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Betsy DeVos started off her assignment as Education Secretary in the Trump Administration with an awkward confrontation with the Senate. Her school-choice ideology did not sit well with a section of the Senate during her hearings, neither did her responses inspire total confidence. Worse, she may have also faced opposition from colleagues at Washington in her first tasks. Despite this, she has handled herself gracefully and has kept calm when handling the media.

Her experience at Washington should not fool anyone. Betsy is a seasoned and tactful worker. Born into the wealthy Prince family in 1958, she grew up in Michigan. Her family is known for funding Republican initiatives, so is her husband, Dick DeVos who was a gubernatorial candidate with the Republican party in 2006. The DeVos family of four children is also renown for sponsoring political causes mostly on education reform through their foundation and the Great Lakes Education Project which they founded. Her political endeavors in Michigan are well known, more so as an advocate for educational-choice movement. In her home turf, she is known to be relentless in pushing for adoption of charter schools. For decades, she has fought to have legislation of education reform policies to allow public funding of education in privately owned schools.

Betsy’s advocacy efforts have seen her hold posts as chair in both American Federation for Children and Alliance for School Choice. Detroit’s high number of charter schools has been attributed to her educational reform crusade. She is renown for putting all her weight behind causes she believes in and has in the past sponsored groups she is affiliated with to resist legislation that tries to regulate the education sector, especially on issues touching on school choice. It is perhaps because of her relentlessness that she served as a Michigan Republican Party chair.

Opponents of Betsy have all reason to be uneasy because with her current position comes an opportunity to push for country-wide reforms on educational-choice.

The general feeling is that Betsy is in foreign waters at Washington. However, her current state is only a temporary situation if her historical record is anything to go by. So far, she has gotten down to work and has already made several tours to charter schools, notably in Miami, a clear sign that she will not be backing down on her reform agenda. She is expected to make inroads and push for the fulfillment of her agenda at Washington.

 

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Hussain Sajwani has publicly voiced expanding DAMAC’s existing property building presence into Asia. China especially, has been rapidly expanding it’s middle class citizenry, and Hussain would love to build more DAMAC properties to fill that need. Mr. Sajwani’s company already has properties in many major business cities such as: Dubai, London, and Beirut and properties for many of the Chinese citizenry would expand Hussain’s already huge property management empire.

Mr. Sajwani actually started in the business world with his catering service. Starting as a very small service, Hussain’s catering service now has about 200 active contracts and the company serves over 150,000 meals daily. His catering company services army camps and five star hotels alike. The company also specializes in camp management and company supply. It was in the 90’s that Hussain Sajwani saw a need for more hotel housing properties in Dubai due to the influx of people coming for business opportunities. By 2002 Hussain’s property business “DAMAC” was born and quickly became one of the biggest property managers and builders in the Middle East. DAMAC now employs over 2,000 people from 77 nationalities.

It is that ethic diversity that makes DAMAC such a solid company to work for as Mr. Sajwani listens to every staff members opinion and input on the state of the company. Hussain does not involve himself or DAMAC with the world’s political intrigues and only gets involved if politics effects his businesses. In this way Hussain is able to make small changes as is necessary to the company’s survival. Mr. Hussain Sajwani also values education and encourages study and new strategies and ideas to be brought forth from his staff. When the company went public, it forced the staff and Mr. Sajwani to be completely transparent in business operations. Hussain Sajwani stated that it was one of the hardest but best things he has done for the company’s welfare.

To read more about DAMAC and Hussain Sajwani, please click the link here.

Extra source: https://arabic.arabianbusiness.com/special-reports/376577/22

Holding companies in the United States are known for their high profits and a huge number of clients. One of the most well-known holding companies in the United States is the Southridge Capital. The company managed to build their diversified investments and holdings through the years that they have been operating, and they are also known for managing their operations well. The financial firm transformed to accommodate a huge number of services that they offer to their clients, but the majority of those who are seeking their assistance came from the small-sized and the middle-sized companies. These companies are seeking assistance from the Southridge to get their hands on financial funding, and most of the time, their requests are approved, using it to grow their businesses.

