDonald used his knowledge, training and natural intelligence to help the company to grow. He helped to design new food products to meet the dietary needs of people of diverse cultures in the countries into which the OSI Group expanded. He was able to skillfully work with government officials and agencies as well as local producers to ensure the company had everything it needed to succeed and grow.

Even when issues with infrastructure, worker relations, technology or local consumers came up, David McDonald was able to quickly address them and help keep the company flowing smoothly. Over the course of 20 years, McDonald helped the OSI Group build 10 food processing facilities in China, grow their customer base into tens of millions of people and secure an arrangement to provide Western fast food companies in China with meat, dough and vegetable products. David McDonald also played an important role in helping the company get an increased presence in Europe through the acquisition of Baho Foods and Flagship Europe.

When David McDonald first joined the OSI Group, he was a project manager. Over the years, he has received promotions that gave him increased levels of responsibility. McDonald has handled each succeeding position so well that he worked his way all the up to become president and Chief Operating Officer. He now plays a vital role in the company’s continued growth. David McDonald is a perfect example of what is possible when a person focuses their time, talent and energy on doing their best. He has gone from an entry-level position to become a company leader.

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The George W. Bushi Presidential Center has become a top attraction in Houston, Texas. They host many events have become part of the national discussion when it comes to government policies. The museum section details the Bush Presidency and contains many artifacts such as a piece taken from the World Trade Center. There is also an interactive theater called Decision Points Theater where guests are exposed to what it is like to have to make very weighty real-time decisions during an unfolding crisis. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.

The other big part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center is their Engage series. This series is sponsored by a local investment firm, Highland Capital Management. The executives of Highland Capital kicked off 2018 by endowing $10 million that will be used to grow the Engage series of events. This was in addition to the $5 million they have given this center since 2012. President Jim Dondero of Highland Capital Management said that he and the other executives of his company recognize the importance of people engaging in discussions about policy issues and he is happy his company is part of the effort to expand this. Visit highlandcap.com to know more.

Highland Capital Management’s endowment is already being put to great use. An event coming up on May 9th is called “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management – The Lazarus Effect, 15 Years Later”. The tickets to this event, which will be held at 6:30 pm, is priced at $40 each. This event will cover the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that Bush had signed into law when serving as president.

PEPFAR is credited with helping 13.3 million people, many in Africa, who receive antiretroviral therapies which keep them alive. When writing about this program Bush wrote that it brought people back from the dead and made them healthy and productive people once again.

There were a number of panelists at this Highland Capital Management event. This included Dr. Agnes Binagwhao who is the Rwandan Minister of Health. Dr. Mark Dybul, an Ambassador, was also a panelist as well as other such as Dr. Paul Farmer of Partner in Health.

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Internet entrepeneur Jason Hope is one of the people who has invested the most in the concept of anti-aging technology. With an initial grant of $500,000, he helped jump-start an organization called SENS, which is a medical research organization focused on addressing the root causes of aging. They believe that, through their research, they can greatly extend the length and quality of human life, to which I can say….it’s about time!

If human beings spent half as much time working on this issue as we spend working on new ways to kill each other, we would all live to be a thousand. Just a thought. Apparently, Jason Hope has a similar attitude, as he says that he considers this work to be essential to the advancement of medicine. He went on to state that they are not just important: they are the future. Assuming that SENS is able to meet their goals, this would literally be true. Jason Hope Helps Push Anti-Aging Efforts Forward

The organization has been working on ways to stop or reverse the hardening of arteries often seen in aging. To put it in simple terms, the arteries are made up of cells, and those cells are held in place by proteins. These proteins are themselves held together by molecular bonds. As a person ages, those molecular bonds often multiply and cause the arteries to become hard and brittle. This degradation of the arteries is one of the most critical factors of the aging process. Jason Hope’s Hard Line Stance on the Internet of Things

Growing up in Tempe, Arizona, Jason Hope attended Arizona State University, where he received a degree in finance. He also attended the W.P. Carey School Of Business (Also at ASU), from which he received an MBA. He has made his living as a successful investor, and also described himself as a “futurist”. When you look at the kinds of things he has invested in, you can see why. The technology of the future is obviously where this man puts his money, and that doesn’t seem like a bad bet to make. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging

We can only hope that such research will continue, and that there will continue to be people of vision to support it. Apart from his support of SENS, Jason Hope also runs a grant program that literally anyone can apply for. All you need is a good business idea. He has helped a lot of startup entrepeneurs to get their ideas off the ground, offering grants anywhere from $500 to $5000. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000

Peter Briger got hitched with Fortress Investment Group in 2002, after a fruitful career of fifteen years at Goldman Sachs and Co. Since Fortress Investment Group had plans to expand from the private equity venture, Peter Briger is accountable in heading the debt securities and real estate businesses team of Fortress. Currently, he is the company’s principal and a Co-Chairman of the board.

The personal prosperity Peter Briger enjoys are the fruits of his labor and skill in trading assets that nobody is interested in – dealing in distressed debt is his specialty.

During his stint with Goldman Sachs and Co., Briger, Mark McGoldrick and others formed a group called Special Situations Group. The team’s business deals were quite private and guarded, for which they became famous for, since whatever ventures they had at that time were remarkably profitable as it became the major source of profits for Goldman Sachs ever since its inception in 1997 under the tutelage and tenure of Peter Briger and his group.