 

 

The small and the middle market have always commended the holding firm for providing a chance for these businesses to grow. Without the funding that the Southridge Capital provides, these businesses would never be able to thrive. Another source of income for the company would be their global investments that began back in the year 1996. More than $1.8 billion worth of investments were attributed to the company, and according to their chief executive officer, Stephen Hicks, it is a necessary movement so that many businesses around the world would be able to enjoy the assistance from the Southridge Capital. Multiple partnerships began to take place, and the business partners that have signed with the company experienced the greatest improvement. For more details you can visit their twitter account.

 

 

The Southridge Capital continues to invite more business people to join and invest with them. Stephen Hicks also said that the company will now be signing more partnership contracts with different companies coming from various industries. One of the most recent businesses that signed a contract with them was the Dallas-based Elite Data Services Inc. The company is known for their software programs and other applications that will benefit the company. Additionally, the clients who have been working with the Southridge Capital will be experiencing technological changes within their company, and the software programs that will be developed by the Elite Data Services Inc. would help these businesses grow further. You can visit bloomberg.com for more information.

 

 

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Gareth Henry is no stranger to discrimination, and he had to leave his homeland of Jamaica. It got so bad that his life was threatened. He made the headlines when he was brutally beaten in front of a mob of 200 people who would do nothing to help. He was leader for the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and Gays, also known as J-Flag. He took over the position of leader after Brian Williamson, the previous leader, had been stabbed to death.

Because of all the threats, he ended up fleeing to Canada where he now resides. He’s a social worker and gay rights activist who has also petitioned to bring a legal challenge against his former home of Jamaica.

Gareth Henry has lost 13 of his friends and had to identify a few of their bodies. He suffered an injustice, but complaints to the Jamaican Ministry of Justice fell on deaf ears.

It is incredible what many people go through on a daily basis because of their sexual preferences. Many have even been forced to live in the sewers or in cemeteries just to stay alive, and that is no way to live. Gareth Henry was able to escape with his life, but he would have most likely ended up dead if he had stayed. Gareth Henry realized that he was a target and he had to get out before it was too late.

Gareth Henry is a volunteer at the Rainbow Railroad where he is helping others to escape their persecution and even death. He is also an advocate for HIV/AIDS, and he has already helped many to escape from the persecution.

Gareth Henry was born in St. Mary’s and his father was not in the picture. His mother was in her teens when she had him, and he was raised mostly by his aunt and grandmother. He has a modest upbringing, and when he was in his teens he had feelings for the same sex, but he had to keep it quite. He is not alone, and many other young men have been through similar experiences.

Kluger Kaplan’s Estate’s & Trust Litigation Practice Group is a successful law firm that is spearheaded by Bruce Katzen as the chairman. He studied at the University of Miami Law School and practices as an attorney mainly in three areas, which consist of Estate and Trust Litigation, Business Litigation, and Security Litigation. He has a strong background in accounting and has therefore taken a keen interest in financial fraud and probate cases.

 

With many years of experience in the legal field, Bruce has now specialized in guardianship disputes, and litigation of probate and trust too. He also practices in commercial litigation that includes corporate matters, securities, stockbroker liability, FiNRA arbitrations, and accountant’s liability. Over the years, Bruce has been recognized and awarded by various institutions particularly for his work in the areas concerning franchise disputes, financial fraud, guardianship, probate and trust disputes, company purchase and sale disputes and life insurance coverage disputes.

 

With a background in certified public accounting, Katzen is able to handle the probate and complex cases that are presented by his clients. He can have a deeper comprehension of these issues, precisely examine both the witnesses and experts and zealously advance the position of his clients in any case or dispute. Bruce Katzen does not only deliver for his clients; he has a passion that drives him to immerse himself in their cases and deliver a winning argument, facts, pieces of evidence and procedures by crafting a winning strategy.

 

Recently, The Best Lawyers in America recognized Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen, & Levine for their excellence and expertise in legal matters in the 2019 edition. Bruce Katzen was intrigued by the award and appreciates being recognized in such a competitive field. He enjoys working in his office which is located at 201 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.

OSI Food Solutions may not be grouped with famous American Food companies like Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, or McDonald’s, but they have been in existence for 100 plus years. OSI Food Solutions has also received many industry awards for its achievements.

OSI Food Solutions is an American company that is located in Aurora, Illinois. OSI has been in the food business since 1909. Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant, started a small meat shop to serve the local townspeople in Oak Park, Illinois.

Over the early years, Kolschowsky’s meat store began to grow in family size and sales, so he decided to rename his firm in 1928, to Otto & Sons, Inc. The current CEO of OSI Industries, Sheldon Lavin became a crucial part of Otto & Sons in the 1970s after making some very important business deals with Kolschowsky and his family. The company’s name changed to OSI Industries from Otto & Sons in the same year that Sheldon Lavin gained control of the company.

OSI sells many different varieties of foods like fish, meat, specialty-dough, mayonnaise, poultry, vegetables, vegetable-based products, and other brands. OSI serves many key stakeholders — both domestically and internationally — as part of our customer base.

OSI Food Solutions was ranked 58th in 2016 for all private U.S. food companies. Forbes.com published many statistics about OSI. Since beginning as a small meat company in the early 1900s, OSI made over 6 billion dollars in sales in 2016.

Over the years, there have been many important executives that CEO, Sheldon Levin has relied on to continue driving a successful food company like OSI. Some of these staffers include David McDonald, who is the COO and President, and Sherry DeMeulenaere. She is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior VP at OSI.

And by having astute executives like Sheldon Lavin at the helm for sixty years, one should expect the company to accomplish many more important things. There is an ample reason why OSI Industries continues to be a success story, both domestically as well as globally — it’s because of their great team of executives, subsidiary companies and employees. OSI is a firm that believes firmly in the idea of inclusion for its employees considering that it is a global company.

Over the years, OSI has been recognized for service. In 2016, they received accolades for their company work with a Globe of Honour award. To know more about the company click here.

Ryan Seacrest has made a living from hosting and producing. From American Idol to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation he maintains a busy schedule. His other current jobs include On Air with Ryan Seacrest, American Top 40, Morning Drive and Live with Kelly and Ryan. He received Emmy Award nominations from 2004 to 2013 and 2016, for his work on American Idol. He received an Emmy for his work on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which Jamie Oliver investigated the high levels of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States. A topic which is close to Seacrest, since he was overweight growing up in Dunwoody, Georgia. Dunwoody resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Food Revolution aired from 2010 to 2011.

Seacrest maintains a commitment to losing weight and staying in shape, because he remembers during his high school years being teased by fellow students for obesity. He maintains an intense plan by detoxing and food cleansing. He is mostly vegan, but does work out to allow himself to eat desirable food.

The early career of Ryan Seacrest includes hosting on ESPN and children’s programming, such as Gladiators 2000 (1994), Wild Animal Games (1995) and Click (1997). He transitioned to the Ryan Seacrest for The Ride Home, which he hosted and produced in Los Angeles. From 2001 to 2002, he hosted the radio talk show Live from the Lounge. In 2002, he was the first host of American Idol. The show auditions contestants across America by singing and a chance for a record deal. In 2003, he was named to People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

Seacrest started his foundation in 2010. The foundation has eight locations in hospitals across America. He is also on the board of trustees for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) attended the University of Georgia, where he received an honorary doctorate in 2016. He has one child, a son. Follow Seacrest on Instagram.

Ryan Seacrest Distinction: https://www.ryanseacrestdistinction.com/

Ara Chackerian is a businessperson from San Francisco California who has earned a brand in the business world and in the activities involved in giving back to the community. A lot of work done by Chackerian is aimed at helping the community. He has spent most of his working years in the healthcare sector with an experience of many decades making a connection between health services and technology. In the Bay area, Chackerian participates in various board sittings. Besides healthcare, Chackerian has an interest in youth development and environmental conservation activities. An example of the environmental events that he is involved in is the Limonapa Teak farm in Nicaragua. Limonapa applies the agricultural activities, which are friendly to the environment.