Peter Briger’s business ability was put in full display during his time with the Special Situations Group of Goldman Sachs. The group engaged in various deals such as procuring a power plant in Britain, acquiring a commercial aircraft, purchasing an alcohol beverage company in South Korea, funding troubled mortgages in Japan, buying and selling cars in Thailand, etc. The tactic was to get the asset that was no longer of interest to the owners because it is no longer a good source of income. And there are various reasons why such assets fall from favor, like because of economic and political issues among others.

What the group will do is that they will maintain the assets they have procured at a bargain price and wait for the right opportunity wherein the markets would become sound and stable; then they would sell the said assets at a higher price yielding a big gain in the process. Basically, it is procuring at a low price and selling at a higher one – while this scheme may sound simple, it takes a high class business sense to be able to pull it off since the transactions are puzzling and secretive at most. However, Peter Briger and his team were able to pull it off.

To prove that Goldman Sachs is really benefitting from the Special Situations Group, Mark McGoldrick another co-founder left Golden Sachs because he claims that the $70 million salary grade he is given annually is a small change to the income he brings in for Goldman.

Still after having profitable career at Goldman Sachs and joining Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger is still successfully bringing in the big cash into Fortress when he and his team were able to amass $4.7 billion for the Fortress Opportunities Fund IV, which is literally 87% of profits gained by Fortress within the current quarter of the year.

At present, aside from his business at Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger is a Board Member with the Central Park Conservancy, Global Fund for Children, Special Surgery Hospital, and the Investment Company of the Princeton University.

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Clay Hutson isn’t what people think of when they think of the Music Industry. He is the person who considers the Artist’s thoughts and Feelings when they put a production together. He is well known inside the industry for the beautiful and unique experiences he brings to the Audiences.

Mr. Hutson has a background in Theatre Design and Technical Production, which he earned a Bachelor Degree in from Central Michigan University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Since 1999 He has been a Production Manager working with Getagrip Touring and a VP of Production with Ronin Event Creative. He started his own Production Company when he saw an opportunity as the Company he was working for had difficulties during the Recession. He has worked with various artists like Prince, Jennifer Nettles, Kanye West, Guns N’ Rose, Pink, Garbage, and Kid Rock.

When he is working on productions he likes to have his day planned out to keep his focus, especially when on the road. He is known to work from Sun-rise to Sun-set on productions. Being productive is a key for him and his crew. This extends beyond when he is Managing a Shows Stage, but when he is working out ideas for an Artist’s event. For him it isn’t only about what spectacles he can achieve, but all the details both on and off stage.

To create some of the experiences he draws on his experience and looks to new advances in live venue technology. He comments that the lights are still big and bright, but now they weigh half as much. So he is able to move and put them in places like never before. He is excited about how video is becoming a new exciting field when it comes to the events. Something that was so limited to only certain venues is rapidly becoming a new tool in his expansive skill it.

Mr. Hutson is definitely a behind the scenes influencer in the Music Industry. He is not an Artist, Writer, or a Producer, but his effect on the industry doesn’t go without notice. He may not get a lot of recognition by the public, but they know when he is here. If you want to know more about him, check out his interview with Business Advice at the link below. Learn more: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8799240/

An Interview with Music Producer, Clay Hutson

 

Investment opportunities help customers make the best choices with their finances. Not many people know how to make the most out of investment opportunities, though. Fortress Investment Group has taken their time to give customers an idea of what they can do to invest their money the right way. They don’t just tell their customers where to invest their money, but they tell them where they need to invest it so they can learn about it. They want to teach customers how to find a great investment opportunity so they can invest on their own in the future instead of relying on someone else to do it.

Fortress Investment Group makes investing a positive experience for all their customers. They want their customers to know there are other opportunities they can use and things will continue to get better for them. It all goes back to the right way to operate as a company. Fortress Investment Group knows how to operate the right way. They do their best job to give positive experiences to all the customers they have. It helps them grow and helps customers grow so they can make more money than what they did in the past.

Social media is a huge part of the Fortress Investment Group brand. They use social media to share information about the company and to connect with all their customers. They are confident in the abilities they have with social media. The company has spent a long time trying to make sure they can help people through social media. Fortress Investment Group has always done their best to give people an idea of who they are through social media. By doing this, they prepare to show people what will happen when they do things the right way.

The brand continues to grow as Fortress Investment Group keeps adding more customers. They know what it will take to give people the best options for investing. There are other ways they can grow, but investing has allowed them the chance to make more money for all their customers. They have always done what they can to show customers there will be more of it if they invest right way. Customers consistently see how Fortress Investment Group is growing portfolios. They want to make sure people realize they are doing a great job no matter what other companies around them are doing.

Even though Softbank acquired Fortress Investment Group, customers will not see a lot of changes. In fact, they will see the company stay the same because that is what they focus on doing. Softbank is giving Fortress Investment Group the chance to be independent. Their independence will help them maintain their identity as a brand. Even though they are now backed by Softbank, they want to stay their own company. Fortress Investment Group hopes to continue thriving under the Softbank company and chose this path because they knew it would be a strategic business decision that would help them in the future.

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