 

Additionally, these activities are aimed at enhancing instead of spoiling the environment. Besides conserving the environment, the farm is a source of hundreds of good-paying employment opportunities for the people living in the locality. Checkout their twitter account for more info.

The businessperson has a new venture called TMS Health Solutions. Ara Chackerian points out that he together with his business partner for a long time felt the need to use their expertise in another way. They thought of coming up with radiology centers for outpatient diagnosis in other areas of the health sector. He adds that it took them ten years to set up a chain of these centers in the Northern part of California. Chackerian admits that one of their provider partners of a long time advised them to scrutinize the space meant for outpatient psychiatry. By extension, the partner emphasized that there was a need to have a well-equipped center for treating trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, a type of depressive disorder.  You can visit arachackerian.com to see more.

Ara Chackerian is General Partner of Limonapa Teak, which based in San Fransisco, California in the United States of America. He is also a Director of TMS Health since 2016. He founded Embion/Provider Links and BMC Diagnostics. Other companies he sat in the Board of Directors include Nor Luce since 2010 and PipelineRx from 2010 where he was also the Chairman. Chackerian studied in the Florida University where he earned a degree in marketing and business management in 1991.

 

Reference: https://vimeo.com/arachackerian

 

The majority of adults in the United States now have access to cell phones, so it is no surprise that products and services are now being tailored so that they can be accessed by the use of technology. One such technology-based service that is being designed by Dr. Mark McKenna is known as OVME. Dr. Mark McKenna learned early on while still attending medical school at Tulane University, that he would have to combine his business knowledge with his medical background in order to create services that would not only help him become successful but would change the face the of the cosmetic industry. Dr. Mark McKenna has proven that he is able to combine all of his expertise with the development of OVME.

 

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Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars throughout the year on cosmetic services. The development of OVME is now giving even more patients access to cosmetic services. OVME is a website and app that allows patients to explore what aesthetic and wellness treatment options are available for them. Patients can connect with practitioners in their areas and can even complete a video consultation through the website or app. These services can then be scheduled at a time that is convenient for the patient and at a location that the consumer and the practitioner agree on. In some circumstances, the patient may even be able to have the aesthetic services completed in the comfortable setting of their own home.

The OVME platform that Dr. Mark McKenna has designed will benefit both doctors and patients alike. Doctors will have more chances to reach new customers and change their lives for the better and new consumers who otherwise would not be able to receive aesthetic services due to scheduling conflicts will be able to schedule services that are convenient for them. For everyone involved, OVME is a great resource for the aesthetic industry.

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The Brazilian agribusiness is enjoying a period of steady growth and development thanks to greater production rates than ever before and an evolving and increasingly interconnected world. Overseeing the rapid changes going on is a man named Flavio Maluf, who is one of the country’s foremost captains of the industry. Maluf is the president of Eucatex, a giant of agribusiness that was founded in 1951. Learn more at mundodomarketing.com about Flavio Maluf

As the head of a large business that is responsible for utilizing Brazil’s natural forest resources, one would assume that Maluf is not interested in sustainability and the environment. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Flavio Maluf and his company are at the forefront of maintaining standards to ensure that the region preserves the environment as best as it possibly can.

If you go to the company website, there are entires pages dedicated to explainEucatex’s mission to preserve the natural environment. From the heavy usage of recycled materials to entire programs designed to provide care for the natural surroundings, it is clear that Maluf and his people take stewardship of the Earth very seriously.

With China on the rise as a global consumer and the ever-present needs of the European Union, Brazil has more opportunity than ever to expand their agribusiness. More business means more money and more money means more opportunity to pull the country into a bright new future for its people.

Yet as positive as all of this is, men like Flavio Maluf understand that progress must be approached in a responsible and sustainable way. After all, a reckless use of resources will only result in future struggles. With the management aid of the Secretariat of International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil is pushing forward while keeping an eye on all of the important things already established.

Connect: https://br.linkedin.com/in/flavio-maluf-172147b3

 

